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Skid Plates Thoughts

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tepidy, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    Tepidy

    Tepidy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I will be fabricating skid plates for my taco. Thoughts on material thickness. Im thinking 3/16" or 1/4" steel. Also thinking about using stiff rubber 1/2" bushing on each mounting bolt between plate and frame. As always imput and criticism is appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Shop skids on mfg's sites to see what they do, and go from there.
    Hard rubber spacers sound like a good idea. Soft ones would compress and allow the bolt head to be sheared off.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2011 at 7:01 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    these guys copied AP

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    used 3/16
     
  4. Mar 8, 2011 at 2:28 AM
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    Tepidy

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    Thanks for the sweet hookup brother. I appreciate it .
     
  5. Mar 8, 2011 at 2:49 AM
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    any added weight to your truck will decrease gas mileage and thats important when gas is heading for $5 to $7 a gallon
     
  6. Mar 8, 2011 at 3:00 AM
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    Tepidy

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    You are absolutely correct although I will sacrifice a little gas milage to protect my investment.
     
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