Floor plate dilemma

Andrei Rinea

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Europe, Romania, Bucharest
TDI
VW Tiguan 4Motion 2.0 TDI 170HP (engine CBBB)
INTRO :
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Since I installed my Weitec sport suspension (4 coils and 4 shocks) which reduced the ground clearance by 1.57inch (40 mm) I hit very often a traverse piece of s.. err... "connecting strut for floor plate" seen in the below picture as number 7 :



This thing bends when I hit something with the "belly" of the car and after it is bent the exhaust pipeline vibrates in it and resonates LOUDLY in the whole car making the stay in the car almost impossible (due to the noise).

I have repaired since then and bent again two times and now the third time it is bent.

QUESTION(S)
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Can I take it off and never put it on again and not lose anything? What does it do exactly? Is there any risk not having it on the car?

I am asking these things because the darn thing is pretty solid and has 4 (four) bolts that suggest it might be part of the body shell structure...


Thank you very much!
 

Andrei Rinea

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2002
Location
Europe, Romania, Bucharest
TDI
VW Tiguan 4Motion 2.0 TDI 170HP (engine CBBB)
I took it off today and there doesn't seem to be any problem (yet).

The guy in the auto shop said it is a reinforcement of the chassis and kind of a securing part for the exhaust line in case it breaks (the exhaust line).

What do you people think about this?
 
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