This is a drivetrain skid plate weld-together kit for the 2nd and 3rd generation (2005-2020) Toyota Tacoma. This 2-piece set features a bolt-on design, recessed hardware and coverage from the front frame crossmember to the rear of the transfer case. This skid plate set uses existing holes and mounts on the frame and requires no drilling or vehicle modifications of any kind. Multiple reinforcement ribs run the length of the skid set, making these skid plates drastically stronger than other skid plates on the market which are simply bent into shape with little to no reinforcements and inadequate mounts. Due to these features, we recommend the 1/8″ steel version for general trail use and the 3/16″ steel version for extreme use only
All skid plate kits ship within 3-7 business days.
As for welding, with everything designed using CAD software and then CNC laser-cut to size, the pieces fit together perfectly and this makes for a very simple assembly process. All kits come with detailed instructions with plenty of clearly labelled diagrams that are made using cutting-edge CAD software. This skid plate kit is well within the ability of a novice welder and many customers have purchased it as their very first welding project with great results! This is made possible by the clean parts fit-ups and thick material. These are two factors that make welding significantly easier. Welding is one of those skills that is easier to learn than you may think and once you can do it, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it. Alternatively, many individuals buy the kits and then have a local welder assemble it for them. Even in this case, it typically ends up being less expensive than buying a pre-fabricated bumper – especially after considering the lower shipping costs of our kits vs. fully assembled skid bumpers and skid plates.