crazycalm wrote:Hey everyone. Picking up my 2012 Kizashi AWD SE tomorrow. Had a quick question...has anyone ever rallycrossed their Kizashi? Do they need an additional skid plate to survive a little bit of dirt?
I don't know of anyone here who rallycrosses their Kizashi. That being said, some folks drive their Kizashi on dirt roads and it seems to hold up fine. The car has a number of plastic underbody panels that provide some protection though their real purpose is for aerodynamics which go to offer better fuel efficiency and noise reduction.
Skid plates are needed for heavier offroading in which you will encounter rocks. The need is dependent on the type of terrain you plan to drive on.
I know that in the Motor Trend "Tokyo to LA, the Hard Way", the Kizashis were outfitted with custom metal skid plates for their journey.