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i was wondering if anybody has completely removed the bottom plastic engine cover. i could get to a lot more things without it, and i am constantly dropping things into it and having to retrieve. or is it needed for airflow?

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I haven't had mine on for a year or so and I havn't seen any problems with it not there. I've had the car above 160 before and after and the car felt no different from what I could remember either way. *shrug* the engine bay gets dirtier alot quicker though.
 

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I took mine off along time ago and encountered no problems. I see you have a subaru. Do you know where i can buy a WRX downpipe? Preffer if you knew more than one place that carries them. Thanks.
 

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I have run without my engine undercover for over a year with no ill effects except as mentioned the engine bay gets dirty faster. But then again with my euro spec hood scoop it gets dirty anyway ;-)
I make a once a month ritual of good engine bay scrubbing.

Have fun,

Chad H.
 
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I've heard that there is positive air pressure beneath the car that can prevent the air from escaping the engine bay at high speeds leading to overheating problems. I think the viper has to had one of these undercovers when they go out on a roadcourse to prevent overheating. I would just leave it on.

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carcnoid said:
I've heard that there is positive air pressure beneath the car that can prevent the air from escaping the engine bay at high speeds leading to overheating problems. I think the viper has to had one of these undercovers when they go out on a roadcourse to prevent overheating. I would just leave it on.

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I agree. I have been without mine for awhile, with no noticeable problems except it gets dirty faster. But, I think it should be obvious in this case that Toyota engineers know a little more than us. I would put mine back on if I could find it. Leave it on if possible, or send it to me.
 
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thanks everyone, as for the subaru, the above mentiond is correct. i also know that mvp motorsports has a wrx section, also warehouse performance. i wish i could put the wrx 5-speed trans in my svx? as with all svx cars, mine will need a $3000 trans soon!!

later carl
 
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