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Old 03-22-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Which fuel door cover?

2012 black wrangler. Which one is the easiest, no drilling, to install and looks the best.

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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I like the Mopar cover. I also think it looks good.

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Old 03-22-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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Looks the best would be subjective, but for me it would be the Mopar hands down. However, it is an expensive little sucker for what it is (can be found cheaper, but that was the quickest link I had. lol). There is a VERY good write up on the install here.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:50 PM   #4
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Mopar for me also. Good fit, and looks awesome!!!
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:05 PM   #5
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Mopar here, too. A bit pricey, even on Amazon, but looks the best. Still trying to decide if I want the locking gas cap. The install was quite easy, no drilling.
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Try looking on eBay, got a mopar one brand new for $50
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Mopar. eBay
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:14 PM   #8
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Mopar - I got the dealership to throw it in.
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I have a black Mopar on mine and love it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #10
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Mopar, its what I put on mine. Install took about 20 mins and isnt really that difficult. I had one little snag with pulling out the oem surround with the farther top clip closest to the pass door. Other than that, it was easy.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #11
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Get the Mopar one. Most of the others require some sort of screwing the mounting tabs into a plastic housing. The Mopar one will completely replace all of that plastic housing which is located behind the driver's tail light assembly. Once installed it is very snug and nice looking. Wish they came stock this way.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:52 PM   #12
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I've got the locking rugged ridge door. I wouldn't recommend it. The hinge sags, the lock is cheap, and the paint faded pretty badly in a year and a half. I ended up spraying it with bedliner.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:09 PM   #13
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I have the Mopar and I'm very happy with it. I installed it myself and didn't even break a nail I did have my husband close by in case I needed any assistance.

I had some other brand on my previous Jeep, I got it through Quadratec and it was horrible. The door hinge froze up after one rainy season and then the paint around the rim chipped. This one is much better.
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I loved that write up!
If I was to go this direction I'd go with the mopar, hands down.

Actual replacements will always trump stick-on-top-ofs for me.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:01 AM   #15
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Mine came with the Mopar from the factory and its a nice unit. Not lockable but well built.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:37 AM   #16
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I like that install tutorial/write up but here's a question - is it also a Mopar locking cap with that one? Or a generic locking cap? I see the Mopar door/covers available but they're never paired with locking caps.

Those are separate and I don't see ones for '12's yet.

And are these really different for 2 DR vs. 4 DR as they're listed by some dealers?
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I like that install tutorial/write up but here's a question - is it also a Mopar locking cap with that one? Or a generic locking cap? I see the Mopar door/covers available but they're never paired with locking caps.

Those are separate and I don't see ones for '12's yet.

And are these really different for 2 DR vs. 4 DR as they're listed by some dealers?
12's are no different than 7-11 in this regard. There is a difference in 2 door vs. 4. It has something to do with the tabs.
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I have a mopar I bought for 60 bucks on craiglist, it looks good!
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Mine came with the Mopar and I like it but have no base to compare.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:16 PM   #20
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I went with the Mopar. I read about some folks having issues with the other ones that were available. I am very happy with the Mopar. Installation was not a problem either. Installation took me about 30 minutes.

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Another Mopar ditto.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:34 PM   #23
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What is the function of a gas cover?
(ie is there anything wrong with having just cap?).
That way I could funnel the money towards other mods.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:38 PM   #24
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What is the function of a gas cover?
(ie is there anything wrong with having just cap?).
That way I could funnel the money towards other mods.
I don't see much of a practical use for it.
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What is the function of a gas cover?
(ie is there anything wrong with having just cap?).
That way I could funnel the money towards other mods.
Not much use at all except for looks which are subjective. Before I installed mine, I parked at work during a bad snow day where the wind was howling and we got about 6 inches during the parked time. The driver's side was facing into the prevailing wind. When I stopped on the way home to get gas, the area around the cap was pretty well filled in with blown snow that didn't blow back out on the shortish drive to get gas. It took all of 15 seconds to remove the snow with my gloved hand. That was the only time snow was a (very minor) problem.

But, by God, that will never happen to me again!
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It's cosmetic, like so many Jeep mods.

That being said, the Mopar one is the one I'll go for.
(I'll be blacking out the silver hardware though.)
It is a straight upgrade for the original factory one.

Does it cost more money? Yep.
Do true upgrades generally cost more money?
Yep.
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Does anyone have experience with the AMI fuel door cover available through Quadratec?
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If its' cosmetic that's one thing, but if it's for security, a sharp object into the gas tank works as well. At the gas prices where they are now, park in the garage if you can. We can't wait for the next election...
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It's cosmetic, like so many Jeep mods.

That being said, the Mopar one is the one I'll go for.
(I'll be blacking out the silver hardware though.)
It is a straight upgrade for the original factory one.

Does it cost more money? Yep.
Do true upgrades generally cost more money?
Yep.
I agree with the Mopar choice - I put one in ours.

I disagree with the cosmetic comment, though. Here in Wisconsin, a fuel door keeps out snow and ice during the winter. The last two winters we have had freezing rain in January - it was a real effort to open a car door encased with 1/4 inch of ice.

In colder climates, they do have a practical function.
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Does anyone have experience with the AMI fuel door cover available through Quadratec?
I just installed mine. It locks, which is half the reason I chose it. I did, however use some black tamper proof torx screws to install instead of the Robertson ones that came with it. Installation was 10 minutes and it looks real good..

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