Engine Skid Plate | 03-09 4Runner / GX 470 / FJ Cruiser

(4 customer reviews)



Protect your SUV from costly underbody damage with an RCI Metalworks front skid plate. An excellent addition or replacement for the cheap and light duty OEM skid plates. CNC cut and brake bent from 3/16″ steel plate.





Underbody damage is costly. Protect your investment with RCI skids, the ultimate defense for all on and off-road hazards.

Built with your choice of 3/16” cnc cut steel  or 1/4” laser cut aluminum, this plate is custom fit to protect the front of all 4th generation 2003-2009 4Runner, GX 470,  and 07-09 FJ Cruiser with premium quality, fit and finish. 



  • Protects front two cross-members, low hanging front differential, and oil pan
  • Service openings for easy service and oil changes ( V8 model will require removal for access to oil filter )
  • Reinforced edges between cross-members for maximum strength and rigidity
  • Bolt protector rings surround exposed bolts, shielding against physical damage
  • Smooth, flat surface that easily slides over obstacles
  • Black powder coat available for rust resistant, durable and high quality finish
  • Installs in minutes
  • All hardware and installation instructions provided
  • Direct bolt on addition to existing factory attachment points, no drilling required
  • Also fits 2003-2009 NON-KDSS equipped Lexus GX 470


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Additional information

Weight 46 lbs
Dimensions 37 × 24 × 5 in

3/16" Steel – Black Powdercoat, 1/4" 5052 Aluminum – Raw Metal, 1/4" 5052 Aluminum – Black Powder Coat

4 reviews for Engine Skid Plate | 03-09 4Runner / GX 470 / FJ Cruiser

  1. Roger (verified owner)

    Just a quick note to say your bare alum. Skid plate for Gen 4 4Runner’s was an easy install and solved the V8 oil filter access issue and convenient cutout for easy access to the fumoto oil drain. Thank you for a great, well engineered product.

  2. JONAS (verified owner)

    Ordered the black steel. High quality and beefy! Just make sure to put the nylon washers in between the skid plate and the frame at the most rear bolts.

  3. Andrew Olson (verified owner)

    After trying several other companies/skid plates, this was by far the best. It actually bolts on to factory mounts and took me about 30 minutes to install. This is a fantastic product and I will be buying more of RCI stuff. Also, called tech support for a quick question and the guys helped me right away and was super nice. Well done RCI!

  4. Shaun (verified owner)

    I have been looking to upgrade my factory skids on my 2004 V8 for a while and, after looking around, I decided on the raw aluminum engine skid and could not be more happy with my choice. I wanted to stay away from steel as our vehicle is not a rock basher and loved that these came in a quality aluminum option. This is light weight with excellent craftsmanship plus quality hardware. It was an easy swap that can be done in a few moments in the driveway. Not to mention, the raw aluminum looks pretty sharp! This is a solid investment and information from the company was always quick and reliable.

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