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Old 02-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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Tj help Lifting Gas tank

Hey guys i was wondering about lifting up my gas tank on my tj. it has a 6 inch suspension and a 3 inch body lift and it just seems like the gas tank hangs down really low. Im still learning how to work on my jeep so any help is appreciated.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Need more lift.

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Old 02-27-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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lol i hope that is a joke
its high enough for me
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:58 AM   #4
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If your tank is stock height and just seems low, your probably not going to beable to raise it up, I just pulled the tank on my buddys TJ and theres no room up there.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:58 AM   #5
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It'd be easier to just replace the factory skid plate. You won't gain much ground clearance but it'd be a little better protected. Raising it would involve a lot more and you'd sacrifice some lateral cargo space.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:01 AM   #6
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Tuck it up the 3 inches that BL gave ya!
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:17 AM   #7
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It'd be easier to just replace the factory skid plate. You won't gain much ground clearance but it'd be a little better protected. Raising it would involve a lot more and you'd sacrifice some lateral cargo space.
Actually, I believe skids such as Savvy or Rokmen, gain close to an inch or more of clearance IF you have at least a 1"BL installed. I have the rokmen skid, and I know I gained more clearance after installing.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #8
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Jesus Christ that's tall......remove the 3" body lift, install 1" body lift, and run a Savvy skid.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #9
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Tuck it up the 3 inches that BL gave ya!
Because of the shock crossmember you can't raise it much more than ~1", so the body lift isn't even giving him that benefit.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:53 AM   #10
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However, installing the gas tank skid with a 1 inch body lift will raise the tank up a bit. I have the Pure Jeep skid and it did this just like the others.
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If you're feeling adventurous, you can modify your stock skidplate to sit an inch or so higher. Stock Gas Tank Modification: Free Ground Clearance* - JeepForum.com
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Because of the shock crossmember you can't raise it much more than ~1", so the body lift isn't even giving him that benefit.
Wonder how my Savvy skid raised it more than that? Hmmm
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Wonder how my Savvy skid raised it more than that? Hmmm
The most you can raise the stock gas tank without moving the crossmember (the one the front of the gas tank skid bolts to) is about 1.25-1.5". Without a small body lift, the tub won't allow you to go that high and will be the constraint. With a small body lift, the tub is no longer the limit and the crossmember is. The Savvy skid maximizes clearance all around and tucks the tank as high as it can go without contacting the crossmember. Whatever the exact amount, I don't know exactly. It's in the 1.25" range. It's possible to tuck it even further, as you've got plenty of room between the fuel regulator and the tub (about 1") with a 1" body lift and a good high-clearance skid like the Savvy. But, both the rear and front crossmember need to be raised by the same amount in order to do that (and that opens up another can of worms I won't get to). Point being, it's possible to raise the gas tank quite a bit and nothing over a small body lift is needed for tub clearance.

This is a technical reason as to why a body lift over 1.25" is considered pointless.....and it really is.
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Buy a fuel cell.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:43 PM   #15
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i like the hight of the jeep does anyone have a link for the skid plates
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Buy a fuel cell.
That's what I did.
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i like the hight of the jeep does anyone have a link for the skid plates
Let me google that for you

I bet you'd like it more if it was lower, more stable, and aesthetically pleasing.
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What size tires you run Vinny?
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The most you can raise the stock gas tank without moving the crossmember (the one the front of the gas tank skid bolts to) is about 1.25-1.5". Without a small body lift, the tub won't allow you to go that high and will be the constraint. With a small body lift, the tub is no longer the limit and the crossmember is. The Savvy skid maximizes clearance all around and tucks the tank as high as it can go without contacting the crossmember. Whatever the exact amount, I don't know exactly. It's in the 1.25" range. It's possible to tuck it even further, as you've got plenty of room between the fuel regulator and the tub (about 1") with a 1" body lift and a good high-clearance skid like the Savvy. But, both the rear and front crossmember need to be raised by the same amount in order to do that (and that opens up another can of worms I won't get to). Point being, it's possible to raise the gas tank quite a bit and nothing over a small body lift is needed for tub clearance.

This is a technical reason as to why a body lift over 1.25" is considered pointless.....and it really is.
You've confused semantics. There are two things in play here, first is how high you can raise the tank before you contact anything under the rig and the second is how the skid is constructed to increase clearance.

Due to how the skid is designed, it raises the tank the maximum amount for most rigs and it also dispenses with the formed ribs on the bottom of the 03-up tank skids which typically nets you a gain of 1.75" over stock at the back of the skid where it matters.
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You've confused semantics. There are two things in play here, first is how high you can raise the tank before you contact anything under the rig and the second is how the skid is constructed to increase clearance.
Ah yes, forgot to take into account the skid construction--flat vs. ribbed--along with the radius'd rear edge. Then yep, it's more than what I said initially. Of all your stuff I've installed on rigs, I've put on one gas tank skid and didn't take any pre-measurements.

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