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Which one would you go for?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Samoan Thor, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Sep 6, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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    Samoan Thor

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    Ok which is better for functionality, practicality, convenience, weight and other factors that make it better over the other? 46gal transfer flow replacement gas tank or carry however many gas cans it takes to fill up our tundras? One saves space in the bed or rack, the other possibly saves you weight? So let's hear it, which one and why?

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  2. Sep 6, 2017 at 10:40 PM
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    csuviper

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    The transfer flow would be awesome but the price of them plus install is much to high for me. If I needed I would just get the extra gas cans to carry.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2017 at 10:45 PM
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    I would do Transfer flow.. heavy but very strong. Can't run it if you live in commifornia.
    Rotopax are cool. They do expand so you will need to relieve pressure often depending on climate/elevation. They are very expensive as well. Just keep a look out for the deals on em.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2017 at 10:49 PM
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    I got some rotopax on a deal because they had appearance defects. Just call them directly and ask if they have some they are selling for less. Something can go wrong here and there in the manufacturing process. Fully functional just the appearance of little bubbles if you look close.
     
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  5. Sep 6, 2017 at 11:12 PM
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    If you plan to get installed by a shop it will definitely cost. A diy would probably straight forward with extra plumbing.. getting it off the ground and mounted would probably be the toughest part.

    If you can get blemished rotopax that's great! As they do get pricey.. mounts/locks start adding up. On the good side they stack well.

    Standard Jerry cans isn't an option?
     
  6. Sep 6, 2017 at 11:50 PM
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    I carried jerrycans for years. Never again. Gas fumes, splashes on the truck, dirt and dust on the filling tube, plus taking up bed space.
    The 46 gal tank is one of my best mods.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2017 at 5:05 AM
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    I have been looking at getting the 46 gal tank as well. Don't think that I would go with the gas cans, but that's me.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2017 at 5:09 AM
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    I wonder if transferflow sells blemished tanks?????

    I've got rotopax as well bought the blemished ones
     
  9. Sep 7, 2017 at 5:25 AM
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    In terms of functionality and convenience, these are not even in the same ball park. If you could swing it, get the larger replacement tank.
     
  10. Sep 7, 2017 at 5:32 AM
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    The larger tank would be quite nifty but pricey. Rotopax are definitely an improvement over the old Jerry cans. Tough choice.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2017 at 6:26 AM
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    I would do Transferflo to save space for bed to pack much as you need to not only space but u'll have plenty of gas to pass up all stations to get wher u need to go gona cost to fill as well as install unless you got skills to install yourself or have a buddy help...transflo imo
     
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    Saving my pennies for the transferflow.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2017 at 8:41 PM
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    Thanks y'all, I'm thinking transfer flow would be better. Drive farther, fill up less and save space, I have no problem saving money for it.
     
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    I just went through this internal argument with myself. Literally the ONLY thing that made me stay away from the transfer flow is that it hangs down 1" below the frame rail. This isn't a big deal if you are a pavement pounder, but its a big deal for me since that affects your break-over angle. I actually take my truck offroad and with that tank hanging down just a little more than stock, there is no way to add a skid to it without loosing even more ground clearance. Hitting that tank in the middle of no where and getting a leak would be detrimental to any trip, not including the large initial cost of the tank. I purchased a steel skid for my 38gal tank and 2 4-gal rotopax for 1/4 the price of that tank and have the same capacity. I also have the ability to fill up others around me or use the fuel for other things than only in my tank for the truck.

    just my $.02 on the subject.
     
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  15. Sep 7, 2017 at 9:27 PM
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    My transfer flow is flush with the frame, not below, except for the rear where the frame curves upwards at the axle.
    Also the transfer tank seems about as thick as most steel skid plates. I'm not interested in grinding over rocks with it, but it doesn't seem very vulnerable in general.
    The biggest risk, to me is that rear corner of the tank that continues straight rearward as the frame curves up. It's pretty vulnerable in reverse to a hard hit.
     
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  16. Sep 8, 2017 at 8:49 PM
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    I think the lowest point you'll have to worry about is the differential, I don't think the transfer flow hangs past that otherwise it would be a terrible design. There's an option to have it line-x'd at a cost which I think it's worth it. My whole front bumper is line-x'd and I have faith in that product, hell look it up on YouTube, shotgun tests on line-x'd car door to myth busters tests, it's legit. I offroad a lot too ever since I got kings front and rear, hard not too if you have that kind of suspension.
     
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  17. Sep 8, 2017 at 9:19 PM
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    Yep, I got the tank line-exed before install!
     
  18. Sep 9, 2017 at 10:41 PM
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    Any handling issues with the bigger tank full of fuel? Looking at at transferflow tank myself as I drive a LOT (750 miles/wk) and I hate spending so much time at the pump. Also be nice to have extra capacity for trips, hunting, etc.
     
  19. Sep 10, 2017 at 5:13 AM
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    No handling issues
     

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