This one is just like the standard mantec, LR and Britpart swing away for station wagons. I don't see a difference. they all mount to the door with a strut. Primary load is by the brackets on the pivot ends bolted through the rear crossmember and capping. the door part only supports a marginal amount of weight, not load bearing. the connecting piece is a plastic strut so the door is stabilized and opens with the door. no two part opening.
the only thing unique here is ability to use it on a tailgate.
This Safari Equip wheel carrier is nothing like the Britpart or Mantec wheel carrier.
It is a single pivot wheel carrier which we have fitted to our black 110. It does not require any drilling of the bodywork, however it does require some holes in the rear cross member to take some anti crush cans as the rear cross member is sandwiched between the main mounting pivot and the backing plate.
The door mounting plate just bolts onto the normal holes in the rear door. The connection to the main arm is a sliding mechanism.
The wheel carrier is a one stage operation and all you have to do is open the rear door and the wheel carrier opens with the door.
It will only work with tailgates if they are side mounted half doors. Pre and post 2002 versions are available.
This wheel carrier is not very tolerant of Defender build tolerances. It is made from mild steel and Safari Equip have had issues with their powder coaters. The powder coating firm has changed ownership so hopefully the issues on the coating will be rectified.
If you are going to consider wheel carriers in my opinion the Nakatanenga one is currently the best one available in the UK available here We have one fitted to one of our Defenders.
The Nakatanenga one is powder coated stainless steel so no rust issue here.
A straight forward fit. Two holes in the rear cross member need enlarging from 8mm to take 10mm bolts.
It is a simple bolt on job for the door. The connection from the door is via two stainless ball and socket jobs which takes care of Land Rover build tolerances.
How would this work on an NAS rear cross member with the step in place? I like this one a lot.
It looks to me like you would have to modify the bumper to fit one of those carriers. The best bet would probably have someone weld it together so the NAS bumper and tire carrier are one piece. I'm not a fabricator though...
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