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(2010-2020) 5th Gen 4Runner Skid Plates

Includes: Front, Mid, Transmission, Crossmember and Fuel Tank

Stage 2 (Rock Armor) is designed for the hard core drivers, the rock crawlers, and the pathfinders. Standing as the only line of defense from the forward most crossmember, to behind the fuel tank by use of an included, purpose built reinforced steel crossmember. Constructed from pure American 3/16″ (4.76mm) thick, LASER cut, and CNC press brake formed steel.

BudBuilt utilize a clean, extremely precise Laser cutting method instead of industry standard plasma cutting. Plasma is limited only to cutting; our laser can cut, drill, engrave, and weld, giving us a distinct advantage over the industry standard. Our protection systems are more precisely fitted to the frame, with tighter tolerances, stronger edges, cleaner cuts, and OEM level of product refinement.

BudBuilt utilizes every possible attachment point, as well as additional load distributing supports, and overlapping plate designs to eliminate frame crossmembers from crushing inward during hard impacts. Unlike the OEM design, our system completely isolates the transfer case from all potential impacts. Safeguarding your transfer case and transmission from expensive damage and breakdowns. A purpose built fuel tank armor eliminates punctures from large rocks and tree stumps.

We at BudBuilt, do not want to sell you the same product twice, we take pride in knowing that our products will stand the test of time under regular abuse. Anyone can go exploring, but BudBuilt can bring you back.

  • 100% bolt on, no welding, no fabricating
  • Edges are formed for strength and rigidity with area to allow for cleaning and mud removal
  • Protects radiator, front alignment cams, engine, transmission, exhaust mid-pipe, front differential, transfer case, and fuel tank
  • Recessed fasteners provide a smooth surface, leaving nothing to hang up on
  • Includes engine oil drain plug and filter access, never requiring armor to be removed for routine maintenance
  • BudBuilt will never cut our logo into a skid plate, weakening the armor, in an effort to advertise
  • 100% North American steel, handcrafted in North Carolina to last

3/16″ Steel – 200 pounds (91kg)

Durable and strong, steel is the workhorse of armor. Ready to take hard hits from rocks and stumps. We recommend 3/16″ steel where the application sees occasional to frequent rock impacts. Steel requires powder coating or user-applied paint to prevent rust.
3/16″ Stainless Steel – 200 pounds (91kg)
With the same durability and strength of steel, stainless steel has the additional benefit of not requiring paint to prevent rust. Most of our stainless steel users choose this material because with regular rock impacts, even industrial powder coating can be scraped off. Stainless steel offers users the freedom to drag our armor over obstacles and not require prepping and repainting impact areas.
Custom Work
BudBuilt, being one of the few industry manufactures to not just design, but build in house, can easily customize any product for you. If you have an idea, call us, our passion is to help you bring your dream into reality. We will always ensure that any item that leaves our shop is fit for the BudBuilt name. A well engineered, well designed, overly strong and lasting product.
Powder Coating
We utilize a higher quality industrial powder coating process thru Powder River Technologies. The process is second to none, from the white metal blasting and iron phosphate wash, to the zinc primer and Cardinal top coating, your product will be professionally finished. We can do almost any color and texture. Visit Cardinal Paint, our powder supplier, for color charts and texture options. Please allow an additional week for powder coated items to ship, due to the attention to detail of the coating process and the transportation time between shops.
Bare Metal
All BudBuilt products are sanded and prepped prior to shipment, ready for you to paint the color of your choice. All items will usually just need a final wipe down with solvent before applying paint. Bare metal helps to keep the cost of the parts down and allows you to fully customize your rig.