Rear Bars

Submitted: Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 14:31
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I have to buy a rear bar for my patrol because my rear door is starting to drop because of the extra weight of the 35 spare tire.

I realy dont like rear bars, but what can i do?

i am eather looking at the ARB or Kaymar, what do people find is a better bar?

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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 15:37

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 15:37
Hello Brent,
I have a Kaymar on my Troopy, combined towbar and rear wheel carrier.
Works well for me. I kept an eye on the secondhand market and got it for under half new price.
There is a third alternative, Strongarm Of these I know nothing, others may be able to comment.

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Reply By: VK3CAT - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 17:08

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 17:08
Hi Brent. Recently I took the Kaymar rear wheel carrier - the one that goes over the existing bumper - off my 80 series & put on a Stronarm rear bar with twin wheel carriers. The Strongarm comes in cheaper than the ARB & Kaymar units. It doesn't incorporate a tow bar (had one of those anyway). It does come with easy to operate latches & LED lamps. What sold me, apart from the price were the highlift jacking points.
The only negatives were a few problems with the length of the wheel studs and the highlift jack mounting brackets' backing plate. I would have prefered the wheel studs to be threaded into the rear wheel carrier backing plate rather than welded.
I fitted the bar myself. No instructions but pretty straight forward.
Cheers Tony
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Reply By: JR - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 18:33

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 18:33
Opposite lock make one too for the GU, Ive been threatening to buy one for a while and this one looks OK, bit cheaper too.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 20:02

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 20:02
I've had the Opposite Lock one for over 4 years now. It's done a lot of work (including 2 trips to the Cape) and is bloody great!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 22:52

Monday, Jun 12, 2006 at 22:52
Just a follow-up thought........I think most of the twin carriers can only cater for up to 33" (or 285/75R16). The larger 35" (315/75R16) probably won't fit; not on the Opposite Lock model I have anyway.
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