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trev718
10-11-2011, 07:58 AM
Hey guys...
My complex just placed brand new speed bumps and my oil pan doesn't stand a chance now..
Are their any group buys going on for skid plates??

ThatA4T
10-11-2011, 08:06 AM
I wish I could find a used panzar

xdewaynex
10-11-2011, 08:17 AM
If you pay full price for an Evo Thor or Panzar, it will pay for itself in no time, trust me. My Evo plate has taken a beating since I bought it last year.

trev718
10-11-2011, 08:23 AM
If you pay full price for an Evo Thor or Panzar, it will pay for itself in no time, trust me. My Evo plate has taken a beating since I bought it last year.

Is it a quick install or do I have to modify it??
is it the heaviest out of all three brands??

Justin@FCP
10-11-2011, 08:28 AM
Hey guys...
My complex just placed brand new speed bumps and my oil pan doesn't stand a chance now..

I completely relate to your problem. I had to learn how to master going over the speed bumps in my housing so I didn't scrape. Luckily I found a Thor skid plate in the classifieds, investing in one though will pay for itself. My next purchase will be one for my '01.5 Passat. [drive]

xdewaynex
10-11-2011, 08:30 AM
From what I remember the Evo Thor plate is thicker than the Panzar. No modifying at all. The hardest part is getting the pinch washers/nuts installed in the sub frame, then getting the plate lined up. Mine is held in with 4 bolts, so its fairly easy to install/remove.

audiman2000
10-11-2011, 09:28 AM
Very true u will need a friend to help u get it all align for the first time put it sure payed for it self
when bumps came along

CCA4
10-11-2011, 09:38 AM
I still maintain that the Panzer Plate was my best purchase for the car. Every time I scrape going over a speed bump I'm glad I bought it lol

flynnr
10-11-2011, 10:59 AM
I still maintain that the Panzer Plate was my best purchase for the car. Every time I scrape going over a speed bump I'm glad I bought it lol

I have told this to many people as well...

I just took a trip up to duluth, MN last weekend, and my car took a serious beating... I have many, many scrapes on the bottom of my panzer, which means im sure it has paid for itself a few times now... its nice being able to get in my car, and not be worried now that i will scrape through the oil pan.

if i had to do it again i would make my own.

flynnr
10-11-2011, 11:41 AM
i know of a local one that JUST went up for sale pretty cheap. if you are interested PM me quick (i assume it will sell today)

A4Rob
10-11-2011, 02:07 PM
i know of a local one that JUST went up for sale pretty cheap. if you are interested PM me quick (i assume it will sell today)

Keep in mind it is not a brand name plate. ;)

( A local guy who works with sheetmetal made about 20 of these for the local crowd. Someone is selling theirs.)

Mine
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/a4robm/IMAG0321.jpg

This is also a no name brand plate.

$teady$upreme
10-12-2011, 12:10 AM
I need one badly as well, can you pm me the seller's info?

Papa_Dios
10-12-2011, 02:58 AM
Make your own I did.

TConklin821
10-12-2011, 06:25 AM
How would one go about making their own?

G-low
10-12-2011, 06:55 AM
a cut piece of whatever metal you want to use 2 rivnuts in the subframe and one in the stock IC pipe.. space the back accordingly to clear your sways

thats about all i did

TConklin821
10-12-2011, 07:08 AM
Not bad. Is it a pain to down every time you have to change the oil?

G-low
10-12-2011, 07:22 AM
its 3 bolts mine is very easy to take off.

TConklin821
10-12-2011, 07:35 AM
And you said bolt part to the IC pipe. Intercooler pipe?

G-low
10-12-2011, 07:39 AM
yes if i remember correctly there is a tab comming of of the pipe for something up front i just used that location

CCA4
10-12-2011, 07:47 AM
I didn't even use the third bolt, just the two riv nuts on the sub frame. Works just fine.

G-low
10-12-2011, 07:53 AM
actually used that 3 bolt to flex the metal around my sways to get a location to bend the metal a bit

Avant Nate
10-12-2011, 08:15 AM
Just installed the evo thor this weekend. That is, after replacing the crushed ac line, and a new accumulator. So its not just your pan youre saving. It took about 30 minutes. My procrastination basically cost me double.

J Ozzie
10-13-2011, 01:20 AM
Hey me too, since im tucked and have high ass speed bumps here in the complex too.

trev718
10-13-2011, 02:28 AM
I had a chance to finally look underneath my car while over the speed bump and I realized my sub frame is actually touching the hump...Is it still necessary to invest in this item even if I'm not planning on going any lower...

Avant Nate
10-13-2011, 07:15 AM
I thinks its purpose is less to protect you from bottoming out and more to prevent punching a hole in your pan from the occasional rock

4A Play
10-20-2011, 06:32 AM
Orrrrrr just buy one section of diamond plate at home depot, bend it on a saw horse to contour to your pan, and epoxy it to your pan making sure to leave enough room to access your pan bolts.

$30

I actually used an old Stop sign. Just sayin.

Ryknow
10-21-2011, 06:48 PM
yeah....my friend lowered his car a year ago, and I know right now he is really wishing he had a skid plate. lol but while we are on the topic has anyone had more/less success with a particular skid plate?