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EVAP: skid place or reposition?

I've seen some how to's on this and it seems more economical and brr in general to just move it rather than spend the money on a skid for it... Any personal experience?

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Well I was needing to skid mine and looked at moving it also. I tried to follow the move thread but I couldn't get the lines to move without kinking. So I found that I could move the stock bracket to the top of the frame and move it up out of the way at least 2 inches. Now I may put a skid on it still but this gave me a more time to get this done. You would need to have a body lift on your Jeep to have the room to use this method.

I have an Unlimited and this is a pic of it moved up.

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I put a skid on mine, took about 15 minutes.... no worries. There is a writeup on the install here somewhere.

The RROR evap skid air tank combo is sexy....
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I put the poison spyder evap on my old and new JK!

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Moved it- less than cheap- no codes- out of harms way.

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Move it. Contact Woods, or go www.jeepswag.com. Very easy install.

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I moved mine. It's a cool weekend project and cheap. There are a bunch of write-ups on the net on how to do it and the parts you need. You can source all the parts locally, I ended up buying everything I needed at West Marine. It's simple to do and you free up some space for future mods (relocate muffler, air tank, etc.)

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I put the RR skid on a couple of weeks ago.There is a write up on here and went in real easy ! and the skull looks pretty sweet too !
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Moved it- less than cheap- no codes- out of harms way.
And saved, although minimal, the weight of the skid.

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I put a skid on mine, took about 15 minutes.... no worries. There is a writeup on the install here somewhere.

The RROR evap skid air tank combo is sexy....
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I am on the fence about moving it. I have heard people throwing codes with the move. I know Rusty's makes a nice skid for about $100. Or spend almost $100 for a relocation kit and the possibility of codes? I think I am going to order the skid.

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I am on the fence about moving it. I have heard people throwing codes with the move. I know Rusty's makes a nice skid for about $100. Or spend almost $100 for a relocation kit and the possibility of codes? I think I am going to order the skid.
You get codes if you do not make good connections. The only codes I have heard people getting are related to a leak in the system. If you do it correctly, you won't have a problem. I did mine two years ago and haven't had any issues.
Putting a skid on it, gives you one more thing to get stuck on. Jeepswag has a kit for $80.00 bucks including shipping.

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I am not a hard core wheeler but I do have some gouges on my skids. I was pulling flora out once and noticed that my evap plug was damaged ( the connection housing was scratched is all) so I installed the poison spyder skid. It has since seen some additional scraping and it seems to me that it is just a little lower than the driveshaft. Could be that the skid may have saved me when I was hung up. Moving it is probably cheaper, and my thoughts at the time were that a relocation precluded an exhaust and muffler relocation.
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You get codes if you do not make good connections. The only codes I have heard people getting are related to a leak in the system. If you do it correctly, you won't have a problem. I did mine two years ago and haven't had any issues.
Putting a skid on it, gives you one more thing to get stuck on. Jeepswag has a kit for $80.00 bucks including shipping.
Nice, I appreciate the feedback. I will take a look at the Jeepswag kit. I will also see if it is something I can fab up myself. Does not look like that bad of a job.
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Nice, I appreciate the feedback. I will take a look at the Jeepswag kit. I will also see if it is something I can fab up myself. Does not look like that bad of a job.
The thing most people miss is the thin light green gasket behind the white connector. If you lose it, you will get a leak. Not a difficult job to fab up. Woods just did a real good job of it and made a kit. Good luck.

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I am running the Benchmark skid, picked it up when they ran a sale on here.

The RROR skid protects the Evap and creates a mount for a 2.5 air tank and protects it too. Very cool design IMO. I am considering swapping mine out for this one. I don't have a huge need for an air tank because the Warn PP easily fills the 37s and I usually don't carry my air tools on the trail... Still up in the air on this decision.

Having trouble posting the link via my phone.... Here is the web add for the skid...

http://riverraider.biz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=67&products _id=97&zenid=na63noq866riqc45gn4eog1pu5

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