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Fuel Tank Skid Plate (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    • Fuel Tank Skid Plate for Superior Protection
    • HD Steel Construction
    • Size: 36 in. L x 22 in. W x 14 in. H
    • Black Finish
    • Sold Individually
    • Uses Existing Hardware
    • 12 Month/12,000 Mile Warranty
    • Easy Bolt-On Installation
    • Fits All 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    0:00:01.170,0:00:06.450 this fuel tank skid plate is for anyone 0:00:03.360,0:00:08.460 with a 1997 to 2006 TJ that need a 0:00:06.450,0:00:10.259 replacement for your fuel tank because 0:00:08.460,0:00:12.599 you guy they're crushed it off-road or 0:00:10.259,0:00:14.730 it's just rotting away especially if you 0:00:12.599,0:00:16.980 live where we do where they put a ton of 0:00:14.730,0:00:18.480 salt on the roads in the wintertime this 0:00:16.980,0:00:20.040 is gonna be a pretty easy part to 0:00:18.480,0:00:22.320 install we are gonna go two out of three 0:00:20.040,0:00:24.060 wrenches because the fuel tank skid 0:00:22.320,0:00:25.740 plate is also what holds the fuel tank 0:00:24.060,0:00:27.480 into the Jeep so when you're replacing 0:00:25.740,0:00:28.530 this you're dropping the fuel tank out 0:00:27.480,0:00:31.140 of the Jeep there are some connections 0:00:28.530,0:00:32.759 you have to disconnect both electrical 0:00:31.140,0:00:34.380 and plumbing so a little bit of work 0:00:32.759,0:00:35.670 involved there but it is pretty easy to 0:00:34.380,0:00:37.920 do when we're gonna show you how to do 0:00:35.670,0:00:39.360 it in just a second so like I said two 0:00:37.920,0:00:41.700 main reasons you're gonna be replacing 0:00:39.360,0:00:44.100 this if it is bent or broken from a 0:00:41.700,0:00:46.530 contact with a rock on the trail or 0:00:44.100,0:00:47.790 maybe even on the road or it's just 0:00:46.530,0:00:49.320 rotted away and this is gonna be a 0:00:47.790,0:00:50.579 really great replacement that's a little 0:00:49.320,0:00:52.290 bit less expensive than going directly 0:00:50.579,0:00:53.940 to the dealership and getting a 0:00:52.290,0:00:55.470 replacement from them of course anything 0:00:53.940,0:00:57.329 that comes out of a Mopar book box 0:00:55.470,0:00:59.219 usually comes with a little bit of a 0:00:57.329,0:01:01.230 premium where this is going to be a 0:00:59.219,0:01:03.540 little bit less expensive but still for 0:01:01.230,0:01:05.940 all intents and purposes be a factory 0:01:03.540,0:01:07.770 piece this is OEM style you're going to 0:01:05.940,0:01:09.390 be able to drop your oh ma 0:01:07.770,0:01:11.610 in there it's gonna go right up to all 0:01:09.390,0:01:12.659 of your factory mounting points so it's 0:01:11.610,0:01:14.130 just gonna be a little bit less 0:01:12.659,0:01:15.630 expensive but still a really nice 0:01:14.130,0:01:17.820 replacement that will bolt up pretty 0:01:15.630,0:01:19.409 easily one thing to note is that this is 0:01:17.820,0:01:21.060 just going to be the skid plate and this 0:01:19.409,0:01:23.130 does not come with the straps that hold 0:01:21.060,0:01:24.900 the fuel tank into the skid plate so if 0:01:23.130,0:01:26.220 you're looking for those as well they're 0:01:24.900,0:01:27.750 gonna be a separate piece we do offer 0:01:26.220,0:01:29.939 them but you'll want to make sure you 0:01:27.750,0:01:31.650 pick up those separately if your straps 0:01:29.939,0:01:33.840 are in good shape you can reuse them 0:01:31.650,0:01:35.580 with your new skid plate like I said a 0:01:33.840,0:01:37.740 little less expensive than going and 0:01:35.580,0:01:38.909 getting one of these directly from Mopar 0:01:37.740,0:01:40.560 this one comes in at right around two 0:01:38.909,0:01:42.240 hundred and seventy-five dollars I think 0:01:40.560,0:01:43.470 that's a pretty good deal for you you 0:01:42.240,0:01:45.540 might be able to find some that are a 0:01:43.470,0:01:47.070 little less expensive but they're not 0:01:45.540,0:01:49.110 going to be as thick of a material or 0:01:47.070,0:01:50.490 come with as nice of a finish on them 0:01:49.110,0:01:52.470 and that's pretty important not because 0:01:50.490,0:01:54.299 you see this very often but because you 0:01:52.470,0:01:55.890 want to make sure that this stays rust 0:01:54.299,0:01:57.420 free for a good long time so you want it 0:01:55.890,0:01:58.829 to have a really good coating on it and 0:01:57.420,0:02:00.570 again you do want it to be pretty thick 0:01:58.829,0:02:02.490 because this is a protective your fuel 0:02:00.570,0:02:04.619 tank when you are doing any sort of 0:02:02.490,0:02:06.090 off-roading so I think for the quality 0:02:04.619,0:02:07.380 of the product the price is really 0:02:06.090,0:02:09.509 fitting I think you're gonna get a 0:02:07.380,0:02:10.500 pretty good deal at right around 275 so 0:02:09.509,0:02:11.610 like we said we're gonna go two out of 0:02:10.500,0:02:12.130 three wrenches on this because of 0:02:11.610,0:02:13.840 everything 0:02:12.130,0:02:15.370 to get disconnected in order to get this 0:02:13.840,0:02:16.330 installed but let's show you how to get 0:02:15.370,0:02:17.920 it done right now 0:02:16.330,0:02:19.540 pools required for this installation are 0:02:17.920,0:02:22.690 going to be a Phillips head screwdriver 0:02:19.540,0:02:25.660 a pushpin removal tool 3/8 drive various 0:02:22.690,0:02:29.140 extensions 13 millimeter socket this is 0:02:25.660,0:02:31.810 a Philips head on a socket a 3/8 drive 0:02:29.140,0:02:34.840 impact is optional and a 19 millimeter 0:02:31.810,0:02:36.340 socket on my half inch from my lugs all 0:02:34.840,0:02:38.620 right so the first step into removing 0:02:36.340,0:02:40.150 your gas tank is to free up your filler 0:02:38.620,0:02:43.270 neck we're going to first remove our gas 0:02:40.150,0:02:46.800 cap and now we're going to remove all 0:02:43.270,0:02:46.800 eight of these Philips head screws 0:03:00.140,0:03:03.710 and pull this trim ring out and there's 0:03:02.090,0:03:05.840 your pillow neck all right now we're 0:03:03.710,0:03:09.390 going to remove our wheel as well as our 0:03:05.840,0:03:12.560 inner fender let's start with the wheel 0:03:09.390,0:03:12.560 [Music] 0:03:22.940,0:03:26.230 all right now we're going to remove our 0:03:24.560,0:03:28.790 inner fender well and there are a few 0:03:26.230,0:03:30.200 pushpins so I have a pushpin removal 0:03:28.790,0:03:32.930 tool here we're going to get underneath 0:03:30.200,0:03:35.840 and pry up you can see they are the 0:03:32.930,0:03:38.290 Christmas tree type give me two down 0:03:35.840,0:03:38.290 here 0:03:47.049,0:03:54.040 I'm gonna pass this upper lip here try 0:03:50.510,0:04:03.860 to fold down on it get it past our 0:03:54.040,0:04:05.930 fender flairs here alright as you can 0:04:03.860,0:04:07.640 see we have our fuel pump electrical 0:04:05.930,0:04:08.269 connection here we're going to unlock it 0:04:07.640,0:04:10.069 like that 0:04:08.269,0:04:16.789 and then pull on our electrical 0:04:10.069,0:04:21.169 connection and separate it now here are 0:04:16.789,0:04:23.660 our fuel supply and return your return 0:04:21.169,0:04:24.889 may have a hose clamp on it ours seems 0:04:23.660,0:04:26.960 to be missing it or it was never 0:04:24.889,0:04:32.860 reinstalled so we're just going to pull 0:04:26.960,0:04:32.860 back and get this return line freed up 0:04:35.410,0:04:39.800 let me get a screwdriver maybe I can 0:04:37.850,0:04:41.750 open it up a little bit alright so I'm 0:04:39.800,0:04:48.500 going to stick a screwdriver in between 0:04:41.750,0:04:51.160 the fuel line and that copper also twist 0:04:48.500,0:04:51.160 at the same time 0:04:52.530,0:05:01.770 just trying to get it past that barbed 0:04:54.060,0:05:04.440 fitting flared fitting at the end just 0:05:01.770,0:05:07.230 keep that away it doesn't that's not 0:05:04.440,0:05:09.270 gonna be leaking it's good I'm gonna 0:05:07.230,0:05:11.100 release our fuel line now all right so 0:05:09.270,0:05:12.810 this is our main fuel line here in this 0:05:11.100,0:05:15.570 clip we're going to squeeze and at the 0:05:12.810,0:05:22.530 same time push backwards on that black 0:05:15.570,0:05:25.680 fitting releasing our fuel line now I 0:05:22.530,0:05:27.450 did bring a rag into place here just to 0:05:25.680,0:05:29.520 absorb any of the tripping gas you can 0:05:27.450,0:05:36.780 see there I'm just gonna get that out of 0:05:29.520,0:05:39.210 mine all right so you can see I'm 0:05:36.780,0:05:41.220 bringing a transmission jack into place 0:05:39.210,0:05:43.410 and I have the vehicle on a lip if 0:05:41.220,0:05:45.120 you're doing this in your driveway you 0:05:43.410,0:05:47.940 can you can do it in a driveway with all 0:05:45.120,0:05:49.770 four wheels on you may have a little 0:05:47.940,0:05:51.390 tough time getting that tub out of there 0:05:49.770,0:05:54.300 that wheel well but then you can use 0:05:51.390,0:05:56.460 like a piece of wood with a regular jack 0:05:54.300,0:05:58.290 and then go run the length of this this 0:05:56.460,0:06:00.200 however has a nice flat surface so I'm 0:05:58.290,0:06:01.340 just going to bring it up into place and 0:06:00.200,0:06:04.169 [Music] 0:06:01.340,0:06:07.740 it's good right about there get a little 0:06:04.169,0:06:10.380 tension on it and then I have three 0:06:07.740,0:06:12.560 6-inch extensions probably don't need 0:06:10.380,0:06:14.910 that much so I'm gonna take one off 0:06:12.560,0:06:16.169 might get a little tight on the back 0:06:14.910,0:06:18.660 section but I have a 13 millimeter 0:06:16.169,0:06:22.640 socket I'm gonna start undoing the nuts 0:06:18.660,0:06:22.640 holding the skid plate in place 0:06:33.199,0:06:38.150 so now we're looking above the rear axle 0:06:35.689,0:06:40.069 this is your fit fling back here or your 0:06:38.150,0:06:41.330 panhard bar now we're going to remove 0:06:40.069,0:06:45.580 the two nuts over here and there's one 0:06:41.330,0:06:45.580 over here hidden behind our tailpipe 0:06:57.540,0:07:01.780 all right with those six nuts removed 0:06:59.860,0:07:04.270 our gas tank is now hanging up there 0:07:01.780,0:07:06.610 just by our Jack now I'm going to slowly 0:07:04.270,0:07:09.040 release the tension on this I'm going to 0:07:06.610,0:07:12.340 keep in mind that my pillar necks are 0:07:09.040,0:07:15.479 right over here by my frame rail so 0:07:12.340,0:07:21.669 there it goes it is free 0:07:15.479,0:07:24.639 bring it down a little bit more and I'm 0:07:21.669,0:07:27.970 going to try to position these filler 0:07:24.639,0:07:33.780 necks in a way if we can get this out as 0:07:27.970,0:07:36.220 one unit I still bring it down very slow 0:07:33.780,0:07:38.050 I'm gonna try to clear this exhaust and 0:07:36.220,0:07:40.419 then move the gas tank towards the 0:07:38.050,0:07:43.979 passenger side in order to clear that 0:07:40.419,0:07:46.630 filler neck so we're almost there 0:07:43.979,0:07:48.310 and this kind of goes without saying 0:07:46.630,0:07:51.220 you're gonna want to do this with the 0:07:48.310,0:07:54.849 least amount of fuel in your gas tank as 0:07:51.220,0:07:58.330 possible all right there we go gonna 0:07:54.849,0:08:02.800 lower this as low as I can go and get 0:07:58.330,0:08:05.980 that neck filler neck out of the frame 0:08:02.800,0:08:05.980 [Music] 0:08:09.360,0:08:13.409 and there's our fuel tank all right now 0:08:11.639,0:08:16.020 we're gonna go ahead and unstrap our gas 0:08:13.409,0:08:17.819 tank I have a 13 millimeter ratcheting 0:08:16.020,0:08:22.009 wrench and go ahead and loosen up two 0:08:17.819,0:08:22.009 nuts on the strap end 0:08:29.060,0:08:35.350 all right now we're gonna save this nut 0:08:30.860,0:08:38.120 and we're gonna be reusing these straps 0:08:35.350,0:08:41.600 and I'm gonna bring a power tool in get 0:08:38.120,0:08:43.220 this other strap off all right now we're 0:08:41.600,0:08:45.350 gonna go ahead and take the fuel tank 0:08:43.220,0:08:46.700 out of our old skid plate I'm gonna grab 0:08:45.350,0:08:52.280 the filler neck over here 0:08:46.700,0:08:54.940 on the other side just snake our straps 0:08:52.280,0:08:54.940 out of here 0:09:04.690,0:09:09.260 all right now we're gonna place our old 0:09:06.920,0:09:10.930 gas tank into our new skid plate I got 0:09:09.260,0:09:17.350 my buddy Ryan over here helping me out 0:09:10.930,0:09:17.350 go ahead and make our straps through 0:09:19.600,0:09:23.920 make sure the gas tank is sitting nicely 0:09:31.230,0:09:35.209 start a couple more threads down there 0:09:37.489,0:09:42.619 alright then we're gonna take our 13 and 0:09:39.600,0:09:42.619 tighten up these straps nurse 0:09:46.700,0:09:50.450 do it a little evenly 0:09:58.750,0:10:04.279 all right as you can see I now added a 0:10:01.339,0:10:05.810 strap to my trans jack that's because 0:10:04.279,0:10:07.700 I'm going to be maneuvering this thing 0:10:05.810,0:10:09.830 some pretty awkward ways to get this 0:10:07.700,0:10:12.560 fuel filler neck back between our tub 0:10:09.830,0:10:16.130 and that frame rail let's go ahead and 0:10:12.560,0:10:21.950 start jacking up on this moving it over 0:10:16.130,0:10:25.339 just a little bit all right so our 0:10:21.950,0:10:28.220 pillar neck is now through we move this 0:10:25.339,0:10:33.380 over a little bit more we should be 0:10:28.220,0:10:34.760 almost in line with our studs looks like 0:10:33.380,0:10:39.500 we got a little clearance issue with the 0:10:34.760,0:10:43.970 shock over here it's actually skid plate 0:10:39.500,0:10:45.860 needs to come over about three inches 0:10:43.970,0:10:49.399 all right so we're pretty close now 0:10:45.860,0:10:53.740 we're gonna finish that up start our 0:10:49.399,0:10:58.120 nuts make sure the back is in line as 0:10:53.740,0:10:58.120 well before we tighten everything down 0:11:00.690,0:11:11.110 all right so with all the nuts started 0:11:02.680,0:11:12.700 let's finish them up so now that your 0:11:11.110,0:11:14.830 fuel tank and skid plate have been 0:11:12.700,0:11:22.380 bolted up we're gonna reconnect our vent 0:11:14.830,0:11:24.970 and supply line and supply line here 0:11:22.380,0:11:27.820 it's going to make sure the clip gets 0:11:24.970,0:11:30.940 set in there like that and then we're 0:11:27.820,0:11:33.970 gonna push until it engages and lock in 0:11:30.940,0:11:40.780 place and lastly we're gonna reconnect 0:11:33.970,0:11:44.800 our fuel pump make sure this is locked 0:11:40.780,0:11:47.530 as well all right now we're gonna put 0:11:44.800,0:11:50.040 our trim piece back around our filler 0:11:47.530,0:11:50.040 neck here 0:11:53.410,0:11:59.220 put a couple screws in here to hold it 0:11:56.100,0:11:59.220 [Music] 0:12:19.850,0:12:25.500 put our gas cap back on alright now 0:12:24.240,0:12:28.280 we're going to put our wheelhouse liner 0:12:25.500,0:12:28.280 back in place 0:12:30.990,0:12:37.520 making sure that my holes line up 0:12:33.649,0:12:37.520 everything is in the right place 0:12:42.220,0:12:46.290 all right now we're going to reinstall 0:12:43.389,0:12:46.290 our wheel and tire 0:13:05.350,0:13:09.709 that's going to wrap up my install of 0:13:07.700,0:13:11.630 the crown automotive gas tank skid plate 0:13:09.709,0:13:13.100 for your Jeep TJ and for all things 0:13:11.630,0:13:14.580 Wrangler keep it here extreme terrain 0:13:13.100,0:13:18.410 calm 0:13:14.580,0:13:20.470 [Music] 0:13:18.410,0:13:20.470 you 0:13:26.600,0:13:28.660 you

    Offroad Protector. When you're offroading in your 1997-2006 Wrangler TJ, you can rest easier knowing you've got the undercarriage protection of a Crown Automotive Fuel Tank Skid Plate. This easy-to-install skid plate protects the gas tank from rocks and other offroad obstacles with its ultra-strong steel construction, so now you can explore tougher terrain. Toss out the rusted or banged-up factory skid plate with this superior new one.

    Heavy Duty Steel. Crown Automotive chooses to make this single gas tank skid plate from heavy duty steel so it provides better offroad protection from debris and rocks than the OEM one. The black finish provides rugged good looks.

    12 Months or 12,000 Miles. Crown Automotive backs this heavy duty skid plate with a 12 month or 12,000 mile warranty from the date of purchase (whichever comes first). Please see the manufacturer's warranty page for full details of coverage and any exceptions. Also refer to the manufacturer's website for online instruction guides and tips that can assist with the installation process.

    Bolts On. This Skid Plate Upgrade bolts on directly in place of the old one using the factory hangers and existing hardware for a simpler installation and a great fit. It measures 36 in. long, with a 22 in. width and 14 in. height.

    Application. This Crown Automotive Fuel Tank Skid Plate is specifically designed to fit all 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ models.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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        I'm replacing my 15 gallon tank on my 2004 tj with 19 gallon tank. Will this skid plate accommodate both size tanks? Thanks.

        I have a 2001 Sahara raised 4" wold this fit? Also I heard I need a strap and a "Hose" from other websites, do I need them? By looking at the bad skid plate I have there are not such things. Thank you

        • This skid plate will certainly fit as it bolts on directly in place of the old one using the factory hangers and existing hardware. If you did want to double check fitment, we list the dimensions as well so you can measure and see for yourself exactly how much room you have to work with. So, if needed: It measures 36 in. long, with a 22 in. width and 14 in. height.

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        I have a 1999 Jeep Sahara. It has a 19 Gal Fuel Tank. Will this fit?

        • Yes, the Crown Automotive skid plate is designed to replace the factory fuel tank skid plate on 1997-2006 Jeep vehicles.

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          Customer Reviews (12) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 5 5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.916667 4.9



          • 5/5

            May 01, 2019

            Fit well

            Fit well looks nice, well see how long it lasts before it rusts

            mYork

            Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 3/5

            April 04, 2019

            Great fit but needed better paint

            great fit, but hit it with a few coats of undercoating to prevent rust.

            Hbomb

            Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            December 27, 2018

            Easy swap

            Easy to swap out..If u are going to swap the skid plate change the straps also, found them much cheaper on AMAZON THO. Be sure to get new bolts.

            JimB

            Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            December 01, 2018

            Tough job - perfect fit

            This skid plate was a bugger putting on(they all are when by yourself) but the fit made it a easy install.

            RichardM

            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 1/5

            November 20, 2018

            JNW Big Bend WI

            Skid plate arrived fine and was correct per order. I ALSO ordered a hardtop at the same time. Hardtop did not arrive. I sent an e mail and response was "order has shipped". Next week, I received an e mail saying my hard top was back ordered. Still waiting. Poor communications from the company and I request a refund and will order elsewhere.

            JamesW

            Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            November 16, 2018

            Tank skid

            Fit as discribed on my 2000 tj. Fit perfect. I have it for six months. The price is good I didn’t buy it for off-road just for my dolly driving

            SiT

            Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            November 11, 2018

            Fuel tank skid plate

            Super easy to mount, it bolted right up. Took about 5 min to mount

            AndyV

            Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            November 06, 2018

            Perfect

            Fit/ looks nice , just make sure get new straps an nuts !! Sold separate

            GregoryG

            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            September 14, 2018

            Great Product!

            Excellent OEM replacement skid. Bolted up perfectly and looks great!

            EHRHART

            Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            July 25, 2018

            Keith

            Fit perfect just as described easy to install. Would recommend.

            KeithT

            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            July 09, 2018

            perfect fit

            bolted right up It was the easiest part of the project

            WilliamB

            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            February 18, 2018

            Skidplate

            My old skidplate was rotten.got this one as a replacement. Priced right fit right

            TonyP

            Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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