Designed to achieve the largest fuel capacity in the available space without compromising ground clearance, off-road performance or ease of installation.
The 4WD Systems range of tanks has been developed over many years of designing, manufacturing and refining. Our unique and often odd shaped designs optimise the under-vehicle space, ensuring maximum useable capacity to gain driving range and the best value ($ per litre capacity). The use of a long range replacement or auxiliary tank will dramatically improve the driving range of a vehicle from 50 to 200% depending on the tank and model of vehicle.
This increased range and preferred weight distribution provides the necessary safety margin when travelling in remote areas as well as the convenience and safety of not carrying jerry cans and the consequent instability of heavy, high loads.
The increased fuel capacity and distance between fuel stops allows fuel to be purchased at better rates (saving as much as 80¢ per litre in some outback areas).
With increased fuel capacity you have more time to relax and explore, even with increased fuel consumption caused by variations in track conditions. This means you don’t have to cut short your excursions or base an entire trip and timetable around fuel stops and availability.
This may seem unimportant until you find that you are unable to see all the interesting sites, or venture along a creek bed or rough track simply because of fuel constraints – getting too close to empty.
Computer aided manufacturing means that all tanks are built to extremely close tolerances, ensuring maximum reliability and quality of manufacture. Every tank has been custom designed and built specifically for each model of vehicle so that fitting clearances, ground clearance, approach and departure angles are uncompromised.
The steel used in a Systems tank is three times thicker than the original and is capable of withstanding the most severe off-road abuse with internal structural baffles.
Systems tanks use a positive fuel delivery method, either by the vehicles original pump or a by an auxiliary pump supplied with the tank. This type of direct delivery is superior and far more reliable than passive syphon or gravity feed systems which are prone to failure and unreliability as a result of small undetectable leaks that inevitably occur over time around seals, joins, hose connections and fuel caps.
All tanks are filled through the vehicles original filler. Most auxiliary installations can be supplied standard with a fuel sender unit that connects to the vehicles original fuel gauge. Fuel delivery and independent tank gauging is controlled by a dash mounted switch.
The tanks are built to a quality assurance program which, apart from the advanced computer aided manufacturing process, involves pressure testing, tank cleaning, and the tracking and recording of every individual tank and its detailed manufacturing history.
All tanks are supplied with detailed comprehensive installation instructions and complete DIY kits comprising everything necessary to fit.