THANK YOU Mudders - The LS Swap is Done!

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Thanks to everyone that talked me off the ledge about 3 weeks ago, and kept me from selling my 80. If you remember, I got screwed by a local shop and the project was waaay over due and I was running out of options. I had offers from y'all from Florida, to Texas to send my rig down and get it finished. Thanks to everyone for those offers! Thanks to @cruisermatt for the frantic phone call for the advice (it was dead on right!). Thanks also to Eric Berg, and the many others that reached out on FB.

I was blessed with finding a local hot rod shop that was HIGHLY recommended. I took the risk, and man I am so thankful! Thanks to @davint24 for the VERY high quality work!!! And welcome to the Land Cruiser family. I heard rumors he may be expanding his operations here in East Tennessee to offer these swaps.

Anyway, thank you again everyone! Here are some pics!!!

Scott


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Nice, can you post some details of the build? Engine, trans, adapter? Thanks...
 
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Nice, can you post some details of the build? Engine, trans, adapter? Thanks...
5.3l LY5 out of a 2008 SIlverado. 4L80e trans. Went with Mark's Adapter
 

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Wow, that build looks “meaty”. ;)
 

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Dang man. I guess I missed when you were “on the ledge”. You’re definitely going to be glad you stepped backwards!
 
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Dang man. I guess I missed when you were “on the ledge”. You’re definitely going to be glad you stepped backwards!
Yeah man I posted the unfinished project here for $20k and wanted to be done with it. Tonight I'm driving in V8 luxury, enjoying every second of it.
 
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I’ve been PT for like 11 years. Before the swap. Honestly, it’s all I know. I can’t imagine not being able to spin the tires😁

P/T is just so convenient. Especially if you tear something up in the front axle.
 
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Dang, we just moved from Knoxville, Scott County isn’t too far. I would’ve LOVED to see this in person, it’s beautiful!
Thanks!!!
 
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Happy you got your finished. It sure looks great. Who ended up finishing the work?
@davint24 - a local fabricator/modder/genius. I think he will be offering these swaps at his shop in the near future.
 
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5.3l LY5 out of a 2008 SIlverado. 4L80e trans. Went with Mark's Adapter
Good call on the 80 series slushbox. There's nothing "wrong" with the 60 series per se, but I've had a Tahoe or a Yukon for 20 years and I've always started having transmission issues around 125k with basically soccer mom style usage. I just think the 60 series isn't robust enough to deal with LS power and heavy SUV weight. They'll get you through the warranty period but they're a ticking timebomb after that.
 

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Good call on the 80 series slushbox. There's nothing "wrong" with the 60 series per se, but I've had a Tahoe or a Yukon for 20 years and I've always started having transmission issues around 125k with basically soccer mom style usage. I just think the 60 series isn't robust enough to deal with LS power and heavy SUV weight. They'll get you through the warranty period but they're a ticking timebomb after that.
Minimal (and nearly free) mods can cure this. The 4l60 gets a lot of unnecessary hate. But yeah, the 80 is more stout.
 

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