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post #1 of 17 Old 08-04-2010, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Gas Tank Skid Plate

I have searched the forum but have come up with very little...

Who makes a good skid plate for a YJ gas tank? Basically the only ones I have seen are Warn's and Kilby's. Most mfg's seem to only make them for TJ's. Please let me know what you have or recommend!


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post #2 of 17 Old 08-04-2010, 03:03 PM
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I have a Warn thatI got a good deal on at a Jeep show. Its an excellent product but a bit pricey. I recommend it.

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Warrior products. I used one in my write-up on my '91 YJ.

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Here's what I found:

Warrior Products - 12 ga (~1/8") - $170 (Qtec)
Tomken - 1/8" - $190 (Qtec)
Rugged Ridge - 3/16" - $250 (Qtec)
Kilby - 3/16" - $250 (Kilby Enterprises)
Warn - 3/16" - $284 (Qtec)

The Warrior and Tomken are approximately the same thickness, while the RR, Kilby, and Warn are about 50% thicker (are are priced accordingly!)

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Excellent, thanks guys. I had seen the warrior skid before but wasn't sure that it would really be an "upgrade" over the factory skid... but thanks for the added info on it Max.

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I just got the Warrior and it seems to be pretty solid. I would say a definite upgrade over stock.
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if your looking for a new skid, then it probably means your looking to use it. The thin 1/8" stuff isn't gonna hold up very well if you drop your *** end on a rock, log, etc. If your looking to upgrade, then go with something in the 3/16" thickness. They will be able to hold the weight of the vehicle and take impacts much better than a thin 1/8". If you look around, you will see that most "serious" armor is gonna be 3/16" steel or 1/4" aluminum.

If you get a thinner material and bend, break, or puncture it, you just lost $180 that would could have gone towards a heavy skid that would not have failed. Ultimately it depends on what your use is. But if you want upgrade it, go 3/16". If you want to replace it, go 1/8".


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i saw a right up where a guy took another stock skid plate.cut the main part out and welded it to his original. quite thick and durable and cheap. just a thought.

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I got a Warn about 3 years ago. I've dropped it on many rocks since then, and all I've done is scratch the powder coat. Well worth the extra money.

I've got a whole bunch of stickers from all the crap I've bought over the years. And I'm thinking of covering the bottom of the skid with them. Then I'll do a write-up on which sticker holds up the best.

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I'd spend the extra $70 and get a 3/16" skid. I'm not a fan of kilby and have not heard anything about Rugged Ridge. Does skid row make a gas tank skid?

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Thanks again for the replies, I do plan to go 3/16 for sure, so that kind of narrows down the choices. I have had numerous Kilby products in the past and have been very happy with them (aside from the powder coat on the latest bumper I got). I have never had any Warn armor, but it looks good and would do the job im sure. So it will prob come down to Warn and Kilby then as they are the front runners with 3/16 skids. Ill check into the Rugged Ridge a bit more too. I was orig kind of hoping to go aluminum, but no one seems to be makin any alum skids for YJ's. I PM Gerald at Savvy about it and he just said there were a few Savvy prototypes out there for YJ's, but it didn't seem as though one would come to production due to low demand....

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My 5 year old Kilby:
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My 5 year old Kilby:
I have the tar out of it.
very nice!! I had a Kilby skid on my CJ7 and it was great... I dont know why im over thinking this skid dilemma! Love Kilby, just had a bad exp. with my last bumper.... metal must have been rusty under powder coat and it just started bubbling everywhere (and the bumper was brand new, had sat in my basement in the box for like 6 months, never had been installed. So i ended up sanding it out and rattle canning it). I hope it was an isolated incident... my other 3 bumpers, tank skid, fairlead mount, and steering box skid have all been great though. Thanks for the pic and the suggestion.

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My 5 year old Kilby:
I have the tar out of it.

Do you have any clearance issues with your Ruffstuff 8.8 cover? Dan at Ruffstuff says the Kilby is a little bigger, and has some problems with his covers.

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I like my Kilby, it is really heavy duty. Had it for about two years, and it is scratched up pretty badly with a little surface rust at the back edge like jeepster93's, but it's still completely straight.

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