Bash Plates

logitech

Active Member
When i had a Rav4, Bash plates where all the rage due to the low clearance. When i was changing the oil on the patrol this morning, I noticed there plastic in front of the steering arms and dampeners.

I am thinking it would be a good idea to put a bash plate there, but will it just break brackets if it gets hit to hard?

I suppose it would also help protect the sump?
 

bmurray2250

4x4 Earth Contributer
Hi Logi

Good to hear the beast is running. Yes, bash plates useful. I know TJM make and fit them but RodW had a guy not far away that made his sliders, he may do the plates too.
 

KDA

New Member
I had a similar problem with my navara with ground clearance and a lack of funds for a lift. i bought a brown davis under-guard and think it was my smartest move, even if nothing hits it, its cheap insurance to protect vital stuff.
 

frosty

4x4 Earth Contributer
Don't bother with the bash plates for the Patrol just yet. Spent your dollars on a lift kit first. If you hit that little plastic thingy then, pick a new line. Mine is still in tact!!
 
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Big Rig

4x4 Earth Contributer
Don't bother with the bash plates for the Patrol just yet. Spent your dollars on a kift first. If you hit that little plastic thingy then, lick a new line. Mine is still in tact!!

Yours is good. It folds nicely around the steering arms hey Frosty.
 

Pure Yobbo

Moderator
Don't bother with the bash plates for the Patrol just yet. Spent your dollars on a lift kit first. If you hit that little plastic thingy then, pick a new line. Mine is still in tact!!

I'm with Frosty not sure why you need bash plates. spend your money on other things first.
 

kiwijaz

New Member
I just finished straighting my bash plates out the other day. I will get lift before i do any changing of the bash plates. Frosty needs bash plates around his rims so his tyres dont come off all the time:rolleyes::p
 

kiwijaz

New Member
Well Frosty its true u can have the biggest engine around but its no use if ur tyres arnt attached to the Rims!!!
 

1200ob

Member
EDS at Brendale do a range of bash plates and they are much better made than the TJM stuff? Smashed the TJM one out of the D40 twice and then spend a few extra dollars for a fully reinforced one from EDS.
 

Pure Yobbo

Moderator
EDS at Brendale do a range of bash plates and they are much better made than the TJM stuff? Smashed the TJM one out of the D40 twice and then spend a few extra dollars for a fully reinforced one from EDS.

Good info mate - do you have a number or a web site for these guys?
 

1200ob

Member
EDS - David Nunn - 3881 2655. no website, but they do all of the suzisport stuff for a reference?
I left the car with them all day so they could custom make it.
It purposely sits 30mm lower, so that it floats under the diff, half shafts, and lower control joint mounts?
It is turned up on the sides and has a strengthening rib through the centre so it can't bend up to the sump?

You can see that the new guard is much wider than the TJM unit which does not provide any protection under the diff , diff mounts or half shafts.

Also worth noting that the Nissan engine mounts have settled and the engine was touching the TJM sump guard. TJM fixed this by adding some spacer washers, which was a totally useless idea, because the first time I bottomed out on a rock, it made perfect circles in the cross member the depth of the washers?

I am sick of smashing things???

Pics should be attached if I have done this right.

The front and rear sections is what was left of the TJM bash guard that I got them to stitch onto the guard for strength. They usually make the whole guard as one piece.
 

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