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post #1 of 8 Old 06-10-2013, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Wj Newb Grand Cherokee Plans?

I'm a new owner of a 2004 Overland. I did a lot of research on vehicles before I purchased this vehicle. The final three were a FJ80 Toyota Landcruiser, a Land Rover Discovery Series 2, and a 4.7 HO WJ Grand Cherokee. I went with the Grand Cherokee mostly for ease of repair, fuel mileage and available power in stock form. I have had a V6 vehicle with bigger tires on it and the lack of power was always bothersome. The Landcruiser and Discovery get pretty crappy mileage. The Discovery is difficult to get repair parts for.

I wanted a vehicle that could get me to a lot of places yet get me there in somewhat comfort. Now I need to decide how far I am going to go with getting the WJ where I want it. I am leaning toward a three inch lift and run 245/70-17 or 265/75-17 tires. I like the 245's for the fact that I can get it into the spare tire well. I want to figure out a way to carry an extra 10 gallons of fuel. So this means either a rear bumper carrier or fabricate a auxiliary tank underneath. I also want a winch. I lean towards a portable as you can winch forward or backward with ease.

Enough rambling for now. Any thoughts are welcome.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-11-2013, 03:53 AM
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Congrats. I envy your v8 4.7ho
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-11-2013, 05:39 AM
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So this means either a rear bumper carrier or fabricate a auxiliary tank underneath.
Doesn't that defeat the purpose of getting a lift kit? Stick with the fuel cans...
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Doesn't that defeat the purpose of getting a lift kit? Stick with the fuel cans...
There is space between the unibody rails that would keep it protected. Long range automotive makes a fuel tank that sits under the driver side.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-11-2013, 04:13 PM
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Ah... then just install another gas cap/fill tube and connect it to the existing tank?
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-11-2013, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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I believe that it comes with a filler that uses the stock location. The tank has a transfer pump to get fuel into the main tank. I am waiting for a quote to see how ridiculous the price will be.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-11-2013, 07:04 PM
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I currently have the 265's on my WJ and I want to covert my spare tire well into my extra fuel tank. Then ill have my spare only roof rack. Then you dot have to worry about an extra fuel tank underneath taking away from your clearance. And you'll still have a spare tire.

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-15-2013, 11:35 PM
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I believe that it comes with a filler that uses the stock location. The tank has a transfer pump to get fuel into the main tank. I am waiting for a quote to see how ridiculous the price will be.
Did you ever find out the price?
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