Knoedler Extreme Lowrider for Sprinter (choose your options)
- Special Order 3 weeks, some Covid-19 delays
- $199.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)
Sprinter owners finally have an option for a luxury air suspension seat! Available only through Knoedler Manufacturers, the Extreme Lowrider comes with integrated Compressor and Sprinter Adaptor plate to make installation easy.
The Knoedler Extreme Lowrider has a ride zone of 8.5"-12" and with a standard 3.5" suspension stroke in a mid-back style seat with headrest. You can opt for a higher stroke if you have the room. Added comforts are available such as heat, memory foam and massage.
Buckle is mounted onto the adapter plate, and can be removed from the original Sprinter seat that comes with the vehicle.
"WARNING: Seat or adaptor is not designed for an Sprinter vehicle or together with the vehicle manufacturer. Install at your own risk. It is the responsibility of the installer to determine suitability for use of this product in each application. Seat can sit too high for occupant, which can result in serious head or other injury or death."
- Air-Chief Seat Upper – Ergonomic Cushions
o 20.5” Wide Soft Seat Cushion
o Height Adjustable Headrest (can be removed)
o Multi Chamber Air-Lumbar Support System
o No-Step Continuous Adj. Recline Mechanism
o Fore & Aft Slides
- Heavy Duty Extreme Low Profile suspension system
- 12v Integrated Compressor
- Sprinter Adapter Plate (option available for mounting to Sprinter OEM or aftermarket swivel +$50).
- 'Fingertip control' front adjustable armrests
- Massage (4 programs in seat back and cushion)
- Memory Foam
- Please note there is no bellow/suspension cover with this seat due to the low profile.
- Double stitching in Accent colors
- Available in Vinyl, Velour, Matrix Textile, Synthetic Leather, Genuine Leather
8.5- 12" Mid Ride: 10.25"
Low profile air suspension, 3.5" stroke
Mid back with adjustable headrest
Armrests, memory foam, heat, cool, massage
These seats are great replacements for the regular Sprinter seats. We installed them in a 2015 van. We have several thousand miles on them now and they are very comfortable.
The factory seat belt mounts bolt on to the seat base (you'll need new nuts and bolts for this) and work well. The only difference from stock is that the belt mounting points are attached to the base, not the seat, so they don't move forward and backward with the seat. This hasn't caused an issue for us.
The seat heater pads are HOT. We can only run them on the low setting otherwise they hurt! The disappointing thing about the seats is that the heater pads show through the leather. The wires and attachment points create visible lumps in the seat base and back. You can't feel them when you sit down, but you can see them.
The upgraded head rests work well. They allow a lot of adjustment, especially for smaller (5'4") occupants. However, ours were loose and needed to be tightened up before we could use them properly. It's only 4 bolts per headrest, but you need to take the leather cover off to get to the bolts.
When we received the seats, some of the air hose connectors were leaking slightly. They are the push-to-connect style and the hoses probably got pulled during transit. It looks like we've mainly stopped the leaks, but the seats still lose air over time.
If you are thinking of using swivels with these seats, it will work but you will need the lower seat bases from Mercedes. We ordered part numbers A9069107300 and A9069107900 at around $200 each online. In fact, you might even want these lower bases even if you are NOT using swivels. The seats sit very high - especially with no weight in them - and they give better suspension performance in the middle of their height setting than if you put them at the bottom of their setting.
You can read more about our install at http://sprintervanusa.com/2016/03/26/adding-suspension-seats/
Note: if you have a 2016+ Sprinter with air bags in the seats, you'll need to find a way to defeat the air bag sensor. These seats do NOT have air bags, so the dash light will come on and stay on.
I really love the seat, and it makes the truck more drivable
Really like the air ride sack, but it has the tendency to not hold air over long time. There were no challenges when I installed it. Only thing I would change is the recline lever. It is cheap and broke the first day, I recommend it being metal not plastic.
Seat is working good and is still durable after two years.
I have lower back problems and this seat helps alleive pain, because it's very comfortable. Favorite feature is the air suspension. I had some difficulties with installing, so I had someone do it and at the end everything turned out great.