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Old April 22nd, 2016, 04:19 AM
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For those whom have taken pictures of their progress, would you please post them? I may be the least qualified to attempt this conversion and a picture is worth a thousand dollars; actually more like eight thousand as that is what was quoted to me by my local shop to do the conversion.

Would anyone who has done this conversion like a free trip to Maui? It would come with a
bitch'n ride once were done
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 05:28 AM
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The L94(last gen Escalade) and L99(Camaro) are the same 6.2L long block. It's just a difference of intakes I think. I believe they are the same price and power rating. Turnkey uses a more aggressive tune than GM did so either way it will be 440 horsepower instead of 403 or 400. I went with the L94 in case I ever move to California. I work in tech so Silicon Valley is always a possibility should something compelling come up and San Diego is my favorite vacation spot and I'd love to surf twice a week instead of twice a year. In talking with Nick and Kolby at Turnkey, we went with the L94 because California wants a like to like engine swap. The Cadillac is a light truck as is the Defender but they might squawk about a Camaro which is a car. I also got the CA Y-pipe instead of the regular y-pipe. In the event I ever try to get certified in CA, my truck is close and won't require an engine or exhaust swap. There would be some evap stuff and possibly configuration of the air intake. This would all be stuff Nick and Kolby could take care of without too much re-engineering. The other thing if you go with turnkey is he knows which oil pan to include. Apparently the truck oil pan works better than the one for a car. Turnkey also knows the correct pulleys and other things specified by Nick. Turnkey has a beautiful facility in Oceanside, CA just north of San Diego. They aren't the cheapest option but I enjoyed working with them.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 03:49 PM
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I learn a lot from the pictures, helps me wrap my head around this build.

I already have a l94/6l80, ashcroft transfer case and Nicks kit. local shop wants 8000$ for installation labor so I am going to try an do it myself

I have a few question:

Any suggestions on which Magnaflow muffler to go with Nicks Magnaflow cats.

Can I put the motor, trans and transfer case in individually with a simple 2 ton hoist...thats all I have?

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Old April 22nd, 2016, 03:59 PM
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Going to install the CA y-pipe and then compare the location of the output compared to stock. Nick says the NRP cat back exhaust will fit with the CA y-pipe. No reason not to believe him but my shop as a stock NAS 1995 D90 so we can make 100% sure. ECR mentioned that the NRP works with the regular, non CA y-pipe and they had good results.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 04:21 PM
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Going to install the CA y-pipe and then compare the location of the output compared to stock. Nick says the NRP cat back exhaust will fit with the CA y-pipe. No reason not to believe him but my shop as a stock NAS 1995 D90 so we can make 100% sure. ECR mentioned that the NRP works with the regular, non CA y-pipe and they had good results.
Both Y-pipes exit at the same location. The stock location. You can use any cat-back. Stock or aftermarket.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 04:34 PM
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I learn a lot from the pictures, helps me wrap my head around this build.

I already have a l94/6l80, ashcroft transfer case and Nicks kit. local shop wants 8000$ for installation labor so I am going to try an do it myself

I have a few question:

Any suggestions on which Magnaflow muffler to go with Nicks Magnaflow cats.

Can I put the motor, trans and transfer case in individually with a simple 2 ton hoist...thats all I have?

Big Mahalo
I attached some more pics of mine. By absolutely no means am I an expert but hopefully these help. I will be at the shop on Monday. I can take more if you like. The Lokar transmission should be on.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 08:06 AM
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Hi Nick, If you read this please email me the Updated BOM with all the needed materials, or do so when you invoice me for the other parts/ ship out the adapter. Trying to get everything i need lined up.

Also Can someone elaborate on the TCase mounts needed for the RHD swap? Nick mentioned to me on the phone that the mounts from a D1 should be used instead of the defender, but I can't find any in the junkyard, don't have a part number for them, and am not actually sure why they have to be used. I re-read the whole thread, but still don't have any solid information.

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Old April 23rd, 2016, 08:13 AM
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Hi Nick, If you read this please email me the Updated BOM with all the needed materials, or do so when you invoice me for the other parts/ ship out the adapter. Trying to get everything i need lined up.

Also Can someone elaborate on the TCase mounts needed for the RHD swap? Nick mentioned to me on the phone that the mounts from a D1 should be used instead of the defender, but I can't find any in the junkyard, don't have a part number for them, and am not actually sure why they have to be used. I re-read the whole thread, but still don't have any solid information.

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Old April 23rd, 2016, 08:38 AM
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Thanks so much! How do these differ from the mounts that are already in and bolted to the lt230 though?
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 12:12 PM
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Thanks so much! How do these differ from the mounts that are already in and bolted to the lt230 though?
Which transmission do you have?
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 04:49 PM
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Ok I will buy a NRP cat back exhaust kit for a 88/110 from Rovers North.

Back to my second question- If I take the front middle grille and radiator out can I put the motor/trans/Tc inn in one piece with a simple 2 ton engine hoist. If its not possible can it be done in pieces? I am asking this question because I see everybody doing it in one shot with a huge lift tower.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 04:56 PM
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+1 for the second question ☝️
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 05:59 PM
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Back to my second question- If I take the front middle grille and radiator out can I put the motor/trans/Tc inn in one piece with a simple 2 ton engine hoist. If its not possible can it be done in pieces? I am asking this question because I see everybody doing it in one shot with a huge lift tower.
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 07:35 PM
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Which transmission do you have?

LT77. Or should be, it's behind an original 2.5td.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 01:31 AM
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LT77. Or should be, it's behind an original 2.5td.
Since you have manual, then you need the mounts as described in the BOM.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 09:17 AM
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yea, but I haven't gotten one of those...^ lol.

Besides connecting to the adapter, how do they actually differ, if they LT230 stays in the same place?
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Old April 24th, 2016, 12:55 PM
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yea, but I haven't gotten one of those...^ lol.

Besides connecting to the adapter, how do they actually differ, if they LT230 stays in the same place?
The side that is bolted to the transmission is different between the manual and auto transmissions, the adaptor is based off the ZF auto so needs the mounting brackets to suite. Crawl under your truck and you'll see what I mean.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 12:57 PM
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yea, but I haven't gotten one of those...^ lol.
If you are using Nick's adapter, then ask him for the BOM.....

If you are using some other adapter, they advice here will not be of use and this is the wrong thread.
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If you are using Nick's adapter, then ask him for the BOM.....

If you are using some other adapter, they advice here will not be of use and this is the wrong thread.
I've done that, haven't received a reply as of yet. It'd be nice it if was in the thread though, as there is really no info on the brackets in here.
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Old April 24th, 2016, 01:20 PM
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I've done that, haven't received a reply as of yet. It'd be nice it if was in the thread though, as there is really no info on the brackets in here.
Just emailed to you.
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