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Sprinter FAQ

Get that great ride!

Like many owners of conversion vans, we’ve noticed how dramatically the ride quality of the stock suspension diminishes once you build your rig out and load it with equipment. We’ve solved these problems before, and our new Mercedes-Benz Ride Improvement Package (RIP Kit for short) now solves it for our beloved Sprinter owners.

Agile Off Road is here to answer your Mercedes-Benz Sprinter questions! Feel free to submit new questions in the comments below!

FAQ

What is the largest tire I can fit on a 2007-2018 (NCV3) Mercedes Sprinter?

The largest recommended tires sizes for the second generation (2007-2018) Mercedes Sprinter are:

  • 2WD Sprinter 2500: 265/70-R17
  • 4×4 Sprinter 2500: 275/70-R17
  • 2WD Sprinter 3500: 235/85-R16
  • 4×4 Sprinter 3500: 235/85-R16

What is the largest tire I can fit on a 2019+ Mercedes Sprinter 2500? (VS30)

With a factory offset wheel (50-54mm) a 2019+ 2WD Sprinter 2500 can safely run 245/70-R17 tires without fender modification. With the installation of Agile Mini-Fenders 265/70-R17 tires fit any Sprinter wheel without rubbing.


With a factory offset wheel (50-54mm) a 2019+ 4×4 Sprinter 2500 can safely run 245/70-R17 tires without fender modification. With the installation of Agile Mini-Fenders 275/70-R17 tires fit any Sprinter wheel without rubbing.

What is the largest tire I can fit on a 2019+ Mercedes Sprinter 3500? (VS30)

The largest recommended tires sizes for the third generation 2019+ Mercedes Sprinter 3500 (VS30) are:

  • 2WD Sprinter 3500: 235/85-R16
  • 4×4 Sprinter 3500: 235/85-R16

Which Sprinters will the aluminum replacement fuel tank fit on?

The ACGB Replacement Fuel Tank is compatible with all 2nd generation (NCV3 2007 – 2018) & 3rd generation (VS30 2019+) Mercedes Sprinter 2500 & 3500s. This tank’s footprint starts where the factory tank is located and extends all the way thru the cavity outside of the driver side frame rail. Because of this no heaters, tanks, or batteries can be mounted on that side under the van.

Our Auxiliary Fuel Tanks are a great alternative for those looking to extend the Sprinter’s fuel range.

Does Agile make a 4×4 conversion kit for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter?

No, not at this time. Because Mercedes makes 4 wheel drive an option from the factory we felt it was best to leave the design & installation of the system to them so we could focus on improving other areas such as suspension.

Is there a manual or air locker available for the Mercedes Sprinter rear differential?

At this time there is no aftermarket locker available in the U.S for second generation (NCV3 2006-2018) Sprinters. The rear end is manufactured by Mercedes. Gear ratio is either 3.92 or 4.18 depending on spec.

Written & video installation guides for Agile Off Road products are available for download in our Sprinter Instruction Library.

There are 31 comments

  1. william brinton 6 months ago

    I would like electric entry steps for driver, co-driver and middle rear door for ease of entry and a additional 20 gallon tank for the new sprinter I am buying, can you assist me and accomplish this?

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 6 months ago

      Please fill out the form at the bottom of our 20-Gallon Sprinter Fuel Tank page and include any relevant details of your build. We’ll get back to you with a quote as soon as possible.

  2. KyleKai 6 months ago

    Is there any kind of brake improvement package for the sprinter?

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 6 months ago

      We have a Sprinter Brake Upgrade Kit featuring slotted rotors, performance pads and stainless steel brake lines available in our online store. Fits 2007 – 2018 2WD & 4×4 Sprinters.

  3. Pablo 6 months ago

    Great FAQs, thank you! Is the 2019 year included in the largest tire size list above? Do you have recommendations on pairing the KO2s and Black Rhinos on a 2019 Sprinter 4×4? The local LS couldn’t even find the required bolt pattern. Adding this to your FAQ list would be helpful. Much appreciated!

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 5 months ago

      With a factory offset wheel (50-54mm) a 2019+ 2WD Sprinter 2500 can safely run 245/70-R17 tires without fender modification. With the installation of Agile Mini-Fenders 265/70-R17 tires fit any Sprinter wheel without rubbing.

      With a factory offset wheel (50-54mm) a 2019+ 4×4 Sprinter 2500 can safely run 245/70-R17 tires without fender modification. With the installation of Agile Mini-Fenders 275/70-R17 tires fit any Sprinter wheel without rubbing.

      We install BFG K02 tires on 95% of vans we work on. We’re big fans! We also outfit plenty of Sprinters with Black Rhino wheels. Click here to see all of our Sprinter Wheel & Tire offerings.

  4. Richard Heider 5 months ago

    Can you give me an estimate on the Sprinter Brake Upgrade? I would have the work done, not do it myself. The brakes on the 2500 Sprinter a mushy, not like the brakes on a factory Mercedes car.

  5. Khai Lee 5 months ago

    Hello, do you offer a RIP kit for a 2006 2500 cargo (114wb if it matters)?

    Thanks,

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 5 months ago

      Khai, the only suspension product we offer for the 2006 Sprinter is a custom-tuned Fox 2.0 rear shock. If you have further inquiries please email us at info@agileoffroad.com.

  6. Galen Peterson 5 months ago

    Are the Maximum Tire sizes listed for stock vehicles? How dose the fitting change with the 2wd NCV3 Rip Kit? (2500)
    Thanks!

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 5 months ago

      Galen the max tire size listed for 2007-2018 (NCV3) Sprinter is for both stock & lifted vans.

  7. Rick Fall 3 months ago

    I have a 2008 Sprinter Navion Motor home and would like to change the wimpy sounding horn.
    I do not see the location of it. Can you please send a graphic of where it is?
    And what is the best recommendation for replacement?

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 3 months ago

      Hello Rick. Your horn should be located somewhere underneath the front bumper cover. Although we don’t have a Horn Upgrade Kit available for your year Sprinter (due to the cooling fans in the front being in the way of our mounting bracket) you can still install the PIAA dual bass horns. You’ll just have to fabricate/get creative with a mounting location. Email us at info@agileoffroad.com for more info.

  8. Joe Kempe 3 months ago

    Can you verify whether a 275/70/17 will work without tripping the 2019 MBUX cruise control system? It is our understanding you have had success running them over a number of miles. Thanks, Joe

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 3 months ago

      Joe we’ve installed 275/70-R17 on quite a few 2019 4×4 Sprinters both with and without our RIP kit. We’ve had zero trouble with the MB cruise control system. The only modification required to run tires this size is to replace the stock lower front fender with our “No-Rub” replacement fender.

  9. DWL 3 months ago

    what is the largest tire that can be put on a 2019 3500 HD 4×4 170 EX sprinter with dually rears without lift or well modification?

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 3 months ago

      The largest tire we recommend on Sprinter 3500 is 235/85-R16. We recently installed a set of BFG K02s in this size on a 2020 Winnebago Boldt.

  10. Adrian Rosu 3 months ago

    What is the largest tire size with your no-rub mud guard using the oem 16″ rim, on a 2019 4×4 Sprinter Passenger Van? Also, is there an estimate for when AMP powersteps will be available for the 2019 Sprinters.

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 3 months ago

      265/75-R16 is our recommendation. However, we haven’t encountered that specific combination yet (which means you may not need the no-rub fender). We’ll certainly update you once we’ve tried it. The majority of our 2019 Sprinter customers are running 17″ wheels when upgrading tires.

      AMP Powersteps are available for 2019+ Sprinters for installation at our shop!

  11. Joe Kempe 3 months ago

    Elikem, that’s great news. Is the 75/70/17 the largest tire working with the MBUX cruise control. No rubs, fuel tank, etc in order

  12. Glen Farr 2 months ago

    Hi Guys, I have a 2019 4×4 Sprinter currently at Campovan in Santa Barbara getting interior build out. They referred me to you, and I ordered five 17” Evo wheels from you guys and I am waiting for them to come in. I had a 2015 4×4 with 265 75 16s and mainly drove on forrest service roads and in snow, not too much rough off-roading, but the ride was mushy and especially not good if I encountered wash board. I would like to make some additional suspension improvements with you:

    Questions:
    1. I like the looks of the RIP, but I wonder if your RIP will be detrimental to my warranty and extended warranty with MBZ?
    2. If I am going to 265 70 R17s o my new Evos and I don’t do the full RIP, is there a swap-out of factory front and rear shocks/struts/springs that you would still recommend as sort of a middle ground approach? In other words, what is the list of everything you still suggest if I don’t go with ”full RIP”?
    3. My local tire guy in Ventura is a long time friend and I loyally must purchase my tires from him. If I go Toyo Open Country AT II E series, do you think those would be quieter than BF Goodrich? I am on pavement 95% of the time – would you still do BFG?

    Thanks in advance for help. By the way, Lisa is very helpful and does a great job.

    Glen —

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 2 months ago

      Hello Glen.

      1. We have not heard of any issues with our kit affecting the MB warranty. We also supply a one year warranty on all Agile products.

      2. If you’re not looking to replace or add any springs, we offer a Koni front strut and rear shock package for the Sprinter 4×4.

      3. We’re fans of the BFG KO2 Tires, they fit the lifestyle of the typical active van owner, which appears to be similar to yourself with a higher percentage of on-road use.

  13. DWL 2 months ago

    Elikem. Question about your Sprinter dually swaps. The standard OEM wheel is a 16×5.5″ (I’m assuming the inner rear are the same). So when you sell the dually wheel and tire combo and it’s just the fronts and outers, what do you do with the inner OEMs since you’re really not supposed to put anything wider than 215 on a 5.5″ rim?

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 2 months ago

      While BFG does recommend 6″ wide wheels with their 235 tires, we’ve successfully paired 235/85-R16s K02s on the 5.5″ Ultra, Alcoa & factory steel wheels. We’ve always alerted our customers of BFGs recommendations. And furthermore, we’ve had exactly ZERO ISSUES on hundreds of installations and are confident recommending this set up.

  14. Mike rauch 2 months ago

    Are Amp power running boards available to purchase for the 2019 4×4 144 sprinter? And will they fit with the factory heater booster option. Can you still run the larger fuel tank option with those running boards and heater. Would like to purchase the running boards and as large a fuel tank as possible.

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 2 months ago

      Mike, we can perform AMP Powerstep installations for 2019+ Sprinters at our Santee, CA shop. However, we do not have a shippable kit at this time. In your particular application, we’d most likely use a custom longer length driver-side step because it allows us to move the mounting location to allow more room for accessories mounted underneath the vehicle. Please fill out the form at the bottom of any of our Sprinter Fuel Tank pages and mention you’re interested in AMP Powersteps & an Espar heater. We’d be happy to discuss your options further.

  15. Don Koehler 4 weeks ago

    I’m planning to purchase an RV using a Sprinter 2500 (current mfg) chassis. A 25 gallon fuel tank doesn’t cut it. Are you guys willing to consider RV upgrades?

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 4 weeks ago

      Don, we offer several auxiliary & replacement fuel tank options for Sprinter 2500. Compatibility with your vehicle will depend on what accessories & equipment you have mounted underneath the vehicle. View our Sprinter Fuel Tanks for more info.

  16. Ed 7 days ago

    what is the largest tire I can put on my 2019 170ext. 3500 4×4 dually?

    • Elikem - AgileOffRoad.com 7 days ago

      Hello Ed! 235/85-R16 is the largest tire we recommend on 2019+ Sprinter 3500.

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