You're literally removing one and adding another. The thing is made in Canada so you only need to pay GST if you're a business. Add provincial tax if you import it as a person.Does it come with all screws and washers etc? also how much did you pay for the importing fees?
You can buy a hardware kit , part number is 412-a but it won't work on the non trd-off road models since the non TRD(and maybe adventure) use clips for the most part to hold the factory one in place.
The very back two(bottom of the picture) use a threaded screw for securing it, which I'm guessing will rip off should I get stuck on something big. The skid plate is very thin true, but the ribbing makes it stronger than something 3/16 and flat. The weight is slightly heavier than stock. I'm sending the stock one to get 3d scanned. I'm going to make some titanium ones. If anyone is interested let me know. Warning they're going to be expensive so the more people interested the cheaper our price is.