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Sigh... Need allpro skidplate tip.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dimitrik, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Dec 15, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    dimitrik

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    Bought an allpro IFS skidplate for my 09 taco, and i was just wondering where should i bolt them. Seems like there are couple possible holes under the body. Should i just put it where the 2 original plates were? They used 8 bolts and the plate uses 6.

    Just need someone to point the finger in the right direction :) Feel kinda stupid asking, but i don't want anything to go wrong.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    Ok here is my problem. I figured out i needed to take out the bigger bolts under the tacoma, not the one holding the original plate, and bolt them on with the new plate. Problem is that the tacoma bolts are not long enough, am i right or wrong? Should i get longer bolts? Anyone who installed it can help me?
     
  3. Dec 15, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    wat?
    once u remove the stock plates AND the big bars that the front one mounted to, it should become very clear
     
  4. Dec 15, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    Yeah, I had that problem till I took the big bars off from under the stock plate.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    Diddo,

    unbolt the skid, unbolt the brackets that hold the skid, they are about 14 inches long.

    After that you will see that the all pro skid can only be put in one place under there. As an install tip. I lifted the new skid with a jack, rolled it under and simply bolted it on since I did not have a buddy to help.

    feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    wat?

    yup yup....a floor jack makes it easy as hell. just position it so that u can still crawl under the front to put in the bolts at all the holes
     
  7. Dec 15, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    I got it installed with the help of a jack. I only removed the original 2 skid plates, i didn't remove any bars. Should i remove that bar your talking about? I only used the last two holes on the back side of the plate, not the front one, they didn't go anywhere logical.

    It looks like it is installed fine to me o_O
     
  8. Dec 15, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    Sorry to bother you guys again. I just wanted to make sure that i need to remove that bar you guys are talking about. I find my skid plate a bit low, maybe that is the reason.
     
  9. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    Definitely take both bars off.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    Thanks. I will do that tomorrow... need to rest tonight lol
     
  11. Dec 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    wat?
    definately remove the bars and do NOT drive that truck tomorrow w/o at least removing what is on there. that front needs to be secured or its gonna grab air and throw it towards the ground. those 2 bars have 2 bolts a piece i believe. remove both and jack the skid back up and u will see where it needs to go
     
  12. Dec 16, 2009 at 12:25 AM
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    Thanks for all your help guys.

    I do have one more question. Just to be sure, do i use the original skid plates bolts for the 6 holes in the allpro plate?
     
  13. Dec 16, 2009 at 12:28 AM
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    wat?
    i didnt have the rear skid, so i'm not sure, but when u get those front braces off and line those front holes up, the others will be obvious
     
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    Use what All pro sent you, you should not have to use any pieces from your truck if I remember right.
     
  15. Dec 16, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    wat?
    they dont send out any hardware, IIRC. u have to reuse bolts
     
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    Ok one last question :D I removed the 2 bars, i only want to ask what do i do with the extra holes that held those 2 bars? Should i put the bolts back in, if i do won't that bother the plate?

    Or should i just put bearing grease in the wholes?

    Thanks for all your help.
     
  17. Dec 17, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    I just left them the way they are and kept the extra bolts in a bag with the stock parts in case I even need them again.

    It is your call. If you fill them make sure it is with something that will not harder over time.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    I replace all but one bolt, which i used break lubricant (only stuff available at the time :p) to fill it up. Now it sits perfectly and looks awesome ^^
     
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