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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Which would you rather have?

A plain Syncro doka or a 2wd Tristar w/5speed and 112hp DJ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Syncro for use, tristar for show (meanig i'd take the syncro as i would never buy a car just for show)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Syncro over 2wd anyday.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Syncro all the way home. If I had a 2wd tristar I would want to convert it to syncro Laughing Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, I bought the Syncro!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an FYI, if you need a latch cover for your treasure chest on your Doka or Sinka, Vancafe has them in stock.

[/img]http://www.van-cafe.com/shop/images/245.829.067B.jpg[img]


http://www.van-cafe.com/home/van/page_1325_388/tri_star__army_truck_cargo_handle.html[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

otiswesty wrote:
kenmag wrote:
That's a serious skid plate. Is it home brew or VW issue on Tristars?


Yep, it is VW standard issue, but just on the Tristar syncros, 2wd Tristars and non-Tristar syncros have the standard clamshell. I brought it back from Germany last month as checked baggage. Twisted Evil It does add a bit of weight to the front as it weighs in at 24.6kg


Thought all syncros had the skid plate style tire carrier and 2wds had the clam shell. Unless my 14" syncro VAN is an exception to the rule as it has the skid plate carrier?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Tristar vs Syncro Reply with quote

I look at a car for what I use it 95 % of the time. I would take the 2 WD Tristar over a plain Jane Syncro any time. In fact I would buy the Tristar and put an Automatic in it. Call me crazy . I had a 5 speed 2 WD Tristar and hated it . Too much shifting . I drive my Syncro Tristar everyday and would love an automatic. I only have a Syncro because it is totally rust free ,and I will take shifting over rust repair any day .

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thought all syncros had the skid plate style tire carrier and 2wds had the clam shell.

nope
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The skid plate was usually an option, exept in britain were the skid plat was standard
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there More than one factory skid plate?

I have one, but there are too many bolts to undo for it to be considered a tire carrier.

My Doka has a cutout under the back seat and a thing to hold the tire down.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taigagreen, great pic.
heres a pic of my aux fuel tank, an extra 70 litres, 2 way valve to swap tanks on the roll.
i'm guessing the people reading this thread will fully understand the picture!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since there is no syncro van thread i'll post this here, IMO the coolest paint job i've seen on a syncro:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Vwcrewman have you seen this posting? If you really like automatics (which I don't, I like the control of manual) you might like to look at this. The price is ridiculous, but the idea of a "new" Doka is intriguing.
If this were a Syncro or maybe a 5speed DJ, I'd think about trying to bargain them down.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1053688
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kombijon wrote:
Taigagreen, great pic.
heres a pic of my aux fuel tank, an extra 70 litres, 2 way valve to swap tanks on the roll.
i'm guessing the people reading this thread will fully understand the picture!

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Great idea!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up some tires for the Doka today!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You bought a 3 wheeled mog doka? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 trips, I could only carry 3 at a time. I bought 6 tires. 360lbs each
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