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    Under tray

    Had a bit of a noghtmare last night and hit a log in the road at speed. It then broke the tray in 2 bits which I then need to remove as it was dragging along the road. Is Main stealer the only place for these and does anyone have apart number .Do you have to have theunder tray?


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    Most people dont run with the undertray, it always gets caught and comes off.

    In fact, I've even ripped off the remaining undertray from a car two girls were driving in California.
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    Second that,

    I don't even think my S3 had one when I bought it. No point in replacing it only to get it ripped off again as said above.

    Not overly sure what it was there for anyway.

    Being plastic it would provide little if any protection to the underside of the engine and in particular the sump which is very close to the ground on the S3. I have first hand experience of bottoming out and sticking a hole in the sump. I don't think the plastic tray would have help at all.

    Was it there to provide some sort of aero dynamic feature?

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    The tray isn't for protection. Its is for noise insulation and preventing dirt getting onto some of the parts. But yeah they often break. Mine is intact though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle_s3 View Post
    Was it there to provide some sort of aero dynamic feature?
    I'd heard that too - I seem to remember someone on here a while ago saying that it also helped direct the airflow up to radiator too?!

    My previous A3's got ripped off and i never bothered replacing it. In saying that, the one on my S3 is still intact...!
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    im struggling to define what undertray this is....i have a piece behind the bumper but this doesnt cover the sunp etc..... so assuming i havent got one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Bayern View Post
    Most people dont run with the undertray, it always gets caught and comes off.

    In fact, I've even ripped off the remaining undertray from a car two girls were driving in California.

    were they still moving ...........? You'll do anything to impress the girls!

 

 

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