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ARB front bumper help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Stlhorsecowboy66, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    Stlhorsecowboy66

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    Hey, guys I need your help, I have an ARB front bumper on my 96 taco and have no skid plate. I really hate having the bottom of my radiator exposed. I had to put a new one in earlier this year, and do not want to have to do it again. So I guess what i'm asking is does some one make a skid plate to bolt upto the ARB or will the factory skid fit with the ARB bumper. Thanks in advance for allyour help and advice.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    There are really two skid plates. One that mounts to the bumper directly and one that mounts indirectly( mounts to the frame of the truck). If your looking for skid plate indirectly to the arb bumper check the vendors here on TW. I have one ordered from metalmiller here on TW doing a custom cut for me in the plate.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    Thanks man I will do some checking, With the snow starting to fly I dont need to pick up another rock, when I drive 150 miles aday.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    I have an arb bar with skid row off road skid plate. Covers the radiator and is heavy duty.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    A stock skidplate should bolt right up...
     
  6. Nov 21, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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    Blackdawg

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    factory should i think. And if factory does then a good aftermarket one from Bud Built will or Metamiller.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    I have done some checking and I like metalmiller skid plate. But I really appreciate all the help. You guys are a wealth of knowledge. Thanks
     
  8. Nov 21, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    I really don't want to put a stock skid plate on. I have my rock sliders and new wheels to put on I think that its going to be a weekend project, just as soon as i get layed off for the winter. I still haven't decided on which rubber to put on my wheels. I'm thinking Cooper STT in a 285/75R16
     
  9. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    I as well have the metalmiller skid coming my way and from what i can tell without having it in hand, it should be comparable to budbuilt, skidrow etc in thickness and strength!
     
  10. Nov 21, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    none of them actually bolt up to the bumper on a 1st gen

    ARB bumpers usually have a flat plate that fits between the bumper and the cross member between the frame where the skids mount to

    stock and bud built will fit with an ARB on there and with the ARB plate
     

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