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Want to put a Toyota skid plate on my '10 Taco...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 10taco, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Sep 9, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    10taco

    10taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    fog lights (with OEM switch), skid plate, stainless exhaust tip, Curt receiver hitch, Exact-Fit seat covers, AFE air filter, intermittant wipers, EGR in-channel vent visors, door sill protectors, Autocraft Platinum AGM battery.
    ...But I have a few questions for those 'in the know'. Does the factory skid plate reduce the ground clearance at all? Does it create any interference with routine maintenance (oil, filter, etc)? Is it basically just a 30 minute bolt-on installation? I am interested in the factory aluminum plate (as seen in Toyota literature) that protects the front end. Thanks in advance for any info, my vehicle: '10 Taco 4WD reg cab 4cyl man trans base model. :confused:
     
  2. Sep 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    Chazmanian

    Chazmanian Well-Known Member

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    I put one on my last two Tacomas....

    Right before I sign the contract after days of bickering and negotiating on price on both trucks I told the F&I guy at my local dealership I wanted a skid plate outta the parts dept and a slew of free oil changes or I would walk....Worked both times!

    Plenty of clearence...Dont even trip. If you wanna go rock crawling? Buy a rock crawler!!

    My 09' Sport has a 2.5 lift via 5100's and is on 285's...
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    My 06' had no lift and was rocking the 265 BFG AT..
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  3. Sep 9, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Yea I don't think it's going to make much of a difference I wouldn't worry just get it done.

    And chazmanian your truck looks good. Black wheels look awesome on white trucks. How did you like those BFG AT's on your old Sport? Thinking about eventually getting a set for mine.
     
  4. Sep 9, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    Chazmanian

    Chazmanian Well-Known Member

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    The BFG 265 AT is really the optimum tire for these Tacomas. They ride good and make no noise. They last for a long time and dont hurt the MPG to bad.

    285's on these trucks are noticibly "Out of sorts". I wouldnt run a 285 mud tire on a Tacoma that had to travel vast distances or commute 180 miles a day. They eat gas. They are almost verging on too much tire for the truck. If they had a V8 option? Hell yeah! But the 285 works the 4.0L a bit harder and will always have balancing issues. lil' bit of rub when you get crazy off road unless you have a 6" lift and what have you.

    Man they look good...But so do the BFG 265's. If I ever get tired of balancing and rotating the KM2's I will happily go back to a 265 BFG AT....Just not right now!!
     
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