[A4] skid plate
caliban at sharon.net
Wed Jul 6 12:48:25 EDT 2005
At 11:53 AM -0400 7/6/05, Peter Kirby wrote:
>But is the stronger OEM pan strong enough to take a hit from a rock
>embedded in the road?
ya know, i have no idea. i haven't gone out and tried to
break it to see how strong it is. i do know that i broke my stock
one on a water splash and replaced it with the OEM beefy model. i
drive hard, and drive dirt roads sometimes up in norcal. i like to
drive kind of WRC on those roads.
i broke the beefy OEM model when i missed a turn into a
driveway and hit a rather high curb. i guess you could call that
a rock. it broke, but so did the subsubframe, oil pan, radiators,
intercooler, bumper, A-arm, etc. actually the subframe broke and
basically pierced the engine.
>From what I saw of it, it looks like it is
>about twice as thick as the original and made out of fibreglass
sounds about right.
>The road to get to our cottage has one or two spots where if I am not
>careful, I will hit the oil pan on rocks.
two spots? consider fixing the road, or an allroad quattro.
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