Replacement Cradles for Thule Hitching Post 4-Bike Rack

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I have an older Hitching Post, 4 bike rack. Id like to replace the cradles and anti sway arms. Can you suggest which part numbers I need to order? The arms on my Hitching Post are 1 inch in diameter, so Im hoping replacements such as item 853-7887 will work Thanks

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There are currently several different Thule Hitching Post 4-Bike Racks (980, 944, 945, 984, 985, 934, 934 XT, 935, 935XT, Etc.) so it would be a bit difficult to confirm the correct replacement parts without the exact model. If you don't know what model you have then you can try sending a photo and I can go about trying to identify it that way.

However, the Replacement T3 Cradle Body part # 853-5829 and the Replacement Rubber Strap part # 753-3535 will work for all but the 980, 984, 985 models. In regards to the anti-sway cradles, these are no longer replaceable. With that being said, I think it may be time to upgrade to the latest model which is the Thule Hitching Post Pro part # TH934XTR. This would be your only option really if you wanted to retain the anti-sway system.

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