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Carrying Bikes on NX

Anyone with experience on outfitting NX with bike racks on top or dealer installed hitch?

Expecting my new 200T in 3 weeks and trying to figure out how to carry my bikes.

Thanks in advance!
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One thing you might want to consider with hitch mounted bike racks is the issue with reversing, that might be an issue for you.
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I like the bike racks that just attach to the back without the hitch. Its a bit hard to see out the back, but you don't have to worry about reversing being difficult.
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It's just something you have to get used to over time.
I've driven vehicles with it, it helps to park at the back of the lot if you can, no need to squeeze into spaces.
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i'm considering the hitch. i asked the dealer and the hitch is $550. and $750 for the cost of installing it. that's too much don't you think? now if only i know how to install the hitch myself i would do it.

i also found this website online, http://factorylexusparts.com, they sell original lexus parts for a much cheaper price. i sent them an e-mail and they said the parts are original and they are an authorized factory outlet lexus parts dealer. their hitch is only $300 compared to the $550 dealer price.

i'm also planning to buy the cargo tray from this website. it only cost $83. compared to $109 from the dealer.
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Sewell Lexus is also great for ordering parts, at times they have been cheaper than other dealers I tried going through.
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It seems unreasonable to charge more to install something than the actual cost of the part is in the first place.
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whats the labour rate at your dealership? Times that by the book time...
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i just checked the installation guide from Sewell. the instruction is way beyond of my skills. i will have to remove the mufflers just to get the hitch attached and put it back on.

i'll pass for now.
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i just checked the installation guide from Sewell. the instruction is way beyond of my skills. i will have to remove the mufflers just to get the hitch attached and put it back on.

i'll pass for now.
Yup, it can get quite involved. Not bad for those that have done some "mild" jobs as there's a level of know-how that comes with that.

What sort of tools do you have for working on your own car?
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