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Old 03-20-2013, 06:07 PM   #2536
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:16 PM   #2537
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It seems like just 2 weeks ago we were have breakfest,and you saying,"Soo tell me bout these Sprinter vans".....



Good deal!


I think im waiting for the new Ford to hit the shores next year.Just for the bigger diesel.I got shit to tow.

5cyl,or 6?
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:21 AM   #2538
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With 40k on the road are you still pleased with choice of 144? Seems city maneuvers and dirt track centering were the cons for 170 if memory serves.

For colors, how about clasic orange and black with a tiger camo like layout?

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:41 AM   #2539
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It seems like just 2 weeks ago we were have breakfest,and you saying,"Soo tell me bout these Sprinter vans".....



Good deal!


I think im waiting for the new Ford to hit the shores next year.Just for the bigger diesel.I got shit to tow.

5cyl,or 6?
I had once before almost swapped my Tacoma for a Sprinter, so this was not a new idea for me. Seeing Xmoto's Sprinter at Sandblast Rally really sealed the deal for me. The crew van seemed just the ticket. (Mine is not a crew, but it does have the side door window.) You guys looked too good in South Carolina...




And, of course, Max having 6 Sprinters for the shops, they have always been ever-present.

Mine is a 6 cylinder 3.0L. It's coming out of a complete and thorough service this morning. Plug #4 was rusted and seized.


Now back to Geek's regularly scheduled programming... I believe we were discussing colors.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:59 AM   #2540
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I think im waiting for the new Ford to hit the shores next year.Just for the bigger diesel.I got shit to tow.

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It won't exactly be hiiting our shores, as it's being built in KC, MO.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:05 AM   #2541
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I think im waiting for the new Ford to hit the shores next year.Just for the bigger diesel.I got shit to tow.

5cyl,or 6?
+1 on this.

I've been anxiously waiting for them to get rolling and get some feedback from the early birds.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:19 AM   #2542
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I think im waiting for the new Ford to hit the shores next year.Just for the bigger diesel.I got shit to tow.

5cyl,or 6?
It is a 5 cylinder 3.2l with smaller wheelbases and less payload. So I guess you will be waiting awhile.

Only positive is Quigley might make a 4x4.

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:37 AM   #2543
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Geek,

With 40k on the road are you still pleased with choice of 144? Seems city maneuvers and dirt track centering were the cons for 170 if memory serves.
If I had an accident and wrote the van off today and they gave me $100k... I'd go buy the same vehicle: 144 tall.
The only thing I can see me selling it for is a 4x4 version if it ever comes to our shores

...in which case I'd buy the same thing again - but with 4wd

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:38 AM   #2544
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Now back to Geek's regularly scheduled programming... I believe we were discussing colors.
Not at all - I would *love* to hear more about your Sprinters - I learn so much from everyone in this thread!


Speaking of colors.. I keep scrolling up and looking at the photo I just posted
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It is a 5 cylinder 3.2l with smaller wheelbases and less payload. So I guess you will be waiting awhile.
The article I linked states that a 3.5L Ecoboost will be available.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:39 AM   #2546
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Mine is a 6 cylinder 3.0L. It's coming out of a complete and thorough service this morning. Plug #4 was rusted and seized.
How many miles?
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:39 AM   #2547
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Not at all - I would *love* to hear more about your Sprinters - I learn so much from everyone in this thread!



Speaking of colors.. I keep scrolling up and looking at the photo I just posted
Vinyl wrap. That way when you sell it A. the paint's still in good shape and B. its still white so the 'work van' crowd will buy it.

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:43 AM   #2548
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Speaking of colors.. I keep scrolling up and looking at the photo I just posted
That green is a great color. My van will need some bodywork done to address a few spots of surface rust. I hope to get it done next month. It has crossed my mind to have the whole thing done in a new color. I'd probably choose silver but only because silver is faster.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:46 AM   #2549
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I have rust specs appearing on my rear doors already

Where sand/gravel swirels behind the van and pits the paint - since there is no clear coat or anything I have little rust flecks appearing.

New paint my be on my schedule sooner than later to nip it in the but before any real damage occurs.
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The article I linked states that a 3.5L Ecoboost will be available.
You are right but there is also a "3.7L Ti-VCT V6" but why go gas when you can go diesel? Especially with something that will weigh around 5,000 lbs empty.

I want the Ford to be a winner, but the lack of wheelbase options, GVRW, possible bad MPG. There is no way in my book. The plus' are possible 4x4, modern interior and cheap.

That said, I will be placing an order for a new sprinter within the next month.
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