I think the OP is referring to the cover underneath the engine, the one you have to take off to access the oil drain plug. That's the one I was talking about.Good thought gouge 93 I’m thinking its just something so when pop up the hood it looks nice.i have a friend and I brought my car to his house he says pop the hood i wanna see the engine I said all your gonna see is a big piece of plastic.think about how many guys take those tops off and run the plastic valve covers
Lost me there. Aren't the 3.6 motors the same in the wranglers. The same 3.6 with a canister filter on top of motor?I think the OP is referring to the cover underneath the engine, the one you have to take off to access the oil filter. That's the one I was talking about.
FIXED IT...Lost me there. Aren't the 3.6 motors the same in the wranglers. The same 3.6 with a canister filter on top of motor?
LOL. I just wanted to make sure I was reading that rightFIXED IT...
Yes, you're correct, I was thinking about the 6.4 in the Challenger. But the drain plug is still on the bottom so maybe on the 3.6 Challenger it has the same shield underneath that has to be removed to access the drain plug as well? Guess I was just assuming all Challengers have the same under engine shield.
the engine shield (aka belly pan) is there for aero management (less lift at speeds) and probably assists with airflow through the engine bay front grille > radiator > under body.Does the shield down there even matter? No other vehicles I've ever had came with one. I'm sure it'll help keep things cleaner down there, and maybe help with aerodynamics??. Honestly, I was already planning on taking it off when I get my Challenger and not worrying about putting it back on. If anything maybe it'll let some of the heat around the engine escape better. And unlike a real skidplate a thin piece of plastic isn't going to provide THAT much protection.
Thanks.Belly pan, and yes, your SXT should have one
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Mine will get a thorough cleaning of the undersides before the new pan goes on.the engine shield (aka belly pan) is there for aero management (less lift at speeds) and probably assists with airflow through the engine bay front grille > radiator > under body.
There would be less air pressure under the body, so this helps to draw the air out from engine bay and make it flow out rather than turbulence and have air pressure build up in engine bay.
and it does help keep things cleaner, less road spray and grit.
I've worked on a couple of Challengers that people bought used that were missing belly pans - the alloy oil pan tends to get very pitted / oxidized and there's road grime on k-member, steering rack and so forth.
Even worse if on roads that get salted or brined for winter weather conditions
either the former owner removed it, it was damaged and not replaced. Especially if the former owner was one of those that would run the front over parking curb stops.Thanks.
This car was bought used with 51K miles on it. Who knows where it got lost. I'm just trying to put it together and make it right again. Knocking out the issues one by one.
There's 1" more ground clearance with the SXT and R/T without STP than vehicles with STP and SRTs. I always had enough clearance with my SXT and all of my R/Ts except the 2012 R/T I had with STP. I BARELY tapped a concrete block with that one and heard a loud crack. Turns out that the lower grille is a much larger piece than just the visible grille. That piece also extends down and into the void of the softer plastic spoiler under the bumper cover, to support it. So if you tap the front spoiler, you're probably cracking the lower grill piece as well.If you don't have the belly pan, could your front spoiler get stuck in one of these when parking too close and hitting reverse?
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That happened to me before, but I didn't any of the below. Almost took my whole bumper off.
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