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by ninja.turtle007
02 Jan 2019, 14:30
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Its oh so quiet...
Replies: 16
Views: 6723

Re: Its oh so quiet...

Been travelling full time in our syncro since July 2017. 32k Kms We are now in South Korea.

I know many don't 'do FB'. We have a basic webpage resfeber.co.uk
by ninja.turtle007
25 Sep 2018, 10:34
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Syncro in the Gobi Desert!
Replies: 4
Views: 2427

Syncro in the Gobi Desert!

Just wanted to share our latest video with you guys!

Hope you like it! :D

https://youtu.be/aBkim5N7oFA
by ninja.turtle007
06 Aug 2018, 17:09
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

Re: VC Advice

Higher viscosity fluid moves the VC performance J-curve up the graph as a whole, as I understand it. Generally stiffer and heavier to drive across the board. Sorry that I couldn't afford to throw you a freebie Tom, I have bills to pay. Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk Same here, I totally understand...
by ninja.turtle007
06 Aug 2018, 12:40
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

Re: VC Advice

With regards to the VC Tanja @Visco Werkstatt Kern have been awesome and sent us one of their uprated VC’s that according to there data will transfer 50% more torque to the front wheels.
by ninja.turtle007
06 Aug 2018, 10:42
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

Re: VC Advice

After Mongolia, we will either going to Africa if South America with the set of tyres.
by ninja.turtle007
06 Aug 2018, 10:40
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

Re: VC Advice

Mud, and to a lesser extent sand, are about the only surfaces where ATs wouldn't necessarily be the best choice. VDEG suggests: - for mud BFG - MTs or Michelin O/R (XZL) - for sand Michelin XS Otherwise BFG ATs are the best all around compromise. So unless you're travelling exclusively on mud or sa...
by ninja.turtle007
04 Aug 2018, 12:57
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

Re: VC Advice

Side note: "more aggressive tyres" ? Lower temperatures require softer (winter) rubber compounds to maintain grip afaik. Dare I say it but this is more like Expedition Portal forum territory, unless I am badly underestimating the syncronauts knowledge base? Input from northern/central/eastern europ...
by ninja.turtle007
04 Aug 2018, 12:43
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

Re: VC Advice

I'd go for a refurbished unit if possible, VW originally advised 90k km as service life for a VC, experience shows that in a well maintained vehicle that has had the tyres rotated and looked after they can do over 100k miles but also that they can be cooked in 20-30k miles if running mixed tyres/po...
by ninja.turtle007
04 Aug 2018, 04:33
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

Re: VC Advice

I have just read back through your posts Ian, 6-hour time zone difference meant I may not have picked in your every detail. The VC was from BW, about 7 years ago. It's now just over 80kms. I have just increased rear pressures. Foremost I'm concerned about my families safety. I have enough experience...
by ninja.turtle007
04 Aug 2018, 03:02
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Horn upgrade - WOW - KAZAKHSTAN
Replies: 11
Views: 2071

Re: Horn upgrade - WOW - KAZAKHSTAN

Carat-spec dual horns with relay here, nothing too fancy but miles better than the standard t3 'meep'.. 8) It was you post a couple of years back that got me thinking. I happened to have a relay in my spares box and used a horn that was available at the time. I was told it's around 130 to 150dB! :l...
by ninja.turtle007
03 Aug 2018, 18:21
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

Re: VC Advice

I would say the current VC has always been a little tight. Tyre scrub at low speed turns. Since running equal pressures the tyre scrub has stopped. The problem we are facing is we expect to be in Mongolia in the next 4 weeks. As you probably know, the weather there is extremely unpredictable. Snow, ...
by ninja.turtle007
03 Aug 2018, 18:14
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

Re: VC Advice

We are currently near Astana but expect to be in Semey in the next few days.

I have a care package leaving Hastings on Monday for us to collect in Russia.
by ninja.turtle007
03 Aug 2018, 18:06
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

Re: VC Advice

Thank you for your reply Ian. This VC was a refurb about 7 years ago. The driving conditions here are extreme. We are in need of a new set of tyres, not because the tread is worn too much, but they are exhausted. I'd rather keep the conversation on here rather than FB. Moving my posts. This was afte...
by ninja.turtle007
03 Aug 2018, 14:28
Forum: Syncro
Topic: VC Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 9889

VC Advice

Hi, I need some expert advice please. Today we got stuck in sand and this is the first time we have recorded the wheels in motion other than in soft mud. Looking back at the video, with both diff-locks engaged I was expecting to see the rear and front wheels turning at the same speed. Is what you ca...