troopy wheel carrier

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 19:54
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I have been offered, at a fair price a dual wheel carrier for my troopy. This is a full replacement bumper with both wheels being on the right rear side of the car.
My concern is if the weight of 2 wheels will be too much for this type of setup. Has anyone had or used this type of wheel carrier and what is/were your opinions?

Thanks Terry
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Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 20:36

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 20:36
I think that's the opposite lock one - tested on the Tanami they reckon.
100kgs or so hanging off the fitting would prob fatigue eventually IMHO.
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Reply By: Pterosaur - Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 20:45

Thursday, Jan 19, 2006 at 20:45
G'day Terry.

as a fellow troopy owner, I worried about the weight on one side, particularly in rough country, or on corro's - went for the $$$$$$$ Kaymar job after exploring the alternatives - try the TroopyOz forum - likely there's someone there with direct experience.

cheers
Terry

PS why drive a Jackaroo when you have a troopy ?
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Follow Up By: Terryfied - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:37

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 00:37
The Jackaroo is now the wife's 4wd,still a very capable vehicle I might add.I bought the Troopy for it's size and because I don't mind drilling holes into it etc etc etc.

Terry
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:27

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 08:27
Aahh, good to see some-one finally found a good use for a toyota.....
drill it fulla holes! Hahaha

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Follow Up By: Terryfied - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:10

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 09:10
It had to come from a Nissan owner.

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Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 18:56
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 06:57

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 06:57
Terry,

I think I know the wheel carrier that you are talking about. They are only for skinny rims and they must weight a tonne.
The combo sit on the drivers side which means more weight on the one side of the vehicle. Wheel carriers for the Troopy are very hard to come by and if the one that you are looking at is a good price, grab it and give it a go. If it works for you great, if not sell it again.
I need to carry two tyre most of the time and could not justify the price that the major manufacturers want so I made my own. Cost $350 in parts that I couldn't make myself and a few weekends of cutting, drilling and welding, and at the end of the day I have a dual wheel carrier that has done a few out back trips already and is still going strong.
I can post some photos if required.

Wayne
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