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Skid Plate...Which one?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by SpeshulED, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Aug 14, 2019 at 11:29 PM
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    SpeshulED

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    Is it worth paying for aluminum to save the weight but not hold up as well as steel?

    Also I was looking at:

    RCI steel which costs $295 and comes in a 10 gauge steel (2.58mm). 45lbs

    Victory 4x4 which costs $329 and comes in a 3/16in steel (4.76mm). 40lbs

    What other options are there and what are your thoughts?
     
  2. Aug 15, 2019 at 12:29 AM
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    831Tun

    831Tun crazy Bastrd

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    Bud Built, PnP. I'd recommend the RCI steel. I know a bunch of guys that have 'em and don't have any issues. Aluminum would be a good option in the rust belt IMO.
     
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  3. Aug 15, 2019 at 10:47 AM
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    Dejohnson8034

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    I have the RCI and extremely happy with it.
     
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  4. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    worktruckwhite

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    RCI. But be aware, the included oil door bolts rusts easily. Get some bolts from Lowe’s/HD
     
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  5. Aug 15, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    True.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    This^^^
     
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  7. Aug 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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    The victory skids are thicker and heavier than the RCI skids. I have the RCI skids. I have no problems with them. RCI may be having a labor day sell.
     
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  8. Aug 15, 2019 at 10:35 PM
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    TTund16

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    I've seen a Tundra with plastic (resin) engine skid plate. Not sure who sells them but for those who don't do major off-road , it's not a bad idea!
    I was told they are easy to remove. We have other SUVs with plastic skid plate. Tundra gas tank has a plastic skid plate!
     

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