Gas tank skid plate - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 11-25-2010, 03:22 AM   #1
Lawngnome's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Nowhere special in mid Michigan
Posts: 431
Gas tank skid plate

Hello, I just had a few quick questions about my gas tank skid plate. My skid plate is in poor shape from the previous owner. It has some large holes completely rusted trough and flaking along with large sections of the tank exposed. I would like to in the near future, hopefully replace this to prevent some serious damage to my tank.
Is my skid plate the only thing holding my tank up or is the tank somehow strapped to the bottom of my jeep?
Did the skid plate come stock with the TJ or is that an aftermarket part?
Dreaming of my next upgrade
Lawngnome is offline   Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 05:36 AM   #2
Trail Mom

WF Supporting Member
Kate's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Scotts Hill, TN
Posts: 2,864
Oh oh oh oh oh!!!!!!

Check this out!! He posted it in our club forum yesterday.

Originally Posted by dave@rokmen
We have our High Clearance gas tanks skid plates in stock and ready to ship or pickup if local.

Special Pricing, now through 12/10 Only $199.99

Expert Craftsmanship comes standard with every skid........ :wink:

Here are some great videos..

Technical overview, specifications, comparison to stock, and a good illustrations as to why we put our dimple in it:

Installation video, installation of our skidplate on an 05 TJ/LJ(Same for either):

And for fun - Here is a video showing how we bend the Skid Plates using a Robot and huge CNC press brake:

You can order online,
Rokmen - TJ/LJ Gas Tank Skid Plate

or by phone: 303-907-6303
They came stock and the skid plate is what holds your tank on.
The deal above on a skid is a really good one.

One thing you need to be careful of when dropping your tank is to NOT let the lines pull on the fuel pump, it's plastic, fragile and will break, costing in the $275 range for a new pump.

06 Rubi with some sort of double ended, chrome knobbed, cross threaded, infinitely adjustable, frequently breakable, worn out flammywhammers zip tied onto it.
It used to be a jeep thing... til that sh!t broke!
Kate is offline   Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 09:27 AM   #3
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 8,769
go with a Savvy or Rokmen gas tank skid.
UnlimitedLJ04 is online now   Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 09:35 AM   #4
DevilDogDoc's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Yucca Valley CA 20 miles from JV
Posts: 2,362
Or you can get one that weighs only a little more than the stocker, provides just as much protection as that heavy steel one and raises the tank up 1-2 inches depending on if you have a body lift or not. Savvy Offroad and you get a guarantee that if it fails you get a new one.
Violence may not be the answer but it sure cuts down on the stupid questions
DevilDogDoc is offline   Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 10:02 AM   #5
IndyJeepMan's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,387
either or, as long as you are beefing up protection you are good to go. I personally cant afford the extra for aluminum so steel hits my wallet in the sweet spot and keeps me safe!
1980 CJ7
3.9L Cummins POWER!
Follow my build, its cool and stuff:]
IndyJeepMan is offline   Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 12:39 PM   #6
withay's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Stoughton, MA
Posts: 91
Send a message via AIM to withay
Replace the straps when you replace the skid. Trust me. And I got a skid that someone had taken off, in good condition, for $45 an put it on in about an hour. Have the gas tank as empty as you can, and don't let it hang from the lines. And, replace the straps. Trust.
JK Sport S CRUSSHHHH!!! 6 speed manual, 3.73 gears, 730N, connectivity grp, power conv. group. Ordered 2/29 Delivery Sched. 4/9!
withay is offline   Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 12:43 PM   #7
airborne*yj's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 167
I agree, I had the same problem with my YJ. I'd go with the Rokmen or the Savvy...
airborne*yj is offline   Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 02:27 PM   #8
DevilDogDoc's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Yucca Valley CA 20 miles from JV
Posts: 2,362
Don't know about the rokman but the Savvy comes with new SS straps plus all the nuts and bolts that you need. Even has new clips for the fenderwell liners and zipties for your lines.
Violence may not be the answer but it sure cuts down on the stupid questions
DevilDogDoc is offline   Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 03:08 PM   #9
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 41,276
X2 on the recommendations to go with Savvy's aluminum skidplate. It's lighter than steel yet is more than strong enough to hold up to anything you can throw at it. It is well proven to survive even the infamously tough various Hammers trails in Johnson Valley Calif.

I have hammered mine on the rocks so hard at times that it hurt my teeth but have so far only managed to scratch it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CIMG3166.JPG
Views:	83
Size:	84.5 KB
ID:	30836  
When you have a choice, buy American.
Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote
Old 11-25-2010, 04:53 PM   #10
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Slammin Salmon in Alaska
Posts: 2,032
I bought the Savvy. Dave@rokmen wouldn't answer my pm's here so I decided to spend my money elsewhere.

FaceBook Jeep'n Alaska
Ted_D is offline   Quote

gas tank , skid plate

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need a new Gas Tank Skid Plate...rusting through Renegade YJ General Discussion Forum 6 04-16-2010 12:44 PM
ROKMEN - Gas Tank Skid Plate Sale dave@rokmen Classifieds Archive 0 01-25-2010 10:21 AM
need to replace fuel tank skid plate on 1995 pethia YJ Tech Forum 8 10-31-2009 08:38 PM
Gas Tank Skid Plate Sale - 1 Week Only dave@rokmen Classifieds Archive 0 07-14-2009 05:28 PM
New gas tank skid plate... can you say aluminum boys and girls? Jerry Bransford TJ Tech Forum 33 05-16-2009 04:08 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC