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Old 11-12-2011, 07:50 AM   #1
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Tucking the gas tank

My gas tank doesn't hold it's capacity, on occasion leaks ( that is a mystery) and skid plate doesn't look too good anymore.
It has a 3" body lift so there is some room to lift the tank. Any reccomend actions,

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I'd drop the tank to figure out why it leaks, if it's damaged might not be a bad idea to get a new one.

If you're looking for a great aftermarket skid plate that raises the tank as high as it can go, checkout the gas tank skid from Savvy Off road. It's aluminum, lightweight, strong, and has a "if you can manage to break it, we'll replace it" warranty. So far, I don't think anyone has been able to take advantage of it.

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I just replace my skid plate with a Rokmen Skid Plate. it is awesome and about $100 cheaper then the Saavy skid. trying to get some pics up here but i dont really know how. im new at this lol
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I definitely plan on checking the tank leak. As for manufactured skids, I will also be weighing the possibility of making my own.
I haven't looked into the mounting and such yet, but I guess my real point was with the 3 extra inches, how doable is raising it?
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I just replace my skid plate with a Rokmen Skid Plate. it is awesome and about $100 cheaper then the Saavy skid. trying to get some pics up here but i dont really know how. im new at this lol
If the Savvy skid was made from steel and needed a spacer kit for certain applications at an additional cost, it would be less than the Rokmen. Since it's not steel, weighs much less, and will work on all TJ's with or without a body lift, that adds some to the cost.
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I definitely plan on checking the tank leak. As for manufactured skids, I will also be weighing the possibility of making my own.
I haven't looked into the mounting and such yet, but I guess my real point was with the 3 extra inches, how doable is raising it?
After 1" or so of body lift, your limitation for raising the stock skid is the shock and skid mounting crossmember.

On the later models, 03 up, a 1" BL just lets the evap stuff on top of the fuel tank clear the bottom of the tub. But, the tank is very close to hitting the crossmember.
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Thanks. I guess in a couple of weeks when I can crawl under it, I'll get the creative juices flowing for a solution.

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Old 11-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #8
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Drop BL down to 1 or 1.25", install Savvy gas tank skid. As Blaine mentioned, the extra 2" of body lift won't do anything for you in terms of tucking, as the crossmember is your limit well before you'll get to that point.

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