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Thor Skid Plate Kit For B5/B5.5 Passat 98-05
Evolution Import Thor Skid Plate Kit For B5/B5.5 Passat 98-05

Our Price: CDN $339.00

Quantity in Stock:99975

Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: A3005

The Thor B5 Passat Skid Plate Kit Includes:

SKU A1007- 1 Thor Aluminum Skid Plate.
SKU A2003- 1 Thor B5 Passat Hardware Kit, containing:

2 Aluminum Thor Side Wings.
1 Thor Rivet Nut Installation Tool.
1 Thor B5 Passat Bolt Kit.


1998-2005 Passat & Passat Wagon


Volkswagen's oil pans are made of a paper-thin cast aluminum that is easily cracked by many objects such as road debris, manhole covers and speed bumps. While your car may be at stock height, there is only approximately 4 inches of ground clearance with your oil pan. If you are lowered from stock height, there is very little room for error when negotiating an object in your path. Here is some information on this Evolution Aluminum Skid Plate for those of you that haven't seen it before.

  • The plate is 5052 grade aluminum and is 4.8mm (.191 inches) thick.
  • Weighs 16.7 pounds total installed.
  • Protects your cars oil pan, a/c pump, radiator & transmission.
  • Bolts to you vehicle in five locations.
  • 45 to 60 minute install.
  • Once the plate is installed it is only 5 bolts that need to be removed for your oil change(1-2minutes).
  • Fits all engines and transmissions.
  • Never rusts.
  • Maximum amount of ground clearance possible provided.
  • Air duct to allow air flow around transmission.
  • Specially designed so you won't have to worry about air forcing your plastic tire well lining back and into your tires.
  • Designed, tested and proven by EVOLUTION IMPORT INC.
  • Shipped to your door step in a box as a complete kit. No other attachments need to be purchased.
  • Draft/Design by:Evolution Import Inc
  • CNC Machine Manufactured.

A detailed easy to follow, step by step guide is only located on our website and not included in the kit. The Install Guide for your kit is: Thor B5 Passat Install Guide

Note: Passats with the V8 engine will need spacers at the front. Here is a link to the required spacers: Spacer Kit

Note: There could be surface scratches on the skid plate during manufacturing, handling or shipping which won't compromise the usefulness of the product. Please note that we won't warranty a skid plate for surface scratches as the skid plate is going to get scratched immediately after installation.

Oil Changes:

We make it easy for you. With the Thor skid plate we do now offer an oil hole cover that only works with the B5/B5.5 Passat TDI engine. The skid plate comes with a 98% pre-cut hole. Simply finish the cuts on the four tabs and bolt the oil cover right on. With this feature you do not have to remove the skid plate to do an oil change. All gas engines will need to remove the skid plate to do an oil change as the oil filter is accessed from the bottom. If your Passat is a TDI, we recommend getting a Thor Oil Cover. Update: We just installed a Thor Skid Plate onto a 2004 Passat with the 1.8T gas engine. The oil hole lined up perfectly with the oil plug and the oil filter is easily accessible from the back of the skid plate. At this point we cannot confirm other years with this engine.

Here is a link to the oil cover for TDI engines: Thor Oil Cover

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How To Install The Rivet Nuts

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Easy install. Quick to ship. February 29, 2016
Reviewer: Unknown  
Very easy to install. Packaged well and shipped quickly. Just wish the oil drain cover was advertised better. Would of ordered it with the skid plate but I placed my order online and did not know about the cover at the time. Very well made.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Good Product w/ Excellent Instructions June 2, 2015
Reviewer: Unknown  
Good product that will certainly protect my car's underside. There were a several extra holes in the plate--probably to support multiple cars, which I found a little confusing at one point. Very well written instructions posted on the web site. Be sure you read them carefully as that may save you time and prevent mistakes. Also, have a quality torque wrench on-hand as it is very important for the installation of the hexagon rivet nuts. My inexpensive torque wrench did not click-out in time on the 2nd rivet nut, resulting in partial stripping of the threads--something that will not be easy to fix if it becomes fully stripped in the future.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Reviewer: Michel Auffray  
Hi. We have 2 Passat driving between Brazil ,Paraguya,Argentina. Strrets have bumps here to slow you down .but most do not have warnings.We broke oil pan twice in a week and bought EVO skidplate. We combined with Audi A 8 springs and Billstein shocks....2 inches higher and safe,,,

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Product April 16, 2015
Reviewer: Unknown  
Great product, fits great and protects the entire bottom of the engine. Quick delivery. Ordered with the oil hole cover to fit a 2005 tdi. I had it installed, but the mechanic said it was very easy to do. I could have done it myself. I just didn't want to crawl around under the car. Very happy with the purchase. The oil hole cover could use some instructions. It is pretty simple once you understand how it works, but it was hard to visualize how it worked until it was explained over the phone.

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4 of 5 Well designed January 30, 2015
Reviewer: Peter  
The plate fits quite well but I've installed two of these recently and found that both have issues with clearance for the front vibration damper. It appears there is some more clearance needed? adjusting fully back does help but in reverse on one vehicle it was not possible to get rid of the rubbing. Other than this slight clearance issue , this is an excellent product that protects the vehicle very well.

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