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Old 11-25-2010, 06:39 AM   #1
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Gas tank lowering question

I'll be installing my new tire carrier/rear bumper next week. The instructions say I may need to remove the rear bolts on the gas tank skid and lower it slightly. Looking at where I need to get my hands to install the nuts and bolts, I definitely need to do this.

So, do I need to depressurize the fuel tank and remove the fuel filler bezel in order to lower the bank of the tank 2-3 inches? Or can I just support it with a jack, unbolt, and carefully lower it? Anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:37 AM   #2
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Lower the tank...ouch. I spent good $$ to raise it.

Maybe the Rokmen YouTube videos in Lawngnome gas tank thread will help with your question???

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I just installed a new rear bumper/tire carrier last week. I just used a floor jack with a piece of wood, removed the rear bolts only and dropped the tank about 2 ". That gave me the room to access the inside of the rear cross member where the bumper attaches. I didn't disconnect anything. It was easy. Good luck
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I would remove the four screws that hold the gas tank filler bezel to the tub, that will insure you don't accidentally pull a hose loose. It only takes another minute.
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Ive dropped my tank several times. if you only need to lower it a few inches you don't need to disconnect anything. just make sure you properly support it on a jack. and if you can run it close to empty so its not as heavy if anything happens.
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