decoupler - best place to buy

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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby silverbullet » 01 May 2016, 18:11

clift_d wrote:But Bernd Jaeger has one... :run

Its a mid engined, space framed, 6 speed sequential, silhouette rally raid weapon.
There isnt any "syncro" left in it afaik


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decoupler - best place to buy

Postby clift_d » 01 May 2016, 18:24

Not in that one. He's got a decoupler and solid shaft fitted in his 'daily driver'.
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby silverbullet » 01 May 2016, 18:51

He spends all his holiday time in the desert! The only region/market where a decoupler was a factory option afaik.
Something about a VC letting the rear wheels dig in before locking up when driving in/on dry sand, the only condition where it doesnt work effectively?

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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby dirty-syncro-lover » 01 May 2016, 19:45

great info thanks, i was under the impression that it was helpful to have the de-coupler to reduce stress on the drive train and reduce wind up and to increase mpg, i suppose your saying that it will be driving only the gear box like a 2wd and will not be spreading the load through the whole system? does it save the VC a bit ?
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby silverbullet » 01 May 2016, 19:53

What happens is that the inertia of the prop works against the VC and front diff, which are both being driven by the wheels.
In other words, you have more drag and a lot of dead weight onboard. Why have a permanent 4wd vehicle that has been knobbled and reduced to a 2wd with ballast?
There is no excuse for having a stiff VC anymore.

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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby torsen » 01 Sep 2017, 19:42

Oldish thread I know but just in case someone here is looking for a decoupler and doesn't want to ask where to buy the 'devils work :evil:' ...

Anyway, mischief making aside I can vouch for the Jager unit having just fitted one myself. The unit is supplied with everything you need to fit it, with the option of a redeemable EUR 150 if you return your old nose cone.

Very easy to fit with the box still in the van and super fast, efficient service from Jager. Not from the UK as the OP was originally asking but ordered from Germany on the Monday and arrived two days later, can't really get much better than that.



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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby irishkeet » 01 Sep 2017, 20:39

Aidan wrote:Aiden (whoever he is) might need one but I don't


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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby lhd » 02 Sep 2017, 15:03

"b. running decoupled puts all the load on the gearbox all the time which imho is not a good thing"

How can this be if the front only kicks in with slip?

An argument for is that it is easier to steer and feels much more like a 2wd van until you actually need 4WD, and that was with a newly refurbished VC.
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby Apex » 03 Sep 2017, 19:46

After driving Syncro's for 30 years and much debate with Aidan, I love my decoupler, parking in towns is almost a pleasure, before anybody comments on my VC prior to fitting all was rebuilt by A.T.
But it is a very different vehicle when the decoupler is used on fast roads, i can really notice the difference especially when cornering.

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