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We live in Colorado and take the Volt on mountain dirt roads. We avoid the the technical all-wheel drive roads. The dirt roads we take have dips and rocks. Even though we go slow and carefully, occasionally we scrape the bottom of the car. Is there a Volt underbody guard or skid plate that is metal and will stand up to occasional bumps underneath?
 

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Not that I am aware of. You'd need someone to make one for you I think.
 

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A new product idea for scarlet1, the maker of the voltshelf? While we’re at it, how about a suspension lift kit, knobby tires, and an additional electric motor in the back to gain AWD?
 

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A new product idea for scarlet1, the maker of the voltshelf? While we’re at it, how about a suspension lift kit, ....?
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Great idea and there would be customers for such products!

Just a plate of 0.125 aluminum rolled up on the leading edge and secured with spacers to every third battery pack bolt with a longer bolt.
But then would you need to remove it if you ever need a warranty claim? Could go on and off in less than an hour with power tools.

But not needed for me....
 

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Great idea and there would be customers for such products!

Just a plate of 0.125 aluminum rolled up on the leading edge and secured with spacers to every third battery pack bolt with a longer bolt.
But then would you need to remove it if you ever need a warranty claim? Could go on and off in less than an hour with power tools.

But not needed for me....
Better yet, GM please put the Voltec drivetrain on a CUV, SUV, or pickup. I want a Subyukonade!!!
 

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Great idea and there would be customers for such products!

Just a plate of 0.125 aluminum rolled up on the leading edge and secured with spacers to every third battery pack bolt with a longer bolt.
But then would you need to remove it if you ever need a warranty claim? Could go on and off in less than an hour with power tools.

But not needed for me....
I'd get one also.
 

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Mostly when you hear the scraping noise from the Volt it's the plastic "air dam" in the front which hangs low and improves the aerodynamics. It's basically sacrificial and designed to scrape. You could take it off and you'd notice a lot less scraping though.
 

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Mostly when you hear the scraping noise from the Volt it's the plastic "air dam" in the front which hangs low and improves the aerodynamics. It's basically sacrificial and designed to scrape. You could take it off and you'd notice a lot less scraping though.
Not where OP and I drive. There are a lot of dirt roads in Colorado and you will bottom out on these roads, regardless of how carefully you drive them.
 

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A new product idea for scarlet1, the maker of the voltshelf? While we’re at it, how about a suspension lift kit, knobby tires, and an additional electric motor in the back to gain AWD?
So I've been holed up here for a couple of weeks working on a couple of TOP SECRET new Volt items and this pops up. I can make a skid plate, that isn't really a problem. Shipping could be a bit though. I would appreciate it if anyone interested would send me an email. I'll start a waiting list and get back to you with info as soon as I can do some research on it. The earliest I could see this happening would be July 1.

And the new stuff???? Wait and see! But things just keep getting better and better!

Steve
 

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Scartlett add a TRANSPARENT replacement PILLAR A for Gen1, and Gen 2 so we see walking people!. LOL
Cut the entire top off, add a transparent aluminum top that eliminates the blind spots in the A, B, and C pillars as well as the low roofline.
 
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Haven't taken a look at the bottom of the car to see what the attachment points might be, but maybe the way to go with this to decrease your shipping costs is a multi-piece construction where the back edges of the front piece overlap the next piece back.
 

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Haven't taken a look at the bottom of the car to see what the attachment points might be, but maybe the way to go with this to decrease your shipping costs is a multi-piece construction where the back edges of the front piece overlap the next piece back.
I think the only downside that I have found with my volt is the weakness of the undercarriage. I bottomed out the other day and cracked one of the radiators just with a scrape. I too am looking for a steel plate but I can mount to the bottom of the car to protect the radiators.
 
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