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post #1 of 75 Old 01-27-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Gas Tank Skid?

looking at getting a high clearance gas tank skid.
Have 1 1/4" BL

Looking at Rokmen or UnderCover Fab. any thoughts or suggestion?
Which has more ground clearance?

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post #2 of 75 Old 01-27-2013, 07:23 PM
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Try 4 wheel parts they can put u in the right direction
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post #3 of 75 Old 01-27-2013, 07:24 PM
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I think the most available is 1" over stock. I would suggest aluminum to save weight. The steel ones are in excess of 60lbs, while the Aluminum barely outweigh the stock skid. Personally I went with the Savvy skid and am very pleased with the product. I'm not familiar with the Rokmen skid but the UCF skid looks like it would get the job done just fine in aluminum.
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May wanna look into genright I think they also have one too. Also savvy comes to mind but I'll let the guys who actually know chime in. I'm getting ready to be in the same boat as you. So I'm curious to

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I had the Rokmen but sold it before I ever put it on. The weight is over the top heavy and if you live in the rust belt it will be rusting quickly.

The UCF option is a good one but one thing to consider is you get new hardware with the Savvy option. So, if your skid has been on for a long time I'd probably go Savvy.

However, it seems UCF is always easier to get in contact with. Savvy has some patchiness in contacting them from time to time.
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The Savvy skid is so much better than any other skid on the market, it really makes no sense to look elsewhere.

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This worked well for me, it's cheap, but not as strong as an aftermarket skid.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...-tank-1407078/

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post #9 of 75 Old 01-27-2013, 11:28 PM
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I went from a Kilby to a Savvy, gained 3/4" more clearance and lost 30 lbs... IIRC
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post #10 of 75 Old 01-27-2013, 11:57 PM
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post #11 of 75 Old 01-28-2013, 04:35 AM
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I got a Savvy GTS - lighter and stronger than the stock '97 skid.
It has taken some serious hits and only has a few scratches to show for it.

Taking advantage of a 1" BL, I now have an extra 1.75" clearance under the Savvy GTS.

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post #14 of 75 Old 01-28-2013, 07:44 AM
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just throwing this out there...UCF is offering free shipping on anything over $299 until Jan 31.
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post #15 of 75 Old 01-28-2013, 08:41 AM
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I have a Rokmen and am very happy with it. It is heavy, but it is very well made. With proper sealing/paint rust should not be a problem. I painted mine with P.O.R. 15 and have had it on for several years. I touch it up with a spray can after wheeling trips and have yet to see any rust issues crop up.


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