Sprinter Upgrades News and Tech
For many people, part of owning a Sprinter is the adventure of travel. In this spirit of adventure, we are happy to be sponsoring a family that is traveling to South America in their Sprinter. They are documenting their van build and their trip. Their van is coming along well and looks great! If you are interested in following their build and adventures check them out at the links below:
We have added a true no-see-um screen material to the Sprinter insect screen line up. Both the no-see-um screens and the standard screens are a great choice for your camping adventures.
"I am very happy with the Rebel Fox combo. The Rebel kit came in the same afternoon I was headed to Colorado, so I did not get to put them on. Now that I am back and have them on, I think its a perfect combo. Without the Rebel kit, high winds in the mountain passes were still annoying. With the Fox2.0s and the Rebel HD kit, the whole van feels more planted and handles gusty wind much better. Fully loaded out for travel I'm pushing nine thousand pounds...The van sits level again. I'm very happy with the Kit. " - Ben TX, 2015 2500 Sprinter 4x4 (HD version of the SumoSprings Rebel kit) - Reminder: Do not Exceed Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
I installed the Sumos (Rebel) and the Fox rear shocks on my Sprinter (4x4). The results were amazing. It is much smoother with less noise. - Scottt TX, 2015 2500 4x4 Sprinter (Standard Duty version of the SumoSprings Rebel Kit)
Got the parts put on today and man what a difference. Rear ain't sagging and she handles much better. Really stoked, thanks. If you notice the front wheel wells in the before picture you'll see how jacked it was in the front.- ED IL, 2015 3500 4x4 Airstream Sprinter Chassis (Heavy Duty version of the SumoSprings Rebel Kit and rear Fox shock custom tuned)
We are looking forward to all the new adventures that 2017 will bring. We want to offer a heartfelt "thank you" to everyone for all the support in 2016: thanks to all the customers that come here and decide to support us, and a sincere appreciation to all of our vendors that offer so much support and so many innovative products. We really enjoy our work and look forward to serving Sprinter owners in 2017.
We have added a few new products recently and will be adding more new Sprinter products in 2017.
After Black Friday comes "Small Business Saturday." Most of our suppliers are small businesses, crafting their products for Sprinter vans with care and individual attention to each item that leaves their shops. Today we would like to thank all of these suppliers, customers, and other small businesses that have helped make our dream possible. -Julianne
We have added a premium line of European style Berber floor mats for your Sprinter van and cab chassis. Hand built quality and Made in America. They are available for the front area, rear passenger area, and cargo area. Premium grade cut pile mats are also available.
A customer sent me this link and I thought maybe Sprinter 4x4 enthusiasts and overland adventurers might find it entertaining. At minutes 7 and 11 it gets really good. The wheels off the ground footage is interesting as you can see the brakes automatically apply to the spinning wheel that has lost traction. This will help transfer power back to the wheel that has traction. Impressive!
We have a new article on the Sprinter frame, chassis, and steering system. The article also covers basic model identification, including the 4x4. Please click on the link below to read:
We are excited to add a line of skid plates for the Sprinter 4x4. They are built by Van Compass out of California. You probably won't be driving your Sprinter 4wd van too far up the Rubicon trail, but the fact that it is four wheel drive means people will be taking these off road. These will see many miles of off road use here in the States. The Van Compass skid plates offer great protection against rocks or other obstacles in the trail. Even on pavement, road hazards can be trouble - we actually hit what appeared to be a starter on a trip back from Idaho recently. It could not be avoided due to a vehicle passing on the left as we slowed for the object in the road. It hit three times under the vehicle. Luckily we were not spilling fluids everywhere when we checked it out. I would have been a lot more comfortable if we'd had some skid plate protection in place before we hit the debris!Check out the Sprinter 4x4 oil pan skid plate here, and the transfer case and transmission skid plate here. There is also a fuel tank skid plate being fitted and tested now.