Jump to content

Due to a hardware failure on the hosts systems, all posts and messages created between May 26th and Jan 13th have been lost. Additionally, if you joined the NPORA Forums community during that time, you'll need to re-register. -NPORA Mod Team *Updated: 05/19/2022 12:15AM PST

don't think I've seen this asked before, spare tire carrier question


ahardb0dy
 Share

Recommended Posts

My 94 PF I noticed today when I close the spare tire carrier the gap between the rear door and the body gets bigger. Like the body is actually moving over a little, anyone ever notice this on theirs? If not go give it a try and take a look at it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, somebody mentioned this a few weeks ago, thought it was making his seals leak or something. I figure the hinges aren't dead straight, or maybe the pillar's just not entirely up to the carrier's weight... it is one heavy SOB.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

These trucks are old, and some of had quite a few owners. While mine shuts straight, I'm sure over the years people have backed into things with the carrier causing it to bend.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had a Blazer that had a rear tire carrier like the factory installed one on the Pathfinders and I will never get another vehicle with a tire carrier like that. I have noticed that it will bend the body if it is thrown open (which appears to have happened on every vehicle I have seen with one) and I'm sure it isn't properly supported. My suggestion would be to ditch it and get a bumper mounted carrier. Just my $0.02.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They actually are very well supported, MY1PATH got rear ended in the corner where the carrier is and it sent a blazer to the wreckers while his truck had minor damage.

 

I've installed a carrier on a non carrier truck, and the supports (that I got from nissan) were very beefy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, mine does move a little, looks are deceiving, tape measure only showed the gap change by a fraction. As for the leaks, very minor, mostly gone from keeping the seals wiped down after a dusty gravel road drive. Looks like window vent/visors are in my future (just like every Honda I have ever owned) to keep the moisture from foggin the windows, if I can find any. Local CanTire says they are discontinued for my year/model.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They actually are very well supported, MY1PATH got rear ended in the corner where the carrier is and it sent a blazer to the wreckers while his truck had minor damage.

 

I've installed a carrier on a non carrier truck, and the supports (that I got from nissan) were very beefy.

 

I added a stock carrier to a non truck as well using factory high quality pre-owned supports and they are rather stout and have some decent beef. (and kinda sucked to get into the quarter panel since I didn't want to cut anything)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Welcome to NPORA Forums

 

Please register to gain full access to the forum.

Make sure you read the Forum Guidelines and don't forget to post a new intro in the New People Start Here! section, to say hi too everyone.

 

-NPORA

×
×
  • Create New...