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Valhalla’s Shield theft deterrent/skid plates info and ordering post

Discussion in 'Valhalla’s Shield' started by Classy63, Mar 8, 2021.

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  1. Oct 4, 2022 at 12:50 PM
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    I waited until now to ask because I know you're a busy guy, @Classy63 , any status on order R395432697?
     
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    Total newbie here in downstate New York, shitty , wet , grey winters with salt, what do you think is better , steel or aluminum ? I do take care of the underside with washes during the winter , just curious what you guys think? 2021 Tundra Crewmax here , thanks
     
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    I would say powdered coated Aluminum, but that is just me....
     
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    @Classy63 3rd attempt here - can I get an update on order R345866092?
     
  5. Oct 5, 2022 at 3:19 AM
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    I second this ^^ similar weather here in MI and powder coated aluminum was my choice.
     
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    I would say DM him, as he does not check the thread enough because he is most likely busy wielding or other stuff.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2022 at 7:00 AM
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    Or go naked, and then spray your own solution, some like to do that, I have seen people do bed liner spray, I just don't have time for that so I got my steel powder coated.
     
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    true, could do that. I've had good results with powder coating on other items so I decided to go that route. If it flakes or something I could always try the bed liner route, but for now I am happy with them.
     
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    It appears Toyota doesn't maintain a tight position tolerance between its tie down hooks. Captain Jack Dremel got the job done though. Pity to cut the powder coat. My truck's bolts were about 34" apart on center and the skid was made closer to 33 3/4".

    I figure about 3 hours for the cat skid pair a couple weeks ago and another 3 hours today for the engine skid install. Definitely sore again.

    Gosh she's getting a little rusty down there.


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  10. Oct 6, 2022 at 10:28 AM
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    Hey so I got my truck back today. Put my new shield back on (gave my old one to a buddy that had cats still). This time I used security bolts.

    Should I worry about the rear shield. Do you have some in stock I could get? I’m in cypress.
    Thanks

    ryan
     
  11. Oct 6, 2022 at 8:17 PM
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    @Classy63 would you kindly give me an update on order R531004298
     
  12. Oct 7, 2022 at 6:38 AM
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    Classy63 [OP] Valhalla’s Shield guy

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    I made a note, I will pack this up to ship Monday

    Shipping next week

    Shipping next week, these are getting picked up today and my powder coater is working through the weekend to knock out the 2022 plates

    This is in que to be made

    Shipping next week
     
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  13. Oct 7, 2022 at 6:39 AM
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    I am sorry for being a bit behind, life has been hectic both with the business and personal life. I am trying to do as much as I can as fast as I can.
     
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    Just no more burning down your house, I know you want a new place but that's a bad choice.
     
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    No worries, thanks for the update.
     
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  16. Oct 8, 2022 at 9:45 AM
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    @Classy63

    Didn’t get any notifications my nutplate shipped. Can you check on this again? Thanks man. Order R796873356
     
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    Nicely done! What hardware did you use? Looks like socket head cap screws/bolts. TIA
     
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    I've had my front and rear plates installed for a couple of months now and have had zero issues with install, or rattling. After nearly $6000 covered under insurance for CAT replacement back in January, I did not want it to happen again and have my insurance total my 2011 CM 2WD that is still in excellent condition. During the install I did slip a piece of thin ABS plastic between the two plates where they overlap as the small gap looked like it could be a potential (future) vibration opportunity. Ordering the rear vertical add-on today.
     
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  19. Oct 9, 2022 at 1:53 PM
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    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    I used Valhalla's pentagon security bolts with Rock Dome bolt head protectors that would make the bolts harder to cut off..
    Not sure if they help, but they look cool.. :cool:



    I bought the medium domes for my pentagon bolts.
    I only needed 6 since I have a TRD skid plate.
    Don't really need them on the bolt to the frame but I used them.


    Rock Hard 4x4™ "Rock Dome" Tapered Bolt Head Protector for Skid Plate Systems - Medium [RH-6000-SW-400]

     
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    Thanks! I apologize for the confusion, but what size bolt hardware did you use for the 8 bolts on the rear vertical plate add-on? I may go back and add the rock domes to the pentagon bolts on the front and rear plates later for the same reason.
     
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    What secures the two bolts going through the crossover section of frame? Considering ordering a set for my '21
     
  22. Oct 10, 2022 at 12:08 AM
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    I'm considering the same and live in B.C.
    Current area isn't bad for theft yet but it seems things are getting worse by the month.
    Unfortunately travelling the Oregon Coast or over to Van may be a sure way to limp home with open pipes the way things are going.
     
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    I would say:

    If you tend to travel light, occasionally tow or go big, get the steel, either pre-powder coated or post self powder coated, salt prevention is a must.
    If you tend to load heavy right at stick weight, or RV is your middle name, go with aluminum and power coated, pre/post don't matter.

    For those on the fence about it, just bite the bullet and get it, it is better to spend the money and not get hit than get hit and THEN wait 11 months for cats to be in stock while you are one vehicle down due to out of commission.
     
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    There is a hole in the frame, then that bolt has a nut and washer on top.
     
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    I don't know, @Classy63 includes the install bolts with the vertical plate.
     
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    Hi @Classy63

    How is order #R066049637 coming? You said it would be sent last week, so I am following up to see if you were able to get it out the door;)

    Thank You
     
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    Most guys going for the 3/16" aluminum plates? Debating on whether or not 3/16" is necessary for cat protection.
     
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    For most, 1/8 is enough as a deterrent, but for those that have it double duty as off-road, 3/18 would be more ideal.
     
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    Great shields and great coverage. Highly recommend. Waited a while but with a one man operation it is totally understandable. Tyler answered all my emails and even helped take care of the shipping on the rear shield which had gotten lost somewhere in transit. Totally worth the wait IMO. Thinking about getting that back L-plate in the future but don't really see the need right now.IMG_2949.jpg IMG_2950.jpg IMG_2951.jpg IMG_2952.jpg
     
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    So, I'm just kinda following up here. I'll likely be making the move to a Tacoma Pro sometime next month. Any chance you'll have something compatible with the Pro Taco skid purchasable in that time frame? :fingerscrossed: I'm actually planning to buy from a dealership a few hours away from Cypress, but fuel and time would cost more than the shipping.
     
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