Which Spare Tire Rack is best for a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 18inch Factory Wheels? I currently have the Thule Spare-me2 but due to getting rear ended I will neede to replace it. I was looking at the Yakima but there are mixed reviews. I have 2 mountain bikes and with the thule it is not the easiest to mount the bikes onto the rack due to the suspension. Please advice which one you think will be the best. Thank you in advance for your time.
asked by: Keith H
To determine if the Yakima SpareTime 2 Bike Rack, # Y02598, will fit your 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara you will need to take two measurements.
The diameter of the hole in the center of your spare tire wheel will need to be greater than 1-3/16 inches. And the distance from the back of the wheel, where the mounting plate will bolt up to the wheel, to the farthest out part of the spare tire needs to be less than 6-1/2 inches.
If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes I recommend using the Tube Top adapter bar, # Y02531, for greater ground clearance and to carry the bikes more level. I have included some links on the bike rack and adapter for you.
expert reply by: Michael H
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