gowesty HR springs

Anyone tried these springs on their syncros? 2" lift and apparently they will never sag. I guess ultimately you loose some total spring travel compared to stock having more coils but it is more tempting than running seikels.. http://www.gowesty.com/library_article.php?id=1113
There is no such thing as a spring which will never sag. I still
remember early physics lessons when our professor explained how even
the weight of a butterfly can bend a long steel beam. Hard to see with
the naked eye but does happen. Think about a 100-300 pound human
sitting in your Syncro and imagine that coil spring is a long steel
rod. It will bend deflect and ultimately sag.

With that... I have a set of aforementioned GW springs. Prior to
installation, I test drove and rode a few Syncros with various
aftermarket springs. Ride is roughest on the Seikels. GW is about
middle range. Syncro.org springs felt smoother. springs. These were
all on the much heavier full-Westies. All used OME shocks/dampers.

I should add that my local installer said he had the most trouble
installing the GW springs. He has never installed Seikels before though.

As for losing spring travel it seems the effect is opposite. You get a
longer spring with more coils. The lift should net you more space
between the coils.

BenT
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On Aug 24, 2009, at 4:29 AM, "erikhoeflinger" <erikhoeflinger@hotmail.com
> wrote:

> Anyone tried these springs on their syncros? 2" lift and apparently
> they will never sag. I guess ultimately you loose some total spring
> travel compared to stock having more coils but it is more tempting
> than running seikels.. http://www.gowesty.com/library_article.php?id=1113
>
Aren't they for 2WD?



> erikhoeflinger <erikhoeflinger@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Anyone tried these springs on their syncros? 2" lift and apparently they
> will never sag. I guess ultimately you loose some total spring travel
> compared to stock having more coils but it is more tempting than running
> seikels.. http://www.gowesty.com/library_article.php?id=1113
GoWesty carries both 2wd & Syncro versions of their spring. They carry
aluminum balljoint spacers which they claim to be needed only in the
2wd version.

Most other Syncro specialists I chatted with in various parts of the
world seem to think the balljoint spacer will be necessary to keep the
suspension geometry close to stock. Since GW was selling their 12mm
(maybe 13mm) billet aluminum spacers for under $50 USD, I sprung for a
set an plan to install them soon.

I have seen others offer similar spacers for 2-3 tea the GW price.
Some fabricators went a step further by making custom A-arms with a
corrected angle mount for raised vehicles. Two such examples can be
found on John Wessels' "SyncroMog" which utilized stock bushings and
Burley Beveridge's Heim joint A-arms.


BenT

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On Aug 24, 2009, at 3:21 PM, plander@optusnet.com.au wrote:

> Aren't they for 2WD?
>
>
>
>> <@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Anyone tried these springs on their
On 25.08.2009, at 01:09, BenT Syncro wrote:

> GoWesty carries both 2wd & Syncro versions of their spring. They carry
> aluminum balljoint spacers which they claim to be needed only in the
> 2wd version.
>
> Most other Syncro specialists I chatted with in various parts of the
> world seem to think the balljoint spacer will be necessary to keep the
> suspension geometry close to stock.

Right, I also think that apart from longer shocks to compensate for
the loss of travel these spacers can not only get the geometry closer
to stock but protect the balljoints from breaking and the upper
control arms from hitting the springs! The parallel version can't
compensate for very much but seems to be better than nothing. There
are non-parallel variants but the mounting is not as convincing and
most certainly not easily overlooked upon technical inspection - a
major problem btw. for us over here :)

> Since GW was selling their 12mm
> (maybe 13mm) billet aluminum spacers for under $50 USD, I sprung for a
> set an plan to install them soon.

Price is indeed nice and I thought about ordering a set, too, but I
think it wouldn't make sense without ordering a set of springs, too,
which i can't afford right now, since all money is going into that TDi
conversion :) Seikel is far too stiff for my taste plus they seem to
have serious problems with giving in after a few thousand miles on
heavy vehicles.

> I have seen others offer similar spacers for 2-3 tea the GW price.
> Some fabricators went a step further by making custom A-arms with a
> corrected angle mount for raised vehicles. Two such examples can be
> found on John Wessels' "SyncroMog" which utilized stock bushings and
> Burley Beveridge's Heim joint A-arms.

Yes, seen them, but there is absolutely no way I could fit these in my
street legal vehicle. The next technical inspection would be my last.
One accident and I can grab my shoestrings and go to find myself a
nice tree... :)

Ciao,

Martin



>
>
> BenT
>
> Sent from my mobile device
>
> On Aug 24, 2009, at 3:21 PM, plander@optusnet.com.au wrote:
>
>> Aren't they for 2WD?
>>
>>
>>
>>> <@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Anyone tried these springs on their
>
>
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>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>



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Are the GW springs much stiffer than stock? Where can they be found? Until i found the HR springs I'd thought the only other options aside from having a custom set made up were seikels and the mildly stiffer springs available at van-cafe/syncro.org which don't really offer any lift over a new stock spring albeit the improved ride. I understand usable travel would not be decreased with longer HR springs just the suspensions total range of motion. Have also noticed companies offering spacers at 3 times cost.

The A-arms they make have their advantages utilizing the heim joint (no more squeeks either) but for the price many other upgrades could be bought.

Do old man emu shocks have enough travel to compensate for the lift or would shock extensions be in order?


To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: martin@easy2design.de
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 01:37:17 +0200
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] gowesty HR springs

 

On 25.08.2009, at 01:09, BenT Syncro wrote:

> GoWesty carries both 2wd & Syncro versions of their spring. They carry
> aluminum balljoint spacers which they claim to be needed only in the
> 2wd version.
>
> Most other Syncro specialists I chatted with in various parts of the
> world seem to think the balljoint spacer will be necessary to keep the
> suspension geometry close to stock.

Right, I also think that apart from longer shocks to compensate for
the loss of travel these spacers can not only get the geometry closer
to stock but protect the balljoints from breaking and the upper
control arms from hitting the springs! The parallel version can't
compensate for very much but seems to be better than nothing. There
are non-parallel variants but the mounting is not as convincing and
most certainly not easily overlooked upon technical inspection - a
major problem btw. for us over here :)

> Since GW was selling their 12mm
> (maybe 13mm) billet aluminum spacers for under $50 USD, I sprung for a
> set an plan to install them soon.

Price is indeed nice and I thought about ordering a set, too, but I
think it wouldn't make sense without ordering a set of springs, too,
which i can't afford right now, since all money is going into that TDi
conversion :) Seikel is far too stiff for my taste plus they seem to
have serious problems with giving in after a few thousand miles on
heavy vehicles.

> I have seen others offer similar spacers for 2-3 tea the GW price.
> Some fabricators went a step further by making custom A-arms with a
> corrected angle mount for raised vehicles. Two such examples can be
> found on John Wessels' "SyncroMog" which utilized stock bushings and
> Burley Beveridge's Heim joint A-arms.

Yes, seen them, but there is absolutely no way I could fit these in my
street legal vehicle. The next technical inspection would be my last.
One accident and I can grab my shoestrings and go to find myself a
nice tree... :)

Ciao,

Martin

>
>
> BenT
>
> Sent from my mobile device
>
> On Aug 24, 2009, at 3:21 PM, plander@optusnet. com.au wrote:
>
>> Aren't they for 2WD?
>>
>>
>>
>>> <@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Anyone tried these springs on their
>
>
> ------------ --------- --------- ------
>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>

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Martin , Please do keep us advised on your TDi conversion . . very interested at the moment as i believe im losing a battle with a sticky lifter in the 2.1.

Bart - Central Queensland. 


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I run the Go Westy springs on my syncro combined with Emu shocks.
The lift is a little too much with my vehicle as there's not enough
extension travel with these shocks.
Apparently I don't run a van that's heavy enough.
The realistic lift limit with these shocks is about 40mm.
Having said that, the ride is very good. Comfortable enough and much less dive under braking. No sag after a year of bashing. Camber is Ok, but my suspension guy said it was at the limit.
I wouldn't go for the spacers for legal reasons. I suspect you would
have trouble in event of an accident.
Also bear in mind lifting an old vehicle will show all the wear you didn't expect. CV joints, shocks, bushes.

Regards,

Mark

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "erikhoeflinger" <erikhoeflinger@...> wrote:
>
> Anyone tried these springs on their syncros? 2" lift and apparently they will never sag. I guess ultimately you loose some total spring travel compared to stock having more coils but it is more tempting than running seikels.. http://www.gowesty.com/library_article.php?id=1113
>
My syncro was lifted locally in Australia with re-set original springs, coil over adjustable base front Koni shocks and adjustable long travel rear Koni shocks about 10 years ago by Proven Products in Sydney just before my 235 x 75 x 15 tyres went on. It is a fairly heavy car being 1.8 Tonne without the camper interior (other than the seat).
 
After 10 years I cant really notice any sag but I only really used it 4wd ing for the first 5 years - then I had kids and all that fun stopped.
 
Cheers,
Scott
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: m.mullet
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:35 AM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: gowesty HR springs

 

I run the Go Westy springs on my syncro combined with Emu shocks.
The lift is a little too much with my vehicle as there's not enough
extension travel with these shocks.
Apparently I don't run a van that's heavy enough.
The realistic lift limit with these shocks is about 40mm.
Having said that, the ride is very good. Comfortable enough and much less dive under braking. No sag after a year of bashing. Camber is Ok, but my suspension guy said it was at the limit.
I wouldn't go for the spacers for legal reasons. I suspect you would
have trouble in event of an accident.
Also bear in mind lifting an old vehicle will show all the wear you didn't expect. CV joints, shocks, bushes.

Regards,

Mark

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com, "erikhoeflinger" <erikhoeflinger@ ...> wrote:
>
> Anyone tried these springs on their syncros? 2" lift and apparently they will never sag. I guess ultimately you loose some total spring travel compared to stock having more coils but it is more tempting than running seikels.. http://www.gowesty. com/library_ article.php? id=1113
>



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I would think my syncro being turned into a light-weight camper would suffer the same problems with topping out.  I'll just make up some shock extenders should I find topping out a problem once their fitted. Good to hear your happy with the springs. Nose diving is something I could do without. Oh and how much do a set of OME shocks set you back out of curiosity,cheers,erik


To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: m.mullet@yahoo.com.au
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:35:40 +0000
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: gowesty HR springs

 
I run the Go Westy springs on my syncro combined with Emu shocks.
The lift is a little too much with my vehicle as there's not enough
extension travel with these shocks.
Apparently I don't run a van that's heavy enough.
The realistic lift limit with these shocks is about 40mm.
Having said that, the ride is very good. Comfortable enough and much less dive under braking. No sag after a year of bashing. Camber is Ok, but my suspension guy said it was at the limit.
I wouldn't go for the spacers for legal reasons. I suspect you would
have trouble in event of an accident.
Also bear in mind lifting an old vehicle will show all the wear you didn't expect. CV joints, shocks, bushes.

Regards,

Mark

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com, "erikhoeflinger" <erikhoeflinger@ ...> wrote:
>
> Anyone tried these springs on their syncros? 2" lift and apparently they will never sag. I guess ultimately you loose some total spring travel compared to stock having more coils but it is more tempting than running seikels.. http://www.gowesty. com/library_ article.php? id=1113
>




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Central Queensland? Are you still up here?

Bruce

CQ


On 25/08/2009, at 10:49 PM, Bartley Olsen wrote:

 



Martin , Please do keep us advised on your TDi conversion . . very interested at the moment as i believe im losing a battle with a sticky lifter in the 2.1.

Bart - Central Queensland. 


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Hi Mate,
 
Just new at this,  kinda confused as to how the forum works and where to send info and questions.
 
Any way at random, can you help me? I have just purchased a 2.1 T3 Syncro and looking at lifting the van for more clearance.
 
Rims that may fit eg mags?  Can I do anything with the spare being in the back relocate to front or underside van? Springs blocks etc/
 
Thanks Brent


From: Bartley Olsen <bartleyolsen@yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 10:49:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] gowesty HR springs

 



Martin , Please do keep us advised on your TDi conversion . . very interested at the moment as i believe im losing a battle with a sticky lifter in the 2.1.

Bart - Central Queensland. 


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Brent,

 

You are up and running and on the forum.  

 

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Brent Warner
Sent: 26 August 2009 21:25
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia]

 

 

Hi Mate,

 

Just new at this,  kinda confused as to how the forum works and where to send info and questions.

 

Any way at random, can you help me? I have just purchased a 2.1 T3 Syncro and looking at lifting the van for more clearance.

 

Rims that may fit eg mags?  Can I do anything with the spare being in the back relocate to front or underside van? Springs blocks etc/

 

Thanks Brent

 


From: Bartley Olsen <bartleyolsen@ yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 10:49:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] gowesty HR springs

 



Martin , Please do keep us advised on your TDi conversion . . very interested at the moment as i believe im losing a battle with a sticky lifter in the 2.1.

Bart - Central Queensland . 

 


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Brent,

 

In fact, lifting the Syncro is a hot topic at the moment.  Start by reading back over the recent posts.

 

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Les_Harris
Sent: 26 August 2009 21:57
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia]

 

 

Brent,

 

You are up and running and on the forum.  

 

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Brent Warner
Sent: 26 August 2009 21:25
To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a]

 

 

Hi Mate,

 

Just new at this,  kinda confused as to how the forum works and where to send info and questions.

 

Any way at random, can you help me? I have just purchased a 2.1 T3 Syncro and looking at lifting the van for more clearance.

 

Rims that may fit eg mags?  Can I do anything with the spare being in the back relocate to front or underside van? Springs blocks etc/

 

Thanks Brent

 


From: Bartley Olsen <bartleyolsen@ yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 10:49:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] gowesty HR springs

 



Martin , Please do keep us advised on your TDi conversion . . very interested at the moment as i believe im losing a battle with a sticky lifter in the 2.1.

Bart - Central Queensland . 

 


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How do the 235 tyres perform? Gearing and rubbing on guards ?
I thought about them when I needed new tyres but stayed with 215/75/15.
Re your shock travel ,what's the measurement from centre hub to bottom of guard? Sorry if I'm making you work here.

Mark

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "Mr Scott Pitcher" <spbconsulting@...> wrote:
>
> My syncro was lifted locally in Australia with re-set original springs, coil over adjustable base front Koni shocks and adjustable long travel rear Koni shocks about 10 years ago by Proven Products in Sydney just before my 235 x 75 x 15 tyres went on. It is a fairly heavy car being 1.8 Tonne without the camper interior (other than the seat).
>
> After 10 years I cant really notice any sag but I only really used it 4wd ing for the first 5 years - then I had kids and all that fun stopped.
>
> Cheers,
> Scott
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: m.mullet
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:35 AM
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: gowesty HR springs
>
>
> I run the Go Westy springs on my syncro combined with Emu shocks.
> The lift is a little too much with my vehicle as there's not enough
> extension travel with these shocks.
> Apparently I don't run a van that's heavy enough.
> The realistic lift limit with these shocks is about 40mm.
> Having said that, the ride is very good. Comfortable enough and much less dive under braking. No sag after a year of bashing. Camber is Ok, but my suspension guy said it was at the limit.
> I wouldn't go for the spacers for legal reasons. I suspect you would
> have trouble in event of an accident.
> Also bear in mind lifting an old vehicle will show all the wear you didn't expect. CV joints, shocks, bushes.
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "erikhoeflinger" <erikhoeflinger@> wrote:
> >
> > Anyone tried these springs on their syncros? 2" lift and apparently they will never sag. I guess ultimately you loose some total spring travel compared to stock having more coils but it is more tempting than running seikels.. http://www.gowesty.com/library_article.php?id=1113
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>
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Hi Bruce.

Yes I live in rockhampton with my 89 rear locked syncro (currently with gordon at north rocky mechanical).  A friend of mine recently purchased a Dual Locked ex telstra window less panel syncro.  Are you the guy with the Blue diesel syncro? or the Yellow one always parked down Yepoon?

bart


From: Alison & Bruce Black <royalb@aapt.net.au>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 26 August, 2009 8:38:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] gowesty HR springs

 

Bart 


Central Queensland? Are you still up here?

Bruce

CQ


On 25/08/2009, at 10:49 PM, Bartley Olsen wrote:

 



Martin , Please do keep us advised on your TDi conversion . . very interested at the moment as i believe im losing a battle with a sticky lifter in the 2.1.

Bart - Central Queensland. 


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Bartley,

 

The Telecom vans generally did not come with diff locks but I have heard that there was a “supervisors” version that did.  It would be interesting to get the history of that one. 

 

If he hasn’t done so already, please persuade said mate to join the group.  If you can locate the owners of the others that you mention, do the same.

 

Les

 

PS:  Small point: it was Telecom that bought these vans.  Telstra did not exist then

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Bartley Olsen
Sent: 27 August 2009 12:01
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Central Queenslanders

 

 

Hi Bruce.

Yes I live in rockhampton with my 89 rear locked syncro (currently with gordon at north rocky mechanical).  A friend of mine recently purchased a Dual Locked ex telstra window less panel syncro.  Are you the guy with the Blue diesel syncro? or the Yellow one always parked down Yepoon?

bart

 


From: Alison & Bruce Black <royalb@aapt. net.au>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
Sent: Wednesday, 26 August, 2009 8:38:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] gowesty HR springs

 

Bart 

 

Central Queensland ? Are you still up here?

 

Bruce

 

CQ

 

 

On 25/08/2009, at 10:49 PM, Bartley Olsen wrote:



 

 



Martin , Please do keep us advised on your TDi conversion . . very interested at the moment as i believe im losing a battle with a sticky lifter in the 2.1.

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Bart
        I'm the one with the Blue Diesel. That fellow at Yeppoon had a maroon 2wd T3 and when I saw the Yellow syncro parked in his driveway I stopped and knocked on his door. At that time he didn't at all seem interested in the group or indeed that interested in other syncro owners at all. May have changed since then, that is a couple of years ago. 

I stopped for a very quick chat with you one night about 9pm at the information centre, I wasn't in the syncro, we will have to catch up some time.

Bruce


On 27/08/2009, at 12:00 PM, Bartley Olsen wrote:

 

Hi Bruce.

Yes I live in rockhampton with my 89 rear locked syncro (currently with gordon at north rocky mechanical).  A friend of mine recently purchased a Dual Locked ex telstra window less panel syncro.  Are you the guy with the Blue diesel syncro? or the Yellow one always parked down Yepoon?

bart


From: Alison & Bruce Black <royalb@aapt. net.au>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
Sent: Wednesday, 26 August, 2009 8:38:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] gowesty HR springs

 

Bart 


Central Queensland? Are you still up here?

Bruce

CQ


On 25/08/2009, at 10:49 PM, Bartley Olsen wrote:

 



Martin , Please do keep us advised on your TDi conversion . . very interested at the moment as i believe im losing a battle with a sticky lifter in the 2.1.

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Mark,
 
The 235's are great they don't rub at all and give me that slightly more masculine look. I don't think that 20mm in width makes much of a difference but as 75 sidewall number is a percentage of the width they are slightly taller than the 215's giving me slightly more clearance.
 
I have no idea what the shock travel is - I just asked for (actually the installer suggested) long travel Koni shocks.
 
When I get a chance I will measure the guard to centre hub distance.
 
My speedo reading is almost exact with my GPS speed reading - although I am never sure how accurate those GPS reading are and the gearing is great for highway - the car rolls along easily @ 110km/hr and will still climb any hill without slowing - I am sure the 6 Cyl 2.7L Subaru donk helps that though.
 
I wouldn't have gone with a 95hp motor pushing those big wheels - the 160hp is necessary in my opinion - but I have destroyed 1 gearbox to date and quite a few CV joints.
 
Cheers,
 
Scott
 
----- Original Message -----
From: m.mullet
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 1:24 AM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: gowesty HR springs

 

How do the 235 tyres perform? Gearing and rubbing on guards ?
I thought about them when I needed new tyres but stayed with 215/75/15.
Re your shock travel ,what's the measurement from centre hub to bottom of guard? Sorry if I'm making you work here.

Mark

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com, "Mr Scott Pitcher" <spbconsulting@ ...> wrote:
>
> My syncro was lifted locally in Australia with re-set original springs, coil over adjustable base front Koni shocks and adjustable long travel rear Koni shocks about 10 years ago by Proven Products in Sydney just before my 235 x 75 x 15 tyres went on. It is a fairly heavy car being 1.8 Tonne without the camper interior (other than the seat).
>
> After 10 years I cant really notice any sag but I only really used it 4wd ing for the first 5 years - then I had kids and all that fun stopped.
>
> Cheers,
> Scott
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: m.mullet
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 9:35 AM
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Re: gowesty HR springs
>
>
> I run the Go Westy springs on my syncro combined with Emu shocks.
> The lift is a little too much with my vehicle as there's not enough
> extension travel with these shocks.
> Apparently I don't run a van that's heavy enough.
> The realistic lift limit with these shocks is about 40mm.
> Having said that, the ride is very good. Comfortable enough and much less dive under braking. No sag after a year of bashing. Camber is Ok, but my suspension guy said it was at the limit.
> I wouldn't go for the spacers for legal reasons. I suspect you would
> have trouble in event of an accident.
> Also bear in mind lifting an old vehicle will show all the wear you didn't expect. CV joints, shocks, bushes.
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com, "erikhoeflinger" <erikhoeflinger@ > wrote:
> >
> > Anyone tried these springs on their syncros? 2" lift and apparently they will never sag. I guess ultimately you loose some total spring travel compared to stock having more coils but it is more tempting than running seikels.. http://www.gowesty. com/library_ article.php? id=1113
> >
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Hi mate,
l have a brand new set of springs for the front of your syncro for sale if you are interested which will raise it !!!!
--- On Wed, 26/8/09, Brent Warner <brent.warner1@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Brent Warner <brent.warner1@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia]
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Wednesday, 26 August, 2009, 9:24 PM

 

Hi Mate,
 
Just new at this,  kinda confused as to how the forum works and where to send info and questions.
 
Any way at random, can you help me? I have just purchased a 2.1 T3 Syncro and looking at lifting the van for more clearance.
 
Rims that may fit eg mags?  Can I do anything with the spare being in the back relocate to front or underside van? Springs blocks etc/
 
Thanks Brent


From: Bartley Olsen <bartleyolsen@ yahoo.com>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 10:49:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] gowesty HR springs

 



Martin , Please do keep us advised on your TDi conversion . . very interested at the moment as i believe im losing a battle with a sticky lifter in the 2.1.

Bart - Central Queensland. 


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