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Old 09-03-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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What fuel door do you like best? Since my JK didn't come with one and I live here in the DC area I am going to have to install one. I see a host of OEM and aftermarket choices. I could also go with a Jeep locking gas cap:-) One of the fuel doors sold at Jeep BBQ in flat black looks pretty sweet.

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Old 09-04-2011, 04:54 AM   #2
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I like the Jeep one in black! And for the locking cap that uses our fob key from the dealer. So now you don't have to keep a extra key with you!

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What fuel door do you like best? Since my JK didn't come with one and I live here in the DC area I am going to have to install one. I see a host of OEM and aftermarket choices. I could also go with a Jeep locking gas cap:-) One of the fuel doors sold at Jeep BBQ in flat black looks pretty sweet.
Why do you "have" to install one?
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Been here in the D. C. Area since 84 and never had a problem. That said however, I got one for my 2007 because i liked the looks. i think it was the mopar one from quadratech.
All pretty much the same. went on in a snap. had to remove the rear tail light to do it.

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I have the Mopar door and locking gas cap on our 10 Rubi. I like both. There are a lot of choices but I happen to like Mopar.
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I have used the locking cap since new. Never put a door on it though, thinking it might catch salt scum in winter.
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Snow/ice/mud/dirt.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:26 PM   #9
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Why do you "have" to install one?

Being from a major metro city myself, its probably because of ....hmmmm, how shall I put this nicely?? Less than upstanding citizens who have nothing better to do than mess with an unlocked gas cap on a nice Jeep. Sad but reality.

Its one of the first things I bought for my 12.
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Snow/ice/mud/dirt.
I've been through it all and it's never been an issue.
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Being from a major metro city myself, its probably because of ....hmmmm, how shall I put this nicely?? Less than upstanding citizens who have nothing better to do than mess with an unlocked gas cap on a nice Jeep. Sad but reality.

Its one of the first things I bought for my 12.
And the door, locking or not, will prevent that how?
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The door stop all kinds of stuff from filling up around your gas cap when you go off road! Trust me! Mud, Branches and so on!
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I've been through it all and it's never been an issue.
Much of our snow is wet. It partially melts when the sun hits. Refreezes at night. I know that fuel filler 'hole' would fill up with solid ice! I've had to chip ice to open doors, free windshield whippers, and to open fuel door on too many occasions. I'll pay 100 bucks to avoid having to chip it out! Jeep is not garaged... consider the fuel door a mini-garage.
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I have the Mopar fuel door. I think it's worth the extra money compared to the other aftermarket fuel doors since it looks factory.
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I have the Mopar fuel door. I think it's worth the extra money compared to the other aftermarket fuel doors since it looks factory.
Yep, if you get a factory option package that includes a fuel door, like a 'Mopar black package,' that's the one you'll get.
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I just installed Mopar door today and ran into an unexpected problem. There's a little hole in the jeep body on the left side of the fuel opening and a little pin that sticks off the left inside edge of the fuel hole filler. The pin (kinda) lines up with the hole in the body. I'm guessing that the pin is intended to keep the fuel door assembly from rotating. The pin and the hole didn't line up real well on my 2012 JKU. I checked the factory installed fuel hole filler and it looks like it may originally have had a pin but it's been broken off. I ended up using the Dremel to extend the hole about 1/4" further left. Once I did that, everything fit perfectly. And yes, I painted the exposed metal before I reassembled.
Has this always been a problem, or has Jeep just done something new that makes it a 2012-only problem? Or have I just done something stupid and dremeled new sheetmetal for naught?
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I just installed Mopar door today and ran into an unexpected problem. There's a little hole in the jeep body on the left side of the fuel opening and a little pin that sticks off the left inside edge of the fuel hole filler. The pin (kinda) lines up with the hole in the body. I'm guessing that the pin is intended to keep the fuel door assembly from rotating. The pin and the hole didn't line up real well on my 2012 JKU. I checked the factory installed fuel hole filler and it looks like it may originally have had a pin but it's been broken off. I ended up using the Dremel to extend the hole about 1/4" further left. Once I did that, everything fit perfectly. And yes, I painted the exposed metal before I reassembled.
Has this always been a problem, or has Jeep just done something new that makes it a 2012-only problem? Or have I just done something stupid and dremeled new sheetmetal for naught?
Mine lined up OK.

And, you painted the exposed metal, the fuel door fits perfectly, and ya' can't see it. It's a Jeep, you'll be drilling more holes soon enough!
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What fuel door do you like best? Since my JK didn't come with one and I live here in the DC area I am going to have to install one. I see a host of OEM and aftermarket choices. I could also go with a Jeep locking gas cap:-) One of the fuel doors sold at Jeep BBQ in flat black looks pretty sweet.
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I went to my dealer and the black Mopar fuel door was $84 installed. It just took them a few minutes to do the install. Ebay seems rather high when you have to install yourself.
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The Mopar door fit our 12 without issues. Well, other than two of the screw holes not lining up exactly.
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I have read that there is a difference between the fuel doors for the 2 door and 4 door. IRC it has something to do with a tab.
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Much of our snow is wet. It partially melts when the sun hits. Refreezes at night. I know that fuel filler 'hole' would fill up with solid ice! I've had to chip ice to open doors, free windshield whippers, and to open fuel door on too many occasions. I'll pay 100 bucks to avoid having to chip it out! Jeep is not garaged... consider the fuel door a mini-garage.
x2 In the winter cleaning out the snow and ice every fill-up would be a pia. Once winter starts here most things stay frozen until spring. Locking gas cap under mopar gas door would be a good combo. I would never get one of those aftermarket locking doors unless you carry lock de-icer or warm water to get into it during the winter.

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I went to my dealer and the black Mopar fuel door was $84 installed. It just took them a few minutes to do the install. Ebay seems rather high when you have to install yourself.
Your dealer gave you a great deal. Finding it new for under $100.00 shipped is normally about the best price I've seen. I'd be surprised if most dealers would charge anything less then $125. Unless you got it installed as part of your new vehicle purchase. They give good deals at that time to make sure you complete the purchase.
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Anyone use the fuel door from "Rugged Ridge"?? I just ordered Part # 11229.01 for an '11 Sport, thru Amazon. Its not a locking door, I just like the look of the covered door.

Gas theft is not an issue right now, and my jeep is always close at hand so I really don't worry about "evil doers"......besides one more lock to unfreeze during the winter is NOT an option.

Woul appreciate any infor on the RR door. Price seemed right, ease of installatio seemd ok as well......we'll see. It can ALWAYS go right back if its an issue.
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Anyone use the fuel door from "Rugged Ridge"?? I just ordered Part # 11229.01 for an '11 Sport, thru Amazon. Its not a locking door, I just like the look of the covered door.
I've seen the Rugged Ridge fuel door on some other Jeeps, and it doesn't look as nice as the Mopar fuel door. If aesthetics is your main concern, I'd spend the extra money for the Mopar door. You get what you pay for.
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Thanks, I'll just return the "RR" door and order the MOPAR. Your right, cheaper always isn't better. Be on the horn to Amazon when they wale up.....
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I am very happy with the Mopar door. I took the time to paint the screws with a paint pen before installation. I wanted to keep the black trim look.
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Good idea, Brad! I might take out the screws and do the same...
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And the door, locking or not, will prevent that how?
Doesnt prevent it. Its a deterrent. Most people lock their front door when they go to bed. That doesnt prevent burglaries, just added security.
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Your dealer gave you a great deal. Finding it new for under $100.00 shipped is normally about the best price I've seen. I'd be surprised if most dealers would charge anything less then $125. Unless you got it installed as part of your new vehicle purchase. They give good deals at that time to make sure you complete the purchase.
I took rig into dealer for warranty check on why 730N USB port would not see pictures on USB key. I had door installed while I was waiting for tech that was looking into USB port problem. USB port was never fixed but found answer to that one here on Wrangler Forum so all is good. I did get Katzkin, Pocket Flares and Slush Mats as part of new vehicle purchase because they were cheaper at dealer than anywhere else. I also bought a Dodge Ram from them in May so that could be part of the reason the accessories have been reasonably priced.
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If you check the right boxes you can order the fuel doors in black or chrome when you order the jeep. It is part of the black or chrome package. So much easier and cheaper then aftermarket. And you get other matching parts to go with the package. I have had dealers install splash guards and they come back crooked, miss matched screws and lord knows what else. I don't let my dealer touch my jeep. They did wash it the morning after it got off the truck, and they didn't even do a good job of that. Glue residue on the windows and blue marks on the wheels. It hasn't been back since and I will throw their first free oil change coupon away as I already did it myself. I always tell them not to put their stupid dealer logos on, but they usually do it anyway. On a ordered vehicle they should always ask if you want their promo logo on your vehicle, most dealers just stick the dam things on. And then drill holes in your front bumper to attach some cheap stupid plastic tag!
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x2 In the winter cleaning out the snow and ice every fill-up would be a pia.
It would be, but the fact is, it just doesn't collect there.

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