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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 19, 2021 at 7:31 AM
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    TacoTime55

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    Oh, wow!

    So that's what it would look like without the "Air Dam"?

    I've read/seen YouTube video explaining the purpose of the Air Dam--because the Sport is tailored to street driving, the Air Dam forces air downward and keeps the front of the truck down. Apparently, it has been known to lift without some sort of mechanism keeping the front down.

    I've taken my Sport (with air dam on) to 90mphs and it felt just like my 2003 Honda Pilot when I reached over 120+ kphs on the Autobahn from 2003-06. (I was stationed at Ramstein AB for 3 years)

    Not likely, I will be making those speeds on the regular here in Delaware. I may just consider removing the Air Dam (but not disposing of it) too if/when I get a TRD Skid plate.

    Ed

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  2. Nov 19, 2021 at 7:36 AM
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    FL_TRD Sport

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    I did a post and asked a question about stability before I removed mine and the consensus was no adverse effects even at highway speeds. One person complained of a bit more wind noise. A couple of people said they notice a slight difference in MPG without it but most said no. Based on that I went for it and I like the look a lot better. My air dam is still in the garage too just in case, but I don't think it will be going back on. Just FYI, if you want the skid plate the air dam has to go.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    TacoTime55

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    Yeah, I figured that was the case.

    I'll keep mine on in the meantime...I just have to persuade my wife that this can be my Christmas Gift...& if I can get it reduced price for Black Friday, maybe it will soften the blow...but I think she will still be annoyed. lol

    Thanks for sharing the pic...really makes me want to go the route you did.

    Ed

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  4. Nov 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    Do what I do....time your order so that it's delivered when the Mrs. isn't home, then the stuff just miraculously shows up installed on the truck. It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission :)
     
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  5. Nov 19, 2021 at 9:10 AM
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    OMG, I've been doing this for a while...lol. (Married 31 years, met her 32 years ago)

    My "Ask For Forgiveness'" are like 9 lives...and I'm out!

    She doesn't know I ordered/installed the Tailgate Lock.

    She asked "how often do you open the hood?" when I ordered my "quicklift" and I told her every week to check the oil level.

    Believe it or not, when I told her the epidemic going on with stolen catalytic converters (I embellished) and that I needed the Talon CAT plate for $360, she rolled her eyes and said "do it". It wasn't as much as the Sherpa Roof Rack ($790) which she definitely would notice. Maybe I can get it next year? She believes I'll never use the Roof Rack...and having it for aesthetic purposes is NOT a valid justification...lol!!!

    Life goes on with my Taco & my wife. But like is known/said, "Happy Wife, Happy Life".

    Ed

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  6. Nov 19, 2021 at 12:32 PM
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    What size tires are you running? I love your setup! Hoping my 6112’s at 1.5” look similar in height to yours
     
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  7. Nov 19, 2021 at 1:42 PM
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    The off road has a secondary skid plate. I believe it protects the transmission pan.
     
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  8. Nov 19, 2021 at 1:43 PM
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    Yeah its just the basic Sport skid plate. I wanted more protection so had the dealer throw one in when I bought it.
     
  9. Nov 19, 2021 at 4:50 PM
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    The TRD Skid plate goes all the way to the transmission case where my Talon Cat plate is waiting for install.

    I've since corrected the spacer to mesh with the cross-bar as opposed to the locking bolt.

    [​IMG]

    Ed

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  10. Nov 19, 2021 at 4:55 PM
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    So the TRD Pro has the cut outs? I was wondering, since I've seen pice with and without. Cut outs for oil changes is a big plus in my book!
     
  11. Nov 19, 2021 at 4:57 PM
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    BIG TIME YES, Bonus!!!

    Ed

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    Thanks 265 70 17
     
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  13. Nov 25, 2021 at 11:35 AM
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    Ed, check this out^.

    Just grabbed one myself for $306 shipped to Texas! Have the Talon Garage cat plate coming as well.
     
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  14. Nov 25, 2021 at 2:32 PM
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    Just checked out at $306 as well , free shipping as well!!! To South Texas.
     
  15. Nov 25, 2021 at 5:35 PM
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    WooHoo!

    Thanks fellas.

    Ed

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  16. Nov 25, 2021 at 8:21 PM
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    Are you for sure that is for a Tacoma? The information looks correct, but I'm pretty sure that picture is a 4Runner. 4Runner skid plates are definitely cheaper than Tacoma skids.
     
  17. Nov 26, 2021 at 2:16 AM
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  18. Nov 26, 2021 at 3:20 AM
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    Ordered mine this morning--$306 including shipment. Tracking will be crucial...all I gotta say.

    Ed

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  19. Nov 26, 2021 at 4:59 AM
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    Decided to pull my stock skid off to look at the damage. It did its job, but definitely needs an upgrade.


    One trip. :anonymous: Now granted, I am bone stock and NH trails are very rocky and tight so I was banging on this thing all day, but still.
     
  20. Nov 26, 2021 at 5:37 AM
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    They ran out of stock at their location and are ordering more to fill my order + I'm sure others...ETA to location: 11/30/2021. At that time, they will ship out and provide tracking#.

    I'm in no hurry to receive it...just glad I got $94 total discount and free shipping!

    Ed

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