Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Australian X-Trail Website Members Rides

Site Search

Facebook Aussie Forum Website Twitter Aussie Forum Website YouTube Aussie Forum Website Flickr PhotoBucket MSN Messenger Skype RSS Feed Events Calendar Admin Mailbox Nissan Australia myNissan Capped Service Fuel Consumption Monitor Tyre Size Calculator Australian X-TRAIL Forum Live Chat





Forum Rules   
   Register for a free global account (learn about it) | LOG IN: globally (click here) (Lost Password?)

 
bruceman4 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 02-2014
TOTAL POSTS: 14
Reply | QUOTE
bash plates


has anyone bought bash plates from autostyle-usa ?
they are around $600 for front & rear.
apparently there are 2 thicknesses?
Aluminum Anodized Finish 3mm thick
Duralmin Anodized Finish 5mm thick.


---
07 t31 ti xtrail
daisy hill
X-3546 bruce
25/Nov/2014, 4:00 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29070
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


Are you referring to the Motorage Skid Plates? If so, these are not bash plates, they're just aluminium skid plates which don't cover a wide undercarriage area.

Oh, and the price is $600 US Dollars each!

Last edited by jalalski, 25/Nov/2014, 6:29 pm


---

25/Nov/2014, 6:28 pm Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
bruceman4 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 02-2014
TOTAL POSTS: 14
Reply | QUOTE
Re: bash plates


its under $600 australian delivered for the front & rear plates...
I,m just looking for a bit of assistance for beach/sand driving
I,m not looking to do any heavy duty off road stuff,just thought these may suit my purpose.
is the quality no good or is it that they dont cover enough of an area?

---
07 t31 ti xtrail
daisy hill
X-3546 bruce
26/Nov/2014, 10:17 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
maxgmoore Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL LEGEND
 


Date Registered: 11-2012
Location: Broome
TOTAL POSTS: 547
Reply | QUOTE
Re: bash plates


I can't comment on the quality as I have never used them. What assistance are you after? If the quality is in question is it worth it. Buy once buy right emoticon

---
Cheers
maxgmoore X-2776 (c)
My Ride
2003 Series 1 T30 Ti

27/Nov/2014, 5:18 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
Toddyh03 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 


Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 1663
Reply | QUOTE
Re: bash plates


Whack up a link Bruceman so we can see exactly what you are talking about.

---
Toddyh X-2048 (c)
New: Challenger
Old: 2010 T31 Diesel modified
My XTrail
27/Nov/2014, 7:58 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29070
Reply | QUOTE
Re: bash plates


quote:

bruceman4 wrote:

its under $600 australian delivered for the front & rear plates...
I,m just looking for a bit of assistance for beach/sand driving
I,m not looking to do any heavy duty off road stuff,just thought these may suit my purpose.
is the quality no good or is it that they dont cover enough of an area?



Hi Bruce,

Am not sure how you're coming up with this total because I am getting a total of $878.00 Aussies Dollars for the front (3mm) and rear including shipping to Australia.

In any case, I am pretty sure the quality will be beyond question or doubt as Motorage is a pretty reputable company in Japan, my point however is that the front skid plate is not designed to cover enough of the under-carriage, so it won't give you enough protection for the most expensive bits under the engine bay especially the oil sump.

For $500 bucks more you might as well grab the full set of bash plates that provides the needed protection in any type of environment including street and light off-roading. That is the point am trying to make, but the final decision will be yours of course.

Todd: The link to the skid plate in question is this: http://autostyle-usa.com/?pkey=parts_free_word&limit_maker[]=MRG&limit_car[]=2312&page=1&max=10&car_url=t31xtrail



---

27/Nov/2014, 9:57 am Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
Toddyh03 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 


Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 1663
Reply | QUOTE
Re: bash plates


Thanks Jalal.
Looks like this one is the front plate Front skid and would be delivered for around $350. Having previously owned TJM alloy front plate which cost less than $300 you may as well buy that instead. In saying that the alloy plate really doesn't protect that well. Better than nothing sure but steel plate wins.

Alloy plate may well be sufficient for the rear though.

Strangely it looks like it's cheaper to ship each plate separately rather than combined. emoticon

---
Toddyh X-2048 (c)
New: Challenger
Old: 2010 T31 Diesel modified
My XTrail
27/Nov/2014, 1:15 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29070
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


Sorry Todd, not sure where you are getting this price from, as the front skid plate (the 3mm one) is clearly marked at USD$ 427.68 and shipping to Australia by EMS is USD$155.40 (total of USD$ 583.08) just for the front skid plate.

Image

The one you linked to is a different 2mm alluminium type.

Regardless of that, what you suggested is correct, having something is better than nothing and it certainly beats the piece of plastic that is there.

Last edited by jalalski, 27/Nov/2014, 2:13 pm


---

27/Nov/2014, 1:33 pm Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 
bruceman4 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 02-2014
TOTAL POSTS: 14
Reply | QUOTE
Re: bash plates


It,s all a bit confusing...
 For Front Skid plate, there are two material types available.
> Aluminum Anodized Finish 3mm thick
> Duralmin Anodized Finish 5mm thick.

http://autostyle-usa.com/?pkey=item_info&i_code=MRG231211E2A01
Item cost for Aluminum 3mm is $427.68
Item cost for Duralmin 5mm is $558.36
plus shipping

the rear skid plate is $178 plus shipping
think all these prices are US.
sounds like its not worth the hassle....


---
07 t31 ti xtrail
daisy hill
X-3546 bruce
28/Nov/2014, 10:13 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29070
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


Yep, all prices are in US Dollars and that big front bash plate which Todd mentioned is an MTO item (made to order) so God knows how long you will be waiting for it to be made.

---

28/Nov/2014, 11:30 am Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 


Reply





You are not logged in (login)

forum sticker
Back to top Back to top

Back to top

<-- end container -->