Cracking ARB dual wheel tyre carrier and tow bar!

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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 12:29

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 12:29
No but I've had issues with some of their other gear. Have you reported it to ARB and what have they said? There are a few of us that would like to hear a story of decent customer service and product back-up from ARB. Hopefully yours will be the one.

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Follow Up By: Member - Erik C (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 13:22

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 13:22
Had ARB in Canning Vale WA have a look and take photos to send east but no word yet as to what is any remedy they may have to offer. Thanks Coops
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 12:40

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 12:40
Thats not real flash at all.
Agree with Mick O above will be very interested in hearing what ARB have to say about that one.
Looks like the steel is not up to scratch.

How old is the bar?

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Follow Up By: Member - Erik C (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 13:28

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 13:28
Had ARB in Canning Vale WA have a look and take photos to send east but no word yet as to what is any remedy they may have to offer. You could be right about the steel, the cracks in the centre appear to have happened because of the closing the wheel carriers.Thanks Coops

The Cruiser is a 100 series 2006 and the bar work was put on new, at purchase.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:49

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:49
Erik
The tow bar is not a part of the wheel carrier if my memory serves me and from what I can see in your pictures?

So the cracking is not influenced by the towing aspect, is that correct??

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:54

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:54
Sorry take that back, I just checked there web site and the bar does come with tow hitch incorporated.
Apologies ;-) should have checked before posting.



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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 15:38

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 15:38
Erik OT but how must stuff can you put in the wheel cover pockets as shown in your photo? I have one of Klaus' rubbish bags that I need repairing and if the pockets are big enough to use as a rubbish bag as well I'll just get a new wheel cover instead.

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Follow Up By: Member - Erik C (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 15:49

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 15:49
Hi Dunc,

Yes they have three pockets but the covers are very tight and putting anything other than flat paper work, not much use, best option is the attached rubish bag.
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 15:51

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 15:51
I would think that nothing short of complete replacement would be suitable, hopefully with a stronger version at nil cost to you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Erik C (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 16:47

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 16:47
Thanks Peter

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Follow Up By: Peter Horne [Krakka] - Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 17:03

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 17:03
Ditto to Peters reply.
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Reply By: signman - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:41

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:41
Probably get the same comment as Mr. Cooper Tyres......
"You haven't been using it off-road have you????"


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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:23

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:23
Bet you a $1 that they say its out of Warranty.
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Reply By: MattyA_LC105 - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 13:54

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 13:54
I have slightly similar issues. In your 'crack 1' photo my tube 'latch' bar has broken the small tack weld you can see in your photo. Just got to get to a dealer when I go to town to show them. I will now investigate the underside of my bar now to see if there are any hidden cracks. (no towing on my behalf, just Cape York corrigations)
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Follow Up By: Member - Coops (WA) - Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 16:36

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 16:36
Thanks for the follow up Matty,

Coops
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Reply By: anglepole - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 11:37

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 11:37
When I went to get a rear wheel carrier the local ARB agent advised me to go for a Kaymar. He had had to many return problems with ARB model.

Very happy with the Kaymar
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 16:38

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 16:38
Unfortunately the Kaymar's crack too.

My Kaymar had a crack under the right rear corner, the brace that supports the bottom end of the stub axle pivot cracked along the weld.

I was "lucky" a Defender ran into the back of me and bent the bar. Because it was listed on my insurance I got a brand new bar.

Easy crack repairs!


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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 16:39

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 16:39
Hello Erik,
What's the latest?

Have ARB come good with a replacement?

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Follow Up By: Member - Coops (WA) - Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 22:23

Friday, Mar 05, 2010 at 22:23
Hi Geoff

Thanks for the post!

Had contact today but they wish to bench test a bar and try to replicate what has happened to the one fitted to the LC 100 series before they go ahead and fit a new one without any modifications being done and ending up with the same result.

Been advised that I will have an answer by Wednesday of next week.

I’ll put a post on the forum when I have a final result. They appear to be genuine at trying to resolve the issue.

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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Monday, Mar 08, 2010 at 21:39

Monday, Mar 08, 2010 at 21:39
Hello Erik,
That's a positive, trying to break a bar in the factory so they can resolve your problem permanently!

Keep us posted mate,

Geoff

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