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Unread 01-03-2010, 10:11 AM   #736
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I'm adding this in case it might help anyone else.

To de-pressurize the fuel system, I pulled out the fuel pump relay in the fuse panel under the hood, and turned the key like I was going to start the Jeep. It fired for a second, and then died. I had a couple of drops come out when disconnecting. After installing, I replaced the fuel pump relay and keyed the ignition on and off a few times to pressurizize (Bushism) the fuel system, and it fired right up and ran great.

Like I said, I added this, because I don't have a Factory Service Manual, and it was the only thing I could think of, and it might make someone else's life easier.

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Unread 01-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #737
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I am just wondering if anyone has tried one of these with the RE Tri-link rear setup? I am in the market for one because my 01 has the worst stock skid ever...it is completely open on the sides unlike my 02 which is closed in and I am concerned about clearance issues.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 10:35 AM   #738
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I'm adding this in case it might help anyone else.

To de-pressurize the fuel system, I pulled out the fuel pump relay in the fuse panel under the hood, and turned the key like I was going to start the Jeep. It fired for a second, and then died. I had a couple of drops come out when disconnecting. After installing, I replaced the fuel pump relay and keyed the ignition on and off a few times to pressurizize (Bushism) the fuel system, and it fired right up and ran great.

Like I said, I added this, because I don't have a Factory Service Manual, and it was the only thing I could think of, and it might make someone else's life easier.
Thats how the Rokmen guys do it on their video on youtube
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Unread 01-03-2010, 11:31 AM   #739
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I am just wondering if anyone has tried one of these with the RE Tri-link rear setup? I am in the market for one because my 01 has the worst stock skid ever...it is completely open on the sides unlike my 02 which is closed in and I am concerned about clearance issues.
I don't know about the RE Trilink but we have many peopleusing our skids with triangulated 4 link suspension. In fact, they like our skid better because they are able to shift the axle back more than the others.
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Unread 01-03-2010, 11:55 AM   #740
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Any updates on the belly skid yet????
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Unread 01-03-2010, 04:04 PM   #741
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Any updates on the belly skid yet????
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Unread 01-03-2010, 05:31 PM   #742
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Any updates on the belly skid yet????
I think that is x 90% of the TJ forum
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Unread 01-03-2010, 07:55 PM   #743
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I am just wondering if anyone has tried one of these with the RE Tri-link rear setup? I am in the market for one because my 01 has the worst stock skid ever...it is completely open on the sides unlike my 02 which is closed in and I am concerned about clearance issues.
Yes... I'm running the RE Truss, but I have it mounted on top for my Diff instead of at the face Pic Here... I can't find the other Savvy install pics right now, but I had one of the before and after clearance between my Kilby GTS and the Savvy GTS... the Savvy had better clearance by a noticeable amount



I can take some other pics if you had specific things you wanted to see, but I wouldn't worry one bit!

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Unread 01-03-2010, 08:09 PM   #744
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Some savvy clearance sexiness

This is with 16" lowers on a D44 tilted back far enough to adjust the pinion with a 4" lift and Tera Belly Skid (Equal to 6.5"+ of total drive line lift.)

Just enough room for the diff to stuff all the way up there
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Unread 01-26-2010, 12:38 PM   #745
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well, the



tank skid made the JP magazine march 2010 pages!
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Unread 01-26-2010, 12:53 PM   #746
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I installed the Savvy GTS over the summer and it has been fantastic. I don't do any hard core wheeling like Blaine and Gerald do, but so far I have only been able to put small scratches and one little dent in mine. Now I need a BL (among other things) so I can tuck the skid up a bit more.



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Looks like you're definately having some fun!
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Unread 01-26-2010, 03:55 PM   #748
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Haha, I have as much fun as I can with my little Jeep
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I installed the Savvy GTS over the summer and it has been fantastic. I don't do any hard core wheeling like Blaine and Gerald do, but so far I have only been able to put small scratches and one little dent in mine. Now I need a BL (among other things) so I can tuck the skid up a bit more.
With a 97-02 you should be able to raise it up without the body lift. The extra junk on top of the 03-06 TJs prevent this from happening. On my old 97 I had an EMP skid that raised the tank up an extra inch with no issues whatsoever.
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