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For those adding a fuel tank skid to a non-TRDOR...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Nitori, May 2, 2017.

  1. May 2, 2017 at 1:42 PM
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    Nitori

    Nitori [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hit up your favorite parts seller for "Spectra Premium ST323"

    It's the aftermarket version of the Toyota tank straps with the studs on them. $45 for the set, as opposed to $66 for one and $76 for the other.;)

    Will update once I receive them in case quality is not up to par. In a lot of cases though, with such a specialty part like "gas tank straps with studs on them" it's probably even made by the same exact supplier.

    Feeling pretty stoked that I stumbled across that.:fistbump:
     
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  2. May 2, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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    I have a question. Is the band in the center of non OR and Pro straps not metal. I glanced at the ones on my sport and thought it was metal. Could be wrong though.

    If it's metal I'll just use carriage bolt washer and locknut.
     
  3. May 2, 2017 at 3:11 PM
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    Confused... pics of parts in question?? Please?
     
  4. May 2, 2017 at 3:27 PM
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    Here's a stock photo:
    [​IMG]

    They are indeed metal, and it looks like on the truck there is a rubber liner that fits against the tank to prevent chafing.
     
  5. May 2, 2017 at 3:34 PM
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    So the OEM ones rust?? not sure why replace them?
     
  6. May 2, 2017 at 3:38 PM
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    Uh dude, thread title?

    It's for adding a fuel tank skid to a truck that didn't come stock with one of these:
    IMG_0548_zps6aaa5c8c_52ffc0987293fb4b6805b7b0799b3926f3ad991e.jpg

    Because if your truck didn't come with one of those, it has no studs on the straps.
     
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  7. May 2, 2017 at 3:38 PM
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    I'm a bit confused.

    1. Favourite seller - that you, OP? Serious question as I haven't seen you sell other items (or haven't paid enough attention).
    2. Do these replace OEM straps, or are these an "extra" item?
    3. What role do these play with fuel tank skids?
    4. If these are required to install a fuel tank skid, would these work with all aftermarket skids, or is there something specific I'd need to look for when choosing a skid?

    I want a fuel tank skid for my TRD Sport, but haven't researched it yet, thus the confusion.
     
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  8. May 2, 2017 at 3:39 PM
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    Ah, this clarifies things a bit for me.

    Is that the standard method of adding aftermarket fuel-tank skids?
     
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  9. May 2, 2017 at 3:44 PM
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    1. No no, I just meant Amazon / rockauto / whoever you personally like shopping from the best. I have no retail store. ;)
    2. They replace OEM straps. TRD Off Roads came with them, every other Tacoma did not.
    3. The studs allow you to bolt the skid to the tank (well, you use nuts to hold them on but "nut the skids to the tank" sounds silly:rofl:)
    4. Yes it's the standard OEM pattern which all aftermarket skid people should follow.

    The standard method so far has appeared to be:
    1: buy a TRD Off Road instead
    or
    2: Go to the dealer and pay $66 for the front strap, and $76 for the rear strap.

    This product is an aftermarket replacement part that is both straps for less money.
     
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  10. May 2, 2017 at 3:46 PM
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    Gotcha. Thanks for the clarifications.
     
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  11. May 2, 2017 at 3:47 PM
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    Another question: who makes fuel-tank skids for the third gen? Or is OEM the only way to go right now?
     
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  12. May 2, 2017 at 3:48 PM
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    RCI and Pelfreybilt for sure, but a lot of others as well.
     
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    Ok bro, I was just asking for a friend... don't bang on me! :anonymous: and my friend doesn't have an OR so he would know what to look for since nothing like that there!

    Clear now thanks. Where did you get the gas tank skid from? again ... asking for a friend! :D
     
  14. May 2, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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    Should work for 2nd and 3rd.
     
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  15. May 3, 2017 at 7:31 AM
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    Keep digging around here. I got mine for $30, some members give theirs away to locals, there's plenty floating around you just gotta hunt 'em down. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. May 4, 2017 at 6:11 PM
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    Well Rockauto is pretty badass, I got these in 2 days for $53 shipped.

    COO China, so maybe off-branded Toyota OEM?

    [​IMG]

    Spot welds look pretty bog standard:
    [​IMG]

    And fasteners are clean and true:
    [​IMG]

    No galling or machining flakes on the threads and they look to be inserted true and spot welded in properly.

    So yeah, nothing that would make me suspect of their quality, aside from the fact that I thought OEM units had a black painted finish.

    Can someone with a TRD Offroad kindly take a peek at their straps? Am I just hallucinating or are the OEM units black painted??

    I may just rattle can them myself...
     
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  17. May 4, 2017 at 6:14 PM
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    Oh, so that wasn't sarcasm. LOL.
     
  18. May 4, 2017 at 6:18 PM
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    What does it matter what color they are. Doesn't the skid cover up the straps?
     
  19. May 4, 2017 at 6:22 PM
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    :rofl::rofl:Yeah I wasn't trying to pull your leg, for real!

    I mean hell I would love to run a Tacoma shop but, money...
     
  20. May 4, 2017 at 6:23 PM
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    I should have been more specific, my concern is corrosion and not color. These have some sort of coating on them I think, but I was wondering if the OE used a different (possibly superior?) paint coat.
     
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