We were lucky enough to be selected to be a beta tester for the new Savvy Off Road Aluminum Gas Tank Skid. The install went very smooth for us, but we had experience with the Kilby skid install from a couple of years ago. If you take your time and start with an empty tank, it's a cake walk.
Here's the Savvy skid prior to install:
The weight of the Kilby skid:
The weight of the Savvy skid (30 lbs. less!!!):
The distance from the rear of the Kilby to the rear of the cross-member. Sorry about the pic being dark, it's about 2.5":
The distance from the rear of the Savvy to the rear of the cross-member. It's about 2". We were able to move the tank back 1/2"! Please also note how much more of the cross-member is covered by the mounting flange of the Savvy:
Here's the distance from the Jeep floor to the bottom of the Kilby skid, about 14-1/4":
Here's the distance from the Jeep floor to the bottom of the Savvy skid, about 13-3/4". That's 1/2" higher (not counting dimple)!
Distance from the ground to the bottom of the Kilby skid, about 21-1/4" (sorry about the bad angle):
Distance from the ground to the bottom of the Savvy skid, about 21-3/4"! Hmmm, there's that 1/2" again...
If you ever wondered what the stock tank does to the Kilby flat (no dimple) skid, after a few years, here you go...
We gained clearance on the passenger side where our "custom" exhaust for the tri-link passes the Savvy skid. The exhaust used to hit the Kilby but does not even come close to the Savvy!!! We're real happy about that.
Next will be the "useage test"...