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Old 12-06-2018, 09:16 PM   #101
asimba2
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I think you made a smart choice. I wouldn't trade my 4 cyl diesel Sprinter for anything, but if I wanted 4WD I would not get a Sprinter and instead get a Transit with the QuadVan 4WD. For one, the Sprinter 4x4 has a 4" body lift that does absolutely nothing for clearance under the van but does make it incredibly tall, difficult to get in and out of, looks ridiculous on it's factory wheel and tires, and is somewhat of a neutered 4WD system to begin with. You can get larger tires to make it look "right" but then the excellent diesel fuel economy goes out the window. At that point you'll do no better MPG-wise than a gas Transit. I like that it's possible to get a Transit 4WD system using factory parts.

Enjoy your build and your van.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:04 AM   #102
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I think you made a smart choice. I wouldn't trade my 4 cyl diesel Sprinter for anything, but if I wanted 4WD I would not get a Sprinter and instead get a Transit with the QuadVan 4WD. For one, the Sprinter 4x4 has a 4" body lift that does absolutely nothing for clearance under the van but does make it incredibly tall, difficult to get in and out of, looks ridiculous on it's factory wheel and tires, and is somewhat of a neutered 4WD system to begin with. You can get larger tires to make it look "right" but then the excellent diesel fuel economy goes out the window. At that point you'll do no better MPG-wise than a gas Transit. I like that it's possible to get a Transit 4WD system using factory parts.

Enjoy your build and your van.
I'll probably just stick with the 2WD on it. I can always change that later if I really need it. That's big chunk of cash that I can use to do the conversion.
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