Get more out of your Sprinter van with upgraded load springs
Looking for a DIY suspension solution for your Sprinter van?
We get it. You’re a do-it-yourselfer. You like to do things on your own. You may not be a ‘gearhead’, but you’ve got all the tools and you’re ready to learn. YouTube certainly has hundreds of helpful, how-to videos that give tutorials on everything from how to fix a leaky faucet to how to build a bomb.
If you recently googled “DIY suspension load helper springs” I’ve got good news for you. When it comes to upgrading the suspension on your Sprinter van, there is a DIY solution. And you’re gonna love it! They’re easy to install because there’s no cutting, drilling or welding: just remove the factory bump stops and replace them with the Timbren SES kit designed specifically for your Sprinter van.
Which Timbren SES kits will help stabilize your Sprinter van?
Depending on which Sprinter model you own, Timbren has various SES upgrades that will work specifically with your vehicle.
Here are some of the SES part #s designed for front and rear:
Mercedes Sprinter 2500 front = MBFSP35
Mercedes Sprinter 3500 front = MBFSP35
Mercedes Sprinter 3500 rear - Motorhome = MBRSP35A
Note: If you have a Sprinter Motorhome, MBRSP35A is the best choice.
Each component is carefully chosen and designed to work together for maximum comfort and stability.
Is it necessary to upgrade both front and rear suspensions?
Sprinters that come with a high roof have been a concern to the manufacturer from the very beginning. When the Sprinter first arrived, the manufacturers—Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, and Chrysler—soon became aware they had a problem with instability and went to great lengths to try to solve it.
The solution came in the form of something called ESP—Electronic Stability Program. A few manufacturers of the “tall and skinny” van have made it a standard item on their super-tall models.
To gain maximum stability to the suspension of your Sprinter van, especially when navigating tight corners and strong side winds, adding a Timbren SES kit to both the front and rear suspension of a Sprinter van is ideal. When fully loaded, a Sprinter van with a high roof and a top-heavy load becomes dangerously unstable. With a spring helper installed in all 4 corners, not only would you reduce roll and sway, but you’d also level the load and smooth out the ride.
You can’t put a price on safety and stability. Upgrading your front and rear suspension with a Timbren SES kit would increase safety and stability to a whole new level.
How does part #MBRSP35B stack up against the competition?
Below are three popular suspension upgrades that are pretty good for keeping a Sprinter van level under load.
- RAS Road Active suspension helpers are bolted to the top of your leaf-spring suspension. They work best with lighter loads but aren’t designed to stabilize vehicles with top-heavy loads.
- Airbags: Even though compressed air keeps the vehicle from squatting under load, they can’t adjust quickly enough to prevent roll and sway when pulling a top-heavy load like a truck camper or a 5th
- SumoSprings are made of polyurethane (a fancy word for foam) and weren’t designed to handle heavy severe-service applications and vehicles - like the high-roof Sprinter van - with top-heavy loads.
Timbren SES kits - like part # MBRSP35A that fits the suspension on the Sprinter camper van - has an advantage over the competition listed above: Stability and safety. And if you’re driving a fully loaded Sprinter cube van with a high roof, stability is required for safety, security, and control while navigating corners in high winds.
Here’s the thing you’re going to love: You can install it yourself in about 30 minutes!
Why is Timbren SES the best solution for your Sprinter van?
In addition to ‘quick and easy’, Timbren part # MBRSP35B is the best helper spring for your Sprinter van because it is the most reliable. Like we said earlier, Timbren SES upgrades offer a progressive spring rate and require zero maintenance. These 2 advantages alone guarantee for you the most reliable helper spring in the industry.
As we mentioned earlier, there are over 400 Timbren SES kits that fit virtually every truck and SUV that rolls off the assembly line. Every component is carefully selected to provide the best combination for your vehicle. Part # MBRSP35B is tailored to meet the specific needs of the Sprinter van by maximizing its stability.
Timbren SES suspension upgrades are “stronger than steel” & more reliable than air.” That’s why every Timbren SES product comes with a No B.S. Lifetime Warranty and 100-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.For more information on Timbren SES part # MBRSP35B, visit www.timbren.com