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RCI front skid plate--Aluminium or Steel ?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by TheBeast, Oct 17, 2017.

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RCI skid plate

  1. powdercoated steel

    82 vote(s)
    58.6%
  2. Aluminium

    58 vote(s)
    41.4%
  1. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:24 PM
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    TheBeast

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    :) and why ?
     
  2. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:26 PM
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    Metal if your going to use it. Metal is stronger.
    Alum if it’s a street truck because it’s lighter. Better mpg.
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:27 PM
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    Aluminium dents and bends easier than steel. I ran into a huge boulder that was used to stop vehicles from entering a trail. Not a dent or scratch in my steel skid plate.
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:27 PM
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    Basically these two ^^^
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:32 PM
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    cheaper too... will it work with aftermarket bumper ?
     
  6. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:37 PM
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    The skid on my bumper is aluminum. It's has scratches from hitting crap and looks seared from my old cable rubbing against it from a bad angle and situation. My steel skid plate is infront of my diff that was part of the BDS lift kit. I guess it'll work depending on what skid you go for.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:38 PM
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    I second guessed myself buying the steel plates for weight savings but after seeing the huge gouges on there, I’m kinda glad I did. Can’t imagine the aluminum taking that kind of abuse.
     
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  8. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:42 PM
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    and is it easier for oil changes now that there is a small door for access ?
     
  9. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:50 PM
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  10. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:52 PM
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  11. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

    Material: 10ga Steel, or 1/4” 5052 Aluminum Alloy
    Weight: 10ga Steel- 35lbs.; Aluminum- 26 lbs.
    Finish: Steel-heavy duty black powder coat finish; Aluminum-bare aluminum
     
  12. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:53 PM
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  13. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:54 PM
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    steel is real
     
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    Both of them has the oil change door
     
  15. Oct 17, 2017 at 5:57 PM
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    Did you hear it was white Tundra and came in? Switch sides. It’s ok
     
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    Aluminum won’t rust.
    Both will do well.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2017 at 6:02 PM
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    Steel is where it's at for off roading! But then again aluminum is soooo good looking

    We offer the whole lineup here at Toytec!
    Shoot me a pm anytime with any questions
     
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  23. Oct 17, 2017 at 6:11 PM
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    By weight Aluminum is stronger then steel since the Aluminum plate is lighter you will have to assume the Aluminum plate is equal at most in strength.
     
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  26. Oct 18, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    more votes please :)
     
  27. Oct 22, 2017 at 3:39 PM
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    steel ahead :)
     
  28. Oct 27, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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    RCI steel front engine skid has been ordered...:spy::spy:
     
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    changed my vote to aluminum. :rolleyes:
     
  30. Oct 27, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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