2021 Revel Mods

smittylube

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dash panel was there ? or you purchase them somewhere online?
 

regattago

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Dash looks 100% better with more storage. Looks like a dash should. Easily swapped, Plastic nuts already installed for these glove boxes. I guess the Revel started off as the base model. Under the cavity panel was carpeted insulation mat, I put some dynamite on the backside just for rattle/squeak protection. Maybe it will help it run quieter as well.
Where exactly did the dash glove box covers come from?
Mike
 

smittylube

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Installed the mini leaf springs pack today. I decided since mine is on the fence at 4020 lbs/ lighter side of built out, that I would try only 2 springs. This yielded all 4 corner fenders level, and about 3/4” higher in the rear measuring the black trim. So I gained 3/4” suspension travel in the back. Exactly what I had hoped for. The drive home from the shop was noticeably better and not too stiff. Granted I’m empty at this weight, that is a good thing. Left the small knob at 2- it felt excellent. Sits much more properly now.

I can still add the 3rd leaf at any time if I feel the need.
 

smittylube

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post #4....
This step they sell is pretty good to have also. But beware, mine needed some holes drilled in the right location. I received mine and the holes were not even on both sides. I took some time and corrected this before I installed it and IMO it functions easier as it should. If you watch the CA vans install video he just slams it in has to hit it to fold it down. I wanted mine to function smoothly and it does. I am planning a mod to make the release easier as well.
I don’t think I mentioned that I had a piece of wood trim laying around so I cut it to size, covered it with CF wrap and used double sided tape to attach across the bottom of the step brackets so it is easily pushed with my foot and lowered out of the way. Works slick.

but if you do get this step be sure to ‘massage‘ it to work smoothly.
 

smittylube

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Finished my Horn install today, Jumpered the existing horn into power from the relay as well so I get instant horn, OMG it is LOUD! Took me way longer than 20 minutes..
 

smittylube

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I have been watching my PS return hose. The hose pulled back and the clamp slid forward so I decided to handle that today.
I had some Pentosyn PS fluid in stock, used a barbed 3/8 splice with a few inched of 3/8 ps return hose. I pushed the hose and splice on and could not pull it off even without the clamps installed. Pretty confident it'll hold. It doesn't look like it but the hose must be too short- best to add some to relieve the tension.

Also was chatting another sprinter van owner when grabbing a campsite and he mentioned he ran across another sprinter with a hose that came off stranding him in the desert.
Note- those of you who do this, if you are even a little quick and have something to plug the hose or end, very little oil leaks out.
 

pruveit

New member
Hi. I was wondering if the 2021 Revel had wireless Apple Air Play? I have one on order and just don’t see a confirmation anywhere.
Thank you.

JP
 

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