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Ultraswing bicycle carrier thought.....sorry if wrong place

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by MedicineMan4040, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Jan 25, 2021 at 10:56 PM
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    MedicineMan4040

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    I know the Ultraswing has a second hitch mount for a bike rack but can anyone see an issue with using the tire itself and a rack like this one-
    https://www.amazon.com/Yakima-8002599-SpareRide/dp/B0171A6MSU

    I've got to move my rear camera anyway right? and using the Yakima (Thule makes one too and I'd bet others) I'd be quite a bit shorter in total length.

    Only an issue when actually removing the spare tire for use.

    The same question could be applied to the competing Wilco.

    I've decided a rear bumper replacement is not for me...no true off-roading/wheeling/rock crawling; just crap weather with lots of snow and ice on the roads. A hitch mount spare tire carrier would keep me from crawling under the truck and/or provide 2 spares if I ever get to do my fantasy drive, the Trans-Labrador Highway.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2021 at 6:23 AM
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    I don't see why that wouldn't work, they (RIGd) have 40" tires on some off there Ultraswings. Don't know if there is a weight limit on the wheel mount itself tho. Why don't you give them a call, they're super helpful over there. Great bunch of kids!
    BTW I LOVE mine!
     
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    I vote for using a standard hitch mount, no point in getting a Wilco tire carrier unless you can’t fit whatever tire size you’re running in the spare area.
     
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  4. Jan 26, 2021 at 7:01 PM
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    Thanks for the thoughts.
    The better-half pointed out today that the 'tilt' of the Ultraswing might be problematic with two bikes. One bike will be resting/rubbing
    on the other bike unless we put a spacer of some kind between.
    So now I'm entertaining the idea with the Wilco solo which looks straighter.

    Mtbpsych, as far as me and tire sizes go both sets I have (K02's and studded Snow Claws) will fit in the OEM spare tire holder under the 4R.
    I like looking/admiring the 35 inchers some enjoy but they don't have a place in my life or back ;) In fact I can barely budge the Cooper Snow Claws
    since they are on steelies.
     

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