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Skid plate mount bolt size

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mattman23, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Jun 16, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    Mattman23

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    Hello everyone! I recently purchased a 2009 Tacoma trd off road which had a 6 inch lift I ended up removing. Ive been wanting to install my BPF skid plate but found that I was missing the two brackets that the skid plate mounts to. I bought the brackets off ebay, now all I need are the bolts. Anyone know the sizes?

    I know the skid plate bolts are m8x1.25, I need the bracket bolts that mount to the crossmember. I believe they're m12? I spent some time at my local hardware store and talking with the guys at BPF, but no luck. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

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  2. Jun 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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  3. Jun 17, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    I can't find the info anywhere. But since you've already been spending time in a hardware store and under your truck, why not just buy a cheap tap and die set, see what size fits the thread, then return the set when you're done. Or keep it, it will come in handy.
     
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  4. Jun 17, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    Im pretty sure they are the same size as your bumper mounting bolts. I don't know what size they are though
     
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    Some options: Pull a bolt off from a different place on your truck that looks like the size you're looking for and try that. Or, go to the hardware store and buy a different variety of single bolts and try them one by one. If my memory serves me correctly, that bolt isn't very long. If you have a thread pitch gauge, you could at least get the TPI of the threads inside the captive nut. Do you have any other skids installed? I believe the mid skid outboard bolts are the same. For some reason 12mm is in my head for the bolt head size. I wish I had better info to give you.

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  6. Jun 17, 2019 at 10:23 PM
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    Thanks for the help guys! I was hoping someone would know before my lazy butt would have to do more investigating, but these are some great suggestions. If I figure it out I will post on here:)
     
  7. Jun 17, 2019 at 10:50 PM
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    Hey Matt, I’m installing my diff drop some time this week and I have to remove this bolt in order to install the drop kit. I will let you know what size it is if you can wait until then.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2019 at 11:26 PM
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    Call the dealership, they are fairly cheap.
     
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