Long Range tank in 100 series

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 11:37
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I'm looking at fitting a LT tank to my 100 series and the 2 that I'm looking at are a 170l from OL, and a 150l from TJM. I was wondering how they compare to each other in ground clearance. From my enquiries, it appears the tank from OL is pretty well tucked up, and if it was not much lower than the 150 LRA tank from TJM, then I'm probably better off with the extra 20 l from a 170l. I've been told that the 180l from ARB only has 170l useable, but anyone with experience in this area might be able to enlighten me,

thanks for any help, regards

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 15:41

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 15:41
The out of town tank has the highest /best angle of departure...had one (170l) for many years now...fit snug as a bug up there...good workmanship in them too ...
Never had the others but they would be good too.
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Reply By: Longreach - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 16:23

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 16:23
I have the 180L Longranger tank which I think is the same as the ARB one and I get 180 usable litres out of it. In fact if I run it dry, it takes 183 litres. Don't know if it makes any difference but mine is petrol, GXL. Very happy with it and would probably fit one again.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 17:33

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 17:33
Longreach,
One annoying thing about my ARB 170 is that the fuel guage no longer reads anywhere near what it should be . I suppose they are all the same with the different shape , but it really bugs me .
They don't mention that when you are buying it .
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Longreach - Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 10:23

Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 10:23
Hi Willie,
I know what you mean. When I changed my sub tank to the Longranger I found the gauge didn't correctly reflect half, quarter etc. which might be expected because the gauge wasn't designed for that tank shape. For obvious reasons I wanted a good way to be able to work out how many litres I have on board at any time. I 'calibrated' (if that’s the word) the tank so that I could use the gauge to get a better indication. I filled the sub tank completely and then when the needle was exactly on 3/4 I switched to the main tank so that I could get to the petrol station with the sub tank still exactly on 3/4. I would then refill the sub and note how much it took to fill it. I repeated this for half, quarter, 'E', and completely empty. I then repeated it for the main tank and created a table of how many litres is in each tank for each level. (Yes, this was over some months) I did the whole thing twice to check, and found very little difference. For the sub tank I got 185 litres on full, 160 at 3/4, 123 at 1/2, 76 at 1/4, and 35 for E. It doesn't really matter if it says half or quarter or what, so long as you know how many litres it means. If interested, the figures for the main tank were 93 litres in the tank for full, 71 litres at 3/4, 50 litres at 1/2, 25 litres at 1/4 and 8 at 'E'.
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Reply By: Skinnydog - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 22:27

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 22:27
I put the 180l Longranger in the 100s three years ago. When the gauge shows empty
I usually have around 25-30l left and clearance is not a problem as it is pretty well tucked in however with standard suspension the back end is gonna sag bad. On a good run I can drive from Hedland to Perth on Both tanks without getting hit with the high prices of diesel on the way. Have been thinking of getting the 95l tank changed out to 145l but at the moment there is no rush, just waiting for the spare readies.
Skinnydog
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Reply By: Michael_FNQ - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 22:47

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 22:47
I have the 182L Out of Town tank from ARB it is a neat fit and never had any dramas with it. Never run the tank empty but certainly managed to put 170 plus into it. I am told OL is black steel which will rust real easily, the OOT tank is aluminium coated on the inside and is far less likely to rust.
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Reply By: jobocody - Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 17:48

Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 17:48
Andrew,

I had one fitted by K & N 4WD in Canning Vale,Perth...Probably the best tank ive seen...170ltrs usable and leaves you with an exceptional depature angel..Well manufactured...They have a web sight if you want to have a look...www.kn4wd.com

Cheers

John
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Reply By: atoyot - Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 21:56

Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 at 21:56
Thanks for that. I found another one today; Explorer from TJM Geebung. I spoke to a localTJM bloke and I think he quoted me on a LRA tank. They all seem to say they use Aluminised steel, and I was looking at a combo fuel/water tank from ARB (120l fuel/50l water) but I was a bit concerned about having water in a aluminised steel tank. Stainless or poly would be my choice. Seems I'll have to pull my finger out and make my mind up as I'm off across the French Line in Sept.

Thanks again,

Andrew
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