Protecting the Land Rover Underbody with Armor
The front steering guard skid plate was created from a slightly scratched piece of aluminium. Instead of it having a few scratches, which we wouldn’t have minded since it’s going to get scratched up anyways, Dean from Pro-Active gave it a nice design for eye appeal. One nicely designed feature of these skid plates are the attachment nuts. They are welded to the frame mounts so there are no free floating nuts to mess around with while attaching the bolts to the underside. The plates are easy to remove by one person if required.
Custom Made Front Steering Guard Skid Plate
Another great feature designed into the skid plates was cutting holes to help prevent the exhaust from cooking the underside of the vehicle.
Transmission Skid Plate
Since we have an irreparable transfer case leak due to the systemic ovaling of the case around the intermediate shaft which if kept topped up with fluid hasn’t seemed to cause any issues other than a oil puddle in the garage we decided to have an absorbent pad placed under the transfer case between the skid plate. This keeps things clean and stops foul smells from oils getting onto exhaust and burning on startup.
The Absorbent Pad, Which We Dubbed The Pillow Solution
Under Armor Installed!
Terrafirma Fuel Guard Fresh Out of the Box
The Fuel Guard didn’t line up with our bolts as required so we had to widen the bolt holes to make it fit. Our Land Rover Discovery’s original skid plate is next to the new in this photo. It is significantly narrower and ours had rusted out holes where it should be protecting. Our kids love being involved in any vehicle modification - their own tools and a piece of wood makes great entertainment.
Drilling Out the Bolt Holes
Terrafirma Fuel Guard Installed
Good luck on your journey of installing skid plates, happy adventures and reach out if you have any questions.