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  Topic: front floor mats
BCgee

Replies: 21
Views: 801

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:54 am   Subject: Re: front floor mats
We have the original full floor rubber mats plus the aftermarket OEM style front passenger and driver floor mats. Lots of dirt, mud, dog hair, and snow trapping in Montana - we're pleased with this c ...
  Topic: Help/repairs/shop Toledo,Ohio
BCgee

Replies: 5
Views: 160

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:56 am   Subject: Re: Help/repairs/shop Toledo,Ohio
Presuming you are traveling from the East Coast... If you haven't made it to OH yet, consider reaching out to my old friend Mike Pottle's shop, Nordkuste Performance, in Brooklyn Heights OH (eastern s ...
  Topic: Bilstein 5100 Shocks
BCgee

Replies: 2
Views: 208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 1:51 pm   Subject: Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Looking for opinions on using Bilstein B8 5100 series shocks to use with Schwenk Lift springs, 941 CVs, and BMI upper collars on a Syncro running 16" wheels.

Initial research indicates one c ...
  Topic: Front Seat Swap (Town & Country 2nd Row)
BCgee

Replies: 487
Views: 113544

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 4:39 pm   Subject: Re: Front Seat Swap (Town & Country 2nd Row)
Stow n Go black w red trim seat set in our 87 Syncro hightop with swivel base for passenger. We really enjoy the compact nature and increased recline range, and I feel the seats are more comfortable o ...
  Topic: Advice - Syncro Suspension, Steering, Drivetrain Upgrades
BCgee

Replies: 5
Views: 261

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 10:54 am   Subject: Re: Advice - Syncro Suspension, Steering, Drivetrain Upgrades
Helpful feedback all - cheers.

@SyncroJael - Thank you for the thorough beta on your overhaul in particular. Good considerations to keep in mind.

Frugality tempered with reliability means I'm l ...
  Topic: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
BCgee

Replies: 1287
Views: 648320

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:28 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2042242.jpg

Nevada.
  Topic: Advice - Syncro Suspension, Steering, Drivetrain Upgrades
BCgee

Replies: 5
Views: 261

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 12:22 pm   Subject: Advice - Syncro Suspension, Steering, Drivetrain Upgrades
Just completed a 2 week roadtrip across the American West with the family: Montana to CA, into the Sierras, then back to MT. The trip has revealed I can no longer put off rebuilding key items... Noth ...
  Topic: Subaru swap exhaust tube size
BCgee

Replies: 3
Views: 211

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:38 am   Subject: Re: Subaru swap exhaust tube size
My somewhat relevant experience is a complete SVX 3.3 exhaust replacement last Fall 2019.

I purchased the SmallCar custom SVX header and used their SVX custom flanges, then built the remaining sy ...
  Topic: Experience With SVX Throttle Body Intake Box From VanCafe?
BCgee

Replies: 11
Views: 541

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:18 pm   Subject: Re: Experience With SVX Throttle Body Intake Box From VanCafe?
Update here: full coil pack and plug replacement cured all acceleration symptoms. After several hundred miles and a hard look at the old plugs Iím positive the acceleration issue was linked to electri ...
  Topic: Show me pictures of your Maxtrax!
BCgee

Replies: 55
Views: 3312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:46 am   Subject: Re: Show me pictures of your Maxtrax!
Knock-off MaxxTrax set worked great in testing during our first snowstorm this year. Quick n dirty mount on the spare tire with TitanStraps.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1981074.jpg

h ...
  Topic: Experience With SVX Throttle Body Intake Box From VanCafe?
BCgee

Replies: 11
Views: 541

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:00 am   Subject: Re: Experience With SVX Throttle Body Intake Box From VanCafe?
Thank you each for the detailed feedback above. Howesight - I especially appreciate your experience troubleshooting potential TPS problems.

Presently my acceleration issues are two-fold. Cold condi ...
  Topic: Experience With SVX Throttle Body Intake Box From VanCafe?
BCgee

Replies: 11
Views: 541

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:50 am   Subject: Experience With SVX Throttle Body Intake Box From VanCafe?
Slowly improving components of my SVX swap in terms of electrical and acceleration and came across Van Cafe's 'Throttle Body Intake Box." Anyone use one and if so, could you please share your ex ...
  Topic: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
BCgee

Replies: 32
Views: 2020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:09 am   Subject: Re: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
does that rear seat fold up for you to access the heater or do you have to go through the front panel?
Thanks

You're looking at a Weekender fold-out bench seat. If I remove the kid seat it folds u ...
  Topic: Help me build an Aux battery system
BCgee

Replies: 65
Views: 4289

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:04 am   Subject: Re: Help me build an Aux battery system
Received a private message request for my wiring diagram. At the risk of heckling here's my original hand-written auxiliary battery diagram for everyone's easy access if you too are following this th ...
  Topic: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
BCgee

Replies: 32
Views: 2020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:41 am   Subject: Re: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
Nice install! Do you have pics of your heat outlet duct? I installed my B1LC in the same location but havenít yet cut the hole for the vent outlet.

Hereís my outlet, cut directly into the bench sea ...
  Topic: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
BCgee

Replies: 32
Views: 2020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
I agree with the wiring! I cannot figure out why they didn't design it such that the various controllers could all use the same plug, just possibly ignoring the unnecessary ones. Would make things m ...
  Topic: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
BCgee

Replies: 32
Views: 2020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:31 am   Subject: Re: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
I am a little confused about the placement of the altitude sensor. How can it make any difference where it is placed?

My understanding is that folks with super modular cabinetry could potentiall ...
  Topic: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
BCgee

Replies: 32
Views: 2020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:25 pm   Subject: Re: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
Great info thanks. Any reason you choose Espar over webasto? I live at 7000' and often sleep at higher altitudes. I have a tintop with an open floor plan, no cabinets. We live out of the dry box also, ...
  Topic: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
BCgee

Replies: 32
Views: 2020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:20 pm   Subject: Re: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
Wait is that a 90 degree heat output adapter?!

Sweeeet install! Is that a custom made shield for your combustion air intake?

Thanks for the pics/post!

Yes sir! 90 deg adapter made it possibl ...
  Topic: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
BCgee

Replies: 32
Views: 2020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:12 pm   Subject: Re: Espar B4 Gas Auxiliary Heater Install for Syncro Weekender
I mounted the B4 under the bench seat drivers side. A 125ah aux battery is under the passenger side and Iíve kept my stock rear heater as it works well and itís cold, ahem, six months of the year in M ...
 
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