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post #1 of 19 Old 06-28-2020, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Larger fuel tank for WK2

Hello again. We drive a lot all around California and other states as well. So thought, it would be good idea to upgrade fuel tank or add secondary tank, becaUe all I get out of my 5.7 is 350-400 miles, which means a lot of gas station stops and it’s annoying. Did quite a lot of research but doesn’t seem like there is a simple Solution for it or at least I wasn’t able to find. Anyone has gone through this process? Please share your experience or thoughts

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post #2 of 19 Old 06-28-2020, 11:07 AM
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I don't recall anyone upping the tank size. Some have thought about using the space under the cargo floor but I don't think that went anywhere.

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Hello again. We drive a lot all around California and other states as well. So thought, it would be good idea to upgrade fuel tank or add secondary tank, becaUe all I get out of my 5.7 is 350-400 miles, which means a lot of gas station stops and itís annoying. Did quite a lot of research but doesnít seem like there is a simple Solution for it or at least I wasnít able to find. Anyone has gone through this process? Please share your experience or thoughts
There was someone who added a second tank to his Jeep Commander to extend his range for excursions. The tank was was set to deliver fuel to the primary tank via a valve actuated from the cabin. If I can find the link I will post it here.

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That’s what I’m thinking as well. To utilize that space. Thanks for reply
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That would be very helpful. Thanks for reply
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That looks pretty slick.
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Thatís what Iím thinking as well. To utilize that space. Thanks for reply
Here is one.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/thread...el-tank.73385/

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Here is the one I was originally thinks my about.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/thread...=1593398786974

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These OZy companies make some very high quality overlanding gear. The problem is you say you drive in CA and having an aftermarket gas tank strapped under your car probably violates multiple CA codes and regulations.............. if you get rear ended you could lose everything. There was a recent case where some guy rear ended another car whilst on the phone but he got off because the car he hit had aftermarket LED stop light bulbs that were sold for off road use only.

Another option is to just use RotoPax and strap them to you roof rack. In CA this is considered really safe option because they have all the correct stickers and approvals yet a well engineered and purpose built solution is considered to be a danger to society.

The last option is to trade your WK2 for a diesel version, same tank capacity but with a >700 mile range. also probably illegal in CA because they don't use enough un-ethically mined Lithium and rare earth metals to pay the backhanders to the politicians
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This is a little off course but I went on to the Long Range tank site listed above and in checking the "ABOUT" section there is a photo of what looks like a Grand Cherokee converted to a pick up. Am I drinking?
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This is a little off course but I went on to the Long Range tank site listed above and in checking the "ABOUT" section there is a photo of what looks like a Grand Cherokee converted to a pick up. Am I drinking?
I'm not sure which picture you mean, but since it is an Australian company, a lot of the vehicles they show/mention aren't available here.
What color was it, can you screen capture it?
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I'm not too good at the picture deal. Go here https://longrangeautomotive.com.au/J...-Auxiliary~276 and click on "ABOUT" at top of their page then just scroll down to the bottom, It is the only photo on the page.
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