Make your Syncro ride like a car instead of a Motor Home
The stock Vanagon springs on a Syncro Westy are the same as those VW installed on the passenger Syncro. They are not really adequate for a camper's additional weight and driving a heavily loaded Syncro Westy can be a harrowing experience in an emergency. We have designed these springs for the Westfalia and other Syncro campers to make them handle more like the passenger Vanagon. We have also designed into them more strength in the rear to work nicely with Subaru and other engines as well as added heaters, racks, trailers and other added loads. These springs typically raise the ride height from 1/2-1" depending on the age of your Vanagon and its original springs. These springs are unlike anything now on the market and were developed in 2 1/2 years of testing on the roads of the Northwest.
Recently, we have been selling more and more of these to owners with passenger Syncros (not campers). They love the additional height, the great handling and the improved off road performance. They haven't found the ride to be overly harsh and feel the much better steering response makes their Van safer and therefore more relaxing to drive. The ride height is typically one to two inches higher than with stock springs.
Produced by an OEM spring manufacturer to our specifications.
Do you really need progressive springs? In a Vanagon, progressive springs give a ride that is both too soft to control body lean and nose dive and too stiff to ride nicely over larger dips. Click here to read why.
Small Car Spring Features
Ride height measured from the center of the axle to the top of the wheel arch. Note that the Westfalias will ride lower on the left because of camper equipment. Your ride height will vary depending on equipment, etc.
1987 Syncro Westy, OME shocks, lightly loaded, 2.5L Subaru engine.
1991 Syncro Westy, OME shocks, lightly loaded, 3.3L SVX engine.