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Best bang for the buck-Underbody Skids

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nighthawk87, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Jan 27, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    What are the cheapest skids?

    What are the most expensive skids?

    What are the best bang-for-the-buck skids?

    Also, please post prices if you know them. Also if you know of any package deals, etc...

    i.e. front skid, center skid, fuel tank skid, front & rear diff skids...
     
  2. Jan 27, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I like the OEM plate. Not the toughest on the market but works great for me! ;)
     
  3. Jan 28, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    WW Your skid is sick looking... did you do it
     
  4. Jan 28, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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  5. Jan 28, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    best bang for the buck are prolly either allpro or budbuilt
     
  6. Jan 28, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    Budbuilt has a complete set for $700.

    From what I've heard and seen, they are superior to all pros.
     
  8. Jan 28, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    thats why their more!! haha
     
  9. Jan 28, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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  11. Jan 28, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    if you need something strong...best bang for the buck is DEFINATELY budbuilt!
     
  12. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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    Mine are modified to work with the differential drop. He also offers a gas tank skid that I'm not using.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    Damn $700!!! The thing with the Budbuilt ones is that they are heavier. I actually am looking at the Allpro since they are cheaper and weigh a bit less. In addition I am not going to be doing anything overly aggressive like driving off cliff or anything.:D I am also thinking about calling around to see if I can get some skids made locally, not sure if it would be cheaper.
     
  14. Feb 11, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Would just like to add a bit of info here!

    From All Pros website, their skids are $269, $329 and $99 to cover the part of the truck that our first 4 pieces do. That is $697 for the 3 pieces. Ours are $700 for the 4 pieces. If you saw both sets in real life, I think you would think the $3 difference would be well worth it! :)

    Just a note too, if you are concerned about weight, we do offer them in 1/8" steel, instead of our normal 3/16" steel. You can bend them if you land the truck on them but they are great for the hunter or fisherman who wants total protection without the extra weight of a full on rock crawling set. :) They are $600 for the 4 pieces too.

    Also, for those with a diff drop: Most diff drop kits come with spacers to space your skids down, so you don't need the square boxes that MJP2 has. The front edge of our skids have extra holes in them so they will work with either setup. :)

    We'll have more pics of these skids on our new site soon.

    And as always, if you have any questions, just call or email!
    Thanks!
    Bud :)
     
  15. Feb 11, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    SWEET! Bud's here!
     
  16. Feb 11, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    I'm everywhere! No, that is God's job!
    Thanks for the welcome Tigerfan! :)
    When we gonna wheel again?

    BTW, the Unbreakable fab shop and my shop were both filled with old BMWs today! Weird!
     
  17. Feb 11, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    soon i hope...maybe this summer...

    my coilovers are out at Downsouth Motorsports in San Diego getting rebuilt and i gotta change CV axles on both sides as soon as i get a chance...then...hopefully

    i tried to talk Justin into letting me wheel the yellow cruiser...but i dont think he will...too bad

    WHY ON EARTH were there a bunch of old school beemers at the Ufab and BB shops?

    Oh...i still need to get around to getting that locker actuator skid at some point from you too...
     
  18. Feb 11, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    That BudBuilt skid looks frekin sweet!! Just one question how does it hold up against water? It looks to be raw, just wondering cuz some of us happen to hit the mud up too, and don't get the best cleaning on top of the skid. Besides that it looks like Obamas new limo, Impenetrable!!
     
  19. Feb 11, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    paint them and theyre good to go :thumbsup:
     
  20. Feb 11, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    LOL, yeah. Just wondering if they come with an optional powdercoating, for stees of course, LOL.
     
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