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Skid Plate installation

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jm3280, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    jm3280

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    Just installed a front skid plate on my 2010 tacoma, the instruction say to have a max gap from the skid plate to bumper of 20mm, well i have more than that. Any assistance??
     
  2. Feb 8, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    How much more? mine is a little over 20mm if I recall. I could not see any way to make it less as far as adjustments.

    This is the only pic I have of mine. You can see the gap between bumper and plate. It does not really bother me and is easier to clean the bumper behind the plate when I wash the truck.

    IMG00052-20091224-0927.jpg
     
  3. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Yeah, thanks yours looks pretty much just like mine, it is about an inch
     
  4. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    Heres a pic of mine
     
  5. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Yours looks a little farther out then most I have seen. Maybe its just the angle of the shot but it looks like it sticks out a littler further.:cool: Here is mine, the pic isnt the greatest but you get the picture.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    Cant figure anyway to get it closer, suggestions
     
  7. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    i have mine up against my bumper i really dont like that look of the gap between the two
     
  8. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    Mandy3206

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    I installed mine back in 06 and it was about 1" apart, that distance became like 1/4" after the first off-road trip:D:D

    The OEM Aluminum Skid Plate is easy to bend with pliers, mask the jaws of the pliers and fit it to your taste. The wider the pliers are, the easier it will be to adjust, I've done it many times with mine.:cool::cool:
     
  9. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    guess i should hit the trails then, thanks alot. just wanted to make sure there were no safety issues with it. thanks again everyone
     
  10. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    Did you bend it while it was on the truck or off
     
  11. Feb 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    I dont think you have to worry about any safety issues, you should be good to go.;)
     
  12. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    Just ask the closest dealer for a little help. They'll probably tell you if it needs to be adjusted.
     
  13. Feb 8, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    ok, thanks everyone
     
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