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bigger gas tank

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by j1999t, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    j1999t

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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
     
  2. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    Jester243

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    I would hate to see the bill to fill that
     
  3. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    And the drop in mpgs from adding 100-150ish more pounds to your rig...
     
  4. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    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
     
  5. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    That would be a HELL of a trail run- 400+ miles without a full up...You would be my idol!!
     
  6. Jul 29, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    lol...no doubt!
     
  7. Jul 29, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    im not really worried about the performance
     
  8. Jul 29, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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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.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    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.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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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?
     
  11. Jul 29, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    End to end of Nevada, all offroad. Killer!
     
  12. Jul 29, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    IN!! I'll have to get a couple more jerry cans tho...:cool:
     
  13. Jul 29, 2009 at 10:48 PM
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    No, there is no off the shelf large tank for 05+ Tacoma. :mad:
    And there is also no off the shelf aux tank........ Only way to get a bigger tank is custom made.
     
  14. Jul 29, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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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 :D
     
  15. Jul 29, 2009 at 11:26 PM
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    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.
     
  16. Jul 29, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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    MJP2's custom 60 gallon fuel cell.
    [​IMG]

    I know it's bigger than you want but an idea.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    damn thats a big fuel cell, how much does it weigh when filled up?
     
  18. Jul 29, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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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...
     
  19. Jul 29, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    What about stuffing another one under your truck. I thought I saw a writeup on someone using a Izusu Trooper tank.:rolleyes:
     
  20. Jul 29, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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    Couldn't tell ya. PM him and he would be happy to tell you for sure.
     
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