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Old 02-26-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Question gas tank skid install

I just ordered a new gas tank skid for my TJ
says it uses factory hardware

i have never messed with the gas tank area
Didn't know if this can be done easily in a garage with basic hand tools

i am sure with a 150k miles on the jeep those bolts in the back are gonna be a PITA

any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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Spray all the bolts down with PB Blaster and let it soak in for a couple days.

What kind of skid did you get?

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Old 02-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #3
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Please keep this thread posted as I am curious how this mod would be. Pictures of the process would be great as well.
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You should be able to get the jist of it from here.

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Just did mine last week, that video was a huge help. You don't need anything special, they use basic hand tools. Its really pretty straight foward and simple
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #6
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A near empty tank will be easy to work with. I did mine by myself, in 95░ weather directly under the sun - don't do this, heat exhaustion is not fun. You may need the fuel line disconnect tool, I recall using mine.
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A near empty tank will be easy to work with. I did mine by myself, in 95░ weather directly under the sun - don't do this, heat exhaustion is not fun. You may need the fuel line disconnect tool, I recall using mine.
That's it? Most of the time...that is a cool day out here
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I just ordered a new gas tank skid for my TJ
says it uses factory hardware
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What kind of skid did you get?
The reason I asked is because there are a couple El Cheapo tank skids that fit over the stock tank and skid.

The better ones replace the stock skid and the tank fits inside it.

The really good ones, like the Savvy I installed, come with all new mounting bolts in case yours are rusted and break, new stainless tank straps to mount the tank inside it, and new plastic push pins to re-install your fender liners.

Since I have no rust on my Jeep from living in a dry no-salt area, I did not need to use any of the extra carriage bolts provided with my Savvy skid, but they were all there just in case.

But, I see you live in Ohio. I wish you luck with your install.
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its from extreme metal products here in ohio
its basically the Warn skid plate without the warn price
it removes the old skid and replaces it just uses exisiting hardware

Thanks guys for info
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #10
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That's it? Most of the time...that is a cool day out here
LOL, I guess I'm used to the Oregon rain, Sun is a rarity...
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:04 AM   #11
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with my jeep i also have a 1" bl
would this allow me to gain another inch when i reinstall the tank?
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with my jeep i also have a 1" bl
would this allow me to gain another inch when i reinstall the tank?
According to their website, it will raise it up 1". It is not adjustable. But, the last two features in bold are confusing to me.

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Jeep TJ Gas Tank Skid Plate (Rubicon too!) [8526, TJ Gas] $179.99 - $189.99

Jeep TJ Gas Tank Skid Plate.

Will fit TJ and Rubicon.

Raised gas tank 1 inch.

Drain Holes.

Rear Departure Angle.

3/16 Thick Steel.

Powder Coated.

Laser Cut.

Does not use factory gas shield.* Uses factory hardware.

97-2002 will not require a body lift.

2003 will require a 2" body lift.

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