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Skidrow transmission skid plate

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by tan4x4, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    tan4x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    First Name:
    Folsom, CA
    99 Tacoma EC 4x4 2.7L Auto
    Bilsteins, OME 881's, 3-leaf AAL, Detroit TruTrac, stock gears, stock-size tires, Michelin LTX AT2, Tranny skidplate, sliders, UltraGauge, PowerTank, CB
    Anyone have trouble installing this skidplate?

    The front mounting holes don't seem to line up with anything.
    I have a bone stock 99 extracab 4x4 that I bought recently with the
    stock '2-part' skidplate (the front part protects the radiator and
    middle part protects the crankcase and steering rack).

    The middle part attaches with 2 front bolts, and 2 rear bolts that
    utilize threaded holes in the IFS x-member. I figured that these
    2 threaded holes would be the front attachment points for the new
    tranny skid plate. 2 hexhead bolts are supplied for this purpose.
    With the rear attachment carraige bolts bolted to
    the tranny x-member, the front bolt holes are about 3 inches short
    of those threaded holes in the x-member. What am I missing?

    Is the front part of the skidplate supposed to just be wedged between
    the middle skidplate and the frame?

    Not exactly a 'solid' connection as advertised.
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