Tacoma Transmission & Catalytic Converter Skid Plate | 2nd & 3rd Gen (05-23)

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  • Tacoma Transmission & Catalytic Converter Skid Plate | 2nd & 3rd Gen (05-23)
  • Tacoma Transmission & Catalytic Converter Skid Plate | 2nd & 3rd Gen (05-23)
  • Tacoma Transmission & Catalytic Converter Skid Plate | 2nd & 3rd Gen (05-23)
  • Tacoma Transmission & Catalytic Converter Skid Plate | 2nd & 3rd Gen (05-23)



Code: VT23SD-TRN

Weight: 32 lbs (steel) | 18 (aluminum) (lbs)

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    The Victory 4x4 Mid Skid is designed to protect your truck in serious rock crawling.

    • CNC cut and formed from 3/16" steel or 1/4" aluminum (mounting brackets will be steel on aluminum option)
    • Frame mounted
    • Does not fit 2wd models
    • Hardware Included
    • Made in the USA

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14 Questions asked on Tacoma Transmission & Catalytic Converter Skid Plate | 2nd & 3rd Gen (05-23)

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Q Ian Morse • 05/05/2020, 12:45:04 PM How much does the aluminum plate weight? And how durable is it compared to the steel
A 05/05/2020, 3:07:07 PM Around 18 lbs. Steel is the strongest option.
Q Craig • 05/09/2020, 1:38:39 AM Is this compatible with my stock front skid plate?
A 05/11/2020, 2:36:52 PM No, it is designed to work with our front skid.
Q David • 05/22/2020, 0:43:29 AM Will the skid plates work with 2wd as well ?
A 05/27/2020, 3:57:49 PM We have not tested that.
Q Christopher Schafer • 12/04/2020, 10:48:29 PM Will the front skid plate work with a front diff drop kit I have installed on my 2016 Tacoma?
A 12/09/2020, 4:56:08 PM You may have to space the front of our skid down slightly as well, but it will fit.
Q Matt • 02/03/2021, 9:08:06 AM Do the mid and transfer case skids fit manual transmission trucks? Specifically 3rd gen in my case
A 02/08/2021, 11:48:56 AM Yes.
Q Bryan • 02/10/2021, 1:18:31 AM I have a RCD lift kit on my toyota tacoma 2013 will this skid plate fit?
A 02/15/2021, 12:52:47 PM It will not work with a drop bracket kit.
Q jon • 05/09/2021, 1:21:09 PM Will the mid skid plate fit a 4cyl 4wd 2nd Gen?
A 05/12/2021, 2:29:21 PM We have not tested with the 4 cylinders.
Q John • 06/09/2021, 0:29:04 AM Will the mid skid work with TRD pro front skid?
A 06/11/2021, 3:00:33 PM It will not.
Q Doug • 06/21/2021, 0:11:27 AM I run a 2011 TRD Sport with @3" lift. Will all your skid plates bolt up to my under body
A 06/25/2021, 12:04:58 PM As long as your 3" lift doesn't have drop brackets, yes.
Q Matthew • 11/30/2021, 7:20:32 PM Will the mid skid prevent someone from cutting out the catalytic converters?
A 12/01/2021, 11:03:55 AM It would deter a thief but wouldn't make it impossible.
Q Alex • 04/25/2022, 9:27:38 AM Will these work with a BDS 6" lift kit? I recently ordered the front and the mid because the blue tacoma yall have is running the 6" kit and it looked like it would fit...
A 04/27/2022, 12:01:31 PM They will not.
Q Adam • 11/12/2022, 6:21:44 PM Will this fit a 2015 Tacoma TRD Sport? And will I be able to drain the oil pan without having to remove the skid plate? Thks
A 11/14/2022, 12:42:37 PM Yes it will, and yes you can.
Q Cameron • 07/01/2023, 7:27:22 AM Will this work with a second gen regular cab
A 11/21/2023, 2:22:33 PM Yes it will.
Q Todd • 12/31/2023, 10:49:03 PM Is it easy to remove? Does this skid plate provide a reasonable amount of protection from catalytic converter theft
A 01/19/2024, 11:47:08 AM This skid plate fully covers the catalytic converters. Removal would simply be the reverse of the install, which can be found here. https://youtu.be/lyE6xMu4hnI
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3.67/5 Stars out of 3 Reviews
Aluminum skid and mid plate install
(Rhode Island) | June 28th, 2023
This product is solid and well constructed. I have ordered a number of products form V4X4 and have been well pleased with everything. I went with the aluminum because I am more of an overland sand and beach guy and not a hardcore rock wheeler. These are significantly lighter but very hefty, The front skid install was easy, and I am a 64 year old arthritic gear head. The mid-plate was a bit of challenge however as the 17mm bolts that feed through the cross member that hold the front of it in place were a real pain to complete. It entails dropping a nut through a hole in the top of the cross member and then threading the button head up through the bottom, and then , screwing the nit into the bolt. The issue is, room is incredibly limited for your fingers or any other tool to reach the nut through the top of the hole to provide appropriate pressure on the nut in order to get the bolt to catch. I tried a number of times to no avail. I finally decided to reverse the bolt-nut application and dropped the bolt down through the hole exposing the threads which allowed me to to fasten it up good. I then used a grinder to cut of the end of the exposed bolt. It was interesting to note that the install video online sort of glosses over this step. Now I know why. Also I considered purchasing the transfer skid plate but after watching the install video, it appears I must remove the mid-plate in order to fasten the from of the transfer skid plate to the cross member. And there's no way I'm doing that. But overall I am well satisfied.
Note From Victory 4x4: Thanks for the feedback Joe. Yes, those bolts can be a tight squeeze. We do have some new nut plates that will make the installation easier, we'll have our tech support team reach out to you.
Heavy - fit well
(Southern California) | November 30th, 2019
The front when in perfectly and is way, way heavier duty that my tin like stock front skid plate. The mid plate was more difficult as it does not line up to the holes and the video does not go into what to do if they do not line up. I guess they have the hardware included about how to do this but they don't go into it and that left things a tad risky. I hope I did it right. As far as construction, these are extremely heavy duty, I can't imagine anything getting through them that I would encounter .
Please note: Install videos are meant to be used as a guide, and aren't always the most up to date information on product installation and improvements.
Please be sure to read the PDF installation instructions (if available) as well.

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