How to Protect Your Tacoma When Off-Roading?

Off-roading enthusiasts know that when it comes to exploring the great outdoors, protection is key. Whether you're navigating rugged terrains or conquering challenging trails, safeguarding your Tacoma is essential. To do that, you will need Toyota Tacoma off road accessories.

In this blog, we will discuss how you can protect your rig when off-roading. We will shed light on important Toyota accessories that can be highly valuable to protect your rig.

So, get ready to discover the secrets of protecting your car when venturing off the beaten path and learn about accessories. Let's get started!

Toyota Tacoma Protected from the ground up

Asfir's Full Underbody Protection Kit. From the ground and up

Why Is Protecting Your Car While Off-Roading Is Important?

Off-roading often involves traversing challenging terrains such as rocks, mud, and rough trails. Without proper protection, your car's undercarriage, body, and vulnerable components can suffer damage from impacts, scrapes, or punctures.

Adequate protection gear helps minimize the risk of costly repairs or breakdowns. Vehicle protection is not only about preserving the car but also ensuring the safety of occupants. Robust protective gear can shield vital components and prevent them from being compromised during off road excursions.

How Can You Protect Your Tacoma When Off-Roading?

When off-roading, not the entirety of your car isn't at jeopardy. Specific parts of your car require protection during offroad cruising. Let's take a look at how you can protect your Toyota Tacoma when off-roading:

Sidestep Protection

When off-roading, it's essential to safeguard vulnerable areas like rocker panel of the doors as they’re very hard to get fixed. Sidestep protection, also known as Rock Sliders, Nerf Bar or Running Boards, provides a robust defense against rocks, tree stumps, and other obstacles that may come in contact with your 4x4 vehicle.

These protective add-ons act as a barrier, preventing damage to your Vehicle's body and undercarriage. Our Toyota Tacoma side steps protection, also known as running boards, includes side rails and is expertly fabricated using premium aluminum and reinforced with a robust steel bar. This construction ensures exceptional strength, improved grip, and a sleek appearance.

We specifically designed the Side Protection and steps, to offer optimal protection to the rocker panels and doors. This smart design balances protection with functionality. It maintains the convenience of a side-step while safeguarding vulnerable areas.

Our Side Protection and steps, are also HI-LIFT compatible, further enhancing their versatility. This compatibility allows you to safely and conveniently use a HI-LIFT jack when needed for sticky situations or maintenance tasks.

ASFIR Rock Sliders

ASFIR new Rock Sliders. Chassis mounted side-step

Front Protection

The front of your car takes the brunt of impacts while off roading. To shield your vehicle's vital components, consider installing a front bumper or grille guard. These protective accessories absorb impacts and deflect potential hazards away from your engine, radiator, and headlights.

Our very own Toyota Tacoma Front Skid Plate is the right thing to do the job. We carefully constructed the front skid plate using high-quality laser-cut 1/4" aluminum. It ensures an optimal strength-to-weight ratio and protects vulnerable under-vehicle components.

The front plates perfectly fit TRD offroad, TRD Sport, TRD Pro and SR5 models. Using this front protection kit will ensure comprehensive coverage to keep your vehicle safe in demanding outdoor conditions.

The front plates perfectly fit TRD offroad, TRD Sport, TRD Pro and SR5 models. Using this front protection kit will ensure comprehensive coverage to keep your vehicle safe in demanding outdoor conditions.

Asfir Engine Skid Plate

Engine Skid Plate. Optimal Coverage with Minimum clearance loss

Fuel Tank Protection

Adventures often involve traversing over rough terrains where the risk of damaging your fuel tank is high. To protect this crucial component, consider investing in a fuel tank undercarriage armor. This armor-like shield provides an additional layer of security, safeguarding your fuel tank from rocks, debris, or any other potential threats encountered during travel.

Our Toyota Tacoma Fuel Tank Skid Plate is carefully crafted using high-quality laser-cut 1/4" aluminum. This Underbody Protection offers an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, ensuring optimal protection for your fuel tank without adding unnecessary bulk.

Our Fuel Tank Skid Plate provides superior protection for your fuel tank. It also minimizes clearance loss while delivering maximum protection. It seamlessly integrates with the vehicle and maintains its off road capabilities without compromising safety.

Asfir Fuel skid Plate

Protect your gas tank. Maximum protection while minimum weight added

Gearbox Armor

Your car’s gearbox is a critical component that requires protection during off road excursions. You can shield this vital part from impacts and harsh elements using gearbox armor. This additional layer of defense ensures that your drivetrain remains intact, avoiding potential breakdowns or costly repairs.

We manufactured gearbox armors using top-grade laser-cut 1/4" aluminum to provide optimal protection for your gearbox while minimizing added weight.

Our gearbox skid plates ensure a precise fit and optimal coverage. These Toyota Tacoma skid plates mount directly to the chassis. Durable zinc-coated steel brackets robustly support them. This reliable attachment guarantees that your gearbox is secure even in rugged terrain conditions.

Exhaust Protection

Off-roading can subject your vehicle's exhaust system to extreme conditions, including rocks, water, mud, and uneven terrain. To prevent damage to this essential component, consider installing an exhaust protection system.

These protective shields shield the exhaust system from direct impacts, ensuring optimal performance and preventing potential leaks or failures. Our top-quality exhaust protector are designed specifically for the Toyota Tacoma. Manufactured using premium laser-cut 1/4" aluminum, this skid plate offers exceptional protection for your vehicle's exhaust system.

We meticulously designed the exhaust skid plate to complement this Toyota’s structure seamlessly. With a focus on optimal protection and minimal clearance loss, it shields your exhaust system from potential damage without compromising your truck's off-road capabilities.

Featuring a direct mounting system to this car’s chassis, supported by zinc-coated steel brackets, our bash plates delivers a secure and durable attachment. This ensures that your exhaust system remains protected even in rugged terrain or challenging situations.

Asfir exhaust protector

100% made of 5052 aluminum. Ultra lightweight but very durable


Protecting your 4x4 when traveling is essential to ensure its longevity and performance. There are specific parts of your vehicle that are more vulnerable when offroading. Luckily, there are various solutions to protect those parts.

These off road accessories for Tacoma are very easy to install, and investing in will be surely worth it if you are an off-road or overlanding enthusiast.