STAGE 2.3 SYSTEM - SPRINTER 4X4 (2015-2018 2500 ONLY) by VAN COMPASS

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$ 2,239.98
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$ 2,239.98

The Stage 2.3 kit utilizes front and rear fully adjustable piggy back SP2 3.3 Fast Adjust shocks for owners that want complete control over their suspension. The Fast Adjust shocks allow you to easily soften up the suspension for extended dirt road travel or firm it up for windy days and long highway stretches for sports car like handling. This is the perfect kit for stock Revels, light weight adventure vans, and most passenger vans running at a weight under 7800lbs to smooth out the harshness experienced on washboard roads and sharp, abrupt impacts. Our Stage 2.3 suspension package transforms the Mercedes Sprinter 4x4 from a violently swaying and lumbering cargo van into a vehicle with true German luxury car feeling and control both on and offroad. Vehicle control and suspension compliance are the two areas of ride quality we focused on when we engineered this kit, and each shock is packed full of our knowledge tuning suspensions to work perfectly for the intended purposes of these adventure vans.

The cornerstone of our Stage 2.3 kit is the fully adjustable Falcon Piggyback Reservoir 3.3 Fast Adjust Shocks. These shocks have a MASSIVE range of compression adjustment at the simple flip of a knob. With the large, red Fast Adjust knob, placed in an easy to access spot, you will definitely take advantage of the adjustment features of these shocks. Position 1, the softest setting, is optimized for rough dirt road travel. Setting the knob to position 2, and utilizing the micro dial to fine tune, sets the shocks for everyday comfort and is the preferred setting for everyday road going travel. This is your van’s every day normal running around town setting. Position 3, the firmest setting, will engage maximum stability for loaded highway travel and treacherous cross wind conditions. Cross wind sway, poor cornering stability, low speed rocking and harshness are a thing of the past with the Van Compass Stage 2.3 kit installed!

The Stage 2.3 kit does not change the vehicle ride height and retains the factory suspension geometry which is critical for safe emergency lane change procedures as well as off-road performance. While other kits on the market force the van up 2” in ride height and sacrifice critical down travel in order to gain front spring rate, our Stage 2.3 kit utilizes a front sumo spring to accomplish the same thing without maxing out the limits of your van’s front suspension. This means control arm angles, axle shaft and steering angles stay neutral and your van retains it’s ability to articulate and keep it’s tires planted on the ground while traversing rough forest roads. The front sumo spring greatly helps with front stability and reducing harsh bottoming of the front suspension without sacrificing suspension travel. It optimizes your van’s front suspension and properly loads the chassis in an area designed to hold a spring load. Paired with a tuned Falcon 3.3 Fast Adjust front shock and the original Van Compass secondary shock mounting bracketry, your Sprinter will have a sporty but compliant feeling the way a Mercedes Benz vehicle should.

To determine the actual weight of your vehicle, go to your local landfill to utilize their scale or use the CAT SCALE LOCATOR.


  • Front Falcon 2.315" piggy back reservoir 3.3 Fast Adjust Shocks
  • Front 4x4 Sprinter Sumo Springs
  • Rear Falcon 2.315" piggy back reservoir SP2 3.3 Fast Adjust Shocks
  • Dust boots for all 4 shocks.
  • All necessary hardware and instructions for a simple installation

2015-2018 Front Shock installation instructions:

Falcon 3.3 SP2 Rear Shock installation instructions:

NOTE: The Falcon 3.3 SP2 Fast Adjust rear shocks are NOT compatible with Sumo Spring Rebel series of springs, specifically Sumo Spring part numbers: SSR-327-47-2 and SSR-327-40-2. There is a Sumo Spring bracket associated with those kits which makes contact with the large shock body of the Falcon shocks.

NOTE - 2019+ Vans with rear HD A/C are not compatible, there are additional lines in the passenger front wheel well which interfere with our shock mounts.

To determine the actual weight of your vehicle, go to your local landfill to utilize their scale or use the CAT SCALE LOCATOR.

STAGE GUIDELift heightRecommended BuildFront ShockRear ShockVan Weight
Stage 10"Multi-use camper and passenger vans, Base weight Revels without additional accessoriesFalcon 2.1 Monotube w/ MountFalcon 2.1 Monotube<7800 lbs
Stage 2.30"Multi-use camper and passenger vans, Base weight Revels without additional accessoriesFalcon 3.3 w/ MountFalcon 3.3 SP2<7800 lbs
Stage 2.50"Multi-use camper and passenger vans, Base weight Revels without additional accessoriesFalcon eAdaptFalcon eAdapt<7800 lbs
Stage 31.25" Rear LiftClass B/C SRW Motorhome, Upfitted Adventure VansFalcon 2.1 Monotube w/ MountFalcon 2.1 Monotube7800-10000 lbs
Stage 4.31.25" Rear LiftStoryteller, Revel with added accessoriesFalcon 3.3 w/ MountFalcon 3.3 SP27800-10000 lbs
Stage 4.51.25" Rear LiftStoryteller, Revel with added accessoriesFalcon eAdaptFalcon eAdapt7800-10000 lbs
Stage 5Striker 2" LiftOff Road Oriented buildsFalcon 2.1 Monotube w/ MountFalcon 2.1 MonotubeSTOCK-10000 lbs
Stage 6.3Striker 2" LiftOff Road Oriented buildsFalcon 3.3 w/ MountFalcon 3.3 SP2STOCK-10000 lbs
Stage 6.5Striker 2" LiftOff Road Oriented buildsFalcon eAdaptFalcon eAdaptSTOCK-10000 lbs

2007-2018 Sprinter Tire fitment guide:

We've prepared this guide to help with tire choices for your van. Generally, the largest compatible diameter and widths are listed, other sizes may fit. Actual size varies by manufacturer, wheel choice, and inflation pressure. Tire size selection will vary by manufacturer and tread pattern, and tires with more aggressive tread or aggressive sidewalls may have more fitment issues. Specific trimming instructions are noted in most of our lift kit's instructions. Van Compass is not responsible for fitment issues.
This calculator is one of the best we've found, and very helpful for comparisons between different tire sizes. Actual size varies by manufacturer, wheel choice, and inflation pressure. Always consult your tire shop before purchasing wheels or tires.

How do I decide which system to buy? I'm a newbie.

  • We've prepared some comparison guides for our most popular systems, they can be found under the stage guides tab on the product page.

Which tune should I select?

  • We've prepared some valving charts based on van weights, they are at the bottom of each shock, and stage system page. You can select the tune from the options when adding your system to the cart.

I don't know what my van weighs. How do I find out?

  • Easy, most county landfills have a commercial scale. You can use the CAT SCALE LOCATOR to find the closest CAT certified scale. These are great, as they give us a front and rear axle weight separately.

Do I need adjustable shocks?

  • Our adjustable shocks are very popular, and offer a huge range of adaptability to your van. They are well suited to vans that see a wide range of payload and terrain. Do you like to exact every last bit of performance and comfort out of every situation? Or, do you prefer to live in the moment and keep your vehicle simple?

Can I upgrade my kit in stages?

  • Typically, yes. Our kits are designed to be modular, so that customers can add components in stages without having to buy many components twice. If you buy a stock stage, then lift the van later, your shocks will still work.

Do I have to lift my van to use your upgrades?

  • NO! All of our shock upgrades work as stock replacements. They are designed to work with both stock height and Van Compass lifted vans.

Is a lifted van safe to drive?

  • YES! Our lifted 2wd vans are roughly comparable to a stock 4wd van. We design our lifts to preserve factory suspension geometry and travel, as well as work with our upgraded shocks. Lifts will also allow fitment of larger tires, which help smooth out terrain and road irregularities. The combined effect is a van that is actually much better driving than their stock, delivery van roots suggest.

What size tire fits my _____?

  • We've prepared detailed fitment charts for each application, you'll find them in a tab on the product pages. We also recommend you consult your installer, and local tire shop. They are the experts when it comes to proven formulas with builds, and good tire choices for your area and use cases.

Does installation void my warranty?

  • Ultimately, the decisions for warranty lie with the Dealer and Manufacturer, so you will want to contact them for an answer. Van Compass parts are designed with OEM performance in mind, and as thoroughly as possible. Many of our parts are stock replacements.

Do Van Compass products have a warranty?

Do you do installations?

  • We no longer do installations, we are focused 100% on designing, manufacturing and shipping the best possible products we can make.

How much does installation cost?

How long do your products take to install?

  • Installation instructions are found under the 'Instructions' tab on the product page. We list recommended labor hours for both home, and professional environments.

Can I install your products myself?

  • YES! Many of our customers are do-it-yourselfers, so our products are designed with the installer in mind. They have been thoroughly engineered to be durable, fit great, and easy for a human to install. We've prepared detailed instructions and fitment info to help you, so make sure you read them thoroughly. We've done our best to outline the tools, safety equipment, and various other tricks you'll need to be able to confidently install our products.

Will I need an alignment after installation?

  • We always recommend a quality, digital alignment be performed after any suspension modification where the struts are removed and reinstalled. Although many vans have limited adjustment, the TOE setting is critical to front end alignments, good tire wear, and safe drivability and should always be properly checked after installation.

When will my order ship?

  • We allocate and ship orders on a first in, first out basis. We understand, it's frustrating waiting for long periods of time and how that impacts the unique circumstances of our customers. For more information on our shipping and order policies, please read here: Shipping, Return and Cancellation Policies

Do I need to put a deposit down?

  • Many credit card companies provide only a small window to collect funds from online orders. With the long and often un-predictable lead times many of our products are experiencing, this small windw is not a good fit. The unique nature of our business and customer base dictate that we take a full deposit up front. If your order will be shipping freight, we will contact you at the time of shipment to ensure an accurate and fair rate. The 3% cancellation fee only covers the service charges we incur from the credit card companies.

Still have questions?

  • We'd love to chat!

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Why can't I find your phone number?

  • With the unique nature of many of our customer's builds, the conversation is often drawn out over several months. Keeping a paper trail allows us to remember the specific names, vans, builds and needs for each of our customers. We're available to chat via appointment on a limited basis, so please email us first.