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Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by D90mitch, Oct 19, 2013.

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  1. D90mitch

    D90mitch Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps a daft question but I've always wondered why some people remove / relocate the spare wheel from the back of their Landy? If you've got massive tyres that would stop the door from opening properly, I can see that but then again that's what they make spare wheel carriers for (at least some). Please can someone clarify? :confused:
     
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    Pain in the arse if you tow a lot
     
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    Weight can cause door frame to bend as well - but mine is still on the door;)
     
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    Removed mine from the outside as their easy to pinch
     
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    I smashed my rear window due to the weight of it when I was nose down at a pay and play day plus when off roading it sounded like it was going to rip the door off, also on steep declines it use to hit on the ground
     
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    weight starts to damage the hinges and door, then when you park on something non level you can't shut the frickin door
     
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    Fit a swingaway........ simples :cool::cool:
     
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    GINGE Greenlane liker, bobble hat hater Events Planner

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    mine is a 33" tyre on a swingaway and it still takes a massive effort to close the rear door!

    Also when i picked up my sankey i couldnt hitch up properly with the door closed. Thats going to get dull so mine will be coming off and going inside.
     
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    also perhaps some people dont like it in the rear window, or dont want to buy a swingaway?

    who cares, each to their own
     
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    I always prefer the spare to be kept inside saves the tyre from being damaged, stolen, and saves the back door from being damaged either due to weight or impact :)
     
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    Stress fractures are common where ever the spare is located
     
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    Mines on a carrier, it's a rusty steel with a slick tyre :)
     
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    Ah right thanks for the insight. I think I might have suffered from the bending of the door frame as at the top there is a big gap but not one below the half way point of the door. managed to stop the draft with foam tape... Cant see any evidence of bending though? Any ideas? Would be nice to have a door that actually closes flush with the body (or atleast with a gap less than about half an inch or so!)
     
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    I have had success before with weging woodblocks in the door an gently bending wit hilift etc. Be careful and don't break the glass.
    I agree with all the previous posters, I have seen many doors broken, or even torn off, by carrying the wheel on door, and as stated, it makes it almost impossible to reverse onto a traile on your own.
     
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    I rember it made it hard to hitch up.

    Mines shoved in the back on the roll cage out of the way
     
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    Thing is the door looks straight as a post
     
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    That's because its a defender, panel fit was never their forte...
     
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    I know but this is a fair gap, other fenders dont have them as big as this! When I have time in the next couple of weeks i will take the spare wheel off the back and see if it closes any better without the weight.
     
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