100 Series winchbars/siderail/watertanks

Submitted: Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 11:13
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G'day all
I'm after thoughts/advice about a winch bar for a early 2002 100 series live axle 4.5l petrol landcruiser. I'm looking at the ARB deluxe or the TJM T15 alloy or steel, but I'm not 100% on either of them, I also want siderails as well and my problem comes about because I'd also like to fit stainless steel water tanks under as well, does anyone know of tanks that will fit that setup rather than the genuine sidesteps?

I'm also looking at rear steps with dual wheel carriers, does anyone know how big I can go with the tyres to fit either the Kaymar or Opposite Lock carriers (and/or the dual jerrycan holders and the one wheel carrier), I'm thinking of Cooper ST's.

Thanks for any input, Neil.
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Reply By: Truckster - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 11:40

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 11:40
With all them accessories, you are a very rich man!

If you add all that,
Wich bar,
siderails,
water tanks,
dual wheel carriers, etc
be prepared to upgrade your suspension too.

As for what size tire you can go with, that also depends on your car how much clearance you have after the 3000 tons of accessories goes on and inside, storage, food, camping gear, people, bog roll, and roof rack.

No use carrying a 38in spare if it dont fit the car.
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Follow Up By: Neil - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 12:16

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 12:16
Thanks Truckster but I meant size of tyre on the dual wheel carrier, not the car, which will have a suspension lift to cope. This is also long term rather than all at once. I just didn't know if the carrier would only take standard size tyres or would take the Cooper 285's, 305's or even the 315's?
Thanks, Neil.
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Reply By: Member - Chris - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 11:44

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 11:44
Hi Neil, I've had an ARB deluxe bar for the last 4 years and have no complaints about it, well designed for steep approach angles but I guess TJM would be as well. As to wheel carriers I got twins from a steel mob south of Perth - It's one of those businesses with the name T&J, or something like that, I went through ARB Wangara to get them. Cost me $1600 for both carriers, large check plate rear step. The carriers incorporate large wheel bearings that have a grease nipple which I grease only about once a year. I've had them for two years and still work perfect with two ST coopers on them and hi-lift jack - no rattles and locks into position. As to tanks on side steps I guess they would be good for lower gravity with weight of water etc but would'nt they kill some ground clearance? If you jacked her right up I suppose it wouldn't matter. I'm not sure of who does the tanks or what prices would be. I know Kaymar are good quality but I think there are a few dollars added on there just for the name.
RegardsLove the bush.

Chris
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Reply By: kozy - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 12:42

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 12:42
G'day Neil,
I have an Opposite Lock dual wheel carrier. This takes up to 33 inch wheels (285/75-16) which suits me. Very happy with the product and consider it value for money when compared to kaymar etc. Bolts straight on with out any problems and you can use the current towbar if fitted.
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Reply By: Hedonist - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 12:46

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 12:46
Hi Neil,

Opposite Lock do a 40 litre SS water tank for the live axle 100 series - I had one fitted in January (About $600 installed from memory). Clearance is not significantly affected as the tank is no lower than the chassis rails. If you are in Perth, OL at Welshpool have one fitted to their 100s so you could have a look and see what's involved.

Cheers,
Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - Dave- Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 14:06

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 14:06
Hedonist
can that tank be fitted with a toyota standard tow bar. I was looking underneath and there does not seem to be much room.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 14:16

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 14:16
$600 for 40 ltr???

Strike me catholic! Theres money to be made from them accessories out thar!
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Follow Up By: Member - David- Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 14:29

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 14:29
Gee whiz - am I glad I've got an old HJ47!

We welded some good fat brackets on the chassis in front of the rear wheels so we've got a nice long shelf hidden up there on both sides. My two plastic 20 L water drums cost about $10 each!
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Follow Up By: Hedonist - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 16:59

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 16:59
Dave - The water tank is well clear of the factory tow bar - it sits outside the chassis rail under the front passenger seat.

Truckster / David - That price includes installation, an 'o' ring sealed filler cap and overflow vent installed under the bonnet, a quality spigot mounted under the body, and a permanent connection to the Glind shower unit via an additional stub welded into the tank...

I guess it sound expensive, but for my money the convenience of instant hot showers with no stuffing around, and secure, low COG water capacity it's worth it.

Cheers,
Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - David- Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 17:28

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 17:28
Very nice!

I agree with keeping centre of gravity low, and I like the filler under the bonnet idea - I'm going home to put one in!
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