ECS Tuning Releases VW MK7 / Audi 8V A3/S3 Street Shield Aluminum Skid Plate Share Comments With Volkswagen’s introduction of the MQB EA888 Gen3 1.8T/2.0T engine came multiple advancements in technology and production. Significant weight savings were accomplished through molded plastic parts throughout the powertrain; unfortunately, this included the engine’s oil pan. With no protection to cover such an important, yet fragile part, it’s easy to see why a plastic oil pan needs protection! From the daily driver at stock height to the enthusiast with an aggressive suspension drop, the ECS Aluminum Street Shield adds peace of mind and protection against potholes, road debris and other predators looking to put a hole in your pan. Constructed from 3/16″ (4.76mm) thick 5052 aluminum and weighing in at only 16.15 lbs, with factory modeled air ventilation, the ECS skid plate is sure to stand up to harsh road conditions that your OEM plastic belly pan could not. Additionally, the ECS skid plate encompasses the full length of the engine undercarriage from the front bumper cover to the front engine subframe to provide complete protection. Conveniently this kit includes zinc-coated steel subframe hardware, aluminum skid plate spacers and all factory mounting hardware for easy installation and corrosion resistance. Protection of your undercarriage and oil pan is vital. Between giant potholes, speed bumps and bumpy terrain your vehicle is exposed to a variety of impacts that can ruin your oil pan or other critical components. ECS knows this risk and is so excited about their new release that they’re extending a special introductory bundle offer to their customers to save up to 20% when purchasing with lowering springs for their MK7. Now you can go low, be protected, and save. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, you can expect nothing but the best performance and longevity with the ECS Aluminum Street Shield Skid Plate Kit from ECS Tuning! ECS Part Number and Applications: ECS Tuning Aluminum Street Shield Skid Plate Kit Part #: ES2986429 Installation PDF Applications: VW MK7 Golf 1.8T Gen3 VW MK7 GTI VW MK7 Golf R Audi 8v A3 Audi 8v S3 Spring and Street Shield Kits VW MK7 GTI VW MK7 Golf R VW MK7 Golf 1.8T Gen3 Other ECS Skid Plates Available: VW MK5 Jetta VW MK6 Jetta VW MK5 Rabbit VW MK5 GTI VW MK6 Golf/GTI VW MK6 Jetta SportWagen VW MK5 R32 VW MK6 Golf R VW Beetle VW B5 Passat 1.8T Audi 8P A3 Audi B8 A4 (Up to 2012) Audi B8 A5 (Up to 2012) Audi B8 S4 (Up to 2012) Audi B8 S5 (Up to 2012) Audi B8 A4 (From 2013) Audi B8 A5 (From 2013) Audi B8 S4 (From 2013) Audi B8 S5 (From 2013) About ECS Tuning Specializing in OEM and aftermarket replacement parts and accessories, ECS deftly balances the global concerns of a worldwide industry leader with the accessibility and commitment to accountability typically characteristic of smaller companies. * Free shipping applies to the contiguous 48 United States.