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Aluminum oil pan for the VR30? Nothing is wrong with mine, jut hate having a plastic one. I know there is an aluminum under tray from TBW available, but I’m reading that it may hang lower than the stock plastic one and being on RSR downs makes me a bit nervous of beating the **** out of it.
 

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Yeah. DropBear LLC makes one for the VR30.

 

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Pics and price? I can't go to FB at work.
 

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Super expensive!
 

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Super expensive!
It would be at least 5x the price if it was an aerospace part.

FWIW, for all that machining (time), it's actually not a bad price.
 

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Any takers yet?
 

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With that much invested in an oil pan, I'd put on a skid plate to protect it.
 

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For that price I'm hanging it on the living room wall.
 

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In the category of Good Things Come to Those Who Wait...

While not as bad a lead time as some Q vendors, Dropbear has now completed its next production run of VR30 AWD oil pans, and one is on its way to me via Fedex Ground.

Let's hope it doesn't take 3-4 weeks to traverse the country.
 

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Congrats!!! That’s freaking awesome! I want one, but don’t want to that price until I have a Tater moment and the plastic fails me lol
 
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Here's some pics of the Dropbear Oil Pan before I dropped it off at Performance Coatings for its external black anodize coating. And yes, the stock drain plug fits! Just have to source a new oil pan gasket.

It's a work of art :cool:
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Where is the drain location positioned when you have the front of the car elevated on ramps?
 

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Where is the drain location positioned when you have the front of the car elevated on ramps?
Same side as the stock location, although the drain plug outlet moved more towards the passenger side about an inch or so, as it positioned on the wall of the oil pan vs inset like the OEM plastic pan:
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Same side as the stock location, although the drain plug outlet moved more towards the passenger side about an inch or so, as it positioned on the wall of the oil pan vs inset like the OEM plastic pan:
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Will the pan drain completely if the front of the car is raised? And is the oil capacity of the pan the same as the OEM one?
 

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Will the pan drain completely if the front of the car is raised? And is the oil capacity of the pan the same as the OEM one?
Based on the location of the drain hole, which has the bottom of the thread right at the floor of pan, I don't see why it wouldn't drain completely.

This pan has an additional 1-qt of capacity. It also has additional baffling around oil pickup vs stock will give me peace of mind during AutoX events and HPDEs (less chance of oil starvation).

I also prefer the Aluminum mating thread for the drain plug vs the insert in plastic (OEM). I've had an instance or two where even with a torque wrench, I hear an audible "ping" when snugging up the drain plug, which is likely the knurled insert possibly moving in the plastic. :oops:
 

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It is a beauty, I agree. Is the bottom ribbed design supposed to act as cooling fins so to speak?
 

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