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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
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    tan4x4

    tan4x4 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Rick
    Folsom, CA
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    99 Tacoma EC 4x4 2.7L Auto
    Bilsteins, OME 881's, 3-leaf AAL, Detroit TruTrac, 31" tires, Michelin LTX AT2, stock gears, Tranny skidplate, TC skidplate, CBI rear bumper, 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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