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AtcoTrailsINC 04-08-2011 12:53 AM

stock gas tank skid
 
I do some moderate wheeling, nothing like rock crawling but i do seem to hit my gas tank skid more than enough to think about it. My question is how trustworthy/strong is the stock gas tank skid? Is it worth the money to replace it with something stronger if im just doing trails? What do you guys recommend?

thanks guys :)

SilverTJMike 04-08-2011 01:21 AM

Rokmen.com. Beat the crap out of stock skid, when my dealer replaced the tank, they wouldn't until i replaced the skid. If there is no major dents you could hold off but the rokmen is way more solid and even with the spacer Kit it has more clearance.

DevilDogDoc 04-08-2011 01:32 AM

Or if you want the protection without adding 60 more pounds to your Jeep get a Savvy GTS. Just as tough, wont rust and weighs a couple more pounds than what's on there now. And if you have a BL, tucks your tank up a couple of inches too.

dmacioce 04-08-2011 02:20 AM

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Originally Posted by AtcoTrailsINC (Post 1165277)
I do some moderate wheeling, nothing like rock crawling but i do seem to hit my gas tank skid more than enough to think about it. My question is how trustworthy/strong is the stock gas tank skid? Is it worth the money to replace it with something stronger if im just doing trails? What do you guys recommend?

thanks guys :)

I think the stock skid is better than nothing. For the ~$350 that it would cost to get a new gas tank skid, I'd recommend prioritizing skids for other areas of your rig that are more vulnerable and go from there. Maybe look at getting rocker protection or oil pan skid for about the same amount of dough first. If you already have those areas covered, then yeah, the gas tank skid replacement might be a good way to go.

KidRock171 04-08-2011 02:30 AM

Going to 33's trying to avoid a regear as long as possible. What gas skid is out there that is lightweight but tough enough for serious trailing. Rocks in riverbeds. Fallen trees. Hard packed dirt.


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