44L Auxiliary Fuel Tank That Retains The Spare Tyre Location

Diesel Only

  • Retains Spare Wheel In It’s Factory Location

  • 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

  • Maximum Capacity, Zero loss Of Ground Clearance

  • Part Number: TA79S

  • Model Fitment: To Be Confirmed

  • Fuel Type: Diesel

  • LongRanger Capacity: 44 Litres (112L Total When Combined With Factory 68L Tank)(To Be Confirmed)

  • Fitting Location: Behind Rear Axle, Above The Spare Tyre

  • Filler Location: Original Via T Piece (To Be Confirmed)

  • Fuel Transfer: Transfer Pump Setup (To Be Confirmed)

  • Exhaust Modifications: None(To Be Confirmed)

  • Other Modifications: None(To Be Confirmed)

  • Fitting Time: 5 Hours Fitting Time (To Be Confirmed) info

  • Shipping Weight: 40 KG (To Be Confirmed)

  • Shipping Dimensions: 1130 mm x 260 mm x 630 mm (To Be Confirmed)

Whether you are towing a trailer or have some rugged remote areas to travel this Long Ranger tanks give the user maximum fuel on-board capacity, without having to relocate the spare.  With a huge boost in fuel capacity. Thanks to a 65% increase to the standard 68L tank our unique auxiliary tank design has minimal affect ramp over angle.

Can I fit a bigger exhaust system

Yes.  Providing the new system runs the same path and terminates at the rear diff the same as the OEM system there will be no issues.
Note: If the new exhaust system continues all the way to the back of the vehicle it will not be compatible with our tank.

What happens if I only put in 20lt of fuel

The design incorporates a T piece filler, so some fuel will go to the auxiliary and some to the main tank.  Over the next several minutes the fuel will be automatically drained into the lower OEM main tank and the gauge will read the new fuel level in the tank.
Although the tank is a very simple gravity system and all you have to do is put fuel in and drive, we supply a detailed operating manual so you know how it all works and what to expect.

Is the spare tyre lower after the tank install

No, the spare tyre is only temporarily removed for the tank install, once complete the tyre goes back to it’s original location.
With the Amarok already being a bit low to the ground this unique auxiliary tank has been designed to give the biggest fuel range available and maintain standard ground clearance unlike a poor designed replacement tank which would hang lower or sit further forward and affect the ramp over angle.

How do I transfer fuel to the main tank

The transfer system is via gravity from the higher auxiliary tank to the lower main tank.  During installation a small hydraulic “bulkhead” fitting is installed in the top of the main tank to allow the fuel to transfer automatically from the auxiliary so there are no switches or electrical devices to worry about.

How will the gauge work after fitting the Long Ranger

Your gauge will stay on full until all the fuel has been used from auxiliary tank, once it drops below from the full mark there is only fuel left in the main tank.  There is a good side profile picture in the gallery showing the location of the tank in relation to the OEM tank.

Can I put a bigger spare under the vehicle

Yes, we have designed the tank to allow for a 50mm bigger diameter tyre.  There are some good pictures in the gallery showing the standard spare tyre in place.


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!

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.

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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pdfPat Callinan’s 4×4 Adventure VW Amarok Review 


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.


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.


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.


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.



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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