2012 Vacuum Canister behind front bumper - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-28-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Bulldawgs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Morinville, Alberta
Posts: 201
2012 Vacuum Canister behind front bumper

Iím just looking for some observations. I have been searching and reading as many threads as I can with respect to the vacuum canister mounted behind the front bumper causing a little grief when you go to add a winch mount. Has anyone moved this canister? And if so where too. I know that some manufactures have already modified their winch mounting plates and are suggesting relocating this canister. My concern is, is there a specific reason it was mounted where it is or was that the only spot left? I would hate to relocate something that was not meant to be relocated. Any ideas would be great, thanks in advance.

__________________
Proud Owner of a 2012 JKU Rubicon

Ordered (02/08) Took Posession (13/09): White, 6 Speed Standard, Auto A/C, Heated Seats, Max Tow Package, 730n RHR, Dual Tops and Conectivity Group
Bulldawgs is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-28-2011, 05:43 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Slygrin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Posts: 48
I don't have too much info, other then when I contacted LoD Offroad about purchasing a front bumper they said I needed to specify it was for a '12. They will then include a relocating kit to move the canister. Bumper hasn't arrived yet so I don't know where it's being relocated to.

Slygrin is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-28-2011, 06:22 PM   #3
Really liking the Jeep...

WF Supporting Member
 
strider_mt2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southern New Jersey
Posts: 1,956
I was just speaking with my nephew overseas about this.
He's getting a 2012 JK Rubicon when his tour is over, and he's already purchased a front bumper.

We're not sure how we'll handle this when install time comes, so I'm curious too.
__________________
2012 Unlimited Rubicon - Natural Green
Every Day Driver
strider_mt2k is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-28-2011, 07:39 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 44
I am the one over seas and I personaly have not had the chance to actualy get eyes on this bumper situation yet. From my understanding all the bolts still line up for the actualy bumpers. As for the vaccum canister every single company I have researched or talked to has said the same thing all you need is bracket to slightly move / or change the direction that the canister sits. Overall moving should not change anything especialy if its using the existing wiring with a new location.
__________________
Vox Populai Vox Dei
temperedphenix is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-28-2011, 08:41 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,251
I installed a Bestop HighRock bumper a few weeks ago on my '12 Rubi. It bolted right up without having to relocate the canister.
__________________
'14 Anvil JKUR (sold the '12 at 52K miles)
'13 unlimited stripped sport (red one)
'13 JKU sport (blue one)
'10 Unlimited sport (other red one)
'08 Unlimited X (green one)
3JKs1H1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-28-2011, 10:10 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Los Gatos, Ca
Posts: 46
AEV did a great job of moving it. They made a small bracket that mounts to the winch plate and gives enough room, works great.

Merlinn
Merlinn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-29-2011, 11:22 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Bulldawgs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Morinville, Alberta
Posts: 201
Thanks for all the responses, I actually took the cowling on the top of the bumper last night to take a look at things first hand and yes all the same mounting holes are still where they need to be. Does not seem to be as much of an issue as I thought it was. Thanks Merlinn, I ordered the AEV bumper with the 2012 winch plate today.
Temperedphenix, be safe. I just came back a couple of months ago, I was serving with 10 Mtn Div, RC(S) HQ.
Cheers
__________________
Proud Owner of a 2012 JKU Rubicon

Ordered (02/08) Took Posession (13/09): White, 6 Speed Standard, Auto A/C, Heated Seats, Max Tow Package, 730n RHR, Dual Tops and Conectivity Group
Bulldawgs is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-29-2011, 11:33 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 291
Our Hanson offroad bumpers bolt right up.

I'm not sure why other bumpers wont work
Full-Traction Suspension is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-29-2011, 11:47 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
JC JK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 100
Most bolt up just have clearance issues, and when adding a winch. I just put a LoD on mine looks Great! But the Pump is in the way so you have to relocate it. And it does come with relocation mount.
__________________
2012 WHITE 4-Door ALL WHITE RUBICON Wife
2012 WHITE 4- Door Not all White RUBITRUCK Mine
2007 Silver 2- Door RUBICON Son
NAVY PROUD
JC JK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-29-2011, 12:59 PM   #10
Newb
 
DemonSpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
My question is this: WHAT is the canister? The bumper I ordered and received from RSE will not fit without removing the bracket and canister. The Jeep dealership tells me the canister has to do with the safety/airbag system while other shops tell me it is a fume filtering system. So...what's the canister? I don't want to relocate a safety device. Ideas?
DemonSpunk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-29-2011, 01:02 PM   #11
Newb
 
DemonSpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
What Bestop bumper did you go with?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3JKs1H1 View Post
I installed a Bestop HighRock bumper a few weeks ago on my '12 Rubi. It bolted right up without having to relocate the canister.
Which bumper did you go with? I contacted Bestop and was told they cannot guarantee their bumpers will fit the 2012.
DemonSpunk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-29-2011, 01:16 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,251
Bestop HighRock
Stock photo, without the Chrome piece.
Decent approach angle.
__________________
'14 Anvil JKUR (sold the '12 at 52K miles)
'13 unlimited stripped sport (red one)
'13 JKU sport (blue one)
'10 Unlimited sport (other red one)
'08 Unlimited X (green one)
3JKs1H1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-29-2011, 04:13 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 291
Quote:
Originally Posted by Full-Traction Suspension View Post
Our Hanson offroad bumpers bolt right up.

I'm not sure why other bumpers wont work

Bumpers with a winch between the frame rails will need relocation brackets.
Full-Traction Suspension is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-29-2011, 05:49 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Vyper340's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 257
Might it be the airbag canister sensor?
__________________
Current Land Toy's:
2012 Rubi Unlimited
2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Hemi
2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo - 620hp - Foe Sale
Vyper340 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-29-2011, 05:59 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
JC JK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 100
Tell you guys a easy fix. 3" holesaw on that conner will fix this problem.
I know Iknow But it will work. Unless you are a hardcore wheeler and use the winch alot you are OK doing this. just my 2 cents
__________________
2012 WHITE 4-Door ALL WHITE RUBICON Wife
2012 WHITE 4- Door Not all White RUBITRUCK Mine
2007 Silver 2- Door RUBICON Son
NAVY PROUD
JC JK is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-29-2011, 11:50 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,251
It sits fine and clears the tires for great approach. i;ll integrate my synthethic warn winch to keep the pull strong and take the stress off the fromt suspension and route it ti the frame.
.
__________________
'14 Anvil JKUR (sold the '12 at 52K miles)
'13 unlimited stripped sport (red one)
'13 JKU sport (blue one)
'10 Unlimited sport (other red one)
'08 Unlimited X (green one)
3JKs1H1 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-30-2012, 11:10 AM   #17
Newb
 
DemonSpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
The Canister

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldawgs View Post
I’m just looking for some observations. I have been searching and reading as many threads as I can with respect to the vacuum canister mounted behind the front bumper causing a little grief when you go to add a winch mount. Has anyone moved this canister? And if so where too. I know that some manufactures have already modified their winch mounting plates and are suggesting relocating this canister. My concern is, is there a specific reason it was mounted where it is or was that the only spot left? I would hate to relocate something that was not meant to be relocated. Any ideas would be great, thanks in advance.
Did a trail recently with an engineer from Mopar. The canister is a vacuum canister designed to improve off-road braking. He also notified me that Mopar is designing a relocation bracket to place the canister under the hood...and I quote, "where it belongs".

I moved my canister to the outside of the bumper/frame post to fit my after market bumper which has a recessed winch plate. All is well.
DemonSpunk is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-20-2012, 10:42 PM   #18
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3
Thinking about buying the RSE bumper, how do you like yours DemonSpunk?

Cant Find A Name is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stock vs After market bumper weight? ESP JK General Discussion Forum 51 06-13-2014 12:44 AM
Is this the new 2012 Front Bumper? ChasmCrawler JK General Discussion Forum 47 01-02-2013 10:11 PM
New front bumper questions doclouie TJ General Discussion Forum 3 07-05-2011 07:14 AM
Smittybuilt XRC Front Bumper jagnut JK General Discussion Forum 0 03-21-2010 08:41 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 PM.



Jeepģ, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC