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Old 01-15-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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Talking Savvy Off-Road gas tank skid

The nice UPS man brought my Jeep a late Christmas gift today - a new aluminum gas tank skid from Savvy. Very nice looking product, looks very well built and very light for what it is. Can't wait to get it installed! Here is a link if you want to check it out - Savvy Off-Road




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That is a SWEET skid, you'll love it. I've hammered mine so hard it hurt my teeth but all that happened to the Savvy skidplate was some minor scratches. It's a pretty amazing design and strong as hell. Lighter than anything else out there too.

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pics?
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did you add any skid plate for the front of the jeep ? (radiator or other engine part?)
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does anyone even make radiator skid plates??
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does anyone even make radiator skid plates??
yes they do, i just saw 1 on 4wd magazine.
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I will put up a pic later today on the Jeep.

Other skids - yes, I have a Jeep Medic engine/tranny/t-case skid and Shrockworks rocker guards already. Nothing on the radiator and don't plan to. Never had that be an issue yet.
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I had some 1/8" scrap steel I tack-welded into a radiator skid. I figured why not. With the rocks on the trails I enjoy, it wouldn't be impossible for one of them to penetrate the lower radiator pan.

Here's a couple pics of the Savvy aluminum gas tank skidplate. It's not the same aluminum your father's screen door was made from, it's made from 6061 T-6 aircraft aluminum and it is extremely strong yet light weight.
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guess that throws out my idea of crumpling beer cans and shoving them up near the radiator.
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Finshed the install - took about 4 hours - would have been less with less beer - but what fun is that.

All in all - not hard to install - just follow the instructions. But looks nice up there. I would put up a pic - but Jerry's pic about covers it.

Jerry - question for you. When I was done with the install - the filler tube has a slight kink in it. I was able to fill it just fine - just not sure if it should have ended up that way. You have the same deal with yours? If so - what did you do to solve it?

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I don't think there's any filler hose kink in mine Eric. Then again my TJ has a 1" body lift so perhaps our installations are not identical.
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I have a 1" body lift as well. I mounted it in the corresponding higher position. So it should be similar. Checked a friends Jeep - and he does not have a kink either. But it fills fine at the pump. So unless it causes a problem - I will let it slide for now.

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