Engine Skid Plate | 10-24 4Runner / FJ / GX

(8 customer reviews)



Protect your 5th generation 4Runner from costly underbody damage with an RCI Metalworks front skid plate. An excellent addition to your vehicle or replacement for the cheap and extremely light duty OEM skid plates. An RCI skid plate is CNC cut…





Whether sliding over rocks or hitting a surprisingly deep pothole, many of your vehicles most expensive components are completely exposed below and 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 CNC Laser cut 3/16” steel or 1/4″ aluminum, this plate is custom fit to protect the front of all 5th generation 2010-present 4Runners, GX 460, and 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 without removal
  • 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 – Standard on steel skid plates
  • Utilizes Center mounting points for maximum strength whether steel or aluminum
  • Designed to accommodate ALL vehicles with OR without differential drop kits, and does so without compromise.
  • Differential cage provides unsurpassed protection, while allowing skid plate to sit tighter to vehicle than competitors
  • Installs in minutes
  • All hardware and installation instructions provided
  • Direct bolt on addition to existing factory attachment points, no drilling required

*KDSS version fits 10+ GX460 models, however the oil filter access will not be used on this vehicle

* Intended for 4×4 models 



Installation Instructions




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Additional information

Weight 47 lbs
Dimensions 37 × 23 × 5 in

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

Vehicle Model - Suspension

KDSS Equipped (Certain 4Runner and GX models only), Non-KDSS

8 reviews for Engine Skid Plate | 10-24 4Runner / FJ / GX

  1. Todd (verified owner)

    2010 4Runner Trail Edition…Everything lined right up and great coverage. I didn’t realize it replaced both of the skid plates on the front of my 2010. From pictures I thought it mounted farther forward replacing the plastic guard underneath that protects the radiator. So I am still stuck with a 12 inch plastic guard forward of the RCI skid plate with no rear mounting holes to attach it to the new skidplate. That’s my fault though for not seeking clarification. Far better then the factory plates and I no longer have to drop everything to remove the oil filter. Did come with a little wear from shipping but in this case it is a skid plate so I don’t really care. Awaiting my rock sliders hope they don’t show up scuffed.

  2. Roy (verified owner)

    Bought an aluminum front skid for my 2022 4Runner. Outstanding fit-and-finish, powdercoating is really nice and even.

  3. Michael (verified owner)

    I installed it in my driveway by myself. Very easy install everything went right in place. Looks great!

  4. jimenez6541 (verified owner)

    I ordered the engine skid plate for our 21 4Runner and could not be happier. This thing is robust and will keep our vehicle safe for many years. I previously ordered their sliders and after seeing the excellent quality of the sliders, I ordered the engine skid plate and was not disappointed. Outstanding quality and craftmanship.
    Customer for life here!

  5. Dave

    I have the steel version, and just like all the other RCI skids I have, fitment and quality are top notch. I don’t worry when I’m wheeling.

  6. Eli Baker (verified owner)

    Awesome upgrade to the factory splash guard. Fantastic quality, comes with all hardware, fit perfect. Best part is you no longer have to drop the whole thing to get at the oil filter like the factory guard. I’ll be buying the rest of the undercarriage skids.

  7. Richard N.

    Ordered the metal kdss version with powder coating. Box arrived pretty damaged. Opened the package up and a couple of the sides were bare metal from the powder coat chipping. I would say it’s the shippers fault but rci only used a sealed plastic bag to protect the skid plate. At least use some foam or use multiple boxes. Kinda sucks paying that much and already seeing damage that I didnt even do myself.

  8. Andrey

    I love the skid. Pretty sturdy, with casing for differential. It’s not much heavier comparing to stock flimsy skid, did not spot any noticeable clearance loss.
    Just a note to buyers with diff drop:
    It looks like the plate fits just fine without spacers, differential is pretty close to the skid though. It shouldn’t be an issue, since they both mounted to the frame.
    I saw some people on youtube and forums adding spacers from the diff drop kit to the middle mounts, i presume the skid should be able to bend for those spacers, i haven’t tried.
    I chose not to do that. If there are problems, it should be fairly easy to add spacer later.

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