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Old 01-30-2004, 12:35 PM   #1
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Anyone want to submit a review of any vendors skidplate?

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Old 01-30-2004, 01:59 PM   #2
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I can tell you personally about the skid plate I got from Rally Armor. They are really light considered they are fully aluminium. Costas from Rally Armor actually installed the stuff for me and all. He was so excited about his product and you can see his pride in it. For USD 150 ... its amazing man. There are several vendors and even an authorised Subaru dealer getting the skid plates from him now! Cool eh?

I got mine for about 4 months now ... no problems with fitment whatsoever. It even reduces the road noise from the cabin too!

http://sqc-ny.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1920

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Old 01-30-2004, 03:07 PM   #3
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How thick is it? I know there are a few out there that are reasonable price-wise but arent strong enough for actual rally use.

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Old 02-02-2004, 12:17 PM   #4
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Hmm, you wanna use it for rally use? Not too sure about actual thickness and strength. Maybe you can send Costas an email @ sales@rallyarmor.com and check with him. They answer emails really quick too.

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Old 02-02-2004, 09:40 PM   #5
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sucks you can't use it with borla headers
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Old 02-03-2004, 04:10 PM   #6
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Am not too sure about that though. I know he did one for someone with unequal length headers too. It's designs were a little different to accomodate the extra space. Check with them.

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Old 02-08-2004, 11:35 PM   #7
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I have the Rumblesoft Racing, aka "webkris NESIC Special" plate. It was one of my first mods, so I installed it somewhere in the summer of 2000.

It, um.... well it's a skidplate. Sits there just like a skidplate should. I imagine it's protected my car from a few hundred awry stones and such, so that's good.

Install's easy, just four bolts. The front two bolts need washers for spacing on the GC RS, though (three per bolt, I think... Kris would know).

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Old 02-12-2004, 06:08 PM   #8
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I have Primitive racings skid plates, both the front and the rear diff. I purchased the thicker 3/8" ?? Easy to put on the car and remove for oil changes. It's taken some gooood hits with hardly a scratch. The only issue that I've had with it was that it just barely contacted the right corner (lowest point) of the oil pan. I solved that with a twenty pound hammer and two blows (to the plate, not the oil pan). It was just enough to bend the plate a fraction of an inch thus no longer contacting the oil pan.

Good product so far, pricier I believe than the rally-armor.
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Old 02-24-2004, 09:55 AM   #9
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I have a Primitive Racing front plate and the OEM rear diff guard. It saved me once on a rutted road. I high centered between two deep ruts and skidded off without any damage.

1 year later the car's lower and much stiffer and not quite as offroad capable, but the front skidplate is still on there coz it's nifty.
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:44 PM   #10
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I have the Rumblesoft Racing, aka "webkris NESIC Special" plate. It was one of my first mods, so I installed it somewhere in the summer of 2000.

It, um.... well it's a skidplate. Sits there just like a skidplate should. I imagine it's protected my car from a few hundred awry stones and such, so that's good.

Install's easy, just four bolts. The front two bolts need washers for spacing on the GC RS, though (three per bolt, I think... Kris would know).

-S2-
I have the WRX version of the Rumblesoft front and rear skidplates. They bolt up to my car easily (well the front one does, the rear takes a few more minutes to line everything up just right -- but that would apply to all rear diff protectors).

My front plate has the cutouts to change oil and filters without removal, but removal is so easy and fast that I take it off anyway.

I have successfully used the rear one to jack up the car. I have impact tested the front plate repeatedly so that it now has grooves and small gouges. While driving in a rutted dirt area (2 trenches for tires and a crowned area in the middle) one "wing" took a hit hard enough to take on some curves, but everything has worked just fine.

I'm glad I bought them. Even though I dont use the hole to replace the filter, I'm glad it's there so I can inspect the filter area for any leaks when under the car.
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Old 02-24-2004, 02:51 PM   #11
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Default RALLY ARMOR RULES

i have a wrx front skidplate by rallyarmor, this winter i had it installed and my car is low, as in you cant squeeze a pack of cigarette between the floor and my side skirt, i had the car lifted up a couple of inches to clear the snow fall that we had here in ny, and boy oh boy the rallyarmor skid plate came in handy, with the blizzard coming in you can here the snow scratching the underbelly on my car, all i can say is that this mod i a great investment for protecting your engine its light and very strong, no complains with my "RALLYARMOR" front skid plate.

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Old 02-24-2004, 05:18 PM   #12
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Default Get Rally Armored !

I been using this for couple months and still holding strong without any vibrations. Fitment is perfect and the aluminum looks to be of durable quality that will last through those salty winters and rocky summers.

Removing the plate is 1-2-3 so theres no need for a peek hole which would also leave open for the harsh elements of water,salt,dirt to enter and would probably decrease the rigidness of the plate.
Its a small price to pay for piece of mind that your engine is protected and dry.

thumbs up for the best priced skid plate.
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:09 PM   #13
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Yeah, I love my rally armor too!

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Old 04-02-2004, 05:23 PM   #14
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:14 AM   #15
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Gonna pick one up on Friday... will update when installed
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Old 05-01-2004, 06:37 PM   #16
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i saw in a pic that "rallyarmor" was stamped or whatever on the front of the skid plate. do they all come like that because i think it looks cool.
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:00 PM   #17
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Just got my rally armor this weekend from AZP Installs

http://www.azpinstalls.com

Great price, easy install (though half the fun was watching Paison get under my car... )

Fits very well, easy to remove (only 4 bolts). Nice piece of metal, not flimsy in any way, I HIGHLY recommend this mod since there is just so much stuff under there that could get so easily banged up (ie. oil pan, filter, drain bolt, etc.) I'm in no way trying to imply that if you run over a 2' rock that your Rally Armor is going to protect your oil pan, or hell, your front end, but it's certainly good protection for the daily battleground known as "the street."

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Old 05-31-2004, 02:03 AM   #18
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Yup, we are the only NASIOC vendor carrying the Rally Armor plates. Feel free to checkout our webpage http://AZPInstalls.com for more details or to contact us about pricing and purchases online. We work very closely with Costas from Rally Armor and stock WRX plates for immediate shipment. Very stout plates and no complaints on them as of yet

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Good stuff. Costas even bent the trailing edge up on mine to fit with my Tanabe Undercar brace. [otherwise it wouldn've been a tight fit...]

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