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WTH is this?

Postby richardekirby » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:25 pm

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There are two of them. They are located on the outside of each frame rail about midway of the vehicle. There are two bolts securing each and there are no wires or anything connected to them. The round piece is very hard rubber, somewhat like a motor mount or body mount, but surely not either of those.

Is it some kind of isolator for noise or vibration? Maybe Nissan unlocked the mystery of the flux capacitor?


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Postby KEVSTER » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:57 pm

you said it bro, I saw these when I did my first look under the pathy, I assumed the same thing, some kind of anti-vibration part. kinda wierd huh??

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Postby xd9-g19 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:03 pm

Flux Capacitor, wait til you hit 88mph :D

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Postby pawjr74 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:13 pm

Some engineer (making more money than us) determined that it needs to be there. It's a vibration dampener of some sort.

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Postby pawjr74 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:14 pm

xd9-g19 wrote:Flux Capacitor, wait til you hit 88mph :D
No, the Flux Capacitor is located in the IPDM! Lol

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Postby richardekirby » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:04 am

xd9-g19 wrote:Flux Capacitor, wait til you hit 88mph :D
I've tried many times but no luck yet. :twisted:

Over the past week, I've spent a lot of time under there getting measurements and test fitting the rocker guards that I'm making. I first noticed them and thought nothing of it, but as I looked closer, I noticed there were no wires or anything running to them. That got me curious.

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Postby xd9-g19 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:48 am

pawjr74 wrote: It's a vibration dampener of some sort.
What he said.

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Postby Kami » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:49 pm

lol i though it was for the jack to lift the truck up to replace a tire....good thing i didnt try.

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Postby VenezuelanPath » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:19 am

Flux Capacitor, wait til you hit 88mph

Why you say this? ive reach 100+ on mine and it was going fine

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Postby mar1 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:15 am

VenezuelanPath wrote:
Flux Capacitor, wait til you hit 88mph

Why you say this? ive reach 100+ on mine and it was going fine
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Postby drmayer » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:59 am

pawjr74 wrote:Some engineer (making more money than us) determined that it needs to be there. It's a vibration dampener of some sort.

It's actually a vibration damper - not a dampener. It doesn't make the vibration more damp.

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Postby BMXPath » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:57 am

drmayer wrote: It's actually a vibration damper - not a dampener. It doesn't make the vibration more damp.
Dampener is correct...

damp·en (dmpn)
v. damp·ened, damp·en·ing, damp·ens
v.tr.
1. To make damp.
2. To deaden, restrain, or depress: "trade moves . . . aimed at dampening protectionist pressures in Congress" (Christian Science Monitor).
3. To soundproof.

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Postby drmayer » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:47 pm

Not in engineering/mechanical vibrations...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damping

BMXPath wrote:
drmayer wrote: It's actually a vibration damper - not a dampener. It doesn't make the vibration more damp.
Dampener is correct...

damp·en (dmpn)
v. damp·ened, damp·en·ing, damp·ens
v.tr.
1. To make damp.
2. To deaden, restrain, or depress: "trade moves . . . aimed at dampening protectionist pressures in Congress" (Christian Science Monitor).
3. To soundproof.

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Postby BMXPath » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:37 pm

Damp and dampen are synonyms, so I am sure either will work.

And that class is our English lesson for the day! We gotta make sure use of proper grammar and sentence formation is used on a car forum! :P

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Postby pawjr74 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:48 pm

BMXPath wrote:Damp and dampen are synonyms, so I am sure either will work.

And that class is our English lesson for the day! We gotta make sure use of proper grammar and sentence formation is used on a car forum! :P
Lol! Too funny!


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