heavy foot users have wheeled 3 days up here on 12 gal cells on ls1/LQ4 motors and carry a 5 gal jug at camp and you are good, crawling around and trail riding doesn't eat the fuel. racing between or to trails on dirt roads is what eats the fuel. However if the snow challenge is what fuels you having a large cell may also be for you. so maybe I should shut up
I dont have baffles or foam so I always keep 1/4-1/2 a tank of fuel before I got back out from camp in order to keep fuel in it and not allow air into the fuel pump. I dont know the amount of driving it is between trails to camp for you so maybe it is justified.
you mentioned weight is a concern to you? the extra weight in the fuel may be a factor plus the tube work and skid plate you make to protect it by slinging it low like a ultra4 buggy.
next is backing into things, you wanna be able to back into a rock and have your tires hit it before your chassis as a trail rig. so the smallest amount of rear over hang as possible is desired. having the extra storage works great at the hammers where they have no trees and need to carry everything out on the trail plus they need that rear bumper for a nerfing protection bar as a racer.
Edited by homeboy, 16 March 2013 - 03:33 PM.