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post #1531 of 3547 Old 02-24-2013, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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I know its on my list down the line so thanks in advance. When do you plan on tackling the stretch?
With your Lj you shouldn't need one of these. But your welcome haha.

I only get about one day a week to work on the jeep but once I finish the tank install ill be starting the stretch.


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post #1532 of 3547 Old 02-24-2013, 11:45 AM
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With your Lj you shouldn't need one of these. But your welcome haha.

I only get about one day a week to work on the jeep but once I finish the tank install ill be starting the stretch.
You going to be working on it next weekend? Maybe when I snag the GTS/driveshaft I could give ya a hand if needed.

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Looks good man. Write-up worthy.

I posted over in the MOAB thread. Might be able to join y'all.
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post #1534 of 3547 Old 02-24-2013, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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You going to be working on it next weekend? Maybe when I snag the GTS/driveshaft I could give ya a hand if needed.
Im not sure yet but I appreciate the offer.

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Looks good man. Write-up worthy.

I posted over in the MOAB thread. Might be able to join y'all.
Thanks man, I saw! That'd be awesome its going to be a great trip!!

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With your Lj you shouldn't need one of these. But your welcome haha.

I only get about one day a week to work on the jeep but once I finish the tank install ill be starting the stretch.
I figured I would need one more- with the LJ I have a longer lever arm if you will. I would think the geometry of the longer rig would have my back end dipping down a lot further.

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You going to be working on it next weekend? Maybe when I snag the GTS/driveshaft I could give ya a hand if needed.
If you are ever wrenching around on a weekend, I like to learn, I make a good shop hand and I almost always bring beer. Just sayin'. I certainly wouldn't mind stopping by to lend a hand, or just to watch.

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post #1536 of 3547 Old 02-26-2013, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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I figured I would need one more- with the LJ I have a longer lever arm if you will. I would think the geometry of the longer rig would have my back end dipping down a lot further.

If you are ever wrenching around on a weekend, I like to learn, I make a good shop hand and I almost always bring beer. Just sayin'. I certainly wouldn't mind stopping by to lend a hand, or just to watch.
I don't follow your first comment Kate???

Thanks for the offer ill keep it in mind if I need a hand

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I don't follow your first comment Kate???

Thanks for the offer ill keep it in mind if I need a hand
Well, wheelbase excluded- by back end sticks further out than a normal wrangler. Now picture me going uphill with those extra inches. I will hit my gas tank before a SWB TJ.

Should I generate a really awful Microsoft paint document to try and illustrate what I mean?

I might not be able to be entirely helpful- but I am trying to learn as much about jeeps as fast as I possibly can and the internet only goes so far.

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Well the tank isn't any higher than a stock tank with a Savvy GTS I believe. So really you're not gaining much by going with a Genright tank. I think I remember reading its like 1" higher than stock, maybe 1.25"? And Savvy skid in BL position is 1.25" higher.

For us short wheelbase rigs we would go with one of these tanks for the benefit of pushing the axle back and stretching the wheelbase...

So really you could just go Savvy GTS and save that $$. Otherwise go fuel cell.

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For us short wheelbase rigs we would go with one of these tanks for the benefit of pushing the axle back and stretching the wheelbase...
This would make sense.

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post #1540 of 3547 Old 02-26-2013, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Similar to what janesy said the only purpose of this tank is that it is more compact and allows me to move the axle back 5in and not hit anything.

With your Lj longer wheelbase there's no need for you to get this tank.

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Similar to what janesy said the only purpose of this tank is that it is more compact and allows me to move the axle back 5in and not hit anything.

With your Lj longer wheelbase there's no need for you to get this tank.
I still might be looking at something down the line- whether its a higher clearance tank or just a really good skid. I don't like how low the stock tank sits now. Its like its begging to be punctured by a rock.

I was actually watching a "how its made" on land rovers at lunch today- it looks like they build the tank skid into the body and have it sitting fairly high up. Clever.

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post #1542 of 3547 Old 02-26-2013, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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I still might be looking at something down the line- whether its a higher clearance tank or just a really good skid. I don't like how low the stock tank sits now. Its like its begging to be punctured by a rock.

I was actually watching a "how its made" on land rovers at lunch today- it looks like they build the tank skid into the body and have it sitting fairly high up. Clever.
The savvy gas tank skid will raise the tank and provide better protection. The tank itself you won't need to change.

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post #1543 of 3547 Old 02-26-2013, 01:12 PM
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The savvy gas tank skid will raise the tank and provide better protection. The tank itself you won't need to change.
Perfect. I hadn't started researching it yet- belly up skid, rock sliders and new soft top are ahead of it on the list, but its good to have in mind.

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Perfect. I hadn't started researching it yet- belly up skid, rock sliders and new soft top are ahead of it on the list, but its good to have in mind.
I actually scored my gas tank (I thought) pretty badly with my rear axle track bar bolt after I did my tummy tuck and adjusted my pinion angle (stock lower control arms, I moved the axle back in effect). I convinced myself that the stretch tank was the right way to go instead of the GTS so I dumped 800 on the pure jeep tank. Excellent tank, the aluminum work is great and no doubt the skid is stout but two things I noticed:

1. The stock plastic tank itself is actually pretty thick and very hard to puncture. I had to cut mine up with a knife to get my city to take it. I thought that the "scoring" from my rear track bar bolt would have created a failure point but it wasn't as bad as I thought.

2. I wanted the means to stretch one day so it made sense, the downfall is that the stretch tank has a sharp 90 degree angle on its leading edge, it's very square. Theres also about 6-7 inches between my rear axle and the tank skid. I am now concerned that when I set the jeep down on it, it could try to snag and shear the 7 puny grade 5 carriage bolts that hold it to the frame. When I stretch this wont be a problem because the rear axle will act as the "lead in", there shouldn't be a huge snag point as there is now.

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post #1545 of 3547 Old 03-04-2013, 02:23 PM
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Lu, I was just happening to think of this since I mentioned it the other day to you, but if you're looking to join a club in the area, a good one for you to look into is NTC.

Technically Northeast Toyota Crawlers, and a lot of Toyota's but there is a good number of Jeeps in it too. They are a member club of both the NEA and NOVA, and they go down to Rausch a good number of times too.

I've wheeled with them a few times and they are a good bunch of guys, many in CT too. Just food for thought..

Edit: I'm not a member right now, but probably will be joining soon, as they wheel probably the most out of any club around.

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