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BudBuilt Skid and Mid Plate Install

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by 4Runner, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Apr 16, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    4Runner

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    Had the install today and my dealer didn't even charge me. Anyway, took a look underneath and noticed there is no place to attach the plastic tabs from the bumper so it is just hanging like in the picture. Anyone see a problem with just leaving it as is or do you think I should drill a hole in the plate and secure it? Thanks

    Front is at top of photo and this the drivers side.

    IMG_0974.jpg
     
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  2. Apr 16, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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    nothing wrong other than flapping.
    can you tuck it up into the skid? or maybe drill a small hole for the plastic grommet?
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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    I would definitely drill and pin those 3 tabs.
    Assuming that you got the skids because you go off road sometimes, going in reverse over some brush could allow that entire edge to get flipped backwards.
    That’s my.02
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2018 at 11:26 AM
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    Of course you could just join up with those GoFastGlamper boys, they NEVER go anywhere in reverse, always full speed ahead!
     
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    Thought about cutting it off. My off-roading is related to hunting so way overkill on the B.B. skid for sure. Although I think would be fine leaving as is, I didn’t think about backing up through brush that could grab onto these tabs. What about some self tapping stainless steel bolts?
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2018 at 11:56 AM
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    That’s perfect! Easy solution
     
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  7. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:04 PM
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    Sounds like it's time for a bumper upgrade to me....:anonymous:
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:05 PM
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    I was thinking the same thing
     
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    The 3rd gens might be different, but on my 2nd gen, I just sandwiched those tabs between the skid plate and the crossmember. Works great.
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:25 PM
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  11. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    Both the RCI and the TRD Pro skids come with the holes. Drilling 3 holes should not be too much of a job. Too easy not to just do it.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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    i do but not with a stock bumper
     
  13. Apr 16, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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    Was lighting the Egg for dinner and went under the truck. Tucked the tabs over the bottom of the skid. I’m going to leave it this way as it seems like they should stay. Felt like enough pressure anyway. Thanks for ideas and the posts. Love this place.
     
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  14. Apr 24, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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    He probably doesn't want to drill into his new powdercoated parts, and I don't blame him.

    If you DO end up drilling into it, paint the holes, then pop some rivnuts in there and you'll have a threaded insert to use a proper screw.
     
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  15. Apr 24, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    Thanks for replying as I had forgotten to check on the plastic tabs. I just looked and they are tucked under exactly as I left them. I’m going to leave them as is. All good.
     

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