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LONG RANGER AUX TANK

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Beast II, May 3, 2003.

  1. Beast II

    Beast II

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    I was looking at ARB's site and noticed the Long Ranger Gas Tank and Aux Tank. I noticed tanks that could be put in without removing the spare - but not sure about one for the Fj or FZJ80. &nbsp:Does anyone have experience with this tank ? Or perhaps there's a better one ?

    Thank you-

    Matt
     
  2. ParadiseCruiser

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    M -

      Not 100% sure of your question here, but the only aux, or so-called "sub tank" - that I am aware of - that will fit in the 80 and still permit the spare to be mounted in the stock location is the 50L OEM sub tank (roughly 13+ gal).

      The Long Ranger sub tank is much larger (something like 34 gal IIRC), and hangs down much too far to allow a spare underneath.

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    Anyone have any first hand experience with that tank from Man a Fre?
     
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    I have that 38 gallon main tank installed. It is a rather simple installation. If I remember right one or two holes have to be drilled in the rear floor for a support bracket. The fuel pump and float have to be extended as the tank is a little deeper. Depending on your application the cons are: no skid plate, mounting straps can catch mud, makes a loud noise as it burps, sits closer to the driveshaft than the stock tank. I am going to remove mine and sell it as I also have the 45 gallon Long Ranger Aux. tank and really don't need the extra capacity.
    Bill
     
  5. Wrench

    Wrench One Bashed Up 80

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    Yeah I heard the Man-A-Fre one hangs to low and is not very good for off roading. I wish I could find one that was good enough to wheel.
     
  6. Beast II

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    An OEM - 13 Gallon tank that hangs above the spare and is made by Toyota ?! Wow, I never even considered that Toyota would make one. I'll call Toyota tomorrow and post the info unless someone already has it.

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  7. ParadiseCruiser

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    Matt -

    Save your dime. The OEM 50L sub tanks were never an option - were never installed - on U.S. spec 80s, and the U.S. dealers know nothing about them (other than, perhaps, that they are not available here). They are as common as ants in Australia, however, but that's there and we are here.

    The few you see around all originated in Australia, and were taken from wrecks or from trucks that were upgraded with higher capacity tanks. They fit perfectly in the space above the spare tire cross-member (where the chain-crank is mounted).

    Even though they only hold about 13.25 gals, they are excellent for the trail because they are not the least bit exposed - and that's three jerry cans you don't have to haul. The bad news is they are harder than Hades to find, not to mention the other bits and pieces you would need to do an installation.

    Keep your eyes open, they do turn up from time to time.

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  8. Beast II

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    Yep - Toyota didn't have a clue what I was talking about. I lived in Australia for a year and still have a few friends over there, so I'll put them to work. If by chance I find more than one, would anyone like one ?

    Thank you -

    Matt
     
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    Matt,
    I would LOVE to have one of the 50 liter OEM tanks and I think C-Dan is also interested in one.  Do you think the shipping charges will make these cost prohibitive?
    -B-
     
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    Sign me up for the 50L aux tank!
     
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    I too would go for a 50l tank if price was right. We could put in a decent sized order. I assume you are also talking about adding the dual filler adapter and the overhead console fuel gauge that goes where the map light is now (with bonus altimeter). However, I have heard the price from an australian wreckers is in the AUS$1000 range and the shipping is on top of that.

    I believe Australia has big import duties on japanese cars which yields big prices. We need a cheap duty free shipping source for these parts. Maybe south america (Venezuela? south africa or the middle east.
     
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    With an aux tank some type of pump is also needed. Either modify the tank to work with a stock pump and float or use a transfer pump. Using a stock pump is cool since it matches the pressure of the system and you have a spare pump in an emergency. With this system a selector valve is also needed to switch tanks and possibly some relays if you want to switch the gas gauge with the tanks. A transfer pump is a cheaper and simpler way to go; but, without a float in the tank there is no way to know exactly how much gas is left which may or may not bother some people. One way would be to let the main get below half, hit the switch, and transfer over the 13 gallons. Before TRD had the SC, Safari and I talked about me being a dealer on their turbos. They checked shipping for me and it was $750.00 US to ship me one turbo. I realize a turbo is fairly large and heavy and it would have been cheaper per unit with their minimum order of 6, but I was surprised at what I thought was rather high shipping costs.
    So, you need a tank from Australia, dual filler setup, a pump, plumbing and wiring, for 13 extra gallons. Seems cool but I wonder, is it worth it?
    My $ .02 .
    Bill
     
  14. Jim_Phillips

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    I've spoken to the UK's main (well, actually the only) Landcruiser specialist. They say they have a tank that sits up above the spare. I'm waiting for them to email me details and will then post the information. They also ship to the US. Sounds interesting but maybe nothing - I'll keep everyone posted.

    Jim
     
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    I've had a company come back to me with some details. The company is called All American and is based in Holland. I have dealt with them before (ordered my front bumper from them) and they are reliable. The email address, should someone wish to contact them is: info@all-american.nl

    This is the basic information on what they have to offer:

    Fuel tanks : we offer 2 options:
    A 52 liter tank, fits above the sparewheel carrier, comes complete with all the fitting material and a dual filler neck: price: 924.75 euro (just over $1000 US) , excl transport to your address. The next option is a 170 liter tank, fits in the space where the sparewheel is located. You have to re-locate this wheel. This tank also comes with all the fitting materials and a dashboard switch. Price is 1275.75 euros, excl transport.

    I don't know how this compares with Australian prices but at least they will ship it to you should anyone want to go ahead.

    Cheers, Jim :beer:
     
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    Sorry, should also add that it's George Muskens that you deal with.

    Jim
     
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    The UK company has come back to me with their offering:

    Oz speck over spare wheel fuel tank as fitted as original equipment if Australia. Gravity feeds into main tank, holds approx 55 lts, Toyota says it holds 65 lts. This allows the spare wheel to stay under the vehicle

    Should have further details and prices later..

    Jim
     
  19. Beast II

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    Still waiting to hear back from my buddies in Oz and I'll let everyone know if anything transpires.