It does not clear the tire on my JK but the rack is easily modified though. I have the Thule 916 and all I did was go to my local steel supplier and had them cut 27" of 2x2x1/8 square tube and then using the original bottom piece (18") of the bike rack as a template I drilled the holes and now a perfect fit. Total cost for the mod was under $9 for the steel and $20 for the tap and drill to make the hitch lock work. Other than that you could buy a hitch extender for about $20 from Harbor Freight but I felt this allowed too much play in the setup. I hope this helps.
Yea man. Picked up a Thule rack for spare tire rack off craigslists from lady used it twice for $100 ($226 retail i found). Used while on door w stock rubicon wheel. Now with Besrk handmade carrier it is STOUT and only a 33x15 wheel it's actually 4lbs lighter than stock 16's and tires. Did however when I used w new tires had to cut the center square rod mount, put in like 2-3" extension of 1" square stock I had and welded. So not I have a good bite on it and long thread so if anything way more more stabile than it was before. Figure was ment for like 225 tires haha.
nope. I use a yakima bighorn hitch rack. I never noticed my bikes get any scratches except when I reversed into a random yellow pole . Those ride on type of carriers seem like a big hazzle plus I live in an apartment.
I have the Thule T2 and love it. My TT bike didn't fit on the standard style rack. I had issues with folding it up and the spare tire. I took my Drexel tool and just took a little off one of the plastic wheel trays to make it fit. No issues what so ever. Driven 12 hours to race and bike doesn't move