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post #1 of 6 Old 08-31-2005, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Gas Tank Skid Plate

I was wondering which companies make gas tank armor that you don't have to drop the tank to install, or if you get better protection with a plate that requires a drop, remove OEM cover, and then reinstall the new plate around tank.

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Skid Row doesn't require you to drop the tank, fits right over the stock skid. That is what I'm currently running.

If you want a gastank skid with more clearence go with a Kilby but 03 or newer Jeeps require a body lift. Also, I'm pretty sure you have to drop the gastank in order to install it, I could be wrong though. Perhaps someone with more experience with the Kilby could chime in here.

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I was able to install my Warn gas tank skid on my 04 Rubi without dropping the tank. It was a pain since i was doing the install alone, but well worth it for the extra clearance, gave me about an inch over stock. I do run a JKS BL, and from what i understand Warn has re-designed their skid and does not offer any more clearance over stock....I'm not totally sure on that though. I have an older one i got prior to the recall/redesign.

I used ratchet straps around the seam of the tank to hold it up while i swapped the skids. I had the tank hella empty when i did this. Hope this helps.

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yes - you have to drop the gas tank for the Kilby
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Originally Posted by matty427
yes - you have to drop the gas tank for the Kilby
Yes, you have to drop it, but it's well worth it. You get an extra inch clearance, and it's not that hard to drop the tank.


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the kilby is a fairly easy install if you have an extra set of hands.

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