140L Replacement Hi Capacity Fuel Tank

Diesel Only

  • Comprehensive Fitting Kit and Instructions

  • Fully Baffled For Better Fuel Usage And Stronger Tank Design

  • Pre-Drilled Holes In Mounting Brackets For Fast & Easy Installation

  • Rollover Safety Valve

  • Part Number: TR73L

  • Model Fitment: All 4X2 Hi-Rider and 4X4 PXl, PXII, PXlll Based Vehiclesinfo

  • Year Fitment: 10/2011 To 2022

  • Fuel Type: Diesel

  • LongRanger Capacity: 140 Litres (Replaces the OEM tank with a capacity of 80 Litres)

  • Fitting Location: Mounts in OEM tank location between the axles on the left hand side of the tailshaft

  • Exhaust Modifications: None

  • Other Modifications: Distance To Empty Will No Longer Function With A Long Range Fuel Tank

  • Fitting Time: 3 Hours Fitting Time info

  • Shipping Weight: 41 KG

  • Shipping Dimensions: 1230 mm x 480 mm x 650 mm

We offer 2 styles of tank for this vehicle.

The TR73L is our largest tank offering the biggest driving range with a 75% increase in capacity, and only sits 20mm lower than the OEM bash plate found on 4wd models.

The TR73S is slightly smaller and has been designed for improved off road performance yet still achieving an increasing of fuel capacity of 52%.  It offers substantially better ground clearance and ramp over angle than the OEM tank and is flush with the chassis in the middle of the vehicle, this makes it ideal for those wanting more range than standard yet retain good off road performance, check the gallery pictures for a side view showing the difference between them both.

Does the tank have anti-surge dam and baffles

Yes, to maximise fuel usage from the new larger tank we have baffles and a built in chamber around the fuel pickup unit to help avoid pickup cavitation sucking in air, these features can be especially useful when accidentally running low on fuel or driving on sloping terrain.
With larger tanks having bigger surface areas baffles also help add strength for those odd knocks and dents you can’t avoid.

Is the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT Long Ranger tank the same?

Yes, while there are some minor differences in the actual vehicles we have designed our long range tanks to suit both models.

Does The Long Ranger have a drain plug

Yes, although some OEM and aftermarket tanks don’t come fitted with a drain plug we believe this is a must have feature when traveling the outback as you never know if you have to drain the tank in the advent of picking up a bad load of fuel.

Does the tank have a rollover valve

Yes, an ADR compliant valve is supplied in the kit and fitted during the installation.
This keep you safe and your car working the way the manufacturer intended it to in the event of a serious accident.

Where does the tank mount

The long Ranger mounts in place of the OEM tank with extra capacity gained from a complex design shape specifically to fit the Ford Ranger / Mazda BT.
We use new mounting points and Ubolts rather than the original mounts design for the smaller OEM capacity tank

Can my long range tank from my old Ford PK Ranger fit into the new PX Ranger

No, from late 2011 the chassis and fuel tank is an all new design and as such the old design (TR53R) fuel tank can not be used.

Can I remove the tank and fit to a new Mazda BT or Ford Ranger when I trade it in

Yes, at the time of writing in 2015 all TR73 tanks will fit any model vehicle derived from the same model designation and the chassis and floor pan are the same shape in the future. If you intend on doing this you should ask the fitter to retain any parts removed during installation or swap them with your new vehicle in the future. Apart from a few minor changes, this LongRanger tank install does not modify the vehicle in any way that would prevent the vehicle from being put back to standard.
Note: From the launch of the new vehicle models in 2011 to 2013 we produced larger and now superseded model tanks with part numbers TR71L and TR71S for these vehicles.  If you have one of these earlier tanks they do not fit into post 2013 models.  This PDF describes the change in handbrake cables and what to look for.


Can I fit a trundle draw under my tray with a LongRanger installed

Apart from a small breather valve that sits approximately 10mm higher than the top face of the tank we have designed the main body of our tank to be no higher than the OEM chassis cross members. If you look at the gallery pictures there is a good shot showing a side view of the install and you can just make out the white rollover valve.

Does the LongRanger fuel tank compromise ground clearance

At The LongRanger we want to enhance your adventure by extending the driving range of your vehicle, but we also do our best to create our tanks so you don’t find yourself stuck in a compromised position or even worse a hole in the tank all because the tank hangs to low from a poor design. We have two capacity models available, a 122L tank and a 140L tank capacity.
With the factory plastic fuel tank hanging approximately 30mm below the chassis our 122L tank actually improves ground clearance as it is flush with the chassis. This tank has been designed to give the user more fuel capacity and improve the off road capabilities of the vehicle. Our 140L tank hangs 46mm below the chassis and is designed for those requiring the maximum capacity while maintaining good off road performance. Ramp over angle is actually improved with both our model tanks as our design does not protrude towards the middle of the car as much as the OEM tank and some other aftermarket designs. There are some good pictures in the gallery showing how the tank will look fitted to the vehicle.

How will the trip computer function

Unfortunately the DTE (Distance to Empty) function will no longer work as intended, all other functions will continue to work as normal. If you have our 140L model installed the DTE should read 100% more than indicated by the computer. If you have the 122L model fitted the DTE should read approximately 60% more than indicated by the computer. Note: This DTE is a calculation based on the average fuel consumption and the OEM tank capacity. The factory tank capacity is built into the OEM computer system and is unable to be modified after the install of a larger capacity tank. (If you have the skills or knowledge to do this we would like to hear from you).

Does the LongRanger fit with the factory diff lock

Yes our tank is compatible with the OEM and aftermarket lockers.

I put a small amount of fuel when the DTE reached zero but the DTE still says Zero

Although not documented in the owners manual, it is our experience that at least 20L needs to be put in the tank when in this situation to reset the computer system. We have also had customer reports that if you cycle the ignition off and on three times that this can also reset the DTE.

I put a small amount of fuel in after running out and the car will still not start

As the engine management system employed in this vehicle has an engine cut out mode which we believe is triggered to shut the engine down when a certain distance is traveled after the low warning light is activated you will need to add at least enough fuel into the tank to take the gauge past the point of when the low warning light is activated otherwise the computer will not reset itself.

How far can I drive after the DTE (Distance To Empty) has reached zero

During testing in our vehicle in standard configuration we have been able to drive a maximum of 20 to 35km after the DTE has reached zero, at this point the ECU will shut the engine down regardless of how much fuel is in the tank. The fitment of a long range tank does not alter this.

When filling up I cannot get the quoted capacity of fuel into the tank even after running out of fuel

Due to a new system computer check employed in the Mazda BT / Ford ranger the vehicle is unable to drive for an extended period of time while on empty and use any additional fuel in the bottom of the larger fuel tank as the ECU will shut the engine down. This is a departure from what the vehicle manufacturers have been doing for the last 50 years. If you have this issue after the install of our tank and at each filling of the tank you fall short by approximately 20 to 30lt the fitter may not have fitted the unit as per our detailed fitting instructions. Please make arrangements with your tank installer to rectify the issue. This will involve the removal of the tank and approximately three hours work to carry out the modification as per our fitting instructions.  This will not be covered under our manufacturers warranty as our instructions clearly state how to install the tank, this will be at the expense of the fitter.
This can also happen if trading your old car in and swapping the Long Ranger to the new vehicle and the fitter is unaware of the modification we do during the original fitting, if you plan on doing this or have done it and need it fixed we are happy to offer advice and send a copy of the fitting instructions, just quote your serial number of the tank so we can get you the correct instructions.

Can I fit a larger sports exhaust system

If you have a larger modified exhaust system it will fit providing it runs in approximately the same location as the standard system and does not contain a substantially larger muffler, check with your exhaust system manufacturer if it follows the path of the OEM exhaust system around the fuel tank and uses the same mounting points.  We often have some good picture in our gallery show the location of the tank


I work for the Rural Fire Service – how will this tank go if I get caught out in a fire.

While the OEM tank is made of plastic and could melt allowing the fuel to catch fire and greatly decrease the chance of survival all our Longrange tanks are made from 2mm aluminsed steel which will last much longer in these situations greatly increasing the chances of your survival.  Below is a good picture showing a Landrover Defender which had the plastic OEM tank replaced for use by the RFS showing all the other precautions to take such as rapping the fuel lines with fireproof lagging.

Does the tank have anti-surge dam and baffles

Yes, we have both incorporated in our design.
While it is obviously cheaper for some aftermarket and OEM manufacturers to build a tank without baffles, to maximise fuel usage from the new larger tank we believe a good design should have baffles and a built in chamber around the fuel pickup unit to help avoid pickup cavitation sucking in air, these features can be especially useful when accidentally running low on fuel or driving on sloping terrain.
With larger tanks having bigger surface areas and often a bit lower to the ground baffles also help add strength for those odd knocks and dents you cant avoid. A tank without baffles could flex up when hit by obsticles and damage the internal fuel pump that is sitting on the bottom of the tank.



Why is it so hard to fill my fuel tank after the tray was fitted

The filler of our LongRanger tank is in the same location as the OEM tank, the original steel filler neck on the vehicle does not lend itself very well to being lowered. Whether the standard fuel tank or a LongRanger is installed.
Unfortunately some tray manufacturers modify the fill neck to mount under the tie rail which is generally to low for the fuel to flow from the bowser to the tank or they rotate the fill neck and have a low point in the fast fill breather causing an air lock.
A well designed tray will have the fill neck mounted high and the fast fill breather with a gradual rise from the tank, below is a graphic for explanation.
During the fitting of a new tank it is important for the fast fill breather to have a gradual rise from the tank to the filler. If this is not done an air lock can form where fuel will accumulate stopping the air from escaping as you fill the tank, see picture below for do’s and dont’s of a filler neck install.

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toyota_hilux_long_ranger_fuel_tank_filler_fix The_Long_Ranger_Common_Filling_Issues

I have a special tray built for my cab chassis, will the tank be compatible

The LongRanger is designed to fit with all OEM and most aftermarket trays, If you have a custom or unique tray it would be worth browsing through the gallery to see how the LongRanger tank fits.  It should also be noted that fitting an aftermarket tray often results in a lower filler neck, this should be avoided to ensure the tank does not fill to slow.


Will the fuel gauge still work

While the fuel gauge will still work and be consistent with it’s new readings, due to the shape we have made the tank to maximise the capacity under the vehicle the gauge will stay on full for longer and the top half of the tank is bigger than the bottom half.
If we cant modify the OEM sender to suit the new tank our kits are supplied with a longer direct replacement float arms to improve the accuracy, this speeds up the fitting time and no soldering or brazing on wire extensions to the OEM float arm.

Do I need an extra protection plate

Standard OEM fuel tanks manufactured with plastic construction or thin turn plate often require an extra bash plate for protection. Being made from 2mm “aluminised steel” with internal baffling our tanks are designed to handle the odd scrap and dint you would expect with general 4wd use or outback touring and offer excellent strength and durability in these situations. Depending on your intended vehicle use if you often find when out on the trail turning back is not an option and your forced to test your vehicle to it’s limits or if you’ll be doing lots of hard off roading in steep and rocky terrain we may have other options more suitable for you such as a smaller tank with more ground clearance or a “HD” version with a heavy duty protection plate welded directly to the bottom of the tank.


Where are the tanks made

While there is a popular belief that all the big brands are made in a country with a cheap manufacturing base in the same factory with a different badge at The Long Ranger we still design and manufacture our tanks in Australia were it all started way back in the late 70’s.  We are a family run company based in Newcastle employing local people and that’s not about to change anytime soon.

Is the GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) affected

No, adding a tank is the same as any other accessory and is utilising the vehicles payload capacity IE: anything added to the vehicle from the manufactures specification is using the payload capacity, whether it be driving lights, a set of rubber mats, a LongRanger fuel tank or the kids. As with most vehicles from a manufacturer the standard springs are not designed to cope with a constant full load on an extended trip, we recommend fitting a set of heavier rated springs such as those from Old Man Emu that have been designed to carry the extra weight of a fully loaded vehicle set up for camping.

Do the tanks come complete ready to fit

Yes they do, you may have heard on the grape vine that some aftermarket tank suppliers ship their products with poor fitting instructions and incomplete kits that make a trip to the local auto store a necessity to finish the job. At the LongRanger we supply comprehensive installation instructions with lots of photos to ensure the job is done as efficiently as possible and a complete installation kit ready to install so your local fitter can be rest assured there will be no expensive delays sourcing bits and pieces to finish the job!

Is the LongRanger design compatible with other accessories

There is nothing worse than buying an accessory to find it’s not compatible with something else you have fitted, we might not be first to market, but that’s because we try our best to design our long range tanks to be suitable with all models in the range and most other popular accessories you might want to install either now or in the future. Although we have designed our tanks with maximum compatibility in mind, if you have something specially fitted to your vehicle that is of concern we have provided a good selection of pictures in the gallery showing the installation to give a clear idea where The LongRanger fits under the vehicle.

Where can I purchase a LongRanger fuel tank

If you can’t make it to the Newcastle factory at 65 Northville Drive Barnsley NSW, all our products are distributed by ARB 4×4 accessories. For sales and support around Australia you can find a list of all the ARB stores Here

How long is the warranty period

All LongRanger manufactured products are covered by a 3-year warranty.
Note: There are some third party components not made by The LongRanger such as fuel pumps, sender units and switches etc found in some kits that come with their own 12 month manufacturers warranty.

What are the tanks made from

All LongRanger fuel tanks are made from Aluminised steel. This product is manufactured by the steel mill using 2mm (14gauge) cold rolled steel with a thin aluminium coating applied during the manufacturing process. Aluminised steel offers excellent weight vs. strength and durability when compared to lighter aluminium that just doesn’t have the raw strength to stand up to the hard knocks the underneath of a vehicle can suffer or the heavier Stainless steel that is more prone to fatigue cracks caused by embrittlement in the heat affected zone from the welding process.


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Vehicle VariationsAll Diesel 4X4 Models
All Diesel 4X2 Hi-Rider Models
All Diesel 4X2 Models
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Have you got a unique setup?

Below is a list of standard accessories we have checked for compatibility with our tanks and strive to ensure compatibility with.
Alternatively if you have something a little different please check our pictures and advise the sales staff to allow extra time for fitting if you think you have something that might cause a problem on the day or if you are planning an extensive list of modifications to your truck use our pictures to make sure our tank will fit in with your plans for the best chance to get it setup the way you want.
As our fuel and water tanks are designed to make use of space under your vehicle anything else fitted could cause and issue on the day of fitting, things such as trundle draws, air tanks, tipper trays, water tanks, custom trays with low floors, batteries, extra tyre, structural chassis changes etc can all cause an unexpected issue, delays or even non fitting in a worst case scenario.

TowbarGenuineHayman ReeseOther
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5th Wheel HitchHayman ReeseOther
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Side StepsGenuineARBOther
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TrayGenuine Style SideGenuine Drop SideOther Drop Side
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Trundle DrawerOther

While our tanks have been primarily designed to fit Australian models prior to early 2000, Since then car manufacturers have been getting smarter and making their cars on global platforms so they generally fit vehicles of the same model in other countries.
Your local ARB dealer may be able to assist with any fitment questions as they may have some prior experience with your particular model.
Another good resource is to check our photo gallery for an idea of the shape and location of our tank.  Some common areas to look for possible issues with models in other countries would be: is the filler on the same side, do the chassis look the same around the tank location, If choosing a replacement tank, is the genuine tank the same capacity as with the genuine Australian spec model, Does the exhaust run in the same place, Do you have different genuine or non-genuine accessories fitted that may not be available in Australia for us to verify that may be affected with a new fuel tank.

To date this tank has fitted into RHD vehicles sourced from the Thailand factory mainly sold in Australia, there has also been many sales in Europe for LHD vehicles sourced from South Africa, these include single cab, dual cab, extra cab in 2.2 and 3.2lt TD, with no local options that have affected the fitment that we know off.


ledaLeading Edge Deflection Angle. Incorporating a leading edge deflection angle on the front lower section of the fuel tank allows road debris to be easily deflected.  This means the tank is marginally smaller in capacity, but in those tricky situations going over mounds of dirt and rocks you are less likely to get hung up than on a tank which hangs to low with a square leading edge.


max-foldMax Fold. Using this feature we maximise the sheet by making the base of the fuel tank from one side to the other in one continuous piece of metal.  This ensures the minimum amount of heat and possible stress from welded joins.


hptHydrostatic Pressure Test. At The LongRanger factory each & every fuel & water tank undergoes a pressure test while being placed under water at a maximum of 5 psi.


pac-manPac-Man. You guessed it, we have pacmen inside our tanks working away to help strengthen the high stress areas. While your happily driving along those rough corrugated outback dirt roads listening to your favourite country music in the air-conditioned comfort of your new 4WD, these little guys are busy working away holding things together while the underside of your vehicle is coping a pounding.


shapeShape. Good design practices are what make a fuel tank both usable and functional. Some manufactures build cheap large sheet metal boxes and bolt them under a vehicle and call it a fuel tank. At the LongRanger we take the design a little more serious. Attention to detail and decades of experience building tanks has taught us what it takes to make a great product.


pbsParallel Break Strengthening. Just like CBS this feature aids in the stiffening of large flat panels and reduces the risk of a fuel or water tank suffering from fatigue related stress cracks when travelling on extreme corrugations. We usually incorporate these on the very bottom of a tank.


bafflesBaffles. help add strength to the bottom of a tank, this is especially important for a 4WD when bottoming the tank out on obstacles with the pickup unit sitting on the bottom which could be damaged, if the new tank design is lower than the OEM tank this is even more important with the tank being more vulnerable to accidental obstacle contact. A well designed longrange tank should incorporate baffles for improved offroad performance as baffles also help retain the fuel around the pickup unit.  With longrange tanks generally being longer or wider than the OEM tank when low on fuel it can “run away” from the pickup when driving in undulating terrain and possibly cause the engine to starve for fuel leaving you in an unpredictable situation and potentially unsafe location.

3 Year Warranty


Tanks will be free from any manufacturing defects in materials or workmanship for a period of Three Years from the date of purchase.

Manufactured By


It was during the late 70’s that Fred Black, owner of Out of Town 4WD, recognised a need for 4WD travellers to have a greater fuel capacity to travel the vast distances often necessary in Australia.

Distributed By


Today, ARB is Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of 4×4 accessories. With an office in the USA and an export network that extends through more than 100 countries around the globe.

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