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Larger fuel tank

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Traveler60, May 4, 2019.

  1. May 4, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    Traveler60

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    Does anyone know if there is a larger fuel tank for a second generation Toyota Tacoma
     
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    There is one which was linked previously but it's expensive. Some guys have done an auxiliary one with a pump that then refills the factory one. That seems like a viable less expensive option.
     
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    I posted this in another thread, It's $650 all together. I'm not sure what your budget is, but worth a look.

    Extended in bed Auxiliary Fuel Tank
    I'm currently building my Taco' for over-landing for more of a southern California type of environment (desert and ;little hills). I like the idea of having an in bed aux fuel tank to extend my fuel range (in my case, fill up when gas is cheap). I currently do not anything in my bed of my truck at the moment (bed slider, drawers) and realize space is important for whatever the occasion is. I understand adding an aux' fuel tank will take up space, and i'm okay with this.

    Anyway, I've been researching the internet and found very little options for the Tacoma in the sense of aux' tanks. I found Titan had developed their version called
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    $432 TITAN Fuel Tanks 5040015 Transfer Tank (Emergency Fuel Cache in-Bed)
    Sidekick Fuel Tank
    . I like the concept, but I was not sold on the siphoning aspect of the fuel tank. I want a push button to transfer fuel as i'm on the go. I've reached out to a several businesses requesting a custom build for a 30 gallon fuel tank. I've considered 20 Gallons, but since I live in California... *Nuff said*

    Back on topic, Elizabeth from Bud and Tony's Truck Parts, accepted my request and offered to build a tank for me with the dimensions of 36"L x 12"W x 18"H. I've accepted her offer and will have it shipped to Socal for an install. I will post an update later with pictures once installed.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2019 at 2:57 AM
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    Why would you do that?
    There are gas stations everywhere and think about the added weight and space.
    Off road even in AK a simple 5 gal jerry can works and only fill when really out there.
    If towing again added weight. Yea at 10mpg sucks.
    If for cheaper fuel costs again added weight less mpg.
    Just a few points for your decision process.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    The added weight is having a 220b adult in the bed of your truck. I'm expected to reach a 700mile range with the auxiliary tank ontop of my oem tank. Like I said before, I live in socal. I'm planning on running around in the desert, where gas stations are limited. Having the peace of mind knowing I have the extra fuel is rather comforting feeling.

    I've weighed all of my pro's and con's prior to making this decision. Ultimately, I'm willing to sacrifice bed slider and a drawer system (which will add the same amount of weight if not more) for increased fuel range... like I said, I'm building this for overlanding.

    I'm rather excited and can't wait for this to be installed. I appreciate your advice, but this decision was not made hastily.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    You can build a truck for “over landing” and spend $3,000 on an extended range fuel tank or you can buy a couple of 5 gallon jerry tanks for $30 each and have the same shit with more flexibility when you’re not in the desert.
     
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    Who said anything about it costing $3,000? The cost is 650$. I'm not sure you read anything I've typed. If you scroll up, you will notice I mentioned liking the "idea" of having a push button gas transfer to fuel my main tank.

    I will reaffirm, I did not make this decision hastily and I have thought this through thoroughly. Have you added a bed shell, bed slide or bed drawers to your truck? Ironically, they will add similar weight and cost around the same as my aux' fuel tank.

    Again, I appreciate your input, but I think you're missing the point entirely.
     
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    I'm with ya man. That LRA is a sweet looking unit and is probably what I would do. On my older Toyota nobody makes anything that I could find so I did an in bed 36gal transfer tank.
    Gas stations are not everywhere in the mountains in the west. All I pretty much use my yota for is the mountains and usually I dont have enough gas to explore when I get some where. And theres other places no way i could make it back with 10 extra gallons. And i dont want to dick with cans every day.
     
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    I like my LRA and it allows me to squeeze out a comfortable 450 miles per tank on a full fillup with my current setup. It was a PIA to install and required me to purchase a second floor jack to manuver the beast in place. I took the bed off for ease of install but theres one thing that's not working like it should. At the pumps, the auto shutoff on the nozzle doesnt work like it used to. I think one of my breathers is clogged so its not getting the force of air to shut off the nozzle which causes a small burp of gas to vomit out the filler neck. I dont really feel like pulling/lifting my bed up again to fiddle with the connections because I need to get back into the tank. I'm wondering if I forgot to pull one of the plugs. Other than that, it's a nice compromise between fabricating an aux tank to fit where the spare would go or having a surge tank/jerry cans secured in the bed for every trip.

    -J
     
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    There is also the accident factor with a huge tank of gas.
     
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    Really? It's not like he's pulling a 8,000 gallon tanker around. A crash with a full 21 gallons or 35 probably won't be much of a difference if there's a fire.
     
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    Talked to those guys at ATR. Had a good conversation with them about it may be beneficial to do a plastic tank like the factory and have a skid plate option. My only hang up with them is how heavy they are.
     
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    Right especially since most full size trucks have 35+ gallon tanks and work/farm trucks usually have another 65+ gal tank in the bed.
     
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    These are DOT approved... won't be any different from your regular gas tank.
     
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    those are almost always diesel. not the same hazard.

    I'd love to reroute the exhaust and fir a tank there. For now I'll make due with a few MFC as they serve my needs.
     

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