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04-25-2013 05:27 PM
rigormortis
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Originally Posted by Lynskey View Post
Currently using a Thule T2. I flipped the 4-bar linkage upside down and it clears when folding it up. In order for the tire to clear when swinging open the gate, just flip down the T2 to the down-angle position. Works perfect.

However if I didn't already have the T2 from previous vehicles, I would go with the 1upusa rack.
Huh? I don't get this... can you post a pic? I can't for the life of me figure out how to flip the 4-bar linkage in a way that will result in me being able to fold up the carrier and still be able to flip it down. The two 2" bars hit each other when you try to flip it up.
03-28-2013 08:19 AM
R4D4R Yes, they are plenty secure. They use the same hitch pins that the hitch uses; can be threaded or not. Nothing to worry about
03-27-2013 09:32 PM
kodimtnbiker
Yakima foldem with oversize spare

I did the measurement suggested in another post but the yak foldem still doesn't fit with my oversize spare. My question: are the hitch extenders secure? Don't want my Ibis flying off the back of my jeep.
06-24-2012 08:42 PM
Geckoid I have the Yakima Flipside Bike Rack. It measures 12 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar - which provides plenty of clearance for the spare tire on the rear of the vehicle.
Got mine from eTrailer. Here's the link.
Yakima FlipSide 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Rotating Rack w Frame Mount Cradles, 1-1/4" & 2" Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Y02426
06-11-2012 08:32 AM
TheLostApple Okay since I started this thread, I will update with what I got. I went and purchased the Apex 4 Swing Bike rack. I like it. I will make one warning if you have a bigger spare then stock it will not work without a hitch extension. Because I have the 17" tires included in the Power package and the one bolt just barley rubs the tire cover so anything bigger you will not be able to tighten it. I can also open the rear pretty much 80% open with the bike rack on. I'll try an update this more later on when I've gotten to put it to more use. Thanks all for the replies and setups you use.
06-11-2012 08:22 AM
mzbrandi
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Originally Posted by pwecr View Post
go to harborfreight.com and search for hitch adapter. don't forget to find a 20% off coupon if you decide to buy.
Thanks, picked it up yesterday.
06-10-2012 09:33 AM
wassup8687 I have a Thule 4 bike rack that I bought a couple years ago to use on my truck. It fits very well and tilts down.
06-10-2012 08:52 AM
J_Westy
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Originally Posted by woodyaks View Post
What do you plan on hooking up to your hitch while the bikes are on their?
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The taillights are fine with all the bikes.
I wonder if it's 'cause mine is mounted higher than yours, but my taillights are very obscured.
06-10-2012 08:38 AM
dabolt55
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Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
Here we go... took me a little longer than expected because I wanted to modify my dual-hitch adapter for an anti-rattle pin.

Woodyaks, what do you do about taillights? At least with 4 bikes, they are pretty obscured?

More pics here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/201...ml#post2456950

Hey J westy, was this your creativity? or did you see this out there somewhere? Very cool....
06-10-2012 08:32 AM
woodyaks
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Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
Here we go... took me a little longer than expected because I wanted to modify my dual-hitch adapter for an anti-rattle pin.

Woodyaks, what do you do about taillights? At least with 4 bikes, they are pretty obscured?

More pics here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/201...ml#post2456950

What do you plan on hooking up to your hitch while the bikes are on their?

The taillights are fine with all the bikes.
06-10-2012 08:21 AM
bflank You can also check out REI either online or at the REI in Conshohocken, PA.

Bike Racks at REI - Free shipping on orders of $50 or more
06-10-2012 07:39 AM
J_Westy
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Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
Yes! Thanks for posting your direct link.

Mine came in the mail last night... I'll hopefully have her mounted up over the weekend with pictures.

Man this thing is aluminum sculpture.

Here we go... took me a little longer than expected because I wanted to modify my dual-hitch adapter for an anti-rattle pin.

Woodyaks, what do you do about taillights? At least with 4 bikes, they are pretty obscured?

More pics here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/201...ml#post2456950

06-01-2012 04:55 PM
Ape North Shore Rack. It only works with mountain bikes (larger crown fork). But if all you do is mountain, this is the best I've found (and I've had some nice racks from Küat and Yakima).
NSR-4...

06-01-2012 04:44 PM
Lynskey Currently using a Thule T2. I flipped the 4-bar linkage upside down and it clears when folding it up. In order for the tire to clear when swinging open the gate, just flip down the T2 to the down-angle position. Works perfect.

However if I didn't already have the T2 from previous vehicles, I would go with the 1upusa rack.
06-01-2012 04:33 PM
-JC-
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Originally Posted by woodyaks View Post
You mean this
That's the ticket! My thule won't fold up, but I must have wheel mounts because the top tube is carbon fiber. Yours is perfect
06-01-2012 04:12 PM
J_Westy
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Originally Posted by woodyaks View Post
You mean this
Yes! Thanks for posting your direct link.

Mine came in the mail last night... I'll hopefully have her mounted up over the weekend with pictures.

Man this thing is aluminum sculpture.
05-27-2012 11:21 PM
mzbrandi
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Originally Posted by pwecr View Post
go to harborfreight.com and search for hitch adapter. don't forget to find a 20% off coupon if you decide to buy.
Thanks for the information. Will check it out the next time I get off the hill. Thanks to you too Bob.
05-27-2012 09:19 PM
woodyaks
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Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
After much research and some $aving, I just ordered a 1upusa with add-on's to carry 4 bikes.

There are some pics of one on a Wrangler on their website.

1upusa.com :: Products

And here are some from mtbr:

Mtbr Forums - View Single Post - 1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

I'll post some pictures when I get it!
You mean this
05-27-2012 08:37 PM
tabber02 saris makes one... an adapter to fit the larger receiver.
05-27-2012 07:01 PM
R4D4R I just got the Thule vertex today. Its a nice piece of equipment but it doenst fit past my spare. Ill have to get an extender, but I like it. The price is right price too. EMS has a Memorial Day sale with 20% off Thule stuff. The MSRP was like $280 or so and I got it for $220ish
Annnnnd...Made in USA
05-27-2012 06:16 PM
J_Westy After much research and some $aving, I just ordered a 1upusa with add-on's to carry 4 bikes.

There are some pics of one on a Wrangler on their website.

1upusa.com :: Products

And here are some from mtbr:

Mtbr Forums - View Single Post - 1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

I'll post some pictures when I get it!
05-27-2012 05:43 PM
ShaunWV Hollywood is what I went with as well. It was the only rack that would clear my 33x12.5
05-27-2012 05:41 PM
LTZ470 Hollywood 4 bike rack is top notch and you can split it and just use as two bike rack if required...
05-27-2012 05:25 PM
pwecr go to harborfreight.com and search for hitch adapter. don't forget to find a 20% off coupon if you decide to buy.
05-27-2012 01:56 PM
mzbrandi Ok guys, I too have a bike carrier that attaches to the tow receiver. My problem is that I bought it for my Subaru Forester with the small receiver. I really don't want to buy another one that fits the larger receiver. Anyone know of an adapter to make the small rack fit the larger receiver?
05-27-2012 10:15 AM
R4D4R Which one?
05-27-2012 09:22 AM
Ringo98 Hey I have the yak two bike holder works great from quadratec
05-27-2012 09:18 AM
R4D4R IM going shopping for one today. Im looking at the Thule Vertex or maybe a Yak Doubledown Ace. Im not sure if either will clear the tailgate with the swing down, but the Yak looks like it removes easier. If so, i could just take it totally off if it doesnt clear the gate. If all else fails, I could just get a hitch extender or drop
EMS and REI have 20% off racks this weekend, just FYI
05-26-2012 11:51 PM
nicks350 I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Deluxe-V...8090427&sr=8-3
Works good, well made. Same problem with tipping down, though and being able to open the rear door. This has never been a factor for me, but something to consider.
05-26-2012 05:20 PM
Tkalagher I have an old Tule and it does not work well on the jeep. Even with it swung down I can not open the rear gate because the wheel gets in the way. I have stock rubbi wheels and tires. Just look out for this.
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