XD 300Tdi/R380 swap

Dave P

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Here’s my truck from start to 90% completion. Been about 1 year so far
 

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Dave P

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May 4, 2018
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Central MA
Thanks! I have actually registered and am now driving it. Last thing to be resolved is getting the cruise control parts to finish hooking that up.
 

Dave P

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Central MA
Thanks, I searched high and low and found an NOS Mantec in the box. Painted it AA Yellow to match the truck
 

robertf

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What elbow are you using on the filter canister?

and is that the hella battery disconnect I see off to the side?
 

Dave P

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The elbow immediately behind the air filter is disco 200Tdi, I needed it to clear the brake master, all because I didn’t the 300Tdi air box and Mantec raised air intake combination. The air cleaner is a Defender 300Tdi.

The battery shut off is a Durite, they call it the “Great Value Battery Isolator”. It has a removable key. I am going to finish installing it when I mount my Husky 8 later this fall.
 

robertf

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Are you going to try to keep the XD brushguard with the husky or do something else?
 

Dave P

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I don’t really know. For the Husky tray I have, I need to section the center out of the front bumper. I’d like to have some sort of brush bar, I just don’t know if they will all fit together
 

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Theres a couple versions of the husky tray out there. At least some of the “official” ones had 1/8” spacers between the tray and bumper. I think that could be enough to work if you removed it

you can kind of see it behind the frame rail in the pic
 

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robertf

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Nah, Im good. I just thought its be interesting to see one in front of the husky tray
 

Dave P

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I am running a set of 5.50x16 factory steel wheels, I think they are RRC5036 defender tubeless steel wheels. I mounted 7.50R16 BFG KM3 tires on it. They are a bit bigger than they say, measuring out to about 32” tall and a little over 8” wide.

i have finally been shaking down the truck this year and I need to do a little fender trimming because the rears rub a little when you slam down over an obstacle while fully loaded.

I have a new frame mount for the Husky that I need to section the front bumper for. It fits between the frame rails, tucking back far enough that I’ll need to trim the bottom of the grille.

I know some people don’t like it, but I am fitting a full safety devices expedition cage this winter. It has the full height cargo divider in back.

The 300Tdi has been good, I get about 420 miles on a full (factory) tank. And except for shredding a couple belts, it is a lot of fun. I had to align the pulleys on the PS pump and the tensioner for the main belt, and the tensioner for the ac belt was also a little out of alignment.
It has a boost pin but is otherwise stock.

The AC is really good and around town works awesome. With the AC on on the highway at 70-75 on the flats it is fine but on a long grade the temp climbs. If you cruise at 65, it doesn’t have a problem. A/C off, the temp never changes even when cruising around 80.
 
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rover rob

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i had the pleasure of seeing this truck in person this past weekend. the pictures doesn't do it justice. awesome truck and dave is a great guy.
 

Dave P

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Central MA
Dave, what air filter assembly/hoses did you use?
I ll have to double check but I think it was a Defender 300Tid air filter canister with the 300Tdi intake hose. To clear the brake master I used the outlet from a Discovery 200TDI air box. The 90 bend is a silicone hose from Pegasus Racing.