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Old 04-10-2013, 05:27 PM   #61
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So this is a gateway mod hu? Damn I better not get one then.

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Old 04-10-2013, 05:32 PM   #62
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My mom got me mine for Christmas. As far as mods go, it's inexpensive and since I didn't feel right asking her for the Lod stuff, this one was a great Christmas gift. (She got me lights too

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I'm a big fan of locking door because in Vegas People do some shady crap!

And yes I have had someone steal gas...
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I put a locking cap assembly on my new 13 JK. Keeps things safe and unauthorized people and contaminants OUT!
I surely do NOT regret adding this option. It was my first addition to my new Wrangler. That I have to unlock to fill is a bother I will easily live with in trade for increased security and peace of mind.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:51 AM   #65
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I would rephrase the question as "Purpose of NO fuel door"?
Cut cost?
Make more money by selling the fuel door that should be included at the first place?
Save you a few seconds to open a door?
Avoid the driver looks like an idiot when forgetting to close the door?
Being nice to other people that need some emergency gas?

It's the first vehicle I own that doesn't have a fuel door, so I don't understand...
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #66
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I'm actually liking the fact that everyone locally has a fuel door on their Wrangler and I don't. Think I'll pass on the fuel door myself. Rather do my own thing.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:32 PM   #67
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After I had finalized the price on my Jeep, and the trade in amount on my Yukon, I told the dealer I wanted a fuel door, the slush mats, and 2 Jeep hats. I got all 3 items.

I like the look of the fuel door, and it was free. I wouldn't pay $100 for it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:08 PM   #68
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It is pretty useless, but I think it looks good.

Mine ways a ton because it is chrome (plasti-dipped black).
Are the black Mopar ones all metal?
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #69
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It is pretty useless, but I think it looks good.

Mine ways a ton because it is chrome (plasti-dipped black).
Are the black Mopar ones all metal?
mine appears to be cast aluminum
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It is pretty useless, but I think it looks good.

Mine ways a ton because it is chrome (plasti-dipped black).
Are the black Mopar ones all metal?
Mine already had it installed. Sounds metal when I close it, but guessing a very cheap metal.

I like the look of it, would have probably bought it if it wasn't already on the jeep when I purchased it.
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Did I really type "ways" instead of "weighs"? Wow...
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mine appears to be cast aluminum
Same here. Expensive cast aluminum. LOL
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To me out of sight, out of mind instead of my cap sitting out in the open for some punk kid to put something in. Its cast aluminum. Its nice.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #74
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Did I really type "ways" instead of "weighs"? Wow...


I did a double take when I read it. I had to go back over it a couple times to digest what you meant. Brain fart, that's all!

At least you didn't go back and edit your post to hide the evidence Mark.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #75
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I bought mine because I think it looks good.

What I did not expect was how I can park the gas cap over the open cover so if I overfill the tank it won't surge back on the cap and then my hand smells like gas all day long.
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Its cast aluminum.
That's good - it won't rust like the undercarriage!

Did the dealer throw that in with the free full tank of gas?
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That's good - it won't rust like the undercarriage!

Did the dealer throw that in with the free full tank of gas?
I got free lifetime oil changes, free lifetime bottomless tanks of fuel, free monthly detail, a lifetime powertrain warranty AND a hooker on my birthday when I bought the Jeep. Honestly I don't know HOW they make a profit?!?! I expect such things in a $25K vehicle but I had to purchase the fuel door unfortunately, but it did come with a "gas door corrosion protection plan" for a paltry $695 only added $4 a month to my payment!
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #78
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I know I'm going to get some grief over this but nope...can't do it, will not put one of those fuel doors on my rig. To me (and I say this as my opinion on my vehicle because its a 4 door unlimited) it looks to much like this....
















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Old 05-01-2013, 09:44 PM   #79
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I have a 2012 jku, and I like the look of the mopar fuel door. I've never seen one in person. CNN anyone tell me if it provides any purpose other than looking good?

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #80
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Gas cap lock from Mopar is great. It even uses your key, just put it in turn it and it'll always remember your key and only be unlock by YOUR key.
The downside: someone just punches a hole in the tank and takes gas anyway.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:53 PM   #81
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I haven't had any problems with gas being stolen while parked anywhere. It seems my gas gets stolen as I drive down the road...
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:00 PM   #82
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The downside: someone just punches a hole in the tank and takes gas anyway.
This... or, I don't remember how many of these I broke off vw vanagons and cabbys when owners lost the key or the lock qjit working.
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After I had finalized the price on my Jeep, and the trade in amount on my Yukon, I told the dealer I wanted a fuel door, the slush mats, and 2 Jeep hats. I got all 3 items.

I like the look of the fuel door, and it was free. I wouldn't pay $100 for it.
You think it was FREE? Nothing is free my friend.

Believe me your paid for it. Even with a finalized price then asking...they still had room to cover those items.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #84
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You think it was FREE? Nothing is free my friend. Believe me your paid for it. Even with a finalized price then asking...they still had room to cover those items.
I agree. Sadly, all the items that are "thrown in" just come from the markup of the vehicle.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:42 PM   #85
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Gateway mod and looks good on my black ’13 JK. I got mine from Amazon for under $40. Installation was under 10 min after reading all the tips from the reviews.
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while i would like to purchase one, its definitely not a pressing mod that i need. im sure its mostly for looks, there is no real security considering there is no locking mechanism.
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I would rephrase the question as "Purpose of NO fuel door"?
Cut cost?
Make more money by selling the fuel door that should be included at the first place?
Save you a few seconds to open a door?
Avoid the driver looks like an idiot when forgetting to close the door?
Being nice to other people that need some emergency gas?

It's the first vehicle I own that doesn't have a fuel door, so I don't understand...
There is a distinct purpose to "no fuel door." It's the iconic Jeep look. It's part of the 7 slot grill, folding windshield, no top, no doors, and solid axles. It's part of what makes it a Jeep. The retro look is big with the entore auto industry, yet Jeep has never strayed. THAT is the purpose of no fuel door. If you don't like that, fine, there is an option for you to add one. I hope that helps you to understand.
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:53 PM   #88
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For me, a Minnesota resident, there is a real function: keeping ice, snow, and road salt and sand out of the filler area so it doesn't fall into the neck when fueling. Not to mention keeping the cap clean so you're not chipping ice and snow away just to get the cap off.

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