Front Skid Plate | 4Runner (03+) & GX (03+)
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.71/5 Stars. (7 Reviews)
- CNC cut and formed from 3/16" steel or 1/4" aluminum (mounting brackets will be steel on aluminum option)
- Frame mounted
- Works with KDSS
- V8 will require removing skid to access oil filter
- Hardware Included
- Made in the USA
The Victory 4x4 Front Skid is designed to protect your truck in serious rock crawling. Removable oil filter panel and oil drain hole make oil changes easier than with the stock skids.
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Q Minh Nguyen • 04/12/2020, 0:01:15 AM Will this skid work if I have a diff drop installed?
A 04/17/2020, 6:07:22 PM You may need to drop the skid down to provide clearance. We do not offer hardware for this, however.
Q Henry • 05/16/2020, 9:16:13 PM For the 4th Gen 4Runner V8, Lexus GX 470 how do you select having an oil filter access hole? One of the pictures does not have the access panel
A 05/19/2020, 2:35:51 PM Sorry for the confusion, one of those is an old photo. All of the models have access holes now.
Q mike lee • 05/20/2020, 7:00:14 PM Is the price, ($295), for a 4th gen 4runner, for all 3 pieces shown in the picture? (Not the control arm skids - just the 3 pieces from radiator to the transmission tail.) Thank you.
A 05/27/2020, 3:57:49 PM That price is just for the engine skid. Each piece is sold separately.
Q Pono Cavaco • 05/27/2020, 11:35:25 PM If you just install the front skit plate, do you have to take the bars on both sides off?
A 06/01/2020, 10:08:59 AM Could you please e-mail us at [email protected] with some more clarification on this question please?
Q Tony Miles • 06/08/2020, 8:39:19 AM I have a diff drop kit installed on my 5th Gen 4Runner. Will this affect the installation of your skid plate system?
A 06/10/2020, 4:43:34 PM Should work fine with most. The skid can be spaced down for clearance if needed.
4.71/5 Stars out of 7 Reviews
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Brice (Denver) | November 24th, 2020
Good company, great product and I have the roof rack, skids, blitz bumper etc from Victory. Only issue is that it's not truly KDSS compatible. Have had rubbing on my KDSS suspension to the point its rubbed a bit of steel off and is close to the bushings at this point. Might have to replace the KDSS bars or bushing sooner then later due to the wearing that was occurring. Had to take it off and cut the side wings with a plasma cutter to get it to clear appropriately. Was installed to spec by professionals not a botched install. IF you do have KDSS I would cut the wings off the sides so as not to damage the truck as happened to me.
Note From Victory 4x4: Thanks for the review! These skids have been revised slightly for more KDSS clearance.
Bradley (TX) | October 10th, 2020
I was originally trying to hold out for BudBuilt's GX460 skids, but got impatience and purchased a full set of Victory skids for my GX460. Unfortunately, after install learned that the front skid was not going to be compatible with the Ironman Classic bumper and I'll have to fab some custom brackets to get my bumper all put back together and working w/ the skids. The bigger issue though is that while the website states these are compatible with KDSS, it appears that is not actually the case for the GX460. After install and basic freeway and in-town driving I noticed there is contact being made between the front skid and the kdss system. I've confirmed with another person as well that they had to cut the front skid to allow for more clearance for the kdss. Pretty disappointing... Be prepared for some frustration and not a direct bolt up on a GX460
Note From Victory 4x4: We apologize for the issues with your KDSS. We have made some incremental changes to these skids so they fit a wider variety of use cases as well as having some more flexibility with KDSS.
Matthew Nash (Virginia) | September 24th, 2020
I called a few weeks after I place my order and they stated they lost it but would get it right out to me. I then called two weeks later and spoke to the President who advised they said production had not begun and the production times are listed on the website. By the way they based on the times advertised I should have received my product twice. I called back and canceled my order. I ordered an RCI and received it within 5 days perfect condition. I don’t recommend working with this company. The President never followed up with me as well.
Drew (West Virginia) | August 16th, 2020
Steel powder coated version - great welds, thick and tough. Product looks well made. There are no instructions for installation. Videos on website not helpful since I’m not installing a prototype or full system. Bad experience with install means I’m changing to another company for other products. Victory is cranking out products no doubt, but once it leaves the factory, you’re on your own.
Charles Conarroe (Virginia) | July 9th, 2020
This skid is beautiful! I bought mine in aluminum for some weight saving and when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised by how robust it felt for being so light compared to steel. I have no doubt this thing will take all the abuse I can put it through just fine, save maybe a direct sharp boulder slam. It also installed in 15 minutes!!! I had prepped the vehicle that morning by removing the OEM skids and braces as instructed in the newer install video. Once FEDEX dropped it off, I went into a 15 minute break (working from home) and had it all buttoned up at 15m40s. I used a jack to hold it against the chassis, slid those weird rear crossmember "washers" into place and it was done easily. Thanks for making yet another great product guys!! Mid armor amd rack are next on my list! Take care.
Gabriel (New Mexico) | May 30th, 2020
I got a coated steel front and mid skid for my ‘19 runner.. the build quality is top notch and I’m very satisfied with the whole experience. Total piece of mind with the level of protection they provide. Also access to the oil drain and filter was a piece of cake!
John Pitt (North Carolina) | February 22nd, 2020
Met there guys at Overland Expo East in 2019 and really like what they are building. Needed to replace my son's OEM front skid on 2005 4Runner. Looked at a few and was very pleased with the quality of Victory. The price was fantastic , the craftsmanship is outstanding and the customer service even better. Would highly recommend Victory for all you 4Runner mods! Now it is time to work on my 2014 4Runner Trail Edition with front and rear bumpers form Victory!
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