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Old July 29th, 2013, 09:54 PM
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V8 - 400mi range - Ideas

Just thinking...
Stock 95' with a 3.9 V8 (gas)

current range is 160 street miles (ish) - stock tank...

so to double this i need 30+ gallons on board.

Add a long ranger right side tank + 6 gal (ish) - still 10 gal short... so Cans or something else needed...

I probably will not switch to Diesel (i would like to but it extends the budget for what i want to do and adds a "what if" to the formula that i'm trying to avoid..)

have something in mind as to what for. I need at least 200 miles, on fire roads range...

thoughts...
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Old July 29th, 2013, 10:02 PM
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You "should" be getting at least 175 to 185 out of 14 gallons. Just add the 6 gallon side tank and like you said carry a can. It is what it is...not a long haul Overlander, but a capable one.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 10:05 PM
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i'm at 178/tank now (at 125k miles) today - so yes in that range for starters. But off road with fuel far between i need range....buffer...
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Plus front mounted series style tank
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Yup, plus there are options for tanks under the passenger seat, etc. I have one - holds about the same.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...7&postcount=23

Put them together, plus one of Clay's tire carriers with jerry can holders, and you'll be able to drive from one side of the country to the other without a fill-up. Seems like plenty.
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Yeah, the offroading really kills the range! Do you use a rack on top? You could always rig a low/wide eatra tank to mount on top - this way you could have a valve/hose attachment and gravity fill your main tank.. It would add some high weight on the vehicle, but by the time you get to your trails, you can fill your main tank and drop some weight lower...
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i was being conservative on the 6 gal that was the one i meant <lucky8llc> but 8+14=22/12=264 range - <ish via math on a 14 gallon tank, its more like 15..> off road that is more like 150-200 mi, range.
I was thinking - can an AEV fuel caddy be adapted maybe but they call out a 17" wheel..
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Yup, plus there are options for tanks under the passenger seat, etc. I have one - holds about the same.

Put them together, plus one of Clay's tire carriers with jerry can holders, and you'll be able to drive from one side of the county to the other without a fill-up. Seems like plenty.
Corrected that for you.

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