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BAJA BRACKET REAR SHOCK MOUNT - SPRINTER (2007+ 2500 ONLY) by VAN COMPASS

BAJA BRACKET REAR SHOCK MOUNT - SPRINTER (2007+ 2500 ONLY) by VAN COMPASS

SKU:3063

Regular price $ 345.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 345.00 USD
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Key Features
  • Reinforces weak factory upper shock bolt.
  • Includes all necessary hardware.
  • Works with stock and aftermarket shocks.
  • Works with stock and lifted vans.
  • Simple installation with basic hand tools.

It's no secret that the Sprinter has some shortcomings when used for serious off road usage. As many owners are discovering, a heavily loaded van driven hard off road can stress the factory components beyond their original design parameters. From rutted Alpine 2-tracks, to the box canyons of Death Valley, to the rugged coast of Baja, owners are taking these vans to places Mercedes never really intended.

The Baja Bracket Rear Shock mount kit is a solution Van Compass has developed to eliminate one of the glaring shortcomings in the Sprinter's rear suspension setup: a single shear upper shock bolt. A single shear bolt has its benefits mostly in cost and ease of packaging, and for a delivery van on the street with frequent fleet service checks, this isn't a problem. Without reinforcement on both sides of the upper shock bushing, this puts a large amount of cyclical stress on the factory shock bolt. Over time, the bolts can stretch or come loose after long miles of washboards, and the bolt eventually yields at the worst possible location: right where it enters the threaded bung on the chassis. For our customers, exploring remote backcountry terrain the shock is a critical part of safe travel ensuring that the weight of the vehicle is kept safely under control in all conditions.

Our Baja Bracket is a sturdy, precision engineered solution to capture both sides of the upper shock bushing and eliminate the dangerous fulcrum effect that causes a bolt to eventually shear. The part is laser cut and CNC bent from 3/16" formed steel, fixture welded to ensure accuracy, then powder coated for good looks and longevity. A complete hardware kit and slotted holes ensure perfect fit and alignment on all vans, while a machined tubular brace dissipates the load of the shock safely throughout the frame rail. At Van Compass, we have the solution that won't leave you stranded. Van Further.

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INCLUDED COMPONENTS

  • Left and Right Baja Bracket Double Shear shock bracket
  • All necessary mounting hardware

FITMENT GUIDE

MODEL: SPRINTER 2500

YEAR: 2007-PRESENT

DRIVE TYPE: 4X4, AWD, 2WD

NOTE: Please confirm there are no plumbing or wiring obstructions before ordering. Some converted vans have plumbing and wiring routed through part of the spring hanger on the passenger side, but these brackets may still fit with additional modification.

INSTRUCTIONS

Sprinter Baja Bracket shock mount installation instructions:

LABOR TIMES

Recommended Shop Labor Time: 1 Hour

Customer Reviews

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David Baker
Don't try this on a Revel

I purchased a set of these as we did lose one of our upper shock bolts while off roading in Utah. This seemed like a great fix. However, on a Revel, you cannot use the two forward nuts and bolts on the right hand side as there is simply no way to get the bolts in place. All of the plumbing runs through that void. On top of that, drilling into that area without knowing what is behind the metal can prove to be costly.

The glue that the video says is easy to cut away... Not so. It took a large flathead screwdriver and a hammer to chisel it away. I did get the left side installed completely as per the instructions. I do have to say, these were easier to install than the three new house batteries.

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Matt McLelland
Great product / cheap insurance

I hate making purchases based on fear / what might happen but the factory mounting points are weak and I've seen them break for people with 2WD road-only vans. I do think these should be included standard in their suspension kits but these weren't available when I installed my 4.3 over 3 years ago - so I won't complain. Easy to install and again, cheap insurance for a large repair.

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Russell
Rear Shock Bracket

In past Baja trips managed to discover every weak point in my suspension. Stock or upgraded. Had to replace things a couple times. With a 10klb 4x4 170 always concerned about bending the rear, cantilevered top shock bolt. Would be a situation to remove even if mildly bent. Worse a broken shock. Stock design is for a much lighter build. Just went on a recent 1 month trip to Baja and did trails that even weighted Overlanders are concerned to do. Completed the trip with no broken or bent parts. It appears that all the upgrades that were done did what they where designed to do. Including no broken or bent rear shock components. The part shipped fast from VC to Calif. Installed relatively easy. The Bung and shims took some finessing. Remove all stock undercoating with-in the contact points of the bracket to metal. Prime and paint. Took a few hours to do both sides. In addition to the brackets I highly recommend upgrading front and rear suspension and adding the VC sway disconnect. Makes a huge difference in hill climbs with large rocks.

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Thomas Terramani
Baja Install

Just completed the install of the Baja Brackets. Overall, not that difficult. I had no issues with my Storyteller Stealth wiring or plumbing. Kit had all the materials needed. The installation instruction and video are great. Thumbs up.

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Jim W
Great Design, Easy Install

Installed my Baja Brackets from start to finish in 2hrs including doing all work to put the van on Jack Stands in my driveway. Perfect fit and easy install to add some strength and peace of mind.