MONTERO Gen3 - Fuel Tank Skid Plate

Boo's Bash Plates

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Product Overview


Year Model Generation Engine
2001-2006 Montero Gen3 3.5L V6, 3.8L V6


Location Material Thickness Coating Weight (lbs) Quantity Per Vehicle
Fuel Tank Steel 3mm Silver Zinc Plated 35 1


Until now, thought to be a legend, we're proud to introduce the holy grail of Gen3 armor to the USA. 

The Gen3's fuel tank takes up most of the passenger side of the vehicle and is perfectly positioned above the breakover angle to ensure maximum carnage. Unfortunately, the stock factory plastic guard doesn't do much except hide the dents we create in our fuel tanks. We know of several Gen3 owners who have put big enough dents in their fuel tanks that they've lost a few gallons worth of fuel capacity and have then found that getting a replacement tank is not a cheap proposition. Not only are the tanks very large and costly to ship but most junkyards purposely puncture the fuel tank prior to setting a vehicle out in the yard so going with a brand new and expensive OEM tank is often the only option.

Protect the vulnerable fuel tank with this full length skid plate that features 7 steel attachment points for unrivaled strength. This plate replaces the original plastic guard and sits in the same spot so you don't lose additional ground clearance. For the weight conscious build, although this steel plate weighs 35lbs, the original plastic guard weighs 9lbs; so it is only a net gain of 26lbs.

No drilling, cutting, or permanent modifications to the vehicle are required for and all of the brackets and hardware needed for installation are included.

These famous Pajero bash plates from Down Under have finally made it to the USA!
Boo's Bash Plates are 100% Aussie made using state-of-the-art laser cutters and computerized brake presses for a perfect fit. All plates feature silver zinc plating that not only looks great but offers superior rust and corrosion protection. 
When it comes to building a 4x4/overland rig, our recommendation is to always start with getting the vehicle caught up on maintenance so that it won't leave you stranded. But next, we believe armor should be a top priority. Before aftermarket wheels, before roof top tents, slide out kitchens, and light bars galore - protecting your vehicle's critical (and expensive) driveline and suspension components is always money well spent if you're going to play past where the pavement ends.
*NOTE - While every effort is made to protect the skid plates during production and shipping, minor scuffs and scratches are a normal occurrence.

Installation Guides
*These links may contain independent information and are not a substitute for the Factory Service Manual procedure - use at your own risk. 


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  • 5
    Great Product all around

    Posted by Noah Thompson on Jan 15th 2022

    The most complicated armor piece on the belly of your Gen3. This comes with everything you need instructions, parts, and all hangers come labeled for installation. This install took me about three hours with strictly hand tools; no fancy mechanic’s lift or air tools. If you ever get confused on installation there is a great video on YouTube that goes step by step on install and gives very valuable pointers along the way. As for the fitment of the skid it fits perfectly once all bolts and hangers are tightened all the way and leaves you feeling accomplished and happy with this piece of armor installed.