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Old 07-17-2019, 08:57 AM
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Question Aftermarket/extended fuel tank options - JKUR

Hi,


Checking to see if anyone has gone down the route of replacing / augmenting their OEM gas tank on JKUR?


I'm currently fighting through whether i want to completely redesign my rear bumper / tire carrier system to accommodate a pedestrian 4g RotoPax vs. doing it right and going with larger system.



Now that i have removed the OEM exhaust and moved to the Currie AntiRock in the rear, i think i can stuff one of the Genrights into the area that the exhaust used to be in.


https://genright.com/products/gas-ta...-2007-present/



Here are the two i'm looking at specifically:


https://genright.com/products/jeep-j...total-gal.html


https://genright.com/products/jeep-j...supension.html


Would welcome any other feedback on alternatives or reasons this doesnt make sense.


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Boy, those are sure expensive, but are very nice. If they were less, I might consider one and bypass the stock tank in order to move weight to the rear. A JKU is way too front weight biased once a winch is added.

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Boy, those are sure expensive, but are very nice. If they were less, I might consider one and bypass the stock tank in order to move weight to the rear. A JKU is way too front weight biased once a winch is added.

agreed, but the math I'm doing is that if i have to replace the tire carrier - $1200, bumper $900, new hi lift mounting system $ tbd , new cb antennae mounting system $ tbd, new 3rd brake light kit $ tbd , custom rotopax mounting system $ tbd



all of a sudden the Genright tank doesn't look all that bad anymore
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Nothing at a reasonable price anyway... but yeah.... these tanks are just too small



I now have extra fuel tanks hanging off the fenders but of course you have to do a manual fuel transfer which is a pain in the azz



One of these days when I get some time I will look into some sort of automated fuel delivery pump.... flick a switch on the dash and fuel is automatically pumped from the fender tanks to the main.
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One of these days when I get some time I will look into some sort of automated fuel delivery pump.... flick a switch on the dash and fuel is automatically pumped from the fender tanks to the main.

That seems like a DIY with a lot of potential to end badly.
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That seems like a DIY with a lot of potential to end badly.
ANY diy project has the potential to end badly.... or not.


But I would suggest it's no more or less a potential "to end badly" than a diy brake or steering job that just about everybody does.


But yes.. I like to think outside the box. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes not, but you never know unless you try.
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I haven't looked for a tank but after my recent move of the evap canister to above the axle, there's room where the evap was for a small, long tank to be added.
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I haven't looked for a tank but after my recent move of the evap canister to above the axle, there's room where the evap was for a small, long tank to be added.

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ANY diy project has the potential to end badly.... or not.

But I would suggest it's no more or less a potential "to end badly" than a diy brake or steering job that just about everybody does.

But yes.. I like to think outside the box. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes not, but you never know unless you try.

Sure, changing a tire can end badly. But in all consideration I would start off with a legitimate auxiliary fuel tank from JEGS or Summit Racing.

Come on Bob, you think using a synthetic winch line is dangerous, but somehow rigging up Jerry cans to pump fuel is safe. Iím afraid this DIY youíll be the one in the box.
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Sure, changing a tire can end badly.

Mmmm what do ya know... we agree again
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Obviously I don't want to spend a ton of cash, BUT I want to do it once and forget about it. The aluminum tanks that are split and 40 gallons are what I'm talking about they are like 2k which is nuts but if that's the only do it and forget it, it might be an option.
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Aftermarket/extended fuel tank options

If I were to do it, I would use a common aftermarket aluminum racing fuel tank bolted down inside in the back. Cut through the sheet metal for the filler neck. There are hundreds of options for form factor and capacity. The tank prices range is $100 to $500.

But, itís hard to justify the level of effort for my situation. Nothing that 2 Secpter 5 gallon cans canít handle. So it takes 15 minutes to refill the main tank. Itís a hassle, but doesnít rise to the level of a $2K hassle. Now, If I planned an excursion across the African continent that would justify it.
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I have been looking at LRA products out of Australia. I am not a fan or the rear mounted tanks and LRA designed there tanks to be mounted opposite the main tank with provisions for the exhaust.

https://longrangeamerica.com/long-ra...ive-and-jeeps/
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I have been looking at LRA products out of Australia. I am not a fan or the rear mounted tanks and LRA designed there tanks to be mounted opposite the main tank with provisions for the exhaust.

https://longrangeamerica.com/long-ra...ive-and-jeeps/

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