Sunday, February 08, 2009

LR3 Ballast Mass?

I've discovered something very unexpected. My new Land Rover LR3 has 2 large ballast masses under the rear of the truck. They appear to be maybe 50 pounds each and they pivot freely in pitch. I googled unsuccessfully to learn anything about this.

UPDATE: Nathan Woods has kindly informed me that these are tuned mass dampers, designed to reduce chassis vibrations. Mystery solved!

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