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Chook
02-02-2012, 03:19 AM
Just wanted to let you know that Longranger have developed a Long Range Fuel Tank for the H3 if you are interested.

It is an Auxilliary Tank carrying an extra 70 Litres [18.5 Gal] (1" Body Lift Kits can get a bigger tank up to a whopping 220 Litres [58 Gal] all up with 3 tanks)

Here are some pics of the Aux 70l tank:

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ReconH3
02-02-2012, 07:15 AM
Great info thanks. Unfortunately I can't use it with all the mods I have in the rear.


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Paladine71
02-02-2012, 07:31 AM
Been looking for something like that, thank you.

Do you have a link to the news article or where it's being offered?

alrock
02-02-2012, 10:46 AM
Nice to see a product like that being offered. Also not sure if I could implement it.

cgalpha08
02-02-2012, 12:22 PM
Very interesting, do you know if it has its own seperate pump and fuel lines? or if it is just connected to the main gas tank via tube of some sorts?

Chook
02-02-2012, 03:22 PM
The tank design and production is complete they are just waiting for one more local hummer H3 to come to them for fitment (Newcastle, Australia)

I posted it in Australia section of the forum as I am not sure if it will be sold outside Australia (they distribute them through ARB so you could check with ARB over there)

From what I understand the Aux Tank has its own pump, sender & gauge. The idea is to use this to top off the main tank when necessary by turning on the transfer pump. The 2 tanks are connected at the filler so as the main tank fills it will also go into the Aux Tank (also if you transfer too much into the main tank it will flow back to the aux tank).

Here is a link to their website

http://www.thelongranger.com.au/
(http://www.thelongranger.com.au/)
Cheers,
Chook

cgalpha08
02-02-2012, 04:11 PM
Im interested in something like this, im just wondering what the costs would be to ship it stateside. And what it would normally cost.

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Chook
02-02-2012, 04:25 PM
Im interested in something like this, im just wondering what the costs would be to ship it stateside. And what it would normally cost.

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Check with your local ARB stockist, you guys have the ARB bullbars and other big heavy items etc. so they must get a good deal with shipping as this tank is large so shipping would be expensive.

Sennin
02-02-2012, 04:26 PM
Whoo hoo, exactly what I'm looking for :thumbs:

3Hummers
02-02-2012, 05:28 PM
Cool. I have an added 45 gallon tank on the 94 H1. Gives me a 88 gallon capacity and a range of 900-1100 miles depending on where and how I am driving.

skippy
02-02-2012, 05:45 PM
that is a good fit i will be looking into that

cgalpha08
02-02-2012, 06:21 PM
Check with your local ARB stockist, you guys have the ARB bullbars and other big heavy items etc. so they must get a good deal with shipping as this tank is large so shipping would be expensive.

I will do that, thanks.

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Chook
02-06-2012, 02:59 PM
Someone on X mentioned it wasn't showing up on the ARB website........... Here is the screenshot from the ARB International website it clearly shows Long Range Fuel Tank for the H3, the link doesn't show any more detail but both Longranger & ARB here have confirmed the tank can be ordered.

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Paladine71
02-14-2012, 01:05 AM
So, I've contacted ARB USA and then Long Ranger in Australia and here are the results. ARB USA didn't even know about the fuel tank being worked by Long Ranger. The Long Ranger said that an auxiliary fuel tank for the H3 is not available. I asked them if they have one in production and haven't received an answer back yet. More to follow if and when they respond.

Paladine71
02-14-2012, 07:57 PM
Update... I received a follow-up email today from the Long Ranger in Australia and they confirmed development. Here is what the email read.

We have developed an auxiliary fuel tank for the H3 Hummer but at this stage we are only installing them in house as we have not completed any kit contents list or fitting instructions. There is also an exhaust modification required in order to fit the tank.
Chook is right. Guess I'll have to be patient... :sigh:

ReconH3
02-14-2012, 08:23 PM
Thanks for following through James. I'm also interested.


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trailerpup
01-03-2013, 10:31 PM
necro bump. so, nothing ever became of this?

cgalpha08
01-03-2013, 11:03 PM
If we can get them to just ship the tank itself, im sure a shop stateside could easily set up the pumps and lines and install em.

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Paladine71
01-03-2013, 11:13 PM
I did get a response. They did have a prototype but were not ready to produce and ship. I'll check with them again to see if they made progress.

Hunner
01-03-2013, 11:20 PM
I have to guess that is for the I-5? If so I need to look harder at the Alpha and what exhaust mods would need to be made different.

Paladine71
01-04-2013, 12:51 AM
I sent an email to my point of contact, Paul Evans, to inquire about the tanks. He is on vacation until the 21st of January, so I don't know when he'll respond. I also asked whether these are for the V8s or I5s. Here are the pics that he sent me last year.

http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g452/Paladine71/HummerH3023_zpsae79b617.jpg

http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g452/Paladine71/HummerH3026_zps022d4019.jpg

http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g452/Paladine71/HummerH3028_zpsbc8af433.jpg

http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g452/Paladine71/HummerH3Exh004_zpscaf38986.jpg

http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g452/Paladine71/HummerH3Exh001_zps55aea3e6.jpg

cgalpha08
01-04-2013, 12:53 AM
It looks good but my only concern is that it hangs too low and will scrape.

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Paladine71
01-04-2013, 08:40 AM
I'd still make the trade. It'd be great for expeditions.

Chook
03-15-2013, 03:50 PM
I sent an email to my point of contact, Paul Evans, to inquire about the tanks. He is on vacation until the 21st of January, so I don't know when he'll respond. I also asked whether these are for the V8s or I5s. Here are the pics that he sent me last year.

Guys this is the second auxiliary tank......... If you look at the images on the first post in this thread the 70 litre (18.5 Gal) tank sits on the RHS in line with the OEM fuel tank forward of the rear axle. The guys @ long ranger made the one in Paladines post as an extra only because when the guy who got the first one made had exhaust modified he deleted the rear muffler and took it back to them to make this 2nd extra tank. In fact the original guy that has his H3 fitted with these tanks had a 1" body lift kit so they increased the size of the tank another 10 litres (2.6 Gal). All up this H3 would carry more than 220 litres of gas (58 Gal) with the main tank + the 2 Aux tanks.

Yes this was designed for the I5 Wagon (this was the only H3 to come to AUS) but the exhaust still needs to be modified. This is why they needed to test fit some vehicles as they were going to ship the tank with the items needed to modify the stock exhaust. It would work with the Alpha but you would need to get a custom exhaust made between the resonator and the rear axle. If you look at the CAD drawing in the first post you will see the tank wraps around the exhaust resonator in its stock position. personally I would just delete the resonator (or move it back) and replace with a straight pipe.

Paladine71
03-15-2013, 04:32 PM
Chook, have you tried to contact them? They aren't answering me. I'm still interested in this.

Schwarttzy
03-15-2013, 05:22 PM
This is cool, but I'm not sure if it is how I would have done it.

Paladine71
03-15-2013, 07:41 PM
This is cool, but I'm not sure if it is how I would have done it.

Do tell...

Chook
03-15-2013, 09:38 PM
This is cool, but I'm not sure if it is how I would have done it.

There have been plenty of imitators but these guys are the best. A google search will make it very clear these Longranger guys are the best in the business. Been going since the 70's with plenty of proof from those that have taken these well off the beaten track. They are the only manufacturer of tanks that ARB distributes.

I contacted them last year, they said same deal....... these will remain in "Prototype" until they get a couple more H3 in to the factory for fitment testing.

Schwarttzy
03-16-2013, 10:47 AM
I just don't like the idea of gas above the exhaust. Also, carrying more gas is nice, but I wouldn't sacrificing the ability to make it back home. But that is just my opinion.

RamRod
03-17-2013, 12:03 PM
Prob wont fit the T :(

Mb30sdl
03-23-2013, 03:41 PM
As far as I know with OBD2 , u can't plumb auxiliary tank into existing system. U will set off error codes. Even my f350 with long range 62 gal main and 40 gal aux. tanks couldn't be hooked together into 1 fill neck. Computer will set off code if gauge level dosnt move in 150mi.

When I asked about H2 they said they will not do it because it will set off EVAP codes.

Mb30sdl
03-23-2013, 03:42 PM
But u can always do "independent" auxiliary tank.

Chook
03-23-2013, 04:01 PM
But u can always do "independent" auxiliary tank.

I can confirm the LongRanger for the H3 are independent Aux tanks with a transfer pump to the main tank. (but they have a common filler to ensure all tanks fill evenly)

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Mb30sdl
03-26-2013, 11:35 PM
I think your emission restrictions are different that ours.

chaos254
08-28-2013, 12:43 PM
This would be pretty cool. I wonder what kind of price they will be at if they ever go into production. I always wished my h3 could go 500-600 miles without having to fill up

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cgalpha08
08-28-2013, 01:32 PM
I'm still interested?

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Chook
08-28-2013, 04:49 PM
Longranger has the design done. They have already fitted it to one H3 out of their factory (but his was a little different & he added another tank on the back). They just need a couple of H3's to go to their factory near Newcastle for fitting so they can test the Std tank fitting & finalise the fitment kit required to ship with the tank. I am interested & I think Skippy is interested also but the factory is about 560 Miles (900Km) one-way from us and they need the vehicle for up to a week if possible (in case they have to change anything & it needs an exhaust mod) Ideally they would want H3's that have not been modified (I have already modified my exhaust and I guess Skippy's is modified also).

Chook
08-28-2013, 04:55 PM
I wonder what kind of price they will be at if they ever go into production. They are distributed through ARB. Contact ARB in the USA and ask them average price for a Longranger Auxilliary Fuel Tank (they make them for lot of other vehicles Toyota, Jeep, etc.) and that would give you an indication of the price for the H3 one should we get it in production.

chaos254
08-28-2013, 06:04 PM
Looks like the JK version is about 1600.

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Cyouincourt007
01-26-2015, 01:58 AM
Hmmmm

Renagade132
01-27-2015, 06:01 AM
I wish they had this for an H2!

Panzer07
01-29-2015, 01:36 AM
Late on this but it seem that in the not so far future that's where the batteries to power my tesla engine would be going as well I'd be replacing the stock gas tank for more batteries and what not...Just Need to put some more miles on my truck and let tesla motor come with some more beefier and powerful les energy consuming motors...perhaps off-roading electric motors lol. And no I'm. It a greedy I just like the whole electric motor technology.


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