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Stock Skid Plate Bolt Size? 2nd Gen TRD OR

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ghardy, Oct 13, 2023.

  1. Oct 13, 2023 at 7:44 AM
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    Long story short, I bought a 2013 TRD OR with tons of issues (fixed most now) and the vehicle was given to me with the stock skid plates but no hardware

    Anyone know the size of the skid plate bolts off the top of there head (or otherwise) so I can get the proper bolt to replace it??

    Thanks in advance..

    Looks like the 3rd gens are M8-1.25x20mm. hopefully it's something similar if not the same!
     
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  2. Oct 13, 2023 at 7:59 AM
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    If I remember correctly, the front plate bolts into brackets using the small bolts. The brackets bolt into the frame(or something like that) using the larger bolts.
     
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    If you're buying the bolts, get grade 8. These have a habit of rusting in place then breaking when you try and take them out later. The grade 8 pretty much solve that problem.
    I actually swapped mine out for the harder version. I also put a dab of grease on them before installation.
     
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    Thanks for all the help guys! I have (x8) grade 8 bolts in there now. As described, there was a lot of existing corrosion in the open threads as the have sat without bolts for likely more than a year..
     
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