T2 wheel wells contact bumper when folded up, can I shave off some material??- Mtbr.com
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    T2 wheel wells contact bumper when folded up, can I shave off some material??

    I just got a Thule T2 for my '07 Mustang and the wheel well touches the bumper when it is folded up. I am able to close it, but it presses against the bumper pretty hard.

    I was thinking about shaving off about 1/4" from the inside edge of the wheel well so it will fit without possibly denting my bumper, I don't think it will have an effect on the stability of the bikes but wanted to see if anyone else had tried this or had any recommendations.

    Thanks.

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    Samething happens to my car. You need to slide the trays back, so it won't touch your bumper. Or you can also try getting a hitch extender to extend the hitch alittle far back.

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    Cool so the extra leverage of having the trays back further is okay?

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    Yes, it shouldn't be a problem at all.

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    I have a 98 mustang and the same thing happens to mine. I dont keep my rack in all the time so I wasn't to worried about it.

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    One of my trays is almost all the way out on a 1.25 hitch- no issues- been doing that for years. You can shave some material off though. I have done that too.

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    I shaved it off mine, works just fine.

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