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    Quote Originally Posted by Luis View Post
    hi Jab2

    google these guys,http://4wdsystems.com.au
    I know its a bit far but maybe they can help (in oz its called the Sierra)
    I see they make 75 lt
    Quote Originally Posted by jab2 View Post
    Thanks Luis.

    Jimny = Sierra. Interesting. No wonder I could not find the Jimny in the selector parts of Aus tyre websites.

    75L will do nicely. Even if transport will most probably rule a direct buy out, I will investigate. It at least show a bigger tank is possible if shaped properly.
    OK, I made contact with the company Luis referred too and they do have a 75liter tank for the Jimny Sierra. Unfortunately it is for the leaf spring model. They also say that interrests is currently to low (1/month) to design and build a tank ergonomically for the coil spring Jimnys.

    The Aus guys are also troubled by tank size as cab be seen from this thread on Auszookers.com. There are some commercial tries, but looking at the prices quoted, even without transport it would be cheaper to rent a LR as a fuel bowser if you want to do a long trip.

    So back to the Cremora discussion, whether to keep your fuel inside or on top.
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    Leaf Sprung = Sierra = Jimny = SJ / Samurai

    In Australia...
    Sierra = SJ
    Sierra = Samurai
    Sierra = Jimny

    In Japan...
    Jimny = SJ
    Jimny = Samurai
    Jimny = Jimny

    As far as I know there was a commercially available tank in Australia, but only for Jimny's with a body lift.
    I have seen a a long range tank on a Jimny locally. It was fitted where the back exhaust box fits, with a much smaller (and noisier) back box. I have no idea who made the tank though.
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    Hi all,

    Just a quick correction on what Saxj said:

    In Australia the Sierra model refers specifically to the SJ413/Samurai model only.

    The SJ410 of old that we know was sold as a Holden Drover or as a SJ410 in Australia.

    The Jimny we know is sold as a Jimny there too.

    Only in Japan has the Jimny name been used for all SJ/Samurai/current Jimny models.

    The long range tank refered to above is specifically for a leaf sprung SJ413/Samurai only and will not fit the current Jimny at all.
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    Correction of the correction.

    In Australia the latest generation that we know as the Jimny is known as a Jimny Sierra, so we're both half right
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    So in summary, if I understand all the corrections 'correctly', I sometimes drive a Jimny, sometimes a Jimny Sierra, but never ever one with a bigger fuel tank.
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    Correct!

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    Hoekom nie plaaslik soek vir 'n vervaardiger vir 'n longrange tenk nie. Kontak gerus vir SarelF, hy bou dit - en sit dit in.

    Lees gerus hier.........http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=99792
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    So can Oom Sarel make one for Jimny? I'm sure we can find a guinea pig.

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    Jip. Kontak hom gerus - hy kan dan kyk - wil juis kyk na Miems s'n - sy gaan mos ook Zambia toe.
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    Hi

    Ok i have a question and depending on the rules of the forum. We might get help with a long range tank.

    Over the weekend i saw a jimny that has been kitted out and lifted and has a extra tank installed.

    I took som photos but I don't want to invade any once privacy. The owner could not be found and i had no permission to take the photos.

    I can tell you this much. The exhaust silencer has been moved and reduced in size. The tank is installed where the silencer use to sit. It looks to be a 10 or 15 l tank directly connected to the main tank.

    In my opinion they could have increased the tank size a bit more.


    Anyway the rest of the fitment on the jimny was done by a company called "EFS"

    Hope it helps

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    10l is not much, rather take a jerry can or two then. I took two jerry cans to Bots and filled up at every town we could. Got lazy when we were in Nata and decided we will fill up in Gweta, only to find that they have not had petrol for three months. We emptied the two cans at Nxai pans and a petrol run was made to Maun to fill my two and Ben's tank and another can. So for me it would be a trade off between the cost and what I can get. I'm sure doing all that work will cost a pretty penny and all you gain is not even half a tank?

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    Miems, I agree.
    If it's only ten extra then it's not worth it for me.
    20+, then we're talking.

    Mudslinger; post the photos but blank out the numberplate. It's free advertising for them. Unless you work for them. Then Dirk is gonna get cleaning.

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    Agree. The amount of labour to make and fit a 10L, 15L 20L or 30L tank is just about the same, and labour will be the largest portion of the bill. Anything less than 20l will just not be financially viable, rather take a jerry can then.
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    Mudslinger - lets see the pics. Maybe we can modify what they did.
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    Any movement on this topic yet, the current tank size will never fly on a Zam trip ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimSuz View Post
    Any movement on this topic yet, the current tank size will never fly on a Zam trip ;-)
    AS far a I know is there just no spac for anything bigger. Take tow jerry cans and fill up at every opportunity you get, even if the tank is 3/4, fill it up.

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    @Miems, o yes I've learned my lesson up top and fuel you never ever skip a fuel point when over the border LOL
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    So has anyone designed a bigger fuel tank for a jimny yet...?

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    I think there are insurance implications - you may not be covered insurance wise if there is fire. Also not much space underneath the car without moving exhaust etc. We carry 4 jerries and USE THEM FIRST!
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    4 x 20l jerries? Or 4 x 10liter?

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