post #121 of Old 05-11-2009, 10:06 AM
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Praying for pre '03 engine/tc/tt combo skids. I've been waiting a long time since medic went out and others don't cater to pre '03 guys. (insert prayer smiley here)

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post #122 of Old 05-11-2009, 10:17 AM
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We have a few things. None will be conventional, or using commonly accepted materials.
Can you provide an update on if you will make a transfer case skid plate out of aluminum or some other non-commonly accepted material? I was going to have one made, but I'm guessing that buying one from you will be cheaper in the long run.
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post #123 of Old 05-11-2009, 11:42 AM
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How far is the top of the tank from the bottom of the tub crossmember?
It's just about one inch, maybe slightly less. The bar crosses right over the middle of the clips that hold the hard plastic lines on the driver's side on my 04. And there is absolutely no more room between those plastic lines and the A/R bar. The are rubbing as is, I had to sleeve those lines.

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post #124 of Old 05-11-2009, 12:03 PM
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ok, i'm sold that thing looks awesome
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post #125 of Old 05-11-2009, 12:15 PM
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Looks like a sweet skid! I wish I hadn't just bought/ modified/ installed my Skid Row piece...

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post #126 of Old 05-11-2009, 02:23 PM
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Here's a pic of the surprisingly small box it comes in...
I don't know how much size factors into it, but I had a cell phone cost $134.79 in customs and brokerage fees.

I'll stop polluting this thread through. My next post will be before and after shots.
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post #127 of Old 05-11-2009, 03:46 PM
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Stock Skid Weight (w/ 1/8" welded to the bottom):



Competitors 3/16 steel skid:



Savvy 3/16 aluminum skid:



My Jeep lost 7.6 pounds going from the stock skid to the Savvy skid.
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post #128 of Old 05-11-2009, 04:28 PM
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I've been waiting a long time since medic went out ...
Yes, I too am disappointed that the Medic is no longer... Perhaps the Savvy group will come up with a replacement for the shovel on my 06 LJ? Even better would be a design that doesn't require a BL to work its magic!

mrblaine: what say you on the issue of galvanic corrosion with your Aluminum bling?

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post #129 of Old 05-11-2009, 04:33 PM
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Yes, I too am disappointed that the Medic is no longer... Perhaps the Savvy group will come up with a replacement for the shovel on my 06 LJ? Even better would be a design that doesn't require a BL to work its magic!

mrblaine: what say you on the issue of galvanic corrosion with your Aluminum bling?
Galvanic Corrosion occurs in salt water when electrical current is present in the water (never moor next to a Bayliner). So does your Jeep spend a lot of time submerged? I suspect your more concerned about regular old corrosion.

And after talking to Provologear I believe that those in corrosion rich areas will also receive a bottle of Alodine to treat the aluminum with.

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post #130 of Old 05-11-2009, 05:20 PM
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I have two questions about this skid.
1.) It was stated that it mounted to the rear cross member to keep it farther away from the track bar. Is that still the case for an Unlimited or does it mount in the stock location which leaves open space between the gas tank and rear cross member?
2.) Correct me if I'm wrong, but is there any risk of electrolysis using disimilar metals for the mounting than the skid itself?

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post #131 of Old 05-11-2009, 05:35 PM
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Someone start making new gas tanks that hold a couple gallons less than the stock tank, raise it up 2 inches and give it a sick departure angle. The only thing that I have seen close is tanks made for stretched Wranglers.

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post #132 of Old 05-11-2009, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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It was stated that it mounted to the rear cross member to keep it farther away from the track bar. Is that still the case for an Unlimited or does it mount in the stock location which leaves open space between the gas tank and rear cross member?
I changed how I worded that point so it is clearer, it isn't mounted to the rear crossmember at all. It's mounted to the same attach points as the OE skidplate is but the way the skidplate is configured, it moves the gas tank and plate back until it is next to the rear cross-member... as far rearwards as it is possible to go.

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post #133 of Old 05-11-2009, 06:45 PM
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We assembled the Savvy Aluminum Gas Tank Skid tonight after work. It took my son and I about 20 minutes. Went together like butter, everything fit just fine. Can't wait to get it installed. Ours weighed 32 lbs., so light, a 12 year-old can hold it, no problem.
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post #134 of Old 05-11-2009, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think your son would have any trouble holding my old heavy steel skidplate either Rob, he looks pretty darned solid. Hey, when are ya gonna buy him some shoes so he doesn't have to run around outside in his socks!

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post #135 of Old 05-11-2009, 06:55 PM
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I don't think your son would have any trouble holding my old heavy steel skidplate either Rob, he looks pretty darned solid. Hey, when are ya gonna buy him some shoes so he doesn't have to run around outside in his socks!
That's how I afford Jeep mods... shoes are expensive!

They tell us he's going to be 6' 5", or more!!! I'm going to have to start to lift weights again, gotta keep one step ahead. He has a female cousin, on his Mom's side, that is about 6'4"; she plays basketball and volleyball in college right now. He has another cousin that's 19, that's 6'6" but rather thin; ha!

Hey Jerry, I'm waiting to run the tank dry before we do the install. It's a tip mrblaine gave us.

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