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Tacoma 2016 - UP (3rd Gen)
Skid Plates and Armor Components
> Front Skid Plate | 2016+ Tacoma
2016+ Tacoma front skid plate, powder coated flat black
Front Skid Plate | 2016+ Tacoma
In Stock, Bare metal: allow 1 week for processing and shipment
Bare Metal lead time:
Powder Coating lead time:
allow 1-2 additional weeks
Steel 3/16" (4.76mm) thick
Lite Steel 1/8" (3.175mm) thick
Stainless Steel 3/16" (4.76mm) thick [+$200.00]
Aluminum 1/4" (6.35mm) thick [+$200.00]
Bare metal - Sanding required prior to painting
Bare metal - Metal is sanded and prepped for immediate painting [+$29.00]
Flat Black [+$67.00]
BudBuilt Red [+$67.00]
Other (specify in checkout "Comments") [+$67.00]
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Front Skid Plate - 2016+ Tacoma
It is designed to be used with the BudBuilt mid skid.
It covers from the front bumper to the rear of the sway bar.
It bolts under where the stock front skid plate mounts and to the stock tapped holes in the bottom.
There are holes in the rear for attaching it to the optional mid skid.
This easily bolts up to existing holes in your frame for convenient installation with new hardware supplied with your skids.
Features an armored oil filter door so you never have to drop the entire skid plate when changing your oil
3/16" Steel - 33 pounds (15kg)
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 - 33 pounds (15kg)
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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