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Re:Chassis variations (JB74 - new Jimny)

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11 Oct 2019 13:05 #214608 by mlines
This has been asked of me and is a mystery.

The UK ( possibly EU and Japan) market has the box and ring attachments on the chassis. These also appear in the pre launch pictures of the bare chassis.

However they DO NOT appear in other markets and mean that some accessories from other markets do not fit.

Any idea what they do? (and are they on the SZ4 as I only have SZ5s to compare with). The box has a rubber like filler. It's it some sort of harmonic damper, if so why don't other markets have it.

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11 Oct 2019 15:29 #214620 by Soeley
I had wondered what they were there for, but didn't know not all Jimnys had them. Makes it an even bigger mystery?

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11 Oct 2019 15:40 #214621 by mlines
It seems that South Africa doesn't have then

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11 Oct 2019 16:10 #214623 by mlines
A couple of pictures from Suzuki showing the variation. I think one is a Kei chassis but South Africa does not have Kei models

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11 Oct 2019 16:22 #214624 by Lambert
Might rings be a manufacturing artefact? Don't know what the boxes are for?

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11 Oct 2019 17:25 #214625 by Soeley

Lambert wrote: Might rings be a manufacturing artefact? Don't know what the boxes are for?


Do you mean as in tooling/jig holes? I would have thought they would use the chassis/body mount hole for that? And if they are doesn't make sense they would remove them for some markets. If the boxes are for no beneficial purpose, it seems they have just built in some rust traps?

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11 Oct 2019 17:31 #214626 by Lambert
But the rings are common in both pictures just the boxes come and go. I have no secret knowledge just thinking logically?

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11 Oct 2019 18:32 #214629 by Max Headroom
Its a secret buttie-box :laugh:


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11 Oct 2019 18:59 #214631 by Soeley

Lambert wrote: But the rings are common in both pictures just the boxes come and go. I have no secret knowledge just thinking logically?


You have good eyes Lambert, I didn't see the rings on the 2nd picture :whistle:
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11 Oct 2019 20:01 #214635 by Lambert
Could the boxes be associated with seatbelt mounting locations bolted through to the chassis to improve occupant safety in the Ncap ratings?

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11 Oct 2019 21:54 #214638 by Jezz
Box's might be some sort of side impact mitigation, Maybe why they vary from country to country depedant the regulations.

It's been fettled just a tad.

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11 Oct 2019 23:41 #214643 by cyberdriver
We have these boxes in Aus too. I guess they contain infrared sensors for lane departure warning (which SA does not get). Rubber for damping the sensors, and a shield for their protection. Will tape over the holes and drive erratically later today to no doubt prove myself wrong :)
If I am right it looks like around 10kg my Jimny could do without.

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