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Not a skid plate.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Executive, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Apr 13, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    Executive

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    My 2012 DCLB TRD Sport 4x4 has a pan under the front section of the engine. I'm pretty sure this is not an actual skid plate but want to make sure. I would like to put in a true skid for the front and maybe the transfer case. Not so much for actual offloading, but I'm often on rough unpaved construction sites with lots of debris around. A little extra protection would be nice. So what is the pan under my Taco's engine and is the factory front skid any good? Is there a factory x-fer case plate.

    Thanks for any info or advice.
    And continued thanks to the TW community for the entertainment and fun.

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    Chris
     
  2. Apr 13, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    acdronin

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    mmmm, kinda not really, most of the off-road guys ditch the stock ones and hang after-market ones.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    The sport has a weak half plate. Get on the relentless skid buy.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    ^ This.

    I got my All Pro that I'm plenty happy with but group buys are group buys. Gotta scoop that shit when you can.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    The relentless group buy is filled up at 50.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Me and JLee were laughing at how wussy my stock 07 skid is.....maybe at some point he'll get around to making 1/4 in skids:D
     
  7. Apr 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    50 is filled yes, but he is taking group buy prices for two more days at a two month wait.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    The stock tinfoil is fine if all you're worried about is debris being thrown up.

    If you're actually going to drag your truck over rocks, you'll need real skids.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    Eric? He makes 1/4 and 3/16 IFS.

    3/16 mid and 3/16 t-case
     
  10. Apr 13, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    FWIW, I've beaten my 3/16 IFS skid pretty damn hard. I've caved it in a few times but I just take it off and pound it back with a sledge. I think it's enough for what I do, which is occasionally pretty big rocks. If you're thrashing your truck every weekend 1/4 is better and you won't deform it IMO. It's also really damn heavy and I'd still rather have 3/16. At some point I'm going to take it off and weld some angle iron in strategic places to brace it and it'll be a lot lighter than 1/4 but still almost as strong.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    Link please. I'd like to get a real bolt-on skid plate.


     
  12. Apr 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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  13. Apr 13, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    This is his IFS skid and this is how far it covers in the rear w/o mid skid or t-case skid.

    [​IMG]
     
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