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Toyota Tacoma Front Skid Plate (1995-2004)
Product Code TA-0002
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Our first gen Toyota Tacoma Front Skid Plate is much stronger than the flimsy factory "skid plate" it replaces and protects your radiator while providing easy access to your engine oil filter.
- Material: Made of 3/16 inch thick steel
- Finish: Semi-Gloss Black Powder Coat
- Hardware: No additional hardware needed
- Shipping Weight: 45 lbs
- Origin: Made in USA
- Installation Instructions
Our Toyota Tacoma Front Skid Plate is much stronger than the flimsy factory "skid plate" it replaces and protects your radiator while providing easy access to your engine oil filter. Since you don't need to remove the skid plate, your oil changes will be easier than they were originally! This skid plate is made from laser-cut 3/16" thick steel that is CNC folded for consistent quality and fit. Then it's finished in an environmentally-friendly, and durable, black powder coating. It mounts solidly to the truck's frame and is specially designed for easy bolt-up installation with no drilling. It can be installed by itself or with any of our other skid plates.
Compare our skid plate to your factory part. There's really no comparison! Our Toyota Tacoma Front Skid Plate provides you with the real offroad protection and durability you need when you take your Toyota Tacoma truck offroad. You can't buy a better skid plate!
For those of you with a suspension lift, this skid plate can be installed with a 1" differential drop. However, you will need to provide your own spacers and longer bolts. Larger differential drops won't work properly.
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
1. SFK Manufacturing, LLC (“SFK”) warrants all Skid Row Offroad (SRO) products sold by SFK or purchased from an authorized SRO dealer to be free of defects in material and/or workmanship for life of the vehicle after the initial purchase, for the original purchaser.
2. The determination of whether a product is defective shall be made by SFK in its sole and exclusive discretion.
3. If SFK determines that a product is defective and that this warranty applies, SFK’s only responsibility shall be limited to repair or replacement of the defective product. SFK will not be responsible for any costs, losses, or damages incurred as a result of loss of use of product.
4. This warranty is subject to the following limitations and restrictions in addition to any imposed by virtue of applicable law.
a. This warranty applies only to SRO products purchased from an authorized SRO dealer and is valid for the original purchaser only.
b. Any product which the original purchaser claims is defective must be returned to SFK for warranty inspection and must be accompanied by the original purchase receipt and/or invoice from an authorized SRO dealer. The invoice or receipt must clearly identify the authorized dealer.
c. All products returned to SFK for warranty inspection must receive prior return authorization from SFK, which can be provided by phone. For authorization call (717) 701-8315.
d. Before removing any SRO part to return for inspection, the original purchaser must photograph the part showing its proper installation on the vehicle. The original purchaser must send any photograph to SFK with the claimed defective part.
e. This warranty specifically excludes:
i. Damage caused by misuse, abuse, or neglect.
ii. Damage caused by improper installation or mounting.
iii. Damage caused by anything other than defects in materials and workmanship.
iv. Normal wear and tear.
v. Rusting and cosmetic damage to SRO part.
vi. All consequential and incidental damages, including but not limited to, shipping costs.
vii. Impact damage is not covered by warranty. Skid plates are meant to prevent damage to more important components and are not impervious to damage themselves.
5. Warranty is void if any modification, change, or alteration has been made to the product that is not specifically instructed and approved in writing by SFK.
All warranties implied by state law, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby limited to the duration of the written warranty. Any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose is limited to only those uses instructed by SFK Manufacturing, LLC With the exception of any warranties implied by state law as hereby limited, the foregoing express limited warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties, guarantees, agreements, and similar obligations of the manufacturer or seller express or implied. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, which vary, from state to state.
Since 1999 Skid Row has been providing the offroad community with top quality skid plates and innovative accessories, such as our Top Props. Proudly made in South Central Pennsylvania, we are still a very small, employee-owned, company and we remain dedicated to manufacturing here in the United States as we know it benefits our country and our local community.
By buying Made in USA products 100% of your money goes to supporting businesses right here in the United States. When you purchase products that are made overseas, only a percentage of that money stays here. Why is that important? It’s because that money gets used to pay employees, such as yourself, who use it to provide for their families and to support their communities. When there’s less money to go around, that cycle becomes more and more difficult.
When you purchase products from Skid Row, you are actually supporting several other small, local companies here in South Central Pennsylvania as well. For example, we don’t manufacture custom boxes, so we have another local company make them for us. We also do not have the facilities to electroplate our parts. So yet another local company does that for us. There are over a dozen companies that we work with, and that you help support, when you purchase our products. In addition, we also support our local offroad parks that provide you, our customers, with fun, interesting, and legal places to play offroad.
When you Buy American you support our country’s economy in more ways than you may realize. American manufacturing companies rely on consumers, both here and abroad, buying American-made products. Yes, we do live in a global economy, but there needs to be balance, and we all know that isn’t the case at this time. Making the effort to buy products that are Made in USA really does help.
So, please, do a little research before you buy. If the part you’re looking at isn’t specifically labelled as Made in USA, it probably isn’t. Yes, you may end up paying a little more, but odds are that you’ll also be getting a better quality product instead of a cheap, knock-off..... and that usually means you’ll be spending less in the long run.
We are committed to making quality products here in the United States that let you enjoy your vehicle more whether it’s on the street or on a trail. We share your passion and always enjoy seeing our customers out having fun with our products. Please stop us to say Hello if you see us out wheeling our Jeeps. We'd love to meet you. Happy trails!
Skid Row Offroad™ products are powder coated to provide a durable, long lasting, and environmentally friendly finish!
|We know that many people are curious about why we use powder coating instead of paint. Here's why...|
|As an environmentally conscious company there are several advantages that powder coating has over conventional liquid (paint) coatings.
Our Powder Coating Process
In order to provide the best quality, longest lasting finish possible, our products go through a multi-stage coating process that is literally state-of-the-art!
Removing Rust and Scale
For the powder to properly adhere to the steel substrate, the steel must be completely free of contaminants such as oil, rust, weld scale, and mill scale. These contaminants must be thoroughly removed or the finish will not stick to the part for long. Cast steel shot or steel grit is used to clean and prepare the surface before coating. The blasting media is recycled during the process and helps the environment by producing less landfill.
After the part is free of rust and scale, it is pre-treated with an alkaline cleaner to remove oil and/or foreign materials. Once it is through the cleaning stage, the part is rinsed to remove any excess cleaner. An iron phosphate stage comes next and is used to etch the steel and apply a layer of crystals on the surface of the material. This is done to provide excellent adhesion. After the iron phosphate, the part is rinsed and dried. The pretreatment stage is an often neglected part of the coating process that some manufacturers think is unnecessary. However, to achieve optimal rust prevention and years of rust-free use it is absolutely necessary.
Some Skid Row Offroad products, such as our bumpers and mirror brackets, are treated with a special primer to maximize product life. This primer is a zinc-rich epoxy coating that ensures a long lasting finish. The zinc prevents further rusting if the finish is scratched all the way down to the base material.
Our parts are loaded onto a conveyor system and slowly pass through automatic spray guns that apply a mist of fine, electrically-charged, powder all over the product. Inside corners and other areas that are hard to reach are manually sprayed with powder for complete coverage. Powder that does not stick to the parts is recaptured by a powder re-collection system. The entire process of powder coating is environmentally friendly.
Once the parts are thoroughly and evenly covered with powder, they enter large, high-powered ovens to cure. The parts take approximately 15 minutes to pass through the ovens. With temperatures of about 400 degrees Fahrenheit, the powder is completely cured when the parts come through the other end. They are then allowed to air cool before being unloaded from the conveyor line to be packaged.
|Here are some answers to questions we hear often....|
Q: What is Powder coating?
A: Powder coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to a wide range of materials and products that are used by both industries and consumers. The powder used for the process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is sprayed onto a surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until heated and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high-quality, and attractive finish.
Q: Is it Environmentally Friendly??
A: Powder coating is a much more environmentally friendly process than wet paint systems or plating. Industrial painting uses harmful solvents and sometimes even poisonous ingredients. Industrial chrome processes use heavy metals that find their way into water supplies. Powder coating uses neither harmful solvents or heavy metals even VOC emission problems are eliminated.
Q: Is Powder Coating Durable?
A: Powder Coatings resist cracking and peeling and are extremely abrasion, corrosion and chemical resistant. The performance characteristics of powder coating match or exceed the characteristics achieved from conventional solvent-based coatings.
Q: Is Powder Coating better than liquid paint?
A: Yes, powder coating is thicker 3-4 mils and paint is typically 1-2 mils. The thickness of the powder coating makes powder coating more resistant to scratches and nicks. Powder coating is versatile and can be used on springs without cracking the coating. You can't do that with paint!
Q: Why Powder Coat?
A: Quality Powder coating is cost effective and superior to most liquid coatings for: Chip Resistance, Corrosion Resistance, Chemical Resistance, Abrasion Resistance, Impact Resistance, Ultraviolet Resistance, Adhesion, All Weather Durability