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Locking fuel door opinions...

Looking to install a locking fuel door and wanted to see which brands ppl like the most?


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Rampage fuel doors have a barrel lock but looking at their website many of the products look to be mass production and questionable?

Anybody bought a Rampage locking fuel door?

Rugged Ridge seems to be the most popular...


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I did a locking gas cap with a non locking fuel door. My thinking was mud/dirt/ice could foul the lock on the door, but the lock on the gas cap would be protected by the door.
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I did a locking gas cap with a non locking fuel door. My thinking was mud/dirt/ice could foul the lock on the door, but the lock on the gas cap would be protected by the door.

Thats a good thought ... I have a Drake billet locking cap on my JKU which I like a lot ... It allows you to keep it locked or run unlocked ... I've found that very convenient when traveling.

This one I'm putting on my son's TJ and I know he will loose the locking cap even if its a cheepie... so I figure I'll put a door on instead. He can't lose that...


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Same here: non locking fuel door / locking cap if you need/want it
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The jeep has an anti drain back valve on the fill port. It makes it almost impossible to siphon fuel out of the tank.

If they want it they only need a knife to cut the plastic hose just in front of the tank. Way easier then trying to snake a hose; and while there down their they will cut the cats off for a few extra bucks too.

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The jeep has an anti drain back valve on the fill port. It makes it almost impossible to siphon fuel out of the tank.

If they want it they only need a knife to cut the plastic hose just in front of the tank. Way easier then trying to snake a hose; and while there down their they will cut the cats off for a few extra bucks too.

True ... however in most cases if there is a simple deterrent then that's all it takes to get them to not even make the attempt.

May not stop them but it might get most to simply pass on your vehicle.


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The biggest worry I have with the JK gas cap being exposed is water ingress past the cap seal into the fuel system, particularly in a high pressure car wash. Risk of fuel theft is pretty insignificant and I've had to drill out more than one of them when customers lost the key or the lock jammed. So, I'd just like to get one on there with a door to shield the cap. Jeep wants $125 for theirs...LOL. The Rugged Ridge one looks like it might be the ticket, but if looks cheap, forget it. Need to see one installed.
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Really, do what ever helps you sleep better.

but i deal with meth heads all the time, if they want it, they'll destroy a $5,000 item to score $50 worth of something.

the best deterrent is a motion alarm, and a secure parking space.

and a good insurance policy.

and if you can, install an electric fence around your Jeep. I like the smell of cooking methhead in the morning..
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Anyone that is going to steal the gas is going to have a screw driver, and now you have real damage instead of paying $60 for a new tank of gas.

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I don't know about the locking fule door. But as far as locking gas caps go, don't buy the Mopar one, its junk.

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The jeep has an anti drain back valve on the fill port. It makes it almost impossible to siphon fuel out of the tank.

If they want it they only need a knife to cut the plastic hose just in front of the tank. Way easier then trying to snake a hose; and while there down their they will cut the cats off for a few extra bucks too.

If this is the case, don't bother locking it....they will try to siphon, figure there is no gas and move on satisfied that they tried.

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