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mcma1



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Wildcat V8 Install

Thought i would start a build thread on here to detail the LS3 install i am starting with Wildcat. Having spent the past few months discussing this with the owner i made the commitment over the weekend , and paid my deposit. The options are dead simple, 430hp LS3, GM 6 speed auto with the Wildcat Steering wheel/ paddles, new cooling system etc and full SS exhaust. They will also fit my full Twisted suspension and AP BBK racing kit and well as some upgrades to the steering. I have the boat booked to deliver the defender early next week.
I will keep the updates and pictures coming over the next month. Thumbs Up


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Admin note: this post has had its images recovered from a money grabbing photo hosting site and reinstated Mr. Green  Andy

2014 Fuji 110 SW LS3
https://www.defender2.net/forum/post751233.html#751233

2014 Corris 110 SW
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic40056.html


My old Xtech 90 build..
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic15681.html

LS3 V8 build...
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic49051.html

Post #561889 6th Sep 2016 3:39pm
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Inigo



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

Pretty!

Does that still keep a transfer box, 4 wheel drive and low range? Or will it just be a fast road defender?

Post #561891 6th Sep 2016 3:48pm
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mcma1



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All that remains... Andy

2014 Fuji 110 SW LS3
https://www.defender2.net/forum/post751233.html#751233

2014 Corris 110 SW
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic40056.html


My old Xtech 90 build..
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic15681.html

LS3 V8 build...
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic49051.html

Post #561895 6th Sep 2016 3:54pm
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Inigo



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

Smart. Should be unstoppable.

I see you are doing the brakes, are you staying with standard axles, half shafts and diffs?

Post #561899 6th Sep 2016 4:06pm
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mcma1



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For now yes, let things settle in. I will then speak to Ashcroft / Quaife perhaps about some options. Andy

2014 Fuji 110 SW LS3
https://www.defender2.net/forum/post751233.html#751233

2014 Corris 110 SW
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic40056.html


My old Xtech 90 build..
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic15681.html

LS3 V8 build...
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic49051.html


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Post #561901 6th Sep 2016 4:12pm
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pjb



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Really looking forward to this thread Thumbs Up

Pleased you have made the decision Bow down Defenderless

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toby9946



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Wow! Very jealous as this is on my wish list!

Looking forward to seeing the progress of this!

Also nice to hear it retains the transfer box.

Take it they don't do a manual option? -2015 Defender 90 XS Landmark-

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mcma1



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Completed lots of research, I am not ashamed to say I don't off road but I am using the defender day in day out and love it. I have always wanted the auto box and makes sense to do both together. Andy

2014 Fuji 110 SW LS3
https://www.defender2.net/forum/post751233.html#751233

2014 Corris 110 SW
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic40056.html


My old Xtech 90 build..
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic15681.html

LS3 V8 build...
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic49051.html

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mcma1



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toby9946 wrote:
Wow! Very jealous as this is on my wish list!

Looking forward to seeing the progress of this!

Also nice to hear it retains the transfer box.

Take it they don't do a manual option?


Pretty sure they have done in the earlier installs. Andy

2014 Fuji 110 SW LS3
https://www.defender2.net/forum/post751233.html#751233

2014 Corris 110 SW
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic40056.html


My old Xtech 90 build..
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic15681.html

LS3 V8 build...
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic49051.html

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toby9946



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I can understand the auto especially with the V8. As you say makes sense! -2015 Defender 90 XS Landmark-

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Can't wait to see this come together Very Happy Mr. Green Cool

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Now that looks good will be watching this through very jealous eyes Andy Bow down Thumbs Up

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Awesome, thanks for doing the thread, allows the rest of us to dream Thumbs Up

Also sent you a cheeky pm Bow down James
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Pulling up a chair for this one Cool Thumbs Up He who dies with the most toys...wins!

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