Is your custom van ready for all-terrain?
Simply put, the Off HIghway Van Limited-Slip Differential transfers power to the wheel with the most traction when you need it.
As a vehicle travels straight, equal power is delivered to the rear wheels, but if one wheel starts spinning due to things like snow, mud, or ice, the limited-slip differential automatically diverts greater torque to the wheel with more traction, saving you from a slippery situation.
Is your custom van ready for all-terrain?
Mercedes Sprinters and RAM ProMasters are exceptional vehicles for van conversions and they are growing in popularity. As more adventurers and travel enthusiasts test the limits of these commercial vans they are discovering that many of the stock parts are not made for the type of terrain that their adventures require. And when it comes to creating optimal traction, the differentials are simply not designed to endure extreme terrain or harsh weather conditions. Sprinter and ProMaster factory parts are designed to stay on the pavement. The fact is, tougher terrain requires tougher parts that are built for the job. The OHV limited-slip differential enhances your van’s capabilities of going anywhere.
What is the OVH Limited Slip Differential?
To achieve optimal traction control, many vehicles are equipped with a limited-slip differential. These are very common in vehicles like large work trucks but not Sprinters or ProMasters. OHV has carefully designed its own custom limited-slip differential to reduce driver’s risk of getting stuck in snow or mud and can broaden their range of travel possibilities.
Most vans do not come with this feature which means that on slick surfaces, there is nothing telling the differential to transfer the necessary torque, so the wheel with the least traction will just spin its place. If you are buying a ProMaster with the intention of taking it off-road, exploring the wilderness, or driving over any kind of demanding terrain, the OHV limited-slip differential is a must-have.
Protect Your Ride
If you were hiking, you wouldn’t hit the trail without the proper footwear, so why treat your custom van any different? The OHV limited-slip differential optimizes torque to produce efficient and dependable traction for your custom van. In addition to our unique lineup of other off-roading parts (link), the OHV limited-slip differential gives you the assurance and peace of mind that your vehicle can handle more challenging road conditions. If you still have questions about the limited-slip differential, check out our video or feel free to give us a call.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does installation void my vans factory warranty?
Does it change the ride quality?
The van should drive relatively the same. After installation the van is a few inches taller so it is more prone to swaying which is why SumoSprings are recommended to help stiffen the suspension and depending on the van a rear sway bar can also help improve the ride. Also after the installation because adjustments are made to the motors subframe the motor mounts are adjusted, as a result you may notice a slight vibration in the steering wheel while stopped or while in reverse. This vibration is not causing any damage, you are just feeling the natural vibration through the motor mount because it is slightly tighter than before so it does not dampen the vibration as effectively.
Is there any maintenance?
No, though due to the RAM ProMaster having weaker front axles we recommend that each time you get your tires rotated or an oil change to have the servicer check the CV boots on the front axles to verify they are in good condition with no tears or leaking.
Can I have it installed locally rather than driving out to Utah to have it installed by Off Highway Van?
The crew at Off Highway Van enjoy meeting all those who bring their vans in to have the kit installed they understand that the distance or time commitment just doesn't work for some customers. That being the case suspension shops all over the nation have installed the lift kit with no problem, OHV is happy to provide a copy of the instructions to your shop of choice so they can review it first and then let you know if they are comfortable doing the installation assuming you are comfortable having them do the installation for you.
Is the OHV Limiteed Slip Differential compatible with all vans?
Yes, as long as you use a different vehicle.