The 1/8" plate is mainly for a replacement/upgrade of the stock plastic splash sheild after it or it's attachment hardware have been broken or lost. Recommended when only driving on snow covered paved roads, gravel roads and some very light off-roading, It will save the oil pan in the event of the unexpected but repeated abuse will cause it to de-form and will decrease it's effectiveness.
The 3/16" is the most popular, if you have any doubt about if you're even getting extreme enough off-road to warrant the added protection we automatically recommend getting the 3/16". The added cost and weight over the 1/8" is very minimal, but the one time you need it, it pays for itself. We also recommend it for any vehicle participating in Rallycross.
The Oil Change Access option gives you the ability to change your oil with out removing the Skidplate, it is a 2.25" round hole that gives you access to the drain plug and a 4.1" round hole that gives access to the oil filter. For more info read this article:
**Not available with Stinger Tail option**
The Stinger Tail option makes the plate double thickness in the most critical area, under the Oil Pan, it also recesses the heads of the rear mounting bolts taking them out of the stream of debris.
**Not available with oil hole option**
If you have an Aftermarket Exhaust manifold or "Headers" that hang much lower than the stock exhaust manifold you may need longer spacers and hardware to mount the skidplate, add the header spacer option.
**Will decrease ground clearance compared to normal configuration skidplate, to provide room for that low-hanging aftermarket heaader**
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You can order SKIDPLATES online at: http://www.get-primitive.com Click on “SHOP” at the top right next to the yellow “PRIMITIVE” logo. In the blue banner select your YEAR/MAKE/MODEL/SUBMODEL and hit the “GO” button. Click the plus sign next to the “Protection/Skidplates” category in the gray panel on the left. Finally click the “Skidplate” subcategory and all the Skidplates that […]
February 14th, 2016 Hi Paul, Just wanted to let you know how happy we are with the triple armour skid plates and brushbar on our 2012 Outback. Have some Lightforce auxiliary lights on it which makes the driving in our long dark winters up here in the Yukon much safer and enjoyable, definitely have helped spot the wildlife, and it’s nice having […]
From Hamish in Australia with a 2009 Forester! Hey again, Just wanted to give some feedback after taking the kit out for some offroading. First of all the lift looks awesome, and really makes the vehicle stand out. The ride is better than stock with much less body roll, and it handles charging over speed […]
Oil change access holes in Skidplates are a paradox that we encounter continuously at Primitive Racing. You’re putting large holes directly under the two most vulnerable places of your engine, the main two places the Skidplate is designed to protect. So the decision should be clear, but unfortunately not. One of the most common […]