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Trail Toys UHMW Gas Tank Skid

Discussion in 'Trail Toys' started by SMKYTXN, Mar 2, 2015.

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What color of UHMW would you prefer?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2015.
  1. BLUE

    7 vote(s)
    10.1%
  2. BLACK

    52 vote(s)
    75.4%
  3. RED

    10 vote(s)
    14.5%
  1. Jul 29, 2021 at 6:59 AM
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    Sandman614

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    Still happy with mine, being an SR5 there wasn't even an excuse for a skid plate on mine.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2021 at 7:13 AM
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  3. Aug 2, 2021 at 10:42 AM
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    Any ETA on when these will be back in stock for the Double Cab Long Bed? Website said out of stock. Thanks.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2021 at 10:51 AM
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    parel

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    How do these compare to the stock OR skids? Does it go over them too? Stronger?
     
  5. Aug 2, 2021 at 11:02 AM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    My skids were originally designed for the non-offroad trucks as they didn't have the threaded studs on the gas tank straps. You can run the skid on the offroad, but will have to drill holes in the skid for the studs.

    The skids are meant to protect the tank from puncture. If you land hard enough on the stock skid you run the risk of popping it since the skid attaches to the tank itself, same with mine.
     
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  6. Aug 2, 2021 at 1:21 PM
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    Arcticelf

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    "Hard enough" is tough to quantify, but your skids can take some abuse and definitely saved my tank a couple times.
     
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  7. Aug 3, 2021 at 2:43 AM
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    AllTacosFloat

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    When will these be back in stock?
     
  8. Aug 3, 2021 at 6:09 AM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    I have the DCSB in stock, just listed as backorder at the moment. The DCLB are waiting on the waterjet to free up.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2021 at 7:04 AM
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    When will last week's orders ship? Unless I missed a confirmation email. Just a question :thumbsup:
     
  10. Aug 3, 2021 at 7:24 AM
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    SMKYTXN

    SMKYTXN [OP] If it can't be overdone it's not worth doing Vendor

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    They'll go out this week.
     
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  11. Aug 3, 2021 at 7:32 AM
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    Cool, thanks sir!
     
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  12. Jan 19, 2022 at 10:16 AM
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    I was considering making my own until I came across your kit (which would really save me the time of making my own - I was going to base mine off of a build I found for the Nissan Frontier). Before I place an order I figure I'd ask my questions here incase others are curious.

    Have you (or any customers) had any issues with the UHMW tearing where the straps hold it in place or customer issues with the mounting system (straps failing, etc) instead of bolt holes like they did on the Frontier build? How you designed yours definitely makes installation much easier but I'm curious if there have been any issues thus far.

    How did you arrive at 1/4 in being the optimal thickness for these skids? I've seen others make them out of 3/8 in and 1/2 in but I'm curious because 1 in thick can stop .45 ball ammo so it's definitely strong at 1/4 in, but why not more material? I'm not a materials or plastics person and don't work in manufacturing so I have nothing to base this on but other's experiences.

    After producing these for several years have you run into anyone who had an issue with the skid being a few inches short? I did notice you said that you should clear most obstacles once its at that point on your skid but I'm curious if that has held true.

    Thanks in advance for taking the time! If anyone else who has been running these long term I'd love to hear your experience!!
     
  13. Jan 19, 2022 at 10:38 AM
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    SMKYTXN

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    The only failed components have been when a strap touched the leaf spring on the drivers side, though I think I've only seen that once. If you tuck the buckle towards the inside you should have plenty of clearance.

    As far as thickness is concerned, anything more than a quarter inch is overkill. You're just preventing punctures with this skid, not stopping a compression failure. Basically, don't try to park your gas tank on a rock. I've had a busted driveshaft hit my skid and save the tank.

    I'm sure others will chime in if they've had issues.
     
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  14. Jan 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM
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    I got one of his skids used, and well used based on the scratches. Then proceeded to beat the shit out of it some more. Zero issues with anything on the skid, I did manage to break one of the hooks that attach the skid to the truck (because rust belt), and replaced it on the trail with a section of cheap ratchet strap webbing; which has held up so well I haven't bothered to install a new hook.

    In short: send it!
     
  15. Jan 19, 2022 at 2:11 PM
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    Good to know! As a fellow rust belt resident I appreciate the input!
     
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  16. Jan 19, 2022 at 2:25 PM
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    I also had a hook break, but probably because of the rust belt. Nathan provided me where he got the attachment point, and i was back in business
     
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  17. Jan 19, 2022 at 3:57 PM
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    I wonder if this is due to the braded webbing holding that rust belt road brine against the hook. Can't really complain if that's the weak point! I'll be sure to spray the straps and latch point down with fluid film once its installed to keep that crap out
     
  18. Jan 19, 2022 at 4:02 PM
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    Anyone running this on a regular cab?
     
  19. Feb 18, 2022 at 5:59 AM
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    crashngiggles

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    If anyone is on the fence about getting one of these for your truck.......don't hesitate when they are in stock to grab it up. I have had mine on for about 1 1/2 years now and it has seen a lot of action offroad. it is light, strong as hell, and doesn't rust. Huge props to @SMKYTXN for this fantastic skid!!!! @AllTacosFloat , were you able to get yours yet?
     
  20. Feb 18, 2022 at 6:04 AM
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    Doing it now! Good looking out Jared!:fistbump:
    Last I checked there were no trail limo size. Glad they are back. Thanks
     

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