6.1 OEM bike rack - electric tailgate

toptetra

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Waiting for my 6.1 shuttle and need some advice on bike carriers, please.

My spec includes an electric tailgate, which I've not had before. I can see the "Version 2" OEM rack is meant to be suitable, but do I need to get the uprated struts? Does the electric tailgate even use the same struts?

Also, is OEM the only option?
 

Deaky

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The struts are what open the tailgate, you can't change them. It does state that Version 2 is compatible with an electric tailgate so you should be OK. It wont lift with bikes attached though.
 

Eli

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I looked into this and was told version 2 was the only option. when I asked why as I think version 1 looks better they couldn't give me a definitive answer. Also on VW's site they only offered version 1 ?
 

toptetra

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I looked into this and was told version 2 was the only option. when I asked why as I think version 1 looks better they couldn't give me a definitive answer. Also on VW's site they only offered version 1 ?
Was thinking the same, the two versions listed on Vanstyle's site are both 15kg so not a weight thing.
 

Eli

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I looked into this and was told version 2 was the only option. when I asked why as I think version 1 looks better they couldn't give me a definitive answer. Also on VW's site they only offered version 1 ?
Looks like version 1 and no mention of not being for electric tailgate
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Eli

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You can’t upgrade the struts on the electric tailgate. It just won’t open with bikes on.
I think we are just try
Can I ask is your velle Mojave over black ? Or iridium grey, I can’t tell from the pic . Looks amazing. I have toyed with 2toning my black lwb .and I’ve always been an admirer of the Mojave!
grey over black
 
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