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First "offroad" experience in a Colorado 4x4

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by Buzzgun, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. emapples

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    Now i’ve never owned a Tundra is it a 4x4, I have owned 5 different 4 runners and 4 different Tacos and they were armored well!
     
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    It is 4x4, but I did not buy it new so the previous owner may have removed some of the shielding. Their is a shield I have to remove when I change the oil. Need to get under the truck and investigate further. Would be fantastic if I could order some instead of making it !!
     
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    Lol I am gonna crawl under the neighbors Tundra in the morning and check it out what year do you have ?
     
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    My 06 z71 has a plastic tank but it’s very thick. Has ridges on the bottom for strength. I bet it weighs more than a metal tank and not looking forward to doing a fuel pump, it is a Chevy after all and it’s inevitable!
     
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    I'll look under mine as well.
     
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    Funny, on the Tacoma forum they say it's a plastic skid plate and that they don't have much armor or skid plate protection from the factory. That's why aftermarket steel plates to replace the stock plastic plates and to provide more coverage is recommended. Even Jeep uses them from what I have read on the Jeep forums. Truth is a plastic skid plate can be as strong as a thin steel plate or aluminum.
     
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    Well I checked the wrap Toyota’s still in my fleet both have steel skids on the tanks......
     

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    I am going to check my other sons taco later today, it’s newer and I am curious if they changed from steel to plastic it’s not like Toyota to changes anything ..........it’s one of my few complaints about Yota ......just stale designs never rally stepping out of the Box (this and their refusal to bring a diesel to the U.S. market)
     
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    My 2016 Tacoma has plastic extended range fuel tanks and no skid plates. The engine has skid plates though.
     

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