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That's a hard one to make a judgement call on. The skidplate Mopar installed '97 to '02 was thin and not worthy, the skidplate used on 2003 and later TJs was heavier and worthwhile. I wonder which one that is? I'd call the dealer and find out if that part number is the later heavier-duty version. Do check your local dealer's discounted price, it may be very competitive if not cheaper than Quadratec's usually sky-high pricing.
 

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Do you know anyone that works at the dealer? My dad was able to get mine at a discounted rate. Just like Jerry said, i got the thicker version brand new for $67
 

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I hit my gas skid often and have managed to dent my 3/16" skid. Still, it protects my tank better than the original baking pan that was on the Jeep. The Mopar looks like the stouter skids that were installed on the 2003+ models but still, the way I have hit mine - I still would opt for a 3/16 steel skid over the Mopar model. Here's what I have on my Jeep, for the price - I think it protects decently.

Extreme Metal Products, LLC
 

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Looks like the late model skid. People give those away after upgrading so spending $300 on one seems insane.

Personally, I'd save the money and put it toward a true upgrade from Savvy.
 

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It's weird how Savvy doesn't claim how much clearance you gain from the ground or rear diff.
 

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It's weird how Savvy doesn't claim how much clearance you gain from the ground or rear diff.
here is the email I got from Gerald regarding weight and clearance. I was asking questions regarding it compared to a competitor. I went Savvy and was glad I did.

"Our tank is around 30 lbs. It has the most clearance of any gas tank skid
on the market. Almost 2" of increased ground clearance and 1" of track
bar and diff clearance over stock. Ours is $xxx (price removed in case it went up since then) now and is more expensive
than a steel skid but the better ground clearance, rolled design and
lifetime warranty make it worth it.

Thanks,

Gerald Lee
Savvy Off Road
14381 Franklin Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780

949-870-8106

Savvyoffroad.com"
 

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It's weird how Savvy doesn't claim how much clearance you gain from the ground or rear diff.
Why is that weird? I can, without a doubt, assure you that it is as high-clearance in all dimensions as you can possibly be. The tank actually has to be pushed into the skid. Nothing else fits the tank even remotely close.
 
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