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Decided to take advantage of the nice day here in NE Ohio. I installed my chrome fuel door. A real easy mod to do . What it should have looked like. Then I took it for a quick spin around the block. :redcap:
 

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IIRC, you remove two screws from the oem fuel door, then the chrome one pops in w/o the use of any hardware. ours was 3 days old when i put it on. (and then drove it around the block... lol)
 

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The chrome fule door definitely looks much better. :thumbsup:
 

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Oh really? It's that easy? I might have to bump this up higher on the mod list! The chrome looks great on your car! I want the black one drake makes for my silver challenger.
 

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Oh really? It's that easy? I might have to bump this up higher on the mod list! The chrome looks great on your car! I want the black one drake makes for my silver challenger.
I prefer the all silver Drake fuel door for my silver Challenger, but at $200 I'll go with the OEM option.
 

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IIRC, you remove two screws from the oem fuel door, then the chrome one pops in w/o the use of any hardware. ours was 3 days old when i put it on. (and then drove it around the block... lol)
Isn't it necessary to reach behind the wheel opening and squeeze a couple of tabs or something?
 

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Isn't it necessary to reach behind the wheel opening and squeeze a couple of tabs or something?
I had to reach behind to get the plastic part off the filler neck. I had to remove my rear tire, because I sit lower than stock. Install took about 15 minutes. Too get behind the fender just pull the splash guard/wheel well protector at the bottom and it will pop over the wheel lip. The 2 screws are torx. I used the Torx bit from my Harley tool kit. Worked perfectly. The chrome replacement just pops in,:scratchhead: no screws, it holds itself on on the filler neck. Seems like it should have a screw or two on it, did I miss something?
 

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more fuel door pics

Here are a few more pix for you.
 

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IIRC, you remove two screws from the oem fuel door, then the chrome one pops in w/o the use of any hardware. ours was 3 days old when i put it on. (and then drove it around the block... lol)
Did you have to go through the wheel opening too? I'm not mechanically inclined so I'm hesitant to remove anything in there. :indifferent:
 

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excellent mod :thumbsup:...should come standard on all challengers imo
 

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It's really easy to do don't waste time worrying about it being difficult.

agreed. it a perfect first mod for a SE owner and a great mod for beginners.


if you get it in the box with instructions, the instructions are pretty clear on what is needed. on a skill level of 1-5, this is a 1. its easier than swapping out headlight or taillight bulbs in most cars these days. i just spent 20 minutes changing out a h/l bulb on a '08 expedition... and replacing the bulbs on my '07 wrangler took almost 45 minutes which includes removing the grill....

so, pulling two screws, slipping the fender liner down and poping the oem cover out is super easy.
 

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for me this was about a 10 minute install max. very easy to do. Found mine on ebay for about $125.
 

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You can get the installation instructions off of the Mopar parts E store. I am waiting on one with the Mopar logo to replace the original chrome one. If anyone is interested I will be willing to sell it a lot cheaper than OEM, it lists for $180.00. I tried attaching the instructions but I am not sure it worked.
 

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The "chrome" fuel door is actually plastic no? or is that just on the SE?

Be it the way of the times or not to overuse plastic, it's the little things like that that bother me. Having the v6 doesn't bother me in the least but things like a plastic "chrome" fuel filler door, non-functional scoops on the hood, or a fake shaker do. It just feels like pretending to have something you don't.

Is the fuel filler door your installing steel because I'm looking for a real one to replace the plastic one. That and fixing the hood scoops are top of my list (behind a magnaflow muffler and single side dual tips).

I'm not going to "pretend" to be a v-8, but everything that is on the car I would like to be "real" and functional.
 

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so if the chrome one does not screw on that means anyone could just pop it off?
 

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so if the chrome one does not screw on that means anyone could just pop it off?

well, as tight as the rubber grommet around the filler neck fits, it would be a hard pull to get it off. I dont think we will see a hi volume of thefts on the gas cap.
 
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