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post #1 of 15 Old 12-03-2008, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Which Gas Tank Skid Plate?

I see that Warn, Killby, etc etc all have one for about the same money. Can someone recommend one has worked for them or perhaps one that did not work out as well as they hoped?

As they all seem to be the same thickness and price (within 20 bucks) its hard for me to choose based just on looks so im totally open to suggestions.

I'm also looking for a oil pan guard too so if you have any input, good or bad on thoese im all ears too.

Thanks as always in advance for the help.

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post #2 of 15 Old 12-03-2008, 09:54 PM
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Check these guys out. I have some of their equipment on my 99Tj and they work awesome. www.tomken.com Yes I know the owners too but thye do build some tough items. Here is the web site on the skid plates that they offer. http://www.tomken.com/catalog.php?se...t%3Dskidplates You can also call them at 719-395-2625 I know I have their gas tank skid plate on my Santa list.

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I've heard good things about these guys: http://www.extrememetalproducts.com/...6f2f50bcb44b62

3/16" and it comes powdercoated.

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I have an EMP gas skid, awesome product for the $ price. Installed without a hitch, all holes aligned as expected.

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post #5 of 15 Old 12-03-2008, 10:25 PM
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emp skid is awesome. its saved me quite a few times. the directions are a little iffy but once the gas tank is out its pretty easy to understand.

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I have no complaints with my Warn gas tank skid.
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post #7 of 15 Old 12-03-2008, 10:44 PM
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The Rokmen skid is worth a look. Here is a link:

http://www.rokmen.com/products/skid_...tank_skid.html

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post #8 of 15 Old 12-03-2008, 10:53 PM
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I've heard good things about these guys: http://www.extrememetalproducts.com/...6f2f50bcb44b62

3/16" and it comes powdercoated.
X4. I have the EMP skid and it cannot be beat - AND it costs a lot less too!

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post #9 of 15 Old 12-03-2008, 10:57 PM
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Rokmen X2 I have one, its top notch, and has the fuel pump "bulge"

That being said, the guys at Tomken have done a small amount of work on my Jeep, and they are really cool. Their skid attaches under the stock skid, so you don't have to drop the tank. I will definitely have them build me a bumper/tire carrier in the future.

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post #10 of 15 Old 12-03-2008, 11:18 PM
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I ran a Kilby in mine for years with no issues. I drug it over plenty of rocks and dropped on it plenty of times coming off ledges. When I put a fuel cell in the rear of my TJ, I cleaned it up and repainted and now my brother in law runs it.
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Rokmen x3! Replacing the factory skid gives you more room.

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post #12 of 15 Old 12-04-2008, 02:38 AM
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Im not completly sure, but i do believe the Kilby and Warn will both raise the tank an inch. Also believe Warn copied Kilbys design...

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post #13 of 15 Old 12-04-2008, 02:58 AM
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AtoZ and EMP skids are also claimed to raise clearance by 1" and they seem pretty much identical too, except that the EMP is quite a lot cheaper!
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post #14 of 15 Old 12-04-2008, 06:17 AM
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BTW if you have an "older" Warn gas tank skid without the bulge they're replace it for free with the new style which does include a bulge. The Warn from what I understand puts the tank in the stock location so you can install it to 03-06 Jeeps without hurting any of the vent lines.
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post #15 of 15 Old 12-04-2008, 07:09 AM
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typical support what you have...

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