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Old 01-15-2020, 06:27 AM   #21
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Has anyone upgraded their 2500 (single wheel) Sprinter rear flares to 3500 (dually) rear flares? I was able to find the part number 05125142AA (Dodge) A9048820101 (MB), but I know I'll need new mudflaps as well. Does anyone know if the rear flares for the dually are the same for both sides and a direct upgrade? Looks to be

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A T1N Westfalia owner put 3500 flares on the 2500 after a Whitefeather 4x4 conversion. Was even able to make them fit the front, but it looks like front tires would potentially rub without the massive Whitefeather lift.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...4&postcount=23
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:44 AM   #22
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A T1N Westfalia owner put 3500 flares on the 2500 after a Whitefeather 4x4 conversion. Was even able to make them fit the front, but it looks like front tires would potentially rub without the massive Whitefeather lift.

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...4&postcount=23
Wow great reference. I just bought a set of new 2 3500 flares for only $61.62 shipped for the rear (lets see if the supplier actually ships them to me for that), but I may have to try them on the front now. I would need to modify them a bit more than that though to eliminate that awkward transition from the front bumper to the flare.

Still keeping my options open.

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Old 01-15-2020, 07:07 AM   #23
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Wow great reference. I just bought a set of new 2 3500 flares for only $61.62 shipped for the rear (lets see if the supplier actually ships them to me for that), but I may have to try them on the front now. I would need to modify them a bit more than that though to eliminate that awkward transition from the front bumper to the flare.

Still keeping my options open.

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Definitely interested to see if you can make them work for those of us with Sprinters with a lower stance! The Sprinter's lack of matching flares front and rear has always bothered me.

By the way, here's the side profile of the finished 4x4 van with 3500 flares:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...1&postcount=31
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Definitely interested to see if you can make them work for those of us with Sprinters with a lower stance! The Sprinter's lack of matching flares front and rear has always bothered me.

By the way, here's the side profile of the finished 4x4 van with 3500 flares:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...1&postcount=31
Looks awesome. Wondered why hed tow a kayak instead of strapping it to the roof, then realized with the lift kit and the camper topper its already too damn tall haha. Is that one of the Airstream produced westfalias? Id take a 158 superhigh over that personally, but it sure does look cool.
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:58 PM   #25
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We just let them stick out, it's not a bad look IMO. We'd love to have flares that transition into steps similar to the AirStreams we've seen, but I have a feeling that's going to be an expensive addon to the vans.


Those like the same rims and tires we have on two of our vans, we love the bigger wheels since it makes bumps almost non existent, corrects the speedometer, and looks sharp! We thought about putting the stock mudflaps back on, but they don't fit with the oversized tires. We've just been dealing with the extra dirt being kicked up onto the vans.

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We just let them stick out, it's not a bad look IMO. We'd love to have flares that transition into steps similar to the AirStreams we've seen, but I have a feeling that's going to be an expensive addon to the vans.


Those like the same rims and tires we have on two of our vans, we love the bigger wheels since it makes bumps almost non existent, corrects the speedometer, and looks sharp! We thought about putting the stock mudflaps back on, but they don't fit with the oversized tires. We've just been dealing with the extra dirt being kicked up onto the vans.

PS: Clever positioning of the 316 badge
That pic wasn't mine haha, haven't mounted the wheels yet so I found that one to show my point. I don't have any badge there, but yeah it doesn't look bad

What wheels did you put on?
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Looks awesome. Wondered why hed tow a kayak instead of strapping it to the roof, then realized with the lift kit and the camper topper its already too damn tall haha. Is that one of the Airstream produced westfalias? Id take a 158 superhigh over that personally, but it sure does look cool.
Airstream just did the importation and added North American items like the generator and tv, but the majority of the conversion was done by Westfalia in Germany. A stock one is around 11ft tall, so I imagine that guy's 4x4 is mighty high. Airstream actually offered a European surf board/kayak rack that mounts to the side and lowers to load. It was a very rare option here, and most likely of dubious legality in the US when carrying a kayak due to the added width. Especially if someone had kayaks on both sides! Very tiny picture in last link is only one I could find with a kayak.

http://images.campercaravansupermark...K_original.jpg
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Airstream just did the importation and added North American items like the generator and tv, but the majority of the conversion was done by Westfalia in Germany. A stock one is around 11ft tall, so I imagine that guy's 4x4 is mighty high. Airstream actually offered a European surf board/kayak rack that mounts to the side and lowers to load. It was a very rare option here, and most likely of dubious legality in the US when carrying a kayak due to the added width. Especially if someone had kayaks on both sides! Very tiny picture in last link is only one I could find with a kayak.

http://images.campercaravansupermark...K_original.jpg
http://www.rvweb.com/rvimgs/airstrea..._side_view.jpg
https://forum.james-cook-freunde.de/...1543484051.jpg
That's too damn cool. I imagine AIRSTREAM was more of a licensing deal than anything, probably about as involved in the project as Dodge was in the Sprinter. What dealerships even sold those? RV dealerships? Can't imagine that for sale on a lot. Great find
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That's too damn cool. I imagine AIRSTREAM was more of a licensing deal than anything, probably about as involved in the project as Dodge was in the Sprinter. What dealerships even sold those? RV dealerships? Can't imagine that for sale on a lot. Great find
The few and far between Airstream dealers... where they usually sat on the lots for quite a while. They were mostly 2004 chassis with a 2005 build, but some sat unsold through 2007. Airstream's lack of marketing helped them sell less than 250. I didn't find out about them until they were well off the lots, and I've always been a fan of both Westfalias and Sprinters. Westfalia actually sold the fiberglass roofs and parts for the unbuilt US ones to Germans to build themselves after T1Ns stopped being sold there. DiamlerChrysler owned much of Westfalia at the time, so I've always wondered what happened to the US Dodge Sprinters that were most likely destined for those parts.
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What wheels did you put on?
G-Wagen wheels extremely similar to the ones you're asking about :) We have two sets, one on our 140" HC and another on our 158" SHC
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