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Figured you guys probably would have an idea of where I could find an aftermarket skidplate for my Tacoma. I don't want the shiny aluminum Pre-runner type, just a basic one piece plate that covers what both the stock pieces would. TIA

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I think you are looking for the DMI ones. He stopped making them but last I heard he still had some laying around. It is nothing to fancy, just sheet metal bent to bolt up to the stock location no tubes or anything like that.
 

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4BYnTacoma said:
I think you are looking for the DMI ones. He stopped making them but last I heard he still had some laying around. It is nothing to fancy, just sheet metal bent to bolt up to the stock location no tubes or anything like that.
Not looking for anything fancy, just a cleaner looking skidplate with more strength to boot than the stock ones. Anyone else have an idea of where some other skidplates might be found
 

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How about Skid Row... They have a good one, and it's pretty cheap. You can get it from them for $215+ shipping (around $25 to so cal). Or you can get it from 4x4 Group Buy for $166+ shipping.
I thought about mentioning skidrow as well, but they currently only make a transfer case skid, rather than the front skid, which is what I think SAStoy is looking for.
 

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SAStoy said:
Not looking for anything fancy, just a cleaner looking skidplate with more strength to boot than the stock ones. Anyone else have an idea of where some other skidplates might be found

Yes that is what he has. http://www.dmiskidplates.com/

He has the shinny ones with flames but also just bare material. Look through the gallery on his web site and you will see what I mean.
 

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4BYnTacoma said:
Yes that is what he has. http://www.dmiskidplates.com/

He has the shinny ones with flames but also just bare material. Look through the gallery on his web site and you will see what I mean.
Checked out DMI's website, he has some nice plates available the only problem I see is that I would not want to drop the plate everytime I changed the oil. Secondly, anyone bought just the regular aluminum plate and what did you pay for it. BTW sorry for bumping this old thread
 
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SAStoy said:
Figured you guys probably would have an idea of where I could find an aftermarket skidplate for my Tacoma. I don't want the shiny aluminum Pre-runner type, just a basic one piece plate that covers what both the stock pieces would. TIA

Ryan
I am guessing you are stock. I would say make your own. I did and it was way cheaper than anything you could buy and only took a few hours. Here is info:

http://www.parksoffroad.com/tacoma mods/Scrape Plate.htm

It worked very well and I was never really able to damage it.
 

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TRD4ME / PARKSOFFROAD.COM said:
I am guessing you are stock. I would say make your own. I did and it was way cheaper than anything you could buy and only took a few hours. Here is info:

http://www.parksoffroad.com/tacoma mods/Scrape Plate.htm

It worked very well and I was never really able to damage it.
Looks good but it appears that you only replaced the rear skidplate and the stock front one stayed intact. I am looking for one plate to replace the two
 
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SAStoy said:
Looks good but it appears that you only replaced the rear skidplate and the stock front one stayed intact. I am looking for one plate to replace the two
I really never had any problems with the front plate. I guess you could bash it into things and crush it, but for slow sliding over things it worked just fine. Mine survived plenty, as you can see from the web site I used it well!

If it aint broke, dont fix it! :)
 

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TRD4ME / PARKSOFFROAD.COM said:
If it aint broke, dont fix it! :)
What, no preventive measures? I am looking for a new plate as well.. mine is toast (the front one).. something about a rock and a hard place.. idk...
 

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SAStoy said:
Figured you guys probably would have an idea of where I could find an aftermarket skidplate for my Tacoma. I don't want the shiny aluminum Pre-runner type, just a basic one piece plate that covers what both the stock pieces would. TIA

Ryan
Trail Carnage makes one but it is pricy; check with Gadget.

best bet is to make your own.
http://www.norcalttora.com/~chris/mods/skids/
 

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SAStoy said:
Not looking for anything fancy, just a cleaner looking skidplate with more strength to boot than the stock ones. Anyone else have an idea of where some other skidplates might be found
What I did was lose the stock rear plate, then add a 2ft x 3ft sheet of 16ga steel. It curves around the outside of the front stock plate and bolts to it up where it is concave, providing a double thickness where it takes the hits and no discontinuity to where the rear plate goes. It also curves around the steering rack some in the rear, so it does not act like a scoop sliding backwards like the originals did.

It doesn't add a whole lot of stiffness to the originals, but it is real simple.
 
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