Join Date: Oct 2012
Car: '13 OB, Black, SAP
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Today I researched either a hitch or a roof mounted solution. The common things that were brought up for hitches were: having to purchase a hitch, obstruction of the rear hatch, or the rack being too heavy to move out when loaded to open hatch, the bikes getting dirtier when compared to being on the roof (???), being rear ended and having bikes destroyed. The vehicle being longer, and having to account for the extra width when bikes are loaded. Blocking camera/rear view.For roof top racks it was gas mileage, bike falling off due to not being secured or rack not strong enough (???). mounting combinations.While I am still getting a stealth hitch, I ended up purchasing a TieRod in black. After I get some use out of it and like it I will order my second one, if not I will shop around (I was looking at Thule, and Yakima).I based my decision on being able to use the factory bars, I am tall enough to lift and easily mount the bikes.I prefer the bikes on top compared to in the rear, and I did not want to buy a hitch right now (hoping prices drop a bit). The price was right, and the roof mount rack had pleanty of positive reviews and appears secure.
Primitive Racing front/rear skid plate, King rear springs, 19mm RSB, Venture shield paint protection film, Chrome turn signal bulbs, Weather tech digital fit liners, seat back protectors, HID headlamps, Hella FF55 driving lights, XPel headlight protection film, smoke Headlight Armor taillight film, hood deflector.