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Hitch Racks on Lowered Cars

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Rabie, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. Rabie

    Rabie Guest

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    Does anyone have any experience using Sportworks-style hitch racks on lowered cars? My trunk rack finally bit it today, and I'm looking for a less ghetto solution. Only problem is that my car is low, and the racks tend to stick out pretty far. I've seen some extensions that raise the rack, but they seem to only come in 2" and I think that all the receivers made for my car are 1.25". The new Thule/Sportworks T2 does look like it sits higher than older models, but I want to be sure it'll work before dropping the cash.
     

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  2. SpaZwEll

    SpaZwEll Monkey

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    I have a T2 on a lowered Passat Wagon and have not had any trouble. I say go for it. The only time I scrape is if I try to back up something steep, so I don't. I got rid of the roof rack. Sportsworks sooo much better!!
     
  3. Kntr

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    The T2 sits real high. I have never had it hit the ground, even when I go offroading.
     
  4. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    You can buy an extension that will lift the rack a few inches. Although, I think you will be limited to a two bike rack...