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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old Today, 16:09   #3136
kooyajerms
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Buy the Bosal or Westfalia hitch, when they attach far deep inside the bumper bracket cavity instead of just on the rear, the amount of flex from the bouncing weight on the tongue will be thoroughly reduced.

It's not just about receiver size (although most good bike racks are made for a 2", don't use an adapter it just multiplies the flex)
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Old Today, 16:42   #3137
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Buy the Bosal or Westfalia hitch, when they attach far deep inside the bumper bracket cavity instead of just on the rear, the amount of flex from the bouncing weight on the tongue will be thoroughly reduced.

It's not just about receiver size (although most good bike racks are made for a 2", don't use an adapter it just multiplies the flex)
Too bad that e-trailer stopped selling the 2" receiver that worked with the Bosal/Westphalia hitches.
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Old Today, 16:56   #3138
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oh duh my mistake, I totally forgot about it being a gooseneck.

I retract my recommendation for use with the bike rack.

(haven't had the JSW for 1 month and I have already forgotten)
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I'd prefer one of the Euro hitches, but need the versatility of a receiver hitch.
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You could always buy a bike rack for the Bosal hitch... https://www.bosal-towbars.co.uk/cycle-carriers

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thule-TH970...DDJJ55K9NFY8ZR

http://www.bosal.com/en/products-ser...arrier-systems

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thule-TH950...DDJJ55K9NFY8ZR
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