User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-17-2021, 07:03 PM #1
orcking orcking is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 101
orcking is on a distinguished road
orcking orcking is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 101
orcking is on a distinguished road
Skid plates

I did lot of research on skid plates.
Most if not all of them have a drawback of small opening access for an oil pan access. I am planning on putting valvomax valve but it seems most will not be doable. The only one I liked that looked like it has enough access was the cbi. The one thing that I did not like about cbi is that you have to remove the radiator support brackets before you install the engine skid. I am not comfortable with that. Rci is great but lacks room on the oil drain access . Any one have experience can shed any light..
orcking is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 07:22 PM #2
Rainier42's Avatar
Rainier42 Rainier42 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 92
Rainier42 is on a distinguished road
Rainier42 Rainier42 is offline
Member
Rainier42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 92
Rainier42 is on a distinguished road
Have planned on ordering a set of RCI skids myself so have no experience. Can you open up the drain section on the skid to allow more access?
__________________
2020 Silver 4Runner Venture w/KDSS, sliding cargo tray, Falken WildPeak A/T3W 265/70R17 tires
Rainier42 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 07:28 PM #3
MStudt's Avatar
MStudt MStudt is offline
official vendor
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 5,244
Real Name: Mike
MStudt is a glorious beacon of light MStudt is a glorious beacon of light MStudt is a glorious beacon of light MStudt is a glorious beacon of light MStudt is a glorious beacon of light MStudt is a glorious beacon of light
MStudt MStudt is offline
official vendor
MStudt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 5,244
Real Name: Mike
MStudt is a glorious beacon of light MStudt is a glorious beacon of light MStudt is a glorious beacon of light MStudt is a glorious beacon of light MStudt is a glorious beacon of light MStudt is a glorious beacon of light
The opening on an RCI skid will fit a average size hand. How is that not big enough?

Mike
__________________
MStudt is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 07:29 PM #4
orcking orcking is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 101
orcking is on a distinguished road
orcking orcking is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 101
orcking is on a distinguished road
It looks much smaller than an average hand. Can you screw the darin valve for a valvomax oil drain?
orcking is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 08:03 PM #5
MaddoxPics's Avatar
MaddoxPics MaddoxPics is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: CA
Posts: 652
MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about
MaddoxPics MaddoxPics is offline
Member
MaddoxPics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: CA
Posts: 652
MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about
Hole size should be fine. Just about all the aftermarket skids you can fit your hand through the drain hole. Same for the filter hole. I know my RSG skid plates made it more than easy enough to put in a valve from Fumoto. Here's a pic for example. Would imagine everyone else is the same or damn near close.

Little off center looking due to my angle of taking the photo.

__________________
'17 Barcelona Red TRD Pro
Follow my Instagram for photos and stuff
Trail4R
MaddoxPics is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 08:04 PM #6
85GT-79FJ40 85GT-79FJ40 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: NH
Posts: 172
85GT-79FJ40 will become famous soon enough
85GT-79FJ40 85GT-79FJ40 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: NH
Posts: 172
85GT-79FJ40 will become famous soon enough
I have the RCI and I have NO problem changing my oil. SO much better than it was taking the stock one off every time. And it didn't get mangled the first time I hit a rock either.
__________________
Toyota 4x4 #17 - 2011 4Runner Trail Edition
85GT-79FJ40 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 08:27 PM #7
orcking orcking is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 101
orcking is on a distinguished road
orcking orcking is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 101
orcking is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaddoxPics View Post
Hole size should be fine. Just about all the aftermarket skids you can fit your hand through the drain hole. Same for the filter hole. I know my RSG skid plates made it more than easy enough to put in a valve from Fumoto. Here's a pic for example. Would imagine everyone else is the same or damn near close.

Little off center looking due to my angle of taking the photo.


Thanks much for pic..
Do you have enough room for a torque wrench through the oil filter access door? It seems for rsg you also need to remove the radiator support brackets before you install the skid.

Can any one with rci skid please measure the diameter hole for oil pan or take pic.

Thanks

Last edited by orcking; 02-17-2021 at 08:35 PM.
orcking is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 08:43 PM #8
MaddoxPics's Avatar
MaddoxPics MaddoxPics is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: CA
Posts: 652
MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about
MaddoxPics MaddoxPics is offline
Member
MaddoxPics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: CA
Posts: 652
MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about MaddoxPics has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by orcking View Post
Thanks much for pic..
Do you have enough room for a torque wrench through the oil filter access door? It seems for rsg you also need to remove the radiator support brackets before you install the skid.

Can any one with rci skid please measure the diameter hole for oil pan or take pic.

Thanks
If you are asking to put a torque wrench itself through, probably not, unless you slide it in at an angle and then do it with the handle on the inside. Seems like that would be a pain. I honestly never torque them down. I go old school with tight and then quarter turn. No issues ever with leaks.

Yes you'll remove the radiator support brackets. Real simple and easy to do.
__________________
'17 Barcelona Red TRD Pro
Follow my Instagram for photos and stuff
Trail4R
MaddoxPics is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 09:04 PM #9
5thToy 5thToy is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 281
5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about
5thToy 5thToy is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 281
5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about
Orcking, since you and I were the only ones in your other thread, I would be seeking additional input as well.

I just got under my rig and took some measurements for you. The access hole in the RCI skid is just shy of 2.5" diameter. The important dimension for the Valvomax unit is actually the knurled screw in fitting on the drain attachment that compresses the ball valve for draining oil. It is larger in diameter than the unit itself an its removable cap. That drain fitting measures just over 1.5" diameter.

That leaves you roughly 1/2" clearance around the perimeter to work with. My thumb is 1" in diameter and my index finger is 3/4" diameter. As I mentioned yesterday, it's very tight. I plan to mess around with it on my next change as I also have the higher flow Fumoto on standby to replace the older one anyway. There may be enough vertical clearance once it's fished up there for room to work with. I won't know the stack-ups until I try to install it. Not due for oil until July though.

I hope this helps.

Last edited by 5thToy; 02-17-2021 at 09:12 PM.
5thToy is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 09:15 PM #10
orcking orcking is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 101
orcking is on a distinguished road
orcking orcking is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 101
orcking is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5thToy View Post
Orcking, since you and I were the only ones in your other thread, I would be seeking additional input as well.

I just got under my rig and took some measurements for you. The access hole in the RCI skid is just shy of 2.5" diameter. The important dimension for the Valvomax unit is actually the knurled screw in fitting on the drain attachment that compresses the ball valve for draining oil. It is larger in diameter than the unit itself an its removable cap. That drain fitting measures just over 1.5" diameter.

That leaves you roughly 1/2" clearance around the perimeter to work with. My thumb is 1" in diameter and my index finger is 3/4" diameter. As I mentioned yesterday, it's very tight. I plan to mess around with it on my next change as I also have the higher flow Fumoto on standby to replace the older one anyway. There may be enough vertical clearance once it's fished up there for room to work with. I won't know the stack-ups until I try to install it. Not due for oil until July though.

I hope this helps.
Thanks 5thtoy

Keep me posted of your findings

I will hold off on the skid for now...
orcking is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 09:20 PM #11
5thToy 5thToy is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 281
5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about
5thToy 5thToy is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 281
5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by orcking View Post
Thanks 5thtoy

Keep me posted of your findings

I will hold off on the skid for now...
It wouldn't sway me away from the RCI skids personally. They are great. I'm fine with the Fumoto even though I'd prefer to use the Valveomax.
5thToy is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-17-2021, 11:18 PM #12
Gstick Gstick is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: sw PA
Posts: 291
Gstick is on a distinguished road
Gstick Gstick is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: sw PA
Posts: 291
Gstick is on a distinguished road
I guess that I am just old school but I have the RCI skid with front filler cover & I loosen the 2 bolts on the ff cover, then take out the 4 bolts dropping the skid and then do the oil change. I figure if I were to leave the skid on, I would have oil splash all over the under carridge.
__________________
2010 4R SR5, "best 4 wheel vehicle that I've ever owned" TRADED !

2019 4R TRD Off Road
Gstick is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 12:15 AM #13
5thToy 5thToy is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 281
5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about
5thToy 5thToy is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Northern Nevada
Posts: 281
5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about 5thToy has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gstick View Post
I guess that I am just old school but I have the RCI skid with front filler cover & I loosen the 2 bolts on the ff cover, then take out the 4 bolts dropping the skid and then do the oil change. I figure if I were to leave the skid on, I would have oil splash all over the under carridge.
I use the JDT filter drain hose tool (performs the same function of opening the cartridge drain valve as the plastic insert that comes with the factory filter, but with an attached hose and drip free). Combined with the Fumoto valve nipple and hose for the pan = clean oil change. RCI engine and trans skids overlap and share mounting bolts with spacers.

I prefer to take advantage of access provided so I don't have to mess with skids. It's one of the perks of ditching factory skids.

Last edited by 5thToy; 02-18-2021 at 01:01 AM.
5thToy is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 08:41 AM #14
Harrisnc Harrisnc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 113
Harrisnc will become famous soon enough
Harrisnc Harrisnc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 113
Harrisnc will become famous soon enough
Iíve been looking at the Budbuilt skids. They have an option now to have an armored door at the oil drain location. Only problem is that itís a $95 upgrade.
__________________
2017 TRD Offroad. Barcelona Red, 265 BFG KO2, Eibach Pro-truck 1.6/1, Shrockworks sliders
Harrisnc is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 11:53 AM #15
TRD PANTHER's Avatar
TRD PANTHER TRD PANTHER is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: SoCal
Posts: 721
Real Name: BLACK TRD PRO
TRD PANTHER is a name known to all TRD PANTHER is a name known to all TRD PANTHER is a name known to all TRD PANTHER is a name known to all TRD PANTHER is a name known to all TRD PANTHER is a name known to all
TRD PANTHER TRD PANTHER is offline
Member
TRD PANTHER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: SoCal
Posts: 721
Real Name: BLACK TRD PRO
TRD PANTHER is a name known to all TRD PANTHER is a name known to all TRD PANTHER is a name known to all TRD PANTHER is a name known to all TRD PANTHER is a name known to all TRD PANTHER is a name known to all
I like this new wide coverage style from C4. 4Runner Full Skid Plates / 5th Gen / 2010+ - C4 Fabrication
TRD PANTHER is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
access , cbi , oil , plates , skid

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Painted Stock Skid Plates (Bash Plates) AggieOE 5th gen T4Rs 0 07-09-2020 09:47 AM
FREE 2017 OEM Skid Engine Skid Plates, Lakewood CA choochoo Free 1 11-04-2019 02:07 PM
Trd skid plate (kdss) plus rci Control arm skid plates barcainho 5th gen T4Rs 12 12-06-2017 04:30 PM
5th gen; RCI full skid plates/fuel tank skid LOCAL ONLY (LOS ANGELES) madlib For Sale: T4R Items 3 02-27-2017 03:58 PM
Skid row 3 front skid plates cheap! spitvenom For Sale: T4R Items 13 08-21-2012 09:47 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2020