LRA aux tank install (1 Viewer)

Outsane

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In case it helps some one else.

This took me half a day in my tilted driveway, spare was already removed.

I mostly followed the instructions, these are just some things I did that are 80 specific.

Included parts supplied with the tank, front tank mount is attached to the tank with a throw away nut. Use the nylocks for installation
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Wiring
I 3dprinted a switch insert available from solvefunction.com
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Ran the wires down the left side to a perfectly placed grommet in the rear passenger footwell.

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Now to chop!
As the instructions said to cut fuel fill and vent on the inside of the frame rail.

I used a reciprocating saw (sawzall), but did not need to remove or unclamp anything. Deburr please.
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Another angle for the chop.
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Wire mount in fuel pump
I followed Jason at Ozark Overland for this one to find a location. I did need to buy and extra 4ft of 3/8 fuel hose. Use the provided bracket and I o0ened up the holes to use bolts and washers to mount the pump to the plate and plate to an existing nut in the frame.
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Assemble parts on the tank and fuel fill lines
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Everything else is in good instructions.
 

Tachycardic

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How long did it take you to install the aux tank--electronics and all?
 
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Nice thanks for the write up, are you still happy you chose the 25 over the 42 gal?
Would you mind providing a few pictures from 25-50 feet just to show the tank clearance etc.

So hypothetical question.... the manufacture ships directly to CA? asking for a friend...:hmm:
 

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I like the clean lines of the 24gal tank. I've seen the 42gal tank and how low it hangs worries me. I mean, if his resonator is all crunched like that, there will be definite damage to the larger tank.
 
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I want to do this so bad. not sure if I want the 25 or 40 gallon though. would be ridiculous to have almost 70 gallons of fuel. How long does it take to transfer fuel between tanks?
 

80t0ylc

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The instructions on the fuel pump that was shipped with my LRA 24 gal. tank said that the pump should be mounted within 6” of the bottom of the tank. I missed that with my initial install and it developed fuel transfer problems on long trips with several long transfers. My initial pump position was to the bottom of the floor and I ended up moving it between the tank and rear axle. From your pic below, looks like your pump's location is on the floor, so just a suggestion.
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