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RCI Skid Plate

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by 2020Platinum, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Oct 30, 2020 at 9:48 AM
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    Thanks Ron, I appreciate that!!
    Yea no issues at all!...fits perfectly, and a huge upgrade!
    Yea I never even gave it a second thought, they said they’ll be updating the website pics and the 2 piece is the current skid being produced...it’s a beast for sure!
     
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  2. Oct 30, 2020 at 10:12 AM
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    Is this better than the TRD skid plate?
     
  3. Oct 30, 2020 at 10:34 AM
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    Yes, thicker gauge and better coverage.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2020 at 12:03 PM
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    Yes sir. Which means you can drive over there and pick up an old stock one piece skid.

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  5. Oct 30, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    I actually want the two piece. If you need to access the oil pan or crossmember you don't have to remove the whole skid which is a good idea. They went from a two piece steel skid, then to one piece, and now back to a two piece. I just need to decide whether to go with Aluminum this time around. I just got off the phone with Austin at RCI........there will be a Xmas sale this year:thumbsup: :yes::spending:
     
  6. Oct 30, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    Good intel! I'm waiting for a Xmas or Black Friday sale as well. Definitely going for the aluminum. So much easier to maneuver if you need access above them...
     
  7. Oct 30, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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    I'm thinking it will be a Black Friday sale but RCI usually waits until the last minute...ha
     
  8. Oct 30, 2020 at 3:26 PM
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    What's cool is that I save on shipping. RCI is about 45 minutes from me. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Oct 30, 2020 at 9:24 PM
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    Definitely recommend the aluminum!...and on sale is even better...lol...got mine with a promo code from the company mentioned above, was only 10%, but better than full price...I’ll be adding the transfer case skid as well, maybe I’ll wait to see what kind of sale they have coming up, thanks for the info!
     
  10. Oct 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM
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    I did the same, got the full skid "kit" with the 10% off code.... now just need a gas tank skid.
    :monocle:
     
  11. Oct 31, 2020 at 5:22 AM
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    Installed the skid this week. Took 15-20 minutes alone. Craftsmanship is top notch. Ordered RCI sliders last night.

    2C5DB6DC-54E7-4A63-8A5F-EF173BE4736D.jpg
     
  12. Oct 31, 2020 at 5:29 AM
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    I'm probably going with the non powder coated front skid in aluminium this time around and pc'd steel for the mid skid.
     
  13. Oct 31, 2020 at 5:32 AM
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    I like the look of the raw, but figured worse case scenario I could rattle can it black if I didn’t like it. I went powder coat on my sliders though ;).

     
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  14. Oct 31, 2020 at 5:40 AM
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    I went with the steel skid and used a discount they were running at the time. Shipping wasn’t bad - about $45 shipped to VA. I was super impressed with the craftsmanship, and was way cheaper than the TRD skid plate.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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    Powder coat on armor isnt the best idea. Once you bust thru it, it’s like a sheet and will hold water in between the PC and metal, causing accelerated rust issues.
     
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  16. Oct 31, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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    You can't really see the skid anyways, unless you bend down to look at it.... that's why I chose to stay with the bare aluminum
     
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  17. Oct 31, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    Loving that bare aluminum look! Now I wish I went that route.
     
  18. Nov 2, 2020 at 5:54 PM
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    Gents , I am in a market for a Skid , contemplating between the RCI, TRD, or Victory4X4. I think the RCI and Victory looks the same , any idea which one is better , for easy access to oil filter and the drain plug ?
     
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  19. Nov 2, 2020 at 6:02 PM
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    I could be wrong but I think the Victory one is thicker.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2020 at 6:05 PM
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    Go with the RCI. Victory 4X4 is banned here now. For good reason. TRD is overpriced like all TRD stuff.
     
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  21. Nov 2, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    did I miss something ?
     
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  22. Nov 2, 2020 at 6:16 PM
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    Yes....see approved vendors list. Victory is no longer there. Usually not a good thing......
     
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  23. Nov 2, 2020 at 6:25 PM
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    I also missed it.
     
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    Pics of fish!
     
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  27. Nov 2, 2020 at 6:36 PM
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    They have had numerous and repetitive quality control issues as well as negative customer service experiences to the point that enough people on this forum knew it was time to stop recommending them as a business to others. I have no dog in the fight at all and know that anyone can buy whatever they want. I went RCI as have many many others and I have yet to see one negative comment about it. There was some minor confusion recently about a one piece or two piece but that’s been resolved also.

    RCI. One and done.
     
  28. Nov 2, 2020 at 6:38 PM
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  29. Nov 2, 2020 at 7:24 PM
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    I have no experience with victory 4x4, but after installing the RCI I would be hard pressed to recommend anything else...RCI is a beast
     
  30. Nov 2, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    the only issue I had with RCI skid plate was the hardware started to rust immediately. I contacted them for replacement, they said yes and I never received replacement hardware. Ended up getting some bolts at HD...
     
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