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The old cast alloy subaxtreme sump guards are 1 hit wonders. Sheet aluminium can take a lot more punishment. I stuffed my cast one with a mild hit at very low speed
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I should add that cast alloy is more brittle than sheet alloy but it is also more resistant to deformation so a hit that will dent a sheet metal guard and push it onto the sump is less likely to do the same with cast alloy so they both have advantages and disadvantages. I chose the cast variety because it gives me a comparable measure of protection and is the only one that meets ADR requirements and therefore will not void my insurance.
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I do disagree with you about the sump guard. The cast ones are brittle and had already been repaired once. I have given the sheet aluminium one a much bigger whack. As you say, it has bent but is still there. But if you prefer cast, then go for it.
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In regard to the sump guard, I agree that your choice is no less valid than mine. I value the ADR compliance very highly and this influenced my decision to buy. If I break mine I'll review my logic.
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After several cracks and a couple of repairs I found I needed to replace my SubaXtreme cast sump guard with sheet aluminum. Fortunately a friend had a home made job that cost me a slab ;-)

David Wilson does a very nice sump guard if and when you need to replace it: https://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=7164


Let's hope it holds up to whatever you want to do!
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I'll keep it in mind. In the meantime I have to depend on my risk management skills.
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This is the track I was on when I broke my sump guard. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4ZR8NO1fE.
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In the meantime I have to depend on my risk management skills.

What - let someone else drive
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This is the track I was on when I broke my sump guard. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4ZR8NO1fE.

The angle of the in-car section of that video hurts my head!
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This is the track I was on when I broke my sump guard. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4ZR8NO1fE.
From the preceding posts I was thinking your Foz isn't lifted. Surely you didn't drive that track with factory ground clearance!!!!!
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