Thule 963PRO Jeep Wrangler Bike Rack Review
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Thule 963PRO Jeep Wrangler Bike Rack Review

About Thule

The Thule 963PRO Spare Me 2 Bike Rack For Jeep Wrangler
The Thule 963PRO Spare Me 2 Bike Rack For Jeep Wrangler

This brand was initially founded in 1942 by the Thulin family. It all started when Eric Thulin, a true outdoor activity lover, put his family name Thule on a pike trap designed by himself and began to start his own business with it in Scandinavia. Gradually, more and more practical items were being added to the company portfolio by him. Up to now, the product list from Thule company has yet to stop.

By the 1960s, this company started to penetrate the market for car gadgets and anything related to cars. At first, the company only launched a simple roof rack for a picnic. In 1979, the Thulin sold their company to Eldon, a publicly listed company. Thule has managed to keep its growth up to now and acquire much more customers every single passing day.

All in all, one thing you need to keep in mind is that Thule is the best provider for those who fall deeply in love with an active life.

Product overview

This is a rack that fits most standard as well as oversized tires and can stack up to 2 bikes. Regarding the quality, you can rest assured with this heavy-duty rack as it would not fail to amaze you how well it can serve.

Manufacturer saying

The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack For Jeep Wrangler
The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack For Jeep Wrangler

The Thule 963 PRO Jeep Wrangler Bike Rack is a specifically designed item that perfectly fits the vehicles with a spare tire mounted on their exterior (to be more specific, at the back of the cars) a bolt system. The Thule 963 PRO fully exploits the existing mounting edge of the spare tire to secure the bikes safely during transportation. Meanwhile, the hitch receiver and the car’s roof racks are both free so, feel free to make great use out of them. Besides, the manufacturer has some additional features to give you better experiences: foldable bike arms that make room for you when not in use and locking functionality to secure your precious bikes.

You are saving your space by storing bikes on the spare tire

Most of the time, it is the norm for the owner of a Jeep or SUV equipped with a spare tire at the rear end to face a long-lasting conflict of how to fully make use of the space their cars offer. All this happens thanks to the stowing tires excluding the positions customarily used for a bike rack. Therefore, placing the bikes on the roof of their vehicles or monopolizing the trailer hitch is the only available option if they still want to transport their bikes. However, this minor issue can be easily handled by the Thule 963PRO Spare Me. With a bolt system helping the rack to mount on the rim of the spare tire, you can now put your bike to where it initially belonged.

The frame is capable of holding two bikes at the same time. When you are putting your bike on this rack, the cradles will firmly hold the bike frame’s top horizontal tube, whereas the no-sway cages are in charge of the vertical seat tube. Each of the contact points is covered by a rubber layer, so be at ease cuz your dear cycles will not get a single scratch on their thin paint coat. Besides, this rubber provides strong friction resulting in a firm grip on the bikes and highly secure them.

To install the Thule 963PRO Spare Me 2 onto your vehicles, you need to start with removing any tire cover and spare nuts. Next, lift the tires. You can see here, the mounting plate of the rack can fit so well with the bolt system for holding the spare tire, while the square female thread that face outward. You need to put the tire back to its original position after this and tighten it with the lug nuts. Through this process, the spare tire now has replaced the rear end of your vehicle in being the base for the rack (for those anticipating a large spare tire, the Thule Spare Me 2 come with various sizes as well as some extended package to tune into the way you desire).

Secure Dual Locking Feature that prevents thievery

The YAKIMA - SpareRide Bike Rack For Jeep Wrangler
The YAKIMA – SpareRide Bike Rack For Jeep Wrangler

The Thule 963PRO Spare Me 2 has a locking feature that not only provides your bike a necessary amount of safety it deserves but also firmly attaches the carrier onto the bike. After purchasing, this product comes alongside with double locking cylinders. The first one will be inserted into the locking knob of the frame head then, once you have tightened th+e knob enough to offer adequate force holding the carrier on your vehicle spare tire. This system can only be unlocked by a single key kept by you alone unless you decide to have some spares. Thanks to this, the carrier can stay in the spare time for the rest of its life unless you don’t want to. This is a massive plus for this product. This tightness can safely guard your bikes. In addition, the second locking post is inserted at the end of the integrated cable lock, found in the vertical tube section to the right of the bracket. If you want to lock your bike on the carrier, all you have to do is pull the head of the cable lock up, cover a tube of the bike and connect the other tip of the cable lock with another opposite end.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Any Thule products you purchase, ranging from car rack systems to its accessories, will receive the company’s warranty, which starts from the day a retail store buys those products from the mother company. One more thing, this warranty will expire once a user transfers his or her own Thule products to other people. Moreover, defections coming from casual wear out, tear, scratches, crashing accidents, and illegal vehicle usages are all exempted from Thule’s warranty.

Final Thought

The Hollywood Racks Bolt-On Bike Rack For Jeep Wrangler
The Hollywood Racks Bolt-On Bike Rack For Jeep Wrangler

All in all, not just for Jeep and SUV, whatever kinds of car you possess that have a spare tire at the rear end can be used with this rack. Do not just let the space on your vehicle exterior go to waste when you have a way to fully exploit them right here, and your investment in it is well worth your time. With the price you will pay for this, the function that Thule 963 PRO Spare Me two offers you will undoubtedly amaze you to no end.

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