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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-22-2005, 10:27 PM
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RE: My "new" 1989 Syncro Westfalia

I owned a 1988 250gd but got tired of trying to turn it into a camper. I find the syncro super capable off road especially with the 15 inch rims and syncro.org springs. I have never looked back after purchasing my syncro.
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RE: My "new" 1989 Syncro Westfalia

I know we are hijacking this thread and will probably get sent to our rooms but what size tyre are you using on those 15" rims and are they alloy or steelies? Any power loss?
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RE: My "new" 1989 Syncro Westfalia

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The tires are BFG 215/75/15 on South African alloys. I have always driven diesel 4x4's and air cooled westphalias so I am quite happy with the power from the 2.1. There was a slight power loss with the 15 inch rims but the handling and ride improved so much I didn't mind. Mark
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RE: My "new" 1989 Syncro Westfalia

Mine's coming with the 14" alloys. I have resisted the temptation to vary too much from "stock" right away, but in spite of that I am definitely planning on a front diff locker next year. With a larger wheel, I worried about power loss as well as the effect on steering and handling when matched with the lifting springs. Maybe this is not a real issue. Variance from stock, especially brake and engine upgrades also creates maintenance complexities on the road and can effect resellability (sp?). I have seen a fair share of junkyard busses with corvair motors and carved wheelwells.
I did add a jumpseat and EMU shocks with the decoupler and major mechanical overhaul. I have also been eyeing some bush bumpers on www.aircooled.net, as well as a spare tire carrier and ladder on the rear from the syncro.org site. Maybe I will end up going for the 15" SA rhein wheels and the lifting springs some day. There are definitely alot of upgrade options out there, picking and choosing them without creating a frankensyncro is the hardest part. I don't want to end up trying to make it into a Gwagen.
This one's joining my '85 300GD and the aircooled fleet ('74 & '78 Westfalias), it should bridge the technology gap nicely. I wonder what the neighbors will think?[:0]
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RE: Snowplow on a G

fancy a really nice westfalia then check this out
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14256&item=4564417 305&rd=1

look mummy, there's an aeroplane up in the sky (Is there anybody out there)
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I can see why they call it "Joker"
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Man, get out the feather duster for this one.

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Nah, get yerself a UNIMOG. Don't waste time on them little toy cars [;)]

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