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    Best spare tire rack?

    I just bought a Jeep unlimited and looking for a spare tire rack. Just looking for opinions on some.

    I would like a 3-4 bike rack.

    I found one by Allen but looks a little cheap. Also found one by Surco but it has the top clamping method and I've heard those aren't good for carbon fiber frames. Any input is appreciated.

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    Is there a reason you prefer a spare tire mount over a hitch mount? There are a lot more options if you go with a hitch mount.

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    with a hitch mount you're unable to access the back of the jeep unless you take the rack off. With a spare tire rack i would be able to swing it all to the side and access the hatch without even having to take the bikes off.

    Really just a convenience factor

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    the problem you are going to find is that most spare tire mounts are 2 bike max....
    the yakima sparetime is a premium product....

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    decided to go with a thule hitch mount so i can buy the ski adapter.

    Thanks for the input

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    Quote Originally Posted by c4walkowiakj View Post
    decided to go with a thule hitch mount so i can buy the ski adapter.

    Thanks for the input
    thule 963xt spare me, on the spare tire works perfectly with the thule 987xt ski adapter....
    imo, the 987xt works best of all on the spare me versus any of the hitch mounts...

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    Watch out for the tailgate. Doesn't like extra weight on it, seen a couple with popped welds holding a 35" tire. Hell, mines sagging a mm or two with a Rubicon wheel/tire.

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