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ThierTN
06-04-2017, 05:06 PM
Recently purchased a 2006 Dodge 140" SHC (T1N).
There are two large plastic blocks (Styrofoam?) on each side of the cab. I have attached a picture.
What do they do; purpose? Can I remove them?
Thank you.

Throttlejockey
06-04-2017, 05:19 PM
I was wondering what those do also. I assumed it stopped some sort of rattle/creaking from body flex.

Arnie_Oli
06-05-2017, 11:56 AM
Not a clue. Not on UK models. Not got them on mine and the van hasn't exploded.


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Aqua Puttana
06-05-2017, 01:41 PM
I believe the consensus here is that those blocks are related to crash or head bump safety.

Passenger/cargo and roof height seems to be in the equation as to whether they are included or not.

I have no official data.

vic

Arnie_Oli
06-05-2017, 01:44 PM
Have you got rear seats in the back then? Makes sense if it's as vic suggested. Someone, somewhere hit their head and sued?

Throttlejockey
06-05-2017, 02:42 PM
Have you got rear seats in the back then? Makes sense if it's as vic suggested. Someone, somewhere hit their head and sued?

Mine is a cargo. I find it hard to believe it's for safety as they aren't held in there very well.

johnshmit
06-05-2017, 02:47 PM
Roll over protection. Installed since 2005 (TDB) and standard from 2006

Arnie_Oli
06-05-2017, 07:23 PM
Roll over protection? What's it there to protect? Is the idea that it's there for rear passenger noggins?


Is it like Secure Foam?

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You have been fined one credit for violation of the verbal morality statue....

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