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TRD PRO Skid plate is it worth it?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dean62, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Mar 11, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    Dean62

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    Im wondering is a TRD Pro Skid worth getting over an aftermarket one? They seem to be about the same price?
     
  2. Mar 11, 2020 at 11:32 AM
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    whatstcp

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    It's 1/4 aluminum and well built. That being said, if you plan or maybe plan to run full skids in the future you will be limited in your choices if you go with the TRD Pro skid plate.

    IMHO, if you want some aesthetics and/or protection from some light offroading, get the TRD one. If you think you might want to run full skids in the future then get another brand AND reconsider aluminum. If you think you will run full skids just get steel.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2020 at 11:34 AM
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    heybronicetacoma

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    I like mine a lot buuuuutttt....

    If you're going to drop the cash and you really do plan to off road and hit it, get a steel one that goes further back and protects more bits. Steel slides easier but then again, it doesn't have as much corrosion resistance
     
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  4. Mar 11, 2020 at 11:52 AM
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    Dean62

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    I'm just worried about weight with getting a steel one because its also going to be my daily driver. I'm looking to do mostly camping with it in the south east USA. The aesthetics are a plus but not whats most important to me. Id really like to keep the weight down and keep the corrosion resistance.

    So there aren't many aftermarket mid skid plates that work with the pro skid?
     
  5. Mar 11, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    tacotoospicy

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    Pretty sure the RCI Mid skid is compatible with the pro skid, and they do make an aluminum configuration.
     
  6. Mar 11, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    Lucario Runner

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    My trd skid came in handy at the rally took a little beating. Still looks nice. However Im not rock crawling or technical trail riding. Comes back to usage and for mine the trd is great.
     
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  7. Mar 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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    therealprotaco

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    Pro skid is probably fine for you. If you like playing in the rocks at all, get steel. I have the pro skid and its all bent up. Replacing it with a full set of steel skids from SOS concepts.
     
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  8. Mar 11, 2020 at 12:05 PM
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    IMO is the best looking skid sad mine was not compatible with my lift I had to take it off
     
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  9. Mar 11, 2020 at 12:20 PM
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    what lift do you have?
     
  10. Mar 11, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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    I love how mine looks. I also like to keep things OEM. Win win for me.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2020 at 12:36 PM
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  12. Mar 11, 2020 at 12:41 PM
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    I'd go steel aftermarket. Pro looks good but if you can get a nice thick steel skidplate for the same price or less.
     
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    I went with RCI aluminum front and transmission. I’m almost positive the RCI transmission plate can slide the price under the TRD. They have little black bushing which add space.
     
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    Then the TRD one will already be overkill and more than fine for your planned use
     
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    I like my TRD Pro skid plate. I bought mine, not so much for added protection (which is a nice positive), but to allow easier access to the oil filter.
     
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    I second this. Get it if you like the look. It’s not necessary for what you do, so if another looks cooler, get that one.
     
  17. Mar 11, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    Always depends on how you intend to use your truck
     
  18. Mar 12, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    It is, I have one on mine. Bolted right up to the stock skid plate.
     
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    Mines been bashed an now dented and I consider it light off roading. If I was serious about beating my truck off the pavement often, I would go steel and not care about MPG's.
     
  20. Apr 13, 2020 at 11:47 AM
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    I’ve been researching this as well. I wish they still made one that didn’t have the red lettering. It might just be me but I feel like a poser driving an SR5 with anything that says TRD. But if it didn’t have the lettering, than maybe I won’t feel that as much.

    Does anyone know if the red would be able to be peeled off or removed easily?
     

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