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Brush Guard with Skid Plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Comptech, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Nov 7, 2008 at 1:09 AM
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    Comptech

    Comptech [OP] New Member

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    i was wondering if the westin or aries brush guard will clear the oem skid plate on my 09 tacoma? if anyone has any information on this, please let me know, i'm in the process of buying one and i want to make sure it clears. what other name brand out there will clear if these 2 doesn't? manik?? the reason why i'm curious too is because on one website, it said you will have to remove your skid plate, that's why i'm asking. please if anyone has info on this, let me know. thanks!!
     
  2. Nov 7, 2008 at 2:20 AM
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    silver07taco

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    Yea it will clear the oem skid. I had one one my 07 when I first got it, Didnt have to remove anything.
     
  3. Nov 7, 2008 at 2:32 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    yep....they will fit.........and same with the 06 i had..........aries bull bar..didnt have to remove anything!!
     
  4. Nov 7, 2008 at 10:40 AM
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    Comptech

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    does anyone know about the westin sportsman brush guard? if that will clear the oem factory skid plate?
     
  5. Nov 7, 2008 at 11:24 AM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Are you talking about this skid plate:
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    or the skid plate that protects the front differential (like this)?
    [​IMG]

    The first one, I'm pretty sure, you will have to remove (or cut the tops of the holes for the bottom supports). The second one is not in the way.

    BTW, that second picture is my '09 with the Westin Sportsman brush guard.
     
  6. Nov 7, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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    spearhead

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    The first one, "TRD Skid Plate", will have to be removed if you want to install the Aries Brush Guard
     
  7. Nov 7, 2008 at 2:11 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    answered my question I never thought of.:thumbsup:...............
     
  8. Nov 7, 2008 at 4:43 PM
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    Comptech

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    dayem, well, yeah, i'm talking about the oem trd skid plate. the silver aluminum skid plate! just to clarify everything, the westin sportsman brush guard will not be compatible with the trd skid plate then? so don't the aries brush guard? anyone know about the manik brush guard? i want to keep my skid plate on my truck along with the brush guard. give me more inputs! thanks!!
     
  9. Nov 7, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    The manik is the same way. All of the brush guards and bull bars like that are going to mount to the same place, so none of them are gonna work.

    Sorry dude...
     
  10. Nov 7, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    Comptech

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    damn!!! serious huh?!? well, thanks much for everyone that's helped! i appreciate it! so much for my $180 skid plate i got for my truck. just picked up my truck last friday too. it's only a week old!! sucks!! thanks all!!
     
  11. Nov 7, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    I painted mine 'Hammered Black' for a different look. And the silver didn't match anything else on the truck. Just fyi.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Nov 13, 2008 at 1:02 PM
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    FamouzStarz

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    looks good i to dont like the silver look what type of paint did you use
     
  13. Nov 13, 2008 at 1:06 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Rustoleum, took almost 2 cans to do both sides 2 coats each. There are many colors of the 'Hammered look', I used the black.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2008 at 1:25 PM
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    311offroad

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    Does anyone have the stock skid in good condition just sitting around? Ive been wanting to get one
     
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