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Installing Stainless Steel Skidplate on Cayenne Turbo

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Installing Stainless Steel Skidplate on Cayenne Turbo

We have a Cayenne Turbo 2005, and recently attached a stainless steel skid-plate to the front valence. It adds a nice bit of contrast and pizzazz to the look of the front. See the following image: ‘newly_installed_steel_skid_plate’ We found it tough to get comprehensive instructions for the install that relate to the Cayenne Turbo, so I am passing on the steps here that we followed. Overall, once we figured out that we did NOT have to take off the complete front bumper clip (like described in other postings and fairly difficult on the Turbo model) it only took about one hour. I recommend leaving on the protective plastic sheath on the skid-plate throughout the process until it is mounted on the valence (assuming that you get it with a plastic sheath). STEP I The first step is to take the front valence off of the front bumper. The valence is attached to the bumper via a number of tongues on the valence that correspond to slots in the bumper, and to a number of screws that attach the valence to each side of the bumper and to frame underneath the front. See the following images: ‘front_valence_clips’ ‘front_ bumper_valence_clip_slots’ ‘front_ bumper_valence_clip_slots_and_valence_screw_mounts’ ‘front_bumper_valence_screw_mounts’ STEP II The next order of business is to cut out the corresponding areas on the valence for the extruded portions of the skid-plate and for the skid-plate holding posts to fit in. We used a dremel tool for the larger cut-outs, and a drill bit for the holes. Then, the skid-plate can be fit onto the valence and the holding rods can be held into place with the eyelets. Don’t forget to add the small black plastic strip along the lower portion of the SS skidplate. See the following images: ‘front_valence_new_screw_holes_and_cut-outs’ ‘inner_surface_of_valence_with_skid_plate_1’ ‘inner_surface_of_valence_with_skid_plate_2’ STEP III Take the protective plastic sheath off of the skid-plate, and re-mount the valence with the skid-plate. Finally, add the rubber plugs supplied with the skid-plate to the new cut-out areas. See the following images: ‘outer_surface_of_valence_with_skid_plate_(still_plastic_coated)’ ‘newly_installed_steel_skid_plate’


Edited by dan4renntech

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Wow ... excellent write up!

I was going to have the Dealership install the plate, but now after seeing your write up, I'm going to do the install myself.

Thanks for the effort.

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Thanks for the write-up! I am considering to get this onto my titanium turbo too. The plate makes the front end look way more aggressive than it already is.

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Does anyone know if this procedure can be used on an '08 Turbo as well? Great write-up BTW!




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