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Old 03-21-2019, 04:57 PM   #1
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Van Compass 4x4 1 ton swap

Saw this on Instagram today, I am not sure I will be getting a Transit anytime soon or spending $40k to convert it, but pretty cool to see products like this being developed.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvSEjnEFSqx/

Here is a teaser pic:

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Old 03-21-2019, 05:16 PM   #2
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Or just buy a 2020 Transit AWD !
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:28 PM   #3
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Here's the link:

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Old 03-21-2019, 05:28 PM   #4
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The Vancompass system is far more capable looking. Solid axle and beefy link arms.

Does anyone know if the 4x4 Transit will have a 2 speed transfer case?
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Old 03-21-2019, 05:41 PM   #5
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I love that they are doing that, but are there really that many people who are going to shell out that kind of cash for the kit? I know people go to UJoint for $20k kits all the time, but even Ujoint is only doing 40 kits a year and many of the parts exist already.

I do like that they powdercoat all their proprietary parts blue so you can see what they have added Vs. what was there before.
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The Vancompass system is far more capable looking. Solid axle and beefy link arms.

Does anyone know if the 4x4 Transit will have a 2 speed transfer case?
Agreed, the stock AWD will not be nearly as capable Off-road, as something like this. It likely won't have a true Low Range or 2 speed transfer case is my guess since its an AWD and not 4x4, but will probably have a pretty low 1st gear with the 10 speed transmission or whatever it is getting.

I think a true 4x4 conversion would still be ideal for me personally if I were in the market, the AWD will be great for snow though. I think the Transit is pretty ugly really, and is worse the higher the top gets.
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The Vancompass system is far more capable looking. Solid axle and beefy link arms.



Does anyone know if the 4x4 Transit will have a 2 speed transfer case?
Very very unlikely. AWD not 4x4 and not heavy duty.
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It's shocking to me how much more attractive I find the sprinter to be. But I would never buy one. The transit is ugly, but will be my next purchase.
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Very very unlikely. AWD not 4x4 and not heavy duty.
I agree. Just another average so so AWD drivetrain I bet. Great for snow, not for getting far off road.
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It's shocking to me how much more attractive I find the sprinter to be. But I would never buy one. The transit is ugly, but will be my next purchase.
I had a Transit and couldn't agree more. I look at them every day and at some angles I shield my eyes. Other times they look ok. Bigger wheels and tires help a LOT. I want to love Sprinters but I fear them.
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