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Skid Plate Help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BluTaco08, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Jul 16, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    BluTaco08

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    So I was looking at skid plates online for a possible puchase for my truck and then I realized, my 08 Reg. Cab doesn't have one. I'm assuming I can install one but I'm not sure what application to get (can oly find them for a Tundra or Tacoma TRD package) and how hard the install is.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2008 at 5:25 PM
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    rick

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    it will work on a non-TRD if its 6-lug
     
  3. Jul 16, 2008 at 5:32 PM
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    I've got the 5-lug base reg. cab model. Is there any possibility of a skid plate installation for me ?
     
  4. Jul 16, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    A good Fab Shop can make you a custom skid for whatever you want covered. Check your phone book, and see whats out there. :)
     
  5. Jul 16, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    BluTaco08

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    So does this mean there's no aftermarket sid plates available for my truck ? There's a stock one on on toyotapart.com. Will that fit ?

    Here's the link: http://www.toyotapart.com/product.asp?pID=390111&cID=193
     
  6. Jul 16, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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  7. Jul 16, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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    I bought a Toyota skid plate from my autobroker buddy, who got it direct from a dealership...the Toyota part number I have is PT212-35050. This should work for you, too. You can click on my photo gallery to see what it looks like.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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  9. Jul 17, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    Somewhat on topic, how thick should a good skid plate be? The factory one that comes on FJ's and the TRD Offroad Rugged Trail looked kinda thin, but I know nothin' on the topic.


    ... well, at least I know the plastic 'skid plate' on old Accords don't last long with old ladies who ride up on the curb -_-
     
  10. Jul 17, 2008 at 12:45 PM
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    JimBeam

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    my skid is 3/16 steel...and its going nowhere
     
  11. Jul 17, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I think 1/8" is a good thickness for skid plates. :)
     
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