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    Is there any T4 Syncro owners is on this forum? They are great overlanders more then just a soft rider and have great Offroad capabilities here is some pics of mine! Click image for larger version. 

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    Hi Nico

    Love your bus. They are truly wonderfull overlanders.

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    Thanks CATS
    Quote Originally Posted by Cats View Post
    Hi Nico

    Love your bus. They are truly wonderfull overlanders.

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    Closer look of the tires fitted Hankook Dynapro MT rt03 Thy are simply amazing Click image for larger version. 

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    Love there tyres clad I got rid of the BF GOODRICH! Click image for larger version. 

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    Lovely overlanding vehicles. I bought one in CT last year July for a trip to Nam and we had a blast.
    Travelled via Kgalagadi, Etosha, Sesfontein, Spitzkoppe, Sendelingsdrif, Richtersveld NP, down West coast from Groenrivier mouth to Tormin Mine and home. 25 days sleeping in the Kombi. We did about 15 nights just wild camping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    Lovely overlanding vehicles. I bought one in CT last year July for a trip to Nam and we had a blast.
    Travelled via Kgalagadi, Etosha, Sesfontein, Spitzkoppe, Sendelingsdrif, Richtersveld NP, down West coast from Groenrivier mouth to Tormin Mine and home. 25 days sleeping in the Kombi. We did about 15 nights just wild camping.
    Hi AfriqueDS....how did it cope on those awful corrugated section of the Kgalagadi ? I also use the corrugation of Kgalagadi as a measuring stick.
    What suspension upgrades have you done or is it all stock standard still?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    Lovely overlanding vehicles. I bought one in CT last year July for a trip to Nam and we had a blast.
    Travelled via Kgalagadi, Etosha, Sesfontein, Spitzkoppe, Sendelingsdrif, Richtersveld NP, down West coast from Groenrivier mouth to Tormin Mine and home. 25 days sleeping in the Kombi. We did about 15 nights just wild camping.
    Great photos Afriqeu what a great trip! Thanks for sharing your adventure

    Nothing like a Kombi vacation i don't even use my Pajero any more

    I also went to Kgalagadi with mine travelled some rough roads in Botswana, Namibi and South Africa.. These vehicles is no soft roaders!

    A friend of mine is currently in the Kgalagadi with his
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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneMan View Post
    Hi AfriqueDS....how did it cope on those awful corrugated section of the Kgalagadi ? I also use the corrugation of Kgalagadi as a measuring stick.
    What suspension upgrades have you done or is it all stock standard still?
    Juat had to suffer through it.
    Both rear shocks shot when I got back home. Suspension still stock std and it still had original shocks. I must say the Kgalagadi was actually not the worst corrugations. Some sections of Etosha was worse.

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    do you think the syncro bus suspention will be good enough for a few years on bad roads compare with other 4x4 s I am also on my way to buy mercedes sprinter 4x4 to do the same trip.I still have a landcruiser as backup All over the world they use camper vans why not in Africa

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwaza View Post
    do you think the syncro bus suspention will be good enough for a few years on bad roads compare with other 4x4 s I am also on my way to buy mercedes sprinter 4x4 to do the same trip.I still have a landcruiser as backup All over the world they use camper vans why not in Africa
    I think it should be OK for some years even on bad roads. Bad roads are heavy on Shocks and suspension no matter what you drive.
    I also have a Land Cruiser 76 but I dont want to sleep in a RTT any more. Prefer the bed inside the Kombi
    What Merc 4x4 are you buying? a new one? Show some pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    Juat had to suffer through it.
    Both rear shocks shot when I got back home. Suspension still stock std and it still had original shocks. I must say the Kgalagadi was actually not the worst corrugations. Some sections of Etosha was worse.
    That's my worry that a kombi wont last like a traditional bakkie or SUV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WayneMan View Post
    That's my worry that a kombi wont last like a traditional bakkie or SUV.
    I guess it depends on how you use it. If it is for overland travelling camping etc with lots of sand riding it should be fine.
    Of course you cannot use it as a hard core 4x4 doing grade 5 trails and things like that regularly.
    I am quite sure my T4 will do Van zyls easily and are planning to go to Nam again this year. Will definitively do VZpass.
    And if it breaks you just repair it like you would with any vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfriqueDS View Post
    I guess it depends on how you use it. If it is for overland travelling camping etc with lots of sand riding it should be fine.
    Of course you cannot use it as a hard core 4x4 doing grade 5 trails and things like that regularly.
    I am quite sure my T4 will do Van zyls easily and are planning to go to Nam again this year. Will definitively do VZpass.
    And if it breaks you just repair it like you would with any vehicle.
    Hi Afrique I have done Van Zyl's pass 3 years back with my T4 SYNCRO I it went quite smoothly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwaza View Post
    do you think the syncro bus suspention will be good enough for a few years on bad roads compare with other 4x4 s I am also on my way to buy mercedes sprinter 4x4 to do the same trip.I still have a landcruiser as backup All over the world they use camper vans why not in Africa
    Gwaza My Syncro suspension is holding on well and have done serous gravel and off road over few years I still prefer the Syncro over my Pajero when it's come to overlanding.. The Syncro is highly under rated ! My Dad has a Mercedes sprinter 4x4

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