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Old December 21st, 2015, 03:09 PM
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Rear Door Tire Mount

Can a door without holes be drilled to accept the stock tire carrier? There doesn't seem to be any structural difference in the doors. Plan on using the reinforcement pieces on the inside.

Am I missing something?
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Old December 21st, 2015, 03:24 PM
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I'd like to know also,
Thanks 4 asking
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Old December 24th, 2015, 07:28 AM
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Yes you can drill a standard rear door and mount an OEM tire carrier to it no problem. Make sure you have the outer plate...it has a dozen or so holes to be drilled to secure it as well.
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Old December 24th, 2015, 11:17 AM
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There are additional structural pieces added to the rear door frame when mounting the door carrier.

One question, why do that? You could easily get a carrier to take the weight. There are quite a few that are half or more than, what a mantec carrier costs.
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Old December 24th, 2015, 12:18 PM
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Why would you want to hang the 80 pounds a tire weighs onto your door hinges?
One of the 1st things I did when I bought mine was to remove the tire & mounting plate from the rear door.
Unless I'm traveling, I leave my "E" rated spare home. E rated tires rarely go flat. Keep an eye on their air level to ensure you don't have a slow leak & you'll be fine. When traveling, I put mine on the roof rack, I've yet to need it after 170K miles & 16 years of driving it.
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I always thought the same and did that on my previous LR. Since I picked up my 2000MY 110 with the OEM three "spike" tire carrier I have been very surprised at its robustness and how solid it is. It took ten years but the swing away one on my previous truck eventually cracked my rear quarter panel and I had to reinforce it.
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