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2009 Suzuki Equator Crew Cab
Body Style / Driveline Crew Cab, Longitudinally front engine with 2WD, 4WD compact-size pickup with short-bed
Assembly Plant Smyrna, Tennessee plant
Introduction Date 2008
EPA Vehicle Class Compact Truck
Construction Body on frame
Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Engine V6
Engine code VQ40
Production code ZV7
Engine 4.0-liter DOHC V6
Number of cylinders Six
Valve per cylinder Four
Maximum output hp 261 @ 5,600 rpm
Maximum torque lb.-ft. 281 @ 4,000 rpm
Configuration Longitudinally - Mounted
Cylinder block Aluminum
Cylinder head Aluminum
Spark plugs Platinum tipped
Maximum engine RPM 6000 rpm
Valvetrain type Silent chain, two-stage
Engine mounts Standard (no fluid-filled)
Emission calibration LEV2 ULEV
Exhaust emission standards Federal: Tier 2 BIN 5
Exhaust system configuration Single exit/main
Transmission type Five-speed automatic w/overdrive
Gear ratios (:1) 3.842
1st 2.353
2nd 1.529
3rd 1.000
4th 0.839
5th 2.764
  2WD 4WD
Final drive ratio 3.133 (Base)
Rear axle C200 Dana 44; Standard on RZM
Transfer case - Rotary switch for part-time 4WD
Transfer case ratio Four-wheel drive low - Sport: 2.625
RMZ: 2.625
Crawl ratio 1st gear - Sport: 33.86
RMZ: 33.86
Electric rear locking differential - RMZ Model only
Type Body on frame (ladder type) - Fully boxed frame
Primary materials Corrosion resistant, high strength steel
Type Rack-and-pinion
Power assisted Engine speed sensitive
Overall ratio 20.4:1
Turns (lock to lock) 3.55 turns
  2WD 4WD
Turning radius (curb to curb) ft. 21.75/6.64 21.67/6.60
Turning circle (curb to curb) ft. 43.58/13.3 43.33/13.2
Front Independent, Stabilizer bar Standard (Bilstein high performance shocks standard on RMZ)
Rear Overslung multi-Leaf (Bilstein high performance shocks standard on RMZ)
Brakes & Tires
Front Two piston calipers, 296 x 28 mm Vented discs
Rear Single piston calipers, 286 x 18 mm Vented discs
Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD) 6 in. x 4.5 in. (6 in. x 114.3 mm)
Tires P265/70R16 BFG Long Trail (OWL)
P265/65R17 BFG Long Trail (OWL)
P265/75R16 BFG Rugged Trail (OWL)
Ignition system Electronic (direct ignition)
Starter 12 volt
Alternator 12 volts 110 amps
Battery GR24F-550