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Stock or after market skid plate?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by elykTacos, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    elykTacos

    elykTacos [OP] "Its all ball bearings nowadays"

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    Although mine is a Sport, should I get the skid off a "Off-Road" model or go for after market? Is the stock skidplate pretty solid? Has anyone challenged their stock one?
     
  2. Feb 5, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Stock ones are crap if you intend to use them. Even the aluminum one won't hold up like an aftermarket skid. I've got one I made myself and it's held up to a lot of abuse. 3/16 plate and I've still managed to cave it in but never into the diff. I just take it off and pound it flat with a sledge.

    Theres a couple companies with 3/16 or 1/4", Relentless and ATO, but IMO 3/16 does what its meant to do and does it just fine.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    elykTacos

    elykTacos [OP] "Its all ball bearings nowadays"

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    Thats what I needed to know. I know a guy who may be willing to fab one up for me. Thanks for your opinion on the thickness too. I dont plan to really whack it too hard or too much so 3/16 should be great for me.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    elykTacos

    elykTacos [OP] "Its all ball bearings nowadays"

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    Custom sliders, Bilstien 5100s in front - 5100's + AAL + TSB in rear, dif drop, LED's in scoop, CB installed in console, flashlight mount, window tint, locking compartment in bed.
    :D ha ha. Well that decides it for me. No point in putting crap on my rig.
     
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