- Instructions will be emailed to you when you order
- All wheel carriers are pre-greased
- Automotive grade timken roller bearings
- Fully serviceable via a grease nipple
- Super-tough OREsome powder coating system
- No drilling required during installation
- Fully compatible with the OREstyle rear step
- Compatible with genuine NAS rear steps
- Additional packer plate available for aftermarket hinges
- Adjustable head supporting wheel & tyre combinations up to 37 inches!
We introduced our OREsome Defender Spare Wheel Carrier after 6 months of design and development and a further 18 months on test. We designed our swingaway wheel carrier to be the best on the market, and it has since become the most popular in the industry.
Ours is a true single point wheel carrier, which means all load weight is transferred directly into your Defender chassis and not putting any stress on your door or hinges, which is a well known fault which can be costly over the life of your Defender. You do not need to drill any new holes, or enlarge any existing holes to install an ORE Wheel carrier – we designed it around the existing cross-member & door bolt holes.
We have used automotive-grade timken roller bearings with a custom bearing housing allowing wheel carrier owners to service their carries with a grease gun & lithium-based grease, which we recommend every 3 months. This ensures the longevity of your wheel carrier as opposed to other wheel carriers with plastic bushes that you can find on the market, which will degrade over time.
Our wheel carrier works with all Defenders with a standard rear door, with options for an early or late style door. The only difference is the door plate which has a different bolt hole layout. The wheel carrier is tethered to the rear door using a stainless-steel linkage system, which does not transfer any load weight onto the door – it simply prevents the wheel from swinging when the truck is in motion. The ORE wheel carrier has an adjustable head supporting wheel & tyre combinations up to 37 inches!
We have since developed wheel carriers for Defenders with a Half Door, for Truck Cab Defenders and a high-end stainless steel wheel carrier. Please use the links to learn more about our other spare wheel carriers.
When developing our Wheel Carrier, we worked closely with a local university to develop our own super-tough “OREsome” powder coating system, which has been tested to withstand a 1000 hr salt spray corrosion test and has similar properties to British tank armour. All ORE Defender accessories are designed and manufactured in Great Britain to extremely high tolerances (0.02mm) and exceptional ZERO COMPROMISE standards of quality. We are so confident with the integrity of our Wheel Carrier that we will stand on the spare wheel even when the door is open (see the first video below).
Protect your investment with a single point Defender wheel carrier from ORE4x4 UK.