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post #856 of 927 Old 10-05-2010, 07:34 AM
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Finally got mine on the Jeep on Sunday.

I'll try to get pics soon. I'll use a real camera just for Gerald

The weight savings are severely drastic! (especially with the old skid being full of mud)
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About time!

I've seen some skids so packed up with mud it is pretty unbeleiveable sometimes.


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post #857 of 927 Old 10-05-2010, 01:41 PM
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My factory skid had collected so much dirt that it had ants living in it. Seriously, when I dropped it, I got to watch them run away with all their eggs.

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I cant wait to afford one of these. Really wish I could have got the introduction price but I didn't even have a jeep then LMAO.
Its definitely on my short list now.
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I got mine installed last night and now that it's in I love it. Thought the Torx head bolts were the biggest pain in the ***...until I tried to disconnect the fuel tank lines. Those @$&?!# clips are now number one. With a little phone help from Mr. Savvy I finally got them off. Thanks again!

One small problem I did run into is I tried using the high mounting hole since I have a one inch body lift and it wouldn't fit so I had to take it out and switch to the lower holes on the skid.

I did mine solo and with only a 2 ton floor jack (which is now in two pieces in the garbage), I highly recommend getting a friend to help and using a bigger jack or possibly a tranny jack if available like some of the other guys have done.
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I got mine installed last night and now that it's in I love it. Thought the Torx head bolts were the biggest pain in the ***...until I tried to disconnect the fuel tank lines. Those @$&?!# clips are now number one. With a little phone help from Mr. Savvy I finally got them off. Thanks again!

One small problem I did run into is I tried using the high mounting hole since I have a one inch body lift and it wouldn't fit so I had to take it out and switch to the lower holes on the skid.
Why wouldn't it work in the raised position? Maybe another set of hands will help you get it up to the higher holes? I've installed 20 or 30 of these on every TJ model year there is and nothing has every prevented me from installing it in the higher position with a body lift.

Do you have some other modification back there that is causing you grief?

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No other mods back there, when I was raising the tank into position the first time it started hitting the hose connections when I had it about flush with the mounting bolts. I was afraid if I jacked it up anymore I would crack something. It might have went in but I didn't want to press my luck. The loss of the inch in height is not an issue for me.
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I got mine installed last night and now that it's in I love it. Thought the Torx head bolts were the biggest pain in the ***...until I tried to disconnect the fuel tank lines. Those @$&?!# clips are now number one. With a little phone help from Mr. Savvy I finally got them off. Thanks again!

One small problem I did run into is I tried using the high mounting hole since I have a one inch body lift and it wouldn't fit so I had to take it out and switch to the lower holes on the skid.

I did mine solo and with only a 2 ton floor jack (which is now in two pieces in the garbage), I highly recommend getting a friend to help and using a bigger jack or possibly a tranny jack if available like some of the other guys have done.
I did mine solo too. I used two jack stands to help balance on the jack. I raised it a little then raised the stands. Went in real easy. Even the fuel lines were going back together by themselves. They self aligned and I just clipped the line connectors. LOVE the skid.


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Two full years and not a single failure or anything even close.

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I wanted to keep the aluminum look but being in winter salt country I had to coat it with something and I wanted it easy to touch up so I took a wire brush in a drill to it and cleat coated it. That way when I scratch and ding it up I can just wire brush it and spray some clear and good as new.


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I did mine solo too. I used two jack stands to help balance on the jack. I raised it a little then raised the stands. Went in real easy. Even the fuel lines were going back together by themselves. They self aligned and I just clipped the line connectors. LOVE the skid.
The main problem I had was balancing the skid while jacking it up since the contact area on jack was too small. I also used two 3 ton stands, and went about it the same way.
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Another good hard slam onto my Savvy gas tank skidplate after a 2-3' drop onto a sharp pointed boulder two weekends ago Gerald, so hard I thought I had FINALLY managed to put a little dent in it. Nope.

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LOL! Thanks Jerry! Did you get you over heating resolved?

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LOL! Thanks Jerry! Did you get you over heating resolved?
I think it might be transmission related Gerald, afterall that was a long haul up to the 8400' summit towing my trailer and I was pushing it pretty hard. An aux tranny cooler, fan clutch, and coolant flush/new water pump is in the Jeep's near-term future.

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I think it might be transmission related Gerald, afterall that was a long haul up to the 8400' summit towing my trailer and I was pushing it pretty hard. An aux tranny cooler, fan clutch, and coolant flush/new water pump is in the Jeep's near-term future.
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Will do Gerald. I never knew you carried those types of parts but if you have a good lower $$$ source for them I'm all over that.

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