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Old October 30th, 2016, 09:52 PM
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my god that is f'in awesome. I've got the exact same steering wheel. Only difference is I have the TMDTuning.com slimline hub. Love to know which paddle shifter unit you used and which of the paddle shifter unit and dakota use the can bus interface. Man, if somehow both could go through the can bus that would be incredible.
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Old October 30th, 2016, 11:36 PM
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my god that is f'in awesome. I've got the exact same steering wheel. Only difference is I have the TMDTuning.com slimline hub. Love to know which paddle shifter unit you used and which of the paddle shifter unit and dakota use the can bus interface. Man, if somehow both could go through the can bus that would be incredible.


They used my harness with the BCM.


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Old October 30th, 2016, 11:56 PM
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Did you make smooth wing protection plates? Pretty slick! (Pun intended)
The real nugget is that your doing 45 mph barely above idle ;-) Very nice build!
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Old November 4th, 2016, 08:42 PM
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Nicks cat setup connected to a Borla cat back system. Rob said it was a great fit.

They also built a cross member

Sounds like it should be running before too long.
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Old November 6th, 2016, 01:59 AM
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Nice work on these builds.
I started a similar project with a Gen III in a D1 before finding this thread. Maybe the Gen IV will work for the second one.
I know there are some major differences between Gen III and IV, but I expecting some of my open questions have been dealt with by others.
My build is a 2005 4.8 for a 1994, 5 spd, D1.
Here's some pics of the mock up in my 106 hybrid.

I saw some conversations in the thread about making the factory tach in a classic work. Is this just reprogramming of the engine ECU, or something else?
Did it work?
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Old November 6th, 2016, 02:05 AM
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Dave, please see if they can make additional cross members. I'm currently running without one temporarily until I can have one fabbed up.
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Old November 6th, 2016, 09:23 AM
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Dave, please see if they can make additional cross members. I'm currently running without one temporarily until I can have one fabbed up.
It would be best to contact Rob @ SWR directly and see if he will make an additional one for you.

SWR Automotive | Rover Repairs | Albuquerque, NM
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Old November 8th, 2016, 12:48 PM
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I've started mounting some of my gauges in my new binnacle and one thing that I am noticing is a difference in newness between the VDO gauges and the original fuel / voltage / speedometer gauges. My old speedometer is in KPH and considering my inability to calculate conversions on the spot, especially since I drive through two 20 mph school zones every day, I thought it might be a good idea to change out the speedo (and the rest) to VDO. One ticket would cover the cost of all of the VDO gauges I would need. What would be involved with this considering the old gauge is cable driven and I believe the VDO vision gauge has an electronic input. Gracias
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Old November 8th, 2016, 01:02 PM
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What would be involved with this considering the old gauge is cable driven and I believe the VDO vision gauge has an electronic input. Gracias
Lots of threads around. Best option, IMO, is to use the VSS from the TD5 era trucks, part number YBE100530
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Old November 8th, 2016, 03:13 PM
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So, that will work on my lt230? It says 98' and after. Then just wire it to the new speedo...
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Old November 8th, 2016, 03:39 PM
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Old November 8th, 2016, 03:45 PM
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Thanks everyone..
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Old November 8th, 2016, 03:51 PM
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So, that will work on my lt230? It says 98' and after. Then just wire it to the new speedo...
Yes. All Defenders have an LT230. Before 98, ROW Defenders used a cable driven speedometer. It is a hall effect sender and there are threads on here with wiring information. Just search for the sender part number.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 03:53 PM
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Thank you nick for all your help! Finally getting to deliver the truck to its new owner today... Cross your fingers!!! With nicks help we where able to ad paddle shifters and cruise control, the Dakota digital is well worth the $$$, allowing you to view all the major vitals and is super easy to install(if you know what your doing) thanks again the truck came out great.
Normally I hate that hood. On a truck with an LS I like it a lot.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 07:13 PM
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I went to pick up the heads from the '95 D1 I'm restoring for my nephew, and got chatting with the machinist. He told me about the following websites for the LS motors;

LT1 Swap

Howell Engine Developments, Inc.

He told me that to eliminate the cylinder deactivation system on the LS series, you need a blanking plate, new lifters and a cam from a previous generation engine. Has anyone done this?

My 5.3 LC9 came without any ancillaries. I've scoured the web & looked at Jegs & Summit, they sell everything I need but not as a kit, and I have no idea what the part numbers should be. Anyone had any luck with this? I keep hoping the local wrecking yard will get a rig in with a clean LC9 so I can strip it, but I live in BFE so nothing yet. I priced it all new- just over $2k. Not bad, but the only thing I really want to be new is the alternator. Thoughts?

Really looking forward to having 315bhp!

Cheers,

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Old November 9th, 2016, 09:06 PM
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Ash removed AFM on mine. Hopefully he sees this and chimes in but off memory he had to replace a bent push rod, all of the lifters and install a new oil pan.
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Old November 9th, 2016, 09:11 PM
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Most people just disable the feature in the computer.


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Old November 9th, 2016, 10:50 PM
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Paul,

Check out the buy & sell on LS1Tech.com - GM LS Performance Forum usually plenty of accessory drive parts available.

Good luck !
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Old November 12th, 2016, 06:12 PM
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Trans Cooler Mounting

I'm trying to figure out where best to place the transmission cooler and figured someone had a great solution. Would someone mind posting a photo of where/how they mounted theirs?
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Old November 13th, 2016, 01:01 PM
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What are people doing for the fuel level sensor in non NAS tank applications?

I have the U.K. Side saddle tank.

From my reading you can trick the computer with a resistor not sure what style, size or where it goes.

Any other options? Mod the tank to fit the stock GM fuel level sensor? Or??
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