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    Hi there


    Have anyone tried to put metal underbody protection underneath their 4x4's?
    What is the pro's and the con's of this?


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    Weight ?

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    Welcome to the forum Mavis..

    Tonnes of guys here add underbody protection to their vehicles for the ruff stuff..

    Drawbacks:

    Added weight

    Pro's:

    Added safety
    Peace of mind

    What are you looking at doing?


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    Thanks for the reply.


    I am looking to travel in sand with a RAV4 which does have a lot of height below the car so the plastic protection might fall of.


    We are going to tour Botswana and some areas that we are visiting is known for 'hoe middel mannetjies'. I want to be able to drive through the sand without worrying that I am going to loose my under body protection to easily.


    (I am still deciding very it is wise to do so in a RAV)

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    Speak to the guys who did it before.. Some of these places can be done with an Avis golf..lol


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    Underbody protection doesn't need to be heavy in order to be strong. It depends on the type metal used. The problem with softroaders is often the exhaust being so low.

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    This thread is under 'RESTORATION', repairing broken RAV4 after Botswana trip!

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    Hi everyone


    Can anyone advise under which thread I could post this question?


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    My question with underbody/drivetrain protection is always: How does these items affect cooling of those areas? Bashplates with large holes drilled into the metal seems to be better, as long as this does not weaken plates too much?
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    Long grass (i.e. Kalahari, Botswana) can get trapped between the gaps and lead to fire...keep this in mind.

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