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#1 2019-08-07 23:44:04

danamight.
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Registered: 2019-08-07
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Steel Skid Plate

Anybody have a suggestion for an aftermarket steel skid plate for the front of my camping rig?
92X Linear 2005
I drive dirt roads often and the front plastic spoiler/bumper is so thrashed and cracked, it looks bad.

Just about to hit 155,000 miles w/ new struts and clutch.

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#2 2019-08-08 00:01:36

itsnotmeitsyou
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Re: Steel Skid Plate

I got one of the thicker aluminum skidplates for 6 years and been happy with it, unless you count having to drop it to do an oil change smile
www.get-primitive.com

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showpo … tcount=313

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#3 2019-08-08 00:05:02

TrailerParkNinja
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Re: Steel Skid Plate

RalliTEK (I think bought SSi) has a few options as well.

https://www.rallitek.com/offroad-skid-p … -2008.html

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#4 2019-08-08 00:38:14

danamight.
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Re: Steel Skid Plate

Wow, thank for fast replies. Great links and products!

Yep I need skid plates for underneath, of course; but also for lower front bumper spoiler thing. I'd rather not just replace it with another plastic piece - which I know will break again.

http://www.totalescape.com/GIFS/dana/first_ouch.JPG

The mild dirt from this 2005 image - is now half missing in 2019. Fragments of broken plastic held together w/ black duct tape. That along with foggy head light covers, makes her a real eyesore. Pretty hideous.

Do I need to find a local fabrication shop to just make me what I need? Or is there anything out there for the front skid area?

Ya know, for the bigger than grapefruit sized granite boulders.

I drive in the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains.

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#5 2019-08-08 00:38:55

danamight.
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#6 2019-08-08 08:02:12

saabroo
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Re: Steel Skid Plate

Lift your car if you haven't already?


2019 Audi A4 Quattro
2008 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Avant
2005 Saab 9-2x 4EAT. SOLD
2010 Camaro V8 2SS/RS 6MT with Maggie. 513whp, 480tq. SOLD

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#7 2019-08-08 12:28:52

itsnotmeitsyou
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Re: Steel Skid Plate

Maybe a combo like this:
https://www.saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=51505
Probably have to call the company up to find out about making a current batch.


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#8 2019-08-08 17:54:38

slowautoxr
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From: Decatur, AL
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Re: Steel Skid Plate

I constructed a bash bar of sorts for my former Evo.  It worked good to protect the lower from getting ripped off at RallyCross events.
https://i364.photobucket.com/albums/oo82/slowautoxr/2006%20Evo%20RS/IMG_20130810_174122_191_zps1d6713f6.jpg


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