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Skid plates. Where to buy?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MxRacer190, May 22, 2010.

  1. May 22, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    Where is the best place to buy aftermarket skid plates? I wasn't too fond of my bottom dragging the rocks today :(
     
  2. May 22, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    BudBuilt are pretty highly regarded, All pro makes decent stuff. There are some others too I think
     
  3. May 22, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    Ill check out BudBuilt, but All pro's front skid doesn't fit on the stock bumper.
     
  4. May 22, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    I have no idea about fitments- I haven't been on anything that I was worried about ripping my undercarriage apart- so I don't have skids or any plans to buy them...

    Good luck!!
     
  5. May 22, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Allpro does work with stock bumper.

    Budbuilt is one of the best.
     
  6. May 22, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    Thanks. Maby just some sliders will do. I know I dragged my crossmember quite a bit though.
     
  7. May 22, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    wat?
    ATO skid!!!! much beefier than the AP
     
  8. May 22, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    Skids first.Oil pan,T-case,trans..protect that stuff.
    http://www.budbuilt.com/new/05+Tacoma.html
     
  9. May 22, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    budbuilt.....ftw!!
     
  10. May 22, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    I 2nd on the ATO skids. I put them to the test this morning. They work very well. You can high center yourself on a rock with them, and be ok.
     
  11. May 22, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    I'm liking the ATO's, but what about mud getting caked in them? How does it get out?
     
  12. May 22, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    wat?
    it's the same as the rest...hose it down from inside the engine bay and from under the front fenders. all of the aftermarket skids are structurally buit the same, differences in materials and slightly different design, and they will all be the same when it comes to holding mud there
     
  13. May 22, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    Oh ok. what about the t-case skid plate. How in the world would I get that thing clean.
     
  14. May 22, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    wat?
    u'd have to crawl under there and get a sprayer/hose behind and above it i would think...
     
  15. May 22, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    hmmm. thanks. Time to spend my tax refunds :D

    please do!
     
  16. May 22, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    Easy to clean the T case skid from ATO
     
  17. May 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    nice! how much was your skids if you don't mind me asking?
     
  18. May 22, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Its from Armor Tech Offroad, It was the first one and the prototype.

    Youll have to give ATO a call and see what it would run you now.
     
  19. May 22, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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  20. May 22, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    I think your right.
     
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