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Skid Plate Questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by slick566, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Sep 13, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    slick566

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    I have a 2010 DC short bed Tacoma. I want to put a skid plate on and eventually an Avid Bull Bar. I just have a couple of questions.
    What's the difference between the OEM Skid Plate and the TRD Skid Plate? Also, I've been told that the OEM Skid Plate makes it difficult to do an oil change. Is this true?
     
  2. Sep 13, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    AvsFanTRD

    AvsFanTRD Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch!

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    The TRD skid is the larger silver skid you see on tacomas. I believe it goes over the OEM skid as well. It is a thin stamped piece of metal that is not intended for heavy use. Mostly for looks.

    And no the OEM does not get in the way of oil changes. There is a section cut out so you can get to the drain plug.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I'm guessing that the TRD Skid Plate also won't interfere with oil changes. Finally, where is a good place to buy the TRD Skid plate online.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    AvsFanTRD

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  5. Sep 13, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I'll venture a guess and assume you're going for looks? Nobody puts on a bull bar who is serious about offroading. Not being judgmental (I don't go offroad either) but yeah, the TRD skid plate is not for anything other than looks and minor (read as: VERY minor) offroading.
     
  6. Sep 13, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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