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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 10:59 AM
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Gas Tank Skid Plate for my Dodge Ram????

Just curious on this. My Jeep friend warns me to not go rock crawling without a gas tank skid plate. Can't seem to find one on the web. This sucker is a 35 gallon tank. Anyone have theirs protected? Also what about control arms and other skid plates for a dodge or generic trucks?
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Re: Gas Tank Skid Plate for my Dodge Ram????

Compare the locations of your Dodge's gas tank vs his Jeep's gas tank. Yours is on the driver's side under the bed in front of the rear axle by at least a foot, now up 5" from your lift, and eventually up another inch, or more, from taller tires. His is hanging down under the body behind his rear axle, waiting to get smushed and drug when his front goes up and his SWB rear goes down.[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] You'd have to work pretty hard to smack yours on something. By the time you need a gas tank skidplate, you've got bigger problems on your hands.[img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: Gas Tank Skid Plate for my Dodge Ram????

He is right and also in the 4x4 mag about 2 years ago there was an article with a dodge ram and he went very extra heavy duty and used a push blade from a grader to protect his under carriage!
I have hit my gas tank at least one time when I ran over a car that was burned up at a local sand pit. Plastic tanks aren't to strong against sharp metal from a twisted up car... [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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