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How to Make a Thule Spare Me Bike Rack Work on an Oversize Tire on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler

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I got a Thule Spare Me Tire rack a my 2012 jeep for almost two years now, it worked great, but recently I upgrade the wheels and tires and now the rack dont work because the tire is wider than the original...Is there a replacement mounting plate longer? or something that can fill the gap or I just need to buy a new rack?

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The Thule Spare Me Bike rack part # TH963PRO comes with two mounting brackets and two stand off extension pieces so that it can adapt to wheels that are regular and oversize.

It sounds like you originally used a regular size wheel and tire and have upgraded to a larger one. You may have lost the additional hardware that came with your # TH963PRO that allows it to install onto an oversize wheel and tire. You would want the Replacement Long Mounting Bracket # 752-1425-002 and the Replacement Long Standoff Extension Adapter # 852-3305-001 to let you install the rack on your oversize wheel and tire. With these two parts you would be able to use this rack on a tire that is up to 10 inches in width.

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