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grille guard and skid plate removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by texastacobueno, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    texastacobueno

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    How's it goin guys. I'm new to the wonderful world of Tacomas since I just bought my first one, and I really wanted to throw on the Westin 1-peice sportsman grille guard, but then I read that you had to remove the front skid plate. Now I know this has been discussed before on here, but I can't figure out which skid plate it is. I don't have that chrome skid plate that some trucks come with starting at the bumper, my first one is the one directly under the engine. So if anyone could help this newb out I'd really appreciate it. The only other question I had was, would this grille guard cause my front end to sag at all? Thanks for your help if you can, and I'm stoked to be here!
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  2. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    the skid right under the engine, that curves up to the front....thats the one its talking about.......and you are fine with that brush guard....it wont cause the front end to sag any.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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  4. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    texastacobueno

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    so the stock black one right under the engine WILL have to be modified or removed?
     
  5. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    skistoy

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    just removed, so you can have room to install hardware
    should just be 4 bolts to remove skid plate.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    texastacobueno

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    so can I put it back on after that or is it permanent, the reason I'm so finiky about it is because we've already used the skid plate twice looking for mountain bike trails, so I'd like the guard and the skid plate.
    PS: Thanks to tacoman06 for the info, and whats up from College Station bakerla. skistoy your truck is awesome man
     
  7. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    skistoy

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    yes, you need to remove the skid plate in order to attach the bar to the frame. once done the skid plate will go back on.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    texastacobueno

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    hell yeah!!!!
     
  9. Jan 23, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    Hi all, can you keep the front skid plate with the westin sportsman grill? I'm also looking at the grill, but I have both skid plates. Thanks
     
  10. Jan 23, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    you should be able to, but some modification to the skid may be needed. im not totally sure.
     
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