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4Runner 1996 - 2002 (3rd Gen)
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> 1996-2002 3rd Gen 4Runner 2 Piece Combo
1996-2002 3rd Gen 4Runner 2 Piece Combo
1996-2002 3rd Gen 4Runner 2 Piece Combo
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In Stock, Bare metal lead time:
1 week for processing and shipment
Build to Order, Bare metal lead time:
see Homepage for current lead time
Optional Powder Coating:
add 2 additional weeks to above lead times
Steel 3/16" (4.76mm) thick
Lite Steel 1/8" (3.175mm) thick
Stainless Steel 3/16" (4.76mm) thick [+$374.00]
Aluminum 1/4" (6.35mm) thick [+$374.00]
Bare metal - Sanding required prior to painting
Bare metal - Metal is sanded and prepped for immediate painting [+$72.00]
Flat Black [+$182.00]
BudBuilt Red [+$182.00]
Other (specify in checkout "Comments") [+$182.00]
Stainless Steel Hardware [+$15.00]
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(1996-2002) 3rd Gen 4Runner 2 Piece Combo
Includes: Front IFS Skid and Belly Pan
This two-piece combo combines extreme protection for your underbelly, while helping you slide over obstacles with ease.
BudBuilt steel is all laser cut to perfection.
This easily bolts up to existing holes in your frame for convenient installation with new hardware supplied with your skids.
Includes oil drain hole for ease in changing the oil, and a steering rack mounting bracket.
Our skids are shipped with professional finishing, making them easy to handle.
Will work with a 1" diff drop and up to a 3" suspension lift.
This can be made for common IFS drop bracket type lifts with a special mounting bracket for an additional $30.00.
3/16" Steel - 111 pounds (50.4kg)
Durable and strong, steel is the workhorse of armor. Ready to take hard hits from rocks and stumps. We recommend 3/16" steel where the application sees occasional to frequent rock impacts. Steel requires powder coating or user-applied paint to prevent rust.
3/16" Stainless Steel - 111 pounds (50.4kg)
With the same durability and strength of steel, stainless steel has the additional benefit of not requiring paint to prevent rust. Most of our stainless steel users choose this material because with regular rock impacts, even industrial powder coating can be scraped off. Stainless steel offers users the freedom to drag our armor over obstacles and not require prepping and repainting impact areas.
1/8" (3.175mm) "Lite" Steel
A great, cost effective alternative to aluminum, 1/8" lite steel will protect your drivetrain from damage. We recommend 1/8" lite steel where the application sees regular off-roading, yet very limited potential for regular sharp rock impacts. 1/8" lite steel is more susceptible to denting than 3/16" steel, yet this issue only presents itself during heavy single point impacts, like that of a large sharp rock. 1/8" lite steel requires powder coating or user-applied paint to prevent rust.
1/4" (6.35mm) Aluminum Alloy
Strength without the weight. Our 5052 laser cut aluminum alloy has the same strength levels as our 3/16" steel, but at a faction of the weight. We
recommend aluminum where the application sees regular off-roading, yet limited potential for dragging on hard surfaces like rocks. While 1/4" aluminum has the strength to handle heavy rock impacts, it is much more susceptible to galling than steel, when dragged over rocks.
results in what looks like fine aluminum shavings by the rock that was dragged down the plate.
Another way of thinking about this is by first stating that
aluminum has no problem at impacting an obstacle, it's what happens after impact that matters. After impact, if your driving style is to reassess the trail and choose a better line, aluminum is the right choice. If your driving style is to continue on the same line, as in rock crawling applications, we would recommend our 3/16" steel (Rock Armor) systems. Aluminum does
not require prepping and repainting impact areas to prevent rust.
Differential Skid Plate | 1996-2002 4Runner
1996-2002 4Runner Replacement Hardware Regular -2 Piece Combo
1996-2002 4Runner Replacement Hardware Stainless Steel - 2 Piece Combo
Mounting Bracket for IFS skid | 1995.5-2004 Tacoma, 1996-2002 4Runner