Re: spare wheel carriers
In message <kvOdnW2V3IwbWqreRVnyiw@pipex.net>, larry90
>I'm concerned about the weight my spare 265x16 BFG is putting on the rear
>door of my 300Tdi Defender and am considering one of the "open with door"
>carriers. Does anyone have any comment on the cheaper (circa £120 versions)
>compared with the more expensive "anti rattle" versions costing around £200.
>I accept you get what you pay for, but maybe the rattling of the cheaper
>versions is "get roundable" with small modifications using bits of rubber
>I would be pleased to hear any views before I decide to buy.
I have the Mantec one. It doesn't rattle, but it does squeak as you open
and close it. I suspect that his due to slight misalignment.
Installation is fine if you have the standard holes in your rear cross
member - for rear grab handle.
On my previous 90 I had a cheaper version. Although it was a swing-away
it had to be opened and closed independently. It rattled although that
was probably as much the fault of the door catch - half height door.
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