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Spare tire mount bike rack?

Has anyone used one of these with aftermarket wheels? I have some credick to burn on Jeep accessories and this is pretty much the only thing I can find on the website that I'd actually use. My concern is that the bike rack isn't adjustable and my 3.75" BS wheels will cause problems.

Anyone have experience with this? If it didn't work out, what did you end up doing for a bike rack?

Anyone know if Jeep offers duffel bags or something I could use to burn up some of the credit?

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on the oem tire carrier?

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I use a Thule 5-bike hitch mounted bike carrier but needs a receiver extender (Harbor Freight for $12) to clear the spare. It works great however the tilt away feature on the bike rack ,even with the receiver extender does not allow the tailgate to swing all the way open...but just enough to get in there. I would not stress the tailgate anymore than necessary unless stock spare and only one bike, or 2 lightweight bikes.

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My Yakima Sparetime 2 came with 3 or 4 different length metal tubes just for that purpose. I have 4 or 4.5" BS wheels and it fits just fine on the spare tire carrier.

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Has anyone used one of these with aftermarket wheels? I have some credick to burn on Jeep accessories and this is pretty much the only thing I can find on the website that I'd actually use. My concern is that the bike rack isn't adjustable and my 3.75" BS wheels will cause problems.

Anyone have experience with this? If it didn't work out, what did you end up doing for a bike rack?

Anyone know if Jeep offers duffel bags or something I could use to burn up some of the credit?

Thanks!
I bought a 4" extension from Sears to take care of this. It just cleared the tire. I wouldn't put additional weight on the stock tire carrier.

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 02:26 PM
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Yeah, I would steer clear of the OEM option. There is great aftermarket options that get the job done well!

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-03-2011, 02:44 PM
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I use a 4 bike hitch carrier from Quadratec. No need for an extension. It is built to go around a hanging spare tire. I'll have to look up which one it is.

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north shore racks

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That is a slick rack. I have had a Saris Bat wing for years and it has served its time. I am getting that one!!

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-05-2011, 08:52 AM
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These pictures are from when I had it mounted on my 08. Have not put on the new jeep yet. But it works well.



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