2016+ Tacoma Rock Rail, for Access Cab and Double Cab Short Bed
Built upon the same incredible mounting design as our rock sliders, the BudBuilt 3rd Gen Tacoma Rock Rail offers incredible bottom out protection with as little weight added as possible. When navigating the backcountry, a good amount of drivers are not worries about sliding into a tree or tackling 2' boulders. Where the real issue is, is simply bottoming out the Tacoma due to the long wheelbase. So we changed the location and angle of where the main tube (the tube that sits under the pinch seam) sits to give protection right to the edge of the door seam. This allows easy access to step into the cab, full protection of the rock panel area, and frees up payload weight for other equipment.
- 100% Bolt-On and 100% Reversible, no drilling, no cutting, no welding
- Drop on rocks with the same crushing blows as our rock sliders
- Weights 69 pounds less than our rock sliders fill plates
- 3/8" thick, full frame height and full frame length mounting plates protects the frame from impact transfer load, a feature not available anywhere else in the industry
- Solid jack/lifting point
- Only round tubing used for its superior strength and sliding ability over square tubing
We get a call from a group of our southern California customers who use their Tacomas to tow or haul their dirt bikes out to their favorite riding sites. Due to the Tacoma's long wheelbase and the terrain, the trucks would bottom out regularly going up and over steep hills. They were basically falling on the frames, then powering through. One day, one of those Tacoma's bottomed out like normal, but a rock was half buried in the dirt. It was sticking up just enough to punch in the rocker panel. They asked if we could make something to protect the rock panel area, mount like a true rock slider, but not weight much, and not get in the way when stepping into the truck (for those that don't like stepping on rock sliders to get into the cab). So we took our proven rock slider design, messed with the positions of the tubing till we came up with this. During testing, it worked well, maybe a little too well. We hope you enjoy it, as much as we did by helping some great guys out.