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Old 07-29-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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bigger gas tank

im somewhat interested in getting a bigger fuel tank for the tacoma...

anyone done this or researched this?

thinking maybe 31 gallons-40 gallons max...

thanks
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:48 PM   #4
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im somewhat interested in getting a bigger fuel tank for the tacoma...

anyone done this or researched this?

thinking maybe 31 gallons-40 gallons max...

thanks
That'd sweet for long trail runs and road trips but I think the extra weight would effect the performnce a little


Edit: Brunes posted before I got to it...sorry
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:53 PM   #6
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That would be a HELL of a trail run- 400+ miles without a full up...You would be my idol!!
lol...no doubt!
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:10 PM   #7
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im not really worried about the performance
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You may have to look into in-bed tanks. I'm not sure they're legal for gasoline though, I only see diesel trucks running them.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:56 PM   #9
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I would hate to see the bill to fill that
My other truck has a 52 gallon tank and it's diesel. It cost over $200 to fill it up for a long time. Now it's only a little over $100.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:43 PM   #10
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a friend of mine has a bed toolbox that has a gas tank built into it. I don't remeber the brand, but it had a fuel pump and it would work by pumping gas from the toolbox tank into your stock tank, from in the cab. maybe search toolbox tanks on google?
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That would be a HELL of a trail run- 400+ miles without a full up...You would be my idol!!
End to end of Nevada, all offroad. Killer!
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No, there is no off the shelf large tank for 05+ Tacoma.
And there is also no off the shelf aux tank........ Only way to get a bigger tank is custom made.
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No, there is no off the shelf large tank for 05+ Tacoma.
And there is also no off the shelf aux tank........ Only way to get a bigger tank is custom made.
Are you gonna call around to some local shops? If so let us know what the price would be...might be a cool MOD for some people
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #15
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Are you gonna call around to some local shops? If so let us know what the price would be...might be a cool MOD for some people
I did actually bring my Taco to a local fab shop to see what can be done. Originally he thought maybe we can take the OEM tank out and make a custom tank to use the existing space as much as possible. After he saw the truck and look around the stock location, he told me it won't be cost effective. I would probably get only less than 5 additional gal. So the best bet is to use the spare tire location. So to get a big aux tank you'll need to relocate the spare which I don't want to.
After getting the aux tank location figure out, the next thing is how to get gas into and out-of the tank. That's another fun part, if you search Man-A-Fre aux tank on fjcruiserforums you'll see a whole discussion on the issues some owner experience. Don't want to bore you all with the details.

In short, still searching a way to do it............ Hopefully someone will make a kit for it but I don't think it's likely.
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MJP2's custom 60 gallon fuel cell.


I know it's bigger than you want but an idea.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:32 PM   #17
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damn thats a big fuel cell, how much does it weigh when filled up?
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and i calculated it- with 81 total gallons in the vehicle, at 20 mpg, you would get 1700 miles before you had to fill up again... assuming the best of course...
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im somewhat interested in getting a bigger fuel tank for the tacoma...

anyone done this or researched this?

thinking maybe 31 gallons-40 gallons max...

thanks
What about stuffing another one under your truck. I thought I saw a writeup on someone using a Izusu Trooper tank.
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damn thats a big fuel cell, how much does it weigh when filled up?
Couldn't tell ya. PM him and he would be happy to tell you for sure.
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