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IFS Skid ?s

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeverich, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    Fabbing an IFS skid up...

    3/16s plate - roughly the same design as Relentless's...

    With his skid, you lose the center jack point. It's covered by the skid.
    Contemplating cutting out a hole for access to that jack point. Leaning more towards not cutting though. It'll weaken the overall skid plate, and will create a place for mud and shat to collect. Have an ARB with
    Hi-Lift points, so I can jack from there if need be...

    Will post up some pics when finished - hopefully tomorrow afternoon.

    Damn, new 255s, building sliders and a skid all in one week. Can you hear the money being thrown at my truck?
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    Damn iPhone...

    What's the opinion? Give me some input.

    Going to ensure access to oil pan drain, and a few drainage holes as well.
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    Don't forget the new lights...

    Anywho, just make it so there's access to the oil pan and call it a day. It's not scooped so it's not going to hold a pool of water or anything right? And centre jack point? Since when?
     
  4. May 15, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    I know. It's like crack...

    Started the day by having a pipe bender explode, was lucky was more of an "oh shit" moment, than a piece of steel embedded in my skull.... Interesting things happen when you subject Chinese welds to 12 Tons of pressure.

    Yeah. Screw the jack point. Flared the edges 45 degrees, with an inch of bend. It really gave the plate some rigidity. It's all relative - 3/16s plate on this truck should survive the rapture. It's beef.

    Wish those lights were here now. Excited to see the 255 KM2s...can't beat amazon's free shipping to Kodiak.

    Glad I'm going to spend the summer fishing so I can't throw any more money at the truck...paint's getting pretty chipped ha.
     
  5. May 15, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    I dunno how you can get free shipping up there but I still get raped for having it shipped half that distance even though it's still coming through my neck of the woods anyways. Fucking NAFTA bullshit.

    I'm looking forward to my lights as well. Not sure if I want the HIDs or the LEDs yet though. Decisions decisions.

    Post some pics of the skid when you get a second.
     
  6. May 15, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    ...why do you need access to the jack point?

    The skid IS the jack point now.
     
  7. May 15, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    Will do got a new lady friend coming over for dinner ha.

    Have about 5 hours in at the moment, would have gone faster if I had gotten the angles sheet-broken in - but the only shop in town with a big enough brake is tied up for weeks, and wanted an hour of labor to do two brakes. So...ended up welding and grinding smooth. Hoping to be painting by tomorrow afternoon.

    It's amazing - expected this to be a wham bam project. After all, its a skid plate. Its a lot more time consuming when you design from scratch!

    Go HIDs! I'm not a fan of the cool color temps of LEDs... When I switched from 6000k to 4300k Osrams in my FX-Rs I was truly blown away...
     
  8. May 15, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    Edit: Not cutting for jack access. Itd be asinine.
     
  9. May 15, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Yeah, but I like that they're less power draw, more vibration resistant and don't need to warm up or have any issues being turned on and off frequently.

    I have to admit I prefer yellower lights too, even regular HIDs piss me off for their colour. Too blueish white. Too hard on the eyes at night. And I do a lot of night driving.
     
  10. May 15, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    Agreed...

    I have no sympathy for asshats running those f'ing Plug and Play HIDs. There real popular up in the oil patch around Whitehorse. The glare was so bad most of the time I had to pull off and stop. Just about every truck had em up there.
     
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    Yes, and they don't aim them for crap either. Ass nuggets.
     
  12. May 16, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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    Fuck em. End of story.
     
  13. May 16, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    How much clearance should I put betweent the diff and the skid? Going with about 1/2" at the moment.
     
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    Noob question... what does IFS stand for?
     
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    I Farted, Sorry.....






    Independent Front Suspension
     
  16. May 16, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    Probably more than necessary...mine has about 1/4", but then it's 1/4" steel and less likely to deform...

    Meet in the middle at 3/8?
     
  17. May 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    Yeah...agreed. Fucking welded up my hangers and they're too short... Spent about two hours trying to force it on, was rubbing the diff pretty good.

    Gonna go fan up some new hangers to give things more room.
     
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