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Fitting a Thule SpareMe 2 Bike Rack to a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited  

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Im curious about a product Thule Spare Me 2 Bike Rack - Spare Tire Mount - Folding Dual Arms Item # TH963PRO Will it fit on my 2017 Jeep Wranglers spare tire-Wheels: 17inch x 7.5inch LT255/75R17C BSW Off road?

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I contacted Thule and verified that the Spare Me 2 Bike Rack, part # TH963PRO is a fit for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited's spare tire. Additionally your 255/75R17 sized tire is about 32 inches in diameter and 10 inches wide. The SpareMe fits tires up to 12-1/2 inches wide (P315 series).

The rack includes a pair of mounting brackets and rubber spacers that can be used to properly fit the rack to the vehicle based on your spare's size. Since your tire is about 10 inches thick, and you'll likely need to use at least the short mounting bracket to clear the spare's wheel and rim. In the video review of the rack that I've included, our team installs a SpareMe 2 onto a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the exact size tire that you have, so you can get an idea of your installation process.

You should consider adding a Swagman Frame Adapter, part # 64005 if you're planning on hauling any Women's, Children's, Step-Through or Aggressive Frame bikes, as this will allow them to ride parallel to the ground and lower the risk of them impacting the ground or vehicle as they would when they are hung at an angle.

Additionally, I recommend adding a 10 foot cable lock, part # e98891 to secure the bikes to the spare tire itself to increase security and deter theft.

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