Originally Posted by dromond56
Thanks for posting this write-up! I had been thinking about doing exactly the same thing. A friend of mine has had the Thule T2 hitch rack for years which he loves, but he urged me to consider a 2" hitch with one because he feels that th 1 1/4" mounted rack flexes and moves far too much with 2 bikes on it.
One question for those running an Impreza with a hitch-mounted rack like the Thule T2: how is the ground clearance? To get into my garage I have to back up a rather steep driveway and I am wondering how much of a pain it is going to be with the rack mounted or even just the hitch!
I run that exact setup ( I have a 2012 2.0i, with a curt receiver, and the Thule T2. With the rack down and 2 bikes on it, I have to be careful going up and down driveways or into parking lots (I go slow and angled), but I haven't had a single issue yet with scraping.
Great rack by the way too, I've been using Thule stuff for 13 years and have been super happy with it all.