This is a drivetrain skid plate weld-together kit for the 3rd generation (1996-2002) Toyota 4Runner. This 2-piece set features a bolt-on design, excellent coverage of all crucial components, and a dual angle front plate that tucks in as close to the frame as possible, providing the best approach angle of any skid plate set on the market. We’ve used a dual-wall construction at the highest impact area as well as multiple ribs that run the length of the skid set. These features make 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 3-10 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 bumper 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 bumpers.
Don’t see exactly what you’re after? We at Coastal Offroad are more than happy to work with our customers to design their dream bumper. Feel free to send us an email for any custom requests.