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Would full length skid plates raise underhood temps?

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by SubYuman, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. SubYuman

    SubYuman 1/2 ton status

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    Someone just handed me a 36x84 piece of stainless diamond plate...I want to cut it in half and use it to build motor to trans skid plates...will they not allow heat to escape from under the chassis?
     
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    AkMudr 1/2 ton status

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    Diamond plate is pretty slick but only worth it depending on the thickness. I wouldnt really worry about heat build up too much. Theres quite a bit of room for air to flow around through the chassis.

    Apples and oranges but I know a 'yota guy who runs a bud built skid plate that literally goes from the front bumper past the tcase and theres less room for air flow in his setupand he has no isues
     
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  3. darkshadow

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    your worryed about the moter? the oil pan?

    it wouldent raise the temps any more that you might even notice.

    i would think it might even help header to starter transfer because it would cannel the air past the moter.
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    being underneath the engine, its not gonna retain any heat really.
     
  5. SubYuman

    SubYuman 1/2 ton status

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    Not too thin...

    I can't say for sure, but I know this stuff is tough..stainless diamond plate, the sheet easily weighs 80 lbs...As big as I am, it's size makes it hard to move...
     
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    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    skip plate....heat rises doesent it?

    I dont think there would be to many heat issues as long as your radiator works. mabey a oil+ trans cooler if your really concerned.
     

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