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No Skid Plates?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by newphoto, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Apr 28, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    newphoto

    newphoto [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just got underneath my new 2012 Dbl Cab with 4WD and V6 and was surprised to see that the only skid plate is on the front. No skid plate on the front diff, gas tank, or rear diff. My old 94 had them on all those places??? Looks like a real danger point is the exhaust pipe that extends lower than any other component. Not that I am going to do it anytime soon with an expensive brand new truck, but I don't think this truck is equipped for any serious off roading.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    elmo7

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    You didn't get under it when you bought it?! Hell, I do that just to make the salesman think I might know a thing or two.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Didn't get a TRD Off Road package I guess? OEM skid plates are flimsy anyway, even the ones on your '94. If you intend to do "serious" off roading, get ATO or BudBuilt skid plates. They'll add about 300 lb to your truck, but you can drop the truck's weight on rocks without damage.
     
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