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Rear tyre carriers

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by 300bhp/ton, Apr 22, 2019.

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  1. 300bhp/ton

    300bhp/ton Well-Known Member

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    I’m thinking about getting a tyre carrier for my 88 Series III. I don’t want the spare on the bonnet and it takes up too much room inside.

    And hanging one on the door is just a way to knacker the door.

    What options are there?

    Do any of the swing away ones still allow a passenger to open the rear safari door from inside the vehicle? Or does someone have to jump out of the front and run around and open the carrier first?
     
  2. Al2O3

    Al2O3 Well-Known Member

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    I used to have the type of wheel carrier that was fixed to the back door via a plate. You could ope the door from the inside. I still found, when closing the door, that the weight of the wheel sent a shock wave through the door which led to the door getting knackered. I have a standard wheel carrier on the door now (new door) with a false plywood wheel with a cover on it. It's extremely light, but no good as a spare :D
    I think you can get carriers where you have to unclip them from the door, swing the wheel out of the way and then open the door. A lot more faffing on, but no damage to the door when you close it.
     
  3. minecab

    minecab Active Member

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    I fitted a swing away carrier to my 88 but removed it again because anyone in the rear could be trapped inside after an accident. would be ok on a pick up. if anyone wants it £50 pick up from near Dunstable only used for 1 week. Cannot see how it can be legal on a hardtop
     
  4. 300bhp/ton

    300bhp/ton Well-Known Member

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    I’m only down the road from Dunstable. Did you want to PM me some details?
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    I was looking at a wheel carrier since collecting the new wheels an tyres, looks like a full bore rear bumper and wheel carrier build for me.

    Will keep watching in case you throw us a good idea I can rob off ya ;)
     
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    Why have a false wheel?? Why not just do away with the carrier and have nothing on the door.Where do you keep your actual spare?
     
  8. Al2O3

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    After the rebuild I ran it for a couple of years without a spare wheel on the back, but a defender just doesn't look right without one IMO.
    I keep the real spare in the back garden. :)
     
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    TorsionBhudda Well-Known Member

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    Thats handy if you get a puncture 50 miles from home lol but your right they dont look right without a spare on back
     
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    Colthebrummie Well-Known Member

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    I stopped carrying a spare for my series years ago. On mine, it is supposed to go on the bonnet but it makes opening it very heavy and restricts forward vision a bit. The bloody things are too big to go inside and they would need securing otherwise they bang around. I did think of fitting a swing away but couldn't be arsed. Punctures are relatively rare and I have AA membership just in case. I used to carry a couple of those cans of tyre sealant but they are only good for slowish punctures.

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    My Old Landy Well-Known Member

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    I have a cat flap on my hard top so a swing away is the only option :) if 300bhp/ton didn't have it, I will as I don't carry a spare at present o_O
     
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    Well, the thought behind was that in 15 years I'd never had a puncture. So, I thought the chances of getting one are very slim. Plus the Landy is used as the Mrs daily drive to work and if she got a puncture she wouldn't be able to lift a five stone wheel around. I wouldn't want her jacking it up either :eek: In the rare event of her getting a puncture the plan is that she calls me and I pick the spare up on the way to where she is broken down. She only has a 14 mile journey to work, so no too far away. If we go further away, together, we have the option of taking the false wheel off and putting the actual spare on for that journey. Worth it to make the door last a bit longer. Next time I'm getting galv frames. Wish I had did that this time instead of getting them plastic coated. :(
     
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    My 90 has a swing away spare wheel carrier, which is attached to the back door via a piston, the door is opened as normal (from inside or outside) and the frame slides on the piston as the door swings. It was on the 90 when I got it so I don't know its make, but it works very well and 3 years since buying the 90 the back door isn't knackered.
     
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