Spare wheel carrier

Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 15:22
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I am searching around for the best price on a spare wheel carrier for a 1998 75 series troopie. I currently have the spare on the roof and I do not think it is a good Idea, they are quite heavy. I do not want to use the standard door carrier either as I am sure it will eventually damage the hinges.
Does anyone know of a place to get a spare whell carrier / replacement bumper at a good price?
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 15:29

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 15:29
Peter,
Depends what you call a "good price"........

I bought an Opposite Lock dual wheel carrier rear bar about 2 years ago. All up it was about $1,700- (It was a certain amount for the bar itself and then the 2 swing arms were on top of that).

I priced the same set-up from Kaymar at the time and it was $2,700- for their bar and 2 swing arms.

I'm happy with the quality, fit etc.
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Reply By: Troopie - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 15:38

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 15:38
G'day There
Gave to agree with Roachie. I have a twin pivot Kaymar rear bar (vehicle came with it). When I bought it the rear bar had only one of the swing away arms. I recently bought the other one - it cost almost $600!!!! Kaymar do may a good product - and I'm very happy with it - but you sure pay through the nose!

Cheers
Dave
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Reply By: Member - Frank - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 17:39

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 17:39
Go to your 4x4 whreking yards I can get one for a surf for 450

Ps I was to mean I fixed mine and strenthened it

hope this example helps
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:14

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:14
Spare tires on proper door mounts have lasted years on most 4wds ...

Hinges are only $100, so mount it back on the door and save a 1000's on buying a rear bar/mount system like Kaymar, and enjoy the extra accessories you buy with those 1000's!!!
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Reply By: ross - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:23

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 22:23
My Landcruiser has used the door carrier for 16 years with 31 or 33 tyres. No noticeable sag,I just have to grease the latch every 6 months or so.
$2700 would buy 13.5 sets of door hinges
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