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Long Range Tank For 60

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by lagwagon, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. lagwagon

    lagwagon

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    I want to put a long range tank in a 60 and would like to hear how people like them, what brands, troubles with installs, etc. please.
    Thanks, Jeff
     
  2. Radd Cruisers

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    My customer purchased a Opposite Lock tank, its sitting in customs right now.

    Let you know how it installs later.

    Rob
     
  3. 60serius

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    I have a 160 litre (42 US gallon) replacement tank in my 60
    it was made by 4x4 systems in Oz, the fit was perfect
    I also have a 130 litre (34 us gallon) auxillary tank for long
    trips such as Canning stock route where you need to carry
    about 350 litres of feul
     
  4. mep1811

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    I have the 40 gallon tank from Man-a-fre. Easy bolt on. I love it.

    Mike El Paso, TLCA 8009  
    1985 FJ-60, OME HD, Rare STOUT bumpers,sliders,roof rack, 40 gallon tank and  
    M-416 trailer.  
    My M-416 trailer http://www.webphotos.com/list_photos.asp?mi=3&smi=1&a=83474  
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  5. lagwagon

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    Thanks, everybody! I have been leaning toward the Man-a-Fre tank but am interested in that auxilary tank also. Where does the second tank mount? Custom made or ?
    Thanks, Jeff
     
  6. pismojim

    pismojim the Dude abides...

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    Jeff,
    I have the MAF 150LT Long Ranger tank (actually holds about 37 US gallons). Pretty straight forward bolt in even with all emmision stuff. The stock guage, is extended and works perfect through out the full range of the tank.

    Pretty tough too and sits up high enough to wheel.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. lagwagon

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    Beautiful shot! I really appreciate the pic! Aside from moving the spare would you think a heavier duty set of springs will be neccessary?
    Thanks, Jeff
     
  8. pismojim

    pismojim the Dude abides...

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    [quote author=lagwagon link=board=1;threadid=13093;start=msg122070#msg122070 date=1079456930]
    would you think a heavier duty set of springs will be neccessary?
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    Absolutely, I almost added that to my post.

    Very noticeable amount of weight when full.
     
  9. Overlord

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    What about using helper air bags? 40 gallons of fuel is fricken heavy and when you have 1/2 tank or less, the suspension will be really bouncy and or stiff. Just a thought.
     
  10. crawlin60

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    I got the LongRange tank that MAF sells, pricey but worth it. Installs easy, weighs some 90 odd pounds empty. The brackets line up great, my hose from the fill door to the tank's spout ended up being some 1/2" too short for optimum engagement. I get more than 38 us gals. in if I play chicken with the fuel gauge. I also TIG-spliced the extension rod that comes in the install kit, to the float arm.
     
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    I also have purchased the Man-it-ain't-fre long range tank, and I love it. No more worrying about where and when to fuel. But as Big Daddy mentioned, plan on welding an extention on the fuel sensor.
     
  12. Mike S

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    Guys, I did the math... $635 for the MAF long range fuel tank. BUT, I have to move the spare - to a rear carrier (Option1) or the roof rack (option 2) I presume.

    Kaymar rear carrier is $400, plus $650 for the bumper with the pivots.

    Total for option 1 = $1685... :'(

    Option 2 means get a roof rack which $537 (Square Tube Tradesman for a 60), plus the spare tire mount (maybe $75?) plus a cover ($37.00) so the tire doesn't fry in the sun.

    Total for option 2 = $1284... ???

    My answer -- For about $ 2500 bucks, I having a custom off road trailer built with 4 Blitz cans (which will carry the same 20 gallons of extra fuel, 40 gallon stainless water tank, an extra spare, and other goodies (shower, lights, ect.). Plus, I can carry a half ton of other gear... or more gas if needed. A more cost effiicient shoice, IMHO... ::)

    Mike S
     
  13. lagwagon

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    Thanks everyone for replies. I like the idea of the airbags, but I don't know if the owner of the 60 will. He is running a full length rooftop tent and the spare will be mounted inside. He is running add-a-leafs and it still rides well but he needs new shocks. I was thinking of Rancho 9000s in the rear as I had good luck with these when I did a shackle reversal on the front of my 60. It felt like I added a sway bar. Opinions? I would rather run OME but?
     
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    [quote author=lagwagon link=board=1;threadid=13093;start=msg121784#msg121784 date=1079412554]
    Thanks, everybody! I have been leaning toward the Man-a-Fre tank but am interested in that auxilary tank also. Where does the second tank mount? Custom made or ?
    Thanks, Jeff
    [/quote]


    The auxilary tank runs down the side of the tail shaft between
    the transfercase and the diff on the (us) passanger side sorry
    I haven't got a digi cam to take pic's but look up Systems 4x4
    web site for details and pics
    Only draw back of so much feul on board is the weight
    but pulling a trailor in the bush is the pits
     
  15. HZJ60 Guy

    HZJ60 Guy Tank Buster

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    I have an Opposite Locke 50 gallon tank in my HZJ-60. I havent played around with the rig yet, as it is getting restored.

    1HZ engine + 50 gallon tank = me go long way!

    TB
     
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    you can also put the spare inside. it doesnt take up too much room when upright and should be easy to make something to hold it in place.
    this is actually what i plan on doing in the future
     
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    [quote author=tclndcrz link=board=29;threadid=13093;start=msg160897#msg160897 date=1085096993]
    you can also put the spare inside. it doesnt take up too much room when upright and should be easy to make something to hold it in place.
    this is actually what i plan on doing in the future
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    Maybe with the stock size spare. :)
     
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    im pretty sure i can fit a 37" tire inside upright. i measured one time but have forgotten since. i know at least a 35"
     
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    And if anybody need an interior spare carrier, I have one that I'm not using anymore, from SOR. $10.00 + S&H takes it.