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Quick and simple question - do i need the skid plate?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kingston73, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Apr 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    kingston73

    kingston73 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Like the title says, if I am not going to take it off road do I really need the front skid plate? I just changed all my oil, and the front diff was a royal PITA. When I took the front skid plate off I noticed how heavy it is and got to wondering, would not having it on help a little with mpg - less weight on the front? Or does it actually help having it on since it's a little bit aerodynamic. Opinions - keep it off or put it back on?
     
  2. Apr 10, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    shitroc

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    it really doesnt weigh enough to gain a significant amount on mpg, plus like you said it would make your truck less aerodynamic. i just like the peace of mind knowing if anything bounces up underneath the truck its protected.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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