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Old 01-16-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Best Locking Gas Cap

Hey everyone - I'm looking for a gas cap that's able to be locked - preferably black. Does anyone have any suggestions? Also, are these usually easy to install for someone with no experience or would it be better for me to take it somewhere? Thanks!

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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I forgot to add I have a 2010 unlimited sahara if that makes a difference

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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Hello. I'd say the one that Mopar offers from your local dealership. 26.95, and it isn't supposed to cause your check engine light to come on like some non factory ones will.
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Hello. I'd say the one that Mopar offers from your local dealership. 26.95, and it isn't supposed to cause your check engine light to come on like some non factory ones will.
I'm assuming this is just the cap and not a cover? If so, can you leave it unlocked for normal driving and just lock it when necessary?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
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I bought the Mopar locking gas cap. The parts guy keyed it to my jeep key no charge.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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I bought one made by, Drake. It is black billet alluminum. Just remove the old cap. Then put on the Drake. Uses a key. When the lock is engaged, the alluminum cap just spins. When you unlock it, you can then turn counter clockwise and it comes off. Bought it on sale from 4wd.com. Little pricey but best built one I've seen. Got it for 20% off at the time.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #7
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I would buy the factory one sold by Mopar.

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:24 PM   #8
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How much do you think it would be to get it installed?
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:32 PM   #9
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It's not really hard to do yourself. Get someone in your family to do it for you and watch them do it. Cheaper for you and you gain a little experience. Haha but Morris 4x4.com has a good selection to choose from. And it's located here in the US.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:51 PM   #10
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How much do you think it would be to get it installed?
About $10 max. I agree with the above post though. Do it yourself so you can learn.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:56 PM   #11
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Is there really a problem where a locking gas cap is needed? Personally have never seen or heard of someone's has being stolen.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #12
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you can't steal gas from the jeep from the gas filler tube. you have to drill the tank, which is what they do anyway. waste of money imo
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:39 AM   #13
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I installed the Mopar locking gas cap in about 30 seconds... Easy... Just a tip: lube up the seal otherwise you can just remove the cap by pressing in hard and turning... This is true of a lot of locking gas caps... I got mine because I didn't want a ticked-off student leaving me a "surprise" in my tank after getting a bad grade... You never know, stuff happens...
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^ This is the reason I like them. I worry more about someone dumping bleach into the tank to fry my engine than I do about taking the gas out. It also keeps dummies form trying to siphon, they just walk away.

The Mopar gas caps are the ones I would go with, no gas cap light issue. There are two choices, you can get the one that comes with keys or you can get the blank one where they match it to your Jeep key. I like the matching one myself, although around here I'm having to get pricing because the dealer I normally use for service seems really high on the cap with the matching key.
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^ This is the reason I like them. I worry more about someone dumping bleach into the tank to fry my engine than I do about taking the gas out. It also keeps dummies form trying to siphon, they just walk away.

The Mopar gas caps are the ones I would go with, no gas cap light issue. There are two choices, you can get the one that comes with keys or you can get the blank one where they match it to your Jeep key. I like the matching one myself, although around here I'm having to get pricing because the dealer I normally use for service seems really high on the cap with the matching key.
Dealer quoted me 76 for cap and 25 to match the key. It seems annoying to have to unlock the cap everytime you fill up. I'm still undecided.
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Dealer quoted me 76 for cap and 25 to match the key. It seems annoying to have to unlock the cap everytime you fill up. I'm still undecided.
I got mine off eBay for $70 shipping included... You supply your VIN and they will cut a spare key, setup the gas cap, and send you on your way.. Install was ridiculously easy...
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I got mine off eBay for $70 shipping included... You supply your VIN and they will cut a spare key, setup the gas cap, and send you on your way.. Install was ridiculously easy...
Thanks. Seems like the best deal if I go that route.
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I bought one made by, Drake. It is black billet alluminum. Just remove the old cap. Then put on the Drake. Uses a key. When the lock is engaged, the alluminum cap just spins. When you unlock it, you can then turn counter clockwise and it comes off. Bought it on sale from 4wd.com. Little pricey but best built one I've seen. Got it for 20% off at the time.
This is the one I am using as well. Quality product.

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This is the one I am using as well. Quality product.

That does look nice.
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I have Mopar. No problems.

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