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Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:47 pm

We now keep stock of Gobi-X Aluminium bashplates at our East Rand branch.
Shop's phone number is 011-813-5319

CAD Designed and lasercut under body protection.
Aircraft grade aluminium has been used to create a superior strength and lightweight protection.
Supplied with all the nuts and bolts you will need to fit it.
Lasercut to fit OEM holes.
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Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:56 pm

I don't see a removable port to drain the engine oil?????

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Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:31 am

I don't see a removable port to drain the engine oil?????


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Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:05 am

Response received from Gobi-X regarding the question:
Good Morning Fellow Hilux Owners,

In response to the question of why our bash plates do not have “oil drainage cover plates”; I would like to share with you the thought behind our bash plate range, please forgive me if this becomes a bit long winded.

When designing our bash plates we take into account vehicle protection, weight, cooling, performance and aesthetics. Vehicle protection: we try and protect as much of the underside as possible without effecting ground clearance, moving parts and cooling. Unlike some of our competitors we choose to use a very high grade marine aluminium rather than commercial grade as it is substantially stronger. Our product weighs about 10kg less than the steel units available on the market which means 10 less kilograms dragging down on your front suspension.

Performance: other than the weight saving and allowance for air to move freely around the plate, another important factor is allowing, as best possible, for the plate to slide over obstacles and not get unnecessarily hooked up. This is where the complications come in with a drain hole / cover. If we simply leave an open hole, it will get hooked up all the time and also get badly damaged. (Eventually tearing the plate.) If we install an inspection hatch we risk the bolts being damaged when sliding over rocks and in turn making it very difficult to remove. We would have to use rivnuts for this feature which can also give problems when they come loose in the material. We have also choosen not to use countersunk allen head bolts as they too can damage relatively easily making removal a nightmare. So instead we have kept this as simple as possible: 6 x M8 HT bolts in factory holes……remove plate – do a good underbody inspection of your vehicle, are all those hidden bits still in one piece – NOW, do the oil change, clean and replace plate. An inspection plate would require 4 bolts not 6 and no under vehicle inspection would take place…..

I hope this makes sense guys and gals.

Happy wheeling and keep the shiny side up….

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Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:33 am

Cris Ingram's products are top quality. I've got an aluminium roof rack on my trailer built by his guys!

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Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:35 am

Cris says
The Gobi-X FJ Front bumper weighs a total of 54kg. If you are fitting just a front bumper (No winch) on most vehicles you do not HAVE to uprate the suspension. From experience I would look at upgrading the FJ suspension anyway (Even without a bumper) as the vehicle handles very boat like in standard form. Even replacing just the shocks will make an enormous difference when travelling on gravel roads.
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Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:44 am

I agree that a port wouldn't be practical, unless you are fitting the bash plate just for show... :surrender:

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