Who in the US is doing this? Only place I know of is Whitefeather, and it seems like the few that are out there have a number of issues that were never ironed out.I know there are a few companies that offer the service, I wondered if anyone has done their own? Perhaps get a load of parts from a European junkyard.
I'm in the market for a CDI sprinter now and would like to convert it in a couple years, no huge hurry.
There are horror stories abound of whitefeather conversions having serious problems. They stick a solid axle under the front and I think the ensuing problems with the electronics give people fits.I got a quote from White River ...$25k, so I have to agree with the consensus, better to buy new or wait for the used 4x4 Sprinter of your dream to happen. You'll be in line behind 100's of other, though. I also read that the parts that MB uses are from the ML production line but that doesn't help if you don't have the proprietary MB software to use it. I also seen some Facebook posts where 4x4 owners are having problems either getting into or out of 4x4.
Hi thereI can't see why a rear locker would interfere with the ESP/ASR if used in low speeds (as you would with a locker). Both rear wheels would be moving exactly the same so no slip would be detected... unless the steering angle is accounted for, in which case it might give fits if it expects one of the wheels to be 'off' in rotation with regard with the opposing wheel.
We could possibly disable the ESP/ASR with the illusive 'dyno mode', but it would be best to be able to just hit the air locker for the rear and climb out of the sand/mud/rocks, then unlock...
We would still need to overcome the fact that Inglhaut (who makes a rear locker diff) won't even reply to emails from the USA (at least mine).