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Old 06-08-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default Rallyarmor Skid Plates - $160

MauroMotorsports has plenty of these available for all Subaru STi's. Get the protection you need from this lightweight (10.5lb), high strength, and affordable skid plate. Whether you are rallying or just live in a city full of large sewer covers, the RallyArmor skid plate will be there to protect!

Made from 3003 aluminum .
Weight is less than 10.5lbs
Fits all Subaru WRX's or STi's
Simple Bolt-on application
No additional beams or brackets needed for install.
Shipping is only $12 in the lower 48 United States.



Order yours HERE!

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Old 06-14-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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Old 06-20-2004, 07:26 PM   #3
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Old 06-21-2004, 04:23 PM   #4
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3003 Al??? Are you sure?
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Old 06-21-2004, 04:28 PM   #5
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3003 Al??? Are you sure?
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Old 06-21-2004, 04:35 PM   #6
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I'm sorry but 3003 Al is not high strength.
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Old 06-21-2004, 05:10 PM   #7
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I'm sorry but 3003 Al is not high strength.
On the contrary this item is high strength. You need to understand that this skid plate is not made so that you have a new spot for your jack to lift your car. It's made to deflect a good hit and act as a crumple zone of sorts so that you do not damage your undersides, but the skid plate instead.

If I sold you a 1/4in. sized plate that covers under your vehicle and you hit something hard you will probably still bend the plate, but the frame of your vehicle will bend along with the plate. The reason why Rallyarmor sells their skid plates in 1/8 form with 3003 grade aluminum is so that you do not bend your vehicle but the plate instead. Not only that, but it would be a much heavier piece of material. This item only weighs 10lbs or so and is mallable enough so that you damage the skid plate and not your pride and joy.

Thank you for PMing me that "3003 Al is not high strength." Perhaps PMing me about this before writing the same exact thing on this public thread would've been a better idea. Since I could explain it to you in a PM first so that you understand the concept and do not mislead consumers.

Here's some informational threads about the skid plates. You'll see there's a lot of positive response to this product. It's been sold to hundreds of Subaru drivers out there with great results and experiences.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ght=rallyarmor

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ght=rallyarmor

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There is no misleading in the statement "3003 Al is not high strength", That is a fact. The plate you sell is a good design as you explain because it's ment to absorb impact energy by deformation. As you say, if it were high strength, the load would transfer to the car which voids it's use. Your statement "high strength 3003 Al" is misleading IMO. I PM'ed you but changed my mind and decided to post publicaly so any clarifications would benefit everyone. I am not attacking your product. In fact I asked because high strength is not what you want in a skid plate, you want high toughness and good load distribution.
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Old 06-21-2004, 05:51 PM   #10
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Well, I certainly have no background in metallurgy nor engineering, but I can tell you that I have one of these on my rallycrossin' WRX, and bottom line is that it does what it needs to. It's not a 3/16" hardcore skid plate (is 1/8"), but I think unless you are running ClubRally/ProRally events, you don't need that kind of boulder-proof protection. I'd say these are more rut-proof / bad pothole-proof and they are a practical, low-cost, low weight way to keep those headers and oil pans safe.
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Old 06-21-2004, 09:44 PM   #11
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RA Skid plates are beautiful. I have seen many applications for them, but the WRX seems just right!!!!! Have to lose the plastic crappy skid plate
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To all, I never had an issue about the product, only an issue with the advertisement. I hate reading advertisements say things like "the same material used by NASA in their space ship!" When in fact the material is filled with impurites, or not heat treated, etc. Call me a geek but maybe it's because I am a BSME.
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To all, I never had an issue about the product, only an issue with the advertisement. I hate reading advertisements say things like "the same material used by NASA in their space ship!" When in fact the material is filled with impurites, or not heat treated, etc. Call me a geek but maybe it's because I am a BSME.
If you had the item in front of you then you would say "wow this is some strong stuff!" By saying it's "high strength" that is not a false statement. To me, and many other customers that have seen the item, held the item, and had experiences with the item, the skid plate is quite strong. Especially when compared to what exists on the car from the factory.

However, on a side note, if you want something that is made from the same material used by NASA in their space ship. For a about $1k I can have Rallyarmor make you a titanium skid plate that will be "high strength" and extremely light weight



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If you had the item in front of you then you would say "wow this is some strong stuff!" By saying it's "high strength" that is not a false statement. To me, and many other customers that have seen the item, held the item, and had experiences with the item, the skid plate is quite strong. Especially when compared to what exists on the car from the factory.

However, on a side note, if you want something that is made from the same material used by NASA in their space ship. For a about $1k I can have Rallyarmor make you a titanium skid plate that will be "high strength" and extremely light weight



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Sir, your statement read: "High strength 3003 aluminum" before you edited it. If you are referring to the strength of the plate it should of been stated differently. Also not all material used by NASA is titanium. Plus I never said I wanted a “high strength skid plate”. All I said was 3003 Al is not high strength.
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Sir, your statement read: "High strength 3003 aluminum" before you edited it. If you are referring to the strength of the plate it should of been stated differently. Also not all material used by NASA is titanium. Plus I never said I wanted a “high strength skid plate”. All I said was 3003 Al is not high strength.

You are relentless in hijacking this thread.
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Old 06-22-2004, 12:02 PM   #16
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Thank you for your help, but I fixed the advertisement for your viewing purposes only. So you do not have to view such advertisments as these that you "hate" to read so much. By continuing to post here you aren't really helping but making me look like I am running some kind false advertising campaign.

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Old 06-22-2004, 01:23 PM   #17
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I like my rallyarmor skidplate.



Aluminum > Plastic.

[and it protects my oil pan and oil filter]
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To all, I never had an issue about the product, only an issue with the advertisement. I hate reading advertisements say things like "the same material used by NASA in their space ship!" When in fact the material is filled with impurites, or not heat treated, etc. Call me a geek but maybe it's because I am a BSME.
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I agree that sometimes advertisements use terms very differently from what an engineer from a particular background may use. You don't even have to go outside of a major to see term discrepancies. For example, have an ME with control theory & dynamics background and an ME with structural mechanics & finite element background talk about an intersecting subject, and soon enough you'll find the same thing being expressed differently or the same term being used in a very different way. It's quite frustrating, I know.

Imho, unless the "high strength" claim was attached to a specific standard (e.g. some SAE standard for the definition of high strength Aluminum alloy), then I don't think it would be considered false advertising. If, on the other hand, the combination of material, thickness, and design results in the product letting any sizeable debris punch through and damage the supposedly protected parts, then the use of the term "high strength" is rather deceptive.

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and do we have one that fits a GC8 for the rear end or gas tanks area?
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So when's the mudflaps comin'?
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and do we have one that fits a GC8 for the rear end or gas tanks area?
Yes there is one for the GC8 including one that fits with Cobb headers for 2002+ 2.5RS!

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Soon I think

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Old 06-23-2004, 04:00 PM   #22
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Good, Keep me posted.
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2.5RS skid plates backordered until further notice. just an update
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Old 06-28-2004, 02:28 PM   #24
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Yes there is one for the GC8 including one that fits with Cobb headers for 2002+ 2.5RS!



Soon I think
actually there has been discussion of making side protection to cover the gas tanks and still leave plenty of room for the rear suspension to move.
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I don't know but I don't wanna blow another gas tank, it's a massive waste of money, and your inssurance doesn't pay for you 55 litres of gas lost. CANADIAN gas.. that's like nearly a dollar a litre!
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