[A4] skid plate

Single Malt s_malt at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 11 09:02:41 EDT 2005

My thoughts exactly.  You can armor the heck out of
the underside, but the energy from such an impact is
still going to damage *something*.  The rock(s) ain't
gonna move ... guess what that leaves.

You can't keep hitting it.  Avoid the impact, fix the
road or get a new ride to make that trip.

--- Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net> wrote:

> 	the answer IMO is not to hit the rocks, either by
> avoiding them,
> driving much slower, or getting a vehicle (one that
> you can afford) with
> higher ground clearance.
> 	attaching metal to the plastic just means that your
> forcing the
> impact through the metal and concentrating them on
> other points, such as
> the places the pan mounts to the car itself. 
> ultimately the weight of
> the car is going to cause the rock to damage
> whatever protection you use.

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