spare wheel carrieres

Submitted: Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 14:19
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I just did a gas conversion on my 100 series and now i need a heavy duty spare wheel carrier, the best quote can get in WA is $900 from K&N in canning vale, is there anyway of getting one cheeper and if so would the quality be as good?
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Reply By: BenSpoon - Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 14:26

Friday, Jun 24, 2005 at 14:26
4WD Systems
check their 2nd page- less than $600.
I had one of these on my last 80, and the previous owners backed it into a wall on 2 occasions. It still had very little play in it after they did this. No rattles, squeaks etc.
Perhaps worth looking into an opposite lock twin carrier- mine was $1800 odd (I installed it) and it improves clearance a little over the standard bar. the OL one is cheaper than kaymar because it doesnt include tow hitch.
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Reply By: V8 Landcruiser man - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 10:08

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 10:08
Hi there philzer.
I also have a 100 series and about to do the same as you and convert my v8 landcruiser to gas injection.
What i was woundering was how does it go now on gas and was it gas injected or asperated through the air intake?
I to was in the market for a wheel carrier and the cheapest that i could get was $1180 fitted (kaymar) im in newcastle N.S.W so it sounds a bit cheaper over in W.A.

Cheers Ken
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 15:52

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 15:52
Do u still have the option of putting skuba tanks under the side steps and leaving the spare where it is???
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Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:49

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:49
sorry. Meant to post my reply (below) here.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:57

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:57
yeah, you can still do it that way but it only gives you 70L usable, and it restricts you a bit more than the other way for ground clearance. Doing it the other way (replace sub-tank and spare wheel) does leave you with the spare wheel to deal with but I think better in the long run. regarding ground clearance with the 90 L tank, it doesn't hang down quite as much as the spare wheel did.
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Reply By: Lc100 V8 - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 12:16

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 12:16

I'm also considering the injection system for my landcruiser V8. When I spoke to Parnell in Melbourne they had never done this type of injection conversion with the landcruiser but were willing to do it for $3500 + GST. Have you been quoted a price? If so is it around the figure I was quoted.


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Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:48

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:48
yep. Think it's "4wd systems"? They do a double page ad in Aust. 4wd monthly. They're in SA, and quoted me $550=$30 delivery to NSW. Get a smash repairer to fit it if you don't wanna do it yourself.

Had the lpg put on mine by a bloke at Long Jetty. $2200. I'm carrying the spare straped down in the luggage area for now, at least. Where I was getting 500 ks out of the 90 L tank I'm now getting 450 on lpg. But at 38.9c at Shell Kariong, laughing. With my Coles discount tanked up for $32 which got me to, and around Sydney and back on Thursday and to Pokolbin and back to the Central Coast on Friday.
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Follow Up By: V8 Landcruiser man - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 20:35

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 20:35
Hi there Anthony.

I to did at lot of ringing around to find out a bit more on the gas injection system for the v8 as ive been told that the v8 doesnt take well to the normal gas conversion (through the throtlebody) as it tends to back fire and take out all oxy sensors and air box pluss the air sensors in the thotlebody (BIG TIME Exprensive Repair).It also puts the valves through the piston when back fires.Only 2 gas installers would install the gas kit to the v8 cruiser here in Newcastle and about 5 said no way would theye touch it.
Then after alot of looking and research on the internet i found two companys that do the gas injection in Australia.
I first spoke to one (STI Industries) and they needed 2million doolars to get it off the ground (exspensive conversion).
Then i got onto John at Purnell gas in Melbourn and he said that the never done one before and thast he would call me back on more info if he would do it or not.
Aweek later he called and said that he would do it and that hew hade to organise the RTA in sydney for the ADR inspection and that he would do a deal on price if i let him use my cruiser as the first one in Australia.
He phoned last week and said that he will do it in sydney on the 18th of july.
I will keep you posted on how it goes and if its worth it in the end and how much its going to cost.
So please stay in contact i i will keep you up to date.
Cheers Ken

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Reply By: Member - Karl - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 13:38

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 13:38
I have heard that the K&N Brand is very good - top quality. I also believe that the Opposite Lock model is well price. I have the Opposite Lock standard spare wheel carrier and I have had no problems.
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Reply By: Ozman - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:18

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:18
ARB have just released new rear wheel carriers. They are the full thing accross the back. Single or twin.

I am very interested to hear how your performance is now that you are on gas.

Is it dual fuel or straight gas??

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Reply By: philzer - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 13:53

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 13:53
thanks to all who replied I ended up buying one second hand out the Quokka $350 from a guy who fits out fleet vehicles, when the fleet have finished with them he takes the accesories off and re-fits them to the new vehicles, however apparently the older 100 series are slightly differend in the back to the new ones so they have all these wheel carriers lying around. Even though its second hand it looks pretty good!
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