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Poll: Who has damaged their gas tank while off road?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ffemt2987, Feb 6, 2012.

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Who has had their Gas Tank damaged while off road?

Poll closed Mar 7, 2012.
  1. Yes and it leaked

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  2. Yes, but it didn't leak

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  3. No

    36 vote(s)
    85.7%
  1. Feb 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM
    #1
    ffemt2987

    ffemt2987 [OP] Shut up Hippie!

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    I have been considering getting a gas tank skid made for my 05 dbl cab because I have no factory skid and I have noticed how exposed the tank is. I have only noticed people getting gas stolen but no real stories of trail damage causing leaks.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    Warhorseforever

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    It's my understanding that the gas tanks have an outer shell that doesn't hold gas and an inner shell that does so even if you do hit your tank it should be fine unless you hit it hard.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    jeremy_283

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  4. Feb 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    my stock skid looks like a taco.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    XXXX

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    I have many gouges from small sticks and trees. Never a puncture. My gas tank skid has been sitting waiting to get painted for months. One day maybe Ill put it on when I get the OR straps.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    ffemt2987

    ffemt2987 [OP] Shut up Hippie!

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    Do you think if I jumped my truck into a crowd of Hippies it would puncture?
     
  7. Feb 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    achirdo

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    I have a big deep gouge in mine from running over a tpost while off roading. Hasn't caused any issues yet
     
  8. Feb 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    I got a couple deep scratches for when I went on this trail by my house an got barber wire stuck in my drive shaft
     
  9. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    jandrews

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    Nope.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    Trapper6speed

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    Where did you get that?
     
  11. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    jandrews

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    :spy:

    The clue is in the signature.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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    SoJersey

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    ^^ i will be getting his full set-up for sure!
     
  13. Feb 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    I can't believe that I'm currently the ONLY one to answer "Yes...and it LEAKED". I was wheeling when I ran over a long piece of 2" angle iron. It punctured the tank good.
    Gas poured out. Pic below of my damage, after removing the tank. Grey stuff is attempt at patching. You can see the gouge marks made by the steel, right before it crumpled, and then ruptured, the tank.

    Not a good day. I had just filled up...so I was able to haul groceries back to town...about 12 mi. before I was out of gas.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    DueNorth

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    Like jandrews and PSU taco85, I'll be putting on ATO's gas tank skid for protection. Already got quite a few scratches and gouges on my gas tank so i'm due for one.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Mine got dented bad at URE, so I made this. :cool:

    1st gen

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    jandrews

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    Badass....but I would *love* to know what you think is gonna run up the side between your driveshaft and gas tank...:laugh:
     
  17. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    The driveshaft could fly apart, ehh who knows. :p
     
  18. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    jandrews

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    Or you could maybe lodge a 6ft. stick up in there somewhere...I've heard they occasionally make their way into weird places...
     
  19. Feb 6, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    Hey, i've still got that thing somewhere
     
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