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 that require more pure differential lockers, or require expensive air compressor setups to activate, the OHV Limited-Slip Differential is constantly working, and in a wider variety of situations. 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, reliability, and ultimately more safety.
ALWAYS ACTIVE CAPABILITY AND SAFETY
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, our engineering team worked with 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 or up the mountain with more confidence and safety.
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 OHV limited-slip differential optimizes torque to produce efficient and dependable traction on pavement that's covered with ice, snow - or even off pavement situations that are more unpredictable.
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, without any additional switches or tools 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.
LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL DETAILS
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.
Deposit - $2,000 - Collected at the time of appointment scheduling/booking (1 Week Required for Installation)
Complete Price: $5000 ($7000 Complete Price with Installation)
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.