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Sliders or Skids First?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by redtacoma88, Jan 24, 2013.

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Rock Sliders or Skid Plates First?

Poll closed May 4, 2013.
  1. Skid Plates 1st

    37 vote(s)
    23.3%
  2. Rock Sliders 1st

    122 vote(s)
    76.7%
  1. redtacoma88

    redtacoma88 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, Im spreading my build over time and want to see whether you guys would get Skid Plates first or Rocks Sliders first?

    Thanks
     
  2. Large

    Large Red

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    Skids
     
  3. Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    I did sliders first and choose my lines very carefully when I off road. I've done a number of trails over the years and made it out just fine. I've come close to buying skids a few times, but I just don't want all the weight on my truck 24/7.
     
  4. Large

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    I don't think there is a wrong answer, go for both if you can. The stock skids are trash however.
     
  5. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    x2, I'd go sliders first. They prevent some very expensive trail damage if you can choose your lines carefully. If you don't care about body damage and want to rock crawl, then skids since they protect the vital driveline parts.
     
  6. LUSETACO

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    But, they are there. There are no stock sliders however. My vote is sliders first. Again no wrong answer here.
     
  7. Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Sliders. I have armor all the way around my runner and I have hit/used my sliders more than any piece of armor on my rig.
     
  8. Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    Sliders. As said before, pick your lines and use a spotter.
     
  9. SoCaltaco65

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    x3, sliders, more then likely you wont judge a tight turn and take out a body panel before needing belly armor.
     
  10. nat

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    Sliders.......at least they can be used as steps when you are not wheeling.
     
  11. penguins_cc

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    I voted sliders, but I might even consider the rear bumper first, in hindsight.
     
  12. TacoMX

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    Sliders...

    Although shitty, your truck has skids now...it doesn't have anything protecting the rockers..
     
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    Sliders

    Not only do they tighten up the frame if installed correctly but they provide ample door ding and auto accident protection during daily driving.

    Skids do neither.

    I have wheeled the crap out of my truck with out skids..... but not without sliders.
     
  14. AllMountainToy

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    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Sliders
     
  16. IronCladTRD

    IronCladTRD Consistently Irregular

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    Sliders for sure. Your stock skids have the "potential" to save your underbelly from damage (don't count on it though). You have absolutely NOTHING protecting your rocker panel, so you're better off protecting what's unprotected first, then upgrading what's weakly protected.
     
  17. Spoonman

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    Skid plates 100% to protect the essentials.
     
  18. DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    The OEM metal splash guards are nothing more than that, no matter if Toyota calls them skid plates. They provide no protection from anything more that flying gravel, and IMO, shouldn't be considered in a choice between sliders or skid plates.

    Get sliders or skids first, but be mindful of your truck's weak spots. If you go off road a lot, you'll probably want both eventually. I split the difference with steel sliders and 1/4" aluminum skids. I'd never rock crawl with them, but the skids can take hard hits, and they weigh roughly half that of steel skids. It's worth considering that you can drive home with bashed up body parts. Knock a hole in your transfer case and you might become a hiker.
     
  19. TacoMX

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    Most people will never really use aftermarket skids. Most people will never even see rocks. Like me, here I florida where the roughest thing I will see is a rotten stump.
     
  20. DoorDing

    DoorDing Thank you, Nancy Roman

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    So you're voting for no skids or sliders for most people? I agree.
     
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