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trd sport ...trd skid plate good or bad?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xtirtzt, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Jan 29, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    ive got a 08 trd sport and really like the way the trd skid plate looks but im debating on whether it would be a dumb thing for me to do seen as my truck is the "sport" not the "off-road"... i just would like some more opinions to help me make up my mind... pics of some other sports with the skid plate would be nice 2... thanks
     
  2. Jan 29, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    tacoskim

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    its really just "bling" it really wont do that much better than the stock skid
     
  3. Jan 29, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    i kno... i just want it for bling.. but im just wondering if it would be dumb to put it on seen as mine is the "sport" dunno?
     
  4. Jan 29, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    tacoskim

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    nah i dont think itll be dumb, they look sweet imho. i just wish they were thicker. some sports come with the skids, depends on the dealer too
     
  5. Jan 29, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    I have seen them on both, as for if they do any good, I want to think they do. Mine has taken a few hits, (4X4) from small trees to road junk
    As for the color of it, you can always paint to match your ride. And a few people here have done that.
    But what it all boils down to........"it's your call"
     
  6. Jan 29, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    It's not dumb if it makes you happy man. I bought a TRD Sport and I'm planning on lifting it with tires and sliders- It's YOUR truck....Screw anyone else who doesn't like it...
     
  7. Jan 29, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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  8. Jan 29, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    My trucks a sport with the OEM plate.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    is yours lifted... if so how much and what method did you use.. bilstein 5100's... spacers etc. ?
     
  10. Jan 29, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    Just look under my profile. It will tell you everything!;)
     
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    Question. How did you do that TRD on your skid plate? Stencil? Sock Monkey Decal? Steady hand lots of time and 30 bottles of whiteout?
     
  12. Jan 29, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    It is actually a decal.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    That is one sharp looking truck...now if only it was radiant red...j/k..lol...
     
  14. Jan 29, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    I don't think it would look better in radiant red, BSP for sure though, lol. ;)

    I have the skid plate as well, and it looks nice, I wouldn't say it would do to much good since it is kinda thin, but lucky for me its usually sand i am hitting anyway, lol.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    Haha! Naw, I like my black and white theme better!!! If I got red, then it would look to much like my fire engines!!! Let's leave that at work!;)
     
  16. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    you can always just take the black one that comes on the sport, and give it some bling...

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  17. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    wat?
    yeah...the stock one is worthless for actually needing it, but dressed up its not too bad
     
  18. Feb 12, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    mine suffered a beating today. now it hangs low. anyone else eff up this skid?
     
  19. Feb 12, 2009 at 10:55 PM
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    i hit it a few times pretty bad offroading. The first time i pushed it up into the front bumber. so i man-handled that beast and pushed it back down. Other then that just knarly scratches.
     
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