What exactly does the reverse side plate do? I'm having trouble visualizing that!I bought a 1UP USA 2 bike rack, they’re top quality but pricey. Order it from them directly and ask for reversed side plate. It’s not a catalogued item. I found out about the side plates after I bought the rack and installed them afterwards. No extension needed and you can fully open rear after you lower rack into loading position. Now I bought it for my sons JK w/33” tires, so not sure if your planning on larger tires, then you might need an extension.
If I'm not lifted, is the normal rack okay with a hitch extention?
Edit: found a video. He blabs aimlessly for 6:45 seconds, but gets into it after that.