Defender Spare Wheel Carrier

Reference: OREWC



Please note, a link and password for instructions for the ORE Wheel Carrier will be emailed to you upon purchase. If your an existing customer and have your password, please click here to download them again. We no longer provide printed instructions in the box.

Product Description

After 6 months of design and development and a further 18 months on test! At last, a true single point wheel carrier for the defender! To our knowledge this is the only single point wheel carrier on the market that does not need any holes drilling or enlarging in the chassis! It’s well known that the Defender rear doors show signs of stress with the weight of the spare wheel on the door.​The ORE wheel carrier works with all defenders with the standard rear doors for either early or late models. There is no drilling required as the design has been developed around existing fixing points on the standard rear cross members and early and late doors.


The wheel carrier takes all the weight of your spare wheel while maintaining the functionality of the rear door. There is a small linkage which connects the door to the arm thus allowing the door to move the arm for convenience whilst no load is transferred in the closed or open positions. This unique design incorporates automotive grade bearings that can be greased via the grease nipple. Unlike other versions available our arm does not need to sit on a stop when the door is closed and the there is no sliding plates on the door that the arm can sit on so 100% of the load is transferred to the chassis only (That’s what a “single point” wheel carrier should do)! This is also why you see Chris stood on the wheel with the door fully open…. try do that with others on the market!!


Disclaimer – we take no responsibility for loss or injury should you try what’s been called the #OREstandard test by standing on the wheel carrier. Chris is a highly trained chimp! The head is adjustable to accommodate tyre sizes from 235 to over 285 and the most common wheel offsets. The ORE design team have spent thousands of hours on this project to bring you this heavy-duty single point wheel carrier. We’ve even had a tyre as large as 35″x12.5″ (contact us for tyres over 285). Manufactured and designed in the UK and designed to high tolerances (0.02mm) and exceptional standards of quality. Our high-performance coating system undergoes the same treatments as British Tank Armour! Go on… Treat yourself to a little piece of mind and protect your investment when you’re doing what we all love to do with our Land rovers….. GET THEM WET AND MUDDY!

Additional Information

Does it work with NAS Steps? – The current version has only been tested with genuine NAS step’s part no STC50301 there are many copies of this style on the market, and it will work with all of them that share that design/mounting

Which door do you have? – See the last 2 photos in the gallery or toggle the option and you will see the difference in the doors.
Although every effort is made to make our products compatible with other aftermarket accessories on the market, we cannot guarantee this. our carrier is compatible with most aftermarket hinges but not the latest optimal security hinges due to how far they sit proud of the body work.
If you have purchased an ORE WHEEL CARRIER, please check your inbox for a second email containing a link and password for your PDF instructions. Please also remember that ORE WHEEL CARRIERS are subject to a 12 month warranty on both parts and powdercoating.

Customer Reviews

1 review for Defender Spare Wheel Carrier

  1. Dan McMillan

    Having recently fitted the ORE Wheel Carrier to my 2004 Defender 90 I couldn’t be more pleased… straight forward to fit (having watched a couple of YouTube clips!) and clearly a high quality product. Wheel feels securely in position and the door no longer supports any unnecessary weight. Would definitely recommend the investment.

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