ADVICE: FUEL TANK BUYERS’ GUIDE
AN AFTERMARKET FUEL TANK COULD PROVE A LIFESAVER ON THAT NEXT REMOTE-AREA ADVENTURE.
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).