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#1 irn_bru

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:00 PM

Hi, new to the forum! I was looking for some advice for my focus (below)

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Anyway, my car's got a metal shield to protect the underneath of the car (I assume) which has come loose at one side. This rattles when the car is idle and scrapes the ground every speedbump I go over.

Is this actually needed? Should I have it repaired or just get that section ripped off?

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#2 FocusTDDI

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:00 AM

If it's what I'm thinking of it's the heat shield for the exhaust and as ford never spend extra cash unless it's absolutely necessary, I'd fix it back rather than rip it off and risk doing damage to the bottom of the car or worse.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:17 AM

If it's what I'm thinking of it's the heat shield for the exhaust and as ford never spend extra cash unless it's absolutely necessary, I'd fix it back rather than rip it off and risk doing damage to the bottom of the car or worse.



Sound advice, it wouldnt be there if they didnt HAVE to put it there for a reason.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:19 PM

Sound advice, it wouldnt be there if they didnt HAVE to put it there for a reason.


Cheers for the advice - I'll try and get it sorted!

#5 FocusKid

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 04:36 PM

It is there for a reason. It is solely a heat sheild from the exhaust gases traveling back to the back of the car.

My car is turbo straight pipe nothing between and i dont have that shield. Not once have i ever been worried without it. All it does is protect that metal under the car which in my honest opinion doesn't need protecting. Get under and yank it off. You won't scrape, you wont worrying about damaging other things, and you won't notice any adverse effects to the car or yourself and others.

As for suggesstions you need those wheels to be black......and BAD. Your tails look darker then factory as do your bumper lights in the rear. Doing your wheels black would bring it a great sense of justice all around.

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Sound advice, it wouldnt be there if they didnt HAVE to put it there for a reason.

^^ they put it there to meet saftey codes and manufacter specs. Other then that i am sure ford would save the extra money and not put them.


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