Originally Posted by JEgenrieder
I'm looking for recommendations on a complete set of bolt-on skid plates. If I had the options they'd be black and 3/16.
I'd also be interested in a reasonably close-by source, not only to minimize shipping but support local folks. I used IPOR for my Cruisers over the years, but I don't believe they're producing skid plates for 2nd generation Tacomas (yet).
I have the ATO full set (no gas tank skid) and I like it. The IFS is 1/4'' steel and the trans and T-case skids are 3/16'' steel. All together, they weigh 150#, so an aluminum set by Budbuilt might be the way to go if you are trying to save weight.
If you do go with ATO, invest in some hex grade 8 hardware, because ATO sends some crappy allen hardware that sucks.
Originally Posted by skygear
Got blocked in at HD today. a Semi pulled in front of me and decided he was done. Shut his rig off, yelled to his boss on the phone, tossed his keys in the bushes/trees and stormed off in the opposite direction.
Behind me there was a 2.5' drop onto the next parking lot. SO, I backed over it. A croud gathered as I was manuvering slowly down. Interesting what people do and say when they do not understand, or do not have all the information.
GOt out clean and safe. No scraping. Nothing. Then the peanut gallery clapped as I exited the premesis.