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Retrofit splash shields

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by inwood customs, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Apr 4, 2017 at 6:09 PM
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    inwood customs

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    Since my skirts/shields that cover the exhaust manifold and engine bay area were falling apart and 1 was missing, this guy here had just the thing.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/splash-guards-precut.477766/

    STOCK is on top, custom shield is on the bottom
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    another view of the product
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    BEFORE, I only had the 1 on the driver side as I said
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    AFTER.... (driver side)
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    heres the hardware I sourced from Amazon
    These new shields are HEAVY (4lbs shipped), so I used bolts, fender washers and nylocks to support the TOP of them since this supports weight. I used clips on the bottom for easy access since they dont carry weight and your dealing with FRAME holes on most of the bottom slots (try getting a nut and washer in the rail) :)

    $28 shipped
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    bottom clips sourced from amazon
    "uxcell Car 8mm Hole Black Plastic Rivets Bumper Door Fastener Clips 20Pcs"
    $7 shipped
    (obviously whats left AFTER I installed)
    I also used the clips for the 1 hole that holds the shield to the strut area.
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    maybe not essential, but its a great tool
    "Lisle 35260 Plastic Fastener Remover"
    $12 shipped, amazon

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    Start by raising the front of the truck to allow the wheels to droop using jack stands to bear the weight of the truck.

    Then start removing old shields, and place the new ones in place. Start fastening the top CENTER area and work your way to the ends.

    Use a washer on each side like I have pictured.
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    1 to keep the shields from tearing by providing a large surface area, and another on the other side of the bolt to butt up against the trucks panels. (I hope that makes sense).




    Passenger side I had to use a clip on the hole at about 2 oclock, because theres a wire bundle pretty close to being rubbed by the bolt on the engine bay side.
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    HERE
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    I have a 2006 TRD offroad.... you may or may NOT have this problem.



    Also passenger side, this spot has no hole in the trucks wheel well to anchor to... AGAIN, could be trim model specific.
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    Tools used: (just what I happend to use, YMMV and Im going off of memory here)

    Air ratchet (nobody likes to snug nylocks by hand)
    ratchet:
    1/4" for a few tight spaces

    open/box 11mm or.............. (7/16) if using same hardware I have listed
    an open end will be needed on 1 or 2 areas iirc

    either a helper, or long arms and a few LONG extensions for your ratchets.

    rivet/clip tool

    sockets: 11mm or 7/16 again if u got the same hardware I listed


    I THINK thats it.



    I suggest using SOME kind of alternative clips for the bottom section like I have listed, as the OEM clips will NOT work, they are too short IMHO to hold. There was no satisfactory "click" when I tried to secure them with the custom shields. Your money, your truck tho. Will there be mechanical damage? maybe not....... but at the least, them flopping around may start tearing remaining support areas due to stress.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    ChadsPride

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    Excellent write up!! I'm going to attempt to get mine on this weekend.
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2017 at 6:20 PM
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    inwood customs

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    thanks man.........Im pretty tired (didnt sleep well), so i apologize for any grammar or spelling errors...
    Any other pics requested I can take care of tomorrow, both vehicles are in garage and its about dinner time
     
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  4. Apr 4, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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    mattgecko

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    Nice write up. One of these days I'll get to installing mine.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2017 at 7:21 PM
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    inwood customs

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    Thanks, it was an afterthought. My buddy has yet to install his, and i sent him some pointers via text while i was starting the install. He happend to say "nice writeup"... so it clicked and i figured i should share.
    Not a big writeup person, so hopefully its goodnuff
     
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  6. Apr 6, 2017 at 8:06 AM
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    cnote4l

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    Nice install bro! Your before & after looks like night & day. Glad you used the panel popper it makes the install so much easier and going with the Christmas tree clips does give that "clicking satisfaction". Would love to see it on the streets from afar, bet it looks a lot cleaner in the wheelwells now. Overall, great job

    :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Apr 6, 2017 at 8:12 AM
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    cnote4l Gear Tech Customs Vendor

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    Chad!! Hope you had a nice vacation the other week

    :plane:

    :tumbleweed:
     
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  8. Apr 6, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    Thanks a bunch! Honeymoon was AMAZING!!!

    Already planning our 10yr back in Maui haha.

    Can't wait to get these puppies on this weekend!!!
     
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  9. Apr 6, 2017 at 8:52 AM
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    cnote4l

    cnote4l Gear Tech Customs Vendor

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    Good to hear man!!

    Should consider a group buy to Maui....sure a buncha us would love to go too...LOL
     
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  10. Apr 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM
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    inwood customs

    inwood customs [OP] Roaming potato

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    Thank you sir.
    Ill work on that pic, looks kinda snotty outside right now (some dark clouds)
     
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