Engine Skid Plate | 05-Present Tacoma

(3 customer reviews)


Protect your Tacoma with an RCI Metalworks front skid plate. This plate protects and provides full coverage of the front of the vehicle including the front differential, oil pan, and radiator cross-member.



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 2005 to present Tacomas 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
  • ALL Tacoma front skid plates now come standard with oil filter access door, an essential feature if you have a 2016 or newer truck, and also maintains compatibility on 2005-2015 models
  • Smooth, flat surface that easily slides over obstacles
  • Black powder coat available for rust resistant, durable and high quality finish
  • 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

*Fits Access cab and Double cab 4×4 models only- does not fit 2wd models. 

*Current lead time: 2-3 Weeks 


Additional information

Weight 48 lbs
Dimensions 37 × 23 × 5 in

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

3 reviews for Engine Skid Plate | 05-Present Tacoma

  1. Khalid Alghussain

    Installed my RCI Off-road front skid plate on the taco and love it. I want to thank RCI for taking care of people like me that were affected by the pelfreybilt big bankruptcy mess. It was a pleasure doing business with them and I will be back for more toys. Here’s my video of the install:


  2. Daniel Hill

    Excellent product, and great customer service!

  3. Landon (verified owner)

    Best customer experience I have ever had, REALLY. I procrastinated buying a nicer front skid plate until 2 weeks before a trip to Moab with my friends and I emailed RCI asking if there was any way I could get one before the trip (typical wait time 2-3 weeks). They responded within an hour and shipped me one that was sitting in the warehouse THE SAME DAY so I could have it for my trip. I know this won’t be the case all of the time and I lucked out, but it goes to show the lengths they go through for their customers! Will be buying more products from them soon!

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