Finally, the peace of mind you've been waiting for!
The Dieselgeek MK5/MK6 Panzer Plate heavy duty skid plate fits all 2006 through 2014 GTIs. Fits the Golf R if you remove the air duct coming from driver front corner.
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 first video below for graphic demonstration of what can happen to an unprotected oil pan.
If you have a 2009-2014 GTI with a CBFA engine code only, you have an
air pump which is in the way of the front driver's side Panzer mount. Your engine code is printed on top of the timing cover. ( Click here for a picture of a CCT engine code sticker.) If you have the CBFA engine you can notch your air pump bracket with a hack saw and then mount it between the Panzer mounting bracket and the frame rail. Please email us for more info.
- The Panzer Plate features a sturdy .190 inch solid
aluminum bottom plate and 10 gauge (.134 inch) stainless steel mounting
- 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 true bolt on!
- 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!
2009 and later with 2.0 TSI engine:
An oil extraction device may be used to allow you to suck the
used oil out of the dipstick tube. The oil extractor will pull as much or more
oil out of the oil pan as draining it through the oil drain plug.
: The 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 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
2.0T TFSI 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.)