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Old July 6th, 2016, 07:25 PM
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A little on-topic motivation for those of you out there considering the conversion. I just did 1,000 miles on my latest build, most of which were highway. The truck just lugs right along at speed.

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Old July 6th, 2016, 07:45 PM
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Not sure if these old dogs should be runnin' that fast. Friggen awesome though!
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Old July 6th, 2016, 07:53 PM
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Yeah, I definitely wouldn't advise it in any truck that hasn't been run through top to bottom. This was a full nut and bolt build so everything is new and tight. I've been in some trucks that are downright scary over 50!

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Old July 6th, 2016, 08:18 PM
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A little on-topic motivation for those of you out there considering the conversion. I just did 1,000 miles on my latest build, most of which were highway. The truck just lugs right along at speed.

-Ash
Looks great Ash. What was your method for blacking out the chrome bezel?
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Old July 6th, 2016, 08:56 PM
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I just did 1,000 miles on my latest build, most of which were highway. The truck just lugs right along at speed.

-Ash
88mph @2600rpm? That's awesome.
What kind of gas mileage did you get?



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Old July 6th, 2016, 09:37 PM
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Are there any adapters currently available, I just dropped a sleeve on my 4.6 and would love a LS in it. Please let me know


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Old July 6th, 2016, 09:39 PM
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Are there any adapters currently available, I just dropped a sleeve on my 4.6 and would love a LS in it. Please let me know





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Yep, I have 12 left from this run.


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Old July 6th, 2016, 09:43 PM
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Awesome, when you have a free moment email me at rovers088@yahoo.com and we can touch base about this

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Old July 7th, 2016, 10:12 AM
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Looks great Ash. What was your method for blacking out the chrome bezel?
Bug the guys at Dakota enough and they'll send you a bezel that you can refinish on your own, then send back to them for assembly.

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88mph @2600rpm? That's awesome.
What kind of gas mileage did you get?



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Not the greatest. 11.8-12.0 with the few times I calculated it. I think it drops off fast after 70.

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Old July 7th, 2016, 10:47 AM
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Nick--PM sent. Please include me on the list for the current run, and I can pick up in SD in that's more convenient for you. Thanks, Michael
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Old July 7th, 2016, 07:12 PM
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I also think it needs a Interior/Exterior, Lighting/Electrical, Wheels/Tires, Engine, Brakes/Steering/Suspension, Transmission, Service/Maintenance, Custom Fabrication, Parts reviews sections broken out


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Old July 7th, 2016, 08:56 PM
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I would also like to get added to the list for an adapter if they aren't all spoken for! PM sent, Thanks, Jamie
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Old July 7th, 2016, 09:53 PM
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I agree, move all the LS build threads & tech into one place... Mods.... ?
I agree Andy. This thread has become unmanageable.

By the way, I got the Ashcroft dead pedal today. Looks way beefier than stock. THeir wider brake pedal should also work just great too.

------ Follow up post added July 7th, 2016 09:56 PM ------

Guys, that's my truck Ash did the conversion on. He did a great job. I'm going to post a vendor review in a couple of days after I've had a chance to detail the truck and take some pics. I just drove it from Orlando to Austin straight through with no problems. Still some final minor bugs to iron out but this thing is awesome.
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Old July 7th, 2016, 10:09 PM
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Well folks. Bit the bullet and bought myself an lmg out of a 2013 Sierra with 11k original miles. I figured since the whole front of my 110 is apart anyway, I might as well keep going in the opposite direction. Although this 70 some pages of thread gives me a headache with the info of what I have to do, I can't wait. Thanks "veterans" for making this process very supportive. If anyone is local in Austin that has an ls conversion, please pm me. I'm sure I will have plenty of questions through the process. Thanks
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Old July 7th, 2016, 10:22 PM
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Well folks. Bit the bullet and bought myself an lmg out of a 2013 Sierra with 11k original miles. I figured since the whole front of my 110 is apart anyway, I might as well keep going in the opposite direction. Although this 70 some pages of thread gives me a headache with the info of what I have to do, I can't wait. Thanks "veterans" for making this process very supportive. If anyone is local in Austin that has an ls conversion, please pm me. I'm sure I will have plenty of questions through the process. Thanks
The guy who posted above you is in Austin.
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Old July 8th, 2016, 08:19 AM
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I have 2016 Suburban rental.... is this engine compatible and is a week enough time to pull it? It due back next friday.
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Old July 8th, 2016, 02:40 PM
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Reminds me of that jackass movie when they rented the car, totaled it, then brought it back. You don't think they would notice if I rented a camaro, then pulled the headers off before I returned it?
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Old July 8th, 2016, 07:30 PM
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Old July 9th, 2016, 03:28 PM
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ok, question time... I've got the engine installed, adapter on, transfer case on, transfer/adapter mounts connected to frame, but when I went to reattach the drive shafts, they won't fit... I'm a bit perplexed. The front one is now a bit to long, and the rear is to short, even when pushing/pulling driveshafts. transfer case mounting brackets are slid all the way back, so its not that the whole drive train is to far forward. I used nicks jig when having everything welded together and everything seemed to line right up... except for this. um, help? lol

rear of the car is currently on jack stands, and i didn't mess with the front except for taking out, and reinstalling my steering box.

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Old July 9th, 2016, 04:05 PM
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front one is too long...back one too short... sure they aren't backwards ?
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