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Desert4x4
September 9th, 2017, 09:15
Has anyone installed an auxilary fuel cell, maybe behind the rear seats. It could be nice because you could plumb it to pump into the stock tank and get extra range.:cool:

TRCM
September 9th, 2017, 09:18
there are also a lot of laws/rules to follow in that case....so be careful.

I say this cuz when I put an aux tank in the bed of my dually, had it been for gas, it would have been illegal..but it was diesel.

And since you want to put it in the people space, it will be even more restrictive.


Why not just get a larger fuel tank ??

Desert4x4
September 9th, 2017, 09:30
Yeah, good point.

Larger tank would be better, but it's only about 10 gallons more and much more expensive than a fuel cell type thing.

there are also a lot of laws/rules to follow in that case....so be careful.

I say this cuz when I put an aux tank in the bed of my dually, had it been for gas, it would have been illegal..but it was diesel.

And since you want to put it in the people space, it will be even more restrictive.


Why not just get a larger fuel tank ??

JohnX
September 9th, 2017, 17:10
Same here, did an aux tank on my diesel plumbed into the main tank with an electric pump to fill at will.

Would NOT do it on an xj, or ever in passenger compartment.

Green XJ Jeep
September 9th, 2017, 18:51
They do make 30+ gal fuel tanks for xj's. Sunset Fab and Genright just to name a few.

Kittrell
September 10th, 2017, 10:13
They do make 30+ gal fuel tanks for xj's. Sunset Fab and Genright just to name a few.

Larger tank would be better, but it's only about 10 gallons more and much more expensive than a fuel cell type thing.

I believe he is aware. Also pretty sure those are the ONLY companies who offer larger tanks for the XJ. The Genright only being for 97+ and Sunset being of questionable build quality.

mcguyver_xj
September 11th, 2017, 08:32
zj gas tank fits and holds more or just put a bigger cell in oe location

clydefrog
September 11th, 2017, 21:47
Wouldn't pass smog in CA. You would fail visual and manual EVAP test. You can modify the Dorman one to hold 27 gallons. Part number: 576-656 currently on Amazon for $90 free shipping. Coupled with a 5 gallon Jerry can your at 32 gallons.

RCP Phx
September 12th, 2017, 05:35
Wouldn't pass smog in CA. You would fail visual and manual EVAP test. You can modify the Dorman one to hold 27 gallons. Part number: 576-656 currently on Amazon for $90 free shipping. Coupled with a 5 gallon Jerry can your at 32 gallons.

But the OP has a '99 !

clydefrog
September 13th, 2017, 22:15
But the OP has a '99 !
oh crap, missed that.

Green XJ Jeep
September 14th, 2017, 07:17
oh crap, missed that.

You didn't miss it, the year isnt mentioned in this thread.

Green XJ Jeep
September 14th, 2017, 07:24
I believe he is aware. Also pretty sure those are the ONLY companies who offer larger tanks for the XJ. The Genright only being for 97+ and Sunset being of questionable build quality.

There are more than just those 2. Not only in the states but in Aus also
It sounds like the op is determined to carry fuel in the passenger compartment so it doesnt matter how many manufacutlrers there are.

Kittrell
September 14th, 2017, 07:58
There are more than just those 2. Not only in the states......

For my own edification I would really appreciate knowing who those other manufacturers are. Not really concerned with AUS options.

Green XJ Jeep
September 14th, 2017, 15:32
Areo, Titan not sure if they still do and there is another whos name begins with an M. Searching the internet on my phone isnt working for me today and all I remeber is that it started with an M.
I wouldn't hesitate on pulling the trigger on an Aero. I have never been dissapointed with their products.

Green XJ Jeep
September 14th, 2017, 18:32
Long Range Automotive supposedly has distributors in the US also