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202L Replacement Fuel Tank

Petrol 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: TR82


  • Model Fitment: DS 1500 Laramie And Express V8 Hemi 5.7lt


  • Year Fitment: 2016 to Current


  • Fuel Type: Petrol (Not Yet Tested On The Diesel Models)


  • LongRanger Capacity: 202 Litres (Replaces the OEM 98lt tank)


  • Fitting Location: Original


  • Exhaust Modifications: None


  • Other Modifications: None


  • Fitting Time: 4 Hours info


  • Shipping Weight: 65kg


  • Shipping Dimensions: 2070mm x 560mm x 500mm






Does the low warning light still work?

Yes, but because our tank is twice as big, the amount of fuel in the tank is also twice as much. So with the owners handbook saying the low level light is activated with approximately 11lt left, it is not unreasonable to expect there to be approximately 22lt left in the tank when the light comes on.

What is the useable capacity?

Some companies advertise a large capacity that sounds great, however, the fine print say otherwise. We think this is a load bulldust and not Australian, so the capacity we quote is what you could expect to fill up with if you roll into the service station on an empty tank.

The OEM tank has a large heat shield do you have one?

As the OEM tank is plastic it does not like long term exposure to heat, therefore it requires a heat shield. We have reused the OEM carbon canister that captures all the fumes from the tank, as this is made of plastic our kit comes standard with a heat shield to protect this component from long term degradation from heat exposure off the exhaust, causing damage to the plastic and potentially leak fumes.

Will this fit with an aftermarket twin exhaust system?

Yes, we have seen a few different styles in the workshop and have designed the tank accordingly.

Will the tank fit imported DT 1500 models?

No, it has a different chassis.

Will the tank fit imported USA DS 1500 models?

USA models privately imported to Australia at the time our design was done in early 2020 are basically the same as our ASV converted vehicle so there should be no issue with compatibility.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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.

 


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.


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 comport 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.

 


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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