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Old 11-07-2006, 09:56 AM   #1
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Exclamation Skid Plate/Exhaust Pipe

The part of my gas tank skid plate that is between the gas tank and the exhaust pipe was removed by my auto shop duriing an exhaust replacement. (It was rusting off anyway). Is this a safety issue, and if so, what can I do besides lowering the tank and putting a new skid plate on? 95 Rio Grande. Thanks for your thoughts.

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Old 11-07-2006, 10:04 AM   #2
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I would recommend repairing or replacing the skidplate. That rust is in an area that you may not want to compromise, especially if you do any wheeling.

That's just my 2 cents!

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Old 11-08-2006, 08:22 AM   #3
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No of roading. 140k mikage, my wife gave me cr@p about puttting on a new exhaust and tires. Don't think I can afford a tank drop. Are their any other alternatives? Open to any ideas!
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:59 AM   #4
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my wife gave me cr@p about puttting on a new exhaust and tires.
Fix what is broken. Get a new wife.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:09 AM   #5
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JeeperDon, I see you are new here. I think I am going to like having you around. You have good insight.
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:42 AM   #6
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Fix what is broken. Get a new wife.
I'm guessing you're not married. Seriosly, anyone know of a skid plate with heat shield, that can mounted over existing to fit a 15 gal. tank?
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:23 PM   #7
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maybe he is and his wife has her own Jeep


I know, a two Jeep marriage opens up a different can 'o worms
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:35 AM   #8
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On a serious note. Can I drive without that piece of metal between the exhaust and the gas tank? Is this dangerous? Kinda nerve wracking driving and waiting for your jeep to blow up at every red light. Thanks.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:28 AM   #9
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I think it was already stated by chasm that you should fix that. I would if it were me.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:00 PM   #10
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Chasm was talking about protecting the tank from bumps and bruises. Do you think the tailpipe throws off enough HEAT that I have to worry about it?
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I personally wouldn't drive it without being fixed. I sounds kind of dangerous to me. Tell your wife it NEEDS to be done for safety reasons.

I have to explain "wants" and "needs" to my wife from time to time.

This sounds like a "need" to me.
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like "wife i need these tube fenders and i need this bumper!"
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Old 12-25-2006, 05:53 AM   #13
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I'm guessing you're not married.
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If your not worried about protecting your tank from bumps, even if you ran over a deer, it would probably puncture your fuel tank. My thought is to just fab a piece of metal between your exhaust, and fuel tank. That should not be that hard to do. The muffler shop should have done that for you anyway. A heat shield, would be sufficient.
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pull it out and mount a fuel cell behind the rear seat.
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pull it out and mount a fuel cell behind the rear seat.

haha, nice

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