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#1 ivantruckman

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:21 AM

im looking for ideas for homade skid plates, im interested in the mounting fabrication, i dont have moutains or big rocks here in michigan, i need the real life proven ( big dented skid plates) off road proven ideas, thanks to all in advance for the pics.........Ivan

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 09:02 PM

This one is mine, Will made it, I have a gen1 bumper and a sign for a skid plate, Will just put tabs on it and bolted it on. The very bottom is bolted into the hole where the stock skid plate used to bolt up at.

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This one is Woodys. He also has a road sign but he has an A bar with the homemade bumper
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I hope that helps some
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 10:51 PM

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Diamondplate steel, havent had a problem yet, and it has taken some abuse since that pic

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:16 AM

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Toyota Taco like an '05 ish stock plate mounted to some stock holes using longer bolts and conduit...

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:59 PM

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I went with pipe, because I had some extra laying around. I works pretty slick.

#6 one eye

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 11:41 PM

Other than the PS leak That looks perfect!!:) I wish I had one.

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 02:18 PM

Other than the PS leak That looks perfect!!:) I wish I had one.

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That's actually oil from my sender unit, and it only started after I changed the oil for what was probably the first time in years!! That'll teach me!

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 02:21 PM

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I like what you did with the Y-pipe! Does it run any hotter / different?

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 03:04 PM

Looks like an EA82T header, minus the uppipe onwards.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 08:39 PM

Looks like an EA82T header, minus the uppipe onwards.


Bingo. We have a winner!!

I think it is a way better setup, and the pipe itself is actually alot beefier. I haven't noticed much difference in how it runs. It may flow a little better, but I'm sure the difference is minimal.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 01:05 AM

Bingo. We have a winner!!

I think it is a way better setup, and the pipe itself is actually alot beefier. I haven't noticed much difference in how it runs. It may flow a little better, but I'm sure the difference is minimal.

It's covered in insulation... lots of it, the pipe is still the same size, but there is a insulation cover and then another pipe over it... I cut one apart once and was surprised... I do like the idea though.:clap:

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 01:14 AM

It's covered in insulation... lots of it, the pipe is still the same size, but there is a insulation cover and then another pipe over it... I cut one apart once and was surprised... I do like the idea though.:clap:


The insulation ends about 1" from each flange if it is similar to the one you cut up, and that double wall really makes it alot stronger. The only reason I even ran a skidplate was for the benefit of the oilpan. :)

And as for the flow, I think this design is tuned to flow better at higher revs. I noticed a slight difference in low end power production after install, and the only reason I can think of is the flow design for this being set up for turbo. Like I said though; the difference is very little, and only barely noticeable on the "butt dyno".

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:28 AM

so is the lower raidiator support strong enough to support a skid plate ???

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 09:45 PM

so is the lower raidiator support strong enough to support a skid plate ???


Depends how hard you are planning on hitting things!!:lol:

Seriously though, considering the bumper doesn't mount far from the core support, and that's really the only other place to mount it; yes, it should be strong enough for most applications. I would just be sure to pick some of the more structurally sound parts of the core support, and maybe use 4 mounting points rather than just 2. I would think that would work just fine, unless all heck breaks loose!




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