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Old 09-29-2019, 03:22 AM   #1
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Default Front Strut General Data

Front Struts which will fit a 2001 - 2006 2500HC aka Regular Roof Sprinter.

Monroe 553002
Compressed Length = 14.625"
Extended Length = 21.875"
Travel Length = 7.250"
http://www.monroe.com/en-US/e-catalog/553002

KYB 335810
Extended Length (in):22.160 in.
Collapsed Length (in):14.880 in.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/kyb-335810

Bilstein 22-214751
22-214751_n1 Specifications
Extended length: 22.07 Inch
Compressed length: 14.8 Inch
https://www.bilsteinlifts.com/shop/d...rinter-2500-3/
Important: Excludes Super High Ceiling Models
Fits Standard Cargo Van, Standard Passenger Van
Replaces OEM part Numbers: Mercedes-Benz: 690 320 71 30, 901 320 02 30, 901 320 03 30, 901 320 08 30, 901 320 13 30, 901 320 14 30, 901 320 15 30, 901 320 18 30, 901 320 20 30, 901 320 21 30, 901 320 22 30, 901 320 29 30, 903 320 01 30, 903 320 02 30
Volkswagen: 2D0 413 029, 2D0 413 029 B
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Front Struts which will fit 2001 - 2006 Super High Roof and Cab Chassis
(Some 3500 RV's are Cab Chassis)

A longer KYB Strut (Super High Ceiling Model)
KYB 335809
Extended Length (in): 23.38 in.
Collapsed Length (in): 16.18
Stroke Length = 7.2 in.
https://www.jegs.com/i/KYB/575/335809/10002/-1

Bilstein 22-214768
Important: Super High Ceiling Model
Fits Cab & Chassis, Standard Cargo Van, Standard Passenger Van
Replaces OEM part Numbers: Mercedes-Benz: 904 320 07 30, 904 320 08 30, 904 320 13 30, 904 320 14 30, 904 320 16 30, 904 320 18 30, 904 320 19 30, 904 320 26 30
Volkswagen: 2D0 413 029 A

T1N FrontStrutInfo02.jpg

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Old 10-01-2019, 02:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Front Strut General Data

Thanks Vic, this is good to see. I haven't been around here lately but I was pricing up struts today and thought I'd look on here. Do you know what the difference is between the regular and super-high roof models? I'm assuming the SHR are stiffer to reduce roll. Can they be used on a standard roof van? Partly I ask because they (high-roof) are cheaper at the moment.

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Default Re: Front Strut General Data

And keep in mind that the normal struts differ from the Cab/Chassis
(my previous mid-info has been corrected by Vic/AquaPuttana below)

My 15-incher 2500 OEM front struts:



Which match his Bilstein 22-214751 specifications (and equivalency list)

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Default Re: Front Strut General Data

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... Can they be used on a standard roof van? Partly I ask because they (high-roof) are cheaper at the moment.

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Because I know that the Monroe 553002 work for my T1N's, I haven't dug past the extended length, etc. for any differences. One possible method would be to use the OEM part numbers which I included in some of the information.

Some of the specs which I dug out to post here weren't easy to find. Not all suppliers, or even manufacturers list the tech specs.

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And keep in mind that the 15" wheel struts are different from the 16" wheels.

My 15-incher 2500 OEM front struts:



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Are they? The listed differences that I saw were related to SHC and Cab Chassis.

Your 901 320 22 30 Sachs number shows under the Bilstein 22-214751 in the first group. The struts which I put in the first group share similar extended and compressed values.

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Front Struts which will fit a 2001 - 2006 2500HC aka Regular Roof Sprinter.

Monroe 553002
Compressed Length = 14.625"
Extended Length = 21.875"
Travel Length = 7.250"
http://www.monroe.com/en-US/e-catalog/553002

KYB 335810
Extended Length (in):22.160 in.
Collapsed Length (in):14.880 in.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/kyb-335810

Bilstein 22-214751
22-214751_n1 Specifications
Extended length: 22.07 Inch
Compressed length: 14.8 Inch
https://www.bilsteinlifts.com/shop/d...rinter-2500-3/
Important: Excludes Super High Ceiling Models
Fits Standard Cargo Van, Standard Passenger Van
Replaces OEM part Numbers: Mercedes-Benz: 690 320 71 30, 901 320 02 30, 901 320 03 30, 901 320 08 30, 901 320 13 30, 901 320 14 30, 901 320 15 30, 901 320 18 30, 901 320 20 30, 901 320 21 30, 901 320 22 30, 901 320 29 30, 903 320 01 30, 903 320 02 30
Volkswagen: 2D0 413 029, 2D0 413 029 B
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Are the shocks in the first group that I listed an exact replacement for your Sprinter?
The first group are all in the same number range as to general specs. Your numbers are included in the listing.

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Thanks ... i have corrected my earlier post (written in haste)

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Default Re: Front Strut General Data

I was thinking yesterday while driving home. (Always dangerous.)

My information above shows that there are two very similar, but different length struts available for the T1N Sprinters. The length difference might not be noticed unless the units are compared side by side.

Some owners have reported problems with getting proper camber. If an incorrect set of struts was installed could that result in a change in camber?

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I don't think the strut will change the camber. All the struts I have seen have the flange coincident with the strut axis. Any offset or change in this would require different parts left/right. Since they are all interchangeable, its safe to assume the struts are symmetrical. The vans with higher ride height (North american 16" wheel models) will have a different knuckle/spindle, which places the strut mounts correctly for camber at that height.

I have seen plus/minus 1 degree variance in strut mounting flange placement, likely due to manufacturing tolerances.
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