Wondering what kind of MPG gains people are seeing?
Recently, I've been contemplating going that route, too, of installing one of Scott's pans on my car, since my OEM ones are getting a bit ragged. And, just a few weeks ago, I installed a Fumoto on mine.Please don't take this as a knock on the aluminum belly pan. Scott is a great guy, and makes great stuff. I've had my eyes on these for a long while. And now, after 19 years, my OEM plastic driver's side belly panel has ripped and I need to replace it. So, I've been considering one of these, even more seriously than before. But, after thinking about it more seriously . . .
With the OEM design, and my Fumoto valve (with drain tube), I can do a complete oil and filter change by only removing the driver's side belly panel. That means I only have to remove 6 bolts, to do an oil change. With the one piece, aluminum panel, I would now have to remove 8 bolts and 2 push pins, every time, right?
Would love to hear people's thoughts on how this panel helps/hinders oil changes for them.
I recently got high centered on a parking stop and severely damaged my under body panel at the front of my 2003 Ihsight. I have been unable to find a replacement or even a good part number/illustration of it. What might you charge for your aluminum replacement. I am located near Bastrop TX. Thanx, petrosEdit 2/15/2016:
As you'll find out when you read down this thread, there was another member who was already making great belly aluminum panels when I started this thread. Name is Scott, And he goes by KLR3CYL. I now have one of his panels installed and it is AWSOME! Highly recommended. PM him, not me, if your want one.
I am going to fab my own belly panel out of aluminum sheet metal, that I can obtain from my sheet metal supplier I use for business. However, the smallest sheet he can supply me will be good for about 6 panels
I was wondering if anyone else would like to purchase an aluminum belly panel?
If so please PM me to talk details. I wouldn't charge that much, just enough to recoup sheet metal and labor costs.
Im located in Denton Tx, but could ship them.