Will the Thule 9003 Platform Carrier fit on a 2008 Volvo S40 T5?
asked by: Raj
I contacted our representative at Thule and she informed me that the Thule Raceway Platform 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH9003, will fit the standard model 2008 Volvo S40. She could not confirm that # TH9003 would fit the T5 model.
I did some research on the internet and found that the T5 is the AWD Turbo model. Also, that the T5 can come equipped with a rear spoiler and added fascia. If your Volvo S40 T5 is equipped with a spoiler, the Thule Raceway may not fit.
Since the T5 comes with added bumper fascia, installing a hitch to use a hitch back rack, may require trimming or removal of the bumper fascia.
For carrying a bike on your vehicle, I would recommend using a roof rack. If you do not have a factory roof rack, you will need the Thule Roof Rack, part # TH480R, THARB53, THKIT1590. Then you could go with a roof rack bike rack like the Thule Big Mouth, part # TH599XTR.
I have linked a video review of the Thule Raceway Platform 2 Bike Carrier # TH9003, and an FAQ on trunk bike racks.
expert reply by: Reno H
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53 Inch Long
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Wheel Mount - Anti-Sway
Bike and Rack Lock