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Will The Kuat NV 2.0 BA22B Clear The Spare Tire On 2014 Jeep Wrangler?

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Will this rack work on the rear of my 2014 4dr Jeep Wrangler. Specifically, will it clear the rear mounted vehicle spare tire ?

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In order to verify if this bike rack will clear the spare tire on your 2014 Jeep Wrangler, you will want to first measure from the trailer hitch receiver's hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the spare tire (see photo). If this distance is less than 11-3/4" then you can use the Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches # BA22B.

Keep in mind, even if you have the clearance for the bike rack you likely won't be able to use the fold-up feature to save space when bikes are not loaded since this would bring the rack closer to the vehicle's spare tire.

If you still do not have enough clearance to use the rack mentioned above, then another solution is to add an extender such as Curt Hitch Extender for 2" Hitch Receivers - 8" Long # C45791. This will extend the bike rack out another 8" from the receiver, but the downside is that it reduces your trailer hitch receiver's overall capacity by 50%. I attached a few demonstration videos for you.

Distance From Hitch Pin Hole To Rearmost Part Of Tire
Distance From Hitch Pin Hole To Rearmost Part Of Tire
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