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PLASTIC or STEEL gas tanks?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by stmpjmpr, May 6, 2011.

  1. May 6, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    stmpjmpr

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    What do we have in our 2nd taco's.? saw on the news that thieves are targeting trucks/suv's with plastic gas tanks, they drill holes and drain the tank. 3-4 vehicles were hit in Alhambra in 1 night. what do we have? how can we protect our tanks?
     
  2. May 6, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    steve o 77

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    steel

    edit: Im wrong, its plastic
     
  3. May 6, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    It's plastic.. Want to make it a pain for them, get a gas tank skid.
     
  4. May 6, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    2nd gens...
     
  5. May 6, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    ah ok, I guess it just has the steel "skid" thing.
     
  6. May 6, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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  7. May 6, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    a sharp bit and an 18volt cordless drill will punch through a sheetmetal tank just as fast as a plastic one. the gas tank skid and 12 guage are your best bets
     
  8. May 6, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    so what is it? I got two answers just need 1. the right one. plastic or steel?
     
  9. May 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    Plastic for sure on 2nd gens... no doubt about it.
     
  10. May 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    2nd gen tanks are composite, 1st gen are steel
     
  11. May 6, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    The TRD Off Road models on the 2nd gens come with a flimsy sheet metal "skid plate" from the factory. The rest of the models have nothing covering them at all.
     
  12. May 13, 2011 at 9:54 AM
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    love to but OP and i are in lame ass california
     
  13. May 13, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    Thats a big negative on the sheet metal covering a 2nd gen. I have 2010 TRD off road and the skid is made of a polymer plastic. No metal to speak of around my tank
     
  14. May 13, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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  15. May 13, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    So when the tank is all shielded they'll just cut the filler hose and siphon? Where exactly is the screen to block siphoning? By the cap or down right before the tank?
     
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