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    Kia Soul - anyway to get a 4 bike hitch rack?

    Ive been researching this for a bit.

    It seems that if I, unlikely, got a 2" receiver for my car that Id be set. But no one makes a 2" receiver for a kia soul.

    If I got a 1 1/4 receiver, than I got a 1 1/4 to 2" adaptor, the max weight is around 100lbs and its a big no no according to everything Ive read.

    But hey if someone else has a suggestion please let me know.

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    Class 1 is a 200 lb tongue weight

    But yes there are 1.25 inch 4 bike racks or you could also get a roof rack

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    I believe the tongue weight gets halved if you were to add an 1.25 to 2" adaptor.

    Maybe I should have been more specific - Can I get a 4 bike hitch mounted rack with wheel trays on this car somehow?

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    No, it'll hang out too far and tongue load will be over limit.

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    Can I get a custom 2" receiver put on the Kia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlane View Post
    Can I get a custom 2" receiver put on the Kia?
    You can get anything done with enough money or know how.

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    How about a roof rack? Just did it to mine, can easily hold 4 bikes.
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    Can you provide more info, Re: what roof rails did you use and how was it attached to the soul's roof

    Tnx man
    biker boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb1mina View Post
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    Can you provide more info, Re: what roof rails did you use and how was it attached to the soul's roof

    Tnx man
    It's an SSD Performance roof rack, highly recommend on all the Soul forums. They install using existing factory mounting flanges that come on all Souls and are hidden underneath your roof seam trim so there is no drilling into steel.

    Fairly easy to install, took me about two hours because I was scared and not very mechanically inclined, but I'm sure most people could install them in about 45 minutes.

    My post count isn't high enough to add a link, but if you google SSD Performance, it'll be the first link.

    Cheers,
    Jon

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    I think a trailer is your best bet...

    You "could" put 4 bikes on a hitch, but the suspension would sag way down and bounce like crazy.

    You could put 2 bikes on the hitch and 2 on the roof...
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    whatever...

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    The Class1 hitch tongue weight limitation is your lowest common denominator here. Think about it. 4 bikes x 32 lbs. = 128 lbs. That leaves just 72 lbs. for the rack itself and hitch racks are not light. Even if you put on lighter bikes and were able to find a rack that light you are at max capacity with the weight hanging way off the back of your car. Not ideal. I think the best you'll find is 3 bikes with 1UP USA. I have that setup on my Subaru WRX and it's solid. The 4th guy can find someone else to ride with

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