Bronco Sport Cat Skid Protection!

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I feel like if I hold out a few more months there will be even better options out there.
I dig the front bash plate made of steel with access doors for the oil filter and drain plug.
Low down like that the 28 pounds might increase felt stability in the corners ya think ?
 
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I feel like if I hold out a few more months there will be even better options out there.
I dig the front bash plate made of steel with access doors for the oil filter and drain plug.
Low down like that the 28 pounds might increase felt stability in the corners ya think ?
Keep holding your breath 😂 I don’t mean this in offense, but I don’t expect the BS market to blow up with aftermarket options.
 

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Keep holding your breath 😂 I don’t mean this in offense, but I don’t expect the BS market to blow up with aftermarket options.
I am not seeing anyone else besides your company offering comprehensive under body armor for sports. Others have under engine skid plates and some bumper skid plates but your the only one addressing the whole underside that I can see.

And no one has stepped up with a front tow hook solution for lower trims so that market is there for the taking.
 

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Yeah I’d love a front and rear tow hook I could mount by myself with my torque wrench and if I had to cut plastic I would hope it would be in an unseen place.
 


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I have brought the tow hook for lower trims up to a couple vendors and they don't say nubs act like they don't hear it. Demand is there money in the bank for a front tow hook lower trims product.
 

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I like this! Been a little worried about scraping and medium worried about theft. Our secondary cat isn’t the best target for the real pros, but easy enough for the amateur to chop. The pros are mostly going after hybrid (longer lived more expensive cat) and bigger displacement (bigger cat) vehicles. They don’t seem to care about ground clearance any more.
 

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Someone said under the felt on the sides is a metal bash plate.
Yes on the badlands- driver side. That is what’s reported but I haven’t gone out yet to pull the felt down to see what’s under the felt.
 

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I have brought the tow hook for lower trims up to a couple vendors and they don't say nubs act like they don't hear it. Demand is there money in the bank for a front tow hook lower trims product.
Like for a winch it seems to be a structural issue? What I think might work would involve stresses opposite the design. There is a separate bolted on front cross member that is the actual inpact bumber behind the cover. Im guessing maybe it is not made to be pulled on but only pushed.
 


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Like for a winch it seems to be a structural issue? What I think might work would involve stresses opposite the design. There is a separate bolted on front cross member that is the actual inpact bumber behind the cover. Im guessing maybe it is not made to be pulled on but only pushed.
Yeah those bolts behind bumper cover not strong enough. The badlands has a thick bracket welded to front frame that the tow hook bolts too. But Ford doesn't weld that bracket to the frames of the lower trims.
 

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Just ordered one of these. Plan to be going back out to visit family in Cali where cat theft is rampant. Hopefully this will slow them down if attempted. Installation looks straightforward, although not having a lift will be less comfortable. Cheers!
 

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Just ordered one of these. Plan to be going back out to visit family in Cali where cat theft is rampant. Hopefully this will slow them down if attempted. Installation looks straightforward, although not having a lift will be less comfortable. Cheers!
Blue Loctite on the skid plate bolts that will slow them down they will be like screw this and move to the next vehicle.
 

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Thanks for offering this. Even though my BS is in the garage every night while at home, they seem to get hit often now while out at night.
What a shame it's come to this. Why don't these losers just get a real job ? Sad times we live in.
 

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On the driver's side of the badlands there are gas lines and other important looking things. I found this out when the front half of mine ripped loose when I scraped dirt with it.

In NM we have no bail. Only 5% of offenders are re-arrested the same day. Most of them don't get arrested agoin for a month or so.

 

 
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