Volkswagen's oil pans are made of a paper-thin cast aluminum that is easily cracked by many objects such as road debris, manhole covers and speed bumps. While your car may be at stock height, there is only approximately 4 inches of ground clearance with your oil pan. If your car is lowered from stock height, there is very little room for error when negotiating an object in your path.
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Here is some information on this Evolution Aluminum Skid Plate for those of you that haven't seen it before.
We make oil changes easy for you. With the Thor skid plate we do not offer an oil drain hole option. If we were to put one on the skid plate, the hole would be located right on the ramped section of the skid plate. This would be bad as the hole could easily catch an object on the road causing a major hazard for you and other vehicles on the road. So the skid plate will need to be removed in order to gain access to the oil filter and drain plug. However if you want to put your own access holes into the skid plate, it is at your own risk. We have added two 1/2" sight holes so you can locate your oil plug for proper alignment while you cut your own oil drain hole. Removal of the skid plate for oil changes is very quick and easy taking 1-2 minutes. Only the bottom five bolts need to be removed and the skid plate drops right down and off of your VW. The aluminum side wings don't need to be unbolted from the skid plate.