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Robotmatt



Member Since: 11 Apr 2014
Location: Reading
Posts: 6

United Kingdom 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

I was looking to get a spare wheel carrier in the hope that perhaps it makes the door less likely to slam shut or swing open if parked on a slope etc.

Do any of them actually help in that way?

Post #855197 9th Sep 2020 4:20pm
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DiyYin



Member Since: 05 Sep 2020
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6

United Kingdom 2016 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Aintree Green

How much of a slope are you talking about?
My door definitely feels more stable and less likely to slam shut.

Post #855453 11th Sep 2020 12:16pm
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Robotmatt



Member Since: 11 Apr 2014
Location: Reading
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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Santorini Black

I won't expect much on a severe slope but I've got young kids who climb in and out the back, I'm always a bit anxious about one of them getting wacked by the door so If a wheel carrier helps take the edge off a touch I might be glad of it one day

Post #855457 11th Sep 2020 12:37pm
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Rashers



Member Since: 21 Jun 2015
Location: Norwich
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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Corris Grey

I had a mark 2 Naka door stay fitted. That will hold the door open. Some have said that it makes the door too difficult to shut. Personally, never had an issue.

I don't suppose the weight of the wheel on the rear door helps, but as I haven't got a wheel carrier (yet), I can't comment.

Was speaking to the current Mrs Rashers last night about fitting a wheel carrier.

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JoolsB



Member Since: 28 Mar 2020
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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 HT Orkney Grey

I’ve got one and it certainly reduces all the rattles and bangs from the back door (oo err), though to be fair when I fitted it I couldn’t find any problem with the door or hinges.

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jst



Member Since: 14 Jan 2008
Location: Taunton
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2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Stornoway Grey

I have an 1988 90, old style rear door, rear door weldex up after failure and braced internally.

My old 1999 td5 90 had a spare wheel carrier,, again old style door, fitted, i didnt want to risk it again. It rattled and was never really that good, tighten it up for no rattle and it was impossible to open easily.

My 2008 110 and 2010 usw 110 both with new style doors and no wheel carriers. The latter 10 years and all good still.

I won't t fit another carrier. Cheers

James
110 XS Utility
130 Puma Station wagon/camper (in the making)
90 Puma Hardtop

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