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V8_110



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United Kingdom 1986 Defender 110 V8 Petrol CSW Corris Grey
Chevy engine to lr box?

Would a lt95/lt85 stand up 4.8 or 5.3 chevy LS engine which puts out about 300-330hp?

Post #666455 23rd Nov 2017 4:51pm
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GREENI



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Have a word with Dan at DT Engine solutions, he just stuck a 5.7 chevy in a Defender the last couple of weeks. instagram @v8_scumbag @green_lane_escapes

Post #666457 23rd Nov 2017 4:56pm
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V8_110



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thanks
will do

Post #666460 23rd Nov 2017 5:39pm
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miker



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I'm sure they would handle it, the question is for how long Laughing

Post #666534 23rd Nov 2017 10:21pm
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V8_110



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Probably not too long with the way I drive Very Happy

But it would be for my father who is a more relaxed driver and I think if it can stand up to 4.6's then a 4.8/5.3 shouldn't be much worse.

he loves the defender but wants a V8 burble to complete the package

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muddypaws



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England 2009 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SVX Station Wagon Santorini Black

Its the torque that kills the box.
My old cobra had a 5.0 RV8 putting out 360 lb/foot with an LT75 - never had any problems but then I was careful not to dump the clutch at 3k rpm - guess you'd not do that in a Landie anyway Shocked Richard

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Post #667463 28th Nov 2017 9:36am
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bankz5152



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+1 its not HP, its torque and shock loading that kills the tranny! The TX box should be up to the job though

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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

The Santana LT85 was always known as a strong 'box but the later R380 L suffix 'box is similar in terms of strength and better in pretty much every way. Darren

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Norton



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United Kingdom 1990 Defender 90 2.5 n/a Diesel ST Nato Green

I used to have a 5.7 chevy engine with an LT77 gearbox. Worked well but I was never sure how long it would last. Sold it but last heard it was still going

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