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Tank options

So guys,

ETI fuel cell or Aliminium beater tank?

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I can tell you this, every FuelCel I have installed or ridden with has been exceptionally high quality. Not one single problem with fit or finish (prepped for paint) or function ever. I've never been able to afford one myself, but I would buy one if I could...
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Jeez...if you have that kinda of money to blow, send me a PM...Have lots of goodies to unload to RC51 brothern....;-)
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Eti. Endurance tank or DHC.

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Both ETI and Beater are designed to fit OEM air box. Even though ETI'S web site says,"has been reported that it works with these aftermarket airbox's: HRC and Turn-One", I wouldn't trust a tight seal with Thorston or Turn-One open air boxes with these two tanks. That is why I had Matt at DHC build me a Mori-type close air-box for my Beater tank.
I chose an aluminum tank over a composite tank because of all the problems with my full Kevlar lined cabon fiber tank I had on my RC-51 for years. Fuel finally started breaking down the integrity of the tank, allowing it to flex.
Also, on hot summer days at Buttonwillow, my composite tank would get way hot to the touch. no matter how much venting.
Also with aluminum, I believe it crashes better than any composite and is easier to repair.
ETI says they can repair their damaged tanks, and the weight of their tanks is impressive.
ETI tank is $1,260.00 (external vent + $48.00)
Beater Tank can be bought from Webike.com Japan for about $2,000.00 but is not on the web site for RC-51 so it's custom made to order. Mine took about 4 months, maybe a little less, and shipping and import fees were $200.00 to the US.


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Awesome info sir!
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Both ETI and Beater are designed to fit OEM air box. Even though ETI'S web site says,"has been reported that it works with these aftermarket airbox's: HRC and Turn-One", I wouldn't trust a tight seal with Thorston or Turn-One open air boxes with these two tanks. That is why I had Matt at DHC build me a Mori-type close air-box for my Beater tank.
I chose an aluminum tank over a composite tank because of all the problems with my full Kevlar lined cabon fiber tank I had on my RC-51 for years. Fuel finally started breaking down the integrity of the tank, allowing it to flex.
Also, on hot summer days at Buttonwillow, my composite tank would get way hot to the touch. no matter how much venting.
Also with aluminum, I believe it crashes better than any composite and is easier to repair.
ETI says they can repair their damaged tanks, and the weight of their tanks is impressive.
ETI tank is $1,260.00 (external vent + $48.00)
Beater Tank can be bought from Webike.com Japan for about $2,000.00 but is not on the web site for RC-51 so it's custom made to order. Mine took about 4 months, maybe a little less, and shipping and import fees were $200.00 to the US.


Eric your battery tray should be out next week.
Where are the airbox pics eh?

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Eric your battery tray should be out next week.
Where are the airbox pics eh?
On it Sir
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The Aluminium tank is great but I'm not ready to get off of $2K. Any aware of a steel tank with more capacity?

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