As has been discussed in some of the tow hook and sump protection threads many of us would like some sort of prerunner to protect the bottom of the radiator, ACC camera, washer bottles and QL compressor that are exposed when the front airdam is removed. Here is a pic of what is being exposed when the airdam is off:
The Rocky Road Outfitters pre-runner looks like a good start, but it has some drawbacks. It requires the winch mount to be installed, it doesn't cover the washbottle and compressor, it doesn't make provision for the ACC (I guess you could just disconnect it), and it looks a bit messy.
Ideally the pre-runner would integrate with tow hooks, Chief products is working on something along this line.
Originally Posted by Bill
We've got 2 products in development to protect this area of the WK2. One sits behind the air dam
, for WK2 owners that like to keep the stock look, but still have protection for this vital area when they remove the front air dam
. The second is a replacement for the front air dam, similar to your mockup. I'm hoping to have some more information available for everyone in a month or so, once we've finished the launch of the website.
Some of the concerns include adequate airflow to the radiator, and possible impacts on aerodynamics.