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Rennline Skid Plates - MINI Cooper

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Rennline Skid Plates For Your MINI Cooper

Known worldwide primarily for their creative and original Porsche offerings, Rennline Inc. is not only the distributor, but manufacturer of the majority of products that wear the Rennline name.

Speed bumps, potholes, and the occasional “off-track” excursion can cause serious damage to critical undercarriage components. The Rennline Aluminum Skidplate is the best-designed solution to the problem.

While this gorgeous addition is rarely seen by onlookers, the peace of mind that comes with this expertly-engineered measure of protection brings more than enough satisfaction.

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With air chunks on the road, this is a little more protection.
 
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I just wish they included the access panels for the filter and drain.

Modding I go!
 
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Yep, they did that for strength. You could always mod it yourself.
 
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I wonder if the dealer will complain about this when doing the oil changes.
 
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Not really that much, they need the service work these days for MINI so they will drop it and change it.
 
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Yep, they did that for strength. You could always mod it yourself.
That sounds like either inaccurate information or bad advice, I can't figure out which.

There are plenty of holes in that hunk of sheet metal, so it doesn't seem like it should compromise strength to move a few around to accommodate routine maintenance. I used to have a skid plate on my Jetta, that had a metal cover that screwed in to allow maintenance. Paid for itself more than once, not because I lowered the car, but because of where I took it and road debris.
 
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That's what they told me in the design as we are direct with them. But people always on NAM like to mod and do their own thing on the forums. Just giving them a heads up on why it was that way.
 
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That sounds like either inaccurate information or bad advice, I can't figure out which.

There are plenty of holes in that hunk of sheet metal, so it doesn't seem like it should compromise strength to move a few around to accommodate routine maintenance. I used to have a skid plate on my Jetta, that had a metal cover that screwed in to allow maintenance. Paid for itself more than once, not because I lowered the car, but because of where I took it and road debris.
All the holes on the skid plate are mounting holes. Even the three in the middle. There are not other holes on the skid plate. I wouldn't want a hatch on the skid plate to catch something. Yes, it's a pain to take it off to change the oil but I used to take off the factory cover too when I did oil changes.
 
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Then Mods to make service holes would be bad advice if it's true and doing so will reduce the integrity of the product. These cars aren't already enough of a PITA to work on without adding to it. That said, a beefed up skid plate can be well worth the price paid if you find yourself bottoming out from time to time.
 
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