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Transfer Flow vs. LRA (long range automotive) fuel tank

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by l3LUEFALCON, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Mar 7, 2019 at 12:38 AM
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    Mr. Cade

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  2. Mar 7, 2019 at 8:59 AM
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    2 questions I have:
    1) How do either tank setups (LRA and Transfer Flow) hold up in northern climates where road salt is used? With plastic tanks you don't have to worry about rust obviously. I know line-x and using certain types of metals can help mitigate rust, but IME rust still sets in eventually.
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    2) Is there any sort of maintenance (change out interval) for the fuel pump and filter associated with using these tanks?
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    Sounds like questions you should ask the manufacturer. I don't know about the Northern climate issue with salt and rust. But the fuel pump has an integrated filter on the 3rd gens. I never had to do anything but take the old fuel pump and slap it into the new tank... I don't see why you would need to do anything different maintenance-wise. You are just changing the reservoir for the fuel... I guess just make sure it is clean...
     
  4. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    I didn't know if LRA (or its US distributor) was lurking on here; if so, hopefully they provide some feedback.

    I've read in some install write-up's (specifically one on Expedition Journal's website) that because the tank is metal as opposed to plastic, the OEM fuel filter needs to be replaced at a certain interval as per LRA's recommendations.

    The construction quality and capacity are huge attractions in my view, but if there is the added potential for rust and increased maintenance with LRA tanks that may be a deal-breaker for some.
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    Good to have the australian option. They build a great front bumper for the Tundra (ARB). Best I can tell, the Transferflow 46 gallon frame mount gas tank is DISCONTINUED. Might find one old stock somewhere??? My Transferflow has served me well. No problems in 10 years.
     
  6. May 11, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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  7. May 19, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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    Saw online to that there is a $200 off coupon code for the TF 46 gallon tank thru the 27th of may.
    Code - TFTUNDRA
     
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  8. Jun 6, 2019 at 10:44 AM
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    Has anyone put a cruise brothers long range tank on a 38 gallon crewmax? Transferflow tank wont fit on the 38 gallon truck
     
  9. Jun 17, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    You already have what I think is the best tank for true off road use from what I’ve read
    Just buy a skid plate and if you really need 600 miles of range load 2 Jerry cans for those rare occasions especially if your wheeling thru the dunes

    Below is my personal take...

    26 gallon plastic tank sucks (I have one currently and it’s going away one way or another) I checked it for when it would actually run out at about 310 miles
    Or 286 miles on my odometer with 35s Prior to doing the calculations

    38 gallon OEM plastic tank with an RCI or TRD plate is best for off-road
    And CA carb ok

    Even if you don’t off-road
    46 LRA or Transfer Flow is freakin heavy and hangs down too low
    I don’t care how strong it is that set up is asking for trouble if your off road especially with a long wheel base Tundra

    That being said if someone really wants to upgrade and they just got have 46 gallons LMK I will buy your 38 gallon in two seconds
     
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  10. Jun 17, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    Thank you for your opinion. I have been going back and forth on the decision for 9 months.
     

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