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Thoughts on ARB Skid Plates?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JVL1985, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. Aug 3, 2020 at 11:20 AM
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    JVL1985

    JVL1985 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The full underbody kit is $806.55 on Amazon right now. https://www.amazon.com/ARB-5423010-...eywords=arb+skid+plate&qid=1596478389&sr=8-26

    I'm thinking it's a good value for the full kit (front, mid, transmission, and t-case). Just wanted to know everyone's thoughts on these. They are 3mm folded sheet steel. I've been looking at the Victory 4x4, CBI, and RCI kits also. Those get a little more expensive if I opt for aluminum or the powder coating (a must on steel). The ARB kit is zinc plated and powder coated.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. Aug 3, 2020 at 11:24 AM
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    3mm steel is ok for a beefy grass/splash guard. It’s a bit thin for full on skids, which run 3/16 steel, which is just shy of 5mm. The question is what are you going to do with them?
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2020 at 11:34 AM
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    Yeah this is less than 1/8" thickness. Most people do 3/16" to 1/4" thickness for off road skid plates. My truck has a mix of 1/4" & 3/16".

    It's a good price but for any real protection I would go another route.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2020 at 11:35 AM
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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/anyone-here-have-the-arb-skidplates.502547/
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/arb-products-opinions-for-build.516834/
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/3rd-gen-arb-skid-plate-install.606142/
     
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