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jhandy 01-01-2010 05:00 PM

rear metal skidplate?
 
Guys,
I was wondering if anyone has seen a metal skid plate for the area under the headers and oil pan.

Now that I have the HR springs, I find that I bottom out rubbing the headers on the ground. This happens on speed bumps and when I run over road kill.

(OK before you make fun of me-- I live in rural Texas, where road kill is common and depressed armadillos make suicide runs for your car.)

They make them for the 996 but it does not say it will fit the boxster one way or the other.

James

Sputter 01-01-2010 05:44 PM

You're saying that your headers drop below the body work? Aren't you more apt to destroy your facia first considering how the headers are squireled up inside.
I'm surprised your not melting the belly pans if the headers are that low.

Clearly i'm missing something here.


Quote:

Originally Posted by jhandy
Guys,
I was wondering if anyone has seen a metal skid plate for the area under the headers and oil pan.

Now that I have the HR springs, I find that I bottom out rubbing the headers on the ground. This happens on speed bumps and when I run over road kill.

(OK before you make fun of me-- I live in rural Texas, where road kill is common and depressed armadillos make suicide runs for your car.)

They make them for the 996 but it does not say it will fit the boxster one way or the other.

James


jhandy 01-01-2010 07:24 PM

the headers are not low. The whole car is low. For instance....If I back out my driveway and carelessly back off the pavement. The rear tires will drop off about 1-2 inches in the grass and the cat converters on my MAXSPEED headers will knock the ground.

Or if i am going up an incline from a lower pavement to a higher road. The front tires will clear, but then the oil pan and the headers/ cats/ secondary pipes will high center before the rear tires lift it up.

With the HR springs and factory M030 setup, I have less than 5 inches of clearence MAX- anywhere under the car. My factory porsche jack or my standard floor jack will not even come close to fitting under the car.

James

PS,
I recently destroyed my plastic front underside skid plate after i hit a rabbit at @ 110.

The rabbit was on the side of the road, I saw him, He saw me and his life was obviously in turmoil because when I was about 10 feet away, He ran into the road and looked at me while I hit him on the center right of the bumper.


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