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Old February 25th, 2016, 02:07 PM
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Can anyone who as successfully (or not) converted a RHD 110 weigh in on the project? I'm sufficiently informed with regards to gear box placement and the A/C issue. Aside from the compressor, is there linkage issues with everything being swung to the other side on a RHD? Or maybe while doing the engine conversion you just committed head over heels into a RHD to LHD swap also?

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Old February 25th, 2016, 02:52 PM
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Can anyone who as successfully (or not) converted a RHD 110 weigh in on the project? I'm sufficiently informed with regards to gear box placement and the A/C issue. Aside from the compressor, is there linkage issues with everything being swung to the other side on a RHD? Or maybe while doing the engine conversion you just committed head over heels into a RHD to LHD swap also?

Thx - Sam
So far so good on my RHD conversion. I am not finished yet but no issues other than the A/C compressor so far...I am building this beast for my Alaska truck so I had no problem getting rid of the A/C.

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Old February 25th, 2016, 04:47 PM
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Yes, read your build thread, that's an undertaking! I loved the 2" door gap you started with. You're a better man than I for taking it on. I'm in Texas, so I'd rather get rid of my steering wheel than my A/C
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Old February 26th, 2016, 04:19 PM
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Can anyone who as successfully (or not) converted a RHD 110 weigh in on the project? I'm sufficiently informed with regards to gear box placement and the A/C issue. Aside from the compressor, is there linkage issues with everything being swung to the other side on a RHD? Or maybe while doing the engine conversion you just committed head over heels into a RHD to LHD swap also?

Thx - Sam
My RHD Defender 90 is now driving if not finished (it really is very close!) I don't think I have come across any issues other then the need to use the Qwik Performance ancillary mounts...
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Old February 26th, 2016, 04:32 PM
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My RHD Defender 90 is now driving if not finished (it really is very close!) I don't think I have come across any issues other then the need to use the Qwik Performance ancillary mounts...
KWiK Performance, Inc. - Home ??

No bonnet clearance issues with the alt. swinging up to tension?
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Old February 26th, 2016, 05:07 PM
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Nope all good, its all much closer to the engine then the diagrams make it look. Detailed installation details on my build thread...

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...d-58134-3.html

I have actually lifted my engine up a little now which may mean the sedan alternator location would clear the LH chassis rail in its stock location but I'm happy with my setup so I'm not planing to investigate!
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Old February 29th, 2016, 08:25 PM
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Nick, sent you an email so I can purchase engine mounts etc.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 08:50 PM
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how did you get the tap shift working in the end? I've read back through most of the posts and there never seemed to be a conclusion as to what was needed (bcm or no bcm).


... and stupid question: can someone explain to me exactly how the tapshift works - do you need paddle shifter for it or do you just flick the switch and tap the shift lever up and down gears?
Sorry, rarely here so I missed the question.
Yes, the tap shift works in our conversion, via the trans. controller.
Yes, we used the Caddy shifter like phoenix37 pointed out as we wanted things with a "factory" look, but you can set it up with any kind of switch (or you can use paddle shifters or something fancy).
Pictures of it are on our Facebook page in the NAS 110 #11 album.

In our set up you move the shifter back from D into M, and then you select the gear you want with the thumb button on the side of the shifter. The shifter stays put, you just run the button.
It isn't like an Audi where you move the shifter to select "manual" gears (but depending on the shifter you use you could set something up like that. The controller just needs an electrical signal to change the gear.)
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Old February 29th, 2016, 09:06 PM
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Sorry, rarely here so I missed the question.
Yes, the tap shift works in our conversion, via the trans. controller.
Yes, we used the Caddy shifter like phoenix37 pointed out as we wanted things with a "factory" look, but you can set it up with any kind of switch (or you can use paddle shifters or something fancy).
Pictures of it are on our Facebook page in the NAS 110 #11 album.

In our set up you move the shifter back from D into M, and then you select the gear you want with the thumb button on the side of the shifter. The shifter stays put, you just run the button.
It isn't like an Audi where you move the shifter to select "manual" gears (but depending on the shifter you use you could set something up like that. The controller just needs an electrical signal to change the gear.)
Right. But, you have to run the Corvette OS in the TCM for pin 7 to work. And...you have to match the Corvette OS year to the OS in the ECM. (That is a limited number of model years that had the 6L80 and GenIV)

In addition, without the 4wd low input the trans shifting is rambunctious in low range. If you add the BCM you get cruise control, tap shifting, and backup lights. Then use a Silverado ECM OS for floor mounted transfer case shifter low signal and get proper low range shifting. (lighter throttle, softer shifting)
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Old February 29th, 2016, 09:30 PM
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Right. But, you have to run the Corvette OS in the TCM for pin 7 to work. And...you have to match the Corvette OS year to the OS in the ECM. (That is a limited number of model years that had the 6L80 and GenIV)

In addition, without the 4wd low input the trans shifting is rambunctious in low range. If you add the BCM you get cruise control, tap shifting, and backup lights. Then use a Silverado ECM OS for floor mounted transfer case shifter low signal and get proper low range shifting. (lighter throttle, softer shifting)
Yes, crap loads of ways to set things up, all depending on what you need (and in our case what the customer wants).
Low range shifting worked very well in our tests, and honestly the trucks we are building are not rock crawlers. I'd be surprised if #11 sees low range more than a few times in its life in Aspen. In our more road going set ups the tap shift is all we needed.
Back up lights were off the shifter. We didn't want cruise in that rig as everything is built to customer order (no cruise was desired).

The benefit of having lots of ways to go with GM stuff.
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First Drive

OMG, I got to take mine out for its first drive today and all I can say is wow. These things kick butt! The gear changes are seamless, the engine pulls like some kind of mad thing and 110 Km/h is almost instant. Obviously there are a few little gremlins to iron out and the interior needs finishing. Once the trans tunnel is sealed up and I get the dash wired in I will post some video. Most of all I would like to thank Nick for making this all possible

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Old March 7th, 2016, 10:47 PM
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I received the delivery schedule. The next run of adapters is due end of April. These will be cast, not billet. The billet housing was 12 lbs, the cast housing will be 3.2 lbs.
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I received the delivery schedule. The next run of adapters is due end of April. These will be cast, not billet. The billet housing was 12 lbs, the cast housing will be 3.2 lbs.
Your URL is dead ?

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Old March 9th, 2016, 01:31 PM
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Correct. I haven't launched the web site yet.
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Old March 15th, 2016, 05:31 AM
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Here is something you don't see everyday 😁
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Old March 15th, 2016, 09:55 AM
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LMAO!! Such a great clip! Literally the definition of "Eat My Dust!"
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wow...that was awesome, except for whoever was driving was just about to turn an epic video into an epic fail vid.

Be careful out there.
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Here is something you don't see everyday 😁
https://youtu.be/nWGpwQrBj9s
He drove by that Jeep very close...
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Old March 31st, 2016, 03:55 PM
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Nick, email & pm sent to purchase mounts. Let me know what else you need from me.
Thanks,
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 12:38 AM
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Forgive me if this was talked about here. I have read through all of this thread but don't recall seeing much about a tranny cooler for the auto. Is it necessary? If so what cooler are you running?

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