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Modified JK fuel cell?

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I just got done reading the skid plate thread and was wondering if its possible to replace the fuel cell and create a new skid plate for it? Has anyone looked into it? I fabbed up a 3/16" plate to skin the existing fuel skid but I still feel that I need more break over angle.

I feel that this is the only design flaw that is glaring and even would be willing to go to a 15 gallon tank or even try to put it in the back behind the seat. If anyone has idea's or suggestions on how to deal with the fuel pump or any thoughts...
Please help me brainstorm.
Oh... I have the CAD drawing for this plate if anyone is interested. I bought the steel and had it jetted out for just around $150. Mine is completely hammered and still is holding up. I have high centered on it several times and it easily holds up the weight of the JK.
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Dual tanks?

What obstacles are there to losing the OEM and replacing with a smaller one that fits inside the frame and joining it to a slightly smaller auxilliary tank on the other side next to the exhaust? Could a pump be placed so that it drew fuel into the primary tank? Or is that too complex? I've heard that the CARB (Ca Air Resoures Board) won't allow some aux systems. Maybe because there isn't enough tax money in it? :shaking:
Going back to the COG, wouldn't 2 smaller tanks on either side of the drive shaft just up inside the rails give the best COG?

BTW, the 22 gal talk is only about 150 pounds. Far less than my 6'3" frame. And if you throw a couple buds in there and are worried about the COG with a full tank, better leave the fron passenger seat empty.;)
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