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post #811 of 927 Old 06-05-2010, 09:16 AM
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Is this the same guy that said I couldn't make any judgements from your posts about your driving?
Why would I need anything better than a stock skid If I wasn't going use it? I have diff sliders and u-joint/yoke protection also. I feel sorry for the guys with LJ's.


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We are not neglecting you. We are ingnoring you! J/K!

We have the design and run a few of them on our YJs. We just haven't had time to build them with all of the other stuff being built.

I think one will be made available.

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hahaha...So far I have the bumper and corners and love them even though I still can't install them But yea sometime around August I will be in the market for a Gas skid and I would love a savvy tie in some more aluminum and save some weight
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I would also be inclined to buy a Savvy GTS.

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Would that be the first Savvy skid with a dent?

Can we see some pics of the damage?
I've seen a few dents but nothing bad yet! I'm going to try next month on the Rubicon to see what I can do to the LJ!

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I'm looking forward to driving the LJ thru the Rubicon in July. It's been a while since I drove a 35" Jeep on the trails. Anyone doing the Jeeper's Jamboree in July?
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I read through several of the pages on this post and checked out the saavy website but couldn't find any clear information on requirements for this skid. Are there any requirements? I have a 1" body lift and a 1" mml. Is this enough to install this skid and gain some more clearance/protection? Thanks.

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I read through several of the pages on this post and checked out the saavy website but couldn't find any clear information on requirements for this skid. Are there any requirements? I have a 1" body lift and a 1" mml. Is this enough to install this skid and gain some more clearance/protection? Thanks.
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I got my gas tank in my skid, but I can't tell if it's down far enough, I don't think it is, but it doesn't seem to want to go any farther down. The tank is full right now because I thought I was going to get another week out of my fuel pump and that wasn't so. So I'm held up right now because the fuel pump I got was broken in the box and I need to figure out how to get the tank farther down into the skid. Here are the pics of where I'm at now. Thanks

Oh and I painted mine black (I didn't have much paint, so I didn't paint the bottom yet, I can paint the bottom when it's in)
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I just noticed that there are welds on the skid. From doing some research about welding 6061 T6, I found out that welding on it can reduce its strength by up to 80% changing its grade (unless it has been aged or heat treated again).

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I got my gas tank in my skid, but I can't tell if it's down far enough, I don't think it is, but it doesn't seem to want to go any farther down. The tank is full right now because I thought I was going to get another week out of my fuel pump and that wasn't so. So I'm held up right now because the fuel pump I got was broken in the box and I need to figure out how to get the tank farther down into the skid. Here are the pics of where I'm at now. Thanks

Oh and I painted mine black (I didn't have much paint, so I didn't paint the bottom yet, I can paint the bottom when it's in)
When I installed mine I put a bit of grease around the inside lip of the skid to help it slide all the way down.

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When I installed mine I put a bit of grease around the inside lip of the skid to help it slide all the way down.
I thought about that, but I said "hey, let's try to just sit it in place to see how tight it's going to fit" and it fell in a good bit so I tried to push it farther, I think it will be easier to deal with tomorrow if I drain the tank.
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I just noticed that there are welds on the skid. From doing some research about welding 6061 T6, I found out that welding on it can reduce its strength by up to 80% changing its grade (unless it has been aged or heat treated again).
I'm glad you noticed this, though no one will likely reply. That's the issue I have with the Savvy front bumpers too. They are welded on the front corners... which is pretty bash-able.

Structurally I'm sure it's fine, but if it's welded, it's not really 6061 T6 in that area anymore.

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I'm glad you noticed this, though no one will likely reply.


We have not ever hid the fact that we weld 6061 T-6 and well know that when you do so, it does change it's strength.

Now then, everyone who has had a skid failure due to our welds failing or any other failure, please raise your hand???



















That's right, no one, not a single weld failure, not a single skid failure and we have encouraged folks to beat them mercilessly. There's more to engineering a skid that just bending up some metal and slapping it together.

If you pay close attention to the design, the welds are designed in such a manner that they merely hold the sides in and add some structural integrity to help hold the shape. Now, if you manage to catastrophically damage the welds on a horridly fun trail somewhere, the steel mounting flanges are made in such a way that there are bolts through the sides to keep them somewhat in place should you shear all the welds loose.

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That's the issue I have with the Savvy front bumpers too. They are welded on the front corners... which is pretty bash-able.
Hmmmm, let me see, oh, that's right, that's why they are called BUMPERS, because you bump into things with them. The bumper is bent up out of one piece of aluminum sheet and two little flaps are folded to make the corner. The structural part that holds the winch in place with the fairlead mount is where the strength needs to be and is. There's not a steel folded bumper made that isn't susceptible to having the corners mangled and I should know, I've done it to at least five of them.

Typically though, if I have an issue with something, I tend to avoid it. You're welcome to do the same.

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Structurally I'm sure it's fine, but if it's welded, it's not really 6061 T6 in that area anymore.
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I thought about that, but I said "hey, let's try to just sit it in place to see how tight it's going to fit" and it fell in a good bit so I tried to push it farther, I think it will be easier to deal with tomorrow if I drain the tank.
If you look in the corners where the drains are, you can see that it's all the way down. Although, you should have put the tank straps on first before you dropped the tank in.

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