Re: Anybody tried welding a steel plate to your oil pan ? (veedubGT)
Ok, I was told by a mechanic that is VW certified that when you lower the car to much it causes unusual wear to the tranny due to the angles that the axles are pitched at. This guy had tons of racing experience I would tend to listen to him, you don't have to obviously I'm just offering my advice. I had a friend that had to have his tranny replaced, twice. The reasoning that was given to him by volkswagen and a few other mechanics was that the car was too low and he had changed the geometry to the point that it was wearing the internal gearing in the tranny(rounding off teeth). He didn't believe them the first time either, by the second time he was a believer. I'm not ragging on anyone here, cars that are super low look great, they are just impractical to drive in most situations. Not to mention that after a certain point the handling starts to be affected by the limited travel. Hey if you want to lay your car out on the ground and replace parts every six months(oilpans included) then have at it. I am simply trying to offer some of my experience as advice. I've had cars that sat less then 1/2 inch off the ground, a few people in here can verify it. I was king of the ghetto slam, but over time I realized I wasn't getting the performance I wanted and for some reason kept sprouting oil leaks. Needless to say now I only lower to increase handling no lower. Remember super low is good on a track but then again most of them are fairly smooth compared to a city street. Take my post as you will.