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Old 09-10-2018, 08:06 PM   #1
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4x4 Sprinter Vs 4x4 E350

For those of you who own a 4x4 Sprinter and previously owned a 4x4 E350, how does the ride quality compare? I own a 09 E350 with a Quigley conversion and an Agile RIP, and am looking at possibly moving to a 4x4 Sprinter. I am curious how it rides and drives.



If there is anyone in the Coeur d'Alene area and would not mind letting me check out their 4x4 Sprinter, please let me know.



Thanks, Greg
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:09 PM   #2
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Van Compass is in Post Falls, take a trip over there and talk to Rob about his red Sprinter. He will give you good information.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:16 PM   #3
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I’m not a 4x4 sprinter owner but I’ve driven a lot of them (work related) they drive a bit nicer on the road than a E350 Quigley with RIP. But it’s not even close enough in capablity for what we need in off road driving so until older age mellows us out will stick with a E350 4x4 for that sole purpose.
Once we got to mostly gravel roads & skiing the it’ll be a sprinter. But that me be a while. YMMV.
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I was in an e250 quigley. Now 4x4sprinter.

MSD is correct although I’d go even further. Much nicer on the road — much worse off the road. (I admit I decided to run the stock tires down a bit while my wallet smoulders before i upgrade the wheels & tires. Maybe that will help).
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:15 PM   #5
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There were a couple 4x4 Sprinters when we did Bill Burke's offroad class a couple years ago. I forget their names, (except for Allan Feld, owner of SMB West who had one of his rigs there) but I believe they belong to the forum here. The vehicle was capable of far more than gravel and snow. Loose, rutted terrain, sand and off-camber rock on grade up to the Slot at Anza Borrego was navigated as well. Frankly, I was amazed. Perhaps one will chime in with the photos. I wouldn't hesitate to own one after I sell my Quigley Ford.
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I have a 2002 7.3 4x4 Quigley and have spent some time driving around with my buddy Rob from Van Compass. So far I've been really impressed with how capable his rig is. It helps that it's on 35's though. He had no problem in the least with the NW Overland Rally obstacle course and cruising 50+ miles of northern Idaho backcountry roads on a trip to Cayuse airstrip. If you get a chance watch a couple of their instagram videos or just swing by the shop. Both Rob and Mark are really good guys and very knowledgeable.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl_ZYbuh...-by=vancompass
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Thank you for the feedback. We don't do any hard core 4x4ing and are looking for a more comfortable ride on paved and forest service type roads.


Van Compass has been on my "to visit" list for a year or so now. Will take a drive over and see them.
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Here is an older (related) thread on this topic.


http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...ice-16758.html
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There is no comparison. The 4x4 Sprinter simply rides better. We went with a Van Compass set up and it took a great ride and made it even better. That said, the 4x4 Sprinter will not be as capable as the 4x4 E350 off road. But if you're spending most of your time on pavement and forest service roads the Sprinter is definitely the way to go.
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While I can't compare because I have never driven a sprinter 4x4 all loaded out, my Agile 4x4 conversion/suspension is pretty darn nice.
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