B5 Panzer Plate Heavy Duty Aluminum Skid Plate for all 1996 through 2001 Audi A4 and S4 Sedan or Avant
Heavy duty skid plate kit for B5 Audi A4
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What a Dieselgeek Panzer Skid Plate will do for you:

  • Give Peace of Mind. The stock belly pan offers no protection against broken oil pans.
  • Save you money. Replacing oil pans, stock belly pans and sometimes complete engines is expensive.
  • Save you time. Have you ever lost an oil pan? It is a time wasting ordeal, especially on an Audi A4.
  • Protect the environment. Hundreds of gallons of motor oil is spilled on the road every year from broken Audi A4 oil pans.
  • Keep snow and ice out of the engine bay.
  • Will fit the C5 Audi A6
Audi A4 Spoiler protection:

We provide you with two self-tapping 6mm screws that allow you to anchor your front spoiler to the aluminum skid plate to prevent unwanted parking curb hooking incidents. Details of the fastening of the front spoiler to the skid plate are given in the install guide here.

Oil Changes:

You will need to remove the Panzer Plate to change your oil as the oil filter is located at the bottom of the engine bay. Not to worry since removal of the Panzer Plate is easier than stock.

Ground Clearance and total weight:

The Panzer Plate has as much ground clearance as the stock plastic belly pan. The Panzer Plate weighs in at only 12 pounds. It’s a must-have for any Audi A4 owner!


$9.99 Supersaver FedEx Ground shipping to US addresses is now available (to lower 48 states). To get an exact shipping quote for international delivery, add the plate to the shopping cart, go to the shopping cart page and input your country, province and postal code and click "Get Shipping Options".

Click here for a printable PDF install guide. (Printed instructions are not provided with kit.)
Rivnut Installation Principle

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Perfect September 14, 2014
Reviewer: Rodney from Colorado  
Fitment was Perfect and this thing is Tough.  Install was a breeze with good instructions provided with the kit.  Certainly recommend this skid plate to any B5 owners

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Solid Product, good instructions. September 5, 2014
Reviewer: Alex from Vancouver, B.C.  
Overall I'm impressed with the skidplate. haven't had any major impacts yet, but it gives me piece of mind.

The instructions are good, but my install was made a little tricky because I don't have access to a good lift and my front bumper had some damage which meant not all the holes lined up. No problems with the actual Panzer Plate though! :)

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B5 panzer skid plate December 7, 2013
Reviewer: John Stevenson from The great northwest  
This is a great product very sturdy.the installation instructions are great. The fit is great . Couldn't ask for more for the money.

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Best Skid Plate for B5 Audi A4 December 7, 2013
Reviewer: GoremanX from Georgia, VT  
I first saw an Evolution Thor skid plate on a B5 Passat at my local mechanic's, but I found it too thick and complex. It was made of 3 pieces, there were many sharp edges to potentially catch on things, and it seemed heavy.

So I did my research and came across this Panzer Skid Plate. It costs about the same, but made of a thinner gauge and all one piece.

Despite being a thinner gauge, this thing is solid. It's well built and looks gorgeous. Installation time was about an hour in my garage using hand tools and ramps.

I had an issue with the center fastener on the front edge. Dieselgeek assumes there's already a receptacle there from the factory and doesn't provide a new one. Mine was completely rusted. Didn't really matter though, everything holds together just fine without that fastener.

Very happy with this product. For a little more than a replacement plastic skid plate, I ended up with much better protection for my car just in time for the coming Vermont winter.

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Nice Peace of Mind September 19, 2013
Reviewer: Patrick W. from Gainesville, FL  
I currently live in a college town with some very worn down roads (aka tons of potholes everywhere) and I recently lowered my B5 ~1.5" all around so I purchased this Panzer plate to allow myself to have a peace of mind when driving around. I have yet to hit or scrape on anything after the install but I'm sure it would hold up quite well. I had the Panzer plate installed at a local body shop along with a list of other mods so I cannot say the difficulty of the install, but looking through the instructions it did not seem that difficult to install.

Overall, I would recommend this product since it is only a few hundred out of pocket and can definitely save your car from bottoming out if you have an aggressive drop/stance.

P.S. They also shipped it out fast!

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