AD­VICE: FUEL TANK BUY­ERS’ GUIDE

AN AF­TER­MAR­KET FUEL TANK COULD PROVE A LIFE­SAVER ON THAT NEXT RE­MOTE-AREA AD­VEN­TURE.

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AFACTORY-FIT­TED fuel tank has the po­ten­tial to leave you high and dry on your next cross-coun­try ex­pe­di­tion. The re­stricted ca­pac­ity of some OE tanks – on av­er­age sit­ting at around the 80-litre mark – will only get you so far be­fore a top-up is re­quired, but top­ping up gets harder the far­ther you are from civil­i­sa­tion, where fuel bowsers be­come rarer than hen’s teeth.

Ad­ding an aux­il­iary fuel tank, or re­plac­ing the fac­tory tank with a lon­grange op­tion, is a non-ne­go­tiable for a re­mote-area travel; but there are many other ad­van­tages to fit­ting an af­ter­mar­ket tank. To dig a bit deeper, we spoke to three of the big­gest play­ers on the Aus­tralian scene: ARB’S Mark Berger, Brown Davis’s Cam Brown, and Out of Town 4WD’S Ric Black (they’re the gu­rus who pro­duce the Long Ranger fuel tanks).

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