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CountryBoyJeep 04-07-2013 07:16 PM

Gas Filler Location
 
Hi guys :wavey: I'm from the Tj forum. I've been thinking about doing a few relocation's of things and one was switching to a Yj style gas filler for my Tj. I have a few reasons; I want to do a comp cut soon but right now I just want to change it up. When I researched I never saw any Tj's switching to the Yj style, Only Yj's switching to Tj. Is there a reason for this? Whats your opinions on it?

cakes567 04-07-2013 07:37 PM

I like it because the filler is hidden behind the plate. People can't see it and its got a big locking cap. But the thing I dont like about it is sometimes it can be a pain to get the fill nozzle in to fill the tank if you don't park close enough to the pump.

CountryBoyJeep 04-07-2013 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by cakes567 (Post 3607000)
I like it because the filler is hidden behind the plate. People can't see it and its got a big locking cap. But the thing I dont like about it is sometimes it can be a pain to get the fill nozzle in to fill the tank if you don't park close enough to the pump.

That wouldn't bother me to much, I just didn't know if there were any real problems with it

cakes567 04-07-2013 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by CountryBoyJeep (Post 3607058)

That wouldn't bother me to much, I just didn't know if there were any real problems with it

Other then what I said I like it! Its hidden. Out of site and out of mind

Wranglin4Life 04-07-2013 09:23 PM

I think it's more of a preference thing. It's kinda neat having a hidden gas location. I like getting the funny looks from people when I stick the fuel nozzle behind the license plate.

I get it from younger people alot because they have never seen it before lol. I toyed with the idea of switching to the TJ style but I decided to just leave it the way it is.

Norcal_Chris 04-07-2013 10:31 PM

I am planning on moving my filler neck above were I did my comp cut on the driver side. but my filler is kinda in the stock yj position. It sucks to fill up.

cakes567 04-08-2013 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Norcal_Chris (Post 3607726)
I am planning on moving my filler neck above were I did my comp cut on the driver side. but my filler is kinda in the stock yj position. It sucks to fill up.

What is a comp cut?

CountryBoyJeep 04-08-2013 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by cakes567 (Post 3608554)
What is a comp cut?

Comp cut is short for competition cut. Basically what it is, is cutting off all the body behind the rear tires, but not cutting into the cargo area, just the sides.


Thanks for all your opinions though guys :punk:

cakes567 04-08-2013 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by CountryBoyJeep (Post 3608574)

Comp cut is short for competition cut. Basically what it is, is cutting off all the body behind the rear tires, but not cutting into the cargo area, just the sides.

Thanks for all your opinions though guys :punk:

That's what I thought. And your welcome! Post pics when your done!

caposto 04-10-2013 02:42 PM

Its not too bad filling up a YJ in CA at the pump but some pumps do bump against the taillight which is kind of annoying. Its also not a real sharp angle downward at the filler neck so you get some backsplash once its full. I'm used to filling up then using the windshield washer scrubber to clean off the spilled gas from the paint below the filler (under the license plate) almost every time.

The tougher part is filling up with a gerry can or similar gas can. I have to use a long funnel for that to extend beyond the taillight and get a better downward angle.

Hockeygeek21 04-10-2013 08:45 PM

Don't do it, I was fiing up today and it got full and the pump kicked off and the nozzle fell out and gas went everywhere I was kinda mad. Lol the way gas prices are these days that can't be happening... I usually hold the nozzle with my knee against the jeep but didn't for some reason today, live and learn.

cakes567 04-10-2013 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Hockeygeek21 (Post 3621343)
Don't do it, I was fiing up today and it got full and the pump kicked off and the nozzle fell out and gas went everywhere I was kinda mad. Lol the way gas prices are these days that can't be happening... I usually hold the nozzle with my knee against the jeep but didn't for some reason today, live and learn.

Lol never leave your pump unattended. Haha

CountryBoyJeep 04-10-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Hockeygeek21 (Post 3621343)
Don't do it, I was fiing up today and it got full and the pump kicked off and the nozzle fell out and gas went everywhere I was kinda mad. Lol the way gas prices are these days that can't be happening... I usually hold the nozzle with my knee against the jeep but didn't for some reason today, live and learn.

I never thought about that haha

Hockeygeek21 04-10-2013 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by cakes567 (Post 3621388)

Lol never leave your pump unattended. Haha

I was standing right next to it, I just didn't expect 30$ to fill it up lol

YJ fanatic 04-10-2013 09:15 PM

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Nobody else has had the idea to flip the license plate bracket upside down? The PO of mine did, and its super easy to fill. No awkward angles or anything. :thumb:

CountryBoyJeep 04-10-2013 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by YJ fanatic (Post 3621467)
Nobody else has had the idea to flip the license plate bracket upside down? The PO of mine did, and its super easy to fill. No awkward angles or anything. :thumb:

Good advise :thumb:

redneckbrat 04-10-2013 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by YJ fanatic (Post 3621467)
Nobody else has had the idea to flip the license plate bracket upside down? The PO of mine did, and its super easy to fill. No awkward angles or anything. :thumb:

I'm gonna have to do that, never thought of it.

caposto 04-11-2013 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by YJ fanatic (Post 3621467)
Nobody else has had the idea to flip the license plate bracket upside down? The PO of mine did, and its super easy to fill. No awkward angles or anything. :thumb:


?? Not sure what angles this would help. Seems to me it would hurt and get in the way of a better downward angle. It would stick out even farther than the taillight when flipped up and bump into it when opened. Stock is for it to flip down which seems to me the better choice.

Pump flying out when unnattended IS another drawback. That happens to me every now and again but I still risk it and leave it unattended.

CountryBoyJeep 04-11-2013 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by caposto (Post 3624164)
?? Not sure what angles this would help. Seems to me it would hurt and get in the way of a better downward angle. It would stick out even farther than the taillight when flipped up and bump into it when opened. Stock is for it to flip down which seems to me the better choice.

Pump flying out when unnattended IS another drawback. That happens to me every now and again but I still risk it and leave it unattended.

I don't know about you but I did flush mount LED tail lights. Hitting the lights isn't really a concern for me haha. Makes complete sense to me, you would adjust it higher than the amount it would get in the way before you drill the holes though I hope.

YJ fanatic 04-11-2013 03:01 PM

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Hitting the light doesn't matter. It doesn't mess with the angle at all. And the nozzle fits right in. It's a great setup. Here's a couple pics.


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cakes567 04-11-2013 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by YJ fanatic (Post 3624322)
Hitting the light doesn't matter. It doesn't mess with the angle at all. And the nozzle fits right in. It's a great setup. Here's a couple pics.

Sweet I'm gonna look into that

caposto 04-11-2013 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by YJ fanatic (Post 3624322)
Hitting the light doesn't matter. It doesn't mess with the angle at all. And the nozzle fits right in. It's a great setup. Here's a couple pics.


I get the visual and thanks for the pics. I don't have an issue with the holder bottom mounted getting in the way when pump filling but maybe this improves that - I can push it down plenty far enough now not to interfere with anything.

The problem I might have with the top mount setup is getting a gerry can in there at a good angle. With the top mount the license plate is sticking out farther than the taillight and its even less angle to get a filler or funnel in there at a good downward angle. You have to get it in under the license plate with that setup yet still be able to hold the can above the filler for gravity to do its thing. I wouldn't want that for me personally.

Always good to hear other opinions and options though!

YJ fanatic 04-11-2013 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by caposto (Post 3624432)
The problem I might have with the top mount setup is getting a gerry can in there at a good angle. With the top mount the license plate is sticking out farther than the taillight and its even less angle to get a filler or funnel in there at a good downward angle. You have to get it in under the license plate with that setup yet still be able to hold the can above the filler for gravity to do its thing. I wouldn't want that for me personally.

That is true. It is possible to get a can nozzle in there, but it can be a pain. That's why I always have a funnel with me if I have a can. A flexible funnel works great, but I carry a normal one that's about 15" long.

Mr. Snow Miser 04-11-2013 06:42 PM

I like the switch to the flip up. And really, how often are you needing to fill with a gerry can? Couple bolts/screws and the bracket is off. I'd take it off in either position just to make it easier. I hate wrestling with that thing. If I had a nickel for all the cuts I got from that thing flipping back on me......

caposto 04-11-2013 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Snow Miser (Post 3625167)
I like the switch to the flip up. And really, how often are you needing to fill with a gerry can? Couple bolts/screws and the bracket is off. I'd take it off in either position just to make it easier. I hate wrestling with that thing. If I had a nickel for all the cuts I got from that thing flipping back on me......

You've got to drill some new holes to mount it too right? I guess I don't see the point. The flip-down configuration has never caused me any pump filling issues (other than smacking me a few times too!)

CountryBoyJeep 04-11-2013 06:57 PM

Glad this started a good topic haha :) lets roll with it

YJ fanatic 04-11-2013 07:53 PM

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I thought you'd have to drill new holes, too. The Jeep had stock paint on it when I got it, and it didn't have other holes. Even when I sanded it down to paint, I didn't see where the holes had been filled. I haven't been able to check out how a stock YJ is setup, but you might be able to do a relocation bracket so you don't have to drill.


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