Thank you! That information really helped me out!We have the Yakima MegaWarrior which I believe is a bit taller than the Thule and the top of the Yakima basket on our Ascent is right about 79". The measurement to the top of the full-size spare laying flat in the basket is right about 84" or 7'. The garage at the airport nearest us is 7'1" I believe. Too close for my comfort to try it with the tire, but I've done it with just the basket. We have the OEM Subaru (Thule) Aero bars.