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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:26 pm 
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Has anyone made a rear bar with a wheel carrier DIY? Interested in having a look at what people have made. I like the look of the Calmini rear, but I’m not sure how easy it would be to obtain one and how ridiculous price would be.

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Post Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Looks like a whole bunch of heavy to me.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:12 am 
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I had a DIY one I made for some near pointless reason (oh I wanted a tow hitch that wasn't dragging on the ground).
I removed it and went for a wheel and the car improved a massive amount.
Pointless weight at the extreme edge of the car, lots of suck.

Almost every kg of pointless modifications makes the car worse.

Sierras are not patrols/landcruisers or big utes etc, it's pointless tarting them up like one.
Suzuki already made a fantastic tyre carrier.

My soft top doesnt carry a spare, and the spare on my daily (tintop) is under review, as a plug kit and little air compressor is a lot lighter.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:58 am 
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Yeah good point about weight, I’d seen some stuff about the rear door cracking so I was going to do away with the spare on it.

This whole light weight business is new for me, going from a 3 ton 80 series to a 900kg zook

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:42 am 
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Touch wood, I have never needed the spare on a sierra. Another 25-35kg saved

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:51 pm 
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I suppose any weight saved is good weight saved. It’s difficult to decide, seems like one of those Murphy’s law situations

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:27 pm 
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I’ve asked who has had an unrepairable tyre failure with an LT tyre on a Sierra for years, because I’ve never seen one in 25 years of suzuki club membership. I’ve been told of two.

So there isn’t no risk, but it’s incredibly small compared to, say, a patrol or cruiser.

If you MUST run a spare (and I don’t) look at using an suzuki x-90 space saver- it’s a 16x 4.5 rim with a very compact tyre on it, which is what the back door of a Sierra was actually engineered to hold.

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:33 pm 
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No spare it is.

Do you run a standard rear bumper Steve?

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:25 pm 
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If you MUST run a spare (and I don’t) look at using an suzuki x-90 space saver- it’s a 16x 4.5 rim with a very compact tyre on it, which is what the back door of a Sierra was actually engineered to hold.


Thanks mate!
I spent ages trying to find a space saver rim that I could use on my camping trailer, but gave up in the end.
Didn't know they came on X90s, will keep an eye out for one now....

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:35 pm 
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They’re a Kei jimny wheel and tyre IIRC.

A replacement tyre would be almost impossible to get here, but it isn’t going on road tbh so it’s a bit academic.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:56 pm 
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Or run an lj rim

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:53 pm 
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The hassle is finding a light enough tyre. 6.00 16’s are light. They get heavy bigger than that.

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:04 pm 
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I did it... And not feeling bad for the extra weight.
It comes with lots of comfort and easy life on trips.

I've added a link to the article on israeli web site.
Hope the pictures will help to show the process or you can try translate it with google translate:

http://www.jeepolog.com/forums/content.php/3830-פרויקט-פגוש-אחורי-משוכלל-לסמוראי
[url]http://www.jeepolog.com/forums/content.php/3830-פרויקט-פגוש-אחורי-משוכלל-לסמוראי[/url]ImageImageImage

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Post Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:14 pm 
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No spare it is.

Do you run a standard rear bumper Steve?


Sorry I missed this. I don’t run a bumper at all really. I’ve also just eliminated the folding tailgate in the interest of dropping weight.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:28 am 
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G'day Epitam, what brand of tyres are you running Suzi? They look good.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:45 am 
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Look like Maxxis Creepy Crawlers

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:03 am 
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Just_cruising is right. Its 7.00r16 m8090 also known as creepy crawler.

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