Engine Skid Plate | 96-02 4Runner / 95-04 Tacoma

(4 customer reviews)
Comment — Riley Waldie (verified owner)

Original price was: $324.00.Current price is: $275.40.


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

Built with 3/16” laser cut steel, this plate is custom fit to protect the engine and front suspension crossmembers of 3rd generation 1996-2002 4Runners / 1st generation 95-04 Tacomas with premium quality, fit and finish. 




  • Protects front two cross-members, low hanging front differential, radiator, 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
  • Installs in minutes
  • All hardware and installation instructions provided
  • Direct bolt on addition to existing factory attachment points, no drilling required

*Also Fits 95-04 4×4 Tacoma (excluding regular cab



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Additional information

Weight 46 lbs
Dimensions 37 × 23 × 5 in

3/16in Steel / Black Powder Coat

4 reviews for Engine Skid Plate | 96-02 4Runner / 95-04 Tacoma

  1. Austin (verified owner)

    Great looking and functioning skid plate. Super well made and solid. I have had it on my 4Runner for 2 years now and is awesome. The 2 downsides/Issues I faced were the front lip, and the hardware provided. The front lip that wraps around the subframe makes it impossible to take on and off without removing my bumper. I ended up cutting the lip off because it was such a pain if I ever needed to remove it. Second, the supplied hardware is a joke and super weak. I had to go buy all my own bolts because a couple of the the supplied ones snapped simply under normal tightening conditions. I had one snap removing the skid plate as well. The lip may not be an issue for other people but, the way my bumper is made made the lip design a real pain. Provide quality hardware as well and you got 5 stars without hesitation!

  2. Riley Waldie

    My96 4Runner skid has been beaten over and over, still mounts flush to the truck, eazy install, great company to work with, highly recomend

  3. Chris Lyles

    I put one of the RCI skid plates on my 1997 4Runner 4 years ago and it’s been awesome. Good group of folks too. I picked it up since I am local to northern Colorado, and the fabrication shop is so great….small metal building out in the middle of nowhere and just a bunch of cool cats bending metal. My kind of place! And the product is above and beyond and well priced. The most sturdy thing on the whole rig.

  4. Paul (verified owner)

    Beefy! Fit and finish are awesome! Fast shipping. Highly recommend this!

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