I have standard 255/70R18 tires on my vehicle and a 2 inch receiver hitch that attached the same as the factory tow-eye. When the carrier is installed, a little pressure must be applied to the upright against the tire for it to fit. I haven't noticed any degradation on the sidewalls from vibration. Also, when the carrier arm is rotated to the down/level position the rear door still cannot be opened because the brace in which the upright sits still rises about 2 Inches or so above the bottom of the tire. The carrier did an excellent job securing and carrying the bicycles.
It's very well made & sturdier than similar racks. When folded, it doesn't clear the tailgate of my 2012 jk Wrangler 2dr (not lifted).Someone mentioned a drop hitch would solve that problem. I definitely recommend this especially if you don't want the racks that hang directly from your spare.
This is a good rack but you will need to purchase a drop hitch adapter to lower it so you can open the back door. Sits too high to open without the adapter, needs to be a 4 inch drop.
WILL THIS WORK ON A 2014 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED WITH EXTERIOR MOUNTED SPARE TIRE?
Asked by chuck from albany ny on
Hi Chuck, This Swagman Receiver Bike Rack fits nicely on Jeeps with the stock spare, but will have clearance issues if you use an oversized spare tire. Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from albany ny on
Will this work with a vehicle with a rear-mounted spare tire (i.e. a jeep wrangler)?
Asked by John from United States on
Hello John, Yes these Swagman Bike Racks will work with the spare tire on the vehicle. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, Thank you.
Answered by [email protected] from United States on
Will this work on a 2014 wrangler unlimited sahara with spare tire carrier? Thank You.
Asked by mcwoofer from windermere, fl on
Hi Mcwoofer the Swagman Receiver Folding Bike Rack goes into your hitch not on your tire. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks,
Answered by roy p ext 4928 from windermere, fl on
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