- Offers excellent protection for your front differential and oil pan.
- Designed for 2005 – 2015 4WD Access Cab and Double Cab Toyota Tacoma trucks; does not fit 2WD models.
- Direct bolt-on installation; no drilling required.
- Choose between steel or aluminum construction; bare material or black-powder-coat finish.
- High-quality materials ensure impeccable strength.
- Not compatible with 4″+ lift kits (Does work with all 1-3″ coilover lift kits such as Toytec Boss)
Whether you’re new to the offroad scene or a full-blown veteran, common sense tells us that you should always use precaution. Damage can occur when you least expect it and the bill can run into the thousands. This may sound intimidating but don’t fret, as we offer a variety of products that will give your vehicle the protection needed to overcome anything thrown its way. First and foremost, we recommend protecting the front underside of your vehicle since it has a high risk of being exposed to deep ruts, jagged rocks, and only the good Lord knows what else.
Protect your investment with RCI Offroad's Tacoma Front Skid Plate. Built with your choice of 3/16” CNC cut steel or 1/4” water jet aluminum, this RCI Skid Plate is custom made to protect the front of your 2nd generation (2005 -2015) Tacoma with premium quality, fit, and finish. Its innovative design will provide excellent protection for your two front cross-members, front differential, and your oil pan! Installation is a breeze and can be completed within 30-45 minutes.
RCI Metalworks, or more commonly known as RCI Offroad, is a manufacturing firm out of Loveland Colorado that maintains a core focus on designing overland and offroad automotive accessories that maintain the highest levels of quality. Every RCI Offroad Front Skid Plate for the 2nd Gen Tacoma is manufactured with American craftsmanship, American Steel, and the highest quality aluminum available. RCI Offroad is dedicated to ensuring every RCI product serves the customer as intended whether put through the rigors of Moab or in your local mall parking lot.
Truck Brigade is proud to be a leading authorized retailer for RCI Offroad. We personally vet every item that we feature to ensure that our customers receive the highest level of satisfaction possible. We offer legendary free shipping, a best price guarantee, and in-house customer support to ensure that our customers are well taken care of before, during, and well after the point of purchase. Join the Brigade and embark on your next journey with RCI Offroad.
Aluminum or Steel?
Not sure of whether to choose between the 1/4” aluminum or 3/16” steel construction? Allow us to outline what might be best for your 2nd Gen Tacoma.
1/4” Aluminum- Excellent all-around protection for daily driven vehicles, substantially stronger than factory skid plates, rust and corrosion resistant means they require no finish prior to installation, extremely lightweight yet strong. Choose to receive as bare material or with a black powder-coat finish.
Heavy Duty 3/16" Steel- Great for those who need true heavy-duty protection, perfect for use on rugged and rocky terrain. Comes topped off with a heavy-duty black powder-coat finish, these provide unmatched aesthetic appearance and corrosion protection.
*Truck Brigades Tip: To truly maximize the protection of your 2nd Gen Tacoma pair this with the RCI Offroad Rear Differential Skid Plate & RCI Transmission Skid Plate. Also, be sure to check out the host of other RCI Offroad Products & Accessories such as: Bed Racks, Rock Sliders, and more! Still don't see what you are lookin for? Then be sure to check out our full selection of products & accessories for the 2nd Gen Tacoma!
- Material: 3/16” Steel or 1/4” 5052 Aluminum Alloy
- Finish: Bare material or black powder-coat
- Weight: Steel (40 lbs.) Aluminum (20 lbs.)
This is a direct bolt-on application. It will attach to existing factory points. Best of all, there is no drilling required! All necessary hardware and easy to read instructions are included to ensure a hassle-free install. If you have any further questions, please feel free to give us a call at 888-550-3028.
RCI Offroad Installation Instructions - Front Skid Plate