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Old October 31st, 2006, 02:56 PM
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Tire Carrier from DAP

Anyone own a tire carrier from DAP? Does it hold up? Much less $$$ than a Mantec one. It's made by PivLok. I want to carry a 255/85 tire on a white steelie (weight considerations)
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Old October 31st, 2006, 11:37 PM
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DAP also sells the BearMach carrier (at about 1/2 the cost of the Mantec). If I remember correctly, the PivLok unit doesn't swing with the rear door (you have to unlatch it first) whereas the BearMach unit does. I put the BearMach on my 110 and it's been great. I have a 235/85 on it.
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Old November 7th, 2006, 11:43 PM
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The new version of the Bearmach carrier looks identical to the Mantec one. How do they compare in terms of quality? Anyone have any photos of it installed?

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Old November 8th, 2006, 10:13 AM
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The new version of the Bearmach carrier looks identical to the Mantec one. How do they compare in terms of quality? Anyone have any photos of it installed?
In terms of a comparison, couldn't tell 'ya. I can say that I've got no complaints with the Bearmach. I'll get you some pics this evening.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 11:32 AM
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The new version of the Bearmach carrier looks identical to the Mantec one. How do they compare in terms of quality? Anyone have any photos of it installed?
Here you go. When I opened the door to take pics this morning, somebody thought they were going for a ride. I had to drag her outta there.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 11:48 AM
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Does it come in galvanized finish?
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Old November 9th, 2006, 11:56 AM
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Does it come in galvanized finish?
The catalog on their webpage shows black only.
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does it have greese fittins
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does it have greese fittins
I don't think it does.
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does it have greese fittins

I didn't think you opened your door that much...
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Old November 9th, 2006, 03:23 PM
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now that i have a new dog its getting opened and closed more. but to be honest i havent been opening any of the doors lately...

I just gotta grab the ankles and get the mantec
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Or just hose it down with teflon. That's what I do with the Mantec.

Grabbing your ankles is up to you.
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Thanks newfD90 for the photos. It looks great, and I am going to place an order today.


Not sure what he's talking about with the ankles and the Mantec.

What did you mean by spraying it with teflon?
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Old November 10th, 2006, 05:29 AM
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i think to lube the hinges etc. It seems to be a bit expensive, the only place i have found it availible is rovers north ~500 stable energies on the east coast used to sell them but i dont see them listed on their www site. On the install is it just drilling 5 holes, what about getting everything lined up right so that it meshes with the rear door and opens smoothly?
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Old November 10th, 2006, 10:00 AM
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Here's an article on installing the Mantec, which is similar to the Bearmach design:

http://www.rebaseonu.net/go/story/id..._installation/
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Thanks newfD90 for the photos. It looks great, and I am going to place an order today.
You're welcome. Install was easy. At least on the 110, the top mounting bracket lined up perfectly with the body capping rivet holes. I just drilled them out, mounted the top bracket, put the carrier in the top bracket, leveled it and drilled the bottom holes. One of the nuts on the bottom bolt is impossible to get on, so I had a buddy with a mig welder weld a tab on the nut so I could get at it from the side. The time consuming part was drilling through all the steel in the back door. The plate that Bearmach supplies (black in picture 4) doesn't cover all of the original carrier holes, but just a subset of the holes. So I used the original plate (silver in picture 4) and the new plate (and then there's the interior plate). That made for about 1/4" of steel to drill for each hole. As for lubing, I just sprayed teflon all over the bushing inserts. I didn't think grease nipples justified another $250 or so...
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Old November 10th, 2006, 01:50 PM
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Thanks again...that's good to know. It looks like I may have to do the same thing.

Does anyone besides DAP sell Bearmach in the USA? I just placed an order, but they have a 3-4 week wait while they get them in stock.

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Old November 10th, 2006, 02:01 PM
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Don't know of anybody else, but it might be worth a call/email to Bearmach to see. John Craddock's in the UK carries Bearmach (http://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/pro...p?partno=ba132). They have the BA132 for 140 pounds (~$268) which is real close to DAP's price...
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