285/75/16 MTR's fitting onwheel carrier on GU...

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 09:56
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Howdy all,

Well, it's all happening very fast. My 'guy' has obtained some new, sexy 285/75/16 Goodyear MTR's on some new Monsoon ROH Alloy wheels (5 of) for the new beast. The suspension is a 3 inch extra heavy duty Dobinson kit and the new kinsley steps arrive today!

My question is, does an MTR of the above size fit on the spare wheel carrier on the barn door of a DX GU Patrol. I had a look the other day and I'd think not??? Any wonderful ideas on spacing the carrier out and if it's strong enough to do so?

If you are chasing suspension of the above breed or tyres, I did get them extremely cheap and will get you the same deal if interested!

Cheers

Chris.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 10:37

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 10:37
Hi Chris,

I have a 285/75 Cooper ST's on my GU. When I initially put it on, you cannot fully tighten the rim to the holder as the tread edge touches on both sides of the door. But you can open the little door still!.

So I fabricated a 25mm RHS spacer and also incorporated a HF antenae holder and a rear worklight post. I had to obtain some longer bolts for the holder and it works very well. Its been on for over 20,000kms now and all seems fine, no door sag etc... Member message me if you want some pics.

Good luck fitting out the new toy, I reckon thats half the fun!

Cheers

Captain
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Follow Up By: madcow - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 11:03

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 11:03
i would be interested in those pics as well if you wouldn't mind.

dave.charlton@ap.effem.com

cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:40

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:40
No Problems, will try and send them tonight.

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Follow Up By: madcow - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:52

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:52
Cheers thanks mate! Just for the record I put eyebolts where the third row seats were bolted in to give me more tie down points.
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Follow Up By: rolande- Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 10:23

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 10:23
Captain,

Would be interested in the photo's also if that is O.K. with you

uhuforrest AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

thanks

rolande
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Reply By: Leroy - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 11:59

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 11:59
Chris,

You have a couple of options. Get the wheel spacer off a TI or buy a Kaymar spacer which also holds their light.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:01

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 12:01
Leroy,

Ok, next question, where to get the Kaymar Wheel Carrier spacer? Nissan would probably want $65,000,000,000.00 for a TI spacer.

Waiting on some photos from Captain from his engineered jobby, but appreciate where I could get such an item?

Cheers mate,

Chris.
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Follow Up By: DARREN - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 13:22

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 13:22
Chris, About $80 at ARB, that where I got mine (on Leroy's advice)
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 20:17

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 20:17
$80 is about right.

Leroy
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Reply By: Member - ramp - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 17:24

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 17:24
hi chris, just put the wheel on backwards and use a cover so you cant see the inside. cheers rob
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Reply By: rolande- Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 10:24

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 10:24
Chris,
If you want the kaymar spacer and work light holder, the price goes up to around $240. Could get a good one fabricated as per Captain for less than this.
rolande
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 10:11

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 10:11
Thanks Rolande!
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