Long range fuel tank on the new 2016 Fortuner

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Louiseb
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:19 am

Has anyone put an extra fuel tank onto the new Fortuner? Any tips and advice? Also has anyone installed the spare tyre bracket to keep the spare tyre at the back of the vehicle rather than underneath the vehicle? How do you find it? Is it a major headache?

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Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:09 pm

The spare will need to be moved out the way everytime you open the back door and become a pain in the butt.
The LR Tank should not be a problem as many of the previous models have these installed.
I have the previous Hilux with the spare underneath the LR Tank and have not experienced any problems with it being too low in thick sand or rocky terrain.
I have a 2nd spare on the back door of the camper built onto the Hilux...
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:48 pm

Check and see what ARB have to offer IRO LR tanks - I might be mistaken, but I seem to recall one being fitted that does not interfere with the spare but rather makes use of the available space under the vehicle.

Either way, if however you plan on over-landing into remote areas, a 2nd spare is a wise thing to include. You could perhaps secure it / them to a roof rack on such trips for the sake of foregoing the hassle and cost of a rear swing-arm but bear in mind that it severely affects the vehicle's COG - though not a problem if you're not doing any wild side slopes on your trips.
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Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:10 pm

Thanks I will have to do some homework - is a 42litre long range tank the average kind of size or do the come in much bigger?

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