80 series long range tank

Submitted: Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00
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Has anyone fitted 4WD Systems main replacement tank. I am in a bit of a doubt whether to go for main replacement long range tank or 170L sub tank. Any input will be appreciated.
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Reply By: Ashley - Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00
Goran, i just fitted a L/R tank to my 80 and chose to replace the sub tank with an Outback (sold through Opposite Lock) 190ltr tank, better to carry more fuel for your money in my experiance. They also come with a 5 year warranty. Cheers Ash
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00
Goran, We fitted a 166L LongRanger in place of the original sub tank over 4 years ago. Have had no problems with it, except filling it when diesel was over the dollar. Gauge reads full until we've done over 600km, but have never run out of fuel - yet. There's been no leaks, and as we have plenty of rough roads around here, have had no mount breakages. Had h/duty springs fitted and they handle extra weight. Worth the cost, especially when travelling long distances. Catch you later ...Bob.
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Follow Up By: Goran - Saturday, Oct 19, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 19, 2002 at 00:00
Why did you fit heavy duty springs. My calculation is that even you were carrying 166l (but the 166l tank replaces a smaller tank) extra it's only the weight of a man and a boy and wouldn't justify the harsher ride of heavy duty springs. Overkill I think?
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00
Goran, Thanks comment, I'd agree that ride is a bit harsh, but as well as that extra fuel, you need to add three daughters, gear for their stay at boarding school, clothes for their parents for 3-4 weeks holiday, 2nd spare tyre and few spares and toolbox. Also we don't have the luxury of bitumen, at least for the first 230 clicks of any trip, so it's handy not having the arse of vehicle dragging through every washout. Fitted polyairs recently, could be more overkill. With 2 daughters now away, have fitted Black Widow draw system and cargo barrier, so am still carrying a bit of weight. Catch you later, Regards, Bob.
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Follow Up By: Goran - Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 20, 2002 at 00:00
Bob, that first follow up wasn't writen by me. Someone is playing funny buggers again.
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Reply By: Coops - Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 18, 2002 at 00:00
Goran - I have fitted one of the 4WD systems tanks but I fitted the sub tank replacement (190 litres but I managed 210 on first fill) which means you need to have a spare wheel carrier. I believe you are in Port Hedland area - is that correct?
4WD Systems will give you free freight to Perth. Tank is very sturdy and takes about 4 hours to fit by anyone other than myself. Comes with all fittings and uses old sender unit.
E-mail me on allyn@wn.com.au and we can arrange an inspection of my unit.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Goran - Saturday, Oct 19, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 19, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Coops. You are right. I am in South Hedland. My main concern is that main tank replacement will hang too low under the vehicle. I have 863 OME rear springs and if i replace the sub i will have to go to 864.
With main replacement tank i could stay with my 863 as the weight is mainly in front of the rear axle. What sort of suspension have you got on your 80?
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Follow Up By: Coops - Saturday, Oct 19, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 19, 2002 at 00:00
I have King Springs that provided a 3" lift and I'm assuming them to be 864's as I asked for maximum/optimum available. They are coupled with Rancho RS 9000's and I have polyair springs fitted to rear as well. Absolutely no problems at all other than fuel gauge not moving until it has about the same amount of fuel left in it that would have been with original sub tank ie. 50 litres. That's no drama though as it's 900 km's down the road before that happens. I get 1200 -1250 km's from sub-tank and anything up to 750 km's off main (better around town than highway, being local you'd understand the reasons behind that).
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
Goran, The imposter may well have had some valid points, too bad he didn't have the intestinal stamina to use his own name. Imagine if the practice got too bad, then David and Michelle would be able to view their email address, and send them a personal message!
Which ever way you go with L/R tanks, you'll enjoy the feeling of security with heaps of fuel on board. Note you are well up the west coast.
regards,Bob.
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