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Old 09-16-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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dumb question about a stock skid plate?

i finally picked up a 1995 wrangler YJ 2.5, just wondering if jeeps come stock with skid plates over the gas tank? its black and feels like either a very hard plastic or maybe metal. like i said its black and looks stock, im just curious.

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Old 09-16-2011, 11:51 PM   #2
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I know TJ's and JK's do but don't fully know about YJ's. If I had to guess I would say yes because it just seems like common sense to have something protecting the gas tank.

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Old 09-16-2011, 11:56 PM   #3
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Yes. We are supposed to have a metal skid plate covering the stock hard plastic tank. If its just plastic, time to get a new plate. They disintegrate first before the other skid plates since its much thinner metal.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:17 PM   #4
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Mine has one. Sounds like it's time for a diamond plate steel one LOL
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Mine has one. Sounds like it's time for a diamond plate steel one LOL
Diamond plate is so ugly... But so strong!
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:09 AM   #6
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Diamond plate is so ugly... But so strong!
Not to us manly men it isn't...........just sayin'
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Yikes! get ordering the replacement skid plate before u need to order both tank and cover,
ps. check the condition of the fule tank straps too.. concider it preventive maintenance.
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Not to us manly men it isn't...........just sayin'
Haha. It has it's uses. My YJ came with diamond plate sides (Under the door panels is diamond plate), and I can't say I like it too much.
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Mine has diamond plate on it. I'm indifferent about it. I do like the stock look but since it is there, it's OK. It is going to come off soon for rust treatment and I will make a determination then if it will go back on. For some folks it makes a statement. For me it is about function.

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