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SAVE A LIFE, get a skidplate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BenJammn5, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    BenJammn5

    BenJammn5 [OP] RN

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    Gents,
    I smashed my tin can skid plates yesterday in Anza borrego desert; was following a jeep and could not see due to dust cloud, ended up hiting a rock "BAM,ting" and kept rolling. Alignment is off but truck still drives fine.

    SO, on wednesday I'm getting 1/4" spacer stacked on my Billies so I'll get an alignment with that anyway.

    What skid plate would you go with? ALL Pro's IFS skid or Toyota's lame looking aluminized 1/8" or ProComps? Or somebody else? I dont want to spend over 400.
    What would you buy?
    Thanks bro's!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:53 PM
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    tacomajason

    tacomajason the anti mpg

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    bud built ftw
     
  3. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    All Pro or BudBuilt will be most of the answers you get around here I think. Start piece by piece- cause you aren't gunna get the whole truck set up on 400 bones.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Budbuilt, All Pro, and Downey all make MUCH better skids than Toyota. I prefer the Downey for my needs.
     
  5. Apr 12, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    BenJammn5

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    Thanks gents, didn't know about Bud built and downey, so far i'm gonna rule out Downey
     
  6. Apr 12, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    BenJammn5

    BenJammn5 [OP] RN

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    Is it just me or does the budbuilt look like it would protect a larger area??? U guys got any pics?
     
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