bal. 3/7 photos Re: Syncro to the cape "old telegraph track"


 

These are photos of Rudi driving his twin diff locked Syncro across the Pascoe River on a diversion we took on the way to the Cape. The rest of us decided to double back the I think 160kms and go round the long way. Rudi is a very competent and mechanically aware driver of a well prepared van with 16" wheels and a/t tyres but I reckon he was close to the Syncro's limits as he scrambled for traction on the other side. I leave it for your judgement on whether you would have tackled it without any difflocks. It gave rise to that classic understatement by Rudi when he was stopped by a Landcruiser going the opposite way further up the track. Toyota driver " So you can get through this way to the main road?"  Rudi : "Well I had no trouble going through in the Kombi!". I would have loved to seen the Toyota driver's face when he was at the top of that track going down to the river.  
Incidentally the Trakka T5 I have on order comes as standard with an electronic diff lock on the front axle and the mechanical rear diff. was a $1290 option. The 4 motion option was also a lot cheaper than our Syncro option but you don't get the granny gear and other upgrades that make the T3 unique. Will be interested how much more flexible the Mk4 Haldex system is which is said to allow solely front or solely rear or even solely 1 wheel to do the driving according to how the sensors assess the best source of traction.
Cheers
Roger
Melbourne
From: Peter Farrer <profpinz@westnet.com.au>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, 27 July 2012 7:08 PM
Subject: RE: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Syncro to the cape "old telegraph track"

 
> But is a diff lock worth $7000?

Every bit, if you're stuck in the bush somewhere without one.
 
Fortunately my vehicle came stock with three  8-))
 
Peter.
 
From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of plander@optusnet.com.au
Sent: Friday, 27 July 2012 5:07 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Syncro to the cape "old telegraph track"
 
 
But is a diff lock worth $7000?

> Alison & Bruce Black <
href="mailto:royalb%40aapt.net.au" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" ymailto="mailto:royalb%40aapt.net.au">mailto:royalb%40aapt.net.au> wrote:
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> Some of you may remember that I contacted a "dreadful disease" called
> "DIFFLOCK ENVY" at the first Batemans Bay/Shallow crossing event.
> Well I've still got it and it doesn't look it will ever be cured,
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> On 27/07/2012, at 2:12 PM, Ken Garratt wrote:
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> > Scott,
> > Forget about going bush to try the attributes of a difflock. Close
> > to home in urban area on a minimal slope, I went to move with one
> > side on bitumen, the other side on wet dirt/grass. Front and rear
> > wheels spun on dirt side. I was going nowhere. Engaged the
> > difflock, it took me forward and out, disengaged the difflock ...
> > on
my way. Who would want a syncro with no difflock?
> > Cheers.
> > Ken
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> > To: mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com
> > From: mailto:spbconsulting%40bigpond.com
> > Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:15:47 +1000
> > Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Syncro to the cape "old
> > telegraph track"
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> > I tested my diff-lock at a mates place who has 2 acres near me and
> > he had some dirt mounds in a paddock.
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> > I tried the syncro without the locker to find lots of wheel spin
> > and a need to do it at a much faster speed that I would like.
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> > Then tried
with the diff-lock activated and I could crawl over
> > without any wheel spin.
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> > As Mark said - you can take it much easier on the syncro with the
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> > I love mine.
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> > Skot
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> > On 27/07/2012 11:06 AM, mark wrote:
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> > I went down my regular track to the beach on the weekend. Halfway
> > through went for the difflock
> > but not working ?! That meant I had to charge some deep ruts to get
> > through. Just made it.
> > In fact if the track hadn't been graded since the last visit I
> > doubt I would have made it.
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> > Give me a difflock any day. Makes it a lot easier on the bus.
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> > Mark
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> > --- In
ymailto="mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com">mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com, Ken Garratt
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> > > Les,So on the occasion when a wheel on each axle is spinning ...
> > trust me, this does happen ... what's a stock standard syncro to do
> > then?
> > > I just love my rear difflock.
> > > Ken
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> > > To: mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com
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> > > [mailto:mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com] On
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> > > Hey boys I just made it up to cape York in my Syncro
> > > driving the old telegraph track. Stock standard no lockers the
> > only thing not
> > > factory are the all terrain tires I will try and put up some
> > photos and vidios
> > > of me going down gunshot creek vertical and all the creek
> > crossings and 4wding.
> > > From now on if
anyone thinks a Syncro can't keep up with and
> > OUTPERFORM Nissan
> > > patrols and hiluxs show tham these photos and vids cheers.
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