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Re: Browne Davis Long Range Fuel Tanks

Posted: 23 Sep 2020 13:25
by Peter Connan
Dan Grec used something like that on his Jeep that he drove all the way around Africa (www.theroadchoseme.com).

But I am not a fan of the concept. It adds a lot of extra load to the rear suspension, and the rear spring perches is one of the few known weak points on the Patrol. Keep in mind that this is more than 1m behind the rear axle, and that constitutes more than 30% of the wheelbase...

There are no easy answers to this problem.

Re: Browne Davis Long Range Fuel Tanks

Posted: 23 Sep 2020 13:44
by hugejp
I have an "Exel" long range tank supplied by Northern offroad.

Its been in for many years & I can report only good things... no leaks, rattles or noises from it.

Re: Browne Davis Long Range Fuel Tanks

Posted: 24 Sep 2020 05:01
by JohnBoyZA
Peter Connan wrote:
23 Sep 2020 13:25
Dan Grec used something like that on his Jeep that he drove all the way around Africa (www.theroadchoseme.com).
O wow, he's done some epic trips!

Re: Browne Davis Long Range Fuel Tanks

Posted: 24 Sep 2020 05:31
by Peter Connan
JohnBoyZA wrote:
24 Sep 2020 05:01
Peter Connan wrote:
23 Sep 2020 13:25
Dan Grec used something like that on his Jeep that he drove all the way around Africa (www.theroadchoseme.com).
O wow, he's done some epic trips!
For sure.

Re: Browne Davis Long Range Fuel Tanks

Posted: 24 Sep 2020 09:53
by hugejp
hugejp wrote:
23 Sep 2020 13:44
I have an "Exel" long range tank supplied by Northern offroad.

Its been in for many years & I can report only good things... no leaks, rattles or noises from it.
Just an extra comment...

I had another long range tank installed before this one, that never leaked, but did rattle & would also make a noise like a GONG at any random hour once the fuel expanded or cantracted once parked for long enough (great at 3am in camp :rolling:), this was most likely a baffle plate that had broken loose.

When sat next to each other the only marked difference was that the new one had an "exel" badge welded onto it & also had a drain plug. So the previous one looked to be a noname brand.