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post #871 of 927 Old 05-16-2011, 08:52 AM
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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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i finally put a good dent in mine. the dip in the center doesn't dip on one side.
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i finally put a good dent in mine. the dip in the center doesn't dip on one side.
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. 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.

I was also astonished at the fit.

I lifted the skid up on a jack. I just kept going until the rear crossmember bolts were through the skid. I then looked at the axle side bolts and they were all in position. I then looked at the filler hoses; they had found there place too. I couldn't believe it.
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I was also astonished at the fit.

I lifted the skid up on a jack. I just kept going until the rear crossmember bolts were through the skid. I then looked at the axle side bolts and they were all in position. I then looked at the filler hoses; they had found there place too. I couldn't believe it.
Nice My gas tank skid should show up by Friday, hope my install goes as easy.

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Nice My gas tank skid should show up by Friday, hope my install goes as easy.
It will. Just take your time. One tip I can give is to remove both the inlet and return lines at the driver side wheel well. A lot easier to reach then ontop of the tank. Push the connections on further then squeeze the clips and then pull them apart.

Good luck. But I doubt you'll need it.

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A few people recently asked about the stainless steel straps and hardware. It will only work with our gas tank skid. It was designed so we could push the gas tank as far back as possible.

What a lot of people forget is we included all of the hardware and all of straps. More importantly, is the steel flanges are zinc plated to resist corrosion as well.

The steel flanges are necessary to prevent the rear cross member from folding up. You'll notice the flanges are a lot wider than everyone else and have two rows of holes to accommodate stock and body lifted Jeeps. You can run in either configuration without having to purchase anything else.

Here are a couple of shots of the skid before and after the OEM tank is installed.



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Completed the install of my Savvy gas tank skid today. Amazing product. Actually, my 17 year old son did most of it himself while I was at work. That says something about the quality of the directions and product ease. A couple of items we did differently than the instructions:

1. Supporting the vehicle with jack stands under the axle pushes the axle up too far making it difficult to unbolt the old skid. The track bar and differential were in the way of wrenching. Supporting the vehicle by the frame so the suspension dropped down made it much easier.

2. The Allen head cap screws that threads into the cross dowels were just a tad short (I was using the longer ones). I inserted two screwdrivers, one on each strap behind the dowels and squoze them together until I could start threading the cap screw into the dowell. 1/4" longer bolt would have been helpful.

Edit: Bolts supplied are long enough. I used the wrong mounting hole in the strap. Should have used top hole on one strap and bottom hole on the other.

Thanks for a great product!!! Off to the Rubicon trail next week to put it to the test!

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1. Why did you need to jack the vehicle up at all? Been awhile since I did mine but my recollection was that I did it with all four wheels on the ground.

2. I had this same issue. Ended up running to hardware store for slightly longer bolts.

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