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    Samco genright tank

    Samco did a very sanitary install and fabrication of a Genright auxilliary fuel tank in my JK. The result is two fuel tanks and 2 fuel pumps, with 37 gallons of fuel capacity.

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    The installation required cutting out the bed and fabrication a new floor.

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    The muffler and exhaust pipe had to be removed and a new system fabricated. The tank sits in the location of the OE muffler.

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    The tank came with a beefy skid cage.

    It works great with instantaneous switching from the empty tank to the full one. The OE fuel gauge monitors both tanks with a flick of the switch.

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    They also straightened the OE skid plate under the OE tank. It was battered and looked like spandex under the tank. A Rock Hard beefy skid plate was installed under the straightened OE skid plate

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    Overall a very clean install and fabrication.
    Last edited by jeep; August 31st, 2014 at 11:43 AM.


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    That is freakin NICE! That's an auxiliary and not a replacement for the original right? I've been wanting to put an Aux tank in my 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 6.0 crew cab SLE but the only thing I've been able to find is factory replacements. Kind of frustrating. Do you think they can help my out on a factory GMC?

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    Looks like a great install Warren. The extra capacity will be nice.


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    What did you do about the exhaust with the auxiliary tank living where the muffler used to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomidlname View Post
    That is freakin NICE! That's an auxiliary and not a replacement for the original right? I've been wanting to put an Aux tank in my 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 6.0 crew cab SLE but the only thing I've been able to find is factory replacements. Kind of frustrating. Do you think they can help my out on a factory GMC?
    I do. Sam installed an aux tank in his truck


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    What did you do about the exhaust with the auxiliary tank living where the muffler used to be?
    Sam fabricated a new system. The new muffler was installed midships on the driver's side. Genright suggested to dump the exhaust in front of the rear wheel. But you know how long that pipe would last. Sam threaded a new exhaust pipe along the driver side and exited out the back. It works great so far. It does not hang down any farther than the original exhaust.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    Sam fabricated a new system. The new muffler was installed midships on the driver's side. Genright suggested to dump the exhaust in front of the rear wheel. But you know how long that pipe would last. Sam threaded a new exhaust pipe along the driver side and exited out the back. It works great so far. It does not hang down any farther than the original exhaust.
    Samco is a great place run by great people!

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    I have a 08 Rubicon and having enough gas , better navigation and communication has been the big 3 I need to work on .A few of my weekend trips im doing 400 miles or more .And Bruno's 435 price is killing me !!! I did get my self a laptop last month and a globalsat to go with it and got all of the Nv 71/2 topos loaded up and been using it out in the field .I still like my Benchmark but this gps things pretty cool ...Next I need my ham ticket ...Just wondered what your tank and install set you back ? I need to see if thats something I could also do .The cutting moving and welding I would have to get done by a shop too .Might be too technical to do in my garage ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomidlname View Post
    That is freakin NICE! That's an auxiliary and not a replacement for the original right? I've been wanting to put an Aux tank in my 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 6.0 crew cab SLE but the only thing I've been able to find is factory replacements. Kind of frustrating. Do you think they can help my out on a factory GMC?

    Samco can build literally anything. Sam is a great guy and I would highly recommend him to do a custom install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomidlname View Post
    That is freakin NICE! That's an auxiliary and not a replacement for the original right? I've been wanting to put an Aux tank in my 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 6.0 crew cab SLE but the only thing I've been able to find is factory replacements. Kind of frustrating. Do you think they can help my out on a factory GMC?
    Check these guys out. Added a 33 gal tank to the CJ. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76CJ7 View Post
    I have a 08 Rubicon and having enough gas , better navigation and communication has been the big 3 I need to work on .A few of my weekend trips im doing 400 miles or more .And Bruno's 435 price is killing me !!! I did get my self a laptop last month and a globalsat to go with it and got all of the Nv 71/2 topos loaded up and been using it out in the field .I still like my Benchmark but this gps things pretty cool ...Next I need my ham ticket ...Just wondered what your tank and install set you back ? I need to see if thats something I could also do .The cutting moving and welding I would have to get done by a shop too .Might be too technical to do in my garage ...
    i don't know exactly, I had other other work done at the same time. The second tank requires a separate fuel pump so the parts were about $2000.


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    Is the new floor just pop riveted in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caryt View Post
    Is the new floor just pop riveted in?
    Those are not pop rivets. They look like stainless allen head screws.

    Similar to Smash, my guess, Sam does not even own a pop rivet gun. More of a tig weld kind of guy.

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    The new floor is riveted in place. There is also a small hatch that is screwed in. You can open the hatch and access the Crawler Auxiliary tank, the fuel pump and sensor.


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