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Mountain View 4x4 challenge
09-23-2011, 10:34 AM
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Mountain View 4x4 challenge
Hi, tomorrow there is a 4x4 challenge in Pietermaritzburg (my home city) that I'm thinking about going along to see. Now that I'm a committed T3 owner I'm reckon I might give one of these challenges a bash in the future- never done so before. Any tips for a newcomer who has a very basic T3 set-up and doesn't really want to change that? Like, 'Stay at home'!?
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09-23-2011, 11:04 AM
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Re: Mountain View 4x4 challenge
hi Sam

a basic syncro with both lockers working will do almost anything an off road course has to offer. approach and departure angles are some times just a problem,

we did the fundi challenge series in my modified syncro and did better than a lot of vehicles out there.

Caravelle bumpers also break easily.

stuart

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09-23-2011, 11:19 AM
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Re: Mountain View 4x4 challenge
As Stuart says. Big Grin Metal bumpers are better for any serious 4x4 work as they can take a good bashing with minimal damage.
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09-23-2011, 11:52 AM
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Re: Mountain View 4x4 challenge
Hi sam

here is a pic of my"thingcro" next to a standard 15" bus, this is what can be achieved with a lift kit. on the front page of my website; www syncrohospital.co.za there is a pic of my bus next to a 14" syncro, just to give an idea of height difference.

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I may be a mechanic, but i can't fix stupid
Bad planning on your part does not make your issue an crisis to me
Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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09-23-2011, 09:20 PM
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Re: Mountain View 4x4 challenge
Hi Stuart

The microbus you have there is exactly mine,exept that mine is a caravelle (1989)with 15" wheels..Also with T bar(mousebar?)with spots,

and black scoops(which everyone with a syncro seems to take off..)

Surely your smartie has 16"wheels and it is not the lift kit that makes it stand out?

Hans
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09-23-2011, 10:38 PM
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Re: Mountain View 4x4 challenge
Hi Hans

just 15" wheels with245/75 R 15 mud terrains and a 10mm lift kit.

other than the motor, 16" wheel arch flare, decoupler and solid front shaft, the rest is standard syncro.

stuart

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Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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