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heavy duity bolt on skid plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zabstaCOma, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    zabstaCOma

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    i am looking for a strong skid plate that will hold up when i go 4x4. any one know any good ones? I am looking for one that does NOT have a bully bar
     
  2. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    S.B.

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    ATO and Bud Built come to mind.
     
  3. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    broken mods
    x2^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  4. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    The best two options have been listed^^^ :D
     
  5. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    With ATO's don't you have to re-route the y-pipe? Or is this just a myth. (I knor bud built has a 1" spacer to correct for this).
     
  6. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    jandrews

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    Not for the front skid. For the t-case skid, yes.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    Ok, thats what I was talking about.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    toyo freak

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    ATO- $ 304 1/4" thick vs
    Bud Built 3/16" thick $350+ 50 for powdercoat

    Question does ATO come powder coated or not
     
  9. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Nope
     
  10. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    listen about the powder coating...its a skid plate
    it is made to drag and slide against rocks n such
    no powder coating or any fiish will hold up to that...
    spray paint is your best friend
    just my .02
     
  11. Jan 24, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    Ha yea true my stock has already lost most of its paint, and shape lol
     
  12. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    thanks guys the budbuilt looks stellar think i going to go with that one
     
  13. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    Just throwing this out there: All-Pro skid plate on sale $150
     
  14. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    There was a guy on ttora, selling a set of bud-builts for like $500 (IFS, Tranny, Transfer Case, Crossmember and Gas Tank) On my phone otherwise I'd find the link for you
     
  15. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    guess who I got my front and trans. Bud Skids from for $200 :D. Now thats a deal!!
     
  16. Jan 27, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    So I guess Bud Builts would be "light duty" as well since they use the same material as we do? :rolleyes:

    To the OP - we also have a version that works with the sway bar for $269 powdercoated.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    Sarah do you have a picture of the new skid? The site still lists the old one. :)
     
  18. Jan 29, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    :confused: I'm running the AP IFS skid plate and plate bumper with my sway bar installed... no issues what-so-ever...
    Won't comment on the "Heavy Duty" other than if you want "Heavy Duty" go with ATO and rattle can black!
     
  19. Jan 29, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    I've owned both and now I have the high clearance redesigned AP front bumper you non-contributing zero. :rolleyes:

    Got rid of the old rust bucket original POS. And the sway bar fits!

    GO ATO FTW!!!
     
  20. Jan 29, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    DAMNIT!!!
     
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