Fair enough.I have had an European Transit AWD without lift and 225/75R16 At tires for almost 10 years. With this I've done almost 100,000 miles in África and the entire Panamericana. Believe me I have driven tracks which were a lot worse than the ones on your pictures. You will be fine. Because of the small tires you just need good skidplates.
Well. I do read a lot and also post too. Though I am not as experienced as you guys are,Lift and tires are the most common modifications made regardless of the vehicle marque, maybe you haven't spent much time on this website? The whole site is about "aftermarket solutions".
The European Transit had a 6 speed manual with a very slow 1 gear. I could drive up hills at 6 mph at about 1800rpm. I only had a 140 HP diesel. I don't know how a 10 speed EB would perform.Fair enough.
In the west a lot of public lands roads lay through mountains and hills. Some of them are quite stiff and just for confidence I would feel safer to put it in awd low, which is not available in the Transit.
I am very curious how did you deal with situations such as stiff hills without a low rang?
The new 10 speed ratios are as fallows;The European Transit had a 6 speed manual with a very slow 1 gear. I could drive up hills at 6 mph at about 1800rpm. I only had a 140 HP diesel. I don't know how a 10 speed EB would perform.
Right now I'm traveling and don't have access to good internet. But off the top of my head the gearing of the first gear seems to be very close to the first gear with low range of the Sprinter.
Someone with deep pockets and a thorough understanding of the electronics in the system that have to be dealt with...not to mention the challenging mechanical fit issues and limited availability of (Ford compatible) passenger drop T-case assemblies or components. As they say, anything is possible but IMO, there are much better ways to have a low range in a Transit.Who's going to swap the first low geared transfer case into an AWD transit?