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MPP "Smash "Me" skid plate

Traguar

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Jan 20, 2020
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Working as animal rescue and using the Model 3 as an ambulance occasionally I'll leave it to you to picture what the car will go through. Following some stories of expensive coolant line/battery repairs after something punctured the under shield I got around to thinking about the Mountain Pass Performance "Smash Me" plate. Getting a shipping quote that decided for me I messaged the guys with the result that I bought one.
It took 28 minutes from last email to receive the shipping number and 2 days later it arrived! (I can't get royal mail to my house that quick - no really, we don't even have a postman, in Bromley). This caught me out as it was too cold/wet/windy/dark (delete as appropriate) to work underneath the car in the flats semi-underground, unlit car park so it sat around for a while. Well, not really as I decided to spray it with black bedliner so it blends in better (pro tip - do NOT do this in the bedroom if you want a quiet life).
Got round to fitting it at last and it went easy enough with a couple of things to mention -
Halfords 2.5T jacks do not fit under the car with pucks in the jacking points - neither do Draper 2T.
Summon WILL drive up onto leveling ramps to allow you to get jacks under the car
All the bolts had thread lock and really didn't want to come off. Still there was one missing
There are no instructions included but there were some on the website - take note of where the included spacers go before your under the car
You can use your head to loft the plate while you use your hands to fit the screws but there is probably an easier way
Fit of the plate is nice and flush for the most part although I will have to get under again for some fettling I didn't have time for, I don't see it having and effect on range, not had a chance to try noise levels yet but I don't see the original cover as doing much
I did take photos but - it's black, the underside of the car is black, it's a dark car park, you get the picture (or don't)

I would recommend the product to anyone concerned about the aero shield currently fitted, provided you have the means (or friendly garage) to fit it, your not going to be breaking this plate anytime soon.
Can't fault the guys at MPP comms was near instant, helpful and delivery was stunningly fast, will certainly be keeping an eye on them (rear plate?)
P.s. it was on ramps and the one jack locks. I was supervised the whole time too.
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