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dual gas tank ranger? is it rare?

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so i was at my neighbors house and he has a gen 1 ranger standerd cab long bed with dual tanks he said i can have it if i want it, but i was wondering if thats rare at all its not an stx or anything its just an xlt with a 2.9 so beyond the tanks its nothing special but i was just curious.
 


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Rare is a term used a lot by sales to grab someone's attention.

As far as the dual tanks, it was an option for only a couple of years IIRC. Certainly, not common. Rare, meh. I don't know the exact numbers produced but a 65-67 Ford Cobra with a 427 only produced like 350 total. That's RARE. Hence, the $1M price tags.
 

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Definitely not rare. I've had a bunch of them. Many 1st gen trucks had them, I don't think it was an option after 1988.

Dual tank extended cab trucks are kinda uncommon.
 

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i wish this 04 had dual tanks. that would be cool to have a little reserve tank like an f150
 

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I have an 86 extended cab with dual tanks. I believe it was available for a couple years. The rear tank takes the place of the underbox spare tire carrier.
 

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I have an 86 extended cab with dual tanks. I believe it was available for a couple years. The rear tank takes the place of the underbox spare tire carrier.
i considerd making my 91 extended cab dual tanks because i took the spare tire rack out and i have an extra tank out of a 1990
 

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My father in law had a 93 with dual tanks.
 

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The required EVAP systems killed dual tanks, drives the cost up ALOT

Dual tanks in general are rare on any vehicle after 1988 or so because of this
But its not "rare" as far as demand because not many people wanted or needed dual tanks
In fact people with the older dual tank vehicles will often disable one tank because of problems with the "plumbing", lol, and convert it to single tank operation

So you will often come across dual tank vehicle but only one tank is usable

Some states also have Fuel Capacity limits now on vehicles, i.e. gallons of fuel limits vs weight of vehicle
 
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I thought about cutting out the fuel door out of my ranger trailer & welding it in to my ‘94 bed for that “dual tank” look.
 

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Iirc all the beds still have the inside bump for a second fuel filler line.
 

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We sold a few dual tank Rangers back when people didn't have to get a loan to afford over 40 gallons of gas. To me it's a useless option, I have to pee before I use up my 17 gallons anyway. By the way, you guys have Supercabs, not extended cabs if they're Fords.
 

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I traded in my ‘88 ranger for a 3/4 ton that had a single 40 gallon tank, after 4 years and only pulling a travel trailer a couple of times I traded that 14 mpg truck in on the ‘93 ranger supercab I had. Now Ive got a ‘94 2.3 2wd longbed with a swapped in 20 gallon tank, gets 21 at best, cant imagine daily driving a V8 now with a big tank, the 20 gallon 4cyl is bad enough to feed. strangly enough the hhr with essentially the same size engine (but dual overhead cams) gets 5 mpg better than the ranger, has a 14 gallon tank and I can go for 2 weeks easily before refueling.
 

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I traded in my ‘88 ranger for a 3/4 ton that had a single 40 gallon tank, after 4 years and only pulling a travel trailer a couple of times I traded that 14 mpg truck in on the ‘93 ranger supercab I had. Now Ive got a ‘94 2.3 2wd longbed with a swapped in 20 gallon tank, gets 21 at best, cant imagine daily driving a V8 now with a big tank, the 20 gallon 4cyl is bad enough to feed. strangly enough the hhr with essentially the same size engine (but dual overhead cams) gets 5 mpg better than the ranger, has a 14 gallon tank and I can go for 2 weeks easily before refueling.
The hhr is probably more aerodynamic, even marginally. If it’s front wheel drive that’s the big thing, even with an auto they are so much more efficient then rwd.

Have a ‘00 mustang with a 3.8 manual, low 20s highway.
Had a ‘01 MonteCarlo with a 3.8 auto fwd, 30 mpg highway.
 

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I always loved the dual tanks on my ‘92 F150, only had to fill up about once a week instead of every 3/4 days with the ranger. Got about the maw mpg, just carried way more gas.
 

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yep the “beater with a heater” is a front-wheel drive, heavy one at that. 3000#. The ranger is about the same weight with no cap /tool box/grille guard. Ranger is a manual, hhr is a auto od.
If I had a mustang Id never manage 20+ mpg, Id have my foot in it too much, driving it like I rented it. lol
 

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