Bar work, happy customer

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 10:41
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Just had a rear bar made and fitted for the ute. It cas a spare wheel carrier and 2 Gerry holders. Very happy with the result solid as a rock great 2 pack finish. they fitted 2 battery holders last year under the tray, also a great job. Had it made painted and fitted at Toms Sheetmetal in Wangara 9302 1484. Would recommend to anyone.

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Reply By: member - mazcan - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 13:47

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 13:47
hi noldi
hope your aware of the triton problem with the bending downward of the chassis between the well body and the dual-cab as several tritons have done this 2003 onwards through hanging extra weight on the rear bar where its way beyond the rear axle this has proved to be the cause especially as the overhang is far to great if your towing something as well
i'm sure someone will pop a picture on here shortly to show you what i'm eluding too good luck !!
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 13:58

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 13:58
Tks Mazcan, unfortunately I was not aware of this, mine is a single cab with tray not sure if that makes a difference good or bad. I suspect the bar , tyre and fuel would come to around 80 - 90kg. I don't tow anything.
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 14:36

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 14:36
hi noldi
the main problem is with dual-cabs haven't seen a photo of a single tray back bent
but with the d/cabs the extra weight and over hang becomes a wipping action and is multiplied several times by the length of the overhang behind the rear axle pivot point and towbar if towingwith heavy towball weight as well
it's not only tritons several other brands have all done the same thing hi-lux/ navara's /fords/mazda etc
just be aware of where you place the heavy items in the tray over or forward of the rear axle will help avoid the bend
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Follow Up By: Member - Noldi (WA) - Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 15:11

Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 15:11
Tks Mazcan,
Good info though. A lot of what I have read over the last hour indicates no overloading, drive to the conditions and don't pump the air bags to high. Sounds like good advice anyway

I will rarely use the Gerries, planning to fill them up at Warburton for the Connie Sue and will use them first. The back 1400mm of the tray is used for the bed so little weight. Fridges, draws, batteries, food and most water in between the wheels. Fingers crossed
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