6 speed gearbox/transfer box (2.4 Puma) into 300tdi/Td5?

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6 speed gearbox/transfer box (2.4 Puma) into 300tdi/Td5?

Postby landroverway » Thu 05 Nov 2009 10:50 am

I'm interested in making this conversion, but any info from other LRO.com inmates is highly appreciated. also if there is an availability of the 6 speed gear/transfer boxes.

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Postby Ralph » Thu 05 Nov 2009 7:22 pm

very unlikely it'll fit the 300tdi, as it's a Ford gearbox not A LR made unit.
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Postby vougese39 » Thu 05 Nov 2009 9:26 pm

adptor plate would be required proberly modified propshafts as well you would be better off with a recon r380 and lt230 and a overdrive if you require a beter cruiser for economey or a disco t box apart from that i think the ratio's of the 6 speed almost equate to the r380 top gear
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Postby landroverway » Fri 06 Nov 2009 11:44 am

thanks for the input guys. i just a little wary about installing a GKN overdrive, or Roverdrive so i'm better off with a disco T/box, but would prefer the short ratios + 1 gear above that than the 5 longer (Disco t/box) method.

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Postby reb78 » Fri 06 Nov 2009 12:01 pm

I have a GKN and it works fine (at the mo). Ralph has one also and seems to like his from what he writes. Getting one might be your problem now. To be honest, i would be tempted by the RM unit if i wanted a new overdrive - its a lot of money though but at least they are in production, spares probably available and seem to have a reputation for being a lot 'stronger' than the GKN - you can use them in low ratio even (should you wish).
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Postby Ralph » Fri 06 Nov 2009 1:10 pm

reb78 wrote:I have a GKN and it works fine (at the mo). Ralph has one also and seems to like his from what he writes. Getting one might be your problem now. To be honest, i would be tempted by the RM unit if i wanted a new overdrive - its a lot of money though but at least they are in production, spares probably available and seem to have a reputation for being a lot 'stronger' than the GKN - you can use them in low ratio even (should you wish).



Correct my GKN is giving me great service, GKN parts/support is now part of the Devon4x4 range, the RM unit is a manually selected item like the old Fairy OD, the Payne unit [when it hiys the market] will be a elcetrically selected unit like the GKN is.
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