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Old 11-03-2019, 08:02 PM   #11
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re: "Investment" - I think on an older Sportsmobile van in great shape, you can expect to get about 60 to 70% of your conversion cost back at time of sale, say in 5 yrs, (if we are still allowed to own private vehicles or ones that run on fossil fuels. Hmmm - maybe I need to keep our 7.3 diesel! It can always run on McDonald's french fry oil!) This is the amount over and above what the SMB would be worth today in 2wd.

The alternatives are Transit AWD/4x4 or Sprinter AWD/4x4, or finding an already converted SMB..
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:09 PM   #12
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Thanks Ray. I'm an Econoline man and it seems all of the 4x4's out there are lifted too high for me. So, I think I'll pursue the mod route.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:13 PM   #13
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Thanks Ray. I'm an Econoline man and it seems all of the 4x4's out there are lifted too high for me. So, I think I'll pursue the mod route.
The Agile 4x4 will not raise the van. The WeldTec 2wd lift kit will raise the van.

Adding an air locker (Locking differential) will not have any effect on raising the van BUT it can adversely impact driving on snow/icy conditions.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:22 PM   #14
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Thanks Ray. I wasn't aware of that, but it makes a difference.

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FYI, out of curiosity, I measured the the height of my SMB at 84". So, it looks like I have some room to play with regarding lift. I'm pretty relieved.
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:19 PM   #16
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I would want the Agile kit over the Quigley regardless of the increase in height just because it will ride better. 1der is spot on here. And if it fits in the garage: BONUS!
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:27 PM   #17
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I would want the Agile kit over the Quigley regardless of the increase in height just because it will ride better. 1der is spot on here. And if it fits in the garage: BONUS!
Yes, Grmpswrx, that's what I'm thinking. Of course, now that I have the room, I'm wondering what size wheels/tires can I get with a 4" lift.

pretty stoked. ~Terry
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Pretty sure you could squeeze a 35" tire with that lift. I had a 4" lift and 33"s werent a problem.
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Pretty sure you could squeeze a 35" tire with that lift. I had a 4" lift and 33"s werent a problem.
SWEET! Thanks!

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Old 11-06-2019, 04:39 PM   #20
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You'll need to trim the front fenders to fit 35's unless you get a Ujoint 6" kit. If you don't want to trim, you can get fiberglass fenders since its basically trimmed where you need it to be.
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