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Purchase of T250 148 MR cargo van

Bought a cargo van from Hoblit Motors lot in Colusa CA.
Got the 250 in order to get the 3.73 limited slip differential.

For travel and camping with dog & bicycle.
Rides empty a little too tight for my back, looking into aftermarket air suspension seat.

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2015 Transit 250 148 MR Cargo Van 3.73 Ratio Limited Slip Differential
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Amongst the Sprinter crowd, some folks swap the lighter passenger van rear springs onto their cargo vans for a better ride. Not sure if the same can be done on the Transit.
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Thanks, that hadn't occurred to me. I've heard about a Ford truck suspension guy here in town, I'll have to ask.
The shocks might be different too. I recall putting higher quality shocks in an F-150 and getting a very rough ride.
I was focusing on getting a suspension seat because -
recently rode in a cousin's huge corn planting machine (Case) and the suspension seat was amazing.
Lot's available for farm implement, backhoes and buses but haven't found one for the Transit yet.

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Bought a cargo van from Hoblit Motors lot in Colusa CA.
Got the 250 in order to get the 3.73 limited slip differential.

For travel and camping with dog & bicycle.
Rides empty a little too tight for my back, looking into aftermarket air suspension seat.
Most vans travel weird until they are loaded up with cargo, at least half-way IMO. Suggest you put some dead weight in the van, let the tires wear in, and see what you think. 1500 pounds or so maybe . . .

Until then you might consider lowering the tire pressures to 5-10 lbs. lower than on your driver's door specs. plate.

2015 XLT 150 Wagon, 3.5EB/3.31LS, 130" WB, low roof, 8-passenger, full trailer tow incl. brake controller, ordered 12/14, delivered 4/20.
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Get the factory power seat and connect the height adjusting servo to a terrain compensating main gun aiming controller from an Abrams tank. Sorted.
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