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What is the difference between engine skeet plate and accessory front skid plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by DoctorW, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. DoctorW

    DoctorW [OP] Member

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    My Tacoma comes with a off-road package, which includes engine skid plate. I am kind of confused. I thought the engine skid plate is a hard metal plate under engine to protect engine, but it seems that the plate under engine is not metal. Besides, every tacoma has the plate under engine, so that is not an option.

    Then what is the engine skid plate? Is it the shining aluminum plate on the front? But that seems to be of no use.

    And, if there is engine skid plate that protects the engine, then why there is another thing called accessory skid plate? What thing other than engine that needs to be protected by the accessory skid plate?
     
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    shinny AL is option. they arent the best. budbuilds one of the best built i think
     
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    AriZonaD54 BANNED in 49 states...

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    Im sorry but I just LOLd when I saw this.. "skeet" plate. HAHAHA

    The shiny Toyota aluminum one is pretty basic and weak. Budbuilts and the All-Pro IFS Skid Plate are made of a stronger/ thicker metal. They can cost up to around $350, but if you do serious off-roading, they are worth it.
     
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    skeet plate, HAHAHAHA
     
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    HAHAHHAHAH. I love this title :D
     
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    skeet plate is for contraceptive retention of engine fluids, the accessory skid plate is ribbed for pleasure and its a nice color but cant be guaranteed for full protection......if you know what I mean
     
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    haahahahahahaha

    well a skeet plate is a plate you collect your man juice in...kinda like a plate people collect their gum in

    an engine skeet plate is the same thing but u put it on your engine when u take a pic to show friends
     
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    YumaTRD Chewie is my Co-pilot

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    the accessory front plate is silver and does not come standard with the TRD off road package.
    all TRD packages come with a black stock skid plate in front but the Off Road has an engine skid plate that the sport does not have.
    the engine skid plate is the one that protects the oil pan.
    it is easy to identify when you compare the bellys of the two models.
     
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    Thank you guys.
    And sorry for the typo :)
     
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    I think the shinny one that comes with the TRD offroad package does not protect anything. I cannot think what it is used for except for decoration.

    Any pictures or links for the budbuilds skid plate? Thanks.
     
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    The standard black one curves up on the sides to keep shit from wheel wells out...somewhat. The aluminum one bolts on over the black one. It adds another layer of protective skeetablilty but is basically flat. It is mostly just for looks past a certain point but if you intend on serious offroading then a real skeetplate will be better idea. It does make the air flow under the truck with less turbulence IMO, which helps nothing, lol.

    J/K with ya on the spelling thang...
     
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    :eek: I have a "scat" plate under mine.
     
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    Oh shit! :eek: :D
     
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    Offhand i dont know the website but google bud built skids and it should show up or you can take part in the ato skid plate group buy go to the the homepage look to the right on the top click the picture of the skid and it will take you to the group buy page.
     
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    no, thank YOU for the laugh of the week, my housemates were looking at me funny the whole time :D
     
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