Title: Plastic Guards Under Car
Description: Drivers side, Between rear & front wheel
JoshyEee - December 27, 2011 04:14 AM (GMT)
Plastic Stone Guard running down drivers side, Between rear and front wheel.
Was driving along today and had thought id ran over something but turns out that 2 of the plastic sourouding the bolt holes had snapped off over time and the front was hanging low enough to hit the road.
Temp fix: will get some heavy duty duct tape to hold it up but was wondering whats needed to fix it?
I know ill most likely need a new stone guard, Was wondering if anyone knew about how much i should expect to pay?
In Christchurh, New Zealand.
Soiled Altezza - December 27, 2011 06:46 AM (GMT)
Make new holes the hold together with cableties.
JoshyEee - December 27, 2011 07:05 AM (GMT)
Went to go tape it and found 4 were broken so ended up taking it off.
But if its not too expensive, will replace it
Beanman - December 27, 2011 09:27 PM (GMT)
What does this plastic guard cover?
jeremyflower - December 28, 2011 08:07 AM (GMT)
They're just underbody protection/aerodynamic aids as far as I know. Smoothing out the underside of the car makes it more slippery to the air passing over it.
They're a pain in the bum to have fitted as they get in the way of everything but I would definitely replace them, your motorway mileage will probably go up slightly without them.
JoshyEee - December 30, 2011 02:40 AM (GMT)
Hooollly Molly, Toyota in CHCH quoted me $299 inc GST for the one to replace and said its normal RRP is $502.27 + GST.
Edit: Heres some pics
alimac - December 30, 2011 05:12 AM (GMT)
Ilam Toyota are way overpriced. Wait till Nick gets back from holiday and get in touch with him.
Beanman - December 30, 2011 08:00 AM (GMT)
Would it be high due to the fact that it probably has to come from Japan?
JIMKRAZTEZA - December 30, 2011 11:20 AM (GMT)
opps .. just chucked my one out coz it was ripped.. is it really a need to have thing?
Soiled Altezza - December 30, 2011 04:39 PM (GMT)
Go to a wreckers. Its preferable to have it.
JoshyEee - December 30, 2011 06:46 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (alimac @ Dec 30 2011, 06:12 PM)|
| Ilam Toyota are way overpriced. Wait till Nick gets back from holiday and get in touch with him. |
Yeah that's what I was going to do.
Both places said the part had to come from japan hence the price.