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dual fuel tanks?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ohdrj1all, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    06redtacoma

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    i have seen trucks that can go over 2000 miles without refilling. i dont really see the point for that. i can just make it 1 full tank between peeing or needing food/drink. i would really like to add 10 more gallons to the capacity. but that would be all of it for me.
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Worse mileage carrying more weight, going an extra 150-180 miles on a tank. I'm still interested!
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Yes but probably nothing that you will notice. It would be like having a passenger.
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    Not sure what gas/gallon weighs but but water is 8lb/gallon.

    10 extra gallons x 8lbs is 80 lbs. That's not bad....
     
  5. May 4, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    gas is lighter then water. at only 6lbs a gallon. the extra weight of the 10 extra gallons is not an issue at all. good luck noticing the gas change.
     
  6. May 4, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    Thx
     
  7. May 4, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    A full tank of gas on a 2nd gen Taco weighs 126.6lbs. A full tank with the smaller Aussie tank weighs 202.8lbs. 76lb difference. My buddy weighs in at about 260 or 270 and I can still get 20MPG with his ass in my truck.
     
  8. May 4, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    So the Hilux tank fits the taco?
     
  9. May 4, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Driving around with an extra 150lb of gas will change your mpg a bit.
     
  10. May 4, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Where is the extra 150lbs coming from? The weight between a full stock tank and a full Aussie tank is a 76lb difference.
     
  11. May 4, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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  12. May 5, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    That Long Ranger is pretty interesting. Getting one shipped to the US would have to be a pricey undertaking though (unless they have a US distributor).

    I would be interested in even a smaller (say 10 gal or something similar) aux tank. I am surprised that with the popularity of Tacomas with the off-roading crowd that this isn't something more readily available.
     
  13. May 12, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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  14. May 12, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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  15. May 12, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    looks like they are sold/distributed through ARB
     
  16. May 12, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    a pint is a pound the world around. a 60 gallon tank would add a substantial amount of weight to the truck. it depends on your needs if you do alot of long hauls it might be worth while, but 2 5 gallon jerry cans is a better choice imho its way cheaper and you can lose them for when your not driving across the country lol.
     
  17. May 12, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Keep in mind the tank itself will weigh a bit too, not just the extra fuel
     
  18. May 12, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    that tank is about 80lbs. although not sure how much the factory one weighs to compare...
     
  19. May 12, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    Are we still talking dual tanks or just a bigger replacement?
     
  20. May 12, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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