I'm droping a fuel cell in the floor of my TJ. I built a flat skid off the rear to a custom cross member for the cell to mount on. I'm using a Artec mount to hold it in place. I have it hard mounted to the skid right now, but I was thinking about using some bushings between the Artec mount and the skid. I know I have seen a picture or two of cells mounted that way, but not much info about how well it works. Thoughts?
I use Energy Suspension shock bushings between my straps and the tub. While I 'think' you'd be just fine running it hard-mounted, the bushings are cheap insurance. The last thing you want is to crack your fuel cell.....
Definitely pumped to see details on your skid. Post up pics when you can.
Several years back I helped build a Jeep Speed Cherokee for one of my sons and I hard mounted the fuel cell with no problems. After that he moved up to a race truck (forgot what class though) and the fuel cell was also hard mounted. He bought that truck used from a professional team that had won many times with it.
It all depends on your Jeep. The reason that some can get away without cracks and others can't is because of the rigidity of the chassis. If the chassis is very rigid (i.e. full cage, trianglated well) your fuel cell will not crack hard mounted because everything moves as one. If you have a less rigid chassis, and hard mounted, you will eventually see cracks.
Originally Posted by Hendrix
No one really knows the reason for LCOG Jeeps.
Its so short ****s like me and you can still get in.
Originally Posted by 2ACR
My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.