Some of you may remember that I have already made this car some time ago together with Silvermanblue (wip-Volkswagen-T3-Syncro-%28Mod-of-Trevors-highroof-van%29), but I have decided that it's time to rework this project because of I'm completely not more satisfied with the old one.
Here you can get a early version of my new Volkswagen T3 Syncro. It's a mid 1980s 4WD van with diff lockers at the front and rear and a tiny (1.6l) and not very powerful turbodiesel engine (70hp).
The weight as well as the measures, gear ratios, suspension concept etc. should be like the real thing, so please blame Volkswagen if you don't like its base concept
It can climb to the top of trial island without a problem and features basic deformation, good offroad abilities (for it's class, of cource it's no rock bouncer, heavy crawler or baja racer), openable doors and, as a little special, switchable stabilizer bars as well as what I've already mentioned above. Realistc behavior means also that it will break when you abuse it, so drive like you would do it with a real car.
What is already done:
detailed and mechanically correct n/b (mostly )
contactable submesh and contacters
weight tuning (1.6t)
-Make a decent mesh (not just wheels) --> Will be done by Off-Roader
-make some custom sounds --> Already made some but I'll need more
Some more information about this car:
-Stock version is the "Volkswagen T3 Syncro 1.6TD 14' ", the "Volkswagen T3 Syncro 1.6TD 16' " is a lifted version with bigger wheels and modified bumpers for better ground clearance and greater attack angles.
-If you drive on the street, don't use the first gear, it's extremely low and only for offroading / heavy trailer towing.
-If you drive on the street, press L to engage the stabilizer bars and press L again to disengage them before going offroad for better flex. Currently, the sway bars are visible as yellow bars at the front and rear axle so it's easy to check if they are engaged or not.
-Diff locks (front/rear): open/open, open/locked, locked/locked
-The hitch (it's invisible, but in the place a hitch belongs to) locks automatically onto a trailer, use ALT + L to unlock it. Only problem is that there are not many trailers to tow since most of them are too heavy.
After all this information, I would like to thank the beta testers from my group, they have helped me to improve some important points.
Removed the old Beta version after 385 downloads to upload a new one
Get the new beta version here!
Good news! Off-Roader is going to make a mesh body for this van so it will no longer look boring and unfinished!
More pictures: UPDATE-Volkswagen-T3-Transporter-Vanagon-Syncro