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Does anyone here carry a bicycle on their xb? I'm curious what the best way to do it is.

Not really keen on a roof rack. I was thinking more along one of those things that attaches to the lift gate with straps. I don't know what they're called.

I need to be able to carry two bikes.

Thanks!
 

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I bought a 4x8x1/2in. sheet of supper tuff foam insolation at home depot for about 10 bucks. I put the rear seats down and moved the front pass. seat forward . I cut the sheet to fit from the front seats to as far back as I could get without interferring with the hatch. I pick the bike up and shove it in there. Works like a charm and protecs the iterior from scratches and any mud or grease.

Lone Wolf..

By the way I've had this car since Fri 4-25 and I really love it.
 

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I got the hitch installed today. Fit like a glove. The 1.25" receiver does slightly touch the bottom of the bumper - I'll probably wrap some electrical tape around it so it doesn't mar. It's tucked up pretty well so I don'
t think it will look ghetto.

For anyone who later searchs for this topic - FYI, you need an 18mm socket to remove two bolts. You need a 19mm (or 3/4", but 19mm is better) socket to bolt the 6 hitch bolts down. One of the bolts is hard to get to because the muffler is in the way - I used a wrench to get to that one.

They advise to torque down to 65 ft lbs. Since you're bolting to the frame, I'd advise borrowing or buying a torque wrench ($60) so you don't mangle the threads.

Also, I used blue loctite although the instructions do not call for it.
 

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Superwhite08,

>> I got the hitch installed today. Fit like a glove.

How about uploading a photo of your hitch?

TIA,

Rusty
 
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