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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. Nov 2, 2021 at 5:27 PM
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    Chicken_Taco

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    I stumbled across this thread. I have been considering replacing my silly looking chinstrap with a TRD skid plate. Holy CRAP! I guess I did not realize how freaking expensive these bad boys are. The cheapest one I could find was $354.25:
    https://www.oempartsource.com/oem-parts/toyota-2016-2020-tacoma-trd-skid-plate-front-silver-ptr6035190?origin=pla&msclkid=fdfb126c54e416147def73ed803bd4d7

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    mean, Dang man! I can almost buy a whole set of wheels for my truck for that money.
    Guess need to think this through a little bit.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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    5nahalf

    5nahalf I build dumb things

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    Where you finding wheels for $350 a set? are they steel wheels?
     
  3. Nov 2, 2021 at 7:35 PM
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    Chicken_Taco

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    Yeah, you are right. Maybe I was exaggerating a little bit. But I can at least get two wheels for that money :spending:
    :)
     
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  4. Nov 3, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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  5. Nov 3, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    Chicken_Taco

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    I do like those wheels. What tires are you running and are you at stock lift?
     
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  6. Nov 3, 2021 at 4:03 PM
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    CaptainBart45

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    I went with one of the knock off's for a couple hundred less. I was painting it black either way so to me I was happy to save some beer money.

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  7. Nov 3, 2021 at 7:25 PM
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    How is the quality of the knock off’s? Also how is the the fitment, do they line up pretty good? Was also thinking about getting me one to save some money.
     
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  8. Nov 3, 2021 at 7:40 PM
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    Seems the bolts are in the wrong location as shipped, at least to me. After I figured out where to put the long bolts and the short bolts, it was smooth sailing. I will say, this thing will bounce off more than a few rocks and keep on doing it's job. Here, it is hanging out in the driveway.

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  9. Nov 3, 2021 at 7:45 PM
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    Awesome, thank you! When you say the bolts are in the wrong direction, are they pre installed in the bolt holes?
     
  10. Nov 3, 2021 at 7:52 PM
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    Yep, the one I got, the bolts were held in place by those flimsy washer thinges. Would have been easier to figure out my self where the bolts went to start with. Only 6 bolts, if you use a couple of friends or stands to hold it up there in place you will figure it out easy enough. I would love to tell you where where the short and long bolts go but damn if I can remember. If. you get one, shoot me a Pm and I will reverse figure it out for you. One side one bolt at a time should be fairly easy to figure out.
     
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  11. Nov 3, 2021 at 7:58 PM
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    Thank you very again. Will for sure shoot you a pm. Ordering it as we speak lol. Sweet looking truck by the way!
     
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  12. Nov 3, 2021 at 10:34 PM
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    Medium length bolts with short spacers in the front. Longest bolts with longest spacers in the middle. Shortest bolts (or reuse the ones from the original skid) in the back.
     
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  13. Nov 3, 2021 at 10:38 PM
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    I personally have had both the knock off and the OEM trd pro skid plates. Love my OEM but the knockoff was great too compared to the trd off-road skid honestly
     
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  14. Nov 3, 2021 at 10:44 PM
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    way worth it. hated dropping the off-road skid plate to change the oil filter.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2021 at 10:47 PM
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    Totally worth it IMO. Looks good, makes oil changes far easier and faster. Oh, and it does what it says it will do if skid on some reasonable earth.
     
  16. Nov 3, 2021 at 10:53 PM
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    Totally agree
     
  17. Nov 4, 2021 at 4:19 AM
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    FL_TRD Sport

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    Just ordered the OEM skid plate. Will be here Friday :)
     
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  18. Nov 4, 2021 at 4:28 AM
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    Wait a few weeks for black Friday deals. I picked up my TRD skid plate for $260 delivered.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2021 at 6:32 AM
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    yes it is worth it given the number of little chips it has from road debris and the fact that it makes oil changes easier.

    I agree, wait until black Friday deals to get the best price.
     
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  20. Nov 4, 2021 at 12:11 PM
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    I look way more sexy driving around with my TRD skid plate on.
    Totally worth it.
     

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