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post #751 of 927 Old 01-26-2010, 06:32 PM
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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.
Interesting.... Can anyone tell me for sure? Its kind of a pain to take out and put back in, but its worth a try.


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I believe they raised the skid as much as they could without a bl, and then added exactly 1" for those with the BL.

Gerald, I know you love to be the source of info. Can you shed some light here?

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There are two mounting heights for the skid depending on which holes you use when you assemble it. One is for Jeeps with a body lift, the other is for Jeeps without. The directions Savvy sends with the skid shows how to install both ways.

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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Interesting.... Can anyone tell me for sure? Its kind of a pain to take out and put back in, but its worth a try.
You're welcome to try, but I suspect I'd be a bit remiss in my design abilities if it were possible.

From appearances and a few other things, I'd venture that EMP doesn't do much development. That means their products are pretty close to others on the market in both appearance and function.

If a company advertises a gas tank skid that fits with or without a body lift on pre-03's, they simply didn't do their homework on raising it as high as possible. I also know that to be true on many of the skids we've removed to install ours.

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You're welcome to try, but I suspect I'd be a bit remiss in my design abilities if it were possible.

From appearances and a few other things, I'd venture that EMP doesn't do much development. That means their products are pretty close to others on the market in both appearance and function.

If a company advertises a gas tank skid that fits with or without a body lift on pre-03's, they simply didn't do their homework on raising it as high as possible. I also know that to be true on many of the skids we've removed to install ours.
That is the real post I was looking for. I would have figured that if there was the chance to gain extra clearance in the '97-'02 skids, there would be 2 different gt skids from savvy. I have never heard of anything being different in the rears of the Jeeps except for the charcoal canister and the revision of the factory skids.

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That is the real post I was looking for. I would have figured that if there was the chance to gain extra clearance in the '97-'02 skids, there would be 2 different gt skids from savvy. I have never heard of anything being different in the rears of the Jeeps except for the charcoal canister and the revision of the factory skids.
There's actually a lot different in how they did the lines across the tops of the tanks and several different tank top configurations across the years.

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The extra junk on top of the 03-06 TJs prevent this from happening.
To make some lemonade out of the lemon though, the routing of the lines makes it EASY to drop the tank (at least on the '03). You don't have to worry about trying to reach in and connect the lines on top of the tank with limited access/visibility. Once you take off the rear wheels the line connections are right in front of you. Takes all of 5 minutes to disconnect. Easy, peasy, lemon sqeezy.

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A little off-topic, but SimonsTJ, are you talking about Indy as in the music release type, genre, or location?
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You're welcome to try, but I suspect I'd be a bit remiss in my design abilities if it were possible.
Thanks Blaine, I figured that was the case, and I was almost certain that it wouldn't go up much higher during the install.

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Thanks Blaine, I figured that was the case, and I was almost certain that it wouldn't go up much higher during the install.
Ah... ok, completely different than what I thought. Back to topic

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I installed my Savvy skid about a month ago and bashed it really hard coming off a solid granite ledge. I was afraid to look underneath. After I got up the courage, I inspected it closely and found only scrapes in my fresh black paint job. The Savvy skid did not dent. I'm sold. The install went very smooth as well. Gained 1.5" in height. All in all, a GREAT product. My only wish would be a little more clearance on the driver's side for the shock during suspension cycling. It is no worse than the stock skid, but no better either. I've got about 3/8" clearance from my OME long travel shock at ride height. It gets pretty close during travel. I should add that part of this is due to the fact that I run Teraflex rear shock relocators, which move the bottom of the rear shocks about 1 inch rearward so that they clear the spring perches during full extension.

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So, after a full season at Johnson Valley and other tough wheeling spots throughout the counrty the gas tank skid has work fantastic. There are a few dented edges and Kiwi has dented the bottom slightly. There hasn't been anything close to a failure.

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My skid should be here tuesday, my stock skid rusted in half and I have a ratchet strap holding the tank up. I ran all the gas out and the jeep is sitting in the shop until I get the new skid, I have a pit in the shop so it should be an easy install. Thanks again Gerald.
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TT?? How about some pictures?

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FWIW, I love my tank skid. So glad I got it, too, because the first wheeling trip after getting it installed included a moment where my entire *** dropped onto a granite outcropping directly on the skid. Stock skid I'm not sure would've held up. Savvy skid just had some rock rash.
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