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TRD Pro Skid Plate or RCI?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by RW-3, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Apr 16, 2020 at 2:04 PM
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    helidave

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    Well, that sucks. I just ordered the full set last week.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2020 at 2:06 PM
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    Yah the guys said well if it doesn’t fit ur needs we can cancel for free. Yah that would have been nice to know weeks ago scooter
     
  3. Apr 16, 2020 at 2:12 PM
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    Bob_Wiley

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    That sucks, I hate waiting for Tundra goodies once they’ve been ordered.

    Shout out to @Roman for running a tight ship, I ordered my TRD skid on Sunday night and it arrived today. Every time I order from Toyota of Cool Springs, I get my stuff super fast (and I never use anything other than basic shipping).
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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    They must be the only company on the planet that doesn't have a banner on their website saying how covid is affecting their business. I don't need 5 emails from office depot telling me how they are dealing with this "crisis", but I sure would like to know if it's doubling the delivery time on something I just spent $750 on. @RCIoffroad
     
  5. Apr 16, 2020 at 2:18 PM
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    Here are my RCI skids I put on this week. They are sprayed with bullet liner.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2020 at 2:27 PM
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    Finally gonna put my RCI tomorrow. Didn’t get all the hardware needed to do the install so I had to wait till I was able to get to the hardware store to get what I needed. Wish me luck!
     
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  7. Apr 16, 2020 at 2:37 PM
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    mech_engineer09

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    Just need to powder coat it now ;)
    If you plan on doing that. The guy that did mine charged me $50 for it and did an awesome job. Id just take those letters off first
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    Bob_Wiley

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    Definitely, that’s the plan. I ordered the replacement letters from Tufskinz too. I’ll probably powder coat the tow hooks too while I’m at it. I painted them red myself a few months ago but they’ve been chipping pretty bad.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2020 at 2:58 PM
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    Yeah spraying it yourself ends up looking good for a few months. Powder coat is the way to go. Looks great, cheap and lasts a long time. It's gonna look good under the black truck. I like the subtle look.
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2020 at 10:20 PM
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    HbbTundra08

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    TAC Stainless Steel Bull Bar RCI Steel Engine Skid Plate Two Stainless Steel 100w KC Daylighters Black Husky Weatherbeater Floor Liners front and rear. Kenwood Media System with Rear License plate backup camera integrated.
    I ordered mine Tuesday March 31st and got my "Order Received" Email
    April 7th I got the "Your order has been Shipped" Email
    It arrived via FedEx Thursday April 9th.
    (Shipped from their shop in Colorado right down to Texas)

    Just give RCI a call and they can tell you when it'll ship and such probably
     
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  11. Apr 17, 2020 at 3:24 AM
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    There is a lead time listed at the bottom of the item’s description. Right now it’s 1-3 weeks for the skid plate
     
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  12. Apr 17, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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    And they said one person couldn’t install this pig with no ramps or jacks. Too me a couple of hours to tackle it and a few 2x4’s “precisely” stacked to support it so I could start the bolts. I’m exhausted and sore but it’s d-o-n-e.

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  13. Apr 17, 2020 at 10:10 PM
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    I’m debating between the two myself. Both have the oil filter door which is nice. Leaning towards the TRD Pro as it has a floor jack point.
     
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  14. Apr 17, 2020 at 11:44 PM
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    Either one is a great upgrade from the stock one.

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  15. Apr 17, 2020 at 11:53 PM
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    Looks like it did it's job. Mine's taken a few good hits my accident. I'd like one of those nice looking TRD skids but they're so damn expensive. It keeps getting lower on my list
     
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  16. Apr 18, 2020 at 12:00 AM
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    Not sure when or why but Toyota does some sort of 40% off sale on all TRD products once in a blue moon.
     
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  17. May 2, 2020 at 6:34 AM
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    Love the pro skid plate. Dumb question here. Is it safe to run without the skid plate? Thinking my last oil change they just drained the oil. Skid plate wasn’t touched imo. Don’t off road at all.
     
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  18. May 2, 2020 at 7:09 AM
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    I wouldn’t. You never know what might fall off someone’s truck and you can’t safely avoid it. Too much “important” stuff under there to expose to god knows what.
     
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  19. May 2, 2020 at 7:10 AM
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    I agree I haven’t had skids for 2 years now lol but my trucks sits a lot however just got full skids
     
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  20. May 2, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    Thanks for the response.
     
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  21. May 2, 2020 at 8:02 AM
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    I ordered my RCI April 7th and just got a shipping confirmation on Thursday. I called them 2 separate times and they were very cordial in their response. Ended up being my fault as I only had a PO Box listed under my order information. I called Thursday and gave him my physical address and literally had the shipping confirmation 5 minutes after hanging the phone up. I was very pleased with the response I got from RCI both times I called. Great customer service especially during these times.
     
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  22. May 2, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    Is there any issue with fitting a RCI trans skid plate with a TRD Pro front skid? I have the pro skid, and just wanted to bang that up and add a transmission skid. Any trimming needed?
     
  23. May 2, 2020 at 9:19 AM
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    Not here yet... due to current health crisis production it's extremely delayed...
     
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  24. May 2, 2020 at 9:42 AM
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    If it helps I ordered on the 5th and getting them delivered on the 5th so 1 month
     
  25. May 2, 2020 at 9:56 AM
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    I have also ordered sliders (before the new state orders they had a lead time of about 4-5 weeks on sliders) not sure about the adjusted time frame... I suppose RCI will be shipping the trans skip plate along when those are ready...
     
  26. May 3, 2020 at 10:24 PM
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    Missed the free shipping by a few days...
    Any estimate cost to Reno? Might wait for the next code.

    EDIT: Nevermind. Ordered it today. Will likely order the 12 inch Bed Rack..
     
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  27. May 3, 2020 at 11:17 PM
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    Interestingly enough, my SR5 came without a skid plate when I bought it new. That bothered me, so I got a TRD skid just in case. Shortly after I installed it, a vehicle in front of me spit out a block of wood while on the highway. I heard and even felt through the floor board a loud smack. When I got home I checked the front end and could see where the block hit the skid. Luckily, it took it like a champ and had no damage, but I’d hate to think what could’ve happened had the skid not been in place.
     
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  28. May 5, 2020 at 8:56 AM
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    My RCI skid plate was just delivered this morning - ordered it April 22. 14 days from order to delivery is pretty good.

    I got the steel version and wow Is it beefy. Probably weighs 45-50 lbs. I will probably sell my old OEM version.
     
  29. May 5, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    I had to trim my stock skid plate running 295/70/18s. I’d eventually like to upgrade. Are the Trd pro and RCI not as wide to where your tires won’t hit them at full turn? Thanks
     
  30. May 6, 2020 at 4:17 AM
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    That is correct. They are narrower and longer.
     
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