: Undercarriage engine guard



weealbert
07-21-13, 01:00 AM
Have anyone install this and would it have any effect in protection and cooling performance when installed.

M5eater
07-22-13, 12:49 PM
Without knowing specificly what guard you're talking about or how it works in the SRX..

Generally speaking the purpose of these are to;

Cut down on wind noise, improve aerodynamics and protect the aluminum oil pans from debris.

Submariner409
07-22-13, 01:03 PM
Let's move this from Detailing and Appearance to the SRX discussions threads .........

greyghost04
07-22-13, 09:01 PM
Without knowing specificly what guard you're talking about or how it works in the SRX..

Generally speaking the purpose of these are to;

Cut down on wind noise, improve aerodynamics and protect the aluminum oil pans from debris.

Incorrect, generally speaking the purpose of these are to: enrich the person and/or shop installing it. If it were necessary, it would already be there.

adamjeeps
07-22-13, 09:29 PM
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davedogcaddy
07-22-13, 10:39 PM
does such a guard even exist (from GM) ? I must confess, the 1st time I climbed under my SRX I was surprised there was no such cover - as my wife's CTS has two covers from the factory that pretty much seals up the whole underside of the engine bay.

weealbert
07-23-13, 04:24 AM
Guys, thanks for the feedback. Attached photos for ref.

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davedogcaddy
07-23-13, 08:00 AM
interesting. link?

i'm assuming this is not a gm part...

weealbert
07-23-13, 11:11 AM
This is not GM, it's aftermarket. Try this http://jinkeqcyp.tmall.com/view_page-668923242.htm?

weealbert
07-27-13, 12:37 AM
Had this installed and noticed improved engine noise.
http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p657/srx2013chn/srx%20eng%20guard%20plate/null_zps060d3f5e.jpg

MoistCabbage
07-27-13, 12:44 AM
You installed a cover UNDER the drivetrain, and have less noise in the cabin? That makes no sense.

weealbert
07-27-13, 01:00 AM
Besides protection from road debris, FYI the Panel is made of some kind of thermo plastic.

adamjeeps
07-27-13, 01:03 AM
I know this: My 07 Lexus RX 350 had pretty much the entire front end covered by plastic panels. I had the chance to change a friend's oil in her 2010 RX 350 (new body style). Her 2010 did not have any plastic panels under the front end. I am guessing the low front air dam keeps most of the wind out of there. I trust Lexus and GM would not have left them off if it would have made it any quieter.

weealbert
07-27-13, 01:11 AM
Have anyone seen the undercarriage of your SRX? There are some exposť wiring and connector. Don't these get damage or short circuit when water gets into them.

MoistCabbage
07-27-13, 01:22 AM
No, the connectors are water proof. Cars have had exposed exterior wiring for decades upon decades.

M5eater
07-27-13, 10:18 AM
You installed a cover UNDER the drivetrain, and have less noise in the cabin? That makes no sense.
It makes perfect sense actually.. if you understand aerodynamics. without the cover air is flapping around anything that sticks out, causing turbulence and generating noise. With the cover, it simply glides over the underside of the car. Less turbulence, less noise. Which in something as high up as the SRX, makes a big difference. These kind of covers are nothing new, at all.

adamjeeps
07-27-13, 10:36 AM
Albert, did you install this because the dealer left the lower air valance off the car?

weealbert
07-27-13, 11:07 AM
Yes Adamsjeep. They did left the lower valence off. I did put it back on.

TheCaptain
07-28-13, 11:01 PM
This could be handy in the winter... :hmm: