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Tundra LARGE skid plate. WTF?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Kevincmonaghan, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Feb 27, 2016 at 8:08 AM
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    Kevincmonaghan

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    Ok.. So I have a couple issues. I bought a Toyota LARGE stamped aluminum skid plate. The instructions have you install in over the oem stamped steel piece of crap. I have a leveling kit with with a diff spacer so my oem skid plate has spacers... So... If I leave that skid plate the way the instructions read I'll need longer bolts PLUS the stupid spacers. Can I get rid of the stamped steel piece of crap and just use the aluminum one???
     
  2. Feb 27, 2016 at 8:50 AM
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    Or just get a custom one with thicker aluminum made for the truck. RCI Metalworks is now producing them
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    Ok.... But I bought the large skid plate so I'm not going to get a custom one. Thanks for the reply though.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2016 at 3:57 PM
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    I see no purpose to have two. Take it off it you want to. Last thing I would want to do is remove two skid plates to change the oil filter. One is bad enough.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2016 at 5:21 PM
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    On my last Tundra, I customized the skid plate...they make it such a PITA! Cant wait for my RCI ones to be done!
     
  6. Feb 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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    Just in install the existing one. Makes not sense at all to install over it. Are you sure that is really what it says. I just can't believe they would do that.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2016 at 11:34 PM
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    Been looking online at their site buy they still haven't updated their site. Can you inbox me with more info please.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2016 at 6:41 AM
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    Yeah, it's weird. I'll upload a pic of the instructions. I know I can install with out the original one, but why the hell would Toyota make it even more of a pain in the ass to install the new one. Although... After re-reading the instructions, it says "locate existing vehicle undercover. Remove two front and two rear M8 bolts holding the engine cover and discard." Maybe they meant discard the engine cover lol?!
     
  9. Feb 28, 2016 at 6:45 AM
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  10. Feb 28, 2016 at 8:27 AM
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    FYI.. It does work with out the other skid plate (undercover) in place. In fact there's enough room now I don't have to pull the skid plate to change the oil filter.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2016 at 10:52 PM
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    Yea its telling you to remove the undercover and discard. Just poorly written.
     
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