What can a Dieselgeek Panzer Skid Plate do for me
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.
Help the environment. Hundreds of gallons of motor oil is spilled on the road every year from broken Audi A4 oil pans.
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
Audi A4 Spoiler protection:
Installation and removal:
The initial installation of the Panzer Plate takes about 20 minutes and involves installing two large threaded, reusable OE rivnut anchors into the rear subframe with an included rivnut install tool. The other attachments include seven OE Dzus brand ¼ turn steel screws that fit far better than with the factory belly pan. All fasteners for the plate
face straight down which makes it easier to remove and install than the factory plastic belly pan. Also, all hardware is rustproof steel hardware; no plastic fasteners are used whatsoever.
Reinstalling the Panzer Plate is as easy as slipping it in from the rear of the car. It slots just above the front spoiler on the outside edge and where the front Dzus screws are. When reinstalling the plate, you just keep a 10mm bolt with fender washer close by and thread it through the plate when it's in position above the spoiler. You then center the plate and run in the 1/4 turn Dzus screws and the two big 10mm bolts with washers. That's it, you're done. There are no more frustrating cheesy plastic screws and receptacles in the fender wells like with the factory plastic belly pan.
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!
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Click here for a printable PDF install guide. (Printed instructions are not provided with kit.)
Rivnut Installation Principle