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Old 11-10-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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skid or lift?

Alright my Jeep has a 2" BB. Ive had it for a week and a half now and every time Ive gone wheelin i hit the hitch. But this last time i hit the corner of the gas tank and dented the OEM gas tank skid. So my question. Should i invest in a aftermarket skid or pitch in a few more bucks and get a 3.25" rough country suspension lift? (I say RC cause its price is right for my budget.)

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savy gas tank skid. chances are even with more lift you'll still hit it. I always vote for armor before more lift

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Build smart, not tall.

Savvy gas tank skid and a good high clearance belly pan will make you wonder why you waited so long.
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yeah but 400 bucks for some metal is really hard to justify, granted it could save your ass if your doing some rough wheeling.
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yeah but 400 bucks for some metal is really hard to justify, granted it could save your ass if your doing some rough wheeling.
How is that AT ALL hard to justify? If you wheel where a well-built rig is required, it makes more sense than anything else. There's way, way more to a well-built rig than some tall springs, long shocks and big tires.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:28 PM   #6
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I run a tera gas skid, you have to do a 1" bl to get the increased clearance, its pretty tough and helps cause the lj has a longer rear.
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aside from weight how does the savy gas tank skid compare to the rokman gas skid?
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aside from weight how does the savy gas tank skid compare to the rokman gas skid?
I ran the Rokmen skid for a long time. It's stout and it's backed by a solid company.

I've installed a Savvy and wheeled with plenty. It fits the tank much tighter, is much lighter, is just as tough, and is also backed by a very solid company.

My old Rokmen skid is still in use on another rig. If I still ran the stock tank under the Jeep, I'd probably be running a Savvy now.
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so will they both give the same lift height?
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The Savvy tucks the tank up as high as it can go, given the constraints. I've compared both side by side and the Savvy looked to be about 1/4" higher.
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Wow! awesome responses and info! Thanks everyone. i was thinkin a skid was the wiser choice, i was kinda hopin y'all would say lift... but damn 300+ for skid.... Any info on this one? Tomken Machine TMS-1340-G - Tomken Gas Tank Skid Plate for 97-02 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec i know you pay for what you get.... but 190 sounds a lot better then 350....

or this one? Pure Jeep PJ5100 - PUREJEEP Gas Tank Skid Plate for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:33 PM   #12
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I replaced my rusty steel Tomken skidplate with the Savvy aluminum skidplate a few years ago and have had Savvy's aluminum skidplate on two different TJs. It's an awesome skidplate. Don't buy twice, buy smart the first time. That slight extra $$$ will be forgotten very soon.
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on the savvys skid are there drain holes to clean out mud and water?
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on the savvys skid are there drain holes to clean out mud and water?
Yep, in the corners.
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You could just stop running into things

But the savvy is pretty sweet and aluminum is an option I believe or is then only type. It's light and just as strong as a steel plate. Def worth the cash if you doing some intense wheeling.
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alright can someone give me a "skid 101" run down? like what skid(s) should i get first? I.E. Diff cover, gas tank skid, steering box skid, oil pan skid, what? like i said ive had this jeep for a week and a half its my first jeep dont really wanna rip out its underside......
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You could just stop running into things

But the savvy is pretty sweet and aluminum is an option I believe or is then only type. It's light and just as strong as a steel plate. Def worth the cash if you doing some intense wheeling.
im not running into things, just finding big a$$ rocks with my bumper and gas tank is all . Mainly not use to the jeeps geometry yet. I had a 2000 chevy blazer ZR2 that i traded in for the jeep before and never hit anything with it.

Im not doing like moab stuff but just local stuff right now. go to youtube and search cedro peak thats whats ive been wheelin.
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alright can someone give me a "skid 101" run down? like what skid(s) should i get first? I.E. Diff cover, gas tank skid, steering box skid, oil pan skid, what? like i said ive had this jeep for a week and a half its my first jeep dont really wanna rip out its underside......
Well it all comes to where and how you wheel and what your rig is like. A gas tank would be good. Oil pan would be because it has nothing. Steering box is you climb rocks tht get near it a lot. Plus to cheap. Diff covers are always fun but I've not eer come close to my diffs 2 or 3 times. A high clearance belly skid is sweet but requires other more expensive mods. I would start with what you think you new most. Personally my oil pan is all beat up and I wish I had one. Now it's low clearance
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IMO gas tank and steering box first then a flat belly pan and rock sliders, then lower control arm skids and after that diff covers.
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alright can someone give me a "skid 101" run down? like what skid(s) should i get first? I.E. Diff cover, gas tank skid, steering box skid, oil pan skid, what? like i said ive had this jeep for a week and a half its my first jeep dont really wanna rip out its underside......
Steering box
Oil pan
Gas tank if you have a pre-03
Diff covers
Rocker guards
Belly
Corners

That's in terms of importance IMO. Quality stuff isn't cheap but can you afford to do it twice?

FYI, you have a very flimsy tie rod that I would put towards the top of that list, even though it's not armor.
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im not running into things, just finding big a$$ rocks with my bumper and gas tank is all . Mainly not use to the jeeps geometry yet. I had a 2000 chevy blazer ZR2 that i traded in for the jeep before and never hit anything with it.
Haha just be careful. I use my tow package like a skid a guess it really does help protect my tank. I don't know what style you have. A lift does help but a skid is 100% safety
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Steering box
Oil pan
Gas tank if you have a pre-03
Diff covers
Rocker guards
Belly
Corners

That's in terms of importance IMO. Quality stuff isn't cheap but can you afford to do it twice?

FYI, you have a very flimsy tie rod that I would put towards the top of that list, even though it's not armor.
That's exactly how I thought of them lol. Nice

I also assumed he was getting a gas tank skid no matter what so didn't include it
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Belly
Trans/oil
Gas
Steering..because its cheap
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If you decide to go belly up you will prob need an sye though...which would require a new drive shaft...which starts to get expensive...soon you will need wallet skids.
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Haha just be careful. I use my tow package like a skid a guess it really does help protect my tank. I don't know what style you have. A lift does help but a skid is 100% safety
My hitch is a mopar class 1 (came with the jeep) and yeah ive hit it a few time now! not to worried about it.
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If you decide to go belly up you will prob need an sye though...which would require a new drive shaft...which starts to get expensive...soon you will need wallet skids.
Exactly why I said it gets expensive only wirth it of your wallets fat or you already have those mods or need them


Wallet skids yeah I need those now.
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My hitch is a mopar class 1 (came with the jeep) and yeah ive hit it a few time now! not to worried about it.
Yeah it's good for that. Good for me pa wheeling doesn't have a lot of rocks but I've found a few haha
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FYI, you have a very flimsy tie rod that I would put towards the top of that list, even though it's not armor.
what tie rod do you recommend then?
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what tie rod do you recommend then?
You can do the Cherokee swap which is cheapest. Go crown which is like the same thing. Or Currie makes a nice top of the line one I believe. or savvy. Someone. I don't pay attention because I'm poor.

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