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BudBuilt Skids...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GearBox, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Feb 8, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    GearBox

    GearBox [OP] I hate Commie Libs!

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  2. Feb 8, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    GearBox,

    Yup the $$'s are right up there I agree, but I got them anyway and from what I see, now that I have them, there's not gonna be much to worry about after the install. I'm not a "rock crawler" but do my fair share of off roading (Colorado), 4x4 trails and rock, not boulder, infested trails. I elected BudBuild cause Toyota left lots of "undercarriage stuff" unprotected, or poorly protected at best, so I felt I needed to take charge and rectify the situation. There are not many options and after researching and asking questions, BudBuild was my peace of mind when on the trails.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers
     
  3. Feb 8, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    From what I have read yes they are more than worth it. This will be a future mod for me.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Since you have a 2nd gen check out Armor Tech Offroad skids.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    Palehorse1

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    I concur with this and would strongly suggest spray painting them yourself or have a local shop spray them the next time they do black and have some extra paint left in the pot which for most shops is most everyday that ends with a "Y".

    No personal experience with ATO but can say that I'd gladly do business with BudBuilt again and actually plan to for my newest truck.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    jandrews

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    $800+ish is about what a set of real skids is going to cost you.

    Budbuilt is fine.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    H0LLYW00D

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    To many to list here, see my build info on my website.
    I have a full set of bud skids on my truck and they rock, wouldnt run anything else. Bud is top notch and so is his stuff.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    Just ordered a set of Buds myself. I'll be painting them in my garage with Rustoleum, I agree that powdercoat is a waste on skids/sliders and maybe even bumpers.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    GearBox [OP] I hate Commie Libs!

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    Wow guys thanks for all the input! I am not a big rock crawler either, but I just want to make sure everything is protected with such a big investment and its my daily driver... I will check out ATO as well. Thanks again!
     
  10. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    Not enough.
    If you're really trying to save money just buy your own sheet of metal , cut to fit, and have a fab/metal shop bend the pieces for you. 200 bucks tops.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    I'm gonna go budbuilt when I get my skids since with ATO you have to cut and relocate the Y cross over exhaust pipe and with budbuilt it has a spacer so you don't have to do that.
     
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