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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-20-2005, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Heavy Skid Plate

I changed my oil for the first time today. Was shocked at how much the skid plate weighs. I was thinking about leaving it off to loose a little weight from the portly goat. Anybody else done this with no negative results (i.e. scraping the oil pan, or worse puncturing it?)
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I noticed the same thing when I changed my oil. But after seeing that the oil pan was about two inches lower than anything before it, I decided not to chance it.

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I'm picking up one of these soon:



http://www.pfyc.com/store/merchant.m...ry_Code=GTSUSP

It's aluminum, saves 12 lbs over the stock plate yet offers some protection for the oil pan. Also, you can change the oil without the plate having to come off each time.
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I'm picking up one of these soon:



http://www.pfyc.com/store/merchant.m...ry_Code=GTSUSP

It's aluminum, saves 12 lbs over the stock plate yet offers some protection for the oil pan. Also, you can change the oil without the plate having to come off each time.
I stock these for 159.00 or the BMR one for 120.00. Let me know!
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I have over 4,000 miles on the goat and the skid plate did not have one scratch on it. So last time I changed the oil, off it came.

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I have over 4,000 miles on the goat and the skid plate did not have one scratch on it. So last time I changed the oil, off it came.

Jon
Cringe.

I hope you don't have an unfortunate encounter with a semi-truck tire tread fragment or other debris...loss of oil pan integrity would ruin your entire day.
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I used the BMR aluminum plate, really light, also slotted the rear bolts, much easier to do, only have to remove two bolts.
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I'm with Groucho, the SLP unit never has to be removed to change the oil!
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Write this one down, Groucho and I agree. Well actually I guess I agree with GTODealer. LOL.
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yall be careful taking these off and using less heavy duty replacements. They added a roll-curb island to main street in town here, and i'm embarrased enough to admit I jumped the island. The skid plate saved my car. It's scratched to hell, but beats the sh&t out of what could have happened.
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