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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old December 28th, 2018, 18:29   #1
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Default Has anyone upgraded the underbelly on the Golf

Has anyone here bought one of the after market skid plates to protect the oil pan on the Mk7? I see there are several, a very stout looking composite one, a steel one and an aluminum one. Some Google results show the Ares to be popular but I wonder if the cheaper, composite one would be better as it looks quite stout and I have seen aluminum puncture, crack and even have objects go right through it.
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Old December 28th, 2018, 18:36   #2
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A thread on the OEM version..


http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...eavy+duty+skid
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Old December 28th, 2018, 20:40   #3
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Aluminum from I.D. Parts. I like it
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Old December 29th, 2018, 05:49   #4
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I also got the Ares plate from ID Parts and wouldnt run the car without it. Too much road debris and uneven drive ways for the risk. That said the plate is great and easy to install and use.
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Old December 29th, 2018, 07:31   #5
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Evolution aluminum plate. 3rd one on 3 TDI's over the years. Mounting system has improved significantly. Very easy on/off for my '15 GSW, which you need to get at from underneath to change oil filter.
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Old December 29th, 2018, 15:51   #6
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Any of them can be overcome by hitting stuff if the conditions are right. For what it is worth I haven't put one on my 2015 as it is much higher off the ground than my 2003 was. It was barely 3 inches off the ground and ground down on almost anything in or on the roadway. The 2015 hasn't had any issues so far.
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Old December 29th, 2018, 22:47   #7
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Here is my favorite post in that thread.

I wouldn't hesitate to upgrade at the price we have been able to get them for.

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Old December 30th, 2018, 12:18   #8
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Anyone tried the one from ECS?

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...hoCIOAQAvD_BwE
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I didnt get this one even tho it is cheaper xause it doesnt have any forward support brakets.
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Old January 5th, 2019, 04:22   #10
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Here is the definitive thread on this subject: https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8532

Every single option from nearly every manufacturer gets dissected. I myself ended up buying the Alltrack’s reinforced plate.
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Here is the definitive thread on this subject: https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8532

Every single option from nearly every manufacturer gets dissected. I myself ended up buying the Alltrack’s reinforced plate.
Thanks! Good reading even though I already made my decision and would advise others to do the same. For the price, the value is undeniable.

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Old January 5th, 2019, 19:24   #12
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Which version did you guys get ? Mine has a single ventilation cutout which I think is the DSG version, although I certainly can't see any harm in having it on a 6mt.
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Old January 5th, 2019, 20:37   #14
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Here is the definitive thread on this subject: https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8532

Every single option from nearly every manufacturer gets dissected. I myself ended up buying the Alltrack’s reinforced plate.
Golfdave put a lot of effort into that writeup, and that is commendable. I had to chuckle a bit at the end of the first post where he states the underbody trays improved his cars cornering ability.
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Old January 6th, 2019, 09:43   #15
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DSG Skid Tray (Vented): 5Q0 825 902C or 3Q0 825 902
Manual (No Vent): 5Q0 825 902B

Best prices will be found on eBay, even though yes, you’ll pay more in shipping than the part itself. Or your local junkyard. Expect to pay ~$100-$150 for the pan and ~$50 for the following bolts you’ll need:

Left and Right Bracket: 5Q0825921 and 5Q0825922A
Bolts: N 0195 307 (x6)
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