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Old 08-11-2018, 08:16 AM
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Newbie, LS3 into a MB 250GD ???


Just stumbled on this on bringatrailer but am looking to have it beefier. I have a Defender with an LC9 engine. This 250GD is gorgeous but I'm looking for some advise about the possibility of putting an LS3 inside. Figured this G forum has a bunch of DIY that this has been tried?

I contacted the seller, he's a nice guy it looks like that's what they do - restore these vintage Gwagons. his site is
bUT he said he's unwilling to do engine or tranny swap and will only sell it with OG powertrain.

can anyone point me in the right direction of a who might know more about this? as I understand, the Gwagon hasn't changed in bod or chassis since those years - so if the engine compartment is the same then SOMEONE must have tried to get an LS3 into one of the newer G550s and this should be even simpler as there's even less electronics on that older one to interfere with.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:43 AM
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