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96-02 4Runner Skid installation

Posted by on 1/25/2011 to Installation

 Installation tips

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1.      The steering rack brace goes on first. Remove the nut on the drivers side and the bolt on the passengers side. Place the brace on, and reinstall the stock hardware. The brace only fits on in one direction.

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2.      Install the front bolts loosely in the front skid first. ( where the stock one bolts up, in front of the radiator. Left side of picture below)

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 Then push it up ( a jack really helps ) and use the Allen wrench stuck thru the hole in the skid to find the stock holes in the frame. Then push it up into place, and install the flat head screws.  Hole is circled below:

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3.      Then install the 1" long carriage bolts up thru the skid, the brace, a flat washer and then the locknut on top. Repeat on other side.

 

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4.      Now the belly can go up.  It can go over the top of the front skid or under it. See which way it fits best, tho usually on top is best.

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5.      With the front of the bellypan hung up over the front skid, lift the rear of the bellypan up into place.  Install a 2  ½” carriage bolt, fender washer and nut in the rear crossmember to hold it up in place.  Then install 2 grade 5 carriage bolts up thru the first crossmember, with fender washers up on top and the locking nut to finish it off. Yes, it is very close to the Catalytic converter.  Install the remaining 2 bolts in the rear crossmember.

 

6.       Then install the 1" long carriage bolts and flat washers with locknuts clamp both plates together.  Once all these bolts are installed, tighten them all.

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 This is what the finished installation should look like, except for the orientation of the truck… 

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 Thanks again and if you have any comments or questions, please call or email.

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