Posted 09 August 2015 - 01:50 PM
I had a Saris rack from a previous car and could not get it to work on the FFH due to the trunk lid shape. Plus you have a better chance marring the paint with a trunk rack.
I can report that there IS a trunk rack that will work on the FFH! My girlfriend and I picked up a Saris Porter 2-bike rack. Out of the box, it will not work, however there are straps with a dumbbell shaped padded weight on one end called Hatch Huggers that can replace the lower straps on Saris Porter or Bones (possibly Thule or Graber as well). The weighted ends drop into the trunk, tighten the lower and upper straps then setup the side straps.
Works like a champ. It took about 10 minutes fiddling around at her bike shop with the guy and we found the solution. Next weekend we're going to try it on her Camaro although I think the rear deck panel (with the plate on it) is too shallow. Altho that car has a lip we're going to try with the Hatch Huggers any way.
So, now I'm off to drop a line to Saris as a gal on their site asked about fitment of the Porter on her '15 Fusion.
Edited by Cobra348, 09 August 2015 - 01:51 PM.
Larry - aka Cobra
Big Red: 2017 FFH SE, Ruby Red, Med Light Stone leather
602A SE Luxury Package, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control w/stop & go
Driver Assist Pkg (lane keeping, BLIS, auto high beams, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel)
My additions: WeatherTech lasercut floor mats, in-channel wind deflectors (dark smoked),
Steeda strut tower brace, Steeda rear sway bar, Steeda hood struts, Ford donut spare,
blacked out grille
Summer rims/tires - 17" Verde Regency rims with OEM tread
Winter rims/tires - 17" OEM rims with Goodyear UltraGrip WRT Ice