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Old 06-01-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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2016 Sprinter Changes

Interesting tidbits over at the SprinterGuy blog. Apparently the gas tank is getting smaller and side & thorax airbags are going to be standard on most models, but suspension and swivel seats are being REMOVED as an option on everything except the heaviest 3500 cargo van.

I don't understand the restrictions involving the swivel seats, unless there's a safety concern that is exempted once you hit 10,000 lbs GVWR. ... -may-20th/

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Old 02-03-2016, 06:00 PM   #2
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Any word on the release date for the 2017 4x4 vans and /or changes coming?

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Old 04-04-2016, 06:36 PM   #3
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The cab passenger swivel seat is essential for the living room feeling in the 150s. Maybe it can be added after market. I hope so.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:48 PM   #4
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It can be added. The installed price from SMB Texas is $550 on a new build.
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:18 PM   #5
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After market suspension seats and swivels can be retrofitted. The swivel will need to be modified slightly by re drilling a couple of holes according the fellow at the Sprinter Store. There is some concern regarding the airbag system and how to bypass it since the suspension seats do not have airbags. I'm waiting to hear from the Sprinter Store on this. I ordered the seats and swivels but will not use the seats if the airbag system cannot be bypassed without creating issues with warning lights and warranty service.
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