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Old September 29th, 2006, 12:00 PM
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hitch mounted bike rack and tire clearance

Has anyone ever tried to use a hitch mounted bike rack with on a Rover Accesories or Safari Gard type reciever hitch? The ones that mount to the rear cross member. I am wondering if the rack will clear a 265/75? or 85 on the back door? thanks
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Old September 29th, 2006, 04:10 PM
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You should not have a problem with an extender bar from an auto parts store they come in all sorts of lengths for $15 - 30.
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Old September 29th, 2006, 05:53 PM
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thats the last thing i want to do
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Old September 29th, 2006, 08:16 PM
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I have a 90 softop with 36 x 12.5 x 16 superswampers, I have the two bike carriers , the one that was available in 97 that swings down and the new one that swings out ( both landrover ) .The new one will not fit due to the tire sticking too far out for the hitch to properly catch ,The old one fits with no problem. I bought the new bike carrier without taking this into account and to make matters worse I also lost the keys that lock the bikes in place.
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Old September 29th, 2006, 09:37 PM
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thanks. I think there is a Defender with this setup where I am having mine worked on. I think im gonna take my rack and spare and see if itll work
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rover4x4 : thats the last thing i want to do

why so negative? I have had no problems. Am I missing something?
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Old October 2nd, 2006, 06:11 AM
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nah those just make the rack unstable and wobble around. I like my current yak because once its on there is doesnt move at all.
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