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Old 09-09-2008, 07:29 AM   #1
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Default Video Review: Protecta-Baja Rear skid plate.

We recently received a rear skid plate from Protecta-Baja. It a great replacement for your stock plate and offers a large amount of protection for those that are out there truly using their Bajas. Its not in any way a show part nor is it designed to be, it pure functionality and protection for your Baja.

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http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product2925.html

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This looks like a nice piece Eddy.I just tore the shit out of mine and broke my side pods over the weekend:(
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These links are for the install only.

Download links.

Low quality .AVI
http://www.mediafire.com/?l2yawfavimz

High quality .FLV (if downloading for the first time, please read this.)
http://www.mediafire.com/?temqjr1fevz

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No, since it is just a review and not an install.

Also, when i first saw that thing, my first thought was $90!!!!! NO WAY!!

But after seeing it and how heavy it is, I would consider it now........
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The tag is a bit steep but if you look at the damage it can save.......
Its kind of like having a front bumper once you bend the bumper you say wow, that could have been my chassis.

I have it mounted on my basher rig and just shipped it up to Hostile for the Bajafest. I dont plan on shipping a RUNNING car home so it will see some action.

Im uploading the install tutorial right now.
It was a bad day for me and my mind was focused on something else. I think I called a screw a nut more times then not. It did result in a great "Blooper" To add to the long list of cut footage over the last few months.

Ill up load it anyway.
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Me too ^^^ HD. I am very curios, though to see how it works out for the second part of the review.
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It was a bad day for me and my mind was focused on something else. I think I called a screw a nut more times then not. It did result in a great "Blooper" To add to the long list of cut footage over the last few months.
Sorry you had a bad day Eddy, but I would still pay money for the bloopers!
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:39 PM   #8
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Hi all, I am Scott. If you have any questions about the protecta plate, I will gladly answer them. We have been using and testing this product in both Bashing, and racing conditions. We have recently learned a key few points about this part to make the installation and or maintanence of the Baja as user friendly as possible. I will be creating post over the next day or so to express these experiences. Thank you for the video Eddy, I am very greatful for your time and attention to the product. It will be nice to meet you at BajaFest.... good times ahead!

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Looking forward to the tips.
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I don't think many people are going to download this one, but oh well.

Chris
Hey 5B, You gonna add the link for the installation procedure?
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Its interesting what people pick up and comment on in the videos.
I have gotten 4-5 PMs about my bald street tires.

They were new about a week and a half ago.
I have been testing the turtle racing clutch assembly. Its an amazing subsystem that incorporates a HUGE clutch bearing, clutch carrier, clutch cover, oversize pinion dolt in a new TR clutch bell. It probably the best part to date developed to take care of the issues in that part of the rig.

Its been in the 100f heat range up here with the tarmac temps over 120f. I literally wore out the tires trying to overheat the damn thing and haven't been able to. So thats the story of the bald tires. The rubber is all over different parking lots in town where it should be.
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Hey 5B, You gonna add the link for the installation procedure?
There you go Dan.

Changed the links too the install videos.

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A few corrections to the install video.

After communicating with the manufacturer he had a few comments for me to add. Ill re-do the video at a later date to reflect.

1) You can use the HPI multi-tool to hold the rear nut instead of putting CA on a screwdriver. Doing it this way, you can hold the nut and tighten it up without having to pull it up with a hammer. If for any reason you do want to do it the way I did in the video ill STRESS that you dont use a lot of force as your pulling it up. only enough to just get the nut to stick in the hole so it doesnt turn as you tighten it. We most certainly dont want you to bend your chassis.

2) No need for locktite on the nut to hold it in the hole. It will stay just fine without it

3) No need to use loctite on the beveled screws that attach the plate to the chassis. If you decide that you want to use some make sure you use blue and not red. If you strip out the head of the screw trying to get it off, you will have a hell of a time getting it out.
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There you go Dan.

Changed the links too the install videos.

Chris
Thanx man!!
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I just downloaded the video, and it's because I actually got my Protecta in the mail!
But... I don't have a 6.5mm drill bit, so it's first thing to buy in the morning!
Thanks, once again Eddy! Excellent video, as always!
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lol at ur ahhh when the car was about to tip over
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I love my Protecta plate! and if you consider what it protects and how it helps keep allot of crap from getting into the side pod area it's well worth the investment.

By the way, i didn't use the nuts. we tapped threads into the chassis plate. I did have a screw back-out while practicing at milestone. I will be using the nuts that came with it...
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hey eddy where did you get the lock tie stick from?
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hey eddy where did you get the lock tie stick from?
If you mean loctite, I would ordinarily tell you either www.teamfasteddy.com or www.kickassrc.com but I can't find the blue gel there now.....

Very strange, all I see is the red.
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This would have to be one of the first things that I would recomend to get before taking your Baja out for a bash... Just looking at the pitting in the metal there is just after a couple of runs, would hate to think what condition the original plastic would be in.....
Also would recomend the higher attachment points for the side pods as I have busted mine already....
Great tutorial on the install Eddy, thanks for the tip of the glue on the end of the screwdriver for the nut, did not want to pull out the motor for this....
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