Swagmans extensive range of bike carriers is strong, durable and versatile. All models include Swagmans unique Kraton gripper cradle surface to hold the bikes securely in place. Generous spacing between the large V cradles allows for easy loading and ample distance separating the bikes during transportation. The XP models have individually adjustable rotating cradles, which rotate to allow your bikes to be carried with the wheels level to the ground, and come standard with a locking knob for added security.
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.
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
Does this rack swing downard so that you can open the tailgate of a JK and will it fit with JEEP 18" factory rims?? Thanks.
Asked by Bobby from Texas on
Hi Bobby! Yes, this rack will fold down to give you access to the spare tire and read tailgate area of your JK. It will have no problem working along with your 18 inch wheels.
Answered by Aaron S. from Texas on
Will this clear the spare tire on a 2008 Wrangler?
Asked by Mike from Asheville, NC on
Hello, yes this Swagman 2" Receiver Bike Rac will work on your 2008 JK Wrangler and will clear the spare tire. Thank you!
Answered by Bob H from Asheville, NC on