Sprinter-Forum    
 

Go Back   Sprinter-Forum > Regional Discussions > Australia, New Zealand, and Asia Pacific


 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
dutchontoast
312D 4x4 auto ex-ambo
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Sprinter raised + rear diff lock

Hi all, special hi to Altered Sprinter, Guru and Eric, I've read your posts around 4x4 sprinters with great interest…

We're preparing for a big trip: up to Darwin from Melbourne via Pilbara, shipping to Dili, island hopping up to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, back down to Singapore, shipping to India and from there overland via Pakistan, Iran, Turkey into Europe. We're taking 18 months.

The team: There's my wife, and 2 kids, and me… and the 5th member of the team: a suitable vehicle

First I thought: Landcruiser with 4 person rooftent. Then (my wife) thought: LR Defender 130 with tray-on camper (girls like comfort!). Then WE thought: security. Best if we can all sleep in the vehicle, and I can get from the bed behind the wheel if we ever have unwanted visitors…

Then I thought transit, then (quite a few!) people said, nono, not transit, MB sprinter... So here i am on the sprinter forum… Don't think i can afford the oberaigner conversion to AWD let alone 4WD, even if someone in Oz could do it… but i've asked them about prices anyway, just in case i can find someone who would help me convert it… and i could actually afford the kit!

Second best option would be lifting it, bigger tyres, and a rear diff lock… Any suggestions as to how I would go about this would be greatly appreciated!

I'm looking at getting a 313 or 316 SWB, say around 2003… and doing a 'basic' camper conversion myself…

Last edited by dutchontoast; 11-26-2008 at 11:12 PM.
dutchontoast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
jdcaples
Not Suitable w/220v Gen
 
jdcaples's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Posts: 9,118
Thanks: 1,309
Thanked 3,625 Times in 1,944 Posts
Default Re: Sprinter raised + rear diff lock

That sounds like a fantastic trip!!!

I'm animated with envy.

Good luck and happy travels, dutchontoast!

-Jon
__________________
2007 F/Liner 2500 Cargo Van, 144" WB, 3.92 Rear Axle Ratio, Buttons on the Steering Wheel, Contractor Package, Heated glass and seats, no spark plugs or windows in the cargo bay.

US Tech info: http://www.sprintertekinfo.com
US Parts info: http://epc.startekinfo.com (Subscribe to world passenger car and light transport)

Americans may learn to use MB technical resources and parts information here:
http://www.sprintertekinfo.com/epcdemo/start.swf
jdcaples is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 10:12 AM   #3
Eric Experience
 
Eric Experience's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 3,010
Thanks: 115
Thanked 1,669 Times in 1,098 Posts
Default Re: Sprinter raised + rear diff lock

Dutchontoast.
Gooday. I am in Australia and have a 312 4x4 with diff lock for sale. It had a camper conversion but I have just removed it, I am in the process of filling and painting over the bolt holes. The price is $au30k Eric.
Eric Experience is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 10:27 AM   #4
Altered Sprinter
Happy Little Vegemite
 
Altered Sprinter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hobart Tasmania Australia
Posts: 14,942
Thanks: 1,114
Thanked 2,361 Times in 1,867 Posts
Default Re: Sprinter raised + rear diff lock

dutchontoast, There you go a rare bird for sale down under, hard to get.
Question how big a tire, and how high did you want to go?
An honest question! Have you a budget in mind?
Standard 15"
DSC00312 (Custom).JPG
42inch
mercedes-benz-sprinter-4x4-inch-55.jpg
Richard
__________________
I get My Rocks off! In a Mercedes Sprinter
AU..Tasmanian time AEST Hobart
There is a peaceful solution.It's called a peace Revolution.
No Shalam - No Shalom
Now lets take back the - Sprinter-Forum.


Of course I'm being totally biased.
Driving my life Away in a 313 Cdi Mercedes-Sprinter


Altered Sprinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
dutchontoast
312D 4x4 auto ex-ambo
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Sprinter raised + rear diff lock

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric Experience View Post
Dutchontoast.
Gooday. I am in Australia and have a 312 4x4 with diff lock for sale. It had a camper conversion but I have just removed it, I am in the process of filling and painting over the bolt holes. The price is $au30k Eric.
Hi Eric, I was hoping you might want to sell the 312 :-)

I'll send you an email with my contact details… maybe you can do the same, so we can have a chat about it

Kai
dutchontoast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 05:38 PM   #6
dutchontoast
312D 4x4 auto ex-ambo
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Sprinter raised + rear diff lock

Quote:
Originally Posted by Altered Sprinter View Post
dutchontoast, There you go a rare bird for sale down under, hard to get.
Question how big a tire, and how high did you want to go?
An honest question! Have you a budget in mind?
Richard
Haha, 285/85/16 is what's fitted to Eric's 312, which will do just fine as far as tyres go… 

Not sure what the clearance on his rig is right now, so will look at that first before deciding if it needs lifting any further, thanks Richard

Kai
dutchontoast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 08:00 AM   #7
Altered Sprinter
Happy Little Vegemite
 
Altered Sprinter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hobart Tasmania Australia
Posts: 14,942
Thanks: 1,114
Thanked 2,361 Times in 1,867 Posts
Default Re: Sprinter raised + rear diff lock

dutchontoast
Here's a Vegemite sandwich to go with it If you have not seen this link it may be of interest to you. Best of luck hope you can bank a deal.
Richard
Iran-UAE-Oman Tour Mercedes Iglhaut Sprinter 4x4 4wd campervan
__________________
I get My Rocks off! In a Mercedes Sprinter
AU..Tasmanian time AEST Hobart
There is a peaceful solution.It's called a peace Revolution.
No Shalam - No Shalom
Now lets take back the - Sprinter-Forum.


Of course I'm being totally biased.
Driving my life Away in a 313 Cdi Mercedes-Sprinter


Altered Sprinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 11:56 AM   #8
dutchontoast
312D 4x4 auto ex-ambo
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Sprinter raised + rear diff lock

Quote:
Originally Posted by Altered Sprinter View Post
dutchontoast
Here's a Vegemite sandwich to go with it…
Thanks Richard :-)

Yep, seen Klaas's website… another dutchie, with a fetish for Oman, of all places…

Say, where did you get that interior camper view from?

Was looking at the moorhead designlab series of interior views… so many ways of doing things!

http://picasaweb.google.com/morehead...gns#slideshow/

http://picasaweb.google.com/moreheaddesignlab/Build#
dutchontoast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 12:36 PM   #9
Altered Sprinter
Happy Little Vegemite
 
Altered Sprinter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hobart Tasmania Australia
Posts: 14,942
Thanks: 1,114
Thanked 2,361 Times in 1,867 Posts
Default Re: Sprinter raised + rear diff lock

I'm full of surprises always look out for a bent Benz or VW design I pulled it out of archives
I'd suggest you hunt about on the site and look into RV section Or look on the German side for westfella
If you need specifics info Maybe I can help or some of other members on the site as well could advise, it's a great site so enjoy the experience.
It may interest you I know of ten 4x4 units in Tasmania one only was sold to a private buyer from Benz it was registered on the yellow plate system. Qantas has one in Sydney so they are about.
Richard
South Australian Military Sprinter
07-ambulance.jpg

105882506c3564_71 (Custom) (4) (Custom).jpg
__________________
I get My Rocks off! In a Mercedes Sprinter
AU..Tasmanian time AEST Hobart
There is a peaceful solution.It's called a peace Revolution.
No Shalam - No Shalom
Now lets take back the - Sprinter-Forum.


Of course I'm being totally biased.
Driving my life Away in a 313 Cdi Mercedes-Sprinter


Altered Sprinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 02:50 PM   #10
glasseye
 
glasseye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,007
Thanks: 978
Thanked 1,867 Times in 1,007 Posts
Default Re: Sprinter raised + rear diff lock

Quote:
Originally Posted by Altered Sprinter View Post
dutchontoast, There you go a rare bird for sale down under, hard to get.
Richard
Richard, is that courier vehicle a Mazda Bongo? It's just ahead of the Sprinter.
We don't get those here.
glasseye is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 11:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.