The Van Compass Striker lift kit creates the clearance needed to fit larger tires and push deeper into back country landscapes with confidence in the increased capability. Through years of careful development and design, we've created a system that lifts the van with as few compromises to the original design parameters of the vehicle as possible.
Using a mix of machined and welded spacers, we space the front subframe down to allow for the CVs, tie rods, and control arms to all cycle in their original geometry range set by Mercedes. At the rear, our Opti-Rate rear leaf spring pack is paired with a 2" lift block, longer sway bar links, shock relocation brackets, and bump stop spacers to ensure that nothing binds, over-extends, or can over-compress on axle articulation.
The innovative design of our Opti-Rate springs allows the end-user to fine tune their spring rate and ride height easily, and is best suited for vans heavy vans in the 9-10,000 lb range and higher, like upgraded Storytellers and Revels, 170 EXT vans with heavy interior build outs, or vans that will carry extra weight behind the rear axle on door carriers, hitch racks and trailers. With proper wheel offset and fender trimming, fitment of a 35 x 12.50 tire is possible, for a huge increase in traction and ground clearance.