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Old 07-19-2011, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Doubler question

Trying to decide what route to go for my truck. I see that Bray had to move his gas tank to put the doubler in. His truck is a short box but mine is a reg cab long box. As it sits right now I have about 8" between my t case and gas tank. Is that enough room for a doubler? Or will I still have to move my gas tank?

Truck is a 92 4.0 with 5 spd

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Old 07-19-2011, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Swap your front tank for one from a short bed, it's a couple gallons smaller, but around 16" shorter, lots of room.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks - will look into that.
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe using the dd machine kit only adds 6 5/8" to the overall length, so you might be able to get by with just a little skid trimming.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Moving the tank also makes the truck way more stable when going down steep down hills. Plus you no longer rub the drive shaft on the gas tank skid plate.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm happy that I moved my tank. The only downfall is I can't bob my bed now. I still need to build a skid, but you should skid your tank whether its in the stock location or not.
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the best thing i ever did in my ranger was move the tank. i hated it in the stock location.
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