Off Topic: A Question on T4 Syncro's. Sorry!

It is for a work mate who by chance owned a T3 Syncro GL before he moved to Aus. from
South Africa. Sadly he was given bum advice regarding importing his vehicles to Aus when
emigrating but is now looking at a buying another Syncro but doesn't want to go to a vehicle
as old as our T3's so is considering a T4. (Once bitten eh!)
He is aware that they are not as good off road as the T3's but was wondering about fitting
diff locks to one so as to improve it's capabilities and I thought I would ask this most learned
bunch of folks if any of you knew 'ought about this.
As this topic is off topic I understand if you want to delete it Les and if anyone does want to
reply perhaps my work email would be best:

ajohns@ceduna.sa.gov.au

but home is ok too.

Welcome to the new members who have joined and best wishes to all who are planning on
joining the camp nexy January. Unfortunately I think I have no chance of making it this time.


Regards,

Andy.
Hi Andy,
 
Don't know much about T4 syncros, except they are really an 'all wheel drive' in the mode of Subaru Liberty, rather than an 'off road' vehicle, not that this isn't of some value any-way. 
 
However, if he has the budget, the T5 seems like a vastly improved vehicle, and the 'all wheel drive' option (now called 4Motion) is relatively inexpensive (about the same as a 2WD auto, if I recall).  The factory camper shown at the Melbourne Motor Show also had a 4Motion version (Called 'Cali4x4rnia', instead of California: a bit too cute, I think.) 
 
Anyway, this one had a raised, and 'more rugged' suspension, with reasonable all-terrain tyres, and a 6cm higher ride height. Scary price ($100,000+), but maybe the suspension options can be ordered on a plain van if you twist a dealers arm hard enough.
 
Brian Reed
Fairfield Natural Therapies
185 Wingrove St, Fairfield 3078
03 9481 5673
 
 
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Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 9:53 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Off Topic: A Question on T4 Syncro's. Sorry!

It is for a work mate who by chance owned a T3 Syncro GL before he moved to Aus. from
South Africa. Sadly he was given bum advice regarding importing his vehicles to Aus when
emigrating but is now looking at a buying another Syncro but doesn't want to go to a vehicle
as old as our T3's so is considering a T4. (Once bitten eh!)
He is aware that they are not as good off road as the T3's but was wondering about fitting
diff locks to one so as to improve it's capabilities and I thought I would ask this most learned
bunch of folks if any of you knew 'ought about this.
As this topic is off topic I understand if you want to delete it Les and if anyone does want to
reply perhaps my work email would be best:

ajohns@ceduna.sa.gov.au

but home is ok too.

Welcome to the new members who have joined and best wishes to all who are planning on
joining the camp nexy January. Unfortunately I think I have no chance of making it this time.


Regards,

Andy.



Hi Andy,
Give me a T3 over a T4 any day, WHY you might ask?
Close friend of mine went from a T3 they had for years and really
enjoyed the times in it,
then sold it and "upgraded" (so he thought) to a T4, spent a small
fortune turning it into a camper, had it 3 mths hated every minute-
sold it lost heaps of cash then went back to a T3 camper and now
loves going away again he said he will never part with this T3
again. Quote "it was a very bad move and expensive lesson" unquote.

...Les you may feel like deleting this as well but Sorry,I could
not help myself from putting my 2 cents worth.
Cheers
Rick
:)

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "raredownunder"
<rafear@...> wrote:
>
> It is for a work mate who by chance owned a T3 Syncro GL before he
moved to Aus. from
> South Africa. Sadly he was given bum advice regarding importing
his vehicles to Aus when
> emigrating but is now looking at a buying another Syncro but
doesn't want to go to a vehicle
> as old as our T3's so is considering a T4. (Once bitten eh!)
> He is aware that they are not as good off road as the T3's but was
wondering about fitting
> diff locks to one so as to improve it's capabilities and I thought
I would ask this most learned
> bunch of folks if any of you knew 'ought about this.
> As this topic is off topic I understand if you want to delete it
Les and if anyone does want to
> reply perhaps my work email would be best:
>
> ajohns@...
>
> but home is ok too.
>
> Welcome to the new members who have joined and best wishes to all
who are planning on
> joining the camp nexy January. Unfortunately I think I have no
chance of making it this time.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Andy.
>

Hi rick and andy,

 

I can only second rick’s comment. There is no alternative to a T3 syncro.

A T4 is not an offroad vehicle, it’s just a bus with 4wd.

No G gear, no ground clearance, no right look, less safe, etc, etc,….

 

Mike Plompen

Belgium

www.busman.be

 

 


Van: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] Namens ricktout
Verzonden: woensdag 29 maart 2006 14:44
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Onderwerp: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Off Topic: A Question on T4 Syncro's. Sorry!

 


Hi Andy,
Give me a T3 over a T4 any day, WHY you might ask?
Close friend of mine went from a T3 they had for years and really
enjoyed the times in it,
then sold it and "upgraded" (so he thought) to a T4, spent a small
fortune turning it into a camper, had it 3 mths hated every minute-
sold it lost heaps of cash then went back to a T3 camper and now
loves going away again he said he will never part with this T3
again. Quote "it was a very bad move and expensive lesson" unquote.

...Les you may feel like deleting this as well but Sorry,I could
not help myself from putting my 2 cents worth.
Cheers
Rick
:)

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "raredownunder"
<rafear@...> wrote:
>
> It is for a work mate who by chance owned a T3 Syncro GL before he
moved to Aus. from
> South Africa. Sadly he was given bum advice regarding importing
his vehicles to Aus when
> emigrating but is now looking at a buying another Syncro but
doesn't want to go to a vehicle
> as old as our T3's so is considering a T4. (Once bitten eh!)
> He is aware that they are not as good off road as the T3's but was
wondering about fitting
> diff locks to one so as to improve it's capabilities and I thought
I would ask this most learned
> bunch of folks if any of you knew 'ought about this.
> As this topic is off topic I understand if you want to delete it
Les and if anyone does want to
> reply perhaps my work email would be best:
>
> ajohns@...
>
> but home is ok too.
>
> Welcome to the new members who have joined and best wishes to all
who are planning on
> joining the camp nexy January. Unfortunately I think I have no
chance of making it this time.
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Andy.
>