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Skid Plates - Which do you like?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by qnyla, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Apr 1, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    qnyla

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    I have been looking into skid plates, and there seem to be many excellent choices (ATO, All Pro, Bud Built). All seem much more effective than the stock (joke) skid plates on my TRD (bashed beyond recognition).

    What plates do you like and why? (Best protection No mods required, cost, etc.) Thanks!

    Examples:

    Bud Built:
    skid-plates-BudBuilt.jpg

    ATO:
    skid-plates-ATO.jpg
     
  2. Apr 1, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    Allpro requires Allpro bumper.
    edit: I think thats just the first gens.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    if you plan on taking hits, ATO...followed closely by Bud
     
  4. Apr 1, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    not true on the 2nd gens...but i still stick to my above post
     
  5. Apr 1, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    jandrews

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    A T O
     
  6. Apr 1, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    jandrews

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    My mistake.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    jandrews

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    I would call and just start the dialogue. Talk about what you want to do with the truck. Talk about your long term vision for it. Ask for feedback.

    In other words, continue the homework process. Once you're sure on your research, it's order time.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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    I've got the AP one because it's the lightest. Works best for me because I don't offroad too often. And something is better than nothing. If I offroaded a lot, I'd get the ATO skids
     
  9. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    S.B.

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    I got my ATO front on tuesday. Painting it tomorrow.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    tonyplanet

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    ATO. I have a full set. The IFS front skid plate is 1/4". Mine took a beating. I did Gold Mountain trail in Big Bear, stock height. All I had at the time were Demello sliders and ATO front IFS skid. Both still running strong. I recommend ATO skids. Can't speak for Bud, but Bud is tried and true and has good rep amongst all Toyota offorad enthusiasts.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    ATO has the best skids on the market right now imo. I'll be getting something else that aren't out yet though :spy:
     
  12. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    carcharias

    carcharias Giggiddy what what

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    Where would you rank them in weight? From heaviest to lightest?
     
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    ATO > Bud built > All Pro

    For weight.
     
  14. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:39 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    I'm just going to make my own.
     
  15. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    Yes.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    Cool, thanks!
     
  17. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy Wo die weißen Frauen an?

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    It say 7 gauge on their website.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Not this shit again
     
  20. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    I posted that at the same time you posted yours man.
    I am serious too!
    I just trashed my stock skid and want to know.
    I was actually looking at the all pro because of it's weight.

    [​IMG]
     
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