at this point since your dealers are dicks...
i would get a ninja suit and a creeper, and park yourself under a new truck late one night when it's only trash pandas cruising the streets, and get yourself your own harness from the dealers lot.
save everyone the hassle.
because it's basing it off of a number of criteria. one being the theoretical "full" of the tank.
but no worries, my F150 topped out indicating 999km, when you could realistically go 1100km to a tank. so yeah, i'm sure you'll be alot closer to 340 than whats indicated
i guess it would depend on the test with the associated airbag.
maybe the passenger bag is big enough to protect the passenger compared to the drivers.
i dunno, just hypothesizing as to a reason. I'm sure theres many to discuss.
my guess is they removed it to install the hitch because it may have been in the way...but then jethro the shop apprentice tossed it in the trash thinking it was garbage and they arent professional enough to admit they fucked up.
if you have endless pockets of money.
not everyone needs or wants a lifted truck.
the obstacles are there regardless....at any level your trucks at
all it takes is one hit unexpectedly
if you dont need or want a skid plate or something to add protection , thats fine...but some people do.
not sure of the trail systems in Australia....but this is common here.
one rock, one log, no matter your lifted height wont be fun if you puncture your tank.
My truck has seatbelts and airbags for the one time I may need them.
I would expect an aftermarket tank to have them (skid plate)...
"Also if you arent purposely trying to climb over a tall sharp jagged rock you should be fine. "
a skid plate is there precisely for those oopsies when you do.
to not provide one on a 4X4 truck would simply be negligent.
with my F150, if you topped the tank off as much as possible, it showed 999km.....and you would drive for a couple hundred KM's before it would start to tick down.
ive never been worried how far I could go, only how much further I can go....so as long as its accurate on the bottom end thats my...
theres probably a considerable amount of regulatory worry and liability involved which may be why ARB isnt interested in expanding their market.
I'm sure plunking a fuel tank into a frame and meeting crash requirements and explosion hazards will be an issue with whomever you are in discussions with.
its not the best picture, undercarriage photos seem rare online for the truck.
but this is what you're up against. everyone will want to maintain their ground clearance and skid plates.
ARB have a tank for the overseas model, it adds 60 litres I think, and it just looks like it makes use of...