ARB Skid Plates for Lexus GX

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ARB 4×4 5421110 Skid Plate Review and Installation

I recently got stuck… high sided out at Wolf Caves in Mason, Texas. It was bad! Check out my video. It took us a while to get unstuck but it reminded me that I need to go ahead and get some skid plates put on the GX. so I went ahead and used it as an excuse and picked up some skid plates and today we’re going to install them.  

I picked up this set of ARB skid plates for the Lexus GX460. The model number is ARB5421110 and they go on all GX460 model years with KDSS. Of course you know who ARB is… they’ve been making amazing off-road and overland parts for decades.

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ARB Skid Plates for Lexus GX

I got this set from the great folks at who shipped it out immediately and it arrived in about seven days. Pretty cool! They carry a ton of great Lexus GX vehicle parts including the rock sliders I have. You can check out my video on those with this link. This particular set of skid plates is designed for overlanding and mild rock crawling. They are thinner than some skid plates but they also weigh a lot less. The total set weighs just 54 pounds and that helps me save gas and wear and tear on my daily driver. Plus it helps me keep my total weight down so I don’t exceed my gross vehicle weight rating. They’re made of metal and come powder coated in a light gray color. The product picture doesn’t show it but this is actually a four piece set providing protection from the radiator core all the way to the back of the transfer case. For the price it’s pretty hard to beat. I know some of you will say there are better skid plates on the market and you’re right. they also cost twice as much, weigh twice as much, and are way over engineered for my use. So i guess they’re not really better, they’re just made for a different application. 

See video for installation of the ARB skid plates on a Lexus GX460.

Review of ARB Skid Plates for Lexus GX

I finally got it installed. The product feels really strong it feels very beefy. It’s heavy. I highly encourage you to use some kind of floor jack if you’re doing it by yourself or get a friend to help you. Overall I think they’re going to be a great skid plate. The fit is really good. They seem to be very stout, very stiff. I think they’re going to provide a lot of protection out on the trail but they are a bit of a pain in the butt to put in. hope you enjoyed this video hopefully it helps you if you decide to install the ARB skid plates.

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