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All Pro IFS Skid Plate Owners "Help"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brutalguyracing, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    i have a ifs skid plate from all pro that i just installed today
    do i have to remove the cross bars to install it or just get longer bolts with a sleeve to mount to front crossmember
    here are some pics of it.....the shiny bolts are the ones i could not get to line up..all 4 other bolts installed

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    p.s. i just put the toytec sticker there its an all pro skid
     
  2. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    YES, remove those crossbars and use the original bolts. Then either keep the old skid/xbars, or better yet, sell them!

    The way you have it now robs you of ground clearance (if you were to use longer bolts) and just plain "looks odd."

    Good luck - I like my AP skid!

     
  3. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    yeah...remove both bars and the skid will bolt straight to the crossmember
     
  4. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    how much did you pay for your skid plate?
     
  5. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    sweet whata those cross bars do anyway??? i assume the skid will take the place of these bars correct.....
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    i bought it used from a guy on here for about $150 if i remember right
    it was banged up and strached pretty good but who cares a lil paint and im goona try n dent it somemore anyway........lol

    you guys have any suggestions for my next skid purchase????
    also do u know how much them factory (2) skids sell for used and brusied???
     
  7. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    those cross bars are what the stock skids bolt to....why, i have no idea. once u remove those bars, u should be able to bolt the front to the crossmember and then have the other 2 bolts for the middle 2 holes
     
  8. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    Now i remember this skid plate,You took it from me:mad:....looks good. Do you have a gas tank skid?
     
  9. Jan 24, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    dam today was a wasted day....first the axle shim issues
    then the skid issue
    then the jets
    should have stayed in bed today

    ^^^^^^ i bought this from you ??? or you wanted it too
    no gas tank skid
     
  10. Jan 28, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    hey can u put a diff shim kit on with this skid plate???????
     
  11. Jan 28, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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  12. Jan 28, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    wat?
    ^^ yes u can. i'm running the 1" diff drop w/ mine. its not far from the skid, but it doesnt rub or touch
     
  13. Jan 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    wat?
    so the stock what would fit?
     
  14. Jan 28, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    wat?
    the AP mounts at 6 places...2 in the front under the radiator crossmember, 2 about midway the skid, and 2 towards the back. i havent touched mine in about 1 1/2 years, so the exact details are kinda sketchy
     
  15. Jan 29, 2010 at 3:27 AM
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    ok from what im getting now is i can install the diff drop kit with the all pro ifs skid.....
    is that correct????
     
  16. Jan 29, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    wat?
    yes
     
  17. Jan 29, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    Money pit.
    Remove them they're for the stock skid plate.

    If you have a differential drop greater than an 1'', the skid will be tight up against your differential unless you make spacers for it.
     
  18. Feb 28, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    Interesting problem on my install today....

    I installed the skid but the last two holes on the skid (toward the rear of the truck) are about an 1 1/2" away from the holes they bolt up to. Does this sound right? Did I do something wrong on the install?
     
  19. Feb 28, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    take a pic of there the plate is mounting to the front under the bumper...
     
  20. Mar 1, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Best pic I could take with my phone unfortunately....

    Did I install it wrong?

    As mentioned, the rear two bolt locations don't touch the skid plate. The plate is about 1 1/2" off of the bolt on location.

    photo(5).jpg
     
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