The Mopar conversion kit for a DIY Sprinter is a great way to get an automatic car, but before you even begin your conversion to go all electric, there are a few things that you need to look out for. You don’t want to waste money or time doing a conversion that’s not right for you, so make sure that you know what you’re getting into before you start your project.
One simple fact about conversions is that the cost can be doubled if you do it yourself, which will not only drive up the overall cost of the conversion, but also double the length of time to complete the conversion. Many people may be tempted to get a conversion kit because of the price. But before you buy anything, you need to consider if you have the proper tools for the job.
Getting a conversion kit is very easy and, most likely, you already have the personal knowledge, experience, and tools needed to complete the conversion. However, there is a huge difference between knowing the tool set up and tools and actually doing the job. This is where most of the conversion kit failures occur. These kits usually use the word “must” as a constraint, which is the biggest reason why these kits never get done properly.
What you need to do first is to prepare your project by gathering all the materials you will need to complete the project. This includes the battery, your system components (intake, exhaust, etc. ), batteries, converters, wires, wiring, screws, nuts, bolts, hardware, and other misc. parts. Once you’ve gathered everything, you then need to decide on how you want to change your car from a gasoline car to an electric car.
Now you should buy a basic manual and research the conversion kit on which car you want to convert. Before you start the project, it’s a good idea to install a battery to test the conversionby hooking up the car’s alternator to the battery and going through the steps. Next, you’ll need to install the windshield wipers and running boards (if you don’t want the tail lights on the tail end of your car). Install a wire harness from the battery’s terminals to each component in your system, and hook up each wire to the proper terminals.
After this basic installation, you can now install all the remaining components. You might need to re-caulk the holes in the car, which involves washing off the old wax that may have stuck and smoothing it out with a brush. After caulking the holes, you can go ahead and install the system components. You may need to replace any worn or broken wires, and once that’s done, you can re-caulk the holes again.
All in all, the amount of time needed to convert a Sprinter to an electric car, or a conversion to convert any car to an electric car, can vary depending on the complexity of the vehicle and the amount of time you spend doing the conversion. The more you know about cars, the better prepared you will be to do the job. If you want to save money, then buy a conversion kit instead of doing the conversion yourself.
Regardless of the conversion kit you choose, it will take at least 30 minutes to accomplish. Also, the more experienced you become in car modification, the faster you will do the job, since you’ll already have the tools needed to complete the conversion. Make sure you find a professional who has the right tools to make your conversion a success.