Bike Rack Recommendation that Allows Trunk to Open with 2012 Audi A6


Will the trunk lid open with rack mounted


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You will not be able to open the trunk of your 2012 Audi A6 with a trunk rack like the Saris Bones part # SA805BL installed. The hinges aren't rated for the additional weight and the struts won't hold the trunk up either so it would come slamming down which would be dangerous, plus the clips that go over the trunk would get pinched as the trunk opens.

Only option is a hitch mounted bike rack which first requires a hitch like the part # C11423 to be installed.

The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's top three. Check out the review video I attached for more info.

If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube on your bikes to provide an attachment point. I attached a review video for this product also. This will allow the bikes to be carried more level and will provide more ground clearance.

Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well.

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