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Old 04-11-2013, 08:16 PM   #31
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Very happy with my Yakima Sparetime. I have it on a 275/70/18 (33x11.00 roughly) and I have friends that have it on a 33x12.50 and 35 as well. Even on my tire I use the shortest mounting tube, it comes with 3 sizes so you can use a fairly wide tire I would imagine, depending on your back spacing.


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Old 06-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by JOCJK View Post

Does that Holdup rack with the extension allow you to open the tailgate when folded down without the bikes? I can't seem to find one that I can leave on the jeep and still get access to the back. Its a giant pain in the ass to have to take the thing off all the time to get at gear. Any help would be appreciated!
Yes; it folds down far enough to allow me to open the tailgate


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Old 03-24-2014, 05:30 PM   #33
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I just looked a Both Thule and Yakima's hitch-mounted racks at REI and noticed two things: they are bot heavy. About 40 lbs empty. This makes it a bit of a hassle to move between vehicles.
Second, they both seems loos and rattled in the store. I asked the sales person to tighten them up, but even after all of her adjustments, they rattled with just a light touch.

I think I am going to buy one of the spare-mounted versions, and am leaning towards the Thule.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:42 PM   #34
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I bought the Thule. It looks great but when I went to tighten the nut that holds it on it sheared. You could tell it wasn't quality hardware, almost looked like a cast threaded rod. I don't want something that sheared that easily being all that's preventing my bikes from spilling all over the highway. I returned it to Amazon and bought this:

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