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Southdown Discovery Series II Fuel Tank Guard

(Part# ABPXFT03)

Tools Required to Fit:
9/16" Wrench/socket

Torque Value:
40 Ft./lbs.

Note: above tools and torque apply for kit parts only. Refer to workshop manual for tools required and torque values when removing/reinstalling suspension/chassis hardware.

  1. Support the front of fuel tank with strap(s)
  2. Remove the two bolts securing the front of the tank cradle and replace with supplied bolt, washer and nut (see diagram)
  3. Remove strap(s)
  4. Remove nuts from front of tow hitch assembly (2 bolts; 1 @ side) and back bolts into frame – do not fully remove
  5. Fit fuel tank guard over previously installed 3/8” bolts, secure two hitch bolts through tabs on the guard
  6. Check all work. Tighten all fasteners. Do not over-torque
  7. Periodically check fasteners for tightness and integrity. This applies particularly during post 4-wheeling inspections. Wash out any accumulated debris/dirt as soon as possible
  8. Occasionally it is recommended to wipe the surface of the guard with a light oil to help maintain the appearance and to lubricate fasteners

These instructions are offered as a guide to install the Southdown Fuel Tank Guard. This work should be undertaken by a trained technician familiar with suspension and componentry and proper tools. Southdown U.S.A., Inc. assumes no responsibility for the installation of this product.

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