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    Default Fuel tank mod/addon

    Can I add a 20 gallon metal fuel tank in the bed of my truck and make a drain through the bottom to the top of my stock tank is this possible I want to add some range to my truck I have a 6 inch lift and 35s its a 2007 limited 4x4 with 6 ft bed a new larger tank costs 1500 bucks this small addition is the same when comparing gallons and only cost me maybe 300 at most ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomily88 View Post
    Can I add a 20 gallon metal fuel tank in the bed of my truck and make a drain through the bottom to the top of my stock tank is this possible I want to add some range to my truck I have a 6 inch lift and 35s its a 2007 limited 4x4 with 6 ft bed a new larger tank costs 1500 bucks this small addition is the same when comparing gallons and only cost me maybe 300 at most ..

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    While anything is possible, this sounds like a bad idea to me. The possibility of unseen leaks that could start a fire or explosion is a chance I wouldn't take. Also, in the event of an accident or rollover, the danger is amplified for you and your passengers. The cost may only be $300 but it could cost you your life as well. Good luck.

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    They have special valves made for this called roll over valve but they all say for diesel fuel only I am not sure why besides the combustible risk

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomily88 View Post
    They have special valves made for this called roll over valve but they all say for diesel fuel only I am not sure why besides the combustible risk

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    In my opinion, just carrying 20 gallons in the bed is dangerous. If I needed more range that bad, I would spring for the larger tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyspin View Post
    In my opinion, just carrying 20 gallons in the bed is dangerous. If I needed more range that bad, I would spring for the larger tank.
    The larger tank is great just I have affordability issues right now for that it costs 1500

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    I think I am going to make a custom tank to go where my spare tire used to be at and I will make a spout so I can fill it up through my truck bed i can fit a 30 inch tire in that spot so at least I can make a 25 gallon tank fit their or bigger

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    Default Re: Fuel tank mod/addon

    And how do you plan to transfer to the main tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyspin View Post
    And how do you plan to transfer to the main tank?
    I will buy and use the same kit that u would buy for a diesel transfer tank I will have a small pump hooked up to a switch and it will be hooked up to the hose that connects the tank to the fill up tube on the side of my truck

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    Good luck with this mod. Please post pictures when you can.

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    Default Re: Fuel tank mod/addon

    Check with the tank companys. See what they recommend. I’m putting a 46 gal direct replacement tank in the next couple of weeks. I’ll let you know haw that goes.

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