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Brush Guard question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vaturkeyhunter, May 2, 2012.

  1. May 2, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    vaturkeyhunter

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    hey guys im new around here, and this website has been awesome just from reading around already. I know theres some threads about this but I kinda wanted to hear yalls opinions still. I just ordered a new steelcraft brush guard for my 09 sport trd tacoma. you are supposed to remove the skid plate though, but I am off road a good bit since I work at a farm, but I also wanted a little protection against brush, sticks, etc. and especially since Im in deer country I want to minimize the damage if I were to hit one. what should I do about the skid plate?
     
  2. May 2, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    Pugga

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    Most of the brush guards are damage multipliers and don't really do much to protect the front end. The stock skid plate isn't overly stout but I don't know as if I'd want to remove it if you plan on off roading. I had a brush guard (for sale now actually) that allows you to retain the factory skid.
     
  3. May 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    well iMHO it’s not going to do much for deer. “most” of the brush guards are made out of tubing with very thin walls, so it just binds and can cause more damage in a crash.

    i don’t have a front skid plate and i put front of my truck in a ditch(well it’s not a ditch, but out back their is a ditch like thing from a open cap under ground. my front bumper was touching the ground and frame was on ground. i did not damage anything at all!
     
  4. May 2, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    okay, thanks for the feedback!
     
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