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    Anyone installed a fuel cell in their Tundra? Whose fuel pump did you use and what fuel pressure must it be regulated at? I'm looking at getting a 35-gallon Fuel Safe cell and need to also know if there's a sending unit that will adapt to the factory fuel level gauge. thanks in advance.

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    I'm having one installed and I'm going with an electric fuel pump and they were able to match up a sending unit so my gauge will still be accurate. When I get the particulars I'll post them.

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    Im not exactly sure of the purposes of a fuel cell, but if I was gonna get another tank, or a different tank, Id get one about 100 gallons. That way I only have to fill up once every 3 months! Oh and Id just blown up in an accident too i suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by file014
    Im not exactly sure of the purposes of a fuel cell, but if I was gonna get another tank, or a different tank, Id get one about 100 gallons. That way I only have to fill up once every 3 months! Oh and Id just blown up in an accident too i suppose.
    Fuel cells have several purposes - on specialty rock crawling rigs they run 8 to 10 gallon cells to cut down on weight, some off-road rigs want the weight on the passenger side to help off-set the driver's fat arce for better weight distribution, long range off-road rigs want a little larger tank so they don't have to carry so many 6-gallon gas cans and also don't want to worry about punching a hole in the tank (this refers to a bed mounted fuel cell) and some just want extended range while traveling cross-country. 35 to 40 gallons is normally as large as you want to go. With a 4-link rear I had to replace my tank and I requested a custom built tank (several baffles) in the area of 40 gallons +/- with the sending unit situated in the rear/middle of the tank so when I'm mainly climbing and running with minimum fuel, I might run dry on a steep downward incline but I won't run out of fuel while attempting a steep climb.

    700+ pounds of fuel is a bunch so you'll have to beef that Tundra up a little to carry it around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    Fuel cells have several purposes - on specialty rock crawling rigs they run 8 to 10 gallon cells to cut down on weight, some off-road rigs want the weight on the passenger side to help off-set the driver's fat arce for better weight distribution, long range off-road rigs want a little larger tank so they don't have to carry so many 6-gallon gas cans and also don't want to worry about punching a hole in the tank (this refers to a bed mounted fuel cell) and some just want extended range while traveling cross-country. 35 to 40 gallons is normally as large as you want to go. With a 4-link rear I had to replace my tank and I requested a custom built tank (several baffles) in the area of 40 gallons +/- with the sending unit situated in the rear/middle of the tank so when I'm mainly climbing and running with minimum fuel, I might run dry on a steep downward incline but I won't run out of fuel while attempting a steep climb.

    700+ pounds of fuel is a bunch so you'll have to beef that Tundra up a little to carry it around.
    Joe- have you got any pics of your 4-link setup? Do you know whose fuel pump and regulator you have for the fuel cell? i need to know what fuel pressure to run and what sending unit. thanks!

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    I don't have any pictures yet as the 4-link will be installed early next week. I pick my vehicle up a week from today. I'll have all the info and some pictures, which I'll post no later than the 15th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    I don't have any pictures yet as the 4-link will be installed early next week. I pick my vehicle up a week from today. I'll have all the info and some pictures, which I'll post no later than the 15th.
    whose building and installing the 4-link and what did you do for front suspension?

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