Sprinter Upgrades News and Tech

Sprinter Upgrades Summer 2017

We have had a great summer here in Oregon and have spoke with many Sprinter enthusiasts this season. We are amazed at how many new people are finding the excitement of an RV trip or 4wd overland trip and are setting up for their Sprinters for these adventures. Whether for work, vacation travel, over-landing, or whatever you are doing with your Sprinter, we want to continue to be the site where great vans go to get even better.

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September 12, 2017

Sprinter Upgrades Sponsors "The Journey Itself Is Home"

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:

Click here for The Journey Itself Is Home website.

Click here for The Journey Itself Is Home Facebook page.

 The Journey Itself Is Home Sprinter Van- South American Trip The Journey Itself Is Home Sprinter

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April 28, 2017

Sprinter no-see-um screens and standard bug screens

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.

Click here to read about the differences between the no-see-um material and standard screen material.

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February 21, 2017

Sprinter 4x4 SumoSprings Rebel Kit and Fox Shocks Reviews and Feedback

"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)

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"Hi Mark, Wanted to let you know that the rear suspension items you sold worked great. Drove from Montana to California and I was driving a totally different Sprinter from my previous drive, very stable, a pleasure to drive." Tim MT, 3500 4wd Sprinter (Standard Duty Rebel Sumos and rear Fox shocks)

 

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)

 

Sprinter 4x4 SumoSprings Rebel Kit Click Here

Sprinter 4x4 Fox Shocks Rear Click Here

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New Sprinter Adventures and Products for 2017

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.

Check out the new door stop kits here.

We have also added premium grade stain treated carpet mats for both the front and rear of your Sprinter here.

Also the new Sprinter Snorkel Kit can be seen here.

 

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Small Business Saturday

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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

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November 25, 2016

Luxury Berber Floor Mats, Passenger Mats, and Cargo Mats for Sprinter

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.  

 

 

 

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October 06, 2016

Sprinter 4x4 Test Course Drive

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!

 

 

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Sprinter Chassis and Frame Article

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:

Sprinter Frame (Chassis), Steering, and Basic Model ID Article

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Sprinter 4x4 Skid Plates - Oil Pan - Transmission - Transfer Case- Fuel Tank

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. 

 

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June 28, 2016