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Anyone make a skid plate that has holes in it to release mud? 1st Generation Only

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Killer, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Dec 21, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    Killer

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    My 1998 Trd has a bent front factory skid plate (under the engine and radiator). The skid plate is hard to remove for any maintenance. I wanted to see what my options were on skid plates because the few I have seen aftermarket looks like they would hold a lot of mud.

    So what is the easiest to install skid plate that has holes?
     
  2. Dec 21, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    You got drill bits and a drill?

    Drill some holes...problem solved.

    (sorry, I just had to say it)

    Check out Skid Rowe Skidplates.
    http://www.skidplates.com/Front_95_Tacoma.asp
    I don't have one myself, but only because I know the owner and like pump up customers.
     
  3. Dec 21, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    Not exactly hard to rinse off the backside of a skidplate with it on the truck...
     
  4. Dec 21, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    Yep.

    Just spray some water under there and bingo, no more mud.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2011 at 5:00 AM
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    What skid plate do you suggest? I don't mind paying extra money but, I would like the easiest to install.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    SkidRow skids have some holes. More than the Budbuilt.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    I run Bud Builts, but have heard good things about skid row to. Whichever one you do decide to purchase, make sure to beef it up before you bend it out of shape on the trail. Just makes life much easier.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    If you have a skid plate with enough holes large enough for thick mud to just "fall out", you might as well not have a skid plate, IMO. There would be more "hole" than "skid plate"...

    Like others have said, just get up under there with a hose/power washer.
     
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