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Old 11-15-2019, 04:45 PM #16
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Yes - sarcasm. Literally the very first TRD Pro skids were on KDSS 4Runners (the first pros had KDSS on the pre-production ones).

You have to cut the sides out. Dozens of guides can be found with a google search. It's easy and you can do it with a jig saw in about 15 minutes.

The down side is that it's not very strong. I broke mine on the first off road trip (crushed the center of the bottom and broke the welds on the sides). It actually held up worse than the OEM steel one. So I wouldn't expect it to work for rock crawling duty. But it's visually a bit nicer IMO. If you can weld in some gussets you could improve it a lot with a minimal amount of internal bracing and it would probably be really durable. It just doesn't have much internal structure.

I designed a replica in steel. If you have a fab shop or your own fab equipment I'm happy to email you the DXF file to cut the template and then you can weld up a steel version that will be a lot stronger.

Good luck.

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very clean cuts.

did you have to remove any brackets/support bars under the old OEM skids? or was it just a simple swap after the cut outs for the KDSS.

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It's been done. I don't have a 2020, but have a 2017 TRD off road w/kdss, and have the TRP pro skid on it. I don't think there are any other differences between the 2020 pro skid and the previous years besides the red lettering. The pro skid just needs to be cut on the sides to clear the kdss sway bar. The previous post with the link will have the info you need. Here are pics of mine.
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those are some clean cuts!
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very clean cuts.

did you have to remove any brackets/support bars under the old OEM skids? or was it just a simple swap after the cut outs for the KDSS.

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Thanks! And I did remove the support brackets. Though I never did test if they would fit with the TRD pro skid. I wasn't actually thinking about it at the time and just removed them when I put the skid on.
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very clean cuts.

did you have to remove any brackets/support bars under the old OEM skids? or was it just a simple swap after the cut outs for the KDSS.

thx
Didn't need to remove my brackets.. after the cut it was a straight bolt on. There shouldn't be a reason to remove them as they clear without issue
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