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Old 05-03-13
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Just wondering who, out there, has fitted Auxiliary fuel tanks to their NW and if so how did they go, replacement tank ( not sure if this is available ) or second ( auxiliary ) tank ?.

Also what brand did you go for and why ?.

Looked at Long Ranger tanks they appear to sit very low and although not venturing ' off road' much these days, wondered how this would effect departure angle on some tracks.

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Although I don't have a NW, the NM through to NW are all the same underneath.....
I went for the LRA 81L Aux tank. The biggest that will fit under the bum of the Gen 3 / Gen 4 Paj.
I am not aware of any replacement main tanks for the Gen 3 / Gen 4 Pajero.
You can only fit the 81L Aux tank if you do not have a rear aircon unit.
If you do have rear aircon you are limited to the 60 to 65L tanks from the different manufacturers out there: Long Ranger, LRA (Long Range Automotive), Brown Davis just to name a few....
The quality of my LRA tank is outstanding. I have not seen a Long Ranger / Brown Davis tank close up to compare quality so I would not know how they differ to the LRA tank, or if one is better than the other.
You do lose a little bit of departure angle and I slapped my Aux tank on the sand dozens and dozens of times whilst climbing dunes as we crossed the Simpson last September. The bonus is that the tank does protect the rear bumper from becoming a sand scoop. Many a Pajero has lost its rear bumper in the sand and the Aux tank stops this from happening.
I have Lovells HD raised springs in the rear of my Paj and after the tank install I found that I needed to add airbags to stop the bum sagging when the tank was full and I was full loaded or towing my camper. So a suspension upgrade may need to be considered also, to cope with the added weight, if you have not already done so.
Hope this helps, Dan.
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Ditto what Dan said.
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Just wondering who, out there, has fitted Auxiliary fuel tanks to their NW and if so how did they go, replacement tank ( not sure if this is available ) or second ( auxiliary ) tank ?.

Also what brand did you go for and why ?.

Looked at Long Ranger tanks they appear to sit very low and although not venturing ' off road' much these days, wondered how this would effect departure angle on some tracks.

Jim
I fitted an LRA 58 Litre tank to my NW Exceed (Rear aircon) looks good, the first fill actually took 61L. Am quite satisfied with functionality and appearance.
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And Ultimate 4wd Equipment in Perth have a good quality 70lt auxiliary tank for NM to NW including rear air-con models. I looked at this one too, however the lure of the extra 11lt's (I don't have rear aircon) was too strong and I went for the LRA 81lt tank!
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And Ultimate 4wd Equipment in Perth have a good quality 70lt auxiliary tank for NM to NW including rear air-con models. I looked at this one too, however the lure of the extra 11lt's (I don't have rear aircon) was too strong and I went for the LRA 81lt tank!
That's great news about a Perth supplier and 70l is enough for me. Can you remember how much they were charging and was the cost including fitting or not?

Would the 70l hang low at the back, becoming a grounding hazard (albeit probably a very useful rear bumper protector)
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I fitted an LRA 58 Litre tank to my NW Exceed (Rear aircon) looks good, the first fill actually took 61L. Am quite satisfied with functionality and appearance.
What did they sting you for the 58 litre tank if you don't mind me asking? Maybe PM me if you do mind me asking.
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Can anyone tell me if the aux tank eats into the 3rd seat well..?
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Can anyone tell me if the aux tank eats into the 3rd seat well..?
No.

I think mine cost me $1,800 or there abouts
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That's great news about a Perth supplier and 70l is enough for me. Can you remember how much they were charging and was the cost including fitting or not?

Would the 70l hang low at the back, becoming a grounding hazard (albeit probably a very useful rear bumper protector)
It was a while back so I can't remember the cost. None of the tanks I looked at hung lower than the diff, and you're right about the bumper protection in the sand, my LRA really helps with that! Also, the increase in range makes it one of the best mods I've done.
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