AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Bajaboy62
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3547

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 144
Total: 144
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Event Calendar
02: Baja Forums
03: Baja Forums
04: AMAZON.com
05: Event Calendar
06: AMAZON.com
07: Pictures
08: AMAZON.com
09: Baja Forums
10: AMAZON.com
11: Event Calendar
12: Baja Forums
13: AMAZON.com
14: Baja Forums
15: AMAZON.com
16: Baja Forums
17: AMAZON.com
18: Baja Forums
19: Baja Forums
20: Baja Forums
21: Baja Forums
22: AMAZON.com
23: Baja Forums
24: AMAZON.com
25: Pictures
26: AMAZON.com
27: AMAZON.com
28: AMAZON.com
29: AMAZON.com
30: AMAZON.com
31: AMAZON.com
32: AMAZON.com
33: AMAZON.com
34: Baja Forums
35: AMAZON.com
36: Baja Forums
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: AMAZON.com
40: AMAZON.com
41: AMAZON.com
42: Baja Forums
43: AMAZON.com
44: AMAZON.com
45: Baja Forums
46: AMAZON.com
47: AMAZON.com
48: Baja Forums
49: AMAZON.com
50: AMAZON.com
51: Baja Forums
52: Baja Forums
53: Event Calendar
54: AMAZON.com
55: AMAZON.com
56: AMAZON.com
57: Baja Forums
58: AMAZON.com
59: AMAZON.com
60: Baja Forums
61: AMAZON.com
62: AMAZON.com
63: Baja Forums
64: AMAZON.com
65: AMAZON.com
66: AMAZON.com
67: AMAZON.com
68: AMAZON.com
69: AMAZON.com
70: Event Calendar
71: Baja Forums
72: AMAZON.com
73: AMAZON.com
74: AMAZON.com
75: AMAZON.com
76: Event Calendar
77: Baja Forums
78: Baja Forums
79: Baja Forums
80: Baja Forums
81: Baja Forums
82: AMAZON.com
83: AMAZON.com
84: AMAZON.com
85: Baja Forums
86: AMAZON.com
87: AMAZON.com
88: AMAZON.com
89: AMAZON.com
90: AMAZON.com
91: AMAZON.com
92: AMAZON.com
93: AMAZON.com
94: Baja Forums
95: Baja Forums
96: AMAZON.com
97: AMAZON.com
98: Baja Forums
99: Baja Forums
100: Event Calendar
101: AMAZON.com
102: AMAZON.com
103: Event Calendar
104: AMAZON.com
105: Baja Forums
106: AMAZON.com
107: AMAZON.com
108: Baja Forums
109: Event Calendar
110: AMAZON.com
111: AMAZON.com
112: Baja Forums
113: AMAZON.com
114: AMAZON.com
115: AMAZON.com
116: AMAZON.com
117: AMAZON.com
118: AMAZON.com
119: Baja Forums
120: Event Calendar
121: AMAZON.com
122: Baja Forums
123: AMAZON.com
124: AMAZON.com
125: AMAZON.com
126: AMAZON.com
127: Baja Forums
128: AMAZON.com
129: Event Calendar
130: Event Calendar
131: Baja Forums
132: Event Calendar
133: Event Calendar
134: Baja Forums
135: AMAZON.com
136: AMAZON.com
137: Baja Forums
138: AMAZON.com
139: Baja Forums
140: AMAZON.com
141: Baja Forums
142: Baja Forums
143: AMAZON.com
144: Event Calendar

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- VW Volkswagen Bug, Baja, Bus, Sandrail and Thing -:- VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion -:- Fuel tanks: poly or alum?
Amazon Store

Fuel tanks: poly or alum?
Bug, Baja, Thing and Buggies. Most every thing that will not fit any any other area. See list of other Forums for better topic placement...Volkswagen General Discussion
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
tigerextra
Sergeant
Sergeant

tigerextra

Offline

Joined: Dec 10, 2006
Posts: 270
Location: flagstaff az
Karma: -1

Post Post subject: Fuel tanks: poly or alum?
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 04:55 AM
Reply with quote

so i need some opinions, why do the more expensive aluminum tank not poly tank? pros,cons? and also if most driving is to be done on rocky (flagstaff) terrain, tank in front or rear? THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!! glad to be a member of azbaja!

Back to top
View user's profile
Mykul
Master SGT.
Master SGT.

Mykul

Offline

Joined: Mar 18, 2006
Posts: 2161
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
Karma: +10

Post Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks: poly or alum?
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 06:22 AM
Reply with quote

I plan on useing two aluminum ones. One in front and one in back, with a universal fuel selecter switch.

I think that plastic would crack too easily.

Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Crash
Corporal
Corporal

Crash

Offline

Joined: Apr 23, 2006
Posts: 168
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Karma: +5

Post Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks: poly or alum?
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 07:20 AM
Reply with quote

I won't use plastic any more. I couldn't keep it from rotating in the mounts and if left sitting with fuel in the tank it would sag down around the mounting rings.

-Mark


_________________
Mark Johnson
Blind Chicken Racing
www.blindchickenracing.com
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
AzBaja
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

AzBaja

Offline

Joined: Mar 06, 2006
Posts: 4507
Location: Mesa, AZ
Officers (Dues)
Recruit
Karma: +16

Post Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks: poly or alum?
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 09:20 AM
Reply with quote

If you drive in the snow, put them up front...You always want to be able to turn your car.


_________________
There has been a hostile takeover by an extreme militant group with an unknown agenda, I have lost complete control of AzBaja.com..... ︻┳デ═一

AzBaja.com founding officer and CEO



www.scoutmagazine.com
www.IMRRO.com
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
BugZyla.com
1st SGT.
1st SGT.

BugZyla.com

Offline

Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 4377
Location: Mexicopa County, Barackistan
Karma: +35

Post Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks: poly or alum?
Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 03:17 PM
Reply with quote

Ditto on the aluminum tank. I had a poly fuel cell in my drag car, and after about 7 years it did develop a crack. Not to mention the static electicity problem. If you do use a poly tnak and it has a metal ring around the filler neck, make sure you run a ground wire to it.


_________________
Bugzyla Fabrication
480-444-2501
www.bugzyla.com


132 (O\!/O) VWs and counting since 1/2005

Hillary for PRISON 2016
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Wiggins
Staff SGT.
Staff SGT.

Wiggins

Offline

Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 510
Location: Tucson
Karma: +10

Post Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks: poly or alum?
Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 02:48 AM
Reply with quote

We sell them both, our customers are happiest with the aluminum.


_________________
Don Wiggins - Yes I have nice legs.
www.chirco.com/veronicafund.htm
General Manager
www.chirco.com
www.chircoestore.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website
tigerextra
Sergeant
Sergeant

tigerextra

Offline

Joined: Dec 10, 2006
Posts: 270
Location: flagstaff az
Karma: -1

Post Post subject: Re: Fuel tanks: poly or alum?
Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 09:25 AM
Reply with quote

thanks for the help guys Smile

Back to top
View user's profile
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Normal
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion rack & pinion w/stock fuel tank 0 ghettodish 1479 rack & pinion w/stock ...
 Wed Nov 09, 2011 07:44 AM 
ghettodish View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion 1966 VW Beetle Fuel Sending Unit Removal
Replacement Possible or Not
3 jemizasi 3022 1966 VW Beetle Fuel Se...
 Fri Apr 29, 2011 05:51 AM 
AzBaja View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Poly Seats 0 chickenpants 1405 Poly Seats
 Thu Dec 09, 2010 04:09 PM 
chickenpants View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Local source for poly seats 4 chickenpants 1845 Re: Local source for p...
 Wed Sep 29, 2010 02:15 PM 
perrib View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Fuel pump failure 2 chickenpants 1535 Re: Fuel pump failure
 Mon Nov 02, 2009 07:57 PM 
chickenpants View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy