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Old November 23rd, 2008, 08:00 PM
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Can stock SW spare carrier handle steelies?

I am about to swap out my alloys and BFG ATs for NATO/steelies with TrXus MTs on my SW for the winter. The steelies with MTs are noticeably heavier than the alloys/ATs and my concern is that my stock spare carrier or rear door will not like the additional weight. Anybody have any experience with this?
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 08:55 PM
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Well, considering that even the stock wheel has a tendency to overstress the hinges on the door, I would say that if you are going to an even heavier setup, I would plan to replace the tire carrier with a swing away. NAS 110's are notorious for sagging rear doors.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 11:28 AM
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Well, considering that even the stock wheel has a tendency to overstress the hinges on the door, I would say that if you are going to an even heavier setup, I would plan to replace the tire carrier with a swing away. NAS 110's are notorious for sagging rear doors.
Who's NAS 110 swing aways do you like?
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Old November 25th, 2008, 11:39 AM
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Good question...I know Chance has the one from DAP and is really happy with it. I was going to order that one based on his recommendation, but ended up getting one from John Craddock. The one I ordered looked identical in the picture, but with the tanking GBP it was more cost effective to order from them than DAP. I haven't received it yet, hopefully in the next couple of days, and I'll let you know what I think then. The DAP one is quite affordable though.
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Why not just keep the alloy on the rear door? Nobody would even notice. Run a tire cover. Cheaper than dropping $400 bucks on a tire carrier.

If you do want to drop some cash, I have a carrier from UV Holdings (purchased through Atantic British...call Eric) It's cool because it has a place to mount your hi-lift. I think was just a bit cheaper than the Mantec.

I run 255/85s and the Hi-lift still fits on the carrier with that tire on it.
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Why not just keep the alloy on the rear door? Nobody would even notice. Run a tire cover. Cheaper than dropping $400 bucks on a tire carrier.
I kept my alloy on last year (with a cover) and may go that route again this year unless I find a cheapo used swing away carrier.
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I found a used ST Tire carrier and installed it on my SW. I really like it.
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