LX450 restore with LS3 swap questions (1 Viewer)

thatcabledude

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I have not heard of them before. Do you have great experience w them?
I just follow his builds on here. Easy to see he’s a stand up person and knows both platforms well. (LS based engines & cruisers) He’s also a supporting vendor of this forum. There’s a few supporting vendors on here that can do it.
 
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I just follow his builds on here. Easy to see he’s a stand up person and knows both platforms well. (LS based engines & cruisers) He’s also a supporting vendor of this forum. There’s a few supporting vendors on here that can do it.
I did some searches but could not find any of their builds. Can you send me a link/s? Thanks
 

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I did some searches but could not find any of their builds. Can you send me a link/s? Thanks



 

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Pacific Fab sells the harness/ECU for ~$1K. That's a good deal. They offer several options on the configuration that adds a few $$. Be sure to specify the 2WD trans. You remove the tail shaft and bolt up the adapter, which runs about $1,800 if I remember correctly.
Why 2WD tranny?
 

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Hold the phone. For those in CA, apparently the state in its wisdom has changed its mind and no longer allows e-rod swaps in 80s? WTH... :bang:
 
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Typically what is required for the adapter that marries the trans and Toyota t-case.
Didn't know that. Gotta be a way around it; TLC has done at least one full-time 4WD LS3/4L65E swap in an 80. Could be a total PITA to pull off though, I dunno...
 

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Didn't know that. Gotta be a way around it; TLC has done at least one full-time 4WD LS3/4L65E swap in an 80. Could be a total PITA to pull off though, I dunno...
Using a 2wd donor trans doesn’t make the finished product a “part-time” 4wd truck. The t-case is completely left stock. Full time stays full time.
 

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