Does Draw Tite Hitch # 24914 Fit 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback w/ Appearance Package

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I would like to use my Thule 2inch T2 bike carrier on my new Mazda 3 Hatchback with the factory installed Appearance Package. The Appearance Package ads a rear diffuser, changing the rear bumper fascia shape and dimensions. Will the Draw-Tite 24914 hitch still work for my vehicle? If so what part should I use to adapt my 2inch rack to the 1-1/4inch 24914 hitch? Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

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The Draw Tite hitch part # 24914 that you referenced is a fit for your 2017 Mazda 3 hatchback with the appearance package. That being said you can replace the shank of your T2 to allow it to be used in a 1-1/4 inch hitch but it depends on which version of the T2 you have.

What you need is the replacement shank part # 753-3709 if you have the T2 Classic. This will replace the shank you have and allow the bike rack to fit a 1-1/4 inch hitch.

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