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Skid plate question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gblaxx42, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:24 AM
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    gblaxx42

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    I bought the Toyota skid plate. I'm the directions it says to leave the black metal piece there and put skid plate on top. It just doesn't look right. Did everyone take theirs off or leave it on as the directions state?
     
  2. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:27 AM
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    I left the stock one on.They overlap.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2010 at 4:59 AM
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  4. Jun 10, 2010 at 5:20 AM
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    Same here. Both fit fine for me.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    crazybayman

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    sweet....I'm in the same boat, and was wondering the same thing
     
  6. Jun 10, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    they tell you to leave the stock one on cause its going to be the actual protection. The trd skid is for looks, the black one is for protection. You will be removing the trd skid after a couple off road adventures like everyone else.... most likely anyways.
     
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    I took mine off maybe I should put it back on....crap!!
     
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    I took my black skid plate off, like you said it just doesn't look right.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2010 at 2:45 AM
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    I'm not even going to lie about be an off-roading enthusiast. I live outsid if Philly. I just like how the skid plate looks. With that being said, do you guys think that there would be that much of a risk rolling around without the black oem on underneath?
     
  10. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:09 AM
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    Asgard

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    ^^I don't think so, I've been doing that for about 3 years and no problems. Although many will say the TRD skid plate is weak, it is bigger and built more sturdy than the OEM.
     
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