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    Ford E-350 4x4 swap tracbar

    The track bar centers the axle, so it’s pretty self explanatory. Adjust the track bar length to center the axle under the frame. Then, adjust drag link to center the steering wheel. If the suspension settles considerably, re-center the axle (if in fact it had shifted) and re-center the...
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    2017 MBZ Sprinter 4x4, 170, Vancompass Lift

    Post it on vanlifetrader.com Mine sold within days. It was priced a whole lot lower but still, lots of interest there.
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    Flexible solar panels 150W+.....

    Waste of money. They’re awesome for a year, maybe. My renogy flexible panels performed great for almost two years. They cupped and broke circuits and failed. Sounds great on paper but they don’t hold up long term.
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    Second Alternator Charging Lithium Battery Bank

    Thanks for confirming some of my thoughts, guys. I’ll check out the sterling unit. My immediate thoughts are; 1) forget the second, dedicated alternator. Stock alternator is 230a. Run either two parallel victron 60 amp dc-dc chargers or a ctek unit with smart pass (140amp total) that can...
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    Second Alternator Charging Lithium Battery Bank

    I'm hoping someone smarter than me (shouldn't be too hard to find!) can help me out. I'm looking at a 2021 Ford E450 chassis, with factory second alternator (157 amp/hr). I want to use the second alternator to charge 4X 100 amp/hr battleborn lithium batteries, which will have their own...
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    Calling all 7.3L E350 Owners!!

    It wasn’t an easy task about 4 years ago when I bought mine either. Gotta have cash and be ready to travel immediately. I used auto trader (and maybe searchtempest) and looked twice a day for a while. Whatever you’re looking for, beware there (Or were) are a lot of people buying E series vans...
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    Calling all 7.3L E350 Owners!!

    Agree with Chris. Get a V10. It’s quiet, smooth, reliable. WAY cheaper. Later models come with better transmission (5r110) which also makes it way easier to add transfer case. Buying a 7.3L diesel van does not make any sense unless you just have a boatload of money to completely overhaul...
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    AWD transit in sand

    Wes Agreed, it just stays in 4x4 and there is no notable mpg drop, no issues making sharp turns on dry pavement etc. I find myself running in 4x4 rainy mountain roads as it tracks better and pulls through the corners better. It’s actually one of the things I really like about the Sprinter.
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    Anyone here ever done business with Weldtec?

    I was just thinking about this, it may deserve a disclaimer. I ordered the kit from Ujoint and had it shipped. I installed a lot of it, and paid someone else to help with welding and pitman arm install and some other misc help. The drive lines were built by a local company. Another local...
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    Anyone here ever done business with Weldtec?

    There were pros and cons. Overall I liked it. I thought that, for the price, the kit could have been a little more refined. I’m an exceptionally picky customer when it comes to driveline angles and such though. The van drove and handled way better than stock. I had RSC issues which could...
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    Anyone here ever done business with Weldtec?

    I hear ya! I’d be annoyed as well.
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    Anyone here ever done business with Weldtec?

    Welcome to the custom van industry. I’d say you’re doing good at this point. Hahaha. I know there are van owners who sent money and don’t see their vans completed for months and months out there. Weldtec was very quick to get back to my initial email, but did not respond to the second one...
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    AWD transit in sand

    Does the transit have low range? My Sprinter 4x4 does ok in the sand with 265s. It is heavy, so the tires must be aired down a bit. This is where low range really makes a difference. Aired down in high range in soft sand it bogs down. I would imagine the ecoboost transit would make power by...
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    Exterior, aftermarket showers for FWC pop ups?

    Ecotemp is garbage. I bought 3 of these before I finally got one that worked (80% of the time at best). Poor customer service, lies after lies. Finally they admitted that they had a bad batch of parts (the saga of shipping and returns went on for over a month). They made me take apart two of...
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    Elockers?

    Oh but I love to drive in the snow with auto lockers. Sideways everywhere. Haha But I wouldn’t allow my wife to drive the two trucks I owned with auto lockers in them if it was raining or snowing.
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    Elockers?

    All depends. You could argue that a selectable locker is better in the snow. Unlocked you’ve got an open differential, you you’re less likely to spin BOTH rear wheels which kicks the back end around. Lock the rear end when you really need it. You’ll know how it will respond to throttle...
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    How does everyone finance a used adventure van

    Also remember that the bank is only likely to finance the basic value of the cargo van. Probably fine with a substantial down payment like you have though.
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    How does everyone finance a used adventure van

    I didn’t know it was an issue when I bought my sprinter either. I wrote a check for my e series and didn’t think anything about financing the sprinter. Somehow my credit union prequalified me but the bimbo on the phone didn’t input the model number, only “Mercedes”. So I showed up to pick up...
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    Elockers?

    I had an Eaton e locker in the front of my f150 and didn’t love it. It was ok. My complaint was that it required a certain amount of turning to “ramp up” and lock. If you were moving forward and back it would lock and unlock with directional changes. It was fine but, I much prefer an ARB...
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