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Old 6th November 2014, 10:43   #16
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Default Re: Rear Mounting of Spare wheel in my SCORPIO

It is always better to mount it on a frame.

The best mechanism of late has been seen in the Fiat Avventura set up.

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No doubt it may be more expensive than the bolt mechanism and may also take up lot of space, but it will be one fool proof and long lasting/non cumbersome set up.

Some pics for your easy reference:

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(All Pictures taken from Team BHP Official Review of Fiat Avventura)
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Old 6th November 2014, 13:49   #17
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Except that the scorpio rear door opens sideways and not upwards so might interfere with the arm carrying the tire. Maybe it can swing open the other way? (hinged on the left hand side of the vehicle.)
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Mounting the spare wheel on a door, which is not designed for it, will not work in the long run. The door will start sagging and rattling.

I would suggest you have a separate mechanism for mounting the spare wheel.

Why dont you contact the 4x4 vendors in your area for custom rear bumper, which can fit the spare wheel? Swastik Vijay from Bangalore has a good rear bumper for Thar which can carry the spare wheel, Hi-Lift Jack etc and looks cool. Check if it can be fit on to the Scorpio.
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Search and you shall find!
Cross posting from the Scorpio pics thread, quoting the relevant posts here.

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Looks superb! I see a spare tyre on the door, please share some more pics of the rear.

As for the facelift, was it easy, bolt on? I see the hood, bumper, grill headlights, ORVMs are different. Anything else I missed?
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Yeah the rear tail lights and the spare wheel mounting. But I wouldnt suggest this modification as a flat tyre made me open my eyes to functionality rather than styling. Removal was easy but raising the tyre was a little bit tough and aligning the holes, tricky.Attachment 1289334
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...ml#post3536977 (All T-BHP Scorpio Owners with Pics of their SUV)

Any good 4x4 mod shop should be able to help you with it. No idea about GJ but in Mumbai, xtreme power & m-kraft immediately come to my mind.
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Old 6th November 2014, 22:09   #20
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Hi!

I am looking on mounting the spare wheel on the rear of my SCORPIO. I need the experts to comment on what would be the right way of doing it.

1.Mounting it directly on the rear door with bolts,
2.Mounting it on a bar like arrangement (as shown in the pic)

I suppose the rear door would need some extra support to carry the weight of the spare wheel.

Pl suggest what other things need to be considered.
Also if anyone can suggest a reliable source of getting this done in Ahmedabad, Baroda or near by.


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Mine is rear mounted, and it has been so for the past 5 years almost and 1.23 lakh kms driven through almost entirely through potholded and roadless terrains. I havent had any cases of door bending or anything like that. Mainly because the hinges were modified ones, it is available in coimbatore, it is a little more longer than the original factory ones and a lot thicker.

Also, the inner of the rear door was modified with some rubber parts, and reinforced with some steel structures to avoid the denting of the rear door while closing it. The sapre wheel is quite heavy and while closing the door body had the tendency to get pushed inwards.

Also please note that it is compulsory to shift the number plate lighting ( the RTO in my local area was not strict about the location of the lights, but last month when I visited banglore I had trouble ) to the area where you intend to place the plates as the present area wont be able to accomodate both the spare wheel and number plates.
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[quote= it is a little more longer than the original factory ones and a lot thicker.

Also, the inner of the rear door was modified with some rubber parts, and reinforced with some steel structures to avoid the denting of the rear door while closing it. The sapre wheel is quite heavy and while closing the door body had the tendency to get pushed inwards.
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Thanks for your inputs. I need to now look out for a expert who can get the rear door done up with the extra support. BTW your Scorp looks really cool with the rear mounted spare wheel.
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Thanks for your inputs. I need to now look out for a expert who can get the rear door done up with the extra support. BTW your Scorp looks really cool with the rear mounted spare wheel.
Thank you mate, but do keep in mind that the rear mounting of the spare wheel has its own problems when it comes to changing tyres. Just warning you in advance
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