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07-24-2013 08:39 PM
Hazlitt777
Done

Just thought I would finally follow up. My dad and I got the SAVVY in and all went well. I'm very glad that I did because the stock skid plate was rotted through in about 1/4 of the plate.

Also, it was a perfect fit. Everything lined up. Spending a little extra was fine. Thanks again everyone.
03-23-2013 08:54 PM
Hazlitt777 I ordered the SAVVY. Thanks for the input everyone.
03-22-2013 03:04 PM
Imped If it's any consolation, I turned the fuel pickup dimple on a Rokmen skid inside out, which also damaged the fuel pump......

No matter how strong something is, it can always be damaged. I hammered it back out and it's still under another Jeep. Savvy builds the best gas tank skid available, hands down. No contest, end of story.
03-22-2013 01:07 PM
IslandTJ If you don't wheel on difficult terrain and don't want to spend $$$, I'd recommend going with the stouter OEM factory skids that were installed after 2002+. Check CL, there should be some on the market as a lot upgrade to an aftermarket gas skid.
03-22-2013 12:27 AM
Cons_Table You can also go to rokmens page or youtube channel and they have a great video on hoe to drop the tank. They are obviously installing their skid...but the instructions apply to any swap
03-21-2013 08:21 PM
Philmycrackin
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Originally Posted by Hazlitt777 View Post
TJ Dave,
Did you have to take the tank completely out to put the new skid guard on? I hope it comes with instructions.

Joe
The tank has to come completely out. I'm gonna be honest I was pretty nervous about doing it but its actually pretty easy. Once or if you buy a savvy you can download the instructions. they are very easy to follow and gives you some tips on how to disconnect the fuel lines. You will need a floor jack. I tried out with out floor jack and well nevermind, just use a floor jack
03-20-2013 05:30 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by sinbob View Post
I have the skid row gas tank skid and I have hit so hard that it made my wife scream. All it did was leave pulverized rock dust on it. 3/16 thick
The skid row doesn't have the dimple though, for the fuel pickup, correct?
03-20-2013 05:26 PM
sinbob I have the skid row gas tank skid and I have hit so hard that it made my wife scream. All it did was leave pulverized rock dust on it. 3/16 thick
03-20-2013 05:16 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by Hazlitt777 View Post
TJ Dave,
Did you have to take the tank completely out to put the new skid guard on? I hope it comes with instructions.

Joe
MOST aftermarket skids require you to remove the tank from the factory skid and put it in the new skid. Savvy, Rokmen, PS, etc are all like this.

I have a Rokmen skid and it is hell for strong. I have dropped on it pretty hard and left with nothing more than a scratch in the paint. If I had it to do over again, I would definitely go with a Savvy. I think the savings in weight is enough to justify the cost. However, the Rokmen is holding strong...it's a pig though.
03-20-2013 05:10 PM
Hazlitt777 TJ Dave,
Did you have to take the tank completely out to put the new skid guard on? I hope it comes with instructions.

Joe
03-20-2013 03:09 PM
TJDave
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Originally Posted by Hazlitt777 View Post
Thanks for the input, perhaps I will just go with SAVVY. I do not want to lose ground clearance.

If I go with the SAVVY, I take the old one completely off then, right?

And who is "Gerald" and what is his phone number so I can ask for the 10% WF discount?

Thanks everyone.
I think you will be very happy you did. The Savvy comes with everything you need, and maybe some stuff you won't. It's that complete of a kit. Everything comes off. New tank skid has it's own new straps, two extra strap bolts, new push pins for fender liners, and even new carriage bolts for mounting it in case yours are rusted. I didn't need them, but they were included in case I did!

03-20-2013 02:56 PM
Hazlitt777 Thanks for the input, perhaps I will just go with SAVVY. I do not want to lose ground clearance.

If I go with the SAVVY, I take the old one completely off then, right?

And who is "Gerald" and what is his phone number so I can ask for the 10% WF discount?

Thanks everyone.
03-20-2013 08:26 AM
Rockjock15 Having run the Tomken skid years ago I will have to say the only benifit is it an extra layer of metal protection. Other than that you lose ground clearence, as well as rearward clearence for larger housing center section/factory track bar, and you will add weight the most weight out of all skid plates (since the factory skid is retained and you add this steel skid).

Personally I would order the Savvy skid. Do it right and do it once. Call Gerald I believe he offers a 10% WF discount and the shipping is very cheap.
03-20-2013 07:15 AM
Philmycrackin I have a savvy and love it. Comes with new straps and all hardware needed.
03-20-2013 01:31 AM
UnlimitedLJ04 the Savvy gas tank skid is by far the best skid on the market right now.
03-19-2013 11:17 PM
tj00wrangler I have a Rokmen and LOVE it. I have beaten the hell out of it and not even a ding.
03-19-2013 11:14 PM
oIIIIIIo Have you looked at Poison Spyder and Rokmen? Or bite the bullet and get the SAVVY aluminum ts, can't go wrong.
03-19-2013 10:53 PM
2JeepsThatRun Go Rokmen I just put one on and tested it out this weekend in slade ky. The thing is incredibly strong compared to the stock tank and provides more coverage as well as a minimum of an inch rise. If you have a body lift you get an inch and a half, but if you don't you would need the half inch spacer.
03-19-2013 10:50 PM
WaterDR The one posted in the original post looks much easier to install and can also be remove.

Other than that, it seems a bit kooky.
03-19-2013 10:44 PM
BLK00TJ Followup... I didn't realize that it is a wrap for the stock skid. In that case, the reason I'd steer clear is that it isn't even a replacement to the super-thin 97-02 skid. Go Rokmen or save up for the Savvy. The good thing about the Savvy over the Rokmen is the new straps. Rokmens doesn't come with straps and mine were toast when I replaced my skid.
03-19-2013 10:41 PM
BLK00TJ Nope. It doesn't have the space in the bottom for the fuel pickup that is needed. If you want to save money over the Savvy (which I can attest is awesome) look at Rokmen for a little more than the tomken.
03-19-2013 10:39 PM
freeskier Do you realize that isn't a full replacement skid? It's only meant to go over your existing factory skid. I'd install a newer model factory skid before that thing.
03-19-2013 10:36 PM
Hazlitt777
gas tank skid plate advice

I am considering purchasing a Tomken Gas Tank Skid Plate. I want something a better than my 1999 factory original, but don't want to spend over $300 for a SAVVY.

Here is the link:
Tomken Machine TMS-1340-G - Tomken Gas Tank Skid Plate for 97-02 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

It is 1/8" thick steel. Any opinions? Bear in mind that I will only be doing light off roading. But I definitely want something better than a factory original replacement.

Thanks for any advice.

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