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vwaddict53 12-08-2012 04:38 PM

Just installed my primitive racing skid plate
 
The install is very easy however; I didn't like that the skid plate didn't cover everything so I installed it over the stock plastic one. My biggest issue was that it did not meet up to the bumper cover and hangs below it in the front. Any thoughts?


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Mill 12-08-2012 04:59 PM

What all didnt it cover (aside from the side pieces). How close does the oil filter come from sticking out the hole?

I've been contemplating getting one since I broke my stock one. Ive even thought of making my own out of UHMW-PE or going all out with laminated Kevlar for the hell of it.

HDTurbo 12-08-2012 05:00 PM

Good thinking! I didn't think of that....leaves you the option to do what I did -
post #50 here: http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...-196184p4.html

vwaddict53 12-08-2012 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mill (Post 4192685)
What all didnt it cover (aside from the side pieces). How close does the oil filter come from sticking out the hole?
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It doesn't meet up to the bumper cover which was my main concern. The oil filter is about about 1in from the cover. Thinking I may have liked the rallitek design better.

BAC5.2 12-08-2012 08:18 PM

Odd that yours doesn't tuck under the bumper. The one on my OB fits right up.

Mill 12-09-2012 01:29 AM

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Originally Posted by vwaddict53 (Post 4192814)
It doesn't meet up to the bumper cover which was my main concern. The oil filter is about about 1in from the cover. Thinking I may have liked the rallitek design better.

Hmm.. Thats not a big concern for me. But, the fact that some of use run longer filters (such as myself) did concern me. dont want the filter sticking out!

For the price, I dont think you can beat primitive though.

vwaddict53 12-09-2012 08:43 AM

I agree, and considering you can modify the stock piece and keep the engine compartment sealed like the factory intended.

chato 12-09-2012 09:28 AM

I trimmed the factory piece down to just the two side wings and used the skid plate to hold them up, fit was fine although it was a little tricky to install by myself.

Not in love with the way the mounting bolts hang down with that installation hardware. makes the bolts the first thing to hit on when you scrape. eventually ended up tearing out both my factory mounting threads. Remedied by using carriage bolts (for maximum clearance) mounted all the way through the lower support brace.

vwaddict53 12-12-2012 08:19 AM

I'm about to change the oil, if you'll tell me the p/n for the long filter I'll run it and get a pic of it

Mill 12-12-2012 08:36 AM

I use Tokyo Roki Black Mazda RX8 filters. Subaru released some that are similar and are the Black ones that everybody loves... Here is the subaru part # 15208AA160

These are a bit longer than stock as well. Hell its probably the same filter rebranded for subaru.

vwaddict53 12-23-2012 03:53 PM

Long filter installed.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/24/5aje3egu.jpgI do have a sandwich plate in there for oil pressure and temp. It's close and tight to get in there and tighten up the filter. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/24/ejatyqeg.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/24/nyby7y3u.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/24/ypy7ypeb.jpg

shupe 12-23-2012 07:05 PM

Looks awesome. Good idea for both. I thought about doing that when mine was lowered, but I didn't end up doing it.

HDTurbo 12-23-2012 09:33 PM

streamlined armor, better than stock in several ways. get you some possum now...


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