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Old 07-15-2014, 07:55 AM   #1
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Skid plate gap mod??

Hello TW,

Is there a way to remove the gap created by the skid plate?

Any modification that can be done on the skid plate or frame let me know, thx!
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What gap?
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:25 AM   #3
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Hello TW,

Is there a way to remove the gap created by the skid plate?

Any modification that can be done on the skid plate or frame let me know, thx!
Are you taking about the TRD skid plate? If so yes.
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Yes the TRD skid plate, there's like a gap up in front.. It's not flushh to the bumper
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Looks like a good way for pebbles and such to get in.
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You won't be able to get it flush but you can lessen the gap. I'm on my phone now but can post up some pics later.

This is how mine looks after a little tweaking.

Yes please,. Looks better than mine
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Ok, this is what I did. Sorry I don't have more pics but it's really not that hard.

You need to saw off the tabs on the factory skid where the aluminum spacers are. Then you need to notch the brackets on the TRD skid. Then reinstall the TRD skid without the spacers.

This is where you will see the tabs hanging down. They're not in this pic but you will see them. Cut them off.





This is where I notched out the brackets on the TRD skid.





It will be a tight fit around the tow hook, just have to bend it a little but it will go. Good luck!
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Ok, this is what I did. Sorry I don't have more pics but it's really not that hard.

You need to saw off the tabs on the factory skid where the aluminum spacers are. Then you need to notch the brackets on the TRD skid. Then reinstall the TRD skid without the spacers.

This is where you will see the tabs hanging down. They're not in this pic but you will see them. Cut them off.





This is where I notched out the brackets on the TRD skid.





It will be a tight fit around the tow hook, just have to bend it a little but it will go. Good luck!
Thx!!
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