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Unread 05-14-2009, 09:44 AM   #211
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There are a few other companies that already make gas tank skids that do not require a body lift.
For an 06 that don't require a set of spacers to drop the skid? I looked pretty hard and didn't see any that replace the factory skid. Which one(s) did I miss?

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Unread 05-14-2009, 09:45 AM   #212
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Went over to Blaine's yesterday and installed the gas tank skid. Needless to say, with Blaine's help, we had it done in under 90 minutes. This skid really fits good and gave me much more clearance everywhere, including my RE track bar. Gonna take it up to Big Bear this weekend, and see if I can bang and scrape it!

Thanks for your help Blaine! This skid rocks!
Lets see...

7 Hour Drive to Blaine's House
90 Minute Install with Blaine's help
7 Hour Drive Home
= 15.5 Hours...

vs.

Wade installing himself = about 3 weeks and lots of swearing

hmmmm....
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Unread 05-14-2009, 09:54 AM   #213
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All,

Went over to Blaine's yesterday and installed the gas tank skid. Needless to say, with Blaine's help, we had it done in under 90 minutes. This skid really fits good and gave me much more clearance everywhere, including my RE track bar. Gonna take it up to Big Bear this weekend, and see if I can bang and scrape it!

Thanks for your help Blaine! This skid rocks!
Thanks Sam, it was nice meeting you. Go tear it up and we'll get you another one.

BTW- How did you like the brakes?
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Unread 05-14-2009, 10:00 AM   #214
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maybe procrastination works ok for you!



now i have to move all my evap crap and pound that out before i become more Savvy. all in good fun though.

will the corners use torx or allan head bolts??
That looks like mud, right? Mud is of the Devil!

Was there a slide involved in the production of that unintended body work, by chance?
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Unread 05-14-2009, 10:07 AM   #215
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Thanks Sam, it was nice meeting you. Go tear it up and we'll get you another one.

BTW- How did you like the brakes?
It was a pleasure meeting you too Blaine. Your knowledge is amazing.

I got used to your brakes, just in the short time I drove your Jeep. Got back in mine and I could really tell the short comings.

I added Vanco Big Brakes to my list!

Thanks again for all your help!
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Unread 05-14-2009, 10:30 AM   #216
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For an 06 that don't require a set of spacers to drop the skid? I looked pretty hard and didn't see any that replace the factory skid. Which one(s) did I miss?
Have you looked at the Rokmen gas tank skid? It uses spacers and replaces the factory skid, but so does Savvy's unless I am looking at out dated pictures and an out dated description on the web site.
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Unread 05-14-2009, 10:32 AM   #217
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That looks like mud, right? Mud is of the Devil!

Was there a slide involved in the production of that unintended body work, by chance?
the mud happened after the body work. as the Jeep was coming up out of a rut it lost traction and i had to pick a different line. when the driver (my girlfriend) took her foot off the gas it rolled back about a foot and bumped into the side of the rut.
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Unread 05-14-2009, 10:38 AM   #218
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Have you looked at the Rokmen gas tank skid? It uses spacers and replaces the factory skid, but so does Savvy's unless I am looking at out dated pictures and an out dated description on the web site.
We don't use spacers. The skid itself is adjustable and requires nothing else to be purchased to run at either height on the TJ/Unlimited depending on whether you do or do not have a body lift.
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We don't use spacers. The skid itself is adjustable and requires nothing else to be purchased to run at either height on the TJ/Unlimited depending on whether you do or do not have a body lift.
"Dual height mount" are fancy words for a built in spacer. :P A different implementation of the same idea.

It is true though most other companies require the spacer to be purchased separately.
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Unread 05-14-2009, 11:01 AM   #220
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"Dual height mount" are fancy words for a built in spacer. :P A different implementation of the same idea.

It is true though most other companies require the spacer to be purchased separately.
Of all the points I ever thought someone would attempt to make about this product, it having built in spacers was never even close to being on my radar.

I will say I'm glad we didn't hire you to write our descriptions for us.
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"Dual height mount" are fancy words for a built in spacer. :P A different implementation of the same idea.

It is true though most other companies require the spacer to be purchased separately.
You don't see a difference?
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Unread 05-14-2009, 11:07 AM   #222
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Of all the points I ever thought someone would attempt to make about this product, it having built in spacers was never even close to being on my radar.

I will say I'm glad we didn't hire you to write our descriptions for us.
I do technical write ups and product write ups at work as well. If you said to make it sound like there were no spacers I would write it to that affect.

The ahem, "dual height mount", is a much better design than just using the traditional sense of spacers. With out that there are no spacers that could slide out, crack, or put more twisting torque on the bolts.
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Unread 05-14-2009, 11:14 AM   #223
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I do technical write ups and product write ups at work as well. If you said to make it sound like there were no spacers I would write it to that affect.
I wouldn't tell you to make it sound like there were no spacers. I would tell you to represent it accurately in your description so the average person will understand the product.
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Unread 05-14-2009, 04:38 PM   #224
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got my mitts on one for a few minutes in moab this week. i have to say that i am very impressed! i wish i could have stuck around to help install it on his rig but i was leaving that night... i am sure he will test it as hard as anyone can!
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