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Old 08-16-2007, 11:47 PM   #1
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Aftermarket rear bumper - what is better high or low mount gas cans?

Being a good Jeep owner I'm always looking for ways to upgrade and spend money. . . one such purchase is an aftermarket swing-out rear bumper that includes the option to carry gas cans and HiLift.

What is the experience with high mount gas/water can position (such as LoD or Rock Hard) or low mount position (such as Bulletproof)? Does one do better over time and trails? I would think lower is better to help with the CG - any advice is appreciated.

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Old 08-17-2007, 07:08 AM   #2
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I'd be less concerned about center of gravity than about getting rear ended with a couple of full 5 gallon blitz cans. Which ever one you get make sure you can put the filler hole for the can facing outboard so if you do get rear ended the cap will blow off and the gas will go away from you.

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Old 08-17-2007, 09:28 AM   #3
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Check out the OR-Fab carrier. Two Jerry cans side by side between the spare and the tailgate. Plus tabs for a highlift and an antenna.
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:48 PM   #4
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I have a Rock Hard bumper and almost never put the gas can carriers or the trail rack on - it just seems like a bit too much to me. The last time I went out I put them on my mountaineer rack that mounts where the rear seat used to be
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I'm looking to use the Blitz can holder for emergency and off road use only. Last winter we had our power out for 4 days and I didn't like driving around with gas in the back of the Jeep, I drove with the windows down but still not the best situation.

I guess the CG isn't a big deal and hopefully they are build strong enough to handle the off road abuse.

Thanks for the advice as always,
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:53 AM   #6
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http://http://www.orfab.com/

The way the cans site in this set up it would take something pretty extrexe to get anywhere near then. Plus they are in solid.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:15 PM   #7
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http://http://www.orfab.com/

The way the cans site in this set up it would take something pretty extrexe to get anywhere near then. Plus they are in solid.
That orfab gives you good protection but a pickup would flatten it right out, again make sure the filler holes in the blitz cans face outboard.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:39 PM   #8
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We have rear bumper and tire Carrier for a Tj and they work great. You can mount a hi-lift jack and a water can.
We can't say a gas can do to some states laws on gas cans on the back of vehicle's. You can be looking around $600.00 to $1000.00 depending on hows bumper you go with.
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