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Old 12-17-2016, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by CapeX5 View Post
I have re used mine. And I think I have read most of the threads regarding this issue. In none I have read have I seen an explanation of what kind of engineered task that plate provides that necessitates the use of a TTY one time bolt! I don't want to start a whole pissing match on this, but would be very curious as to why. While I was working on my 01 I ran quite a while with the plate off and didnt' notice anything going on. Inquiring minds want to know....
+1 on wanting to know. I mean really the plate appears to more of protection from the underside of the engine if you were to go off road. It doesn't appear to be structural since is attached to the subframe.
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