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I think I remember reading that the gas tank skid for a ZJ Grand Cherokee will also fit the 97 and newer XJs with the plastic gas tanks.

 

Can anyone tell me for sure if this is correct, or if I'm imagining things?

 

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Well, an aftermarket skid that fits both is a good start, but I'm really interested in the factory skids. Does anyone know if the FACTORY ZJ gas tank skid will also fit the 97+ XJ?

 

Thanks, Alexia.

 

Yes, the factory skid will work. My understanding is that there may be a couple mounting flanges that may need to be trimmed depending on the year of the ZJ and XJ.

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I believe by 'skid plate' you're referring to a metal plate that bolts to the frame. I have 4 ZJ'S and 3 XJ'S. None of them has a metal skid plate. They did have a plastic cover that fit between the tank and the holding straps. It was different and will not interchange.

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A factory ZJ skid with fit on the 97+ XJ's, HOWEVER you will need to drill several new holes in the skid plate to fit it onto the XJ's factory mounting holes (inside the frame rail). If I remember correctly I believe only 1 of the holes on the ZJ skid lines up, the rest will need drilled.

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A factory ZJ skid with fit on the 97+ XJ's, HOWEVER you will need to drill several new holes in the skid plate to fit it onto the XJ's factory mounting holes (inside the frame rail). If I remember correctly I believe only 1 of the holes on the ZJ skid lines up, the rest will need drilled.

Cool -- drills I have. And I have a spare set of the nut plate frame inserts.

 

Just need to find a skid. No u-pulls in Connecticut, so I guess I'm off to the Classifieds. Thanks, folks.

 

Jim, you are correct -- I'm looking for the steel skid plate, not the plastic gravel shield.

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