70L Auxiliary 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





  • Part Number: TA35


  • Model Fitment: All LWB Wagon (Except LPG Conversions)


  • Year Fitment: 1988 to 1994


  • Fuel Type: Diesel


  • LongRanger Capacity: 70 Litres (Total 165lt when combined with factory 95lt tank)


  • Fitting Location: Floor Mounted Under Vehicle, Between Exhaust System & Right Hand Side Chassis & Prop Shaft


  • Filler Location: New Filler Panel Supplied, Fits Directly Behind Original Filler Door


  • Fuel Transfer: Standard – Automatic Siphon System – Recommended For Diesel


  • Exhaust Modifications: None


  • Other Modifications: Access To Floor Area Required for Mounting


  • Fitting Time: 4 Hours Fitting Time info


  • Shipping Weight: 39 KG


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






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.

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Do I have another hole in my bodywork for this twin filler setup?

No, the twin filler supplied as part of our kit has a single cap and utilises the existing hole for the OEM filler, our unique design has two holes for the fuel nozzle, you can choose the main tank or the auxiliary.

Worried about poor fuel quality at the only place in town you can get fuel or filling from drums in remote locations?

A good idea if you are concerned about contamination in your main fuel tank that supplies the engine is to utilise the standard filter we install with our auxiliary tanks.

With this twin filler setup you can just add fuel to the auxiliary and then transfer the fuel across to the main tank, any contamination will either be in the auxiliary or the filter which can be replaced at your next service.
It’s a little bit slow as the pump is rated at 1.7 lt/m, but still a good option to ensure trouble free operation when in the middle of nowhere!

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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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Vehicles with suspension lift of more than 50mm will need pan hard rod adjusters to keep the pan hard rod away from the tank.
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.

 

CBS

Cross Break Strengthening. This is a simple and effective feature to aid in the stiffening of large flat panels. This technique reduces the risk of a fuel or water tank suffering from fatigue related stress cracks when travelling on extreme corrugations.

 


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.

 


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

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

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

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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