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Old 08-17-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Sprinter 3500--dual rear wheels

Anyone build on this body? Can it be done? The wheel wells must be wider; what effect would that have?
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: Sprinter 3500--dual rear wheels

Dual rear wheels are listed as an option on the SMB 'Build Your Own' worksheets.

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Old 08-17-2011, 09:56 PM   #3
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Re: Sprinter 3500--dual rear wheels

Thanks for that information. Do you know if anyone has actually done it? I'd love to have the extra carrying capacity but am concerned about what cupboards i can safely place over those wheel wells.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:03 PM   #4
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Re: Sprinter 3500--dual rear wheels

AFIK, they're just wider, you give up interior cupboard space. It's a good look for a Sprinter to sport duallys.
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Re: Sprinter 3500--dual rear wheels

I need the dual wheels for the weight I intend to carry. If you think that looks good, I'm fine with that.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:20 PM   #6
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Re: Sprinter 3500--dual rear wheels

Most mainstream RV manufacturers that make a Sprinter based RV now use the 3500 platform so that's a pretty popular chassis at this point. Make sure that you get the 3.92 (AR2) rear axle ratio and not the 4.18 (AR3) ratio that comes standard with the 3500 chassis; the higher ratio is used for towing. I highly recommend the ordering guide located here:

http://sprinterguy.wordpress.com/2011-m ... der-guide/

There are also several threads over on Sprinter-Source.com that discuss ordering options.

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