1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Relentless fab 2005+ Tacoma skid plate install guide

Discussion in 'Relentless Fabrication' started by RelentlessTaco, May 10, 2012.

  1. Desert Drifter

    Desert Drifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Member:
    #85385
    Messages:
    1,168
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Central Arizona
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma 4x4, SR5
    Icon MT suspension, Pelfreybuilt front bumper, Relentless skids, Avid sliders, Avid custom rack. Pelfreybilt HC Rear bumper.
    Thanks for the good advice. is there any risk of overheating with the mid-skid covering and kind of enclosing the cats? Trying to decide on just the transfer case skid or get both to go with my (front) IFS skid.
     
  2. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco [OP] Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,350
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    I don't think there should be any, nor have I heard of any issues of heat buildup from the cats. They still have a couple inches of airspace around them
     
  3. Sublime

    Sublime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Member:
    #25918
    Messages:
    3,711
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD 4x4
    Icon/All Pro.....chopped for 35's
    Can your mid and tcase skids work with allpro front ifs skid? I have their mid skid but like how yours are flush!

    Edit - Nevermind, looking at the mounting holes they're deff in different places! :(
     
  4. TacoFMS

    TacoFMS My turn.

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Member:
    #29938
    Messages:
    4,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Louisa County, VA
    Vehicle:
    just another grocery getter
    crushed goldfish crackers & spilled apple juice
    time to replace your ifs skid...thats what all the cool kids do.....you want to be cool dont you?????

    i get bonus points for that dont i eric??? surely the peer pressure approach is worth something?
     
  5. maxamillion2345

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

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2010
    Member:
    #31761
    Messages:
    7,802
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Max
    Nevada
    Vehicle:
    Ferd Fteenthousand 6.4
    Tuner.
    You could get the angle of the lip on the back to the t-case and I'm sure Eric could bend his mid to match. Then just drill new holes, he could send you one without holes, or you could measure your all pro hole pattern and he could probably cut the holes to match. Shouldn't be a difficult thing to do! ;)
     
  6. NEWBIETACO

    NEWBIETACO Im not like the other Crumbs, Im my own Crumb

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Member:
    #81357
    Messages:
    1,286
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JAKE
    ROWLETT TEXAS
    Vehicle:
    12 TACO
    Good news Eric the skid you sent me saved my underside bad news my bumper got a little bent up but good thing im on the build list for that
    [​IMG]
     
  7. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco [OP] Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,350
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    :thumbsup:
    Sounds like you ordered everything at the prefect time
     
  8. weiser5150

    weiser5150 Stickers and new floormats arent Mods

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Member:
    #5989
    Messages:
    606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JK
    Jacksonville,Fla.
    Vehicle:
    2008 DC LB 4x4
    Bilsteins all around,Front set at 2.5",Toytec AAL,LR UCAs,18x9 ATX Thugs,275/70R18 Toyo MT's,Relentless Fab Sliders,Satoshi Grill with TRD emblem and Hella Black Magic's converted to HID behind it.
    Got it installed.
    Thanks Eric.

    livePrzo4r.jpg
     
  9. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco [OP] Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,350
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Cool looks like you got it with time to spare. :)
     
  10. weiser5150

    weiser5150 Stickers and new floormats arent Mods

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Member:
    #5989
    Messages:
    606
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JK
    Jacksonville,Fla.
    Vehicle:
    2008 DC LB 4x4
    Bilsteins all around,Front set at 2.5",Toytec AAL,LR UCAs,18x9 ATX Thugs,275/70R18 Toyo MT's,Relentless Fab Sliders,Satoshi Grill with TRD emblem and Hella Black Magic's converted to HID behind it.
    yes I did.Thxs for the quick ship!
     
  11. 4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Member:
    #58306
    Messages:
    6,721
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 Access Cab Silver State Edition
    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Step 1 Place IFS skid on creeper.
    [​IMG]

    Step 2 Slide under truck.
    Step 3 Lift front end & install two front bolts 1/2 way
    [​IMG]

    Step 4 Block up rear end install middle & rear bolts.
    [​IMG]

    Step 5 Finish by installing tranny & transfer skids & tighten all bolts
    Step 6 Take it out & enjoy your new belly protection.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. TacoFMS

    TacoFMS My turn.

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Member:
    #29938
    Messages:
    4,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Louisa County, VA
    Vehicle:
    just another grocery getter
    crushed goldfish crackers & spilled apple juice
    step 7: give me one of your wheels so i can have a matched spare!!! HA!! looks good man
     
  13. SFyota

    SFyota Gun Toting Hippie

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Member:
    #96531
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    05' V6 SR5 TRD Off-road
    URD short throw RelentlessFab IFS Skid RelentlessFab bed bars K&N drop in UWS Tool Box
    Just got mine in the mail this week! Had it powder coated for 50$.....and will be installing tomorrow. I also got the to crossbars for the bed rails powder coated as well and they installed in minutes! Thanks for the awesome products Eric!
     
  14. 4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Member:
    #58306
    Messages:
    6,721
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
    Vehicle:
    2011 4x4 Access Cab Silver State Edition
    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Step 7 NOT HAPPENING!
    Thanks.
     
  15. TacoFMS

    TacoFMS My turn.

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Member:
    #29938
    Messages:
    4,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Justin
    Louisa County, VA
    Vehicle:
    just another grocery getter
    crushed goldfish crackers & spilled apple juice
    well i think it was still worth a shot, and i was lucky enough to finally find one for a matched spare!
     
  16. Patmac

    Patmac Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Member:
    #69223
    Messages:
    466
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Pat
    Chesapeake, VA
    Vehicle:
    14 TRD Sport
  17. 89ztrain

    89ztrain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Member:
    #84569
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '11 TRD Sport
    -Camburg LT -B.A.M.F. Rear Diff Skid -Mars Fab front bumper -Fox Remote Res 2.5 -Fox triple bypass shock -Relentless Fab Sliders -Fiberwerx TT fenders font/rear -Relentless IFS, Mid, Transfer Case Skid -Weathertech Mats
    anyone use erics skids with B.A.M.F. LCA skids? any issues on clearance/rubbing?
     
  18. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco [OP] Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,350
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    The round inner tab on the BAMF skid will need to be trimmed. Simple enough, just mark a straight line and cut it off
     
  19. 89ztrain

    89ztrain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Member:
    #84569
    Messages:
    77
    Gender:
    Male
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '11 TRD Sport
    -Camburg LT -B.A.M.F. Rear Diff Skid -Mars Fab front bumper -Fox Remote Res 2.5 -Fox triple bypass shock -Relentless Fab Sliders -Fiberwerx TT fenders font/rear -Relentless IFS, Mid, Transfer Case Skid -Weathertech Mats
    probably a stupid question, but any problem reaching the oil drain plug with the skids?
     
  20. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco [OP] Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,350
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Nope that's accounted for on the v6 skids for sure, and to my knowledge the 4 banger as well.
     
To Top