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    Default GV dual battery and long range tank.

    Has anybody on the forum managed to find a long range tank for the GV or fitted a Dual Battery system locally?

    The engine bay seems quite cramped, so I think an extra battery in there is perhaps not feasible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NS406 View Post
    Has anybody on the forum managed to find a long range tank for the GV or fitted a Dual Battery system locally?

    The engine bay seems quite cramped, so I think an extra battery in there is perhaps not feasible?
    I would also like a long range tank on the GV. Even 30lt more would be welcome... But I looked the other day and couldn't find a spot to place such a tank
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    Yeah, more tankage would be cool. 66l doesn't go along way at ~10km/l.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pietsous View Post
    Yeah, more tankage would be cool. 66l doesn't go along way at ~7km/l.
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    I'm wondering if a custom rear bumper "fuel tank" could be an option. I know some guys fit water tanks in the bumpers?
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    Hey Jellybean, I think there would be issues with that - if you got rear-ended, chances of explosions, etc.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samaya View Post
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    NS, you might consider one of these 50l plastic fuel tanks from pioneer plastics ... currently available from Makro for R799, and made to fit behind the rear seats, or in the boot ..... has a pressure release valve and a ball valve controlled release outlet

    http://www.pioneerplastics.co.za/50-lit-fuel-tank

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    A long range tank option would definitely be welcome on the GV... Range on the standard tank is about 150kms short of making it ideal for long distance trips. A dual battery system would be a tough fit though with the cramped bonnet...

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    You shouldn't put fuel or a battery in the cabin as that is quite dangerous. The fumes from the battery when charging can be bad for your health and the problems you might face, like fire, when you are in an accident, if you have a fuel tank inside the cabin and it ruptures

    I have looked at the under side of the GV many times and the only possible place would be to replace that HUGE silencer in the rear of the GV with something a bit smaller and then you would have AMPLE space for a extra tank. I am not sure how silent your GV would be on the road then while traveling long distance though. So your might get fatigued quicker from that. (All speculation)
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    Not to blow things out of proportion but like stated above, a battery and fuel tank in the same cabin could end up being explosive!

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    This GV's backside looks good but can you see why I am posting this photo?



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    Hmmmm looks like the rear muffler has been replaced by an LPG gas bottle. .... or fuel tank :-)

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    It looks like these guys made the accessories: http://www.piranhaoffroad.com.au/pro...i-grand-vitara

    Not entirely sure what's going on with the rear muffler, because they have a jerry can rack on the rear. See page 2 of the attached pdf.
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    Nice to see another GV with some decent tyres on!
    I definitely wouldn't want the fuel tank there, looks like a big fire risk to me.

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    Looks like they re-routed a free flow exhaust out the LHS.... our right....

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveysmith View Post
    Looks like they re-routed a free flow exhaust out the LHS.... our right....

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    My Exhaust outlet is also located there. With that massive muffler/silencer...

    That rear bumper, is quite pricey: AU$4000
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    So has anyone come up with a solutions for a dual battery setup in the GV? I know people say it's a badI idea to keep the second battery in the cabin but does the same go for the sealed lead crystal deep cycle batteries as well..?

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    Speak to Monty he did a duel battery system for my Jimny - well priced and I know he does custom stuff. I cant see that this will be a problem.

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