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Recommended Hitch Mounted Swing Out Bike Rack for 2014 Wrangler Unlimited

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I am looking for a hitch mount,swing out bike rack for my 2014 Wrangler Unlimited. I have tried the Yakima Fullswing and the spare tire will not clear Yakima receiver tire too low. Based upon pictures, it looks as if the Thule Vertex is slightly lower. Based upon measurements, I have 4-1/2inch of clearance from the bottom of the tire to the top of the 2inch receiver opening. Would the tire clear the Thule receiver with the rack swung open?

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I spoke with my contact at Thule and she said the Thule Swing 4 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches # TH9027XT, which you referenced, has been test fitted on the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a rear spare tire and is a confirmed fit. She said there is enough clearance that the spare tire will clear the bike rack's shank with the rack swung open.

I have included a video review of this rack as well as a link to an FAQ article to help.

If you plan to carry women's, children's, or alternative frame bikes level on the rack you will need to use adapter # TH982XT. I have included a link to a video showing how the adapter works.

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