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Best aftermarket skid with oil filter access?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Sparkkky, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    Sparkkky

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    Whats the best skid with a access hole for oil changes? Needs to work with my Summit bumper.
     
  2. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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  3. Feb 27, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    Another for RCI
     
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  4. Feb 27, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    Thanks, I would rather relocate the oil filter to a more convenient location!
     
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    Could always buy a 4th gen :notsure:




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  6. Feb 27, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    Ive been looking for 1/4" skids but so far have been unsuccessful. I have worked with buddies on a lot of rigs and we are starting my '53 Willys and we always use 1/4" plate vs. 3/16". Granted, we do things with those rigs that we wont do with our 5th Gen but I still would prefer the extra protection. That all being said, so far, it looks like the 3/16" is the only option I have found. I am looking at the RCI as well unless anyone knows of or I am able to find a full 1/4" skid system. The RCI system looks to lock together pretty nicely and people seem to be happy with it.
     
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    1/4" skids on a non-abused vehicle seems pretty excessive to me. Weight would really add up too if you did full 1/4" skids.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    I agree, however, that one rock that ruins a weekend is out there! haha. One thing I have noticed is that people worry a lot about the weight. I dont consider the runner anemic on power or getting to heavy for "wheeling" where it is "that" much of a concern. I am willing to throw more weight around for the protection. I am thinking of making my own front skid (1/4") and then tying into the rest of the RCI's at this point. I am fully aware that I am going a little overkill but I REALLY don't like getting broken down due to something preventable haha! We will see. I am not running the 3/16" diff skid at all. That will be 1/4" FOR SURE.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2019 at 7:41 PM
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    Budbuilt makes some pretty hefty skids. Check him out. http://budbuilt.com/2010-2018-5th-Gen-4Runner-Skid-Plate--Front_p_539.html

    He doesn't make 1/4" steel but does in aluminum. His steel skids are either regular steel or stainless.

    I have aluminum RCI skids.
     
  10. Mar 5, 2019 at 12:05 AM
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    RCI makes a good set of skid plates. If it were any thicker it would be very hard to lift them into place and bolt them on. For the two heaviest plates I use a floor jack and a wood block centered below the skid to hold it in place up close while I lift it by hand to set the bolts. This works well.
    As for the remote oil filter, look at Baxter Performance for a system that works well. I installed one with my KDSS (it makes a difference where you can mount the remote filter if you have KDSS).
    I suggest using the spin-on filter adapter placed under the engine where the OEM canister filter is. You can reach it through the opening in the RCI skid plate. The remote filter depends on AN-10 hoses and fittings. If any one point leaks you're dead in the water. You can't fix it in the field unless you carry spare hoses and big open end wrenches - 1&1/16". You have to drain the oil to work on the lower fittings or change a hose. The hoses are around $70 each for ready made. Around $40 if you make them yourself. I made two hoses with 4 end fittings and one of the end fittings leaked due a mistake I made. So I bought ready made hoses.
     
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  11. Mar 6, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    We make a full skid system here at Victory 4x4 for the 5th Gen. Front, mid, and transfer case skid. (gas tank skid coming soon). We offer them in 3/16" steel and 1/4" aluminum. The front skid makes changing your oil much easier than the stock setup. I changed mine a few weeks ago.
    https://www.victory4x4.com/category/4RUNNER.html



    3/16" steel will be plenty strong to protect your vehicle. If you have any questions about that, check out some of our Tacoma rock crawling videos (similar skid design)



    Let me know if you have any questions!

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    Does your system fit the factory TRD plate?

    Bought a baja hoop off jcr in 2006 for a wrangler my father still has it on his and looks great
     
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  13. Mar 6, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    It looks to me like it would work with our mid and transfer case skids but you would have a gap between your front control arms because the TRD skid only goes to the front of the control arms.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    do your skids work with KDSS?
     
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    +1 for RCI

    Ran them on my Tundra, werkd gud. Great pricing.

    They have a door for oil filter change and a hole for draining the pan.
     
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    The KDSS sway bar is the only issue, it looks like our front skid will clear that but we are getting a KDSS truck in soon to verify.
     
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  17. Mar 7, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    Since you’re here.
    Does the front work with a ARB Summit bumper?
     
  18. Mar 7, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    As long as it doesn't interfere with this crossmember where our skid mounts. If you had a picture like this under your bumper I could give you a better answer.

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    Please post up and let us know.

    Thanks
     
  20. Mar 21, 2019 at 3:15 PM
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    I ended up with a full set of Bud Built skids and sliders. Now I just have to settle on the lift. I will mount everything up and take some detailed pics when they get here.
     
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