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Old 08-09-2019, 05:54 AM   #351
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I took on the "Adventure" and installed my stage 1 Van Compass kit on my 2017 3500 4x4. Instructions were well done, and made install enjoyable. The ride is now much improved. The commercial cargo van feeling has been transformed into a luxury SUV, as it should have been expected standard on a MB. Money well spent. Huge kudos out to Mark at Van Compass.


How long did the install take you? I donít have the tools to do it myself. Trying to get an estimate from shops and see if the quotes are reasonable.


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Old 08-09-2019, 03:10 PM   #352
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How long did the install take you? I donít have the tools to do it myself. Trying to get an estimate from shops and see if the quotes are reasonable.


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Rear shocks take about 20 minutes per side in a driveway with hand tools.

The fronts took me about 3 hours for the first side and 1 hour for the second side. 4-6 hours of labor is probably reasonable for a shop that has never done it before. A good 4x4 shop should be able to knock it out in 4 or less.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:00 AM   #353
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Rear shocks take about 20 minutes per side in a driveway with hand tools.



The fronts took me about 3 hours for the first side and 1 hour for the second side. 4-6 hours of labor is probably reasonable for a shop that has never done it before. A good 4x4 shop should be able to knock it out in 4 or less.


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Old 08-11-2019, 02:57 PM   #354
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Don't overlook new top mounts for the fronts & check to see if the front sway bar support bushes are updated with new U style clamps & allen bolts.
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:33 PM   #355
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Getting my Van Compass Stage 2 delivered tomorrow. Thanks everyone for posting their experience. Will also post mine this week once I get it installed.

Love most things about the vehicle except for the ride. Broke down and couldnít handle it anymore.


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Old 08-13-2019, 09:56 AM   #356
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Finally got my Van Compass front Aux shocks, rear shocks and new Koni front struts installed after 45k of driving with MB factory components.

1. Canít believe I waited this long to do this upgrade.
2. Drives like a luxury vehicle, bumps are almost insignificant and cannot feel railroad tracks/potholes at all.
3. Handling around turns and braking is tighter, and there is much more control.
4. My local MB dealer and sprinter technician installed everything for us at a very reasonable price.
5. Canít believe I waited this long to do this upgrade.....

Thanks Mark at VC for taking care of everything!!
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Finally got my Van Compass front Aux shocks, rear shocks and new Koni front struts installed after 45k of driving with MB factory components.

1. Canít believe I waited this long to do this upgrade.
2. Drives like a luxury vehicle, bumps are almost insignificant and cannot feel railroad tracks/potholes at all.
3. Handling around turns and braking is tighter, and there is much more control.
4. My local MB dealer and sprinter technician installed everything for us at a very reasonable price.
5. Canít believe I waited this long to do this upgrade.....

Thanks Mark at VC for taking care of everything!!
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I just got my Van Compass Stage 2 kit installed on my 144 also after driving 50K on factory components. My experience mirrors these bullet points exactly. I canít believe I waited this long. I was starting to dread driving the van in the city or on long trips. It was so tiring. Now Iím excited to drive it and it feels like a brand new car. Did I mention why the heck I waited so long? If youíre hesitating, donít. I might say itís the most important thing you can do for the van.


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