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Old 12-02-2012, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anybody tried moving the urea tank?

My biggest gripe with the DEF system is the location of the urea tank. I do rough off-roading and that tank looks like it has a big bulls-eye painted on it. Has anybody successfully relocated the tank? Could it be done?



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Old 12-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont see why not. wires & hoses to extend then a new filler spout. i think it would be easer to make a heavy duty skid plate to cover it

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Fuel tank is the SAME height as the def tank.

Don't recall anyone yet reporting puncture of either from off-roading(of course that doesn't mean it hasn't happened)
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Don't worry about it until you rip it off, (which you won't).

BTW, post up some of your "rough off-roading" videos, I would love to see them.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If your going to take it off to relocate it just put it on the shelf and delete your truck! No worries then as long as nothing breaks haha
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i think you will break a cv shaft, tie rod or ball joint before the tank. i wouldnt worry about it.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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When I bought my LML, the dealer had already installed a metal skid plate to protect the DEF tank. This skid plate gives it full protection.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Moved to exterior, good luck with the project.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Haven't seen a single report on any forum of the tank being damaged. Doesn't seem to be an issue.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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i took mine out in under 30 mins, very simple and urea tank can be just as quickly re-installed.

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