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Old 10-04-2010, 08:11 AM
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the arrogance and steroid like rage in your post is mildly amusing.

have you ever driven a slammed e30 ? i mean slammed, not some girly h&r race type setup.

so a guibo might only last 3/4 of its expected life, its a better way to go then just leaving the oil pan raw dogging in a kill zone.

welding a plate to the bottom is a garbage idea, period. no matter how much **** you weld to the bottom it will still be thin above and around that plate. you are just transferring that energy into other weak places on the pan. its been proven .. more times then you can deny.

Originally Posted by bimmeupscottiee View Post
I don't think a 1/2" is gonna mess with the drive angles enough to cause an issue. Welding a plate to the oil pan is stupid, welding it would weaken the metal. Skid plates sit under the pan so that it takes the impact before it gets to the pan, that would be more effective for protecting the pan. But he said he is going to run the stock suspension so the 1/2" should make it safe to not have anything.
nobody sells a skidplate that is worth buying for the e30.
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Last edited by fcsteve; 10-04-2010 at 08:12 AM.