View Full Version : Interest in OEM MB suspension seats?

11-08-2013, 09:16 PM
Would really like to know if there are any of you out there that are really serious about getting genuine MB suspension seats to install "after the factory build out in Germany"
in your NCV3 Sprinters.
If you are interested, send me your VIN # (by Private Message (PM) above) and I will submit it to my Parts contacts to see if the seats are available for your year model.
I've asked if it would be possible to retro fit the NCV3 suspension seats into a TIN, but that's a real longshot.
Maybe Simon (MIG) or Chris Case in the UK could tell us if suspension seats were ever offered in the UK or Europe?

11-08-2013, 09:26 PM
my van was supposed to have the suspension seats, but the sales guy thought I didn't want them. :bash: the dealer said it would cost over $3k and they still could not get all the parts necessary.


11-08-2013, 09:37 PM
The width is different T1N / NCV3, but if you're talking about ordering from the factory just order the T1N ISRI suspension seat - as offered from launch in 2000 - and it will bolt straight in. I did just that in my T1N, the seat base didn't need replacing but it would on an NCV3. I did note the seat rail widths on another thread if curious to search.

It would be interesting to learn what other parts are said to be needed.

11-08-2013, 09:57 PM
Simon (AKA MIG);
Are there any MB part numbers on your seats (or the ones in your T1N)?
They might still be in the MB system somewhere, and the dealer I use has
no problem getting special UK/EURO items sent over from Germany.
I'd really like to be able to tell the T1N owners in the USA/Canada that there
are actual "made to fit" suspension seats for their vehicles.
Thanks in advance,

11-08-2013, 10:06 PM
You can, these are the ISRI T1N ones... (http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3962&highlight=factory+suspension+seats)

11-08-2013, 10:13 PM
I would be interested in a suspension seat for my 2008 NCV3 if
it would bolt in.
Isn't the base welded to the frame?
Changing the base would be major if that is the case.

Graphite Dave
11-08-2013, 10:25 PM
I would be interested in a suspension seat for my 2008 NCV3 if
it would bolt in.
Isn't the base welded to the frame?
Changing the base would be major if that is the case.

NCV3 seat bases bolt in. But driver's seat base is full of electrical so it might be difficult to exchange. http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showpost.php?p=140103&postcount=1

11-08-2013, 10:36 PM
Dave is correct, the seat bases are bolted in, and the shorter base for the suspension seats has a part number.
As I recall, most of the wiring runs in and out under the bottom of the seat base, and all the modules and rails could be unscrewed and interchanged fairly easily. Not sure on this, but I'm sure a dealer could make the swap fairly easily and if they can do it, it should be in the DIY domain as well.

11-08-2013, 11:24 PM
You can, there are! (http://http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3962&highlight=Factory+suspension+seats)

linky no worky.


11-08-2013, 11:58 PM
Simon (AKA MIG)
OK, I found the Isringhausen USA web site.
The seats listed do not look very much like the factory OEM Mercedes Benz sets in my 2014 NCV3.
Do you have OEM or ISRI suspension seats in the Panzerwagen that thinks it's a chocolate lime?
Were the seats installed by MB at the factory or aftermarket?
I was hoping to find genuine MB suspension seats for a T1N.
The suspension seats and short seat boxes for the NAFTA NCV3 are listed in the MB USA epc.startekinfo.com/epc parts data base, so I'm working with a large MB Sprinter commercial dealer to see what sort of pricing they can get.
Was hoping to include the T1N crowd here as well.
If ISRI was all that was available for T1N's I'll have to look into pricing @ the USA Isringhausen importer.
Prices didn't look too bad....but I did not see a T1N Sprinter specific seat listed.

11-09-2013, 07:35 AM
'Morning Roger,

I have / had OEM suspension seats in both my NCV3 and my T1N, and I believe they're both made by ISRInghausen. In other words ISRI is the OEM supplier.

To clarify:

T1Ns Don't need a lower seat base, as the design of the OEM ISRI suspension seat is so slender. These (http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3962&highlight=factory+suspension+seats) are OEM T1N ISRIs.

NCV3s Do require a lower seat base (but that is bolt in). These (http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showpost.php?p=136646&postcount=91) are OEM NCV3 suspension seats (reupholstered, but also believed ISRI).

Some dealers are more willing than others to help with this sort of thing. The easiest way is going to be ordering with a known quantity chassis number then posting the part numbers on the invoice. My gut feeling is that the wiring in the driver's pedestal would not be particularly difficult to accommodate.

Alternatively would ISRI privately supply lines destined for a specific manufacturer?

Caveat: whilst hugely worthwhile, it is also going to be hugely expensive. You really should add the comfort head rest whilst you're at it, and also need to check the fabric is going to match. My guess for two NCV3 single suspension seats with head rests and seat bases is 1,700GBP.

Or, pay less than 700 by ticking the boxes when ordering new.