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Private 03-26-2010 11:40 PM

your opinion on replacement of fuel door
 
Hey there everyone.!!

So like most of you I can't leave my jeep the way it is, so it's time for another MOD.... I'm thinking the fuel door.

So my question to you is what are the best options. I have been looking at the Mopar one, but wanted a locking one. not only for the security but also for the looks.!!

I also wanted something that was easy to install without having to drill or make any new screw holes.!!

Any opinions, or pictures of any of these out there installed.!!!!

Hexxum 03-26-2010 11:54 PM

Quadratec has a few nice onces that don't involve any drilling:

This one is black with a billet look:
All Sales Manufacturing / AMI 6031KL - AMI Billet Locking Fuel Door in Black Powder Coat Aluminum for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

Quadratec has quite a few chrome ones too, if that's your cup of tea.

J.B. 03-27-2010 01:18 AM

Welcome to the forum! I went with the Mopar door with a locking gas cap. I didn't like the idea of chipping ice off the outside door lock in the winter time. Enjoy!

USAntigoon 03-27-2010 07:14 AM

I they want to steel gas, ..... let them.
This is better than having a hole drilled in your fuel tank.. I have the Mopar cover. It is a good protection specially in the winter with all the snow and ice.. This keeps the filler neck clean..

kik 03-27-2010 07:59 AM

X2 with J.B. The locking gas cap really won't stop anyone from stealing gas if they want to. How often does that happen anyway. It's more for stopping, let's say some kids who have nothing better to do than to put something in there that doesn't belong. Or, an ex-something doing the sugar trick.

thaduke2003 03-27-2010 08:31 AM

^Agreed. So if you live in a neighborhood with dumbass kids with too much free time, or work in a school or somesuch, it's not a bad idea. Otherwise, it's a bit more weight, more complexity (one more thing to fail, or lose the key to- and then you're SOL!!), and more $.
As for the fuel door, I'm thinking I'm going to need to do one. After my last off-road trip, I was low on fuel, and had about 3" of mud stuck in there- some wet, some dry by the time I got to the gas station. Quite narsty to clean out before filling up- their poor floor :) Mark W.

Private 03-27-2010 08:48 AM

door
 
thanks for the opinions guys..!!!

Yea the main reason for the fuel door was to prevent snow ice from getting into the gas cap area.!! The locking gas cap were for the kids in the neighbourhood..!!!

I think i'm going with the mopar door, as it seems easy enough to install!!!

thanks again for he opinions

thaduke2003 03-27-2010 08:51 AM

Ok- point of advice- check Craigslist, and if no dice there, buy from the dealership. A lot of people buy stuff like this (Mopar bits) from Q-tec or some such, and don't realize- it's cheaper from the dealer, plus no shipping charge! Cheers- Mark W.

SHERM 03-27-2010 08:55 AM

I just put on the one from Bestop. It was easy. No drilling. Looks great, etc.

thaduke2003 03-27-2010 09:16 AM

^Agreed- looking into them just now- Bestop is always good quality stuff, and theirs looks to be the easiest to install (maybe 10 minutes with a T25 torx driver), and looks great. Although I'd want to blacken the bolt heads to make it look cleaner. A bit cheaper than Mopar, and a much easier install, and eventual removal if you had to- Mark W.

Geoff@Bestop 03-27-2010 01:02 PM

Bestop/4WD video on installing our fuel door.

YouTube - Bestop Fuel Door - Installation Guide

thaduke2003 03-27-2010 01:23 PM

Hmm. Bad Joe! He didn't mention tools needed, or walk through the steps very well... tsk tsk! :) Mark W.

wrangler0 03-27-2010 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaduke2003 (Post 583219)
Ok- point of advice- check Craigslist, and if no dice there, buy from the dealership. A lot of people buy stuff like this (Mopar bits) from Q-tec or some such, and don't realize- it's cheaper from the dealer, plus no shipping charge! Cheers- Mark W.

Agreed....the dealer I bought my Sahara from gave me 10% off for a locking gas cap, lug locks and hood lock.

Came out to be cheaper than anywhere online, even with tax included, and no waiting for the items to be shipped.

Mykola7 01-13-2011 05:30 PM

Geoff,

Is there any play in your fuel door? It seems that the Mopar Door slides a bit. Thanks

JeepinGirl 01-13-2011 05:44 PM

Just be careful installing it.. The dealership installed our second one.. and it took the body guy two hours to fix his screwup.. they forced the bottom in rather than installing the tabs first. DON'T FORCE IT.

daedalus 01-13-2011 05:52 PM

I have the Mopar fuel door and I'm happy with it. It's good quality and the Jeep looks like it came straight from the factory that way.

Texas TC 01-13-2011 06:03 PM

I installed the Mopar one on my '07 Jeep and the '11 came with the black Mopar package so it was included. I really don't understand why these things are not standard on all Jeep Wranglers. It really does keep the fueling area much cleaner and makes the Jeep look finished. As far as installation goes, follow the directions explicitly and you will have it installed in just a few minutes.

seadog 01-13-2011 06:25 PM

I bought the Rugged Ridge one w/lock. POS. First time I went to get gas, the lock wouldn't unlock. Finally got it open, but now I have to leave it unlocked. Easy install, looks good, quality lacking.

deepbluerubi 01-13-2011 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Texas TC (Post 987610)
I installed the Mopar one on my '07 Jeep and the '11 came with the black Mopar package so it was included. I really don't understand why these things are not standard on all Jeep Wranglers. It really does keep the fueling area much cleaner and makes the Jeep look finished. As far as installation goes, follow the directions explicitly and you will have it installed in just a few minutes.


I agree and do the mopar door sills too. Then upgrade the headlights. The mfg really went cheap on these vehicles......................But they look cool :)

Texas TC 01-13-2011 06:46 PM

"deepbluerubi;987687]I agree and do the mopar door sills too. Then upgrade the headlights. The mfg really went cheap on these vehicles......................But they look cool"


Yep, installed door sills on all my Jeeps within the first few days of ownership!
Another one of those things the factory should do.

Whoville Islander 01-13-2011 09:29 PM

Our Mopar gas door has given us no problems. Looked at alot of comments on other doors and found only a few people that would recommend the ones they bought. Seems that most had issues with the door hinges loosening up. Ordered ours from Ebay. Dealer back east had great deals on them. As far as the loose fit goes, I put a couple a dabs of silicone behind the flange when installing it and also from behind the taillight. No more little shimmy in the cover.

ceasefire15 07-26-2011 03:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Texas TC (Post 987711)
"deepbluerubi;987687]I agree and do the mopar door sills too. Then upgrade the headlights. The mfg really went cheap on these vehicles......................But they look cool"


Yep, installed door sills on all my Jeeps within the first few days of ownership!
Another one of those things the factory should do.

I recently purchased a 2011 unlimited S. The first accessories I purchased was the door sills for the doors and side steps. The door sills because of the scratches from our shoes. The side steps are for my wife who has a hard time getting in and for protection from door dings from other cars.

My next investment is definately a fuel door. I would like to buy the Morpar fuel door to keep things original.

Wirenuting 07-26-2011 06:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ceasefire15

I recently purchased a 2011 unlimited S. The first accessories I purchased was the door sills for the doors and side steps. The door sills because of the scratches from our shoes. The side steps are for my wife who has a hard time getting in and for protection from door dings from other cars.

My next investment is definately a fuel door. I would like to buy the Morpar fuel door to keep things original.

My wife hurt her leg pretty good getting into our new wrangler this weekend. We have the running boards and she slipped.
I plan to install both the grab handles on the cage and a retractable side step.
She is a tiny woman and jumping up isn't an option.

pluke the 2 07-28-2011 11:25 AM

I think I run the Rampage one and its just for looks. It locks but it can also be ripped off in a second.

http://i1116.photobucket.com/albums/...2/CIMG4956.jpg

kelly0 07-28-2011 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaduke2003 (Post 583219)
Ok- point of advice- check Craigslist, and if no dice there, buy from the dealership. A lot of people buy stuff like this (Mopar bits) from Q-tec or some such, and don't realize- it's cheaper from the dealer, plus no shipping charge! Cheers- Mark W.

Bought mine at the dealer....and love it!

:wavey:

oilwell1415 07-28-2011 05:23 PM

I'm planning to get the Mopar door soon after purchase.

JIMBOX 07-28-2011 05:31 PM

:whistling: This'll help her, in no matter what the model !!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Wirenuting (Post 1410140)
My wife hurt her leg pretty good getting into our new wrangler this weekend. We have the running boards and she slipped.
I plan to install both the grab handles on the cage and a retractable side step.
She is a tiny woman and jumping up isn't an option.



http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...Stirrup025.jpg

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

TheHighLow 07-28-2011 05:49 PM

the Mopar one is good, but the installation was a PITA-i'm talking about the tabs

Ol Tex 07-29-2011 03:49 PM

Howdy,
I just bought and installed the Mopar fuel door today. It was about a 15 minute job. I got the black one with the chrome screws around the perimeter of the ring. At first I wasnt too crazy about the chrome until I noticed that they matched my black wheels with chrome lug nuts. Nice mod and easy to install. Have a goodun!!!!

El Gringo 07-29-2011 04:08 PM

I got a rugged ridge one for my birthday, but I think their quality, what was there, is crap. This thing looked like grabage. the faux screw heads were just little round dimples. no fake hex or anything and its really thin and the bottom wasn't even painted all the way. So after parents apologized for getting my something so cheap I said it wasn't their fault and we called the "authorized" reseller and complained he said send it back, but it took 6 weeks to get there in the first place so I took matters into my own hands.
I bed-lined it and drilled and secured the door in place with actual bolts that go through the body. It looks pretty bad ass I think. All in all not bad for about $50 and a couple hours.

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2308094_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._5062135_n.jpg

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