I'm not giving up on the float. I may be hocking the sport rite kit depending on if I need parts from it. I can't accept some compromise without at least *trying* to do the technologically superior float.
Need some bucks and would like some warmth, so on a holding pattern, but I'm pretty sure I found a way to float.
The pictures are horrible on the kits out there. VERY misleading, tons of 'stock' photos of what brackets ship with what kits. Always check the riterite.com
website before you order.
The official kit for a 2014 e350, the Ride Rite 2181, will not work. Quadvan may ship stock leaf springs with a standard 4" lift, but the shock mounts will interfere with the 'inside the frame' mount. It must be an 'over the leaf spring' mount, like the sport rite would have been.
Also you'll want a BIG platform for the double convoluted air shock to land on. Settling on a Rite Rite 2176
as my best chance at happiness. Measured it as sanely as I can at distance. AFAICT there is NO way that bag will slip off that pad. It *should* fit. If not there is always the bandsaw.
I'll do a write up on how badly I have to void the warranty to achieve zen.