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I'm looking for a spare carrier solution but do not want a custom bumper.

Do you think it could work? or should i stick to my Rasta 4x4 Disco3 carrier mod idea that need OEM bumper modification and that is much more expensive

Here's some photos of a chinese copy.

http://www.direct4x4.co.uk/view-gallery ... ay&id=1115

Goods things
-it mounts on chassis not on bumper of the ML so maybe i could do the same for the P38
-opportunity to get one MB OEM for cheap local fleabay.
-German Quality not like this knock off on fleabay and made to support a 255/65 R16 wheel.
-comes with number plate holder and lights

Bad thing
-I hate chrome chrome, but i could put paint or mud ;)
-Not very offroad designed

Please advices are welcome
 

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I think you should just leave the spare in the spare tires holder already designed for the RR.
 

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You won't be able to access the boot without opening the carrier every time.
 

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That's because you don't know what i put in my spare wheel well... :lol:
You lucky guys have no idea what us europeans have to do in order to drive a V8 at the price you pay in America

No kidding i do have a toroidal LPG tank there
 

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q-rover said:
You won't be able to access the boot without opening the carrier every time.

Absolutely as with any tire carrier setup (rockrover, kaymar,...)

That's why i tought first about something like Hitch Tire Gate in order to use it only when i really need my spare (vacation, long trip, trail...)

Another option is something a hitch swing down tire carrier. More and more i think it's the best setup for my need.
This is the only setup where you can swing down not all the way and open your upper trunk window to access little things.
Google CBI Offroad Tire carrier
 

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q-rover said:
You won't be able to access the boot without opening the carrier every time.

Absolutely as with any tire carrier setup (rockrover, )

Google CBI Offroad Tire carrier
The RockRover one and Intelligence4x4 at least you can open the top hatch,
I am led to believe. So making it easier to get smaller items in and out of the
boot, without opening the whole thing.
 

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That looks like it will ruin your departure angle. What about a false floor and draw for the spare in the boot:
• You don’t need access to the toroidal tank
• You can pull out the draw to access the spare even if the boot is loaded up
• You can get other things like recovery gear in the draw.
 

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If think i'm going to ask my fab guy to do this since i already have a NAS hitch receiver upgrade
 

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**** that thing sticks out a long way even when folded up!

You cant use a roof rack and stick the spare up there?
 

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**** that thing sticks out a long way even when folded up!

You cant use a roof rack and stick the spare up there?
If only my L322 SD rack could be adapted easily ;) Anyway, i do not want to carry a spare during the year in the city and not on a roof rack. We do have some low height parking lots over here.
 

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I dunno about that ML one. A little to "blingy" for my taste. Plus it looks like you can't put a larger than stock size tire on it. Personally I like the one on the Trailblazer. Just my two cents.
 

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q-rover said:
The RockRover one and Intelligence4x4 at least you can open the top hatch,
I am led to believe. So making it easier to get smaller items in and out of the
boot, without opening the whole thing.
I have the 4x4Intelligence wheel carrier on mine... nope, can't open the top hatch with the carrier in the closed position.

Regarding the hitch-mounted carrier on the TrailBlazer... If it was on a P38A, I can't see how you could open the bottom tailgate fully without removing the hitch :roll:

That ML carrier is not bad, but I reckon it would take a lot of work to adapt it to a P38A.

There is a cheaper option... adapt a VW Trakka wheel carrier, attach a plate inside the existing rear bumper to the frame for support. Not pretty, but it works. There is a guy over at aulro.com named Willem who has done this.

Cheers, Paul.
 
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