70L Auxiliary Fuel Tank – Retains The Spare Tyre

Petrol Only

  • The Only Legal Kit Available For A 200 Series Supplied With A Carbon Canister

  • Automatic pump cut off (read more on the features tab)

  • 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

Fits All Models Without Factory Sub Fuel Tank

  • Part Number: TA65SP

  • Model Fitment: All 4X4 Models

  • Fuel Type: Petrol (Kit supplied with carbon canister)

  • LongRanger Capacity: 70 Litres

  • Fitting Location: Fits Above Spare Wheel

  • Filler Location: New Dual Filler Supplied

  • Fuel Transfer: Transfer Pump (Supplied With Automatic Pump Cut Off, Gauge & Sender Unit)

  • Exhaust Modifications: None

  • Other Modifications: Distance To Empty Will No Longer Function With Larger Tank

  • Fitting Time: 5 1/2 Hours Fitting Time info

  • Shipping Weight: 35KG

  • Shipping Dimensions: 1130 mm x 260 mm x 630 mm

If you don’t like the inconvenience of a having a swing-away tyre carrier, and the departure angle of the standard vehicle. Why not fit our 70L Auxiliary and a swing away tyre carrier. This way you could leave the spare underneath and the swing-away arm in the shed for the convenience of opening the tail gate while driving around town but when you go on trips put the spare on the wheel carrier for improved ground clearance and off road performance.

How will the trip computer work?

Unfortunately the 200 series trip computer is unable to be modified to work with the new larger tank capacities. The “Driving Range” function will only display the driving kilometers before empty based on the factory tank capacity.

How come when I transfer fuel to the main tank the “Driving Range” is not updated?

As per the owners manual on page 158 (2008 model) if only transferring a small amount, “when only a small amount of fuel is added the display may not be updated”.
The other reason it will not update is because the on board computer looks at the fuel level when you turn the vehicle off.  It then looks at the level when the vehicle is turned back on, if there is a significant difference and the tank is now reading full it automatically resets the driving range based on the factory tank capacity and the historical fuel economy.  When transferring fuel while driving there is no difference between the gauge when the car is turned back on after being off.
If this is a major issue for you the only work around is to connect the transfer pump direct to the battery (rather than our recommended ignition power source) and transfer the fuel while the vehicle is turned off and parked.

Do the LongRanger Tanks compromise ground clearance?

This varies between models, but in most cases the ground clearance is actually improved. With our 70L versions we mount the spare tyre in the same position as vehicles with a factory sub tank option. All other models have improved ground clearance due to the relocation of the spare tyre

How can we fit 70L above the spare tyre when Toyota can only get 45L?

Oops can’t tell you that, you will have to buy one 🙂

Are the tanks that replace the sub and your auxiliary the same?

No, they are similar and share a common shape but have different fittings and the fitting kit is completely different between an Auxiliary and a replacement tank.

When I fill up with “Driving Range” at 0 I can only get 80L in the standard tank?

It is not uncommon for there to be between 8L and 15L in a tank with the gauge on empty. In fact the Toyota 200 series Landcruiser owner’s manual states that when the warning light comes on in single tank models there is about 15L or less. So as new engines become more sophisticated Toyota is designing a bigger safety margin in to avoid possible damage to engines with people continually running out of fuel.

Why can’t I use the tanks independently like the 100 series?

With either the Long Ranger Auxiliary tank or the factory sub tank option it is simply just not economical to modify the system to run on either tank independently and tampering with the sophisticated electronics may lead to all sorts of problems.

Will the factory sub tank fit my vehicle that only has one standard tank?

Sort of, You will need to purchase a tank and the mounting straps. Then you need to figure out how you will fill it, how will you get the fuel out of it and how will you mount it, as the captive nuts to bolt it to the floor are not there on these models. If you want it to work automatically like the factory setup you will also need to purchase the transfer pump which is located in the main tank, numerous electronics and plumbing.There have been estimates of approximately $3000 (as at 2-2-08) for the genuine parts alone from Toyota

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.

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.

Will the factory sub tank fit my vehicle that has only one standard tank

Sort of, You will need to purchase a tank and the mounting straps. Then you need to figure out how you will fill it, how will you get the fuel out of it and how will you mount it, as the captive nuts to bolt it to the floor are not there on these models. If you want it to work automatically like the factory setup you will also need to purchase the transfer pump which is located in the main tank, numerous electronics and plumbing.There have been estimates of approximately $3000 (as at 2-2-08) for the genuine parts alone from Toyota

Is there a way I can maximise the fuel usage from the LongRanger Auxiliary tank

This is just a little tip to help those of us that like to use every last drop. The pickup is located at the front right corner of the tank, so although we have built a dam and baffles to help pickup all the fuel on those occasions you need every last drop we recommend having the front right corner of the vehicle be slightly lower to pump every last drop out of the tank.
The pumps can be run for a short time without fuel in the tank, so on the odd times you need to use all the fuel this is not an issue.

Why is there separate listings for diesel and petrol models

Although most aftermarket manufacturers only build one tank to suit both models for a longrange tank to be legal in Australia and most other countries around the world all road registered petrol engine vehicles need to be fitted with an additional carbon canister to ensure their anti pollution systems continue to comply with the regulations for vehicle registration, from 2015 The LongRanger is the only legal tank in Australia with our kits  supplied standard with a carbon canister.


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.


Does this tank installation kit include a carbon canister to meet the legal anti pollution requirements for my registration

Yes, from 2015 we supply an additional carbon canister in our kits, these are mounted inline with the OEM canister to boost the amount of carbon used to help capture the larger volume of hydrocarbons created from a much bigger tank and assist in a cleaner environment.
Any tank supplied in Australia from 2015 must be installed with a canister to make it legal.

Can I buy a carbon canister for another application

No, Long Ranger have designed these canisters to work with our specific designs and are only supplied complete with our tanks.



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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Tank Overview

Tank Installation

Vehicle Variations200 Series
with Factory Sub-Tank
200 Series
without Factory Sub-Tank

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.

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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.



The vehicle entered production in September 2007 and was available for sale from September. It became available in Venezuela for sale early in November under the local nickname of “Roraima” (taken from Mount Roraima).




Carbon Canister. When adding additional fuel capacity there is a legal and moral requirement to install a larger or secondary carbon canister.

Carbon canisters contain activated carbon which absorb and store fuel vapour to reliably reduce the emission of hydrocarbons and pollutants into the atmosphere.

Every petrol tank has a pressure balance pipe, which ensures that no vacuum develops as the tank is emptied, and that heating and expansion of the fuel does not create overpressure in the tank. When overpressure is relieved the fuel fumes that escape are routed through the system breather to the activated carbon where they are captured and stored.

When driving the car these hydrocarbons are burned during normal operation as they are purged via a vacuum line from the engine drawing fresh air back through the canister.

Since 2015 LongRanger is the only brand available in Australia to embark on a major initiative which will eventually see all required models shipped with a carbon canister as a standard feature.

This industry first is part of The LongRanger’s efforts for a more sustainable environment.



Switch/Gauge Timer. All you have to do is turn the transfer pump on when your main tank gets to ¼ full, our timer module will take care of the rest.

No worrying about when to turn it off, no annoying buzzers.

A neat round profile including a LED display with push button switch for transferring fuel. The switch/gauge has an automatic dimming function for easy on the eye night driving.  With its small footprint (20mm hole x 65mm depth) this unit will fit neatly into just about any modern vehicle.

Another unique feature incorporated in most of our Auxiliary tanks is the timer function to turn the transfer pump off automatically. We have incorporated two timers to turn the pump off, these are activated when the auxiliary tank is getting low or when the main tank is almost full.  The timer modules are set at our factory to suit each tank and shipped ready to use as the settings vary depending on the size of the Auxiliary and Main tanks.

A comprehensive owners operating manual is provided in our fitting kit outlining all the details to maximise the use of this great feature. Along with the LED bar style gauge we have a “pump on” light to remind you it is transferring fuel and when the pump has entered the countdown mode to turn off automatically it will start to flash to let you know it’s almost completed the transfer. Switch/Gauges are covered by the manufacturers 12 month warranty.

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.


transferTransfer Pump. The LongRanger exclusively uses Solid State cube pumps. These units have been proven on thousands of applications. Solid state pumps are covered by the manufacturers 12 month warranty. Read More

Transfer Pump

The Long Ranger Fuel Hose.FuelHosesml

The LongRanger fuel delivery hose is manufactured to SAE standards. Our fuel hose can be used in applications such as: Automotive fuel lines, emission control hose and commercial usage. Suitable for both diesel, leaded and unleaded fuels. Read More


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.


senderSender Unit. To ensure the safe operation of your vehicle it is important to be reliably informed about the current fuel level at all times. Our 0-90 ohms senders measure the level in the tank and send the information to the LED display. The fuel sending unit has a float that connects itself to the metal rod. The end of this rod is connected to the variable resistor that resists the electrical flow. Our sender units are covered by the manufacturers 12 month warranty.

Sender Unit

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.


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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