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Transferflow - Larger fuel tank

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by mquimby, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Feb 15, 2017 at 6:20 PM
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    mquimby

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    I don't mind poor MPG, but need longer range for vacations and business trips. My 14 Tundra has a 26 gallon tank and I'd love an upgrade. From what I gather from the forum, Transferflow 46 gallon replacement tank is the way to go. For those familiar, I have a few questions:

    Are these easy for basic mechanics to install or is it a specialized process (I'm not mechanically inclined)? Also, about how much can I expect for labor?

    I read it comes with everything you need. Is this true or do I need to plan on add'l purchases?

    How important is it to get the spray-on bed liner coating?

    For those with them, does the low fuel light come on with 5-6 gallons in reserve as mine does now?

    Is the additional weight of this tank a problem?

    Aesthetically, does it change the truck? I can't find many pics but read it sits about an inch lower than anything else.

    Anyone know of a reason one should not consider this upgrade?

    Are there better options available. Would like at least 36 gallon capacity.


    I'm new to the forum, and appreciate the help you guys provide!
     
  2. Feb 15, 2017 at 6:24 PM
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  3. Feb 15, 2017 at 6:27 PM
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  4. Feb 15, 2017 at 6:33 PM
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    Appreciate the link guys. Seems all positive on that link. Guess I'd plan on paying 3-4 hours of labor for a trained mechanic. Just got the wheels and tires. Slowly adding LED lighting inside and out. Bakflip and maybe this fuel tank coming soon!
     
  5. Feb 15, 2017 at 6:39 PM
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    Just remember, when your fuel reads 0 miles, you still have about 4 gallons. If you use quite a bit more, wait a bit before refueling. The fuel pump may be hot and the cold fuel can screw up your fuel pump.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    Not sure where you're at, but if you go on the Transferflow website, at the top they have a search installer and you can probably find someone experienced around you to do it if you're not going to.

    FWIW....I recently bought a 14' CM.....like the truck, absolutely can't stand the little tank. Did my wheels and tires already, and figured Bilsteins and a new sound system next - but I think this will be next as the range is already beyond annoying.

    Keep us posted of your install.
     
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    Fly'n, I'm in Tulsa. Nearest installer on the Transferflow site is 90 miles down the road in OKC. I bet someone in Tulsa can do the install. I'd like to see pics of one on a Tundra and I'll keep lurking and waiting for someone to mention why the upgrade is a bad idea. Funny none of us complain about MPG, just that the tank is too small!
     
  8. Feb 16, 2017 at 7:12 AM
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    I checked with my local Toyota dealers and they would not do the install. The installer listed on the Transferflow site quoted me a relative high price. I had a local shop do the install and they charged $330. I would find a good automotive repair shop and get a quote. You can have the tank shipped direct to them. I love the larger tank. Normally I only fill it to about a half tank, unless I know I will need the extra range.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2017 at 1:53 PM
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    ATHiker, do you happen to have any pics that would help me see how it looks?
     
  10. Feb 16, 2017 at 7:08 PM
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    Sorry, not a great photo. You can see the Transferflow and the OEM tank.IMG_0443.jpg
     
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  11. Feb 16, 2017 at 7:11 PM
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    :eek:
     
  12. Feb 16, 2017 at 7:56 PM
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    2"CB shackles, bushings and 1 shim, lockerdown console vault, rear folding seat back mod, snugtop shell with opening side windows, 48g fuel tank, SDHQ sliders and hidden winch, Decked Drawers, Icon leaf spring packs and got rid of the interior chrome
    There's two significant downsides, 1) only applies if you off road seriously, the bottom of the tank is flat and the corners square. Although the tank is thick steel and tough the rear corners could hit hard on rocks in reverse and do damage.
    The other problem is weight. Between the tank plus the addition of 20 gallons you've putting a couple hundred lbs on the drivers side of the truck and will probably increase the infamous "tundra lean" . I'm glad I did it. Added Icon leafs and CB shims to keep her keel straight
     
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    I agree with comments about the extra weight (the 20 extra gallons equals about 120 lbs).

    One other potential downside. The "miles to empty" readout on your dash will not be correct as there is no way to update the fuel tank size. This is not an issue with me as I never use that feature. I rely on the gas gauge. I tow a camper and the larger tank makes a huge difference with the added range and I can actually pick and choose when to refuel.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2017 at 7:45 AM
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    The weight of the gasoline is only part of it, the steel steel tank is about 100lb heavier than the little plastic POS.
    I don't ever pay attention to the "miles to empty" anyhow. Never meant much in the real world.
     
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    Nothing major
    I wonder how many gallons you could actually get out of it. Seems like alot of expense for just 8 gallons more than my 38.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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    It's for us poor 26 gallon folks.
     
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