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Old 03-05-2014, 01:34 AM   #1
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Gastank skid plate

I've been driving around with a messed up gas gauge for about a 6 months now and finally looking to replace it. My question is who makes a good quality gas tank skid plate for a 93' yj? No point replacing my fuel sending unit without a skid if it'll just break once I land on some rocks again right?

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Old 03-05-2014, 05:46 AM   #2
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Do you have a body lift? I kept the stock skid on mine, but did a 1" gas tank lift for more clearance. I also replaced all the hoses back there at the same time.

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Also do the 15gal to 20gal conversion, if you haven't already.

I found the aftermarket gas tank skids to be too expensive for my budget. If you need more protection, I'd be inclined to augment the factory skid with additional steel (if you can weld).

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I'm in the same boat myself. I have been looking around for a while now, waiting to here back from GenRight on their exact dimensions. Usually I see people going with Warn or Kilby, but I do like the way the GenRight skid looks.

They are expensive as heck though no matter who makes them. My stock fuel skid plate has seen enough dents dings and bends to warrant a new aftermarket one, at least that's what I keep telling myself
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Do you have a body lift? I kept the stock skid on mine, but did a 1" gas tank lift for more clearance. I also replaced all the hoses back there at the same time. StanF Gas Tank Lift Also do the 15gal to 20gal conversion, if you haven't already. I found the aftermarket gas tank skids to be too expensive for my budget. If you need more protection, I'd be inclined to augment the factory skid with additional steel (if you can weld). Fill out your Jeep profile - it makes it easier to answer questions.
I have a 4.5 lift on it but no body lift. I've heard problems where the 20 gal didnt fit? Is that true?
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I'm in the same boat myself. I have been looking around for a while now, waiting to here back from GenRight on their exact dimensions. Usually I see people going with Warn or Kilby, but I do like the way the GenRight skid looks. They are expensive as heck though no matter who makes them. My stock fuel skid plate has seen enough dents dings and bends to warrant a new aftermarket one, at least that's what I keep telling myself
I was initially leaning towards a Rock Hard skid but they don't make them for a yj anymore. My next idea was going with the warn skid. Never heard of Kilby? And Genright is just too expensive for me.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:24 AM   #6
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I have the GenRight on my 92 with 20 gal tank. It sits about 1' higher than stock and is rock solid. I do believe I could jack my jeep up with the jack under the skid plate it is so thick (and heavy).
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I have the GenRight on my 92 with 20 gal tank. It sits about 1' higher than stock and is rock solid. I do believe I could jack my jeep up with the jack under the skid plate it is so thick (and heavy).
I've read this about "1 inch higher GenRight" before, but I'm not sure that I believe it. I've never seen any measurements or side-by-side pictures to see how they get 1" extra clearance. Can you explain it?

Here's what I know: The top of the gas tank sits up tight against a frame crossmember (on later YJs with the polymer tank). There's no way to move the tank higher without cutting the crossmember off. See my link above when I did my crossmember lift - there's pictures of the crossmember in there.

Unless Genright is just raising the rear of the tank, and not the front of the tank. Raising the rear would give you the extra clearance where it would be the most useful, of course.
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I've read this about "1 inch higher GenRight" before, but I'm not sure that I believe it. I've never seen any measurements or side-by-side pictures to see how they get 1" extra clearance. Can you explain it?

Here's what I know: The top of the gas tank sits up tight against a frame crossmember (on later YJs with the polymer tank). There's no way to move the tank higher without cutting the crossmember off. See my link above when I did my crossmember lift - there's pictures of the crossmember in there.

Unless Genright is just raising the rear of the tank, and not the front of the tank. Raising the rear would give you the extra clearance where it would be the most useful, of course.
That's what I was thinking lol so I emailed GenRight to explain the dimensions of their skid plate and how exactly it differs from the stock one.
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Just to make sure, 93' came with a 20gal gas tank correct? Thought it would be easier to ask instead of run my Jeep empty then fill it up. I figure I minus well do the sending unit and skid plate all in one shot.
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The stock skid plate has a rounded bottom edge, the GenRight has a sharp edge (plates welded together rather than bent) this closes the gap at the bottom of the tank where your 1 inch is gained. You can see the differance on the GenRight site, look at how much of the rear pumpkin is visible after the switch.
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The stock skid plate has a rounded bottom edge, the GenRight has a sharp edge (plates welded together rather than bent) this closes the gap at the bottom of the tank where your 1 inch is gained. You can see the differance on the GenRight site, look at how much of the rear pumpkin is visible after the switch.
I couldn't really tell because they changed the camera angle between the two pictures.

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