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syncro - no diff locks?

Postby bounce-rentals » 30 Jan 2013, 22:03

hello,

i have just bought a 87 syncro and it doesn't have front or rear diff locks? do i need them? can i retro fit?

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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby orcecaveman » 30 Jan 2013, 22:20

Need them? all depends on what you intend to do. Yes you can retro fit them, but I would imagine its going to cost. Plus youll need all the tubing, pnuematic switches, resevoir etc. Best to have a word with someone whos breaking one.
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby lloydy » 30 Jan 2013, 22:51

As above, you need all the vacuum pipes ect, then you need to fit the mechanical stuff to the boxes. I think that would only be cost effective when you have the box rebuilt.
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby KINGPRAWN » 30 Jan 2013, 23:12

bounce-rentals wrote:hello,

i have just bought a 87 syncro and it doesn't have front or rear diff locks? do i need them? can i retro fit?

cheers woolie

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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby hugomonkey » 31 Jan 2013, 06:31

if you know someone with a syncro with lockers see if they will let you have a go and feel the difference once you´ve done that and are sold give me a shout and i´ll find you all the bits :ok
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby KINGPRAWN » 31 Jan 2013, 08:23

hugomonkey wrote:if you know someone with a syncro with lockers see if they will let you have a go and feel the difference once you´ve done that and are sold give me a shout and i´ll find you all the bits :ok

So on that theme... What would you guess it would cost???
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby KarlT » 31 Jan 2013, 08:29

Lots. Cheaper to sell & buy a syncro with lockers, but even then they'll probably be stuck!! :lol:
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby syncropaddy » 31 Jan 2013, 11:46

I have a 4.86 front locking diff complete which I no longer need. Was rebuilt by Aidan and has very little miles on it.
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby bounce-rentals » 31 Jan 2013, 16:17

first drive of the new syncro today and .......... yep. stuck in the mud. i need a diff lock. its as bad as a std bus in the mud with out. it just sat there spinning nsr wheel.

very disappointing syncro experience.

so i guess need some research time.
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby lloydy » 31 Jan 2013, 17:03

Sounds more like your VC has failed, if your rear wheel was spinning but nothing going on at the front, it's failed for sure. You shouldn't get stuck in mud if the 4WD is working. So you want to fix that before you worry about diff locks.
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby bounce-rentals » 31 Jan 2013, 17:17

hummm... i just did a little research and i just came to the same conclusion. So i need a VC?

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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby lloydy » 31 Jan 2013, 17:33

Brickwerks is the normal place... Have you had a look underneath though? Is the prop fitted?
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby bounce-rentals » 31 Jan 2013, 19:28

just been out and checked, prop is there and turns when trying to tug itself out the mud.
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby syncropaddy » 31 Jan 2013, 21:28

bounce-rentals wrote:just been out and checked, prop is there and turns when trying to tug itself out the mud.


It will do. The question is, is whether its converting that rotation to the front wheels. The key is the VC. Expensive.
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Re: syncro - no diff locks?

Postby mm289 » 31 Jan 2013, 22:15

OK, so I'm going to say it :mrgreen:

"This post is useless without pics" :rollin

At least show us which one you bought........ :?:
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