Engine Skid Plate | 05-23 Tacoma

(8 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 


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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

8 reviews for Engine Skid Plate | 05-23 Tacoma

  1. Josh Gambrel (verified owner)

    This skid looks bombproof. It took about an hour to install. Here’s my video:

  2. Josh (verified owner)

    Looks great and is super easy to install

  3. Robert G. Ramsden

    Simply awesome products. I have the front skid plate and transmission skid plate mounted on my 2019 Tacoma TRD Off-Road. Transfer case skid plate is next. Great company. Pleasure to do business with these folks!

  4. Brent (verified owner)

    This is the best thing I’ve done to my taco! Went off-roading and one of my tires slid off a rock and dropped the truck about a foot on the rock, saved my taco! Thank you RCI

  5. Jeffrey Adams (verified owner)

    I ordered on a Friday and got it the next Tuesday with no damage.
    Fit was perfect and it replaced the 2 thin factory plates. It is very well built and sturdy.
    Install took less then an hour but you will need someone to help hold it up until you get a few bolts in it. 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. Daniel Hill

    Excellent product, and great customer service!

  8. 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:

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