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Old May 22nd, 2011, 10:33 AM
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you mean the relocation of the charcol canister and dropping the main tank are the only hang ups, the 95 does not have the canister in that location (on the frame rail) it does have an electronic module there which would have to be relocated. but other than that it looks lie the space is fairly free.

can you give me a ball park price on the tank
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 11:01 AM
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Yes. Those are the only issues. It might be possible to do the install without dropping the tank but it would not be easy.
You can get the tank from Lucky 8...check them for the prices.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 10:52 AM
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timtimtj (or anyone else), did you end up installing this tank? I talked to Lucky 8, and they have a couple of the SEL 72A tanks currently en route from the UK ($548 + $28 shipping). I'm a relative newbie, but thinking about installing one of these as my first mod as I would be love to be able to get up into the Cascades and back without having to worry about running out of gas.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 03:40 AM
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This additional fuel tank idea is awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Funny you bring this up. I plan on having my mechanic do the install within the next month. There are a few modifications that need to be made to make it work- at least on my 94.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 02:24 PM
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I had 2 tanks installed on Shrek for the buyer, Lucky8 brought them in and Roverlab, if anyone is interested they should have the model numbers and what the install was

Mine where the rail mounted ones
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Old September 11th, 2011, 03:18 PM
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I am beginning to think Gustavo owns lucky 8.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 03:30 PM
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I wish I owned it, then my trucks will have all the goods on them
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Old September 11th, 2011, 03:50 PM
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I wish I owned it, then my trucks will have all the goods on them
like they don't already.....I was amazed @ how much stuff you have bolted to that 90 from Colorado that you were "just going to wheel as is".
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Old September 11th, 2011, 04:01 PM
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I'm not feeling that tank. All that work for only 8 gallons. I can carry 10 gallons in two jerry cans that I can remove whenever I want. I strap them at the back of the cargo area when I'm on a trip and use a Super Siphon to quickly refuel.

Plus, that tank looks really vulnerable in that wheel well.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 02:16 AM
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8 gallons of petrol in an auxiliary tank is a lot safer than 2 jerry cans strapped inside the back. Diesel is not as explosive, and much safer to transport. Luckily the 110's can support a 45ltr tank, that will be installed after the motor/gearbox goes in.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:11 AM
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like they don't already.....I was amazed @ how much stuff you have bolted to that 90 from Colorado that you were "just going to wheel as is".
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Old April 29th, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Bringing this thread back to life in case anyone is thinking of this upgrade on their NAS D-90. I had the Aux tank installed last week after leaving it on the back burner for a while. The stock tank was dropped, charcol canister relocated (94 NAS) and everything went back together nicely. The gas drains from the aux tank to the main tank without issue.

A plug for the shop that did the install- Expedition Imports in Saint James (Long Island) did a great job as always. If you are on Long Island and need a good shop, look no further.

Sorry for the bad pics. I can take more if anyone wants...
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Wow it looks good! If you don't mind me asking, how many hours-ish did the shop bill you for... I would do this myself so would probably need to plan for at least double.

Did they end up needing to drop the tank or not? How much (and what kind of) mods did the shop need to make to your tank? Do you think the new tank will inhibit any rear wheel articulation?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 07:53 AM
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looks great ... I'm very tempted .... just need to fix a few things first ... driving 250 miles between fill ups is the stuff of dreams! ;-)
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Old April 30th, 2012, 01:53 PM
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I believe it was around 5 hours of labor. The tank was dropped and after that, just some minor mods to the tank skid were needed. The rear wheel has around 2-3 inches of clearance with my approach 32" tires.
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Wow it looks good! If you don't mind me asking, how many hours-ish did the shop bill you for... I would do this myself so would probably need to plan for at least double.

Did they end up needing to drop the tank or not? How much (and what kind of) mods did the shop need to make to your tank? Do you think the new tank will inhibit any rear wheel articulation?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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sound like if youre going to do all of that, it would be a good time to cut an access hole for the fuel pump in the tub, replace the old tank and fuel pump, then you are all set for another 15+ years. It all looks good!
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Old May 12th, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Would this fit my SW which has part of the cage under the rear arch? Is this cage mount same as the ST?
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I was asked for a picture of the side from 10-15 feet away.
Here you go...
You really can not see the tank unless you are really looking for it.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 09:32 AM
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I was asked for a picture of the side from 10-15 feet away.
Here you go...
You really can not see the tank unless you are really looking for it.
Any idea if it will fit a SW?

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