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Sep 25, 6:43pm - #284570 
should i worrie about it or not?

i was driving home today and thats what happened. one piece of my under engine cover came out...

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Sep 25, 6:46pm - #284571 
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Sep 25, 6:47pm - #284572 
can i just take it complelty out? does anyone here not have it and had no problems with stuff hitting the engine?


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Sep 25, 6:47pm - #284573 
nah man, that happened to me too, when I went to get an oil change I guess they forgot to put in all the clips. I was lucky the holes werent damaged, I went to the auto store picked up some cheap clips and put it right back up. are your holes still there? Should be two screws and the rest are clips. easy fix thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Sep 25, 6:48pm - #284574 
i just used zip ties wink

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Sep 25, 6:49pm - #284575 
dont know about if you wanna keep it off though, depends what type of roads you have. grin


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Sep 25, 6:53pm - #284576 
Originally Posted by mister_tin
i just used zip ties wink

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Sep 25, 9:46pm - #284577 
Mines in the rafters of the garage. It fell partially off on three occassions; twice after oil changes & once when I hydroplaned through a huge puddle. I din't want the hassle anymore. thumbsdown

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Sep 25, 9:49pm - #284578 
rip it off and if you want a new one, buy it from the dealer


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Sep 25, 10:32pm - #284579 
i just zip tied it smile. But i was thinking what happens next time i take it to the dealer ship for an oil change?


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Sep 26, 12:32am - #284580 
I took mine off just b/c I enjoy being under my car a lot lol. I threw it out, but I would leave it on if I were you. The drag with it off is ridiculous as it will slow you down as well as hurt your fuel economy on the freeway. you'll get this unsettled feeling. when I had it on, I always felt the front downforce but not again (or close to it) until I dropped 2".


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Sep 26, 10:02am - #284581 
mine fell all out on the highway...its been off for a year now and now problems angry

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Sep 26, 10:06am - #284582 
I took off part of mine...the passenger side piece in front of that..i dont know if you call it a skidplate or what. The previous owner hit a parking block and it partially tore off...and started dragging so i took it out..so i can't even rig it back on and would need a new one. Anyone know where you can get new ones?

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Sep 26, 10:21pm - #284583 
my question is when the dealership does an oil change do they have to take that piece out?


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Sep 26, 10:23pm - #284584 
take it out, they make oil changes a pain in the ass


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Sep 26, 10:47pm - #284585 
i took mine off too. It was a pain in the ass taking it off everytime I had an oil change. However, I am still curious to know if there are any negative outcomes by not having this piece of plastic in place?

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Sep 26, 10:48pm - #284586 
No worries. Just the underbody plastics. Supposedly, they help protect the undercarriage, but if they keep comming off, just remove them completely. thumbsup


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Sep 26, 10:50pm - #284587 
anyone know where i can get more of those plastic clip things?? confused

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Sep 26, 11:07pm - #284588 
yeah i wanna know too... fuck paying 1.20 for these damn clips!

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Sep 27, 6:16am - #284589 
AutoZone has them for about $3 for a box of 15. The ones for "Toyota" fit loosely, so I tried the chubbier "Ford" ones and their better than OEM!!


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Sep 27, 7:16am - #284590 
leave it off, less weight, and wen you change ur oil you wont have to take it out and put it back on, nothing wrong with it, all it does is just keeps the engine from getting dirty from under the car but who cares, just leave it off thumbsup

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Sep 27, 7:22am - #284591 
Originally Posted by jonnyess
AutoZone has them for about $3 for a box of 15. The ones for "Toyota" fit loosely, so I tried the chubbier "Ford" ones and their better than OEM!!

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Sep 27, 9:27am - #284592 
what do those clips called?


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Sep 27, 9:55am - #284593 
Originally Posted by lilchief
what do those clips called?

Dunno, but it is almost exactly like the ones you have in your engine covers thumbsup


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Sep 27, 10:23am - #284594 
same thing as me and i cant find the clip that keeps it in place so i just stuck it to the bumper but if i go over 75 mph then it comes off again. i'm waiting for when i install my body kit to fix it.

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Sep 29, 1:03pm - #284595 
i dont think theres really any effect on the car, cause i dont think i go fast enough for the wind drag to effect the car that much. Do you think Toyota put it there to be a pain in the butt so we would just take it to them to do an oil change?

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Sep 29, 1:29pm - #284596 
tie it back up or take the whole thing off... thumbsup

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Sep 29, 3:43pm - #284597 
the only effect is prolly ur engine will get dirtier

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