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    Thread: Slammed Mk4 w/ skid plates... MAXIMUM DAMAGE?

    1. 03-19-2011 12:39 AM #1
      Has anyone that is SLAMMED with a skid plate ever raped something so hard that it bent the **** out of it or even broke the oil pan above the skid?

      Just wondering since I am pretty low right now with my new wheels and scraping just about every bump ...
      Maybe its a stupid question, but I'd like to know be4 I regret something lol!!

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      03-19-2011 12:41 AM #2
      people with skidplates break pans all the time, motor mount spacers, hybrid pan if you have a 1.8t, drive careful.

      a skid plate sits way lower then your pan, you wack that and it pops up and breaks your pan.
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      03-19-2011 12:42 AM #3
      lots of people have broken their oil pans with skid plates. Its just extra protection, if you hit something hard enough, **** breaks. The plate itself wont break, but the pan can break from the hit

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      03-19-2011 12:43 AM #4
      many people have broken pans with skid plates.

      i think of hynt haha

      but skid plates actually sometimes dont let you go as low as you can without one...and by then your so low nothing can get under your front lip soooo its like a plow for any rocks or debris
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    5. 03-19-2011 01:32 AM #5
      rocks and debris is the least of our worries up here in Canada We have, MASSIVE potholes and big surprises from the winter months!

    6. 03-19-2011 01:35 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by euro_tomek View Post
      rocks and debris is the least of our worries up here in Canada We have, MASSIVE potholes and big surprises from the winter months!
      What he said^

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      03-19-2011 01:42 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by weber. View Post
      florida ftmfw
      new hampshire, SAW (Sucks After Winter)

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      03-19-2011 01:56 AM #10
      You can see the indent of the oilpan


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      03-19-2011 01:57 AM #11
      I broke my pan 3 times with my oem steel skidplate. I want motor mount spacers asap.
      Lower it.
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      03-19-2011 02:56 AM #12
      when i was still on coils i smashed my pan through the skidplate. I had the defender tech one, same as diesel geeks basically, it eneded up pressure cracking above the drain bolt. I realized skid plates dont do **** other than making your car bounce off the ground constantly. if its hits bad enough that it would crack your pan without one its probably still going to kill it either way

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      03-19-2011 03:07 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by duby_1.8T View Post
      many people have broken pans with skid plates.

      i think of hynt haha


      I broke my pan twice with a steel skidplate.

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      03-19-2011 04:07 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Ewinkdub04 View Post
      new hampshire, SAW (Sucks After Winter)
      New England BAW (blows after winter)...and during...and before.

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      03-19-2011 04:11 AM #15
      if you car about breaking pans buy a GMC Sierra, otherwise just drive carefully and u will be good
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      03-19-2011 06:05 AM #16
      Tom, you can always get 1inch spacers for your engine mounts.

      My tdi wasnt that low and its already on its second oil pan. The mkIV pans are aluminum which does not bend like the steel ones used to.

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      03-19-2011 09:41 AM #17
      yup
      ive broken my pan, oil pump, oil pump shaft, and cracked my block.
      all on one hit

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      03-19-2011 04:41 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by SeanKirk23 View Post
      I broke my pan 3 times with my oem steel skidplate. I want motor mount spacers asap.
      I broke mine WITH motor mount spacers.

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      03-19-2011 04:47 PM #19
      im on my 2nd in the a4 and my vrs has been replaced 3x. will be doing motor mount spacers ina month or so.

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      03-19-2011 10:04 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by abydielsgli View Post
      yup
      ive broken my pan, oil pump, oil pump shaft, and cracked my block.
      all on one hit
      This scares me. 24v blocks aren't cheap or easy to find by any means. What the hell did you hit?
      Lower it.
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      03-19-2011 10:07 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by V-TEC this!!! View Post
      Tom, you can always get 1inch spacers for your engine mounts.

      My tdi wasnt that low and its already on its second oil pan. The mkIV pans are aluminum which does not bend like the steel ones used to.
      2004 cars have a hybrid pan iirc

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      03-19-2011 10:10 PM #22
      My boy jetta2289 hit a dope rock in the road

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      03-19-2011 10:11 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by martin13 View Post
      2004 cars have a hybrid pan iirc
      My 04 is aluminum.

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      03-19-2011 10:17 PM #24
      You'll probably end up breaking your oil pan regardless.

      Get some motor mounts, a hybrid oil pan, and a skid plate. This will just provide added protection, but none of these will protect your car from stupid/reckless driving

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      03-19-2011 10:25 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by zrace07 View Post
      My boy jetta2289 hit a dope rock in the road

      hahaha. I love how you guys are able to be proud of broken oil pans and dope rocks

      I wish I had the money/cajones to drive low enough to break things.

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      03-19-2011 11:26 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by SeanKirk23 View Post
      This scares me. 24v blocks aren't cheap or easy to find by any means. What the hell did you hit?
      it was a bridge on an interstate. their was no avoiding it. i also had 5 people in the car all loaded down. but ya it was a hell of a hit for sure. i shut the car off immediately just cause i knew i had broken crap

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      03-20-2011 01:53 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by abydielsgli View Post
      it was a bridge on an interstate. their was no avoiding it. i also had 5 people in the car all loaded down. but ya it was a hell of a hit for sure. i shut the car off immediately just cause i knew i had broken crap
      Wow. That's horrible. Im high 22's ftg and I really want to go air. It's just so convenient. Roll low... Maybe even lower than I roll now. And park up subframe on ground. And if I have to drive through a bad part of the city or through a construction zone... Air up.

      Damn I want air ride. Hopefully in the near future.
      Lower it.
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      03-20-2011 02:27 AM #28
      ^^ as do I, and I am not even low

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      03-20-2011 02:35 AM #29
      See if you live in the seattle area Teeters metal fab is more than capible of not only makeing you a bomb proof skid plate but they can repair oil pans... thats whats up

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      03-20-2011 03:08 AM #30
      broke mine through a diesel geek panzer plate. tough life when you are low.

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      03-20-2011 03:14 AM #31
      motor mount spacers, hybrid pan and a skidplate will pretty much bulletproof your underside. If you break a pan with all that, you need to learn to drive. I have like 5 feet of clearance from my pan right now with just a hybrid pan and mm spacers

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      03-20-2011 07:39 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by SeanKirk23 View Post
      Wow. That's horrible. Im high 22's ftg and I really want to go air. It's just so convenient. Roll low... Maybe even lower than I roll now. And park up subframe on ground. And if I have to drive through a bad part of the city or through a construction zone... Air up.

      Damn I want air ride. Hopefully in the near future.
      this was back in 2007 i think when i hit super hard.

      but now they sell engine spacers to raise the motor, also the mk5 r32 pans and pumps you can get. so if you get an mk5 r32 pan and pump, skid plate, and raise the motor you should have plenty of clearance to be low

    33. 03-20-2011 07:51 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by orau22 View Post
      people with skidplates break pans all the time, motor mount spacers, hybrid pan if you have a 1.8t, drive careful.

      a skid plate sits way lower then your pan, you wack that and it pops up and breaks your pan.
      Only if your dumb and mount it directly against the pan

      If you don't leave room between the 2 you might as well not have one
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      03-20-2011 08:46 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by abydielsgli View Post

      but now they sell engine spacers to raise the motor, also the mk5 r32 pans and pumps you can get. so if you get an mk5 r32 pan and pump, skid plate, and raise the motor you should have plenty of clearance to be low
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      03-20-2011 09:16 AM #35
      i have made my skid plate with 5mm steel... yeah its kinda heavy...

      but its safe.. i use it about 2 years n its alright now..

      in my place its a lotta badly broken roads..

      i drive 4 finger from skid plate to the ground





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