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I just realised my car does not have one of these fitted.
Owned the car for over 3 years. Had a steering box fitted under warranty not long after I bought the car so I wonder if it was removed then and not refitted.
There is a stamp on the front axle saying not to drive the car with the plate not fitted. I have been for 3 years and it drives fine. Now I'm concerned and a bit shocked so im going to have to get one.
Anybody know the consequence of not having this plate fitted?
 

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I'm assuming you're talking about the plastic under lining under the engine/front suspension? there's no immediate consequence to not having it--but if you run over something theres nothing to protect your front end components. Try a junk yard or ebay for a cheap replacement.
 

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I believe the consequences of not having the plate are 1) more flex of the chassis especially in turns/cornering 2) if you bottom out, some components that were designed to be protected, will not, and can be severely damaged (it's much easier than you think, ask me!)
 
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