7"? That's more than I would have expected. They barely hang below the x-member. Skidplate definitely makes good sense, a nice solid one (although I would incorporate some slotting to vent heat. Those nice hunks of superheated cast iron next to your oil pan...). I'm wondering how that would work for the SVX, I'm a bit shorter on ground clearance (and will only be losing more). It definitely makes for a very efficient layout and easy exhaust routing though.
Originally Posted by PHATsuby
If I were to do it again I would model a mini manifold in solidworks and have it CNC'd. I could likely pick up another 1" of ground clearance. I was planning to have a skidplate on there as well for safety.