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aquascape



Member Since: 08 Mar 2023
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Removing spare wheel and fitting delete panel
Has anyone removed their spare wheel and fitted the delete panels you can buy.

Just wondered what it looked like. I find the spare wheel a bit of a pain when opening the tailgate in car parks etc and it makes the tailgate pretty heavy

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Post #1002592 1st Aug 2023 8:24pm
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lightning



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l guess that's pretty much what the Discovery 4 looks like at the back. lt's not too bad.
Post #1003897 12th Aug 2023 8:16pm
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milesg7



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Watching.... I actually think it will look ok! I need to use a bike rack on my tow bar regularly and it would certainly help with that!
Post #1007984 17th Sep 2023 7:56pm
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aquascape



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I’ve done it and it looks fine
I know it may not be to everyone’s taste but has many benefits for me.

1, I can fit my bike carrier on
2. I can see out of the rear window better
3. The tailgate is so much lighter to open and close
4. Vehicle isn’t as long / more space behind when backed into a space etc
5. Nobody can pinch the spare wheel!!!


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Post #1007985 17th Sep 2023 8:00pm
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milesg7



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I like it! Again would work for me. Sadly neither Powerful or Predator do silver sets yet.....
Post #1008050 18th Sep 2023 3:34pm
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aquascape



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My car is carpathian grey. I bought a black one and chips away painted it for £20 as nobody makes a grey
Post #1008059 18th Sep 2023 4:20pm
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NYK 04



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Has anyone who has removed the spare wheel and either used the inserts or filled the tail gate informed the insurance? I cant seem to find the answer
Also has anyone tried to part ex without the wheel as i wasn't sure if it would take value off the car as I was looking to completely fill the tail gate in with a company near me
Post #1022910 29th Jan 2024 2:14pm
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Co1



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I might be missing something here, but what happens if you have a puncture while you’re out and about? Do you keep the spare in the back or just chance it?
Post #1022940 29th Jan 2024 7:56pm
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custom90



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Tyre repair kit, but not in all circumstances can you use it.
For example if you have a tyre cut, then that can be repaired. Diesel$ Live$ Matter. ⛽️🛢️👨‍🔧🧰⚙️ RED, WHITE & BOOST! 🇬🇧
Post #1022944 29th Jan 2024 8:17pm
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aquascape



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Land Rover assist said it didn’t matter. They would recover you home and fit spare wheel or take you to a local garage. They said several defenders have no spare wheel anyway as they had been stolen so it’s better than that. MY23 D250 Defender 110 X-Dynamic SE, Carpathian Grey, 7 Seat, Electric Towbar
Post #1022948 29th Jan 2024 8:56pm
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