cast aluminum sumpguard is a must for owners intending to use their
Subaru offroad or on sand. It is a bolt on replacement for the original
plastic splash guard and is specially engineered to comply with airbag
do I need one?
original plastic splash guard provides reasonable engine protection for
splashes of mud etc, but no worthy mechanical protection for sump, oil
filter or lower radiator hose/housing, all of which are at risk from
rocks, small animals, highly crowned roads etc.
original unit is also very prone to being torn off completely, (almost
guaranteed in sand) leaving entire under engine area exposed, which
generally leads to problems with dirt/sand entering starter motors
& other engine components etc.
method allows us to obtain a more professional shape, similar to the
shape to the original unit.
it covers out to the sides of the engine bay at the rear of the
sumpguard, and upwards on the sides - unlike “folded alloy
plate” versions which taper in at the rear leaving 1/3 of the
engine bay open to sand/mud.
allows us to incorporate built in gussets, which means it is also
substantially stronger than “folded alloy plate”
versions. Moulding means no cutting and welding so the product will be
the same every time, it always fits. The type of alloy we use is
weldable, so if damage does occur, it can be easily repaired.
Australian made and airbag approved.