I just got a teraflex gas tank skid off of craigslist today and am planning on installing it this weekend. I went to teraflexs website and seen that they recommend a spacer kit for the install if you dont have a body lift. Ive also seen that Rokmen recommends the same. What is the reason for the spacer and is it necessary?
straight off rokmen's site: "NOTES: Using the ROKMEN Gas Tank skid without a body lift and without the spacer kit on any year vehicle could cause unsafe conditions such as chaffed or damaged fuel lines and is not recommended."
Well shoot, I totally forget now how the '06's are wired-well, where the lines run. In '04 wiring was changed from prior years if I remember right, then in '05 they changed again. I know on my '05 LJ I was able to run a Kilby skid that tucked 1" WITHOUT a BL OR spacer. It was simply due to the routing of the fuel lines and how it was done in '05. I don't recall what '06 looks like now and forget how they did that. Basically the issue is rubbing the fuel line on either the tub or the pinch weld seam back there. If your '06 is setup like my '05, you should be just fine without the spacer and without a BL. It's been a LONG while though so I don't remember exactly how it worked on the years. I'd recommend having a spacer of some sort on hand just in case. When you lift the new skid up in place, just go slow and watch CLOSELY all around the skid-be sure none of the lines touch anywhere or anything. If they clear, you're fine, no need for BL or spacer. If not, obviously put it in. For what it's worth, my lines run across the back of the tank and are set down in the clamps across that back edge. They clear fine without the BL or spacer. I run a BL now though so I doubt pics would do you any good.
Thanks for the info. I do believe that the '05 and '06 are wired the same. I will make sure that nothing is rubbing when doing the install. Ill also be doing this at my buddies shop so if I do need spacers we can fab some up real quick.