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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Tyre Carrier


Hi all Again
We drive out a few times a year from our loction up in Gove. The trip is about 800 to our first stop. Most of its dirt and we are usally going on a hoilday trip when doing it, so the car is packed full with all the family stuff. I have only had to empty the car on two occassion to change a tyre. Which is a pain.
Has anyone thought of the idea of making a braket that fits into your tow bar (square tube) that can carry a tyre or two and a kangroo. A bit like the bike rack.
 

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I haven't come across anything like that for the exy, but I think you can have the tyre standing up in the boot area on one side and fastened, this is being done to xtrails which are being converted to run on LPG

The other option would be to install a roof basket and have the spare tyre at the top during long trips.

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Date Registered: 02-2005
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Billie, I have just posted pics of a swing away bike carrier which you may be able to adapt the design for a spare wheel for longer trips? Just an idea!

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Thanks, I could adapt something up like that, now i finally got my mig back from a mate

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BW,
  Any updates on the rear wheel carrier. It would be nice to be able to mount it on the rear door (aka Pajero/CRV), but it opens the wrong way. emoticon

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ARB make them for Patrol, just waiting for them to make them for the exy. Click Me to See Kaymar also have them, dont know if thay hay them for the Exy ether. Click Me to See Kaymar's home page

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Andy,
 I have enquired with EACH & EVERY known stockists and no-one is prepared to make one that either fits into the current rear bumper or a complete rear bumper replacement. My nephew runs the ARB Townsville workshop and he is looking into it for me, so I may spend some R&D time with him when I'm up there in July.

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Brett,

I think it would be easier/cheaper to mount a second spare tyre on the roof racks for the long trip. Fuel economy may suffer a bit but hey, at least you won't end-up butchering the rear bumper for something that you won't use everyday.

If you count the number of times you open the tailgate and correspond that with the number of swings you'll have to perform each time you do open the tailgate, the rear mounted tyre assembly solution would become less attractive and I think ARB have taken that into consideration.

The tailgate gas struts are not strong enough to hold the weight of the tyre either, if that would be the second option.

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Jalal said,

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The tailgate gas struts are not strong enough to hold the weight of the tyre either, if that would be the second option.



 Gee's mate, you don't miss much. I have already invested a little R&D time into this mod, but no luck either. I have even considered using the basic Pajero rear door carrier and then making a rod that fits over the gas strut to keep the door open.

 Numerous issues were considered, including having so much extra weight on the rear door also so far behind the axle. End result, leave the damn thing where it is and we all then pitch in to unload the back when (if) we get a flat. But you known my thoughts on the tyres that He uses, the mighty BFG's.

 As they say, "A family who plays together (including changing tyres), stays together." emoticon

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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I went down this track when I was considering installing a LPG tank... basically all I could come up with was a basket installation on the roof racks to sit the tyre in... but that's where it all ended because I couldn't see myself getting the tyre on the roof easily.


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