My sport is missing its factory rear most underbody skid plate. I might venture into taking the little beast off road some and would like to have the option to put the factory plates back on. I have the front most one, but it did not come with the rear most one. anyone have one laying around they don't want or have a source to buy one... I've only seen them overseas.. not sure what that would cost to import... LOL!
2001 Montero Sport 3.0L 4WD Automatic Alpine White w/ Satin Black trim & rims 2" body lift w/ 285/75r16 Mickey Thompson ATZ P3
Post by dclambertt on Aug 25, 2015 11:14:14 GMT -5
You're looking for the smaller of the two with the three parallel vents correct? I replaced mine recently because the original had a few small punctures but is entirely functional. I'll snap a pic for you.
I just got mine back from powder coating. They needed a touch up, and were easy to remove so figured why not, and allowed us to run a trial to see how the new color will look on my rims. WOW they look great, kinda a waste since they will be hardly seen. not sure about picture quality, but they are ultra smooth, 2 double layers of black, and 2 blue tinted clear coat layers with blue metalic flakes. so look almost black except when the light hits them. Can't wait till I have my new tires so I can get my rims done. BTW both plates are done. Currently he has my tow hitch, tow hooks, a few other brackets which he is about to do, while I am touching up the little bit of surface rust underneath, and repainting the underside. When all is said and done hoping to make my beast last a few more years in this crazy salt area. All the while adding a unique custom touches to tie all the blue together.
One thing I noticed, I removed my spare tire, and I removed the skid plates. I assumed that the decreased weight would translate to increased MPG. I was mistaken, it decreased actually. So besides keeping dust out and a little bit of water out of the engine bay, it also redirects the air.