Version 3 Atlas skid plate by Evolution Import, Inc. for Mk4 VWs. At stock height, most VW oil pans have only a few inches of ground clearance, even less on lowered cars. Protect your fragile oil pan from hazards such as road debris, manhole covers, and speed bumps. In recent revisions, Evolution has added two strengthening ribs and made the plate compatible with all engine types for the model years listed below. It features a cutout for the TDI oil drain cover plate that can be purchased through the drop-down above.
Atlas Aluminum Skid Plate
Atlas Hardware Kit
Hardware Kit Includes:
2x Steel Front Brackets
5x 10mm Gold/Silver Short Rivet Nuts (1 is a spare)
2x 10mm Gold/Silver Long Rivet Nuts
2x 10x40mm Bolts
6x 10x30mm Bolts
2x Polyethylene Washers
4x 10mm Large Fender Washers
2x 10mm Star Washer
Rivet Nut Install Tool
CNC machine manufactured from 5052-grade aluminum–never rusts.
Low-profile 4.8mm thick plate provides maximum ground clearance.
Weighs 16.8 pounds (21.6 including hardware).
Two pressed-in strengthening ribs.
Acts as a stress bar at the rear.
Bolts to the frame with 6 steel rivet-nuts.
Two 10-gauge steel, powder-coated, front mounting brackets.
Two insulating washers to act as a barrier preventing electrolysis.
User-friendly rivet-nut installation tool.
Open slot holes at the back for easy installation.
Approximately one-hour installation process (Atlas Install Video).
Easy one-minute modification to your plastic side skirts.
Fits the Following (all engines):
1998-2010 VW New Beetle (Except 2.5L)
1999.5-2006 VW Golf
2004 VW Golf R32
1999.5-2005 VW Jetta
1999.5-2006 VW Jetta Wagon
Detailed, step by step instructions: Atlas Install Guide(PDF)
Note on Fitment: If you have an aftermarket Fumoto oil drain valve you may need to file a groove into one of the bars on the oil drain cover.