Rear Wheel carriers

Submitted: Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 21:22
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Been lurking for quite some time and have always found the site has some great info. I'm looking at Rear wheel carriers for our 100 series V8 petrol Landcriuser and am looking at one from 4wd Systems, seems fairly sturdy and a good price, just want to know if anyone has experiences with this product. Bad or good


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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 21:34

Monday, Feb 16, 2009 at 21:34
G'day Steve,

Have heard good things about the 4wd systems RWC. I have an older Opposite Lock unit that is also very good. Very sturdy. The latest ARB offering is very expensive and i've heard quite a few people lamenting that it doesn't take much of a nudge to knock the closing pins out of alignment creating all sorts of difficulties.

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 00:29

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 00:29
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I just went to that website and had a look at the Tyre Caddy's , the first thing that caught my eye was flimsy little bolt for a hinge, secondly the whole thing looks crap , for city vehicles only as far as I'm concerned , Have a look at the made in Perth . They might cost a little more but they're sure to last a lot more, I also notice the tail lights are exposed too on the 4wd Systems Caddy, Below are 2 Pics for you to compare .
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Reply By: anglepole - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 09:12

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 09:12
Hi

I found the Kaymar product to be excellent.

Well made and they were very helpful with post purchase queries.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark E (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:28

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:28
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Mine has been over many km of corrugations and hasn't missed a beat. Good, simple, reliable IMHO. You do pay for them, though.

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Mark
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Follow Up By: wendys - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 20:09

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 20:09
Put Kaymar one on Defender, about 260,000km ago. Much rough road travel in there. No problems at all. It carries a really heavy wheel, too, not an aluminium job.
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Follow Up By: Roddesh - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:31

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:31
Another vote for the Kaymar... I have the replacement bar with single carrier. Done lots of work on very bad roads without a problem.

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Rod
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:49

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:49
For what it is worth..... if the brand you are looking at doesn't turn out - I'm the second owner of my vehicle and it came with a Kaymar single rear wheel carrier (over the bumper installation) - very robust and entirely trouble free to date - would seem to be worth the $ if you intend to motor on the rough stuff at times, for many years to come.
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Reply By: Old Johno [NSW] - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:02

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:02
We have had an opposite lock RWC for 4 1/2 years. Done a lot of outback travel including cape york, the canning stock route (very bad last year), Simpson desert, corner country three times plus various short trips. No troubles whatsoever. One word of warning check that your vehicle does not need to reinforce the chassis due to the extra load placed at rear end
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Reply By: Member - Ingo57 (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:56

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:56
Gday Steve

I have a K&N Strongarm wheel carrier on my Patrol
Half the price of ARB and Kaymar, very strong
and has high lift jack points.

Best bang for buck IMO

Cheers
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