Touareg: 2008 V6 TDI
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mid North Coast NSW AU
Second Vehicle: Can't afford one
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Not too sure that an alloy skid plate would have made any difference in preventing the damage done to the cover behind bumper as it basically replaces the plastic under engine cover which in your case seems to still be intact.
Agree 100% with you that a skid plate (called bash plate downunder for our northers readers), is a must if you do venture offroad at all, I'm pretty sure my T2 was fitted with the second plate ever made by Alex Gee which arguably was the predecessor of the popular plate that dragline1570 now makes for all Touareg models and variants.
Here is a pic of the one that dragline1570 makes for your model
Best Sump Guard I've seen
although I cant work out the bits that you lost from this pic.
I notice you run the Hankook RF10 tyres, what is your opinion of them? I have the LT version fitted in 245-70 size to my offroad/towing wheels and so far very happy with wear rate and performance on the dirt although I prefer the handling / noise factor of my road tyres which I swap over when not towing or venturing cross country.
MY08 V6TDi, Campanella White, Enhancements: RNS 510 Nav + Bluetooth, Twin Batteries, Paddle Shifters, Steinbauer Power Module, Seikel Suspension, underbody alloy protection plates, 18" Road Tyres, 17" ATM Off-road Tyres, 3 X Full Size Spares, OEM Roof Bars, OEM Tow Pack, OEM LED load Module, Red Arc Tow Pro Elite Brake Controller, Icom IC-440 UHF + Roof Mounted Antenna, Great White LED Light Bar, Brembo 6 Spot 17Z Front Brake Upgrade .