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Santana LT85


Product Information

This covers the two types of LT85 as used in the V8 90 and 110 Defenders. Note V8 only, not PS10 4 Cyl.

We can supply both the Solid Case and Split Case Santana. Units are not supplied with a bellhousing, but can be on request.

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Video of a LT 85 being built.


Videos to show what each type of LT 85 comes with.


Video to show where to find the LT 85 serial number.


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Product Code: LT 85

Technical Information / FAQ's » (Click to Expand Collapse)

Whilst the LT85 is renown as a very strong gearbox, they are prone to two problems; premature wear of the 1-2 selector fork and premature wear in the 5 main bearings, this is due to the fact that the LT85 has helical gears which produce end thrust but the bearings are all ball bearings as opposed to taper roller bearings.

Some customers upgrade to the R 380 instead of fitting another LT85.  The suffix L R380 is similar in strength but is smoother to use and should last longer. A different diff lock linkage and hi/lo casting is required also you will need to trim a small section out of the seatbox but nothing too drastic.

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