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Question about skid plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dmb72, May 13, 2011.

  1. May 13, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    dmb72

    dmb72 [OP] post count low - toyota truck count #6

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    This may sound dumb, so bare with me. I was given a brand new Toyota OEM skid plate for my 2010 taco. Problem is, it is a aluminum finish with a whitish powder coat on it. I had thought it was stainless steel which is what I wanted...but I'm not complaining to them because, like I said, they gave it to me & I think it retails for $200. So I want what I really want but I'm being told (I called 4wheelparts.com) that it doesn't exist (they say the pro comp one must have a 6" lift?). I don't have a lift on my truck, just a taco, dble cab, 4x4 with trd. Does a stainless steel skid plate exist? I swear I've seen it, but maybe I'm wrong? I just know with everything I've gotten off this site, someone will have the answer. I don't want pull bars, just a skid plate where the OEM skid plate would go but in a stainless steel finish.

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 13, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    MarineTacoDriver

    MarineTacoDriver Well-Known Member

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    Probably won't find one better matching than the TRD for what you want. Most skid plates are designed to take hits and well, skid across something. Therefore, they are usually just spray painted black to make touch up easy.
     
  3. May 13, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    doubletaco

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  4. May 13, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    rbeezy

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    PM MetalMiller. he's a member on here and makes skid plates
     
  5. May 15, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    dmb72

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    Thanks for the info. I checked out Metal-Miller...his stuff is bad ass. I don't want to spend that much though. If I had the time, I would try doing the link doubletaco posted. But that looks like A LOT of work. At this point, I'm leaning towards going with the freebie. I will see how it looks & maybe paint it black if I don't like it. I only use this truck for a short weekly commute (16mi) & so-cal to mammoth all winter long without me EVER having to get out & put chains on...and it performs those simple tasks to perfection. Thanks again for the info.
     
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