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Carbon Fiber Skid Plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BIGGJERRYC, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Oct 15, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    BIGGJERRYC

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    I am going to mold my factory 2011 TRD off-road skid plate and lay it up in Carbon Fiber. Would any of you be interested in one? They would probably go for like $300-400. I will gladly make more if all goes well with mine. And I will post pictures up and such
     
  2. Oct 15, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    Carbon fiber is extremely strong and all... But for taking rock beatings I'm not too sure how well it would hold up?..

    Or is this just for looks......... :confused:
     
  3. Oct 15, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    ^x2 icant see carbon fiber holding up to scrapes and punctures from rocks to well
     
  4. Oct 15, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    That TRD skid plate can't take much abuse anyways. Seems like a pretty expensive looks upgrade in a spot where it could get really mangled. But have fun!!!!
     
  5. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    It would look "cool," but carbon fiber has tension strength, not against punctures.
     
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    ^^^ I agree but it would definitely be cool for those who own a street truck, if they even have skid plates
     
  7. Oct 15, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    Yeah, I got my truck to tow and to get me to and from work in the snow. I wouldn't take a brand new truck off-road where its gonna get beat up by rocks. So really, it is just for looks and lose a couple pounds, not that it really matters. And I have a ton of extra carbon fabric so it something to do to pass the time :)

    And, a carbon skid plate could to pretty well. Its strength to weight ratio is really high, so if I made a really thick one and got the weight up, it would do pretty well. Also depends on how you lay the fabric, if your laying carbon in one direction, its only strong in one direction. Alternating the patterns multiplies strength alot.
     
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    It would be good for "mall crawlers" who want to have a tuner look to their trucks.
     
  9. Oct 15, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    mall crawlers, HAHA. True, I by no means am a "tuner" though. Just wanted to throw that out there
     
  10. Oct 15, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    you could light it up with some NEON! sa-weet!
     
  11. Oct 15, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    it sounds interesting....not my forte but it could look pretty good.
     
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    I don't quite know what to say about a carbon fiber skid...

    At least your are close enough to see it in person...
     
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    carbon fiber grills????:D
     
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    The best way to do it is to alternate layers of carbon fiber and kevlar. then you get the tensile strength of carbon fiber and the abrasion resistance of kevlar. That's the way we do them on our mini baja car at school.
     
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    No way...
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Carbon fiber... Car?

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Oct 15, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    carbon fiber shoes?:D
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  19. Oct 15, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Carbon fiber rims, INSANE weight like 6#

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    I am still not sold on carbon fiber, coming from a BMW there are some guys who were obsessed with it, I think too much of it can be over kill.

    Also agree, I don't see it being to functional, although it would look cool if done properly.
     
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