I'd rather have a plastic tank so I could pop the inevitable dents out when a rock hits the tank. It's stupid why Jeep put a metal skid and plastic tank in the Wrangler but a plastic skid and metal tank in the XJ.I would be worried about the plastic tank breaking easier if it hit a rock. Wouldn't the metal tank be better for offroad?
Thanks bud, that was the exact answer I was looking for! I guess I will have to stick with the steel tank.i thought i could convert my dented steel '96 tank with the only clean junkyard tank i could find at the time, a '98 plastic one. However, the fuel pumps are different, the fuel pressure regulators are in different locations, and the electric plugs dont mate up, and the wires have different supplied voltages. It does seem that the tanks would physically interchange though, but otherwise youd have to replace and modify some things to make it happen. I decided it wasnt worth it to change all those things and found a way to blow my tank back to capacity and shape then built a skidplate for it to prevent it happening again.