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Old 09-30-2013, 09:57 AM
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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

An engine does not require ducted airflow around it for cooling. Air cooling has historically proven ineffective. That said, a measured amount of airflow must be able to pass through the engine bay for the cooling system to operate. Make a skid plate around the same shape and all is well.

The waffle shape is probably to stop the insulative material acting as a blanket. Plus the material would be pretty weak without some shape and thickness.

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Old 09-30-2013, 05:32 PM
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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

It does extend down a couple of inches below the bottom of the bumper, so probably it is intended to direct airflow smoothly under the engine, not specifically for cooling but for aerodynamics.

I've read somewhere that even the two removable pieces directly in front of the wheels at the bottom of the front air dam / fascia (I think they are called lower air dam trims?) affect the aerodynamics, and the plastic plate we are all talking about would effectively become the "middle" companion to these as far as air flow goes.
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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

I received the 2nd prototype for the standard version of Chief Products WK2 Sump Protection Plate this week. It's made out of 5mm 350 grade steel with ZincShield2 undercoat for corrosion resistance and a heavy duty black powder coat finish. There are still a few changes we need to make, so that everything fits just the way it should, but we are very close.

I hope to have the final production model ready-to-go when we launch our website in 2-3 weeks.

Here are a few photos of standard version.

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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

So delivery before or after Christmas???

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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

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So delivery before or after Christmas???

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We're hoping to start shipping at the start of December.

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Oooh nice. How do we get a bunch of this to the US
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We'll be shipping these to the US on the release date.

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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

Any photos of it installed on a JGC?
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:02 PM
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Re: WK2 Sump Protection Plate

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Any photos of it installed on a JGC?
No installed photos of the 2nd prototype yet. I should have something for everyone in a few weeks.

If you're curious, you can go back to the beginning of this thread and see some installed photos of the 1st prototype.

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