LS SWAP - Yeah... Really

Discussion in 'LR4' started by iSurfvilano, May 21, 2019.

  1. iSurfvilano

    iSurfvilano Full Access Member

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    If this new defender is not my cup of tea....I am going to be floating this LS3 swap option in a couple years. And with him being 2 hours away it makes it perfect.
     
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    Same...

    I have a hard time getting rid of cars even when I don't need them. I could see myself having a Defender(if it hits the mark) and keeping the LR4 and getting a swap done.

    It would be great to pair the ZF8HP70 transmission up to a V8 engine and get the best of both worlds and not have to listen to all the 2013ers out there. ;) Looks like it will handle up to 700 nm of torque(or 516 ft-lb) which should be just right for a NA LS3.

    I sure hope he has this on lock and is still doing them in 5 years or so when I would consider doing it. Still only at 40k miles and inside my warranty.
     
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    Excellent. We have a volunteer...
     
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    Now, the question I need answered: Can I fit a Cummins V8 diesel with the 8-speed gearbox? Maybe downsize to a V6....
    Get the reliability and lifetime of a diesel beast with the 8 gears comfort and hopefully the amazing terrain response...
     
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    Have him sign up here and post about it. :)
     
  6. djkaosone

    djkaosone '11 LR4 5.0L V8

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    Thats so cool dave k
     

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