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Anyone running 3rd gen TRD Pro skid?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nick_Taco, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Jan 2, 2018 at 1:41 PM
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    Nick_Taco

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    sounds like the TRD skid thats been an option since like day one of the 2nd gens. Nothing new, and not really much of a better skid, hangs down rather low.
     
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    It does seem to hang a little low but it is 1/4" which I'm sure is thicker than the 2nd gen skid.

    I don't do as much hard off roading as I used to and I don't really want the weight of a steel plate. I also like not having to worry about rust with aluminum.
     
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    Most run 3/16 which is slightly thinner than 1/4. I have seen the 1/4 offroad skids on a few third gens at work and they are designed quite well, but a third gen skid for a second gen i got nothing
     
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    3/16 yes but in steel, he is talking about aluminum. There are a few companies that make 1/4 steel but they are super heavy. Most aluminum Off Road skies are 1/4 so this should be good for light off roading.
     
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    The 2nd gen skid fits 3rd gens so I would bet it works the other way too. But honestly for the cost you could go with an aluminum skid from @Pelfreybilt, @Mobtown Offroad, etc.. for less money. It will also be better suited for off-roading, and capable of adding additional skids down the road.
     
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    I recall seeing 3rd Gen Tacomas installing the 2nd Gen skids when I had a 3rd Gen and browsed the forum. I would think it works the other way around, however I'd be interested if the oil drain opening lines up. It would just be silly if not.
     
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    Our 3rd and 2nd gen skids are interchangeable. The only difference being the oil filter access on the third gen skid plate. If you put a second gen skid plate on a third gen truck, you'll have to drop the skid to remove the oil filter. Not a huge deal for some but if I had a steel skid plate no way would I want to drop a 68lb piece of steel every 5k.
     
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    I was told that the TRD 3rd gen skid is not interchangeable and will not fit the 2nd gens by a dealer/vendor.
     
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