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Old 02-27-2014, 09:52 AM   #11
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Good question. The new factory bike rack is only able to be added to 2014 models built in the summer of 2013 (I apologize for not having a specific date). It is a special bolt on piece that works in conjunction with the bumper assembly (the frame is specially designed to work with the rack via pre-drilled, spaced and tested anchor points). If you have some question about whether or not your Wildcat is able to add the bike rack, please send me a Private Message with your VIN# and complete contact information and I'll have one of my parts people contact you.
If I replace my Flagstaff, a Wildcat would definitely be a model to consider!
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:34 AM   #12
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There is a big difference between a 250 pound guy climbing that ladder and a 50 pound loaded bike rack bouncing up and down on it for hours on end. (tying it down tight so it can't bounce might help; might not)

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Having everything secured to the rack so there is no movement will make a huge difference on the structural integrity of the rack. I think this is what gets many in to trouble when mounting to the bumpers. The design of the bumper mount bike racks allows for some play and the continuous jarring breaks the welds.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:15 PM   #13
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Thinking about getting this option on a 295rsx I am about to order. My question is whether this is a bike carrier (has someway to secure bikes) or if it is more of a cargo carrier or a combo of both. If anyone has then please let me know.

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I would call it more of a combo, since it doesn't specifically have bike "tracks" or rails to insert the wheels like some other racks in the marketplace; the platform is a wire mesh surface to allow for dirt and moisture to easily pass through. It does have a removable t-bar upright for bike securement. That being said, it's still only intended for 250 lbs. maximum weight -- just because the rack is there and could be potentially be used for cargo doesn't mean you should overload it!
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