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Differential Skid Plate for Tacoma/FJ Cruiser

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by Defined, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    Defined

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    well after nearly a year of thought, testing and design changes we are ready to start production !

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    Defined Engineering is now producing high quality bolt on differential skid plates for the 2nd gen Tacoma and FJ Cruiser. Works with both 8.4 and E-locker differentials. The skid plates are laser cut and CNC bent using 3/16” HRPO steel with 1/4” HRPO steel in critical areas. Then welded to perfection in one very robust fixture to create the ultimate hi strength skid structure.

    Here at Defined Engineering we feel U-Bolts should be used on springs , not high quality armor .So we use Billet steel collar clamps at the axle tubes and a “Saddle & top block” design where the skid mounts to the pinion snout. All this creates a skid plate that is un-moveable in even the hardest hits.

    Grade 8 hardware is always standard and ties everything together to create the Ultimate Toyota Differential Skid Plate.

    for more information contact us at http://www.definedengineering.com/index.html

    the pics below are one of our prototypes and our stout assembly/welding fixture

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  2. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    jandrews

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    OPh God Damn. What kind of pricing are we talking about?
     
  3. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    Very nice skid i love the axle mounts.
     
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    Sweet.looks like some nice products on your page
     
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    and how many hours of installation
     
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    Good price too.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    amazing work as always mike
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    The driver side looks pretty wide have you guys ran into issues with it contacting the gas tank when the suspension is fully stuffed?
     
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    Still have yet to see a diff break due to smacking on a rock. Seen the pinion blow up cracking the third, i was under the impression the bottom of the axle is pretty beefy. Looks really clean.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    no contact with the gas tank . its close but i havent had any issues. this skid has been abused on an e-locked fj and lsd tacoma for a few months now . with it finally going back on a certain 2012 tacoma race truck tomorrow, that will see sema and the baja 1000 this year!
     
  12. Oct 3, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    I'm mainly interested in this for pinion/flange protection. The bottom of the rear diff housing is one of the strongest stock parts on the truck.
     
  13. Oct 3, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    Nice! very nice design I'm glad to see there are more company's building these now.
     
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    beefy as fuck, i like how it bolts to the axel as well
     
  15. Oct 8, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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    Very nice. I like it.
     
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