Fuel Tank Skid Plate | 03-24 4Runner / GX

(6 customer reviews)
Comment — Geoffrey Hayton (verified owner)



DETAILS 4runners have an extremely low hanging fuel tank, making it vulnerable to take a hit or cause you to high center on a trail. Protect your investment with RCI skids, the ultimate defense for all on and off-road hazards. Built with your…






4runners have an extremely low hanging fuel tank, making it vulnerable to take a hit or cause you to high center on a trail. Protect your investment with RCI skids, the ultimate defense for all on and off-road hazards. 

Built with your choice of laser cut 3/16” steel,  or 1/4” aluminum, this plate is custom fit to protect the fuel tank of all 4th and 5th Gen 4runners as well as GX470 and GX460 with premium quality, fit and finish. 

1/4” Aluminum- Excellent all around protection for daily driven vehicles, substantially stronger than factory skid plates, rust and corrosion resistant means they require no finish prior to installation, extremely lightweight yet strong.

Heavy Duty 3/16″ Steel- Great for those who need true heavy duty protection, perfect for use on rugged and rocky terrain. Combined with our heavy duty black powder coat finish, these provide unmatched aesthetic appearance and corrosion protection.



  • Smooth, flat surface that easily slides over obstacles
  • Black powder coat available for rust resistant, durable and high quality finish
  • Simple bolt on installation
  • All hardware and instructions provided
  • Direct bolt on addition to existing factory attachment points, no drilling


  • Material:  3/16” Steel or 1/4” 5052 Aluminum Alloy
  • Weight:  3/16” Steel- 52lbs.  Aluminum- 26lbs.
  • Finish: Heavy Duty Black Powder Coat or  Bare Metal



Fuel Tank Skid Installation Guide

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Additional information

Weight 56.00 lbs
Dimensions 52 × 19 × 5 in

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

6 reviews for Fuel Tank Skid Plate | 03-24 4Runner / GX

  1. Geoffrey Hayton (verified owner)

    Got the fuel tank skid in non-powdercoated aluminum right in time for a trip to Moab; it did great! I see now what people say about the gas tank being a low spot on the 4Runner. Lot’s of scrapes and scratches going on Fins n’ Things and Hells Revenge in my non-lifted TRD Off-Road but it worked exactly as I hoped! Even better, actually; I had expected more gouging from some research I had done on aluminum but they were pretty minor scrapes actually despite running over some pretty intense rocks. Install was pretty straight forward except for one bolt that was incredibly difficult to reach but I was able to get it in the end

  2. Dan (verified owner)

    Just got it installed. Pretty straight forward install (essentially the same as other companies). Got the aluminum version and it definitely is a big upgrade over the stock one. Should hold up well in the stuff I go through (mostly muddy rutted stuff with some smaller rocks)

  3. Conway

    Installed mine a couple years ago, this and the sliders were the first addition to my truck. Install was pretty basic, quality was great and they have both saved my a** a couple times!! Thanks RCI, finishing the rest off this week!

  4. Randal Rowland (verified owner)

    Received and installed yesterday. Agree with Peter that the hardest part was the top bolt on the front passenger side – unable to get a torque wrench on it. Also agree with Andrey that there is quite a bit of clearance but I pushed the passenger side up on the bracket (it is adjustable) and gained ground clearance – tried to match tank clearance on the drivers side which is fixed to the frame. There is a lip on the front driver side to help protect the tank but I was surprised that it wasn’t continued on the passenger half of the front. I ordered the black powder-cost steel option and it looks great. Installed by myself with the help of my floor jack.

  5. Andrey (verified owner)

    It looks pretty sturdy, easy to mount (well it’s hard to get to some bolts, that does not count though).
    I’ve got aluminum option, the weight of the skid is just 4 pounds over the stock skid, but looks a lot more sturdy than the stock one.
    The only feedback I’d have, amount of clearance between the tank and the skid looks like an overkill, i ended up with over an inch of it. Seems like it waste of overall road clearance. I would definitely claim a half an inch back towards my road clearance.

  6. Peter (verified owner)

    I just installed these on my 4R over the weekend and it was a super easy process.
    The hardest part was probably the top passenger side bolt that is in an odd position and in a bit tight area. Overall I am really pleased with the RCI gas tank skid and would recommend this to anyone.

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