Re: Springs

Hi Seb,

 

Thanks for the info.

 

Has anyone fitted front springs supplied by a guy called Andrew from Volksland in Melbourne ?  I would be interested to know how they perform.

 

Cheers,

 

Dave.

Hi Dave,

Yes, I had the front set installed. The first lot sagged after a few months, I got a new set installed free of charge about 14 months ago,                             
the rear spring just got a spacer.
So far so good. I'm happy with the performance.
                                                                                                                        
Cheers. Theo








At 09:44 AM 12/01/2012, you wrote:
 

Hi Seb,

 

Thanks for the info.

 

Has anyone fitted front springs supplied by a guy called Andrew from Volksland in Melbourne?  I would be interested to know how they perform.

 

Cheers,

 

Dave.
Hi Dave

I too have the front springs from Volksland with OME shocks on my Takka.

I am very happy with the ride and the vehicle height

Regards
Greg WA


--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "David Beckley" <david.beckley@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Seb,
>
>
>
> Thanks for the info.
>
>
>
> Has anyone fitted front springs supplied by a guy called Andrew from
> Volksland in Melbourne? I would be interested to know how they perform.
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
>
>
> Dave.
>

Hi Greg,

 

Thanks for the info; your report on the front springs is encouraging.  I am going on a four month trip to the Kimberley region returning via the Tanami desert road to Alice Springs and then Alice to Laverton and back to Perth .  We leave in late April and I want to fit some new springs before we go.

 

I am keen to meet other Syncro owners in WA and perhaps do a Syncro group trip some time in the future.  I have joined the VW Club of WA but they do not have many Syncro owners as members.  Any WA Syncro owners interested in forming a local group for trips in WA?

 

Dave Beckley

Mosman Park

VW Syncro rego - VW HILTON

David,

I'm keen for some trips out around Perth, I live in Duncraig, actually out to-nite for some beach driving and a sleep out under the stars/back of the van.

It seems hard to get everyone together, everyones so busy. Winter is best for me. I like to make a call the day before and see who's intrested, if nobodies intrested we go ourselves. I like to get out once a month, no point having a syncro if it doesn't get muddy (more likely sandy around here)

Hope to meet you

craig

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "David Beckley" <david.beckley@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Greg,
>
>
>
> Thanks for the info; your report on the front springs is encouraging. I am
> going on a four month trip to the Kimberley region returning via the Tanami
> desert road to Alice Springs and then Alice to Laverton and back to Perth.
> We leave in late April and I want to fit some new springs before we go.
>
>
>
> I am keen to meet other Syncro owners in WA and perhaps do a Syncro group
> trip some time in the future. I have joined the VW Club of WA but they do
> not have many Syncro owners as members. Any WA Syncro owners interested in
> forming a local group for trips in WA?
>
>
>
> Dave Beckley
>
> Mosman Park
>
> VW Syncro rego - VW HILTON
>

Hi Craig,

 

Is there already an active group of Syncro owners in Perth ?

 

Hope you have a good night on the beach,

 

Dave.

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Craig
Sent: Friday, 13 January 2012 1:55 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs

 

 

David,

I'm keen for some trips out around Perth , I live in Duncraig, actually out to-nite for some beach driving and a sleep out under the stars/back of the van.

It seems hard to get everyone together, everyones so busy. Winter is best for me. I like to make a call the day before and see who's intrested, if nobodies intrested we go ourselves. I like to get out once a month, no point having a syncro if it doesn't get muddy (more likely sandy around here)

Hope to meet you

craig

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "David Beckley" <david.beckley@...> wrote:

>
> Hi Greg,
>
>
>
> Thanks for the info; your report on the front springs is encouraging. I am
> going on a four month trip to the Kimberley
region returning via the Tanami
> desert road to Alice Springs and then Alice
to Laverton and back to Perth .
> We leave in late April and I want to fit some new springs before we go.
>
>
>
> I am keen to meet other Syncro owners in WA and perhaps do a Syncro group
> trip some time in the future. I have joined the VW Club of WA but they do
> not have many Syncro owners as members. Any WA Syncro owners interested in
> forming a local group for trips in WA?
>
>
>
> Dave Beckley
>
> Mosman
w:st="on">Park
>
> VW Syncro rego - VW HILTON
>

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Hi Dave

I live in Bunbury if your heading down this way drop in to say hello.

I would be interested in meeting with other WA syncro owners.

Greg



--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "David Beckley" <david.beckley@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Greg,
>
>
>
> Thanks for the info; your report on the front springs is encouraging. I am
> going on a four month trip to the Kimberley region returning via the Tanami
> desert road to Alice Springs and then Alice to Laverton and back to Perth.
> We leave in late April and I want to fit some new springs before we go.
>
>
>
> I am keen to meet other Syncro owners in WA and perhaps do a Syncro group
> trip some time in the future. I have joined the VW Club of WA but they do
> not have many Syncro owners as members. Any WA Syncro owners interested in
> forming a local group for trips in WA?
>
>
>
> Dave Beckley
>
> Mosman Park
>
> VW Syncro rego - VW HILTON
>
Hi Dave ,

I would be interested in a Wa Syncro group

Regards

Philippe - Scarbourgh

Mobile : 0450059162

On 16 January 2012 19:18, Greg <greg_navarro95@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi Dave

I live in Bunbury if your heading down this way drop in to say hello.

I would be interested in meeting with other WA syncro owners.

Greg

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "David Beckley" <david.beckley@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Greg,
>
>
>
> Thanks for the info; your report on the front springs is encouraging. I am
> going on a four month trip to the Kimberley region returning via the Tanami
> desert road to Alice Springs and then Alice to Laverton and back to Perth.
> We leave in late April and I want to fit some new springs before we go.
>
>
>
> I am keen to meet other Syncro owners in WA and perhaps do a Syncro group
> trip some time in the future. I have joined the VW Club of WA but they do
> not have many Syncro owners as members. Any WA Syncro owners interested in
> forming a local group for trips in WA?
>
>
>
> Dave Beckley
>
> Mosman Park
>
> VW Syncro rego - VW HILTON
>




--
Philippe Tyack
Mobile:+61450059162
Hi David
Note with interest your trip starting late April.
My wife and I are planning a similar Syncro trip but from Sydney starting mid June or July.
Itinerary being Alice, Tanami, Kununurra,Mitchel falls,Broome,Perth, home.
Opposite way to you so hopefully our paths will cross around Halls creek.
Like you, early preparation. OME shockers on order but what springs are you using?
Suplex springs from J Kampers are the easiest to access (made in germany). Any other suggestions?
Shwenka from USA is an option or H.R from Go Westy. Can any one help on this one?
Tried googling Volksland as recently mentioned as a possible source, no luck, address anybody?

Cheers Graham

Sent from Samsung tablet

David Beckley <david.beckley@cdcwa.com.au> wrote:

>Hi Guys,
>
>
>
>I am getting a few people saying that they are interested in a WA Syncro
>group and I will put together a list of names and contact details and post
>it in a few days time.
>
>
>
>I live in Mosman Park and get my vehicle serviced at Mosman Park Autocare,
>which is back under the management of Patrick Hugi who is a really good
>factory trained VW mechanic and Syncro owner.
>
>
>
>I just thought that I would see how many people I could find in WA that use
>their Syncros for camping trips. I am now retired so have lots of time for
>trips with my wife Louise. We have had the Syncro since new and I am still
>running the original 14 inch rims although I may have to change to 15 inch
>as it is getting harder to get tyres for 14 inch rims. We have been round
>Aus once and are leaving in late April for a four month trip to the
>Kimberley region. The van has a pop top and a full camper conversion, hence
>the rego name.
>
>
>
>There are some good trips east of Esperance that we would like to do later
>this year or possibly in April/May next year. There is also the Holland
>track that might be good fun. For local camping we often go to Hoffman Mill
>near Harvey. This is a nice place in the forest and only 21/2 hours from
>Perth but not challenging for off-road activities although there are plenty
>of tracks around there.
>
>
>
>My phone number is 9383 4303 and if you are in the area please give me a
>call and drop in for a chat; I live at 38A Manning Street, Mosman Park.
>
>
>
>Cheers,
>
>
>
>Dave
>
>
>
> _____
>
>From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
>[mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Philippe Tyack
>Sent: Monday, 16 January 2012 8:09 PM
>To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs
>
>
>
>
>
>Hi Dave ,
>
>
>
>I would be interested in a Wa Syncro group
>
>
>
>Regards
>
>
>
>Philippe - Scarbourgh
>
>
>
>Mobile : 0450059162
>
>On 16 January 2012 19:18, Greg <greg_navarro95@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>Hi Dave
>
>I live in Bunbury if your heading down this way drop in to say hello.
>
>I would be interested in meeting with other WA syncro owners.
>
>Greg
>
>--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
><mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com> , "David Beckley"
><david.beckley@...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Greg,
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks for the info; your report on the front springs is encouraging. I am
>> going on a four month trip to the Kimberley region returning via the
>Tanami
>> desert road to Alice Springs and then Alice to Laverton and back to Perth.
>> We leave in late April and I want to fit some new springs before we go.
>>
>>
>>
>> I am keen to meet other Syncro owners in WA and perhaps do a Syncro group
>> trip some time in the future. I have joined the VW Club of WA but they do
>> not have many Syncro owners as members. Any WA Syncro owners interested in
>> forming a local group for trips in WA?
>>
>>
>>
>> Dave Beckley
>>
>> Mosman Park
>>
>> VW Syncro rego - VW HILTON
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>--
>Philippe Tyack
>Mobile:+61450059162
>
>
>
> _____
>
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>
>No virus found in this message.
>Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
>Version: 2012.0.1901 / Virus Database: 2109/4745 - Release Date: 01/15/12
>
Hey Graham,

I'm going to see Steve Schwenk in San Francisco in about 5 days, just in case you have any questions you want me to pass along. I have a pair of his early Syncro.org springs. They are stiffer than stock but do not appear to be designed to raise the vehicle more than about 12-13mm. He does have newer versions which were in the testing phase last time I heard.

I had a set of the H&R springs sold by GoWesty in Los Osos, California. They are designed to primarily raise the vehicle in my opinion. They are incredibly stiff and unsuitable for what I originally procured them for. My Syncro ute tipped the scales at a mere 3310 lbs. Whereas the H&R's appear to have been designed for a fully laden Syncro Westy which comes in about 5600 lbs. They incredibly difficult to install without a bunch of fat guys standing on the edge of the front bumper, even with a spring compressor in use. It does give a "mighty loud and proud" stance to the vehicle.

There are other options besides those available in the US. A company called Small Car in Tacoma, Washington (USA) sells a spring similar to the Syncro.org springs. I do not experience with their product though. IIRC, Van Cafe in Santa Cruz, California sell Weitec springs. No experience with them but love the lime green powder coating.

If you have a larger budget, you can buy a coilover shock system. Then you can have a choice of spring rates and shock valving. But that is another story altogether.


BenT
sent from my stock Boge N shocks

On Jan 16, 2012, at 4:54 PM, Graham Adams <g.adams2@bigpond.com> wrote:

> Hi David
> Note with interest your trip starting late April.
> My wife and I are planning a similar Syncro trip but from Sydney starting mid June or July.
> Itinerary being Alice, Tanami, Kununurra,Mitchel falls,Broome,Perth, home.
> Opposite way to you so hopefully our paths will cross around Halls creek.
> Like you, early preparation. OME shockers on order but what springs are you using?
> Suplex springs from J Kampers are the easiest to access (made in germany). Any other suggestions?
> Shwenka from USA is an option or H.R from Go Westy. Can any one help on this one?
> Tried googling Volksland as recently mentioned as a possible source, no luck, address anybody?
>
> Cheers Graham
>
> Sent from Samsung tablet
>
>

 

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of David Beckley
Sent: 16 January 2012 23:48
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs

Hi Guys,

I am getting a few people saying that they are interested in a WA Syncro group and I will put together a list of names and contact details and post it in a few days time.

Here is a list of WA members but not quite up to date:

Andrew Keith

Anthony Whitten

Craig Clayton

Daryl Robins

David Greenspan

David Mignot

Glen Stuart

Greg Navarro

Harold Clarke

John Broekman

John Hornby

John Elliott

Mark Hallett

Michael Farrell

Phil Torkildsen

Philippe Tyack

Russell Cotton

Sam Ervin

Steve Barbour

Tony Ricketts

Yurik Orlowski

 

Hi

I have just finished putting xd falcon springs on the front ( 1mm larger in the spring dia, and 1cm longer than falcon standard. And on the rear i have put Nissan gq patrol front springs on the rear( these were after market hd spring sourced from wrecker.

All up a very cheap way of re springing a heavier than standard camper syncro.

brian

 

From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Adams
Sent: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:55 AM
To: syncro_t3_australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs

 

 

Hi David
Note with interest your trip starting late April.
My wife and I are planning a similar Syncro trip but from Sydney starting mid June or July.
Itinerary being Alice, Tanami, Kununurra,Mitchel falls,Broome,Perth, home.
Opposite way to you so hopefully our paths will cross around Halls creek.
Like you, early preparation. OME shockers on order but what springs are you using?
Suplex springs from J Kampers are the easiest to access (made in germany). Any other suggestions?
Shwenka from USA is an option or H.R from Go Westy. Can any one help on this one?
Tried googling Volksland as recently mentioned as a possible source, no luck, address anybody?

Cheers Graham

Sent from Samsung tablet

David Beckley <david.beckley@cdcwa.com.au> wrote:

>Hi Guys,
>
>
>
>I am getting a few people saying that they are interested in a WA Syncro
>group and I will put together a list of names and contact details and post
>it in a few days time.
>
>
>
>I live in Mosman Park and get my vehicle serviced at Mosman Park Autocare,
>which is back under the management of Patrick Hugi who is a really good
>factory trained VW mechanic and Syncro owner.
>
>
>
>I just thought that I would see how many people I could find in WA that use
>their Syncros for camping trips. I am now retired so have lots of time for
>trips with my wife Louise. We have had the Syncro since new and I am still
>running the original 14 inch rims although I may have to change to 15 inch
>as it is getting harder to get tyres for 14 inch rims. We have been round
>Aus once and are leaving in late April for a four month trip to the
>Kimberley region. The van has a pop top and a full camper conversion, hence
>the rego name.
>
>
>
>There are some good trips east of Esperance that we would like to do later
>this year or possibly in April/May next year. There is also the Holland
>track that might be good fun. For local camping we often go to Hoffman Mill
>near Harvey. This is a nice place in the forest and only 21/2 hours from
>Perth but not challenging for off-road activities although there are plenty
>of tracks around there.
>
>
>
>My phone number is 9383 4303 and if you are in the area please give me a
>call and drop in for a chat; I live at 38A Manning Street, Mosman Park.
>
>
>
>Cheers,
>
>
>
>Dave
>
>
>
> _____
>
>From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
>[mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Philippe Tyack
>Sent: Monday, 16 January 2012 8:09 PM
>To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs
>
>
>
>
>
>Hi Dave ,
>
>
>
>I would be interested in a Wa Syncro group
>
>
>
>Regards
>
>
>
>Philippe - Scarbourgh
>
>
>
>Mobile : 0450059162
>
>On 16 January 2012 19:18, Greg <greg_navarro95@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>Hi Dave
>
>I live in Bunbury if your heading down this way drop in to say hello.
>
>I would be interested in meeting with other WA syncro owners.
>
>Greg
>
>--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
><mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com> , "David Beckley"
><david.beckley@...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Greg,
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks for the info; your report on the front springs is encouraging. I am
>> going on a four month trip to the Kimberley region returning via the
>Tanami
>> desert road to Alice Springs and then Alice to Laverton and back to Perth.
>> We leave in late April and I want to fit some new springs before we go.
>>
>>
>>
>> I am keen to meet other Syncro owners in WA and perhaps do a Syncro group
>> trip some time in the future. I have joined the VW Club of WA but they do
>> not have many Syncro owners as members. Any WA Syncro owners interested in
>> forming a local group for trips in WA?
>>
>>
>>
>> Dave Beckley
>>
>> Mosman Park
>>
>> VW Syncro rego - VW HILTON
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>--
>Philippe Tyack
>Mobile:+61450059162
>
>
>
> _____
>
>size=1 width="100%" noshade color="#a0a0a0" align=center>
>
>No virus found in this message.
>Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
>Version: 2012.0.1901 / Virus Database: 2109/4745 - Release Date: 01/15/12
>

Brian,I am also interested in the Falcon spring option.
Were these springs made by a spring manufacturer to those specs?
How have you found them?Do you also run OME shocks?
Has it raised the front at all?how much?
BenC

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "wendy and brian" <wendyandbrian7@...> wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> I have just finished putting xd falcon springs on the front ( 1mm larger in the spring dia, and 1cm longer than falcon standard. And on the rear i have put Nissan gq patrol front springs on the rear( these were after market hd spring sourced from wrecker.
>
> All up a very cheap way of re springing a heavier than standard camper syncro.
>
> brian
>
>
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Adams
> Sent: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:55 AM
> To: syncro_t3_australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi David
> Note with interest your trip starting late April.
> My wife and I are planning a similar Syncro trip but from Sydney starting mid June or July.
> Itinerary being Alice, Tanami, Kununurra,Mitchel falls,Broome,Perth, home.
> Opposite way to you so hopefully our paths will cross around Halls creek.
> Like you, early preparation. OME shockers on order but what springs are you using?
> Suplex springs from J Kampers are the easiest to access (made in germany). Any other suggestions?
> Shwenka from USA is an option or H.R from Go Westy. Can any one help on this one?
> Tried googling Volksland as recently mentioned as a possible source, no luck, address anybody?
>
> Cheers Graham
>
> Sent from Samsung tablet
>
> David Beckley <david.beckley@... <mailto:david.beckley%40cdcwa.com.au> > wrote:
>
> >Hi Guys,
> >
> >
> >
> >I am getting a few people saying that they are interested in a WA Syncro
> >group and I will put together a list of names and contact details and post
> >it in a few days time.
> >
> >
> >
> >I live in Mosman Park and get my vehicle serviced at Mosman Park Autocare,
> >which is back under the management of Patrick Hugi who is a really good
> >factory trained VW mechanic and Syncro owner.
> >
> >
> >
> >I just thought that I would see how many people I could find in WA that use
> >their Syncros for camping trips. I am now retired so have lots of time for
> >trips with my wife Louise. We have had the Syncro since new and I am still
> >running the original 14 inch rims although I may have to change to 15 inch
> >as it is getting harder to get tyres for 14 inch rims. We have been round
> >Aus once and are leaving in late April for a four month trip to the
> >Kimberley region. The van has a pop top and a full camper conversion, hence
> >the rego name.
> >
> >
> >
> >There are some good trips east of Esperance that we would like to do later
> >this year or possibly in April/May next year. There is also the Holland
> >track that might be good fun. For local camping we often go to Hoffman Mill
> >near Harvey. This is a nice place in the forest and only 21/2 hours from
> >Perth but not challenging for off-road activities although there are plenty
> >of tracks around there.
> >
> >
> >
> >My phone number is 9383 4303 and if you are in the area please give me a
> >call and drop in for a chat; I live at 38A Manning Street, Mosman Park.
> >
> >
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >
> >
> >Dave
> >
> >
> >
> > _____
> >
> >From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> >[mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Philippe Tyack
> >Sent: Monday, 16 January 2012 8:09 PM
> >To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> >Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Hi Dave ,
> >
> >
> >
> >I would be interested in a Wa Syncro group
> >
> >
> >
> >Regards
> >
> >
> >
> >Philippe - Scarbourgh
> >
> >
> >
> >Mobile : 0450059162
> >
> >On 16 January 2012 19:18, Greg <greg_navarro95@... <mailto:greg_navarro95%40yahoo.com> > wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >Hi Dave
> >
> >I live in Bunbury if your heading down this way drop in to say hello.
> >
> >I would be interested in meeting with other WA syncro owners.
> >
> >Greg
> >
> >--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> ><mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com> , "David Beckley"
> ><david.beckley@> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Greg,
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks for the info; your report on the front springs is encouraging. I am
> >> going on a four month trip to the Kimberley region returning via the
> >Tanami
> >> desert road to Alice Springs and then Alice to Laverton and back to Perth.
> >> We leave in late April and I want to fit some new springs before we go.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I am keen to meet other Syncro owners in WA and perhaps do a Syncro group
> >> trip some time in the future. I have joined the VW Club of WA but they do
> >> not have many Syncro owners as members. Any WA Syncro owners interested in
> >> forming a local group for trips in WA?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Dave Beckley
> >>
> >> Mosman Park
> >>
> >> VW Syncro rego - VW HILTON
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >--
> >Philippe Tyack
> >Mobile:+61450059162
> >
> >
> >
> > _____
> >
> >size=1 width="100%" noshade color="#a0a0a0" align=center>
> >
> >No virus found in this message.
> >Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> >Version: 2012.0.1901 / Virus Database: 2109/4745 - Release Date: 01/15/12
> >
>

Hi ben

The falcon springs come i 1cm length increments( don’t know the max length you can get them, and also spring dia increments. My local car accessory shop sourced them, but they were off the shelf items. The wind is app 2mm larger dia in the wind but they still sit in the shock holder ( new standard boags) ok. Oh i had to grind one end to have a flat profile.

The ride of the van before these changes( with a camper fitout and much more weight 70lit more fuel and70lit of water etc) the suspension arms were already over the center line of their travel, ie when hitting a bump they were already mostly through the better half of their travel.but now the arm is in a position where it still has the best part of its travel at the beginning of the bump. Side advantage is far more ground clearance, but still it is nut stressing the uni’s.

The Nissan rears now make the van sit flat from the side view, and are much more compliant over bumps, once again the swing arm is in a better attitude to hit a bump. Because i got these from a wrecker and i know they are heavy duty but i don’t exactly know how hd they are.

From memory front springs $80 ea and rears $20ea and a happier ride and stance have made a syncro owner happy.

Oh and one more thing you need toknow about the rears is that the diminished spring wind dia is not as much as the syncro spring but it is ok in my estimation. They have been on for a few thousand k now with no probs. They passed a rego hoist inspection.

Hope to be at valla, so you can look, if you have no rush

brian

 

From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ben
Sent: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 9:12 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs

 

 

Brian,I am also interested in the Falcon spring option.
Were these springs made by a spring manufacturer to those specs?
How have you found them?Do you also run OME shocks?
Has it raised the front at all?how much?
BenC

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "wendy and brian" <wendyandbrian7@...> wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> I have just finished putting xd falcon springs on the front ( 1mm larger in the spring dia, and 1cm longer than falcon standard. And on the rear i have put Nissan gq patrol front springs on the rear( these were after market hd spring sourced from wrecker.
>
> All up a very cheap way of re springing a heavier than standard camper syncro.
>
> brian
>
>
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Adams
> Sent: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:55 AM
> To: syncro_t3_australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi David
> Note with interest your trip starting late April.
> My wife and I are planning a similar Syncro trip but from Sydney starting mid June or July.
> Itinerary being Alice, Tanami, Kununurra,Mitchel falls,Broome,Perth, home.
> Opposite way to you so hopefully our paths will cross around Halls creek.
> Like you, early preparation. OME shockers on order but what springs are you using?
> Suplex springs from J Kampers are the easiest to access (made in germany). Any other suggestions?
> Shwenka from USA is an option or H.R from Go Westy. Can any one help on this one?
> Tried googling Volksland as recently mentioned as a possible source, no luck, address anybody?
>
> Cheers Graham
>
> Sent from Samsung tablet
>
> David Beckley <david.beckley@... <mailto:david.beckley%40cdcwa.com.au> > wrote:
>
> >Hi Guys,
> >
> >
> >
> >I am getting a few people saying that they are interested in a WA Syncro
> >group and I will put together a list of names and contact details and post
> >it in a few days time.
> >
> >
> >
> >I live in Mosman Park and get my vehicle serviced at Mosman Park Autocare,
> >which is back under the management of Patrick Hugi who is a really good
> >factory trained VW mechanic and Syncro owner.
> >
> >
> >
> >I just thought that I would see how many people I could find in WA that use
> >their Syncros for camping trips. I am now retired so have lots of time for
> >trips with my wife Louise. We have had the Syncro since new and I am still
> >running the original 14 inch rims although I may have to change to 15 inch
> >as it is getting harder to get tyres for 14 inch rims. We have been round
> >Aus once and are leaving in late April for a four month trip to the
> >Kimberley region. The van has a pop top and a full camper conversion, hence
> >the rego name.
> >
> >
> >
> >There are some good trips east of Esperance that we would like to do later
> >this year or possibly in April/May next year. There is also the Holland
> >track that might be good fun. For local camping we often go to Hoffman Mill
> >near Harvey. This is a nice place in the forest and only 21/2 hours from
> >Perth but not challenging for off-road activities although there are plenty
> >of tracks around there.
> >
> >
> >
> >My phone number is 9383 4303 and if you are in the area please give me a
> >call and drop in for a chat; I live at 38A Manning Street, Mosman Park.
> >
> >
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >
> >
> >Dave
> >
> >
> >
> > _____
> >
> >From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> >[mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Philippe Tyack
> >Sent: Monday, 16 January 2012 8:09 PM
> >To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> >Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >Hi Dave ,
> >
> >
> >
> >I would be interested in a Wa Syncro group
> >
> >
> >
> >Regards
> >
> >
> >
> >Philippe - Scarbourgh
> >
> >
> >
> >Mobile : 0450059162
> >
> >On 16 January 2012 19:18, Greg <greg_navarro95@... <mailto:greg_navarro95%40yahoo.com> > wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >Hi Dave
> >
> >I live in Bunbury if your heading down this way drop in to say hello.
> >
> >I would be interested in meeting with other WA syncro owners.
> >
> >Greg
> >
> >--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> ><mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com> , "David Beckley"
> ><david.beckley@> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Greg,
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks for the info; your report on the front springs is encouraging. I am
> >> going on a four month trip to the Kimberley region returning via the
> >Tanami
> >> desert road to Alice Springs and then Alice to Laverton and back to Perth.
> >> We leave in late April and I want to fit some new springs before we go.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> I am keen to meet other Syncro owners in WA and perhaps do a Syncro group
> >> trip some time in the future. I have joined the VW Club of WA but they do
> >> not have many Syncro owners as members. Any WA Syncro owners interested in
> >> forming a local group for trips in WA?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Dave Beckley
> >>
> >> Mosman Park
> >>
> >> VW Syncro rego - VW HILTON
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >--
> >Philippe Tyack
> >Mobile:+61450059162
> >
> >
> >
> > _____
> >
> >size=1 width="100%" noshade color="#a0a0a0" align=center>
> >
> >No virus found in this message.
> >Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> >Version: 2012.0.1901 / Virus Database: 2109/4745 - Release Date: 01/15/12
> >
>

Hi Brian and Ben. Yesterday i also did a suspension lift. Fitted a second hand pair of 2wd springs to the front and 24mm of spacers on top of the spring on the rear.The rear spacers cut from nylon sheet (2x12mm) from the scrap bin at the Plastics factory in coffs harbour ($20). The front now rides at 480mm from centre hub to guard (previously 460) a lift of 20mm. The rear now ride at 490mm (previously 465mm) a lift of 25mm. A 25mm lift dosn't sound much but it definitely gives the van a prouder stance and the extra clearance will be handy. The drive is still very stable,possibly a little softer at the front(or maybe my imagination). Anything less than 500mm hub to guard i think will have little impact on the cv's. Heading of to qld in a couple a days for a tour so will report back. Like Brians you don't have to spend a fortune to lift em a bit. Bill.
PS
Also we should all make a note of Brians ford/nissan spring specs when on outback travel. They would be fairly readily available in the bush in case of broken spring. Bill
Hi Bill,
Its not your imagination the 2wd springs are softer. I found it necessary to wash off a lot of speed before attacking off road obstacles with them. The ride on the freeway is great though. Enjoy your holiday, how far north are you heading? Greg E

From: Bill <marg_bill@westnet.com.au>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, 19 January 2012 6:04 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs

 

Hi Brian and Ben. Yesterday i also did a suspension lift. Fitted a second hand pair of 2wd springs to the front and 24mm of spacers on top of the spring on the rear.The rear spacers cut from nylon sheet (2x12mm) from the scrap bin at the Plastics factory in coffs harbour ($20). The front now rides at 480mm from centre hub to guard (previously 460) a lift of 20mm. The rear now ride at 490mm (previously 465mm) a lift of 25mm. A 25mm lift dosn't sound much but it definitely gives the van a prouder stance and the extra clearance will be handy. The drive is still very stable,possibly a little softer at the front(or maybe my imagination). Anything less than 500mm hub to guard i think will have little impact on the cv's. Heading of to qld in a couple a days for a tour so will report back. Like Brians you don't have to spend a fortune to lift em a bit. Bill.



 
Hi Greg. Sunshine coast hinterland and maybe up to Bundy for a couple a days. Going inland way to bypass Surfers, Brissy and Noosa. Just drifting really with a few stopovers with friends. Bill
Thankyou both Brian and Bill for your detailed reports.
BenC

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, "wendy and brian" <wendyandbrian7@...> wrote:
>
> Hi ben
>
> The falcon springs come i 1cm length increments( don't know the max length
> you can get them, and also spring dia increments. My local car accessory
> shop sourced them, but they were off the shelf items. The wind is app 2mm
> larger dia in the wind but they still sit in the shock holder ( new standard
> boags) ok. Oh i had to grind one end to have a flat profile.
>
> The ride of the van before these changes( with a camper fitout and much more
> weight 70lit more fuel and70lit of water etc) the suspension arms were
> already over the center line of their travel, ie when hitting a bump they
> were already mostly through the better half of their travel.but now the arm
> is in a position where it still has the best part of its travel at the
> beginning of the bump. Side advantage is far more ground clearance, but
> still it is nut stressing the uni's.
>
> The Nissan rears now make the van sit flat from the side view, and are much
> more compliant over bumps, once again the swing arm is in a better attitude
> to hit a bump. Because i got these from a wrecker and i know they are heavy
> duty but i don't exactly know how hd they are.
>
> From memory front springs $80 ea and rears $20ea and a happier ride and
> stance have made a syncro owner happy.
>
> Oh and one more thing you need toknow about the rears is that the diminished
> spring wind dia is not as much as the syncro spring but it is ok in my
> estimation. They have been on for a few thousand k now with no probs. They
> passed a rego hoist inspection.
>
> Hope to be at valla, so you can look, if you have no rush
>
> brian
>
>
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ben
> Sent: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 9:12 PM
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs
>
>
>
>
>
> Brian,I am also interested in the Falcon spring option.
> Were these springs made by a spring manufacturer to those specs?
> How have you found them?Do you also run OME shocks?
> Has it raised the front at all?how much?
> BenC
>
> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com> , "wendy and brian"
> <wendyandbrian7@> wrote:
> >
> > Hi
> >
> > I have just finished putting xd falcon springs on the front ( 1mm larger
> in the spring dia, and 1cm longer than falcon standard. And on the rear i
> have put Nissan gq patrol front springs on the rear( these were after market
> hd spring sourced from wrecker.
> >
> > All up a very cheap way of re springing a heavier than standard camper
> syncro.
> >
> > brian
> >
> >
> >
> > From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Graham Adams
> > Sent: Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:55 AM
> > To: syncro_t3_australia@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:syncro_t3_australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> > Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi David
> > Note with interest your trip starting late April.
> > My wife and I are planning a similar Syncro trip but from Sydney starting
> mid June or July.
> > Itinerary being Alice, Tanami, Kununurra,Mitchel falls,Broome,Perth, home.
> > Opposite way to you so hopefully our paths will cross around Halls creek.
> > Like you, early preparation. OME shockers on order but what springs are
> you using?
> > Suplex springs from J Kampers are the easiest to access (made in germany).
> Any other suggestions?
> > Shwenka from USA is an option or H.R from Go Westy. Can any one help on
> this one?
> > Tried googling Volksland as recently mentioned as a possible source, no
> luck, address anybody?
> >
> > Cheers Graham
> >
> > Sent from Samsung tablet
> >
> > David Beckley <david.beckley@ <mailto:david.beckley%40cdcwa.com.au> >
> wrote:
> >
> > >Hi Guys,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >I am getting a few people saying that they are interested in a WA Syncro
> > >group and I will put together a list of names and contact details and
> post
> > >it in a few days time.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >I live in Mosman Park and get my vehicle serviced at Mosman Park
> Autocare,
> > >which is back under the management of Patrick Hugi who is a really good
> > >factory trained VW mechanic and Syncro owner.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >I just thought that I would see how many people I could find in WA that
> use
> > >their Syncros for camping trips. I am now retired so have lots of time
> for
> > >trips with my wife Louise. We have had the Syncro since new and I am
> still
> > >running the original 14 inch rims although I may have to change to 15
> inch
> > >as it is getting harder to get tyres for 14 inch rims. We have been round
> > >Aus once and are leaving in late April for a four month trip to the
> > >Kimberley region. The van has a pop top and a full camper conversion,
> hence
> > >the rego name.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >There are some good trips east of Esperance that we would like to do
> later
> > >this year or possibly in April/May next year. There is also the Holland
> > >track that might be good fun. For local camping we often go to Hoffman
> Mill
> > >near Harvey. This is a nice place in the forest and only 21/2 hours from
> > >Perth but not challenging for off-road activities although there are
> plenty
> > >of tracks around there.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >My phone number is 9383 4303 and if you are in the area please give me a
> > >call and drop in for a chat; I live at 38A Manning Street, Mosman Park.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >Cheers,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >Dave
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > _____
> > >
> > >From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> > >[mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Philippe Tyack
> > >Sent: Monday, 16 January 2012 8:09 PM
> > >To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> > >Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >Hi Dave ,
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >I would be interested in a Wa Syncro group
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >Regards
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >Philippe - Scarbourgh
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >Mobile : 0450059162
> > >
> > >On 16 January 2012 19:18, Greg <greg_navarro95@
> <mailto:greg_navarro95%40yahoo.com> > wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >Hi Dave
> > >
> > >I live in Bunbury if your heading down this way drop in to say hello.
> > >
> > >I would be interested in meeting with other WA syncro owners.
> > >
> > >Greg
> > >
> > >--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com>
> > ><mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia%40yahoogroups.com> , "David Beckley"
> > ><david.beckley@> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Hi Greg,
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Thanks for the info; your report on the front springs is encouraging. I
> am
> > >> going on a four month trip to the Kimberley region returning via the
> > >Tanami
> > >> desert road to Alice Springs and then Alice to Laverton and back to
> Perth.
> > >> We leave in late April and I want to fit some new springs before we go.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I am keen to meet other Syncro owners in WA and perhaps do a Syncro
> group
> > >> trip some time in the future. I have joined the VW Club of WA but they
> do
> > >> not have many Syncro owners as members. Any WA Syncro owners interested
> in
> > >> forming a local group for trips in WA?
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Dave Beckley
> > >>
> > >> Mosman Park
> > >>
> > >> VW Syncro rego - VW HILTON
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >--
> > >Philippe Tyack
> > >Mobile:+61450059162
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > _____
> > >
> > >size=1 width="100%" noshade color="#a0a0a0" align=center>
> > >
> > >No virus found in this message.
> > >Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
> > >Version: 2012.0.1901 / Virus Database: 2109/4745 - Release Date: 01/15/12
> > >
> >
>
 

From: Bill <marg_bill@westnet.com.au>
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, 19 January 2012 9:11 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: Springs

 


Hi Greg. Sunshine coast hinterland and maybe up to Bundy for a couple a days. Going inland way to bypass Surfers, Brissy and Noosa. Just drifting really with a few stopovers with friends. Bill