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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Vanaru Conversions Out There Reply with quote

I am contemplating a Vanaru conversion v a Bostig conversion. Plenty of Bostig talk out there but not a lot of Vanaru.

Anyone in the DC general area with any Vanaru conversion I could talk to?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe call up Vanaru to see if they can offer some customer references.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of the 5200 + members of this group there's bound to be somebody in your area willing to show and tell. Absolutely the best source of information on this conversion as well. Good luck. Joel

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/subaruvanagon/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a vanaru conversion and i researched for a year and a half before going with hans, its the best thing ive ever done for my van during the 18 yrs of ownership..hans @vanaru is the man/the real deal...its a honor to have had him do the install....quality product/knowledge and service before and after the conversion ! im sending you a pm in ref to it, if you can get to NH you can drive mine Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had Hans from Vanaru do a conversion for me this spring. I have put over 5000 trouble free miles since April. The Westy is a pleasure to drive now, passing trucks while climbing mountians. The engine is smooth, quiet, gets better MPG, and a lot more power. I'm very happy with it. My only problem is keeping my camping equipt in the luggage rack at high speeds. I reccomend installing bigger brakes with this conversion. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same with me. Not much to be said, really.

It's still a demanding conversion: you need to plan more trips and longer trips afterward!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Vanaru kit in my 88 Westy Auto for over 2 years now with plenty of miles. No regrets at all, the only issue I have always had is a slight surge at idle. I tried to upgrade as much as I could afford at the time of the install, ss coolant lines, radiator, etc. I do agree with the advice of bigger brakes, you get addicted to the extra power quickly then realize you have to stop. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Vanaru conversion and I am only 15 miles North of DC. It is great! Give me a PM and I'll get back to you. We are on vacation now. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kasdtech wrote:
I have a Vanaru kit in my 88 Westy Auto for over 2 years now with plenty of miles. No regrets at all, the only issue I have always had is a slight surge at idle.


You know you can easily fix that for 35$. enginewiring.com
There is a VSS fix that just plugs to the ECU (easy to do).
It sends a signal to the ECU and you will not have any surge or stall when coing to a stop from a highway for example.


See the website. /products. you only need to know your engine year.

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