Originally Posted by cam36
Hey im looking to get some skid plates for my 06 wrangler sport, but i dont feel like spending hundreds of bucks, couldnt i just cut a steel plate and bolt it over my gas tank? or is there more to it?
Were I in your shoes with similar desires, I would take the stock skid off, slice the support flanges appropriately, overlap them 1" and weld them back up. That would raise the skid an inch and that's a big enough difference that you might not need a skid depending on where and how you wheel.
You do need a 1" body lift to finish it off, and the good news is you're not weighing down your rig with unnecessary weight.