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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Nice try. It's certainly not broken, just thirsty...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Sorry guys, I'm here, just been a busy start to the year.

    So in December I took the landy to the dyno shop in East London (I believe the only one in town). The chap there is known for working on...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Jelo - everything makes perfect sense in hindsight. I wanted the Lexus at the time as I tow ski-boats with the landy to the Transkei and I wanted a bit of extra grunt. I did speak to some people...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Lost power and started smoking heavily on the way back from Lesotho. The initial "diagnosis" (if I can even call it that) was that it must be a ring failure. I decided based on that information at...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Thanks for the suggestion Clive - I do think it would be cheaper in the long run to send both down at once. It will also be easier to sell a set if it doesn't help me in my situation.

    Jelo -...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    From what I understand:

    Yes, my model Puma 110 has the P38 rear diff.

    The Ashcroft's website has a separate 4.10 R&P for the P38 and specifically states that you will need to use the 4.12 for...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    From a pricing perspective, the Ashcroft CW&P's are GPB500 shipped (about R9k) and add in some import duty and VAT, you're likely up to about R11.5k.

    I have been quoted a second hand transfer case...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    SO - had the Defender on the dyno yesterday. It was confirmed that it is running very rich at open throttle. The guy here has actually done a few Lexus conversions so I believe he knows a bit about...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Will be trying to get it on the dyno.

    I already have the front drive-shaft out as we took that out to try and see if that was perhaps a factor in the shudder I mentioned on pull off and also...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Ok, so that leaves me pondering all the previous discussion and suggestions regarding diff and TC gearing.

    I don't really know where to go to from here, there are not enough, if any, local (East...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    The problem is with the gearing/ratios as it is, any hint of an incline and I inevitably have to drop to third and run at high rev anyway to avoid dropping below 80km/hr... there is just no power...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Thanks for all the replies.

    So if a sum this up and understand correctly (and I could be way off base) - if I want to cruise comfortable at say 120km/h in final gear (5th), I need to be as close...
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Ok thanks. So looks like my only feasible option is to try find some 4.7:1 diffs - any suggestions on where to get locally if Ashcroft is not available in SA?
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    I should also mention I'm currently running 265/75R16's and somebody has suggested I go to a lower profile like 65 or 70 which may help - is there much merit in this?
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Can we get the Ashcroft CW&P in South Africa or do I have to import?
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    Defender Re: Defender 16 inch steel rims wanted

    Thanks Gary - where about is Blackheath though?
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    Defender Re: Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Thanks all for your replies. I'm currently only getting about 3.5 - 4km/l. My mechanic has done the conversion in his Colt and achieves an average of about 10km/l, so we estimated between 6-7km/l for...
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    Defender Defender V8 Lexus queries

    Hi guys - we are busy completing the V8 Lexus conversion (with the Lexus auto-box) in my 2007 110 and I have a couple of queries:

    1) We are currently getting some pretty poor fuel consumption...
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    Defender Defender 16 inch steel rims wanted

    Hi guys, looking for a set of 16 inch steel rims to fit Defender - anybody know where I can get (preferably in the Eastern Cape)?
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    Re: Defender 17/18 inch rims and tires

    Do you have somebody you could recommend to make some up, I'm in East London and workmanship, not to mention service standards, are not quite up to scratch here...
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    I've seen a number of beautiful landy's on here with black rims - I'm desperately looking for a set of 17/18 inch rims for 110 Defender, seem to be very hard to come by unless you get the wheel...
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    Re: Defender 17/18 inch rims and tires

    Adapters not cheap, that's for sure as I can't find any in SA. Cheapest I have seen is around 300GBP before shipping and customs duty charges...
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    Re: Defender 17/18 inch rims and tires

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I wasn't aware I could get an adapter that could modify the pcd, I'll look into that.
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    Re: Defender 17/18 inch rims and tires

    No, I think alloy is a must for me.
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    Re: Defender 17/18 inch rims and tires

    That's about the size I'd be looking at, struggling to find many 17 inch rim options though.
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    Defender 17/18 inch rims and tires

    Hi guys,

    what at complexities are there if any going to a 17 or 18 inch rim on a 110 Defender (2007 model). The vehicle has a 50mm lift and 30mm wheel spacers/adapters.

    im currently on 16 inch...
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    Sticky: Re: Post a photo of your Land Rover here please

    No place like the Transkei
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    Sticky: Re: Post a photo of your Land Rover here please

    Up in Hogsback
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    Sticky: Re: Post a photo of your Land Rover here please

    2007 Defender 110 with Lexus V8 conversion
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