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Old 11-03-2010, 06:00 PM   #26
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My car only sees pavement so I'm not too worried about rocks, twigs and branches getting caught up in there.


Road kill and shredded 18 wheeler tires on the other hand...
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:13 PM   #27
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I need a skid plate that works with the Fumoto valve.
I have the Primitive Racing street armor package, and it clears my Fumoto valve (w/out the extension). Worth every penny and Paul is very cool to work with.

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Old 11-03-2010, 10:54 PM   #28
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more please... also links to each website?

is everyone running the fender liners with the OE rivets or do they need modified to work with the replacement skids?

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Old 11-04-2010, 01:25 AM   #29
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primitive and wicked look to cover best. The beatrush looks all nice and conformed, but I want my plate to cover stuff....not look pretty. I made one that looks like the wicked and primitive 1/8's...which is all you should need unless you're driving terrible roads that your car shouldn't be on
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:44 AM   #30
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If I'm reading Laile's page correctly, http://www.laile.co.jp/jpn/products/.../guard_sb.html, the Beatrush undertray is 5.00mm thick duralumnium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duralumin). FWIW, of course.

Edit...just spent some time here, http://item.rakuten.co.jp/laile/s5up60160/, which is saying it is 2mm thick not 5mm. Perhaps the "rally" version is the thick one they were referring to, http://item.rakuten.co.jp/laile/a560161/#a560161.

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Old 11-04-2010, 08:52 AM   #31
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I need a skid plate that works with the Fumoto valve.
I have the Primitive and it has the hole cut out for the Fumoto valve.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:53 AM   #32
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But do you have a Fumoto valve?


I met the Wicked Innovations people at the last WBM and they seemed really cool. I was going to come back towards the end and pick up a skid plate from them but lost track of time and they were closed by the time I went back. I'll have to give them a call and see if they can do anything regarding the Fumoto valve.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:01 AM   #33
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Also weight wise, how much does each one weigh around? Plus the websites that go to each one. Good idea for a thread
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:05 AM   #34
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Also weight wise, how much does each one weigh around? Plus the websites that go to each one. Good idea for a thread
The Alu 3/8 skids are like 5 lbs? But its about as low as you can add weight.

I was toying with the idea of doing 2 layers of 3/8" Steel for my skid plate for a while
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:29 PM   #35
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Does the job.
I can't tell for sure, but is your tierod hitting the skid plate at full droop?
Almost looks like the skid plate is bent, wonder if the tierod is bent?
How's your alignment
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:59 PM   #36
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just cut another one for a friend



1/8" 6061...strong enough for most crap

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Old 11-05-2010, 10:41 PM   #37
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But do you have a Fumoto valve?


I met the Wicked Innovations people at the last WBM and they seemed really cool. I was going to come back towards the end and pick up a skid plate from them but lost track of time and they were closed by the time I went back. I'll have to give them a call and see if they can do anything regarding the Fumoto valve.
Yes I do have the valve.
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Old 11-06-2010, 03:20 AM   #38
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whats the point of having a skid plate?
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:45 AM   #39
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so how many are available for the 08+ chassis? i think ive seen two or three. and i dont remember which company made them
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:08 PM   #40
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whats the point of having a skid plate?
You realize that some people actually rally their Subarus. I'm sure those people like to keep things like oil pans, headers and assorted other parts intact and attached to their cars.
















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Old 11-07-2010, 07:26 AM   #41
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I think people look too far into this, just get a stop sign and bolt it on
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:11 PM   #42
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whats the point of having a skid plate?

Some people no longer have the stock plastic splash guard and need some sort of protection from debris such as rocks, branches, animals, shredded tires, etc. It also helps keep sand/snow/salt/water from getting all over the undercarriage and rusting things up.

Other people actually rally their cars and need a beefier skidplate to protect the underbody from damage.



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I think people look too far into this, just get a stop sign and bolt it on
I know a few people that have done this, but it's super illegal. Some people have said you can find old signs at junk yards for cheap.
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Old 11-08-2010, 03:25 PM   #43
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i saw these ones in person and man, if they made one for a 08 i would be all over it. very nice setup
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so how many are available for the 08+ chassis? i think ive seen two or three. and i dont remember which company made them
I know DRT is protyping an 08+ chassis skidplate as we speak, and hopefully the final design should be ready within the next few months or less.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:54 PM   #44
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Here's my homemade one, its been all around NASIOC so you might of seen it.

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Old 11-08-2010, 06:53 PM   #45
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I know DRT is protyping an 08+ chassis skidplate as we speak, and hopefully the final design should be ready within the next few months or less.
yea, thats what he told me the other week also
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:41 PM   #46
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Anyone have underneath pics of the Rally Skid Guard by rally innovations?

.... Im either getting that or the light bar for Xmas. No decision has been made yet
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:52 PM   #47
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^have fun with paying over $200 plus tax and shipping for that. there are others, including primitive and DRT (from what was mentioned above) that are cheaper and just as good, if not better, than the RA plate. ive seen the RA plate after being delivered, at is wasnt nearly as in good condition as the DRT and primitive plates ive seen. yeah yeah..."but its a skid plate, its meant to get messed up." maybe so, but not when its brand new.

Rally Innovations have excellent light bars btw.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:59 PM   #48
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Made from recycled street signs purchased at a scrap yard. Not strong enough for real racing, but it keeps the gravel/dirt/mud/water out of the engine bay.


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Old 11-09-2010, 07:03 PM   #49
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That came out great. Do you have a write up or dimensions of that? Also, what type of nuts/bolts did you use? I've thought about using a wing nut or cotter pins in order to make removal faster for oil changes and maintenance.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:13 PM   #50
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^haha... thusimos thats pretty crazy! is that 1/16 inch alum?
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