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Old 01-05-2014, 03:26 PM   #1
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fuel cell in the trunk

Ive done a lot of research on this and would like to do it so I'm gathering up any experiences that any of you may have. I'm looking at the rci2161 fuel cell but I've heard with the genright ring the pump doesnt sit down low enough. Ive seen the rci2162 with gen right ring is a good combo but ive heard it wont fit behind the seat. Anybody have any suggestions from expierence on which way to go? I want the cell in the trunk so if it has to be the 2161 then what is a good solution for the pump not being deep enough? I've looked for other fuel cell rings that are flat but haven't had any luck finding any. Anybody know if the 2162 will fit behind the seat or not? any help would be appreciated thanks everybody

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Old 01-06-2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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RCI 2162 + GenRight ring + Aeroquip lines and fittings.

That's what I use but I removed the rear seat years ago. If you insist on keeping it because you actually use it, then I highly recommend keeping the gas tank under the Jeep and just using a Savvy skid. I love my fuel cell but the convenience of having the gas tank under the Jeep can't be understated.
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I don't care about convienence its not a daily at all just a toy. But I have a wife and 3 yr old who love wheeling too so can't lose the rear seat. I've heard that's the best option for the stock pump and gen right ring but that tank is too wide for the trunk. I've found a flat ring I'm going to try with the rci2161 and hope it puts the pump low enough. I know the gr ring raises the pump like an inch or so so hopefully a flat ring will help with that.
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I can't stand how low the fuel tank is on my tj as everything else is tucked up high so I won't be satisfied with just a skid plate
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I understand that......but I'm telling you from direct experience, fuel cells are a major compromise. The Savvy skid raises the tank as high as you can get it without doing any cutting.

If you want the tank to go even higher, that can be done but will require some modification of the rear shock/body mount crossmember. If you have a small body lift and no longer use the shock mounts (outboarded mounts) then this is not overly difficult and can yield another ~1" of gas tank tuck. That gets it pretty far up there.
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What's the compromise? I don't have emissions testing. If I have 2 open the gate 2 fuel it I don't care. I don't need the room in trunk. Everything has a place elsewhere. The only thing I use it 4 is rock crawling so the only time it sees pavement is on the way too and from the trail. As of right now I haven't wheeled in 2 months so its not something I would do very often. I don't run body lifts and just raising the tank an inch ( which the 05 and up tjs can only go up a half inch w/o a body lift) won't satisfy me and Itll b wasted money. All the mods and custom suspension work would just b dissapointing to see that ugly rock catcher hanging under the tub. My jeep is much diff then my avatar shows now. Its not a street machine at all. No sway bars either
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I should also mention I'm doing the fuel cell for the purpose of stretching my rear axle 10 inches. Even the gen right tank only allows for 7 inches and still hangs down way too low
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Then go for it. There's a right way to do it and plenty of wrong ways. Hopefully you take my advice and at least use the good lines and fittings.

As for no sway bars, that doesn't make your rig appear more trail-worthy to me in the slightest. Just the opposite, in fact.
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Yah I've put 20k in mods in the last year and I'm guna skimp on fuel lines and fittings lol come on now. And thats cool glad I'm not building my jeep to please u cuz sway bars suck. All of em do Currie swayloc skyjacker u can keep em all. And I actually didn't mention no sway bars for worthiness just to show a point that I don't use it for anything except wheelin and hitting the local po once or twice a week 2 keep everything lubed
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LOL......OK.

Being that shortsighted and ignorant must be tough. Good luck, you're gonna need it.
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This may sound stupid..

What about removing the rear tank from the factory and installing a custom fuel cell in the same location that does not hang down as low? You might loose a couple gallons of capacity in this process though. However, only being a trail rig what is a loose of five gallons?
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This may sound stupid.. What about removing the rear tank from the factory and installing a custom fuel cell in the same location that does not hang down as low? You might loose a couple gallons of capacity in this process though. However, only being a trail rig what is a loose of five gallons?
I think the whole point of the cell is to completely relocate it and not worry about it being under the truck at all
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Well I pulled the trigger and did it. Its a little dif on an 05 then previous yrs from what ive seen in writeups but its pretty simple. Hardest part was getting it to fit inside my hide a trunk still and have enough room to stretch my rear axle. I have enough room to move it back up to 9 inches now. Sweet! I love it. No gas smell inside the cab at all.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:41 PM   #15
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I want to see a Jeep with a trunk.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:47 PM   #16
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Your looking at it. Its a hide-a-trunk. It mouns in the back giving you a locking trunk. Geared more towards soft tops. Gives a somewhat secure place to put some things. Cant be opened from inside without the tailgate being open.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:49 PM   #17
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How many gallons does it hold?

EDIT: Nevermind. It looks to be the RCI 15 gallon tank with the Artec brackets.
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I like my Saavy skid.I dont even think its been smashed yet since the skid gets it up pretty high.
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15 gallons
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:09 PM   #20
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If you follow me down the trails I go on your skid will get used and hang u up too. It only raises the tank an inch. Plus it doesnt allow for any wheel base stretch. I can move my axle back 9 inches now

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