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    2008 Ford Focus + Thule Doubletrack + Curt Hitch

    Has anyone out there used a Thule 990XT Doubletrack on their 2008 Ford Focus?

    I'm looking at putting a Curt hitch on my Focus, but in watching the installation video they warn that the hitch pin hole sits 6 inches inward from the bumper. I tried to hold the Thule Doubletrack rack in the spot where it might sit when installed, but it's hard to tell whether the tire cradles will be merely pretty close to the car or actually touching the car when the rack is folded up.

    If you have any experience with the configuration I described (or an approximation thereof), let me know if the Thule Doubletrack will work well with a 2008 Ford Focus and Curt hitch.

    Thanks!

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    I've done a little more research, and it looks like the distance from the center of the hitch pin to the outside edge of the bumper on the 2009 Ford Focus using the Curt Hitch would be 6 inches. Does anyone know if the 2008 Focus is identical to the 2009 in terms of the bumper/rear end setup?

    [6 inches is the limit prescribed by Thule for the Doubletrack, so if the 2008 and 2009 Ford Focuses (or, Foci) are the same, it seems I'll have to go with the Draw-Tite which supposedly buys me an extra inch on the 2008 model. Not a huge problem, but the large hitch bar is more visible on the Draw-Tite.]

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