Tired of the hassle dealing with changing out your YJ style frame mounted fuel filter? Me too. Messy and time consuming. Thanks to guidance and suggestions from Moses, this is the new plan:
In tank pump exits with 5/16" efi rated hose to a 6 or 8 AN filling into a spin-on fuel filter installed in same location as the old YJ filter. From there another 6 or 8 AN fitting and tie into the metal fuel line that heads forward to engine. Removal and filter replacement will be a simple affair. Ordered the RM350.
In the spirit of redundancy will also install the MOPAR in line 12 volt fuel pump and mount along upper cross member in front of tank. This will be fed from the other tank pick up to a AN fitted pre-filter, then pump and another lead from pump to the new spin on filter, but blanked off. Should the need ever arise to switch pumps, simply unscrew the in tank pump supply line and attach the supply line from aux pump. The unused end will be properly capped off from debris in either case. Then unplug in tank pump from power harness and plug in the aux pump, prime and off we go.
While on this project will also add an auto meter dash mounted electronic fuel pressure gauge that will get its signal from the fuel rail schrader valve port.
when we go for a long trip and perhaps also tow the pack mule trailer, the rear of jeep tends to sag leading to a nose-high attitude. Not very safe road manners, even with sway bar attached and the departure angle is compromised. Will install a set of gabriel hi jacker air shocks to level the rear end and, as necessary, adjust departure angle on trail obstacles and mitigate smashing the new gas tank! These shocks are 22" extended and 14" collapsed. This will not affect the existing rancho 9000s. In cab will have a dual paddle controller to handle air management duties. like this
Once the parts are here, along with new aero tank, etc etc will photo-document the progress of these important and helpful upgrades and post here.