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Titan Fuel Tanks Trail Trekker Fitted to an FJ

I was hunting for some way to carry extra fuel without sacrificing my roof rack space or selling a kidney to purchase an aux fuel tank. My hunt led me to find this; https://titanfueltanks.com/shop/tita...ngler-4040187/
The tank is 12 Gallons and fits up to a 35" tire. It comes with a siphon that runs about 2gpm. I even sparked up a chat conversation with their live chat guys. Turns out the guy I was talking to is the company's marketing director. After a series of fitment questions he told me he had heard of a few guys modifying and fitting them to the FJ but he didn't have any photos or write up data. On this note he gave a sweet deal in exchange for the build write up and a few pictures. After the deal I ordered the tank and waited for it to arrive. Shortly after the tank arrived, I sent B.L.T. (Brave Little Toaster) north to VA with a friend to have some fabrication done to fit the tank on her. After some initial ideas we decided to fabricate a whole new tire mount as opposed to cutting and modifying the old one. I wasn't present for the fabricating though I wish I was. Here are a few pics of the idea as well as the end product. If enough guys are interested I'll get my buddy to throw together the specs and materials list and write a how-to. Thanks all!









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Re: Titan Fuel Tanks Trail Trekker Fitted to an FJ

Looks good ... I saw this setup a jeep and made something similar with spacers and Rotopax cans between you swing out and tire. Not 12 gallons, only 8. Good work.

Here is my one off:

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Re: Titan Fuel Tanks Trail Trekker Fitted to an FJ

Nice! Looks pretty simple. What/where exactly does the tank mount to? A pic of the backside of the tank might help.
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Re: Titan Fuel Tanks Trail Trekker Fitted to an FJ

Ferby: I had actually planned on going a rotopax route, but I wanted something that would net me atleast ten gallons and that I wouldnt have to remove, fill, replace. The Trekker stays bolted on and is grounded, so I just drop in the siphon. I have a nice long road trip where I'll be towing a camper from NC to AK and needed a little more range between fill ups when I get into the Yukon. We will see how it works out though. Your rig looks pretty awesome btw! After getting to AK I'll be diving into mine head first. Gonna need a good winter project!

Iconic_: The tank came with two mounting pieces. On the Jeep you would bolt piece one onto your existing studs and the tank attaches to that. There is a 1.5 inch steel tube that the tire mounting plate slides into. The plat and tube are adjustable as per your backspacing. We re fabricated the stud pattern to fit a 6 lug wheel and not the Jeepers 5 pattern. Hopefully the pictures help you out.

This is the mounting plate that was mounted to the tank and the newly fabricated tire mount.







Here is the back of the tank for attachment reference



Here is just the tank mounted



Here is the newly fabricated tire attachment plate with the adjustable backspacing tube




I will work on a write up soon. Got a lot of moving parts going on right now with the move to AK!
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Re: Titan Fuel Tanks Trail Trekker Fitted to an FJ

Can you post up pics of the syphon / pump doohickey ... I use a super syphon but can only get out 85% of the full. Be nice to have some pump assistance.

Maybe some model numbers so I can google it! Thanks

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Re: Titan Fuel Tanks Trail Trekker Fitted to an FJ

My favorite solution for adding range so far! Do you worry at all about the weight of 12 gallons of fuel caving in the rear door?

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Do you worry at all about the weight of 12 gallons of fuel caving in the rear door?
Not only the extra weight of the gas, but the extra weight of the oversized tire?

Those both have to add to the weight on the door.
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Re: Titan Fuel Tanks Trail Trekker Fitted to an FJ

Interesting tank
design, will be following this thread.

Ferby, don't mean to hijack thread: but really like your rotopax setup and wonder if you had to have it fabricated or bought "off the shelf"? If not fabricated would like to have your source, model; and prices, if you don't mind? If you prefer you could email jerry@ordnanceoutsellers.com

Thanks in advance for any info!
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Re: Titan Fuel Tanks Trail Trekker Fitted to an FJ

I do think that is going to wreck that rear door eventually...most all the weight is out even further just compounding the forces on it.

Looks like since it isnt painted yet you could move it in and down some to be closer to the door and less in your line of vision.

Otherwise it seems to work out well on there! Would be perfect on a swingout.
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I do think that is going to wreck that rear door eventually...most all the weight is out even further just compounding the forces on it.

Otherwise it seems to work out well on there! Would be perfect on a swingout.
I'm going to contact the manufacturer to see if I can mess with one on a exp-one swing out.

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