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Postby darthripley » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:42 pm

you could always something like a vented "street" version for those who want some sort of underbody protection without doing any real rally/rally-x activities & then make a "race" version which would be possibly thicker metal with no holes/as few as possible that would be for those who do use their cars for rally on a regular basis.

just throwing out some more ideas to think about.
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Postby nate84 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:17 pm

Thats a good idea...two types..Id prolly be down for one of each!
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Postby Mafix » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:49 am

woo hoo i done good!

seriously though i would think to make the lowers have scoops similar to passats to keep thing cool. like one at the oil pan, one to the diff on the trans and on to the downpipe.
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Postby WideFNopen » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:34 pm

How are you planning to attatch the plates to the car?

I have a full skid plate setup on my 165 that I could take a few pics of next time I get a chance. The plates are made from al and are fairly thick. I am considering doing some modifications to the main plates and also adding additional smaller plates made out of stone guard for my fuel and brake lines.

My major complaint about my setup is that it is a pita to remove the front plate. It is attached with six bolts and it difficult to do without an extra hand. My plan is to incorporate a socket and pin (like a drawtight but smaller and round holes) design to hold the front plate in place. That way it will be tool free and much quicker during service if we need to inspect the undercarriage.
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Postby syko says » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:24 pm

turbo4wd wrote:I'm of the opinion that if you're building a skid plate, it should not have any holes or vents period.. The objective is to cover and protect. Anytime any openings are introduced, it only presents a potential "weak spot".

If you want to do an oil change, remove the skid plate, and do it..


TTE did some vents.

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There is some real skid plates to take some ideas off of. It would be great it you could make something very similar. :)
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Postby lupin1x » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:00 pm

Those photos are freaking awesome, i would've loved to have seen that in person...
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Postby Dracov » Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:41 pm

Street and competition versions, I'd go for that
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Postby syko says » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:02 am

Rally-x will soon be in Hawaii and I would like some skidplates please :smokes:

Anyone have any idears?
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Postby l00k0v3rth3r3 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:37 pm

im in the middle of one of my last semesters so i've just been doing some planning and drawings for these, but when summer hits ill be back in the shop
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Postby LegacyofDan » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:29 am

i just noticed this thread, i would love some too! prolly multiple orders from me dependent on the final price :)
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Postby esracing » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:15 pm

im in this will save me alot of time
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Postby cmonteiro1 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:02 pm

Not sure how old this is, but I'd be interested as well.
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Postby WarTowels » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:20 pm

^Really gotta list all your mods like that for every post?

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Postby cmonteiro1 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:24 pm

I can't eff'n win. If I don't put my mods everyone kicks and screams like little girls and tells me to put my mods in my signature. I didn't have anything on there for the longest time b/c I didn't like the way it looked. Got sick of all you "Alltrac Gods" looking down on me because my mod list wasn't there for the world to see.

I agree its stupid.
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Postby WarTowels » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:26 pm

...?

Almost no one lists their mods in their siggy, and if they do, they do it on one line, not one on each line.

Get a My Project Alltrac page for mod listing. :D

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