This is a drivetrain skid plate weld-together kit for the 4th generation (2003-2009) Toyota 4Runner, FJ Cruiser (2007-2009) and Lexus GX470. This 2-piece set mounts using factory mounting points (no drilling required), provides excellent coverage of all drivetrain components, and features a dropped front differential pocket that adds 1.75″ of ground clearance over a flat skid plate! This provides one of the best approach angles of any skid plate set on the market. Multiple stiffening ribs run the length of the skid plate set. This makes 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.
**Please note that this 2-piece skid plate set ends at the transfer case frame crossmember and DOES NOT include the rear-most skid plate (covering gas tank) shown in some of the pictures.
**Please note that these skids will only fit 2007-2009 FJ Cruisers and not 2010+ FJ Cruisers.
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 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 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.