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Old 02-09-2011, 10:41 AM   #11
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:52 AM   #12
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Re: Newb, Opinions on Used SMB

congrats! That's a super looking rig!
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:17 AM   #13
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very very cool bud
now go get it dirty and dinged up!!!
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:43 AM   #14
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very very cool bud
now go get it dirty and dinged up!!!

bill, i read on the expedition website that your looking at using a sprinter as your next van. say it ain't so
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:37 PM   #15
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I'm in the process of "freshening up" my steering/front suspension at about 65k miles too.

Start with the basics. Check all the ball joints, link ends, etc. Steering stabilizer/s, shocks, and tires too. Fix what needs to be fixed.

Mine was fine with no wobble or steering slack. Then after my last tire rotation, it was wondering a lot more compared to before. In my case, my almost ready to replace tires are part of it. But I want to fix anything else that needs fixing before I get new tires.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:23 PM   #16
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Re: Newb, Opinions on Used SMB

After checking up all the parts listed above (especially the track-bar bushings!), next step is going to max caster, which I think is 5-degrees. Then, if you want still firmer steering, add a steering damper or two. I have the Safe-T-Plus spring-loaded damper. The springs give it a stronger "on-center" feel, but it's a PITA to dial in initially, compared to traditional dampers.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:10 PM   #17
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Looks like you got a great deal...looks like the previous owner took good care of it. Enjoy.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:02 PM   #18
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Nice score!
I like the simplicity of it.
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