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2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Classic for 2" Hitches

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This expansion accessory lets you convert your Thule T2 Classic 2-bike carrier for 2" hitches into a 4-bike rack. The add-on slides into the shank of your T2 Classic and adds mounting locations for a third and fourth bike. Call 800-298-1624 to order Thule accessories and parts part number TH9046 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Thule products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Classic for 2" Hitches. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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This expansion accessory lets you convert your Thule T2 Classic 2-bike carrier for 2" hitches into a 4-bike rack. The add-on slides into the shank of your T2 Classic and adds mounting locations for a third and fourth bike.


Features:

  • Expansion accessory converts your T2 Classic 2-bike rack for 2" hitches (TH9044 - sold separately) into a 4-bike carrier
  • Adjustable bike trays slide front to back and side to side to optimize bike spacing
  • Easy installation
    • Remove the endcap from the base of the bike carrier
    • Slide the add-on shank into the base of the carrier
    • Insert the included bolt
  • Compatible with Thule One-Key System lock cylinders (sold separately)
    • One-Key System lock cylinders can be changed out to make all your Thule locks keyed alike
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
    • Note: You are limited to a weight capacity of 160 lbs when carrying 4 bikes
  • Carrier weight: 35 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


9046 2-Bike Expansion Accessory for Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches

Replaces Thule TH918XTR REPL

Item # TH9046

Installation Details TH9046 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Classic for 2" Hitches - TH9046

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (18 Customer Reviews)

This expansion accessory lets you convert your Thule T2 Classic 2-bike carrier for 2" hitches into a 4-bike rack. The add-on slides into the shank of your T2 Classic and adds mounting locations for a third and fourth bike.

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Great bike rack if you are carrying multiple. I got the extension so I can carry 4 bikes with easy loading and bike are stable and don’t bang into each other. Now I don’t have to use 2 racks or a ladder to put bikes on the top of my car. I also don’t have to “pad” my bike to keep it from hitting the next bike on the hanging rack



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Delivery was a bit on the slow side but understandable. Package arrived in good shape and in time for a road trip from VA to ME. The add on was easy to install but be advised it is quite heavy when added to the original rack. Hard for one person to take the full rack on and off. Getting bikes on and off is easy though. Rack performed well on the trip and allowed me to travel with 4 bikes as intended. Would recommend!



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I have ordered from etrailer several times and as always the shipping was fast and no problem with items ordered. Thanks for the great service!



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etrailer kept me informed as this Bike Add -On was not available immediately. I was notified when it shipped and was able to review the manual before receiving it. Easy to put together. This is my second time dealing with etrailer. They seem to have the best prices, have many how-to do videos, and are easy to work with.



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Arrived in great shape. Went on without a hitch (pun intended).



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Well made Thule T2 equipment which connects to existing 9044 unit without any issue.



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etrailer has been my go to for all bicycle rack needs for over 10 years. They always have what I'm looking for at a reasonable price and they ship quickly. Happy Customer



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Flawless transaction. Ordered online simply and delivered very quickly as promised.



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They were knowledgeable and courteous. It was shipped promptly. Would definitely purchase from them again. The add-on is exactly what I needed. Some assembly was required but it fit perfectly.



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I've purchased several items from etrailer over the years and they have always arrive quickly and in good condition. The Thule 2 bike extension was lighter than I expected and attached to my existing rack without any problems. It took a little while to adjust all four rails so that the bikes do not interfere with each other but once that was done everything works well.



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As always with etrailer, the product was delivered promptly and performed as it should. The customer service experience is always good and they are very thorough during the ordering process. My representative Blake was professional and very helpful. I always know I will get the product in good shape and ready to assemble. I also know that if an issue does come up I can always call them and they are there to help.



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Product came in great shape Fairly easy assembly!



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Does exactly as expected, installation took a 15 mins. I added some tail lights on it, to make sure we see when we drive at night, I find a bit long.


Comments
After a year, its still does the trick. Solid!
Perfect - 08/31/2015



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Love the product. Thule does a nice job. I was extremely satisfied with e-trailer. Ordered on a Saturday, was upgraded to 3-5 day delivery and the product arrived on time and in good condition. Thanks e-trailer.


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Ask the Experts about this Thule Accessories and Parts

  • Locking the T2 Classic Add-On To The Thule T2 Classic Bike Rack
    The 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Classic for 2" Hitches # TH9046 attaches to the T2 Classic # TH9044 using two threaded bolts. One on the side and one on the bottom. You can see this in the attached video. If you need further security, I recommend a cable lock like # TH538XT to connect the two racks. I recommend the Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders - Qty 4 # TH450400 to give you locks compatible with the same key.
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  • When Adding 2-Bike Extension To T2 Bike Rack On 2013 Honda Odyssey Will Rear Hatch Fully Open
    The only way to tell for sure if you will be able to open up the rear hatch on your Odyssey is to take a quick measurement. When part # TH9046 is added the distance from the hitch pin hole to the back of the carrier is 55 inches. You can measure the distance form the hitch pin hole to the back of your rack. Subtract that distance from 55 and you can see if the added length will interfere with the hatch opening on your Odyssey.
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  • Expansion Kits for Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Racks
    There are multiple versions of the Thule T2 platform style hitch bike racks. If you have the Thule T2 Classic 1-1/4-inch rack # TH9045 then this cannot be installed in the 2-inch Classic version # TH9044. In this rack you need to use the special lightweight expansion piece # TH9046 which weighs only 35-lbs. The actual weight of rack # TH9045 is 50-lbs which is too heavy for use as an extension. In general bike rack add-on expansion kits will use light construction than their similar...
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  • Replacement Bolts to Secure Thule T2 Bike Rack Classic 2 Bike Extension
    For the replacement bolts to secure the 2 bike extension part # TH9046 to your # TH9044 you would need the part # 908-1240-54. I confirmed this with Thule.
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  • 2-Bike Add-On Expansion Kit for Thule 916XTR 2-Bike Hitch Rack
    My contact at Thule confirmed that you can indeed use the 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Classic # TH9046 along with your 2-bike base rack model 916XTR. They will have different color finishes but they are fully compatible.
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  • Does 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Classic fit Thule T2 Pro XTB 2-Bike Rack?
    The 2-bike add-on # TH9046 for the Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 does NOT fit the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT. The correct 2-bike add-on for the T2 Pro XTB is # TH9036XT, or you can get them as a single unit with part # TH9034XT-9036XT.
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  • Can the Thule One Key System be Matched to my Current Thule Key Number
    When adding your 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Classic for 2" Hitches part # TH9046 it is possible to get lock cores to match your current cores using part # THLOCKN126 this will be the matching lock core for your key. For extra keys use part # THKEYN126. If you do not still have the change key you will also need Universal Change Key for Thule Locks # 853-1251
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  • Availability of Add-On For Thule T2 Bike Rack to Make it a 4 Bike Rack
    Yes, we carry the part # TH9046 which is the add on for the Thule T2 Classic part # TH9044 to make it a 4 bike rack. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Lock for Thule T2 Classic 2-Bike Add On Bike Rack
    The 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Classic for 2" Hitches # TH9046 does simply install with the m12x40 bolt you mentioned that is included. There is not a lock that fits that application. Each tray is simply a bolt on assembly as well, so if you are concerned about theft, I recommend adding a cable lock like the Thule # TH538XT or # e98891.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack that Allows Rear Hatch to Open on a 2016 Honda Pilot
    The Thule T2 bike rack # TH9046 will actually be a little closer to the back of your 2016 Honda Pilot that the Yakima FourTimer but not to worry because I have some excellent recommendations for you. For a 4-bike rack that can tilt out or away far enough to allow you to open the rear hatch on your 2016 Honda Pilot you will need to look at specific hanging bike racks. For a model that will swing off to the side with or without bikes loaded you can use the Apex Swing # TH9027XT. I have...
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  • Can 2 Bike Add-On Be Used With T2 Classic for 1-1/4 Hitches?
    The reason the 2 Bike Add-On # TH9046 is recommended only for the T2 Classic for 2" Hitches # TH9044 is because of the differences between Class I, II, and III hitches. Class I 1-1/4" hitches can only hold up to 2 bikes. Not so much because of the weight capacity but more because of the angle and leverage issues of more than two bikes. The add-on is designed for the 2" version # TH9044 and not the 1-1/4" version # TH9045 to prevent people from accidentally loading their Class I hitch with...
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  • Recommended Platform Rack That Expands From a 2 Bike Rack to a 4 Bike Rack
    There are a few platform style bike racks that can be converter from 2 bike racks into 4 bike racks. I'll provide a short list below: - Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE # HR1450Z and add on # HR1475Z or # HR1400Z (complete 4 bike rack) - Swagman Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64FR - Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack # NV22G-NA22G - Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 and add on # TH9046 My personal favorite out of these is the Thule T2 Classic which has adjustable...
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  • Kuat Transfer vs Thule T2 Classic vs Saris Superclamp EX
    For this being your first bike rack purchase you have done a fantastic job at researching to narrow it down to some great choices! Since you have done your research and watched our review videos I will avoid going over all of the features and focus on your specific questions for each bike rack. If you do end up having more questions though please let me know. The Kuat Transfer # TS02G is a great, cost-effective option that only weighs in at 37 lbs. It also has a gunmetal gray powder...
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  • Comparing Thule Classic T2 vs Thule T2 Pro XT
    The Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9044 and the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT are very similar. The differences are in the maximum wheelbase being 2-1/2 inches longer totaling 50-1/2 inches and there being more space between bikes on the Pro XT model. The Pro XT will end up being about 2 lbs heavier due to that. Both of these bike racks will work very well for hybrid bikes up to 60 lbs each and mountain bikes. Both have wheel trays able to hold tires...
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  • Can I Lower My Tailgate on the 2020 Toyota Tacoma with the Saris MTR Attached
    The Saris MTR # SA4032 has 6-3/4" of space from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest point of contact on the rack, but the arms do fold down so as long as you were doing so without any bikes loaded you should be able to lower the tailgate on your 2020 Toyota Tacoma without any issue (since the Tacoma is a smaller truck you may have to tilt it away from the vehicle to accomplish this). It's unlikely that it will allow you load the bikes and still tilt away enough to open the tailgate,...
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  • Difference Between 753357902 and 753-3579 Replacement Thule Ratchet Arms and Can I Lock Them
    The arm part # 753-3579 replaces the ratcheting arm on the older Thule T2 bike racks that are no longer available which are the following bike racks: TH916, TH916XT, TH917, and TH917XT. The original arms on those bike racks came with locks cylinders originally so they were considered "locking" arms. However, the replacement arms do not come with a lock cylinder like the original bike rack did so you would need to use part # TH450200 as locks or use your old lock that came in the old...
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  • Comparing the Yakima HoldUp, Kuat NV 2.0 and Thule T2 Classic Platform-Style Bike Racks
    I've linked you to product demonstration videos of all three bike racks. The best of the three racks will depend on the features you're interested in and which features you find most important. First some similarities. All three racks are capable of folding up against the rear of the vehicle when the bikes are removed, and all three can tilt rearward with the bikes in place, allowing easier access to the rear trunk or liftgate of the vehicle. All three racks include hitch locks of some...
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  • Comparing Thule Replacement Ratcheting Arms 753357902 & 753-3579 for T2 Bike Racks
    Part # 753357902 is a Non-Locking Ratchet Arm Assembly that fits specific versions of the T2 Classic, # TH9044, # TH9045 and # TH9046. Part # 753-3579 is a LOCKING Ratchet Arm Assembly for the following discontinued Thule T2 Hitch Bike Rack models TH916, TH916XT, TH917 and TH917XT.
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  • Compatibility Between Thule T2 and T2 Pro XT Bike Racks and 2 Bike Add Ons
    The Replacement Shank for Thule T2 2-Bike Racks for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches # 753-3709 will only work with the T2 classic 2 bike # TH9045 as a replacement or to make the # TH9044 compatible with a 2 inch receiver. It will not work with the T2 Pro bike racks and will not work with the 2 bike add on # TH9046 because that 4 bike rack will only work with the 2 inch shank that comes on the # TH9044. The newer T2 Pro XT comes in 2 colors, black and silver and also 2 sizes the 1-1/4 inch shank...
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  • What Changed Between the Thule T2 Classic and Pro XTB Bike Racks
    The Thule T2 Classic 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9044 and the Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT are pretty similar. The differences are in the maximum wheelbase being 2-1/2 inches longer totaling 50-1/2 inches and there being more space between bikes on the Pro XT model. The Pro XT will end up being about 2 lbs heavier due to that. Also, the XTS uses a newer hitch pin style that has an arm that pivots in and locks it to the hitch whereas the Classic uses a threaded hitch pin....
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  • Hitch and Expandable Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2008 Mazda CX-7
    Let's start with a hitch, there are Class III hitches available for your 2008 CX-7 that would be excellent for using to carry a bike rack. For that I would recommend the Draw-Tite # 75512. Install video attached. With that hitch installed you could use the Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH9044 with the extension part # TH9046. Or you could use the Kuat NV part # NV22G with the extension part # NA22G.
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  • How to Use Thule T2 Bike Rack While Towing R-Pod Camper
    I may have a solution for you, however you will not be able to use the Swagman Straddler # S80503 referenced in your question with your Thule T2 Class Bike Rack # TH9044. The primary reason for this is that the Thule T2 Bike Rack is simply not rated for use on a trailer. Because a bike rack mounted on a trailer will be subjected to greater bounce and movement compared to that of a standard passenger vehicle, only certain bike racks are tested and approved for this use. As you also referenced,...
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  • Compatibility of Hollywood Racks Rack Valet Storage Cart with Thule T2 Classic with 2 Bike Add-On
    The Hollywood Racks Rack Valet Rolling Storage Cart for Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks - 100 lbs # HRRV-1 will work well for your application. The T2 Classic # TH9044 weighs 50 lbs and the add-on # TH9046 weighs 35 lbs, so you will be at 85 lbs and within the limits of the Rack Valet. The Rack Valet rolls very well with the caster wheels and is stable with its 23-1/2 inch wide by 23-3/4 inch depth. The locking casters also help secure the rack in place for storage as well as loading and...
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  • Thule T2 Compatibility with Class I Hitch Receiver
    The Thule T2 # TH9045 will not allow you to add the additional 2 bikes. The 2 Bike Add-On for Thule T2 Classic for 2" Hitches # TH9046 is only compatible with the 2 inch hitch model # TH9044. Unfortunately that rack is not compatible with your Mazda 3. All 4 bike platform racks require the 2 inch receiver based on the weight and design. The alternative is to use a hanging rack like the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting # TH9025XT. This will allow you to...
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  • Platform Style Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack that Can Expand from 2 to 4 Bikes
    We do have a few bike racks that can expand from 2 to 4 bikes but the Swagman rack for RV bumpers # S64663 is not one of them. If you need a rack at the back of an RV or trailer that holds 4 bikes then there are only certain bike racks that you can use. I have included a link to them for you. Not all bike racks are rated for the back of an RV or trailer. For a 4-bike rack that attaches to a 4 inch continuous welded steel bumper on an RV or trailer I recommend Swagman rack # S80600. This...
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  • Can Thule T2 Classic Be Converted to 2 inch Hitch and Carry 4 Bikes
    You can convert your Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH917XTR to basically be a TH9044 by simply replacing the shank and backbone assembly of your current rack with a # 753-3581. Then you'd be able to install the add-on part # TH9046 to convert it to a 4 bike rack.
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  • How Much Does the Thule T2 Classic Weigh with and without the 2-Bike Expansion
    The 2-bike version of the Thule T2 Classic, # TH9044, weighs 50 pounds. When adding the expansion to carry 2 additional bikes, # TH9046, the total weight is 85 pounds (the extension weighs 35 pounds). I have linked a video of the 2 bike version for you.
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  • Will Thule T2 Classic Bike Rack Fit Draw-Tite Hitch on 2014 Mazda CX-5
    Starting with the trailer hitch itself, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76138 referenced in your question is a confirmed fit your 2014 Mazda CX-5 and would be my recommendation. This is a great Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening and a tongue weight capacity of 675 pounds. Please note that based on my research your Mazda CX-5 has a tongue weight capacity of 300 pounds, so this is the number you will need to follow. I have attached an installation video...
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  • Can the Thule T2 Platform-Style 4 Bike Carrier Be Separated to Carry 2 Bikes
    Yes, The Thule T2 Classic Platform-Style 4 Bike Carrier, # TH9044-TH9046, will separate into a 2 bike rack and can be reassembled as a 4 bike rack. This rack is a combination of the T2 Classic bike rack, # TH9044, and the T2, 2-Bike Expansion Accessory, # TH9046. To install the expansion rack you will need to remove the plug from the end of the base rack and then insert the expansion rack. The expansion rack is then bolted into place with two bolts, flat washers and lock washers. Reverse...
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