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Well after seeing this was in much need of an update I decided to throw together this skid plate comparison!

Click here to read the original full thread: https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/4x4-off-road-tech/15359-complete-skid-plates-comparison.html


Below are all the currently available skid plates and armor protection for our FJ Cruisers. Please check with manufacturers and vendors for latest pricing and availability as they are frequently subject to change.

Click on manufacturer name to go to their website. Feel free to post discussions in this thread about skid plates, ask questions, post your own photos, etc. Enjoy!


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ARB

Skid Plate Options & Price:

Front & Transmission Skid Plates - $441
Rock Slider Skid Plates - $154

Construction: Pressed and Folded 3mm Steel

Finish: ???

Notes: Skid plates also compatible with 2010+ Toyota 4Runners and Toyota Prado 120 & 150 Series. The rock slider skids mount to the bottom side of ARB's rock sliders (part #4420100 ).


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ASFIR 4x4

Skid Plate Options & Price:

Front Skid (07 - 09) - $244.02 - 11.5 kg
Front Skid (10 - 14) - $291.03 - 12 kg
Gear Skid (07 - 09) - $132.60 - 5.5 kg
Gear Skid (10 - 14) - $129.60 - 5 kg
Fuel/Transfer Skid - $374.70 - 20 kg
Exhaust Skid - $126.70 - 2 kg
Rear Diff skid - $173.55 - 5 kg

Construction: 1/4" 5052 aluminum

Finish: unfinished

Notes: Unsure on the skid plate finish or weights and their website is pretty confusing as there are random compatibility dates thrown around (like 06-09, 10-11, 06-12, 11-12, etc.) so I just tried to make my best guess as to what they really meant. Since they are out of the US their shipping rates are pretty high as well.


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Boz Tec

Skid Plate Options, Price, & Weight:

Rear Diff Skid Plate - $386 - ??? lbs

Construction: "Built from 1/4" steel, welded inside and out with a 3/4" steel cradle. Two saddle connections are form fitted to the axle tubes, secured with 1/2" U bolts and protect the axle housing out to the spring buckets providing optimal coverage of the rear differential and e-locker as well."

Finish: primer powder coat

Notes: For FJ, Tacoma, or 4Runners


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BudBuilt

Skid Plate Options, Price, & Weight:

Front Skid - $289 - 31 lbs
Mid Skid - $249 - 45 lbs
T-Case Skid - $229 - 43 lbs
Crossmember - $149 - 15 lbs

4-Piece Combo (All 4 Above in Regular or Light Options) - $725

Gas Tank Skid - $239 - 45 lbs
Beefy Gas Tank Skid - $379 - 62 lbs

5-Piece Combo (4-Piece combo + gas tank skid) - $900
5-Piece Combo w/ Beefy Gas Tank Skid (In regular or Lite Options) - $1,050

Rear Diff Skid - $298 ($50 discount if purchased with combo) - 22 lbs

Front Skid for Rough Country 6" Lifts - $300 - 31 lbs
Mid Skid for Rough Country 6" Lifts - $300 - 45 lbs

Stock Bumper Filler Plate - $140 - 25 lbs
ARB Bumper Filler Plate - $150 - 25 lbs
Warrior Bumper Filler Plate - $150 - 25 lbs
Expedition One Bumper Filler Plate - $170 - 25 lbs

Construction: Steel 3/16", Light Steel 1/8", Aluminum 1/4", Stainless Steel 3/16"

Finish: Unfinished, Powdercoat (any color) on 4-Piece Combo +$293, Powdercoat (any color) on 5-Piece Combo +$346, Powdercoat (any color) on 5-Piece Combo w/ Beefy Gas Skid +$384

Notes: Many, many options to choose from. I suggest checking out the website.


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FJ Toyman Off Road

Skid Options & Price:

Rear Shock Lower Mount Skids - $125 ($150 for King Shock Guards)
Bolt Bumpers - $17.50

Construction: Steel skids and bolt bumpers are 316 stainless steel

Finish: Powdercoated (Metallic Blue only option for King Shock Skids)


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Icon Vehicle Dynamics

Skid Options, Price, weight, build, finish:

Lower Control Arm Skids - $173.20 - 15 lbs - 3/16" laser cut steel - powdercoated black

Rear Lower Shock Mount Shin Guard - $131.20 - 5 lbs - 12 Gauge 304 Stainless Steel - unfinished


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Outpost Offroad (OPOR) - Visit MetalTech4x4.com

Skid Options &Price:

Lower Link Front Mount Skid - $69.96

Construction: 3/16" steel

Finish: unfinished

Notes: 100% Bolt on but front tail can be welded to frame for maximum strength


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RCI Off Road

Skid Options, Price, Weight:

Front Skid Plate - $220 - 35 lbs (steel) or 18 lbs (aluminum)
Transmission Skid Plate - $165 - 28 lbs (steel) or 14 lbs (aluminum)
Transfer Case Skid Plate - $235 - 33 lbs (steel) or 22 lbs (aluminum)
Fuel Tank Skid Plate - $195 - 30 lbs (steel) or 20 lbs (aluminum)
Lower Control Arm Skids - $115 - 16 lbs (steel) or 8 lbs (aluminum)
Rear Differential Skid - $295 - 18 lbs (steel)
Lower Link Front Skids - $130 - 8 lbs (steel)
2010+ OEM Bumper Filler Plate - $65 - 4 lbs (steel)
TRD Integration Plate - $200 - 10 lbs (aluminum)

Construction: 3/16" Steel or 1/4" 5052 Aluminum

Finish: Unfinished or Black Satin Powdercoat

Notes: Filler Plate for OEM Bumper only for 2010+ FJs and the TRD Integration Plate is basically a Transmission Skid Plate but cut in such a way so owners can utilize their TRD skid plate like what came on the Trail Teams Ultimate Edition or TRD Pro vehicles.


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RESZ Fab

Skid Options & Price:

Front Heavy Duty Skid Plate 07-09 FJs: $349.95
Front Heavy Duty Skid Plate 10+ FJs: 389.95

Construction:

Replaces 2 front factory skid plates
CNC laser cut and formed out of 3/16″ steel
Heavily braced to take a beating on the rocks
6 recessed mounting points
No exposed bolt heads
2010+ comes with removable panel for easy access to oil filter

Finish: Bare Metal Only

Notes: New Run This Fall!


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Ricochet Off-Road

Skid Options & Price:

Heavy Duty Front Bash Plate & Engine Skid - $389
Transmission Skid Plate - $129
Transfer Case Skid Plate - $109
Fuel Tank Skid Plate - $249
Lower Control Arm Skids - $129
Cross Member - $99
Cat Tube Rock Blocks - $29

Combo w/ Everything Above + Free Gift - $995

Expedition One Bumper Filler Plate - $60
ARB Bumper Filler Plate - $99
Rear Bumper Skid Plate - $99

Construction: 1/4" 5052 H-32 Aluminum

Finish: Natural Aluminum Finish or Anodized Black, Red, Blue, Orange, Gold, Gun Metal, or Natural Brushed

Notes: Anodization can be done to all skid plates or when in a combo kit can be selected for only the front bash plate and lower control arm skids or all skids.


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ShrockWorks

Skid Options, Price, & Weight:

Engine Skid - $309 - 42 lbs
Transmission Skid Plate - $299 - 28 lbs
Transfer Case Skid Plate - $279 - 29 lbs
Fuel Tank Skid Plate - $349 - 56 lbs
Cross Member - $50 - ??? lbs

Package of 5 - $1,161 (bare) or $1,321 (black powder coat)

Construction: 3/16" Steel

Finish: bare steel or black powder coat

Notes: $75 in savings when 5-piece combo package is purchased


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Skid Mark 4x4

Skid Options, Price, & Weight:

Hitch Skid Plate - $154.95 - 16 lbs

Package of 5 - $1,161 (bare) or $1,321 (black powder coat)

Construction: 1/4" Steel

Finish: unpainted or powdercoated red or black (+$10)

Notes: Fits in 2x2" hitch receivers.


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Total Chaos

Skid Options, Price, & Weight:

OEM Lower Control Arm Skids - $131.30
Long Travel LCA +2" Skids - $117.64
Long Travel LCA +3.5" Skids - $117.64
Lower Link Front Mount Skids - $105.03

Construction: Steel

Finish: Unfinished

Notes: Long Travel lower control arm +2" and +3.5" skids only compatible with Total Chaos long travel LCAs. Lower Link Mount Skids only compatible with OEM or Total Chaos lower links.


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Toyota/TRD

Skid Options & Price:

Front TRD Skid Plate - $275

Construction: 1/4" Aluminum

Finish: Powdercoated Silver

Notes: Only compatible with 2010+ FJ Cruisers. Integrated TRD logo. See RCI Off Road Skid Plates for compatible skid plate system that integrates this TRD skid plate


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Trail-Gear

Skid Options, Price, & Construction:

Front Bumper Skid - $109.43 - 3/16" Steel
Transfer Case Skid - $219.96 - 3/16" Steel and 1.5" .120 steel tubing
Rear Diff Skid - $43.11 - 1/4" A36 Steel

Finish: Unfinished

Notes: Front bumper skid only works on Trail-Gear Front Bumpers but is designed to fit with the addition of Line-X or Rhino Liner bed liners. Rear Diff skid requires being welded on.


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Trailworx Fabrication - Visit RedDirtOffroad.com

Skid Options & Price:

Lower Link Front Mount Armor - $175

Construction: Steel

Finish: Unfinished

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Good job.
 

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"BozTec Rear Diff Skid Plate – Update!
Friday, May 12, 2017

Attention BozTec fans! Effective immediately, production of our BozTec rear differential skid plate will pause unitl further notice. *Check back for any updates . We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Get out and wheel!"
 

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So, what's the deal with the TRD skid being '10+ ...?

Is it the bolt pattern or something else in the way?
They are a different bolt pattern. That's why you have to specify which year when you go to websites like RCI or Budbuilt.
 

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Thank you for taking the time to put such a complete post together - much appreciated!

I was looking to add the Ricochet products to my 2014, but...have a ToyTec 3" lift with a 1" Diff Drop.
The folks at Ricochet say that their skids will not fit because of it.

Has anyone had fitment luck of under body armor with a front differential being lowered?

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Thanks Hayden, a full set will be my next big purchase to be trail ready. This info will be very helpful.
Hopefully some members will post which brand they went with and the pro's and con's of each.
 

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Looks like All-Pro has said goodbye not only to the FJ Cruiser bumpers but also now the skid plates. Posting these here for documentation purposes.


All-Pro Offroad

Availability: Out of production

Skid Plate Options, Price, & Weight:

Front IFS Skid Plate - $269 - 54 lbs
Transmission Skid Plate - $99 - 12 lbs
Transfer Case Skid Plate - $389 - 42 lbs
Lower Link Front Mount Skids - $129 - 7 lbs
Lower Link Rear Mount Skids - $99 - 5 lbs

Construction: Steel (Aluminum Available for Front IFS Skid Plate +$90)

Finish: Black powdercoat available (Standard on Link Mount Skids, +$30 for Transmission Skid, +$50 each for Front and Transfer Case Skids)

Notes: Transmission Skid requires Front IFS Skid Plate



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