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> Front Skid Plate | 2003-2009 V8 4Runner, GX470 (Non-KDSS)
Front skid plate, 2003-2009 V8 4Runner and GX470, Powder Coated Hammered Beige
Front Skid Plate | 2003-2009 V8 4Runner, GX470 (Non-KDSS)
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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
Stainless Steel 3/16" (4.76mm) thick [+$195.00]
Aluminum 1/4" (6.35mm) thick [+$195.00]
Bare metal - Sanding required prior to painting
Bare metal - Metal is sanded and prepped for immediate painting [+$40.00]
Flat Black [+$90.00]
BudBuilt Red [+$90.00]
Other (specify in checkout "Comments") [+$100.00]
Stainless Steel Hardware [+$10.00]
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2003-2009 4Runner V8, GX470 Front Skid Plate
Provides a smooth bottom for your Lexus without holes and notches to catch things on the trail.
Replaces stock thin sheet metal with 3/16" or 1/4" thick LASER cut steel, stainless steel, or aluminum CNC press brake formed beef!
Bolt on to existing mounting points with no welding or fabricating required.
Recessed flat head and carriage bolts give a nice smooth bottom.
Rocks, stumps and lesser vehicles have nothing to catch on.
Edges are formed for strength and rigidity with gaps to allow for ease of cleaning and mud removal.
Front cooling slots and flow deflector engineered for maximum airflow and maximum protection.
Fits around stock cooler mounts and factory crossmember braces! No need for removal or relocation.
3/16" Steel - 30 pounds (13.6kg)
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 - 30 pounds (13.6kg)
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.
1/4" (6.35mm) Aluminum Alloy - 19 pounds (8.6kg)
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.
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