Barn Door Problem

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 08:17
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I am finding that my rear door with the spare on it is shutting badly. I think it is from the extra weight of the 33" tyre. Has anyone had hinge problems because of the extra weight or are they bullett proof.
Mine is still ok but when shutting the door the weight is easily noticable.Just countin the days till July 5th. *Cape York trip*
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Reply By: Tony - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 08:27

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 08:27
Now is the time to start saving for that swing away tyre carrier before the hinges give out all together,

Std wheels and tyres are bad enough when travelling on extended desert trips, other wise be prepared to carry your spare on the roof.
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Reply By: bozo - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 08:47

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 08:47
Hi Voxon, when I first got my GQ I noticed that the little bracket on the bottom of my barn door that fits into the rubber carrier on the body when you close it was missing. Didn't give it much thought until I realized how much weight is in a 4wd tyre and wheel, went and found one real quick! I would check that that is still in place, looks like two bits of angle iron with a tube welded in between. (Nissan wanted $110 for it!)
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 11:59

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 11:59
GQs have door hinge problems with 33's. I've done both on big door, and mate also has done both on 2 GQs on big door...

As you say weight is noticeable EASLIY....

but then theres lots of blokes runnin 35's out there that seem to have no problem, most carry the spare with no air in it for light weight (LOL)...
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 13:12

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 13:12
Yair, the air is heaveeee eh!!Chris
<- 1996 Troopy, the best!
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:36

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:36
na, main reason is so that it fits without hitting the rear bumper bar. it clears with a 35 on the std GQ rear mount by 1cm! air in the tire makes it that little too big..
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Reply By: joc45 - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 13:23

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 13:23
My old GQ survived 12 years with split rims hanging off the back, no probs.
The current GU after 3 years seems fine, but it makes one ponder the wisdom of hanging heavy extras off the wheel bracket, such as jacks, etc.
Gerry
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Reply By: Voxson - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 14:05

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 14:05
Ok.. Funny you should say that Gerry...
I do have a jack and a shovel hanging off it also,,,, BUT... before i purchased the bracket to hold these items i asked the 4x4 experts to check to see whether it can hold the weight... The shop said they rang Nissan and they also gave the all clear. The door hasnt fallen off yet but is feeling iffy.
I dont wanna carry the jack on the roof rack...

Thanks for everyones responses...

PS.. I weighed my car again and with all the accessories, a full tank of fuel and no-one in it,,,,, 2650kgs.... with a total limit of 2800kgs and two people it leaves about 5kgs of payload so i had better buy a light lunch.
Cheers........Just countin the days till July 5th. *Cape York trip*
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Follow Up By: bruce.h - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 14:19

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 14:19
Gday voxson
you dont need to worry about the wieght its only illegal if you get caught
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:34

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2003 at 22:34
or have an accident and insurance waves bye bye to you for overloaded....
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