AVOID A SLIPPERY SITUATION

Introducing the OHV Limited-Slip Differential for 2WD and 4x4 Mercedes Sprinters (2007 and newer). Make your van more capable in any condition, on or off-road at any speed without sacrificing fuel efficiency.

 

This can save you from a slippery situation, and possibly eternal embarrassment from your ski buddies forever reminding you about that time you couldn't pull out of the resort parking lot.

 

Different from rock-crawling applications where pure differential lockers work only in low-speed off-road situations, or require expensive air compressor setups to activate, the OHV Limited-Slip Differential is constantly working. Whether you’re in technical overlanding situations, cruising on the highway, or traveling up snowy roads to the ski resort, you can rely on having ample traction and reliability.

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OHV is a team of problem solvers, and when we quickly learned the limitations of the 4x4 Mercedes Sprinter, we got to work on how to make it more capable. Focusing on eliminating wheel slip, we turned to the help of the experts at WaveTrac Differentials. Their patented wave design places wave profiles on one side gear and it’s mating preload hub. As the two side gears rotate relative to each other, each wave profile climbs the other, causing them to move apart. When this happens very quickly, it creates enough internal load within the unit to reduce wheel spin. Torque is transmitted to the wheel that has traction to keep power down and propel the vehicle through sand, gravel, snow, or ice. This keeps you from getting stuck before you get stuck. Made from 9310 alloy steel gears in a case hardened billet steel body and using ARP fasteners - the entire unit is maintenance free and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. All of this translates into a true adventure van that can get you further down the trail with more confidence.

 

Mercedes Sprinters are exceptional vehicles for van conversions and they are growing in popularity. As more adventurers and travel enthusiasts test the limits of Sprinter 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 built to endure extreme terrain or harsh weather conditions. Sprinter 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 optimizes torque to produce efficient and dependable traction.

 

Many vehicles are equipped with a limited-slip differential, such as large work trucks, but not Mercedes Sprinters. In fact, 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 in place. And while many come with 4WD, in order to turn it on, you have to stop. A limited-slip differential automatically kicks in when it's needed. Since many Sprinter owners are preparing their vans for all-terrain, OHV has carefully designed its own custom limited-slip differential to reduce driver’s risk of getting stuck in snow or mud and broaden their range of travel possibilities. This is the true X30 option code you intended for with your Sprinter 4x4 van - one we've dubbed the OHV-X30 Off-Road package. 

 

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? If you are buying a Sprinter with the intention of taking it off-road, exploring the wilderness, or have any chance of driving over slippery or snowy terrain, the OHV limited-slip differential is a must-have. In addition to our unique lineup of other off-road parts, the OHV limited-slip differential gives you the assurance and peace of mind that your vehicle can handle more challenging road conditions. 

 

Still have questions? Check out more info from our partners at Wavetrac, the FAQ below, or feel free to give us a call.

LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL DETAILS

Van Compatibility

  • Recommended for for 2WD and 4x4 Mercedes Sprinters (2007 and newer - NCV3 and VS30). Not compatible with the 3500 DRW (Dually).

  • Utilizes the 3.92 Gearing for more versatility and every day use. 

Pricing

  • Deposit - $2,000 - Collected at the time of appointment scheduling/booking (1 Week Required for Installation) 

  • Complete Price: $7500 - Installed by OHV

    • Includes the LSD unit, New Mercedes OEM Differential Bearings, New Mercedes OEM Pinion Bearing and Seals, New Mercedes OEM Outer Axle Housing Seals, New Mercedes OEM 3.92 Ring Gear and Pinion, ARP Bolt Hardware, New OEM Differential Fluid, and Installation. ​

Frequently Asked Questions

Does installation void my vans factory warranty?


Yes and no. Depending on the problem, some dealerships will be more lenient that others. It is not absolute.




Does it change the ride quality?


The limited-slip differential will enhance your off-road capabilities, and inspire more confidence in everyday driving situations. It has no impact on tire wear or fuel efficiency. The only other difference in ride quality may be minor sounds from parts functioning in the differential housing.




Is there any additional maintenance?


No. The Limited-Slip Differential is covered by WaveTrac's Limited Lifetime Warranty.




Can I have it installed locally rather than driving out to Utah to have it installed by Off Highway Van?


At this time, Off Highway Van is the only shop capable of doing a professional install. We know it can be a big time commitment to travel to our shop but we are doing our best to make this installation available in other locations. Until then, come see us, we are a lot cooler in person.




Is the OHV Limited-Slip Differential compatible with all vans?


No. This part is compatible with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinters 2007-2021 NCV3 and VS30 in both 2WD and 4x4. It is not compatible with the 3500 DRW (Dually).




What if my van already has 4x4?


Limited-slip differentials are made to compliment the 4x4 and make it way more capable in both on-road and off-road situations. It transfers torque better to make the 4x4 X30 option even better.