Originally Posted by auart
It just isn't the same skid plate that you can buy as an accesory seperately. I would like to know if this is common.
They list it as included with the TRD Package but it is just misleading that it is not the same as the one you can buy at the dealership.
All 4x4 Tacoma's come with the black skid plate you received, TRD off-road trucks come with an additional skid plate behind the first one as well as a fuel tank skid plate, and a little diaper of a skid plate under the transfer case. You got the full skid plate package that comes with the off-road. What you did not get was the front bumper trim piece that Toyota sells as an accessory and calls a skid plate. The factory plates you got will offer moderate protection to a casual wheeler, but they will not stand up to repeated abuse. If you are going to wheel hardcore, then you need to forget about the factory skids, as well as the decorative piece that was not included in the purchase price of the truck and get some hardcore aftermarket skids.
As for the converter, it is already built into the truck, and the converter is not the 7-4 pin adapter, though some people have reported raising enough of a stink at the dealer claiming that was the "converter" that the dealer has given them one, it's up to you if it is worth the fight.
Everyone else already covered the coolers and the ball-mount, but in anycase, rest assured that no other tacoma owner got a ball mount as part of their towing package either.