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    Swagman Jacknife 4 or NSR 4?

    I like both equally well. Both will do what I want. My question is do you think the Swagman will have more wind resistance then the NSR being it sits perpendicular to the vehicle where the NSR sits parallel?

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    What are your concerns?
    Both are nice racks (I own a NSR). But neither would be the epitome of streamlined.
    I went NSR for a few factors. But the key factor was 4-bike carrying capability that would not have a huge overhang on my Jeep.

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    I went NSR 4 because of the simplicity and weight. I take the rack off a few times a week and is considerably lighter than the Jackknife.

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    What type of vehicle do you have? I have a 4runner and wonder how far above the roof the wheels would be?

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    I drive a 2009 Acura MDX and the bikes can clear 6'8 garages. Looks like there is an adjustment to lower the rack a foot by using the lower pivot hole. I have not tried it myself.

    A quick Google search shows quite a few NSR and vehicles:
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3...414_105201.jpg
    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U...0/IMGP1301.JPG
    Last edited by sand wedge; 11-04-2013 at 06:15 AM.

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    On a 4-Runner, the tires will clear the top of the vehicle (w/ the NSR).
    For some reference, here it is loaded on my JK Wrangler...

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