Kaymar Rear Step Wheel Carrier Bar

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 21:25
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Just had a Kaymar rear step twin wheel carrier fitted to my 100 series IFS.

There is a large gap between the bar and body panels on both the LH and RH sides of the car. I have not seen a gap this large on other vehicles and I am questioning the installation. I will call Kaymar tomorrow, But until then does anyone know how large the gap between the Bar and body panels should be on the LH and RH sides. are there any plastic trim pieces on top of the steel bar????



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Reply By: Member - Patrol Geoff (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 21:46

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 21:46
How large is "large"?

I recently had an Opposite Lock twin wheel carrier fitted to the Patrol. I was somewhat disappointed with the job. They had it such that the rear was tilted down (large gap at the back of the LH/RH sides) but the front was actually touching the wheel flares.

I didn't want that since if I were to bang it any movement would push/smash the flare. Likewise any corrugations/rubbing would also wear a hole in the flare.

So I got a couple of friends and we adjusted it by loosening the bolts, tilting the bar and tightening everything up again.

I've now got about a "finger height" between the bar and the body panel so I'm happy.

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Follow Up By: aeiou - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 21:56

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 21:56
20mm near the wheel arch and nearly 40mm at the back!!

The Kaymar website gallery shows it as a close and neat fit.

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Follow Up By: Member - Patrol Geoff (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 22:17

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 22:17
Yeah, the Opposite Lock website showed a nice neat fit too.

Mine is about 10mm at the flare and 15mm at the back (but my flare sits a smidgen below the panel). I reckon 15-20mm would be ideal.

To adjust mine we had to remove and refit the towbar (which was a tight fit to put back on but wouldn't be a problem with the Kaymar one). It was pretty straightforward but needed one person to tilt the bar into position whilst the other tightened the bolts. Oh, we did make a thin shim for one side too.

It probably took us a couple of hours. But we also removed all the supporting bolts and doused them in grease before refitting. There was a lot of yacking as well :-)

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Reply By: apriti00 - Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 23:43

Sunday, Jun 03, 2007 at 23:43
I have the same type of vehicle and bar and mine sits about 20 mm down, fitting might have to do with who did the job. Mine was originally fitted by one of the well known aftermarket suppliers who didn't do a very good job and as I was near kaymar one day I went in and asked them to check it. Ended up that not only was it incorrectly mounted they forgot to drill a very important hole and fit the bolt that was supposed to have been fit. Also check that they haven't screwed the mud flaps to both the bar and body, they should only be attached to the bar.

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Reply By: Kev M (NSW) - Monday, Jun 04, 2007 at 07:10

Monday, Jun 04, 2007 at 07:10
The gap isn't due to a body lift is it??

This may be why the gap is so large.

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Reply By: Member - Tim - Stratford (VIC) - Monday, Jun 04, 2007 at 09:33

Monday, Jun 04, 2007 at 09:33

Just checked mine ('04 100 GXL) the gap on LHS is 10mm and the gap on RHS is slightly uneven - 5mm at wheel arch and 10mm at rear (still on the side). Back appears even.
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