|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|
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.