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Old 12-09-2012, 09:43 AM   #21
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I also write for a magazine. Dear Penthouse, this one time in a Toyota Landcruiser built in the 1950s...

I'm sorry but I missed the point of this thread.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:51 AM   #22
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:14 AM   #24
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Not exactly sure. I think they're working on February or March, but I tend to focus on my deadline, and this one's a quick turnaround.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #29
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This guy would be perfect.

The ideal shopping list being:
Imported w463 chassis
Mercedes OM606A I6 diesel
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711.117, 711.113, or 711.660 6 Speed manual transmission

All that and you could have yourself a diesel manual 6 speed G-wagen perfect for some real off-roading, get's great gas mileage (see thread here for gearing anaylsis) that should get you in the mid 20's or higher highway mpg. With the Holset turbo that'll also up the power around 250-300hp, same as the 335d.

A great thread following a guy's restoration and buildup.
http://www.clubgwagen.com/forum/view...hp?f=18&t=2606


The pricetag of a typical imported 463 build with the om606 and 6 spd/ is about 40k, the hx35 turbo and engine stuff adds another $5k+.

Another thing I plan on doing .
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:31 PM   #30
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:17 PM   #32
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The problem is that's not a realistic swap, it would be incredibly difficult, meanwhile...



This guy would be perfect.

The ideal shopping list being:
Imported w463 chassis
Mercedes OM606A I6 diesel
Holset HX35 Turbo
Myna fuel pump
711.117, 711.113, or 711.660 6 Speed manual transmission

All that and you could have yourself a diesel manual 6 speed G-wagen perfect for some real off-roading, get's great gas mileage (see thread here for gearing anaylsis) that should get you in the mid 20's or higher highway mpg. With the Holset turbo that'll also up the power around 250-300hp, same as the 335d.

A great thread following a guy's restoration and buildup.
http://www.clubgwagen.com/forum/view...hp?f=18&t=2606


The pricetag of a typical imported 463 build with the om606 and 6 spd/ is about 40k, the hx35 turbo and engine stuff adds another $5k+.

Another thing I plan on doing .
An Evolve tuned 35d engine is pushing around 385hp and close to 600lb-ft of torque. They ain't close



http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=664797

And this place does some pretty crazy restorations and swaps, I bet they'd be up for it:

http://www.eastcoastrover.com
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An Evolve tuned 35d engine is pushing around 385hp and close to 600lb-ft of torque. They ain't close

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=664797

And this place does some pretty crazy restorations and swaps, I bet they'd be up for it:

http://www.eastcoastrover.com
Don't be an ass, I meant a stock 335d!

However if you want to play some horsepower wars, here's the dyno of a 606 taken much further.




I was just suggesting the 250-300hp range because you aren't compromising reliability and longevity to get to that power level, something which I would consider important in an off-road vehicle of this sort. I mean isn't the whole point of one of these things for going to desolate places where help isn't near?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #34
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Don't be an ass, I meant a stock 335d!

However if you want to play some horsepower wars, here's the dyno of a 606 taken much further.



I was just suggesting the 250-300hp range because you aren't compromising reliability and longevity to get to that power level, something which I would consider important in an off-road vehicle of this sort. I mean isn't the whole point of one of these things for going to desolate places where help isn't near?
Well... you did talk about basically custom building a truck off a chassis, and putting a non-stock Turbo on it. I don't think it was so unfair. And even if you were to go the max HP route, I assume that dyno is in crank HP? Doesn't look like a legitimate whp dyno plot so I'd assume...

Regardless you have unkown specs, less torque and a bit more horsepower. There's no telling what the 35d engine would do without it's emission system or with bigger turbos. I'm surprised it hasn't got more attention in that regard.

Now we are REALLY off topic.
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Well... you did talk about basically custom building a truck off a chassis, and putting a non-stock Turbo on it. I don't think it was so unfair. And even if you were to go the max HP route, I assume that dyno is in crank HP? Doesn't look like a legitimate whp dyno plot so I'd assume...

Regardless you have unkown specs, less torque and a bit more horsepower. There's no telling what the 35d engine would do without it's emission system or with bigger turbos. I'm surprised it hasn't got more attention in that regard.

Now we are REALLY off topic.
Honestly I just pulled up the first hx35 high horsepower dyno I could find, so I haven't a clue if that dyno is wheel or crank, and I'm too lazy to investigate it now. However, I do know that the 606 is consistently capable of of getting in to the 400+hp range.

It's also worth noting everything I've listed isn't custom at all. Aside from the turbo, all the components listed are OE Mercedes, and they're all plug and play, so it's much more of a refurbishment or reassembly than custom build. This is in direct contrast with any sort of bmw engine swap, see the MITe46 s54 swap for reference on that... The bmw ECU's are very dependent on a complete set of sensor inputs, making it a wiring nightmare. In addition to that, the N57 has never been fitted to a manual transmission, so your only option would be to use the auto transmissions they come with, which are once again very dependent on a complete set of sensor inputs (wheel speed will be a particularly big pain in the ass). I used to daily a 335d and loved it, but those engines don't take particularly well to transplantation!
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