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Old 07-14-2017, 03:07 PM   #1
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Deposit Placed December 20, 2016.

2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 2500 Cargo 144
Colour: 5890 Canvasite Blue Metallic
Interior: Black Tunja Fabric

Option List
VPP - Convenience Package
- Multifunction Steering Wheel w/ Trip Computer
- 12V Power outlet in driver seat base
- Hinged Lid for center console storage compartment
- Two additional master keys
- Instrument cluster with pixel matrix display
- Cruise control
VXP - Bi-Xenon Headlamp Package
- Headlamp washing system
- Halogen fog lamps
- Bi-Xenon head lamps
VCP - Heated Seat Package
- Heated front passenger seat
- Heated front driver seat
VJP - Driving Assistance Package
- Heated and power adjustable side mirrors
- Heated/Insulating glass with windshield band
- Overhead control panel with 2 reading lamps
- Collision prevention assist
- Blind spot assist
- Lane keep assist
- Highbeam assist
- Automatic headlamps and windshield wipers
CL3 - Leather steering wheel
CT1 - Vibration dampener (for rear leafs)
D03 - High roof
D13 - Mounting rails for roof rack
E28 - Additional battery for retrofit
- Cutoff relay for additional battery
ED4 - AGM Battery (850CCA / 95Ah)
FY1 - Security alarm with interior motion sensor
H12 - Heater, Auxiliary front 5KW w/Timer
- Auxiliary heater sending unit
HY1 - Remote control for auxiliary heater
MT4 - High idle (driver adustable)
- Programmable special module
N62 - Pulley for additional alternator
Q24 - Cross member with 5000lbs tow capacity
VC5 - Aluminum entrance panel (sliding door)
W78 - Fixed window with washers/wipers (rear doors)
- Rear window defroster
- Cable duct on side wall
- Storage compartment with net (rear doors)
- cable duct on rear wall
ZH4 - Downhill speed regulator
T12 - Two stage sliding door
T85 - Assist handle, left rear door
T86 - Assist handle, right rear door
LB9 - Illuminated sliding door exit
R98 - Painted steel wheels, black







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Old 07-14-2017, 03:08 PM   #2
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Old 07-14-2017, 03:08 PM   #3
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Old 07-14-2017, 04:44 PM   #4
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MECHANICAL
- Puma 12V Air Compressor (with water separator and tank of sorts) - PURCHASED
- ARB Differential Breather Kit - PURCHASED

Suspension
- Van-Compass front fox remote reservoir shocks with CDV - INSTALLED
- Van-Compass rear fox remote reservoir shocks with CDV - INSTALLED
- Van-Compass rear add-a-leaf - INSTALLED



ELECTRICAL
Solar and Battery Charging
- Victron (via AM Solar) solar system (panels, management, inverter, batteries) - PURCHASED

Stereo / Sound System
- Pioneer stereo head unit, DVD Bypass, iPod Cable, Cameras, extra AC Cable, Double DIN Dash Kit - INSTALLED
- Pioneer 10" Shallow Mount Subwoofer (x2) - INSTALLED
- JBL GTO938 6x9" (x2) - PURCHASED
- JBL GTO18T 1-Inch My-Ti Edge-Driven Tweeter (x2) - INSTALLED
- JBL GTO638 6.5-Inch 3-Way Speaker (x2) - INSTALLED
- Pioneer GM-D9601 2400W Mono Block Amplifier (for subwoofers) - INSTALLED
- Pioneer GM-D8604 4-Channel Amplifier (for speakers) - INSTALLED
- Rockford Fosgate 2Farad Capacitor - INSTALLED
- Rockford Fosgate 8 Gauge Amp Wiring Kit - INSTALLED
- Install Gear Power Splitter Block - INSTALLED


Fuse Block / Wiring

Lighting
- Lightforce XGT 240 Lights (x3 - soon to be HID with upgrade kit from TRS) - Mounted on the front removable bar with bar clamps - PURCHASED
- Lightforce Striker 170 HID 'fog' lights - PURCHASED
- Morimoto 50" LED Light Bar - PURCHASED
- Rigid Dually LED Flush Mount Reverse Lights - PURCHASED
- Tuff LED Single LED Pods for Rock Lights (x8) - PURCHASED


HVAC
- Webasto Dual Evo 6 air / water diesel fired heater (with digital display) - PURCHASED
- Webasto diesel fired cook top - PURCHASED
- DC Airco 12V 9001 Air Conditioner - PURCHASED
- MaxAir Vent MaxxAir (x1) - PURCHASED



INSIDE
- Recaro Ergomed ES (x2) - INSTALLED
- Weathertech mats - INSTALLED
- ARB 50L Fridge / Freezer x2 - PURCHASED
- Cramer / Dometic Trash Bin - PURCHASED
- Lev-O-Gage (x2) - PURCHASED

Water System
-Thetford C220-CS Cassette Toilet - PURCHASED
- standing shower - TBA
- drinking water tank - 35 Gallons - PURCHASED
- grey water tank - 30 Gallons - PURCHASED
- Dometic sink- PURCHASED
- Sink Tap - PURCHASED



OUTSIDE
- roof rack - TBA
- Fiamma F65s 320 Deep Black Awning - INSTALLED
- Weathertech window vents - INSTALLED
- Van-Compass ladder for roof rack access - PURCHASED
- WARN Zeon 10-S 10,000 lbs Winch with 100' synthetic line (with wiring kit extension and wireless remote) - INSTALLED
- Ranger Chafe Guard for Synthetic Winch Lines - INSTALLED
- Factor55 Flatlink Shackle Mount - INSTALLED
- MaxTrax (x4) and MaxTrax Pins for mounting - INSTALLED

Vehicle Armour
- Aluminess front bumper - INSTALLED
- Aluminess rear bumper - INSTALLED
- Van Compass full skid plate (front, belly, gas tank) - INSTALLED
- Van Compass rock sliders - PURCHASED

Wheels and Tires
- Black Rhino York Matte Gunmetal Wheels (17x8) - SUMMER USE
- 315/75R16 Yokohama G072 Snow Tires on OEM Steel Wheels - WINTER USE

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Old 07-14-2017, 08:20 PM   #5
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Souldb,
I am starting to plan a 3500 Long Body 4X4 build with most of the same equipment you are using. I am probably a year away from pulling the trigger but am very interested in your build. My intent is a winterized ski base camp for both inbounds and back country powder chasing. I have access to great fabrication and electrical resources as I work at a company that builds custom automation equipment so I intend to do much of the work myself.
I will be following your posts closely so please share your experiences as you go through your project. It should be easy right?

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Old 07-15-2017, 12:03 AM   #6
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Souldb,
I am starting to plan a 3500 Long Body 4X4 build with most of the same equipment you are using. I am probably a year away from pulling the trigger but am very interested in your build. My intent is a winterized ski base camp for both inbounds and back country powder chasing. I have access to great fabrication and electrical resources as I work at a company that builds custom automation equipment so I intend to do much of the work myself.
I will be following your posts closely so please share your experiences as you go through your project. It should be easy right?
Now you get it! All of my projects start off with 'oh ya no problem - should be easy!'

I'll try to post up my progress, I have a couple threads to keep track of so hopefully I find the effort to make sure they're up to date.

My main concern right now is the battery system - I've come to the realization I probably need some help to ensure I have all of the right components and it's wired up safely. I should probably contact someone at Victron to help me...

On a more interesting note, the Chip Express tuning module just showed up - should be interesting to see what it actually does!! Also picked up my sliding door T vent window from CRL Laurence (rather, a local dealer of theirs) and I hope to get it installed this weekend if my old man feels up to it. I had to buy a new air sawzall but everyone likes new toys!
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My 2017 144 4WD is on the truck. Upfit starts in August. Freightliner.

I didn't want a black water tank. Decided on dry-flush.com toilet. Also on Lowe's on-line. AC/DC battery 25#. Can be set outside van at camp.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:10 AM   #8
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Installed my CRL Laurence window on the passenger sliding door - relatively straight forward installation. Lots of trial fits to ensure that I was taking material out of the right spots - got it to seal no problem (I think... a real rain storm will truly tell!) and it sure holds tight. Happy with the fit and finish.

Starting to cut



Using glazing pucks on the outside while I cut from the inside


Cut out complete


Window installed!


CRL Laurence for the win!


CRL Laurence T Vent open


CRL Laurence T Vent open side profile




Also got around to installing my Chip Express tuning module as it arrived on Friday and since it's a straight forward installation I was able to make it happen on my lazy day. 20 mins later and its installed! It will bump me up about 30hp and 50 ft*lbs on setting one and up to 51hp and 91 ft*lbs on setting 3. Should be good for when I get my little Fiesta ST hooked up and am towing through some mountains! I have a long drive ahead of me tomorrow to Montana to collect parts, I'm very interested to see how it runs.

Tuning Module


Fuel Rail Sensor


Fuel Rail Sensor Close Up


Tuning Module Wiring Harness


Tuning Moduel Wiring Harness # 2





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Where are you planning on putting your webasto dual top?? Inside, or where the spare is?
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Where are you planning on putting your webasto dual top?? Inside, or where the spare is?
Inside - I want to use the van in 4 seasons so I'm trying to keep everything inside.

Spare wheel will most likely end up being a secondary fuel tank - with all my accessories being diesel powered (cooktop, dual top) I want to be sure I am packing in more fuel than I could ever need.

Lots of projects to consider - I really need to get my head wrapped around the electrical system as I've been procrastinating on it due to the fact it's not my strong suit and I can tackle other projects I'm more comfortable with.
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