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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. Jan 24, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    Kirk1589

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    Skid's driveline is more expensive to repair and can leave you stranded if you break. A dent can be pulled and repaired .
     
  2. Jan 24, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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    TacoMX

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    No, sliders are necessary for any off roading IMO. Even if you don't encounter any rocks, there are trees, tall stumps, etc that can come up and bite your rockers. .
     
  3. Jan 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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    Sliders first hands down you can do a lot more trails with sliders and no skids then the other way around.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    DoorDing

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    Sure could. Some of those woodland obstructions would also be capable of biting an oil pan or transfer case.

    Like I said, sliders or skids are fine, but both are better. Just be careful of the weak spots. I sucked it up and bought both at the same time so I wouldn't have to make this choice.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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    Those "most people" will never go offroad so I will agree.

    That said anyone going offroad will most likely push some limits. Even if you have no rocks in your region like myself I still use the hell out of my skids. The long wheel base on these trucks and horrible design means when you do high side you are leaving some major components out in the open.

    When this was taken my truck had seen little to no rocks...note the damage to the skid's paint.

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    A proper IFS skid can also keep a good deal of muck out of your engine bay so I am hesitant to ever go wheeling when mine is removed.

    Never would I attempt ice trails without a good set of skids :D

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    The ones who never go offroad and push it, yes I would agree as well

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    sliders can also get you out of some hairy situations with proper use of a hi-lift. I have gotten myself unstuck many times because of mine.

    If I didn't have sliders I would of been screwed because I was by myself

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    jack up truck....put dirt and other shit under wheels.......and vroom vroom on my way again with a lesson learned

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  6. Jan 25, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    DoorDing

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    Great post, especially the bit about slider lift points. ^^^
     
  7. Jan 25, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    Recommendations on a company that makes good skides????
     
  8. Jan 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    DoorDing

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    Lots of options, and they're fairly similar. Other than material selection, the biggest difference in price may come down to transportation costs. FWIW, I've been happy with my set of 1/4" aluminum BudBuilt skids and Famous Fabrication sliders.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    I have stock skids sliders on order skids will come after
     
  10. Jan 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    Good arguments for both.
    I'm getting both on my Taco next week.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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    I agree.
    Smart move.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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    Yah I've been looking at BudBuilt for a while now, did you go with aluminum to save weight?
     
  13. Jan 25, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    Yes.

    I also have no desire to do any serious crawling. So far, the transfer case skid may have saved me from a bad day in Utah.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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    :yay: Eric welded on my sliders & I picked up my skid plates Monday. :yay:

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    Skids will be installed later today.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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    Aluminum skids vs steel? Are there even aluminum skids?
     
  16. Feb 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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    It appears BudBuilt makes them. And I think Relentelss made some for someone on TW.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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    LOL - I thought I read the whole thread. Looks like I need to close the other 12 tabs and focus on 1 thing at this point.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2013 at 7:38 AM
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    I still think skids before sliders, damage vs cost of repairs for both have a pretty big gap.. although I would just buy them both at the same time would be your best bet.
     
  19. Feb 6, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    Depends what you’re wheeling on a day to day... here in Canada most of the time a skid is better I don't worry when I plow through a snowbanks anymore... but if your rock wheeling then sliders is the way to go.
     
  20. Feb 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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    Eric welded on my sliders :yay:

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    I installed my skids yesterday. :yay:
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