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Old 06-24-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
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sub-frame-skid plate in the works

Some testing of this new skid plate/sub-frame brace is in the works, see how well it works, maybe see if people may want to try it.

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Old 06-24-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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Definitely interested...will this work with the GS 6 pt brace?
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Defiantly interested, when I get the car back together.
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Subframe/skidplate

The welds are part of the skidplate. The complete unit bolts to the subfrome with four bolts on each side. It can be installed from under the car easily. It should support the subframe as well as any of the multy point attachment systems.
Once installed, Removing is a 5 minute job if necessary.
The cutouts can easily be enlarged to make clearance for exaust mods and easiy access to oil filter ect.
Should have it on car and running next week.
I have busted two oil pans on some of my off road excursions, one in my Aero and one in my Viggen.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:14 AM   #5
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How are you going to test it? Shitty roads? Have a lot of people been killing their undersides
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:36 AM   #7
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Very cool. Also interested. Will it cover the oil pan? Or just make the surface level leading up to it?
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How are you going to test it? Shitty roads? Have a lot of people been killing their undersides
You never know when the spirit to go rallying will strike.

You might ask Codesplice to snap a photo of his Saab Savior 9-3 skid plate. I saw it a few weekends ago and it looked pretty neat and has, if I remember right, a removable access panel for oil changes.
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Still on the website: http://www.saabsavior.com/9-3_NG900.html

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Old 06-25-2009, 06:49 AM   #10
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supergreensol, this would take the place of the 6pt brace

i may pick one of these up, depending on their price. my car is ridiculously low

ETA: SRP, IIRC most of the custom products on their website are not actually available anymore
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Yup, I know there not available. Just providing a picture as reference.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:00 AM   #12
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How will this compare in terms of structural rigidity to the GS 6pt? If its stiffer and lower profile, I am down to try it out.
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You never know when the spirit to go rallying will strike.

You might ask Codesplice to snap a photo of his Saab Savior 9-3 skid plate. I saw it a few weekends ago and it looked pretty neat and has, if I remember right, a removable access panel for oil changes.
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That's the one. Except mine has some pretty deep gouges in it. I think buying that was money well-spent. I love the access panel for the oil filter, and it also has a cut-out in the rear which perfectly matches the trajectory that oil takes on its way out through the drain hole on the pan. Makes oil changes a breeze.

I don't like the way it mounts, namely with spacers. It wasn't designed to bolt up flush to the subframe (which I'm not even sure is possible given clearances underneath). It's great for catching rocks and gravel and the like, but I'm not sure it would survive a hard crash-landing. I like to think that it would at least soften the blow to my oil pan.

I would definitely be interested in swapping to a new style skidplate that I could be more confident with. I'm waiting anxiously to see what you guys can cook up
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i'll be in a need of a 6point brace. whoever gets this, sell me your 6point!
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Yes, it will keep me from landing on my oil pan during porshe rallys.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:40 AM   #19
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Wasn't one of the main reasons that Nick did not make one like this was in regards to heat buildup?
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Me3 ; I need one for the Viggen vert and I'm interested in thew skid plate too but how thick is the metal gonna be and how would the regidity be compared to Gs's 6 point brace?
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