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Which Platform 4-Bike Rack has Most Clearance to Fit Past Rear Spare of Jeep Wrangler and Liberty

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I own a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK with a spare tire mounted on the back door gate. I also own a 2006 Jeep Liberty with the same set up. Will this bike bike rack fit these vehicles? I am assuming the only possible way would be to install an extension on to the hitches.

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The Thule T2 4-bike rack part # TH9044-TH9046 has quite a bit of clearance to fit past the spares at the back of your vehicles so I would be shocked if the rack didn't fit. From the center of it's hitch pin hole to the nearest bike rail measures 19 inches which is the distance you'd have to worry about since it's how far away from the rear of the vehicle your bikes would be carried.

So what you have to do if you wanted to verify the fit is measure from the pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear spares of both vehicles. As long as that distance is less than 19 inches you're good. This rack has the most clearance for this type of thing so I'd be shocked if it didn't work. Typically for the vehicles you mentioned the most clearance needed is around 12 to 13 inches but often times is less than that which is why I am confident this rack will work well for you.

In the picture I attached you can see that the bikes are a decent distance from the rear of the vehicle.

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