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Skid plate missing?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Tondra, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:14 PM
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    Tondra

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    I just purchased a 2018 Tundra SR5 Double Cab and noticed it didn't have a skid plate. Do all Tundras come with skid plate or just TRD version?
     
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  2. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:40 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    I think it's part of the TRD package. But, not to worry, those ones are kinda flimsy. Black Friday is around the corner and you can get an RCI skid plate that's way better.
     
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  4. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:43 PM
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  5. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:45 PM
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    BOBONTUESDAY

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    I agree my skid plate is all bent to hell and I don't even beat on the truck or alteast I think.
     
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  6. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:58 PM
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    Thanks guys I was little worried maybe someone jacked the skid plate when it was at the dealer lot.
     
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  7. Nov 5, 2017 at 3:55 PM
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    fisherman951

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    Where are u located? I just took mine off my truck and going to sale cheap.
     
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    When I ordered my 2017 DC, the dealer said it came with real skid plates. Showed me a brochure with nice looking skid plates. Got the truck later that week and they are cheap plastic skid plates or really just mud splash guards. Was really Pissed and let them know it. Didn't care that they were plastic but I hate being lied to by the dealer.
     
  9. Nov 5, 2017 at 11:10 PM
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    Thanks fisherman951, no I'm not looking to buying one I was just curious if SR5 models came with skid plates. Besides I don't plan on going off road with my truck it's only a 2WD and with no skid plates it's one less thing to remove when doing an oil change.
     
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  10. Nov 6, 2017 at 6:02 AM
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  11. Nov 6, 2017 at 6:32 AM
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    That's nice looking skid plate and that truck is awesome.
     
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  12. Nov 6, 2017 at 7:54 AM
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    Not sure but I think only the 4X4's come with the skids.
     
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  13. Nov 6, 2017 at 1:01 PM
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    Toeb

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    i bought my 2014 used it didnt have the factory "skid plate"!! im guessing the po got tired of removing it to change the oil. lol i have plans for RCI in the future myself.
     
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    I know the fuel tank skid plate is plastic.
    is your engine skid plate plastic also?
    I have seen engine skid plates with same material as the fuel tank (plastic?) and am wondering where they come from.
     
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    TRD off road package comes with a skid plate. Its pretty basic and thin.
     
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    Love how the RCI looks. Been thinking about getting one. Hows the access door when changing oil filter?
     
  17. Nov 8, 2017 at 5:26 AM
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    Simple
     
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    Changed my oil a several weeks ago in my 4x4 '14 CM LTD & had to remove a solid metal chunk to access the filter.

    My previous daily driver was a 5 series that had substantial underside plastic cladding but had a "trap door" for oil drain plug access (the filter is a cartridge, mounted at the top of the engine).

    My truck's plate (skid or whatever) was missing one each of the different sized fasteners, so off to the big box home improvement & then the auto parts store to find new ones.
     
  19. Nov 9, 2017 at 8:14 AM
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    I don't know if I'm more jealous of your skidplate or that your truck fits in your garage
     
  20. Nov 9, 2017 at 8:44 AM
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    All Tundras come with at least the metal black skid plate. The PRO comes with the trd skid plate and you can purchase it separately to as an accessory. And the trd plate is beefy, its actually a lift point for the truck.
     
  21. Nov 11, 2017 at 3:38 PM
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    Not completely true...perhaps you are referring to all 4 wheel drive models? My 2016 Platinum 2 wheel drive model did not/does not come with any skid plate. I bought a TRD Pro skid plate take off to have one. Why? Because I wanted some protection from road debris and yes, the oil change panel works nicely.
     
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    That’s weird. My 16 Platinum 4x4 came w the thin metal skid plate...replaced it anyway w RCI.
     
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    It should’ve came with one. I have never have a new Tundra in the last 10 years that did not come with one. I’m in the KC region.
     
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    Perhaps it's because yours is 4 wheel drive and mine is 2 wheel drive. I checked other 2 wheel drive Platinum and 1794 models...same thing.
     
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  25. Nov 11, 2017 at 3:46 PM
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    That’s odd especially on the higher in models. I could see the base SR 2wd maybe not having one, but even then I have never seen it. It could be a region thing I suppose.
     
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    FOX 2.0 REARS, OME FRONTS FIRESTONE AIR BAGS RCI SKID PLATE
    My 2014 SR5 4X4 Came w a skid plate... I'll sell I t to you..
     
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    just installed my steel RCI engine plate today...:spy::spy: very nice piece.
     
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    Nice, I just ordered one from RCI today. What was the lead time for yours?
     
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    Is yours 4x4? If not thats probably why.
     
  30. Nov 12, 2017 at 10:49 AM
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    As far as that thin black skid plate (not the aluminum TRD one), only the TRD Off Road package will get you that regardless of trim level. I've seen them on 2x4 and 4x4, doesn't matter. Its simply part the TRD OR package.
     
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