The unique patented piston carrier allows the same swinging action to open the back door while still attached to the spare wheel carrier. All the weight of the spare wheel is taken off the back door by the spare wheel carrier, mounted onto the chassis. It is important you make sure the back door of the Defender has not been modified or changed (if in doubt please check with MANTEC customer services before purchasing).
Mantec’s swing away carrier fits Defender 90 and 110 models.
NOTE :- If your Defender has never had a factory spare wheel carrier on the rear door or your factory carrier does NOT have removable spacers and your vehicle is fitted with alloy wheels, you will require 3 additional spacers to fit the alloy spare wheel to the swing away carrier.
NOTE :- The Half Door version is for side hinged Doors ONLY. It will not work with the drop down tailgate