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Old 05-12-2012, 09:24 PM   #21
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Yeah I know what you're talking about. I realized when I got there that I can't see shit because of the washers haha. I'm going to unbolt it tomorrow and move it around to see if that helps.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #22
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Ok well I'm uploading a picture whenever it pops into my email. Basically my mid skid is pushed flush with my cross member but the tcase looks to hang just a little bit lower.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #23
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In the process of building an IFS skid...it's amazing the amount of tweaking I've had to do to ensure proper fitment! About 10hrs in at this point. Props to Relentless for mass producing these skids!
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yes it'll fit with the diff drop

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Correct, they're a tad lower than some others out there to clear 1" diff drops on lifted rigs.
They could sit a tad higher, but most people buying the skids will be 3" lifted and have a diff drop, so I designed for that.
Also, the 1/4" (alum or steel) will hang a tad lower as well due to thicker plate and the cut washers for mounting on those spacers being the same material as well.
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/rel...ml#post5107220
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2005+ Tacoma skid plate installation guide:

Tools needed:

4. 14mm wrench (ratchet wrench recommended)
5. 15mm wrench (ratchet wrench recommended)

From personal experience, ratchet wrenches are highly recommended. When you have the mid skid and tcase skid on, it's pretty hard to get to the 4 cross member bolts that hold both those skids on.
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Do I have to remove those bars in order to instal the IFS skid?

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:15 PM   #29
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yessir! and then reuse 4 of the bolts from it for the forward mounts of the IFS skid.
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yessir! and then reuse 4 of the bolts from it for the forward mounts of the IFS skid.
I'll give it a try tommorow.
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Should this be rubbing on my skid plate like this? I'm thinking of grinding out a tiny bit of the skid plate so that it doesn't vibrate so much.
Did you solved this issue? I have the same problem?
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Did you solved this issue? I have the same problem?
Hmm shouldnt be having that issue, thats why it has that existing notch in the side plate.
You could probably just loosen the front bolts and drop the front of the skid down a 1/8-1/4" and the issue would be gone. Or grind it a tiny bit if you dont want to adjust the skid down at all.
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Hmm shouldnt be having that issue, thats why it has that existing notch in the side plate.
You could probably just loosen the front bolts and drop the front of the skid down a 1/8-1/4" and the issue would be gone. Or grind it a tiny bit if you dont want to adjust the skid down at all.
Some pictures. I don't see no notch. Should I grind like in the picture?
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The little step down at the front of the skid is the notch I mentioned. Just grinding a tad like your drawing is probably your best solution George
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The little step down at the front of the skid is the notch I mentioned. Just grinding a tad like your drawing is probably your best solution George
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I am glad this post is here. I was about to bolt my IFS Skid on and was wondering if the front "U" channel braces would be removed or WTF, so I searched and found this nice DIY Guide. Thanks guys!

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That Taco looks familiar.
Looking forward to installing them & leaving them on soon.
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Front (IFS) skidplate went on super easy and how the hell can they call the stock thing it replaces a skidplate?

So should I buy the middle skidplate to protect more of my truck?
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That Taco looks familiar.
Looking forward to installing them & leaving them on soon.
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Front (IFS) skidplate went on super easy and how the hell can they call the stock thing it replaces a skidplate?

So should I buy the middle skidplate to protect more of my truck?
LOL, I know right? They're stamped sheetmetal probably no thicker than the trucks fenders.... and we all know how easy those dent!
If you want to protect more of the bottom of your truck, next skid after the IFS I would add is the Tcase skid. It is the most likely to get hit in a break-over situation, and will also protect the exhaust cross-over from being crushed. The transmission is somewhat less vulnerable.
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Front (IFS) skidplate went on super easy and how the hell can they call the stock thing it replaces a skidplate?

So should I buy the middle skidplate to protect more of my truck?
Just get the full set already. You'll end up doing it eventually.
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