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2.7L skid options

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 1776Taco, Oct 18, 2020 at 10:18 AM.

  1. Oct 18, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    1776Taco

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    Need some skids. Not finding to much info on 3rd gen 2.7s only the V6s. I’m wondering , if I buy a TRD PRO front skid to put on my SR will I still have access to my oil pan drain plug? If I have to drill a hole for it , it’s not to big of a deal but I’m definitely not going to remove it everytime I have to change my oil. Also, if I do get the pro skid , think I could maybe buy an aftermarket plate for the trans and use with the pro? Any tips and advice is much appreciated.

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  2. Oct 18, 2020 at 10:21 AM
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    V6 skids perfectly fit the 2.7. completely interchangeable. drain hole is exactly the same. Only difference is the oil filter access panel
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2020 at 10:36 AM
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    With the pro skid or any aftermarket skid is it still possible to get to the oil filter
     
  4. Oct 18, 2020 at 10:42 AM
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    It'll be the same as it is now with the stock splash shields. No more or less access. So whatever you do now, it will be the same
     
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  5. Oct 18, 2020 at 10:46 AM
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    Sweet. Thanks. Also, would u happen to know if I got the pro skid would it work with an aftermarket trans and t case plate ?
     
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    I’m sure it would and I’m also sure these are dumb questions but I just want to make sure before spending all this money
     
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    Not dumb questions, especially when it means potentially buying something that costs hundred of dollars and might not fit. You gotta double check before you swipe the card, can't blame you for that.

    From what I recall, only pelfreybilt and rci used to make compatible skids with the trd pro one. Also, I'm not even sure if your 2.7 will work with full skids since the transmission length might be different and potentially the transmission crossmember might not the in the same location. For that question, you'll have to contact someone who makes aftermarket skid plates or find another 3rd gen 2.7 owner (hopefully one will chime in here). I can only confirm that the front skid plate is compatible between 3.5 and the 2.7

    Also, the trd pro skid plate is really nice but a bit overpriced IMO (even though I have one on my 2.7 lol). If you wait about another month you might be able to get an aftermarket skid plate for significantly cheaper due to black Friday sales.
     
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  8. Oct 18, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    Good attitude buddy :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  9. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    I have a TRD Pro skid on my 2.7 truck, fits no problem. I have one of those oil drain valves with a short rubber section so I can drain the oil extremely easy. As for the filter, I just cut the top of a windshield washer bottle and stuff it under the filter and spin it off, let everything drain into the impromptu bucket and grab it from the side. No need to remove the skidplate, no mess :thumbsup:

    As for the trans skids, I'm not sure. I have a 5 speed so that may change the result as well. It sits pretty high so I haven't really needed one just yet. I'll probably make something up at work
     
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  10. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    Great! Thanks for the response. I’ll probably wind up buying the pro skid and then a aftermarket trans plate
     
  11. Oct 20, 2020 at 4:59 PM
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    Just beware, it mayyy be different, im sure someone on here has tried it before. Also, I'm not entirely sure that the TRD pro skid plate is compatible with some aftermarket trans skid plates, I'll be checking here to see what others have found hah
     
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