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Re:Skid plate 7 years ago #53580

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Steve D wrote:
The Factory3 plate works to prevent catching the leading edge of the pan on dirt when you go off. It isn't going to prevent a crack if you really high-center your car on the exit gators. It will help with glancing blows, but not body slams.


+1. A relatively thin plate will help the car slide over gators that could otherwise give the oil pan a hard whack. Mine's taken several hard blows.
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Re:Skid plate 7 years ago #53581

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Steve D wrote:

If you crack your pan, keep the revs up because then all the oil stays up in the head. Some say.


since all the oil is in the head, do we even need oil pans?
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Re:Skid plate 7 years ago #53583

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For me the Factory 3 plate was a 2 year replacement item as I scraped the metal through at the owner-modified outdentation (new word) at the drain plug location.

I shudder to think of the damage that might have occurred without the plate.

RP

Re:Skid plate 7 years ago #53585

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Ranger wrote:
Steve D wrote:
The Factory3 plate works to prevent catching the leading edge of the pan on dirt when you go off. It isn't going to prevent a crack if you really high-center your car on the exit gators. It will help with glancing blows, but not body slams.


+1. A relatively thin plate will help the car slide over gators that could otherwise give the oil pan a hard whack. Mine's taken several hard blows.



I all depends on how hard you whack it....That's a golf ball size hole dumping oil with skid plate!
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Re:Skid plate 7 years ago #53590

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I like the price on the TC ones and it looks decent. I would hate to leave an oil slick for everyone behind me though.
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Re:Skid plate 2 years, 4 months ago #81595

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The 2015 ruleset made the HiK skidplate legal. I have one and it's quite stout. It certainly protects the oil pan better than the wimpy piece of AL that I had before.

www.hikfabrication.com/arvixe/HIK_Fabrication_Home.html
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Re: Skid plate 2 years, 4 months ago #81596

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The HIK plate is the way to go!

+1 for this rule and , after 1+ year of use, this plate. It is strong, well designed and fits correctly.
RP

Re:Skid plate 1 year, 4 months ago #82911

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Ranger wrote:
The 2015 ruleset made the HiK skidplate legal. I have one and it's quite stout. It certainly protects the oil pan better than the wimpy piece of AL that I had before.

www.hikfabrication.com/arvixe/HIK_Fabrication_Home.html


Here is the new link, if anyone is looking for this item. HIK Fabrication E30 skid plate.

Re:Skid plate 10 months, 4 weeks ago #83143

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What does it weigh?
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Re:Skid plate 10 months, 3 weeks ago #83144

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priapism wrote:
What does it weigh?


I did a fair amount of cutting on mine so it only has about 1/2 the width it originally did. I'd guesstimate it originally weighed 15lbs.
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