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Old 08-09-2015, 11:10 AM   #1
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F250 Fuel Tank - Add or Replace for more Capacity?

Our new AS not due until late Nov; just purchased our TV, a 2016 F250 6.7 4x4 Crew Cab 6'6" bed. Love the truck, hate the thimble sized 26 gal fuel tank. Adding capacity is a no brainer, how to do it is not. We are bicyclists and will have a camper shell with two bikes, generators, etc. and do not want an extra tank in the bed unless there are no other options.
Need input/ideas, specifically:

1. Replace - appears the Titan 50 gal replacement seems to be a good option. Are there other viable options for large size replacements NOT located in the bed?

2. Add - is there a good option to add a large tank and keep the factory 26 gal as well? Any that do not require removing the spare and are not located in the bed?

Thanks in advance for the advice!
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:45 AM   #2
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F250 Fuel Tank - Add or Replace for more Capacity?

We have a 99, if I were to spend the money for larger tanks, I'd opt for one of the 50 something gallon replacements for the original 28 gallon, mount the spare on the front bumper and put the spare tank in as well (40 gallons maybe) - so about 90 gallons or more total.

A Google search will reveal many options and price of entry.

But then I look at cost, the work involved, disposal of the old tank, and the fact that I can drive 400+ miles as is before needing to fuel up and think "why bother?"
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Old 08-09-2015, 11:55 AM   #3
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I believe that there is a replacement tank for the 26 that you can get from the dealer (and independent truck places) that mounts under the truck where the OEM tank does (it replaces the OEM tank.) Not sure if it brings you up to 39 or 50 gallons. In any event, it's not cheap and will make you question the "hassle" of the 26 gallon tank.
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TITAN or TRANSFER FLOW.
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Old 08-10-2015, 11:54 AM   #5
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I replaced my 26 gal tank with a 45 gal tank from transferflow.com very happy check them out.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:54 PM   #6
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F-250 Fuel tank

We have a Chevy 3500 HD Duramax 8' bed. Installed a Titan Fuel Tank
63 gallon in place of the 38 gallon factory tank, under truck. Its great.
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Old 08-10-2015, 04:04 PM   #7
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When my 06 Chevy diesel was new it had a 26 Gal tank. Went to Transfer Flow in Chico California while on vacation to the North West area, and had them in stall a 45 gallon replacement tank. It fit directly in the same spot as the factor tank. No changes to the trucks computer, just had to remember that when gauge read full, it was 7 gallon over and when empty it was had 7 gallon left before empty. It has worked flawlessly since 2006. Now instead of worrying about where the next diesel station was, we can enjoy the journey.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:17 PM   #8
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Transfer Flow.com. $990.00 complete replacement 50 gallons. Fits in the same space without removing spare. Many install places thru out U.S. Does not void any warranty. You will have to have Ford reprogram computer to understand larger tank. No big deal.

May I suggest that you also ponder adjustable rear springs and obtain a Superchips programmer to reprogram the 6.7 for "economy" shift points and fuel injection. It will save the existing programming so if you need to revert to stock for warranty issues you are golden. Just select and reload. Simple commands.

It will set you back about 2K or less for the entire package of the three modifications, but you will enjoy long road trips at 16 to 18 mph without everybody comming toward you giving you the one finger salute for your low beams in their eyes thinking your high beams are on.

Been their, done that, got the T shirt.

2015 F250 King Ranch full trailer tow package with gen-set, extra spares, butain, Aux batteries and mamas wine cellar in back of the 6' 8" bed.

I believe one contributor to these forums said it best, "horsepower and comfort" rules!

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Titan also makes a tank that mounts where the spare tire goes.
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:22 AM   #10
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Comparing the Transferflow 50 gal replacement tank with the Titan 50 gal repl tank; the Transferflow is $910 and the Titan is $1419.
That is a BIG difference. Don't mind if there is a lot of quality difference; any input on that from users?
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:52 AM   #11
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What is the weight difference adding a 50 gallon tank compared to the OEM tank? Maybe the Titan it lighter?

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Replaced the original tank with a Titan 52 gal tank, ordered the tank online and the dealer installed it for 300.00. We don't worry about finding a diesel station anymore. This was one of the best upgrades to this truck
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Transfer Flow.com. $990.00 complete replacement 50 gallons. Fits in the same space without removing spare. Many install places thru out U.S. Does not void any warranty. You will have to have Ford reprogram computer to understand larger tank. No big deal.

May I suggest that you also ponder adjustable rear springs and obtain a Superchips programmer to reprogram the 6.7 for "economy" shift points and fuel injection. It will save the existing programming so if you need to revert to stock for warranty issues you are golden. Just select and reload. Simple commands.

It will set you back about 2K or less for the entire package of the three modifications, but you will enjoy long road trips at 16 to 18 mph without everybody comming toward you giving you the one finger salute for your low beams in their eyes thinking your high beams are on.

Been their, done that, got the T shirt.

2015 F250 King Ranch full trailer tow package with gen-set, extra spares, butain, Aux batteries and mamas wine cellar in back of the 6' 8" bed.

I believe one contributor to these forums said it best, "horsepower and comfort" rules!

Happy trails.
It will take a long time to get anywhere at "16 to 18 mph"
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:42 PM   #14
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The Titan, or any replacement tank, is not without drawback. I've read many rants online where folks got these tanks and had water in fuel system leading to costly repairs, HPFP if I recall, and Ford would not repair under warranty. I've heard some suggest it could be an improper installation making this condition arrise, but something for you to investigate at any rate. If your Ford dealer is willing to install the tank, that might relieve any concerns. I know one Ford dealer I asked said they no longer will, but referred me to a garage. Which validated my concerns.


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