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lilchief
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lilchief Sep 26, 1:43am - #284570 

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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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lilchief Sep 26, 1:46am - #284571 

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lilchief Sep 26, 1:47am - #284572 

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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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Maka Sep 26, 1:47am - #284573 

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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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mister_tin Sep 26, 1:48am - #284574 
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i just used zip ties wink
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Maka Sep 26, 1:49am - #284575 

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dont know about if you wanna keep it off though, depends what type of roads you have. grin

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Maka Sep 26, 1:53am - #284576 

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Originally Posted by mister_tin
i just used zip ties wink

rofl

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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 26, 4:46am - #284577 
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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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VSGTS14 Sep 26, 4:49am - #284578 

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rip it off and if you want a new one, buy it from the dealer

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lilchief Sep 26, 5:32am - #284579 

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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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QTRMLR_1 Sep 26, 7:32am - #284580 

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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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SmutasticGT Sep 26, 5:02pm - #284581 

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mine fell all out on the highway...its been off for a year now and now problems angry
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sbocaj55 Sep 26, 5:06pm - #284582 

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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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lilchief Sep 27, 5:21am - #284583 

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my question is when the dealership does an oil change do they have to take that piece out?

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JBing Sep 27, 5:23am - #284584 

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take it out, they make oil changes a pain in the ass

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esko Sep 27, 5:47am - #284585 

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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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Sancho Sep 27, 5:48am - #284586 

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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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Erick Sep 27, 5:50am - #284587 

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anyone know where i can get more of those plastic clip things?? confused

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RookieGTS Sep 27, 6:07am - #284588 

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yeah i wanna know too... fuck paying 1.20 for these damn clips!
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jonnyess Sep 27, 1:16pm - #284589 

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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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Clos Sep 27, 2:16pm - #284590 
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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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Maka Sep 27, 2:22pm - #284591 

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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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lilchief Sep 27, 4:27pm - #284592 

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what do those clips called?

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Maka Sep 27, 4:55pm - #284593 

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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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ghostingcelica Sep 27, 5:23pm - #284594 
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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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shonen Sep 29, 8:03pm - #284595 
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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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ragingpaseo Sep 29, 8:29pm - #284596 
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tie it back up or take the whole thing off... thumbsup
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ghostingcelica Sep 29, 10:43pm - #284597 
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the only effect is prolly ur engine will get dirtier
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