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4 Bike Platform Bike Rack Recommendation that Clears Rear Spare of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Just curious how much room youll have between the spare tire and the closest bike. How far is it between the hitch pin and the hook that holds the bike down that should help me measure on my 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. If it doesnt fit, are there no sway hitch extension products that can help with the spare tire clearance? Im looking at the 4 bike version with the 2inch hitch. PS63138 Thanks,

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The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the Pro Series Q-Slot part # PS63138 to the nearest wheel hoop measures 12 inches. That could possibly clear a Wrangler rear spare tire but from previous Wranglers that we've measured that's pretty close and you may have an issue with the pedals not fitting.

Using a hitch extender like the part # HE06 is one option but it's going to add quite a bit of movement to your setup plus it's going to cut the capacity of the hitch you have by 50 percent.

For a rack that would be a bit more expensive but would definitely clear the rear spare the Thule T2 part # TH9044-TH9046 has a distance of 19 inches from the center of the pin hole to the nearest wheel tray.

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