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i heard something about some ranges having 2 gas tanks, like the big trucks. my 93 in the box has a pushed up area in the corner for the filler neck to fit thru, but at the back it has an identical pushed up area. maybe some had a tank instead of a spare, or ford thought about it and decided not too?
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Old 04-21-2010
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my 4.0 gets about 300 miles per tank on the highway depending how heavy my right foot is lol
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i heard something about some ranges having 2 gas tanks, like the big trucks. my 93 in the box has a pushed up area in the corner for the filler neck to fit thru, but at the back it has an identical pushed up area. maybe some had a tank instead of a spare, or ford thought about it and decided not too?
Ive always noticed that but i have never really paid much attention to what it was there for but that is really interesting now that you bring it up.
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i think 2 tanks would be kinda nice, fill up once every 2 weeks or so, but thats a lot of weight for a ranger.
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Old 04-27-2010
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my 96 4.0 gets about 330 miles to the tank (19.5) with mixed driving
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i have been thinking about swapping from the 20 gallon to the 16 gallon tank because it is not as long... this would allow me to push my rear axle forward 6-8 inches!
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i have been thinking about swapping from the 20 gallon to the 16 gallon tank because it is not as long... this would allow me to push my rear axle forward 6-8 inches!
i believe the extra length in the ext cab tanks is more towards the front. I think the back half of it is the same between the two tanks. It is shaped to fit in a certain spot, so if you got the smaller one, you couldn't push it forward.
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thats what i was thinking but if its been done before and was relatively painless (even tho i seriously doubt it would be) i think it would be a pretty good idea... why ford ever went to the smaller tanks boggles my mind i mean 250 miles out of a pick up is ****
i can get 315 easy i think i only have a 14 gal. tank cuz everytime i fill up even when im completely empty its about 15 the most but i can get 315 miles easy when i dont drive......................Like a Teenager lol which i do
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I just got 233.7 miles on 17 gallons of gas. 2.3L 5 speed and a bit of teenager driving
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Time for a slip-tank . . .
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i heard something about some ranges having 2 gas tanks, like the big trucks. my 93 in the box has a pushed up area in the corner for the filler neck to fit thru, but at the back it has an identical pushed up area. maybe some had a tank instead of a spare, or ford thought about it and decided not too?
the gen 1 trucks ('82-'88) had a twin-tank option, it may have started around '86. it relocated the spare tire to the box. when the exterior body was redesigned, they used the same stamping for the inside of the pickup box, yes, from the inside the bare box appears to have twin-fuel fill locations. my truck in a gen 3 ('93-'97) i dont know if there all still that way to this day. milage wise, my 4.0 s/c 4x4 will get at very best 19.5 highway, average of 17 , and not more than 15 during the winter. i have 3.73 gears and stock 235-15 tires. i beleive my tank is a 20 gallon. most ive ever put in it was 15 gallons. i usually fill up at around 200 on the tripmeter.
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the gen 1 trucks ('82-'88) had a twin-tank option, it may have started around '86. it relocated the spare tire to the box. when the exterior body was redesigned, they used the same stamping for the inside of the pickup box, yes, from the inside the bare box appears to have twin-fuel fill locations. my truck in a gen 3 ('93-'97) i dont know if there all still that way to this day.
That answers my question, thanks alot for that little bit of info. I think 2 tanks would be neat.
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