MK5 & MK6 Panzer Plate Heavy Duty Aluminum Skid Plate Kit
Heavy Duty Dieselgeek Panzer skid plate kit for MK5 and MK6 VW
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Finally, the peace of mind you've been waiting for!

The Dieselgeek MK5/MK6 Panzer Plate heavy duty skid plate fits all mid-2005 through 2010 MK5 Jetta, MK5 R32 and 2006-2009 Rabbits. Also fits 2009 through 2014 MK6 Golf, Golf Wagon and every single Jetta Sportwagen. Fits the Golf R if you remove the air duct coming from driver front corner. Fits all gas and diesel cars with any transmission.

The Panzer Plate protects your soft cast aluminum oil pan and soft aluminum subframe from the many perils of everyday driving such as exploded truck tires, dead animals, ice chunks, mountainous speed bumps, parking curbs and raised manhole covers which have become so common in construction areas. See the video below for a graphic demonstration of what can happen to your oil pan.

The Details:

  • The Panzer Plate features a sturdy .190 inch solid aluminum bottom plate and 10 gauge (.134 inch) stainless steel mounting brackets.
  • All of the hardware is of very high quality and the custom made giant nuts make the installation a breeze!
  • Removal and reinstallation is as easy as removing and replacing the four giant nuts holding the skid plate to the car.
  • The Panzer Plate system utilizes your factory sound dampening pan so your low factory noise levels are maintained.
  • Since the Panzer Plate mounts tight up against the bottom of the plastic belly pan it does not reduce ground clearance at all!
  • The Panzer Plate only weighs 22 pounds installed.
  • The skid plate mounting system will not interfere with normal service procedures such as timing belt changes.
  • The Panzer requires no drilling or permanent modification to the vehicle. It’s a bolt on!
  • Also our Panzer works great with a Frost Heater coolant heater system.
  • Factory coated hardware is used in critical locations such as the rear subframe studs. The giant 12mm anchors at all four corners keep the skid plate solidly in place for heavy strikes!
  • Panzer Plates are computer designed and manufactured to ensure a great fit and good looks!

Oil changes:

TDI diesel and 2.0 TFSI gas:
An oil extractor such as the Pela 6000 oil extraction device (or similar) may be purchased from to allow you to suck all of the used oil out of the dipstick tube. Filter change: The TDI and 2.0 TSI oil filter housing is at the top of engine bay and does not require access from below the engine bay. You can see that it is very easy to fully eliminate the need to get under the car at all for TDI or 2.0 TSI oil changes! If you prefer to get under your car during oil changes, removal of the Panzer Plate is only a five minute process and the plate itself only weighs 14.65 pounds.

2.0T, R32 3.2 VR6 and 2.5 five cylinder cars: Due to the fact that the oil filter is at the front of the engine bay and is facing the ground you must remove the skid plate to change the oil filter on these engines. Removal is only a five minute process and the plate itself only weighs 14.65 pounds.

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

Preparing to install left side mounting bracket
Finish installing left MK5 and MK6 Panzer plate mounting bracket

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Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 27 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Finally installed - Great design and fit May 22, 2017
Reviewer: Mark Shindler from Tucson Arizona  
I finally installed the skid pan on my 2006 Jetta TDI. Like many others who've written a review it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would be. The kit is well thought out, and the instructions are very good. The only mod I needed to make was to bend the bracket on the drivers side about 1-1/2" toward the center of the car. The bolt holes on the mount would not permit enough movement in order to adjust to fit. I used a large crescent wrench to bend the plate a little. I was pleased with how quickly the installation went, how well it fits, and how nice it looks. Bravo Dieselgeek.

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Panzer Plate May 3, 2017
Reviewer: Travis from Missouri  
A simple yet effective way to protect the underside of the engine compartment. Installation was a breeze with the very well written instructions. I would recommend this to anyone whom this plate is applicable as a must for peace of mind and protection on road trips or the daily commute.

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MK5 Rabbit September 2, 2016
Reviewer: Hobbit from Ohio  
The Panzer Plate was easy to install and gives me the peace of mind when driving my lowered Rabbit on the pothole infested roads in my area.

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Panzer Plate on '09 Jetta TDI Sportwagen September 2, 2016
Reviewer: Dylan D from Ohio  
Prompt delivery, installation not nearly as hard as I feared.

Once this bad boy is installed you will drive around looking for sh!t to run over.  

The Panzer Plate is confidence-inspiring.

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MK6 panzer plate installed on 13' JSW May 12, 2016
Reviewer: Timothy C. Anderson from Austin, TX  
I recently modified my 13' MkVI JSW's suspension with new Bilstein B8 struts and shocks at Runonbeer's Meyerhoff Auto Haus.

I understood the risk of lowering the vehicle so I new that I would need to invest in a new skid plate to protect the soft metal oil reservoir that was originally covered by the OEM plastic belly pan.

I had planned on doing this after the suspension install but it just so happened that Jim (Dieselgeek) already had a Panzer plate and other hardware ready to go on site at Meyerhoff! Ya!
Knocked two birds out with one stone!

Quality fabrication is the first thing I noticed on the plate, hardware, and mounting brackets. I can rest assured that my undercarriage is well protected by Dieselgeek! Thanks Jim!

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