The two mounting tabs in front are easily broken, and both OEM and aftermarket have this same deficiency. I received my URO part with the tab already broken on the passenger's side just from the shipment. Previous OEM install had same broken tab.I kept the URO part and I glued and bolted a plastic support piece over the old tab area in order to re-enforce it. Note that this can't be too thick otherwise the bolt won't go through far enough to catch the hole threads. My URO version was also tight on the passenger side. It pushed up right against the frame mount.
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Volvo Skid Plate Air Guide (S70 V70) URO Parts 9190835
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Works great. Easy install. Looks great as well.
I'm giving this 4 stars because although it may be flimsy, the OE is just to darn expensive for what you are getting. Since either one is crushable if your front wheels drop into some asphalt divots causing a parking bumper to become an instrument of death for air guides--I chose to save the $$. As a further comment, the steel spring clips on the OE or the molded in front tabs on this URO that attach it to the bumper are both the first thing that gets scraped loose breaking the upper side tabs. I drilled 4 small holes in the leading bottom edge of the bumper and corresponding ones in the air guide and loosely zip tied the front edge above the bumper lip. This approach looks less vulnerable to me, and now my wife and I are a lot more conscious of curb heights.
I purchased this part from another vendor (same manufacturer) a year or two ago and it's already falling to pieces. Doesn't last as long as it should but at least there are still some scraps of plastic hanging on to act as a partial splash guard. If I can't find an OEM replacement I may go junkyard digging to find one to swap out.
The Uro part is reasonably inexpensive, but the original design flaws of the OEM air guide are still there. The air guide is primarily attached by only 2 bolts, and those bolts go through tabs on either end of the air guide while a series of stabs and slots connects to the front bumper cover. The tabs with the bolts through them are the weak point, they're prone to breaking if you happed to hit a curb with the air guide, and once one tab is broken the air guide will drop down to the pavement on that side and drag along the road. After this happened to my Uro replacement (I bought my V70 used, and it didn't have one when I came into possession of it), I fabricated new tabs for each side made of fairly light gauge sheet steel, bolted to the air guide and with holes drilled where the original mounting points were. When I reattached the air guide I reinforced the mounting with tie wraps at several locations, so the failure of one tab wouldn't mean the entire air guide would drop to the pavement on that side. The product as I bought it fit OK once I figured out how it wanted to be mounted (again, I had none to begin with, so no points of reference), and I guess the Uro part essentially follows the OEM pattern, but I'd strongly recommend at least finding additional mounting points with zip ties or other creative fastening tools, and maybe even making sheet metal reinforcements for the mounting bolts before the tabs break off, to help strengthen the mount. 2-1/2 stars because the two main mounting tabs could have been reinforced better from the factory, but it does fit properly and does the job of protecting some of the components on the bottom front of the motor (like AC components), but again the price isn't outrageous, just look to mount it more securely than the factory part was.