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decoupler - best place to buy

Postby dirty-syncro-lover » 21 Apr 2016, 19:25

hi guys wheres the best place to get a decoupler in the uk and should i watch out for anything ? have people fitted them as a direct replacement for the vc at all ?
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decoupler - best place to buy

Postby clift_d » 21 Apr 2016, 20:31

Best thing to do would be to drop Aidan Talbot a line and see what he suggests. I think he sometimes has kits in stock which he can fit in your gearbox nose cone. The decoupler won't replace your VC, it just disconnects the front and rear diffs. The VC is still present in the front diff housing and it will still need to be functioning if you ever want to run in 4WD.
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby bene » 21 Apr 2016, 21:45

It replaces the VC if you put a solid shaft in doesn't it? So you only engage 4 wheel drive when it's needed...
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby clift_d » 21 Apr 2016, 21:57

Solid shaft + decoupler was the original design from Steyr but it means you can't use the 4WD on the roads without risk of breaking drive shafts, etc. Most people use a decoupler with a stiffer VC.
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby dirty-syncro-lover » 22 Apr 2016, 15:30

im looking into the idea of a decoupler with a solid shaft on a t4 syncro instead of a vc, just trying to gain a bit of info and idea on cost
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby silverbullet » 22 Apr 2016, 18:51

You need a different forum :lol:

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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby dirty-syncro-lover » 27 Apr 2016, 20:21

very helpfull
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby clift_d » 27 Apr 2016, 22:05

You might get more joy at the brick-yard where they have some T4 content, but this is a T25 focussed forum so there are few people who either have any relevant knowledge, or any interest in discussing your question. That's just the way it is.
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Postby dirty-syncro-lover » 28 Apr 2016, 20:03

thats cool but i want to know about the t25 decoupler's, partly as if i ever get another t25 syncro i would like to fit one. just wondering how people find them?
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Postby silverbullet » 28 Apr 2016, 20:07

Sorry. Thats not how your post read at all...

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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby Aidan » 29 Apr 2016, 06:41

T3 decouplers, the only ones available are from GoWesty or from the Germans - Jager, Buschmeide, Getreibetiele etc. but manufacturing issues in Germany has meant supply has dried up a bit, Jager did have them late last year around euro800
I have a few customers who have expressed an interest in them but I wasn't able to obtain any kits to build them at end of last year, I will try and get some this year when I go to Germany but I'm not busting a gut over it because

a. you don't need one
b. running decoupled puts all the load on the gearbox all the time which imho is not a good thing
c. unless I charge what Jager does then the profit margin isn't enough to make it worthwhile and since Jager supplies them at that price there's no need for me to supply them in competition
d. to put the kits into production in the UK would require probably £10k capital which I haven't got and if I did have I'd get other stuff manufactured which would be of more use
e. you don't need one

Hope that clears it up - your mention of T4 just confused everyone on here, not that T4 syncro owners aren't welcome here but they generally hang out elsewhere; I reckon the reason T4 syncros are relatively cheap is because the T4 brigade know how expensive they will be to fix when they go wrong and how obsolete the parts for them are and thus how unobtainable especially for the early ones and remember unless long wheel base T4s are smaller inside than T3s so don't make the best campers for more than a weekend. Apart from blingy bits parts, supply for T3 is better than for T4 because more is being remanufactured to meet demand especially in America and also because when T3 was built VW wasn't running a totally just in time manufacturing system like they do now,hence early T5 bits are already obsolete but again lots of blingy stuff available for them if that's what you want.
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby bene » 29 Apr 2016, 08:27

ha ha! are you sure you dont need one Aiden?
I might get one now. 3 knobs! wahoo!
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby Aidan » 29 Apr 2016, 11:37

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

just get a 3 knob t shirt :lol:

Jed doesn't have a decoupler - surely that is proof enough for everyone
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby clift_d » 29 Apr 2016, 12:05

Aidan wrote:Jed doesn't have a decoupler - surely that is proof enough for everyone

But Bernd Jaeger has one... :run
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Re: decoupler - best place to buy

Postby bene » 29 Apr 2016, 12:40

[quote="Aidan"]Aiden (whoever he is) might need one but I don't

sorry, looks like my computer does not like A's.... but does like E's... we've all been there.
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