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post #1 of 11 Old 10-13-2015, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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15 Rubi - Evap Relocate - Any Tips?

I was driving down the road today and out of nowhere, I started hearing and feeling a banging on the floor pan. I got under the Jeep and it looks like the Evap skid plate somehow got snagged by the drive shaft and the boot on the slip spline got shredded. This weekend I'm going to relocate the evap canister somewhere up away from the drive line and suspension. Gonna have to see about replacing that boot too.

For those of you who have done it, any tips, tricks or warnings? I noticed the 14 and 15 have different evap canisters, so I am looking for both general advice, but also advice specifically for the 15 rubi.

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One of the first things I did. I used the Nemesis kit and it is a fairly easy install to get it up behind the rear end. If you haven't done it yet, and move it up there, make sure you flip the white filter gizmo on the canister to orient it like the original position. I got the gas cap code til I figured it out. All fine now for 4000 mile and it is up, completely out of the way. I have a big hole there now with nothing in it. Air tank, spare fuel, big giant horns, contraband container? I dunno, will probably just leave it open.
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I appreciate the feedback... unfortunately, none of those things will help me. My Evap canister doesn't really look like the ones in the pics. The skid plate is part of the canister. I bought 2 mounts so far that the vendor swore would work, but wasn't even close when I started install.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to make my own mount. I'll just buy some hoses and do it on my own. I have to wait a few weeks before I crawl under the jeep again.


I appreciate the heads-up on the diaphragm too. That would have driven me nuts.
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I appreciate the feedback... unfortunately, none of those things will help me. My Evap canister doesn't really look like the ones in the pics. The skid plate is part of the canister. I bought 2 mounts so far that the vendor swore would work, but wasn't even close when I started install.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to make my own mount. I'll just buy some hoses and do it on my own. I have to wait a few weeks before I crawl under the jeep again.


I appreciate the heads-up on the diaphragm too. That would have driven me nuts.
You have to remove the factory skid. The Nemesis skid will work. I have it on my 2015.
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this is what I did on my 14 rubicon and all has been good. I have done trails like rose garden hill and the Rubicon trail and no issues with stock skid now that is moved over slightly.

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I was driving down the road today and out of nowhere, I started hearing and feeling a banging on the floor pan. I got under the Jeep and it looks like the Evap skid plate somehow got snagged by the drive shaft and the boot on the slip spline got shredded. This weekend I'm going to relocate the evap canister somewhere up away from the drive line and suspension. Gonna have to see about replacing that boot too.

For those of you who have done it, any tips, tricks or warnings? I noticed the 14 and 15 have different evap canisters, so I am looking for both general advice, but also advice specifically for the 15 rubi.

Thanks!
FYI... I just did another blog post about my evap canister. The folks at my dealer who have an Extreme Jeep shop said I should relocate my evap canister above my rear axle. They could do it for $225. You might want to call them... Adams Jeep Of Maryland in Aberdeen MD.

I'm trying to decide if I should relocate or get a more durable skid. A friend on facebook suggest I get this one... He got it and loves it. He said the trick to the installation of the skid is...
"The "trick" to installation is to cut off the stock one (tin shears work fine), that way you don't have to take the hoses off the canister."

http://www.rockhard4x4.com/product_p/rh-6045.htm

Not sure if any of that will help but let me know what you end up doing. I have a 15 Rubi too. I'm still debating on what to do.

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I'm going to relocate it above the axle for sure. Next time I have a free weekend when its not raining or freezing, I'm going to knock it out. Mostly because of the DS issue, but also, it will be one less low hanging part to get hung up on.
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I'm going to relocate it above the axle for sure. Next time I have a free weekend when its not raining or freezing, I'm going to knock it out. Mostly because of the DS issue, but also, it will be one less low hanging part to get hung up on.
Take pics and let me know how it goes I might just do the same thing.

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Will do.
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