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Old 03-06-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Saavy gas skid

From what I've read on this forum, the Saavy gas skid can be mounted with or w/o a 1.25" BL. Is the only reason for using a BL with this skid to tuck the tank up higher, giving the TJ a better departure angle? I'm going to install a 2" coil lift, would like to replace my 12-year-old rusty gas skid, but don't see the need to add another 1.25". I won't be going to 33" tires on a stock 35C, and the 2" lift should be enough to clear 32s. While I would like to install a Superior axle M35 C-clip eliminator kit, it's not an immediate priority.

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Yep the BL let's it tuck up about as far as it can without the top of the pump hitting the tub. It also moves the tank into a better position, farther from the tracbar. The BL will come in handy later if you want to tuck your TC skid up too.

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Yup, the only reason for the BL is to get your tank up as high as possible. There arent any issues with mounting it lower.
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DevilDogDoc gave the other popular reason for the BL: a tummy tuck. It's well worth the extra clearance, I'd go for it. Of course the beauty of the Savvy GTS is that it adjusts for either configuration, so you could run it one way for now and if you change your mind down the road you can readjust it.
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If you're concerned about it looking goofy with that extra 1.25 inches, I wouldn't worry about it. Some aggressive 32" tires will look perfect in there, and is a good size for that amount of lift.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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With a Savvy GTS and 1" BL, I gained another 1.75" clearance under the gas tank.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I actually was comcerned about the BL looking goofy, guess I'm not so concerned about this now.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:09 AM   #8
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'97 stock skid (dented)/Savvy GTS comparo.
TJ has 2" suspension lift and 1" BL.
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One of the easiest mods I have done and well worth the money. It will work with a 1" BL too. Great quality construction.
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Just ordered my saavy skid

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