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Old 01-28-2014, 04:55 PM   #11
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Heck yeah! Dont tease!
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:59 PM   #12
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Looks like the trans plate blocks access to oil drain plug on ecoboost?

My stupid foam cover fell off today so might be interested in one of these.
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i know it's one of the old design, but got your basic front skid mounted today - went on super easy (maybe 15 minutes, including time to take stock EPAS skid off). Great product, fit was perfect and shipping was super fast.... will definitely consider add'l RCI armor if I do more offroading in this rig

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Looks like the trans plate blocks access to oil drain plug on ecoboost?

My stupid foam cover fell off today so might be interested in one of these.
There is now a bolt on cover over the oil drain plug, this allowed us to make the oil drain opening larger so it works better with both the 5.0L AND ecoboost oil drain designs, without leaving a gigantic exposed opening in the plate.

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Oh and thanks for posting those pics CowPig, glad it worked well for you, looks great!
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Love the plates. Is there any functional reason for the four round holes in the front skid plate?
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Oh and thanks for posting those pics CowPig, glad it worked well for you, looks great!
heck yeah, you must've shipped it within 30 seconds of getting payment

this thing is so beefy i have an overwhelming urge to start shooting at my truck feels like it's a tank now
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heck yeah, you must've shipped it within 30 seconds of getting payment

this thing is so beefy i have an overwhelming urge to start shooting at my truck feels like it's a tank now
Haha good to hear! Just keep to the pistol calibers and you won't have a problem

not saying I've tried or anything......
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Love the plates. Is there any functional reason for the four round holes in the front skid plate?
I was wondering the same thing. I have the gen1 front plates withe the holes. Gen2 only has one square-ish one.
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The four holes on the front provide cooling to the power steering unit and front differential. They aren't mandatory by any means but in my opinion they are potentially beneficial and look nice.

As for the the holes on the bottom of the skid plates on the previous generation of skids, those were there for drainage of rocks, mud, water etc. Guys buying our Toyota products didn't want the holes (worried they would catch on rocks offroad) so we carried that over to all of our products to simplify things. In all reality neither option is better than the other, they both have small pros and cons so it is just personal preference.

I realize that our F150 customers typically are buying these as everyday protection on newer trucks and not using the truck for rock crawling, so our main focus has been to provide a heavy duty product that also allows everyday necessities like oil changes to be done with ease.
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The four holes on the front provide cooling to the power steering unit and front differential. They aren't mandatory by any means but in my opinion they are potentially beneficial and look nice. As for the the holes on the bottom of the skid plates on the previous generation of skids, those were there for drainage of rocks, mud, water etc. Guys buying our Toyota products didn't want the holes (worried they would catch on rocks offroad) so we carried that over to all of our products to simplify things. In all reality neither option is better than the other, they both have small pros and cons so it is just personal preference. I realize that our F150 customers typically are buying these as everyday protection on newer trucks and not using the truck for rock crawling, so our main focus has been to provide a heavy duty product that also allows everyday necessities like oil changes to be done with ease.
I wish I'd have gotten gen2. I find I get ice build up n the holes and the bottom of the plate. I'll post a pic next time.
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