Long range fuel tank

look at a long range fuel tank wondering what would be better 2mm mild steel or 2mm aluminised steel around the same price
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 23:10

Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 23:10
Aluminium would be lighter but mild steel would be stronger.
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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 23:54

Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 23:54
Its still 2mm steel, just with a coating.
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Reply By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 23:19

Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 23:19
Aluminised steel should be more corrosion resistant, until it gets sandbalsted off.
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Follow Up By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 23:20

Sunday, May 09, 2010 at 23:20
err "sandblasted off."
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Reply By: Mick O - Monday, May 10, 2010 at 22:07

Monday, May 10, 2010 at 22:07
Personally, I'd go the steel tanks. Having shaken the bleep out of a few over the years I prefer the strength they provide. If you intend doing a lot of travel on the outback roads, just ensure that the main edges of the tanks are reinforced as are the main mounts, particularly on sub tank arrangements. Corrugations give everything hell these days. Manufacturers should be moving to a whole new level of toughness.

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