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Old 08-03-2018, 06:52 PM   #11
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Following your build. I'm pulling the trigger on almost the same Van today. Mine is coming with the aux heater package for pre heating the engine- Do you have that? the swivel package you got F01? Is that the factory kits? Do you know if the Espar heaters will still fit under the passenger seat?

Also would you share with me what cost you got out the door with?

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Well, I pulled the trigger and bought a new 2018 Sprinter 2500 Cargo 144WB 4x2 in Stone Grey at Mercedes-Benz of Loveland yesterday.

Figured I would start a thread here just to keep my own thoughts and ideas organized and chronicle the build.

Let's start with the van...

Optional equipment is as follows:
  • Active Safety Plus Package
  • F01 Swivel Seat Package
  • X13 Lighting Package
  • X22 Trailer Hitch Package
  • X27 Additional Battery Package
  • AR2 Axle Ratio 3.92
  • CF4 Suspension w/H.D. Front & Rear Stabilizers
  • CT1 Rear Spring Vibration Absorbers
  • D03 Roof - High
  • D13 Roof Rails
  • D93 Deletion of Cargo Partition (Standard)
  • ED8 Parametric Special Module (PSM) Preparation
  • EN7 Audio 15 (Standard)
  • ES2 12V Power Outlet Rear Compartment
  • E46 12V Power Outlet - Driver Seat Base
  • FJ1 I/P Hinged Lid-Center Stack Bin
  • FZ9 Keys - Two Additional Masters
  • F43 Laminated Glass Rear
  • H16 Heated Driver Seat
  • J51 Fuel Gauge, Optimized for AUX Fuel Tap
  • L65 Lamps - Cargo Compartment
  • MS1 Cruise Control
  • RF1 Continental Tires
  • RM1 Tires Mud & Snow
  • R98 Rims Painted Jet Black
  • T16 Sliding Door - Right Side (Standard)
  • T74 Assist Handle - Sliding Door
  • T75 Door Mounted Assist Handles, Driver & Passenger
  • T85 Assist Handle - Left Rear Door
  • T86 Assist Handle - Right Rear Door
  • V43 Cargo Van Wood Floor (Standard)
  • W17 Fixed Window, Right Side Front
  • W70 Tint for Rear Windows and Rear Side Windows

Sprinter build sheets are weird.

Here's a couple pictures of the van with its big (little?) brother.



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Old 08-03-2018, 07:21 PM   #12
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Dale, I got my 2017 3500 extended/high roof 4X4 this past Jan with most of the options you listed, FWIW my out the door cost was $60K
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:45 AM   #13
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Following your build. I'm pulling the trigger on almost the same Van today. Mine is coming with the aux heater package for pre heating the engine- Do you have that? the swivel package you got F01? Is that the factory kits? Do you know if the Espar heaters will still fit under the passenger seat?



Also would you share with me what cost you got out the door with?


I don’t have the aux heater / pre-booster. I was told it doesn’t really work that well at altitude, and in Colorado, I don’t think our temperatures get cold enough to make it a must have.

Yes, factory swivel seats. I don’t see why the Espar wouldn’t fit.


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Old 08-05-2018, 06:49 AM   #14
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Been looking at wheel options. Anyone have any suggestions for a good 16” or 17” wheel with the proper offset / backspacing that has a more “off-road” look to it?

So far I have looked at:
- MB 16” alloys
- Black Rhino Warlords 17”
- Roam Built / Hutchinson
- Method
- Ultra Motorsports




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Old 08-05-2018, 10:35 AM   #15
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Totally agree with you on that but the van I found has it and the timing was right. So maybe it will be a nice bonus for those times I'm camped in really cold temps etc... So I'm still going to instill the D2 on the passenger side. My question now is will having two draws off the diesel tank work fine? I would only ever use one at a time and mostly just the D2 but since pre booster is using the factor draw on the diesel is install of the second heater work? I'm not doing the install as it will be done at build out place but has anyone heard of problems of having both? Thanks in Advance!

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I don’t have the aux heater / pre-booster. I was told it doesn’t really work that well at altitude, and in Colorado, I don’t think our temperatures get cold enough to make it a must have.

Yes, factory swivel seats. I don’t see why the Espar wouldn’t fit.


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Old 08-05-2018, 08:34 PM   #16
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Totally agree with you on that but the van I found has it and the timing was right. So maybe it will be a nice bonus for those times I'm camped in really cold temps etc... So I'm still going to instill the D2 on the passenger side. My question now is will having two draws off the diesel tank work fine? I would only ever use one at a time and mostly just the D2 but since pre booster is using the factor draw on the diesel is install of the second heater work? I'm not doing the install as it will be done at build out place but has anyone heard of problems of having both? Thanks in Advance!


No idea. May want to do a search for threads on the aux heater or start a separate thread for that...


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Old 08-06-2018, 10:17 PM   #17
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Lots of others have two auxiliary devices drawing on the factory fuel tap, and some even have three diesel-consuming devices.

Here are two threads that talk about how some Sprinter owners have done this:
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=65074
https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=43442
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:13 AM   #18
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Alright... I’m going to steer this conversation back over to wheels... anybody got a line on some good looking off-road style wheels for the Sprinter, other than the options I listed above?


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Old 08-12-2018, 03:40 PM   #19
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Black Rhino makes some wheel options in our bolt pattern.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:08 AM   #20
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I personally would stick with the factory steels, stronger and more reliable, they can also be straightened if bent off road or hitting a curb. In my experience its usually they guys with $2,000 faux beadlock "off road style" wheels who get stuck in some ditch, and don't know how to recover.... (in one case didn't know how to engage 4x4)

The steel wheels are usually the same weight or lighter than the cast alloy ones anyways.

If you need a wider wheel for bigger tires etc, the NCV3 4x4 sub forum has some good discussion.
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