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Will body lift affect my skid plate fitting?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Bamahoyt, May 26, 2012.

  1. May 26, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    Bamahoyt

    Bamahoyt [OP] Well-Known Member

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    When I bought my truck it has a 1inch body lift and there is no skid on the truck and I was wondering if that 1 inch body lift will affect the placement of my skids or if I have to get custom skid plates to fit it or if their fitting has no change due to the body lift. Thanks for the help
     
  2. May 26, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    buzzard1992

    buzzard1992 Yep

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    It shouldn't affect it. Im not a 100% on that though. I'm sure someone else here knows
     
  3. May 26, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    youll be good
     
  4. May 26, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    I'm a 2nd gen and maybe I'm retarded but I can't imagine why lifting the body off the frame an inch or two would change mounting points for a skid plate, as those should mount to the frame.
     
  5. May 26, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    MapleMoose

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    No it will not.

    I have a 3" -soon to be gone- Body lift and it affects it in no way. It is mounted to the underbelly and front crossmember. A BL is installed on top of the cross member.

    The only thing that affects the skid plate location is a front differential drop kit. I have a 1" diff drop that came with spacers for 2 bolt locations. The only part thats not fully secured is the front of the skid plate that is attached to the crossmember
     
  6. May 26, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    Ians right the as long as the front cross member wasnt moved to relocate the bumper youll be good.
     
  7. May 26, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    ok great! thanks for the help guys. I have a Trail gear tube front bumper so I will look into it and make sure that no brackets were moved around or anything.
     
  8. May 26, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    PICS OF BUMPER PLEASE!!!

    ...sorry :eek: Im planning on getting one too and would like to see what it looks like on our front end

    How did you modify the trail gear bumper to fit with the body lift?
     
  9. May 27, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    VirginiaBound

    VirginiaBound Whyareyoureadingthis?

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    If you body life you'll regret it later on.

    Please take it from the dozens of screw ups and learn from our mistakes.

    Get quality suspension products the first time and do it right.
     
  10. May 27, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    OP has existing body lift, not considering adding one.
     
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