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Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System Installation - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex, well be installing the Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System part number RM-8700. Were going to begin here by showing you this particular vehicle has adjustable pedals. We need to make sure that the pedals are adjusted so that they are as close to the seat as possible. Once you have this adjusted, you will not be able to use your adjustable pedals any longer once you install the InvisiBrake system. Next, were going to go ahead and choose the location where were going to mount the InvisiBrake controller box. In this case, were going to mount it underneath the driver side seat. Its best to push it forward as far as possible, that way, the passenger and the rear seat does not kick or damage the box. Before we drill any holes, we need to make sure when choosing a location that theres nothing around it that could be damaged when we mount it or route our wires to or from the box. When we have our location of our box chosen, next well go up here underneath the dash.





Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex we'll be installing the Roadmaster Universal High-Powered Diode Wiring Kit, part number RM-154. To begin with, we're going to need to kind of go ahead and plan out how we want to route our wires back to the vehicle. We'll start by raising the hood. This particular vehicle has a base plate assembly on it, so we'll route our forward pole to the center of that. We'll leave about 6 to 8 inches of wire that can be zip tied behind the grill when not in use. When routing our wire, we're going to go ahead and go up around the battery and come back down up near the firewall to go underneath the vehicle, as there's not really a good way to route our wire to stay away from moving parts or areas that are very hot.



Blue Ox Base Plate Installation - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex, well be installing a Blue Ox Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, part number BX2621. To begin with, well go ahead and raise the hood up. Front of the hood, we need to remove two 10-millimeter bolts, as well as four push pin fasteners that help hold the grille in place. Now, with that done, we need to go into each of the wheel wells on the front. There will be three 5-millimeter screws that need to be removed from each of the inner fender wells. Now under the vehicle, well again be using the 5 -millimeter socket, and this time, we need to remove seven bolts from the bottom edge of the fascia.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex, we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique roof-mounted bike carrier, part number TH513. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll loosen up the Allen bolts on the rear bracket, as well as the Allen bolts at the head of the carrier, to bring both brackets around the underside of the front and rear crossbar. Once we've positioned the brackets over the crossbars, we'll use the Allen key to tighten down the Allen bolts to secure our Thule Domestique to our Ford Flex. Once everything's tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike. We'll undo the tray strap at the rear of the carrier and double check to make sure the skewer's loose as well.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down roof-mounted bike carrier, part number S64710. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll start at the head of the carrier and slide the silver brackets around the underside of the front load bar. We'll then use the black wing nuts to thread onto the bracket, securing the head of the carrier to the front load bar. We'll then move to the rear load bar. This time, we'll slide the silver bracket through the top of the carrier, down against the edges of the rear load bar.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex well be test fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System, part numbers tharb60, th480r, and thkit1518. With the feet, load bars, and fit kit all assembled well go ahead and place our front load bar onto the front of our roof. Well then measure from the front part of the glass to the first part of the foot. Well measure this 20 7/8 inches on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle ensuring that the front load bar is perpendicular to the roof and the rubber pads on the bottom of the feet contour to the roofline correctly. Once weve established this position, well use the included tensioning tool to tighten down the feet to secure the front load bar to the front of our roof. Note youll want to make sure that you tighten each foot a little bit at a time so that the load bar doesnt favor one side of the vehicle.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex well be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with a two board capacity, part number th810. Well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front load bar. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front load bar and hook them back into the top bracket. Well then turn the gray knobs to tighten down the straps tightly against the load bar securing the front part of the carrier to the front of our vehicle. Well now place the rear part of the carrier onto the rear load bar. Again well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the load bar and hook them back into the top bracket.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box with 22 cubic feet of space, part number th636s. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles load bars. Well unlock the box and open up the lid exposing the four knobs. After positioning the Thule Sonic where you want it on your roof, you can tighten down the knobs on the inside of the box which will close the claws tightly against the load bar. Now, one great feature of the Thule Sonic is its ability to open from either the passenger or driver side of our vehicle. In this application well open the other side of the box allowing us to easily reach in and secure the other two claws, and as you can see we can easily access the rear hatch.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th613. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles load bars. Well unlock the box and open the lid and take our four clamps to slide over top of our load bars. Well then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps tightly against the load bars. Well then repeat these steps for all three of the other clamps. Now with our Thule Pulse Alpine secured to our Ford Flex, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex, well be test fitting a Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box part number TH615. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box on to the vehicles load bars. Well position the box, unlock it and open the lid. Well then take the claws and slide them through the slots over the load bars. Well then turn the knobs so the claws can clamp down tightly at the load bars. Well then repeat all these steps for all three of the other clamps.Now, you can see with the Thule Pulse secured to our Ford Flex, we can easily access the rear hatch.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th614. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box on to the vehicles load bars. Well unlock the box and open up the lid positioning the box where wed like it onto our load bars. Well then slide the clamps over the load bars turning the knobs allowing the clamps to grip tightly against the load bar. Once weve repeated all these steps for all three of the other claws our Thule Pulse is secured to our Ford Flex, and as you can see with the box secured to our vehicle we can easily access the rear hatch. And that completes todays test fit for the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th614 on our 2010 Ford Flex..



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex, well be test fitting a Thule Moab rooftop cargo basket part number TH690XT. Well begin our test fit by placing the carrier on to the vehicles load bars. Well loosen up the gray wing nuts to black brackets around the other side of the load bars. Well insert a silver bolt through the holes and use the wing nuts to thread back on to the silver bolts securing the brackets to the load bars.Note that with this vehicles cross bar spread once that bracket will be difficult to get on. Youll have to make sure that the wing nuts are loosen up enough for your wing nuts to thread on. Once all the brackets are tightened down, our Thule Moab are secured to our Ford Flex.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex, well be test fitting a Thule Force Large rooftop cargo box, part number TH624. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box on to the vehicles load bars. Well unlock the box and open up the lid exposing the four knobs that control the clamps. If necessary, well adjust the clamps to fit the load bars spread of our vehicle.Once they have the clamps positioned over the load bars, well tighten them down allowing the clamps to grip tightly on to the load bars. Well close the lid and lock them the box and open it from the other side exposing the two claws closest to the other side of the vehicle. Well tighten on the knobs to secure the clamps.Now, the Thule Force Large secured for our Ford Flex, you can see, we can easily gain access to the vehicles rear hatch with the cargo box secured to the vehicle.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex well be test fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number th92725. Well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front load bar. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the load bar and hook them back into the top bracket. Well then turn the gray knob to tighten down the strap tightly around the front load bar. Well then place the rear part of the carrier onto the rear load bar and again bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the rear load bar and hook them back into the top bracket. Well then turn the gray knob to tighten down the straps to secure it to the rear load bar.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex well be test fitting the Thule Circuit Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number th526. Well begin our test fit by first removing the skewer from the head of the carrier. Well then place our carrier on to our vehicles load bars and undo the cam action lever at the head of the carrier. This will allow us to remove the t-bolt from the bracket, bring the bracket around the underside of the front load bar and hook the t-bolt in. Well then tighten down the t-bolt and clamp down the cam action lever securing the head of the carrier to the front load bar. Well then loosen up one of the black wing nuts for the rear bracket to bring that around the underside of the rear load bar.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on our 2010 Ford Flex well be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number rky1011. Well begin our test fit by placing the carrier on to the vehicles crossbars. Well then remove the black plastic cover at the head of the carrier to bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar. Well then loosen up the Allen bolts at the rear of the carrier to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear load bar. Well then tighten down the silver bolt at the head of the carrier tightening the straps to the front load bar. Well then tighten down the Allen bolts at the rear of the carrier for the rear bracket to secure the rear of the carrier to the rear load bar.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2009 Ford Flex

Today on our 2009 Ford Flex well be test fitting the Yakima Fatcat 6 Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number y03088. Now with the roof rack system already assembled and onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front crossbar. Well then open up the jaws exposing the black levers and loosen them up to allow the black latch on the rubber-coated steel straps to snap into position. Well then tighten down the black lever and clamp it down. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar and hook them into the head of the carrier. Well then repeat these steps for the other bracket on the other side of the carrier.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2009 Ford Flex

Today on our 2009 Ford Flex well be test fitting the Whispbar Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number wb-300. Now with the roof rack system already assembled and onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier on to the front crossbar. Well then need to open up the jaws of the carrier to expose the black levers. Well need to loosen up the black levers to allow the clamps to fit in place. Well then clamp the strap into position. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar, and hook them back into the head, and tighten down the black lever.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2009 Ford Flex

Today on our 2009 Ford Flex, well be test fitting the Yakima round bar roof racking system, part number Y00409, Y00731 and Y00124. Now with our Q towers, Q clips and round bars already assembled according to the instructions. Well begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar on to the front of the vehicle. Well then need to measure from the front part of the glass to the first part of the tower, as stated in to the instructions this measurement is 20 inches. Well measure this on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle to make sure that the crossbar is perpendicular to the vehicle and the pads on the bottom of the Q towers can tour to the root line. Once weve established this position on to the roof, well then turn the silver balls on the interior of the tower, and then clamp down the black plastic caps to secure the towers to the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford Flex - Curt

Today on our 2009 Ford Flex, well be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part number C13110. Now before we begin our installation, here are a few measurements to help you when selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper measures 4 inches and from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. Now lets go ahead with our install. To begin our installation, well need to lower the exhaust by removing these three isolators. One here behind the muffler, one here just in front of the rear axle and one here about the middle of the vehicle.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2010 Ford Flex

All right. Today on this 2010 Ford Flex, we're going to test fit of Part Number WT452082 from WeatherTech. This is our floor liner for our second row. Now, first thing we are going to do with our test fit is go ahead and remove your factory floor mats. We'll go ahead and get those out of the way, move the front seats up forward, it'll make it easier to install, and we'll go ahead and drop them into place. We put them in place and you see it's a one piece unit.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Ford Flex - Curt

All right. Today on this 2010 Ford Flex, we're going to install Part Number 13551 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll go ahead and give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of receiver opening down to the ground will be about 12-1/4 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper is going to be about 3-3/4 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford Flex

Today on this 2012 Ford Flex were going to install part number 118472 from Tow Ready. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and open up the back hatch, then well go ahead and remove the two taillights. There are two screws that we have to remove. Then well go ahead and disconnect the electrical. Theres a small tab on the connector that we push down and we can go ahead and pull it apart. Well go ahead and set the lights aside for now.



Rain-X Fusion Wiper Blades Installation - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on this 2010 Ford Flex were going to do a test fit of the Rain-X Fusion windshield wiper blades, part number RX88008. The first thing were going to do in our test fit is go ahead and remove the original wiper blades. Theres a small tab we have to push up and we can release I from the arm. Well go ahead and slide it away from the arm. Once we have it apart we can see that we have the J style arm. Theres two different styles.



Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on this 2010 Ford Flex were going to do a test fit of part number RX30224 from Rain-X. This is a Weatherbeater windshield wiper blade. To start off our test fit were going to go ahead and remove the original wiper blade. Theres a small tab we have to push up and we can go ahead and slide it off the arm. Once we have it apart we can tell that this is a J style arm, however there is two sizes of this particular arm. This is the larger of the two.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Flex - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2012 Ford Flex were going to install part number 87571 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 14 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Flex - Curt

All right, today on this 2012 Ford Flex, we're going to install part number 13551 from Curt. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 13 inches, and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 3-3/4 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we're going to do is go ahead and loosen up the exhaust and get it out of our way.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today were doing a fit test for the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1046, tire size 235 60 18 on a 2010 Ford Flex. First we lay the chains flat on the ground to insure there are no kinks, so that way theres no damage done to the tire once the chains are actually put on the tire. Well use this clip to hole any excess left over from when we fully tighten the chain onto the tire. Since this is a front wheel drive vehicle we will put the chains on the front two tires. Right now were putting the chains on the drivers side. Once youre completed with this then youll go over to the passengers side and repeat the process.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today were doing the fit test for the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW2029C for tire size 235 60 18, and this is for a 2010 Ford Flex. First we lay the chains out flat on the ground to insure theres no kinking of the chains. Here we have the lever that well use to tighten the chains onto the tire once weve mounted it. This lag shows the direction that the chains are supposed to go in and what tire they are to be attached to. Since this is a front wheel vehicle the chains will go on the front tires. Right now we are attaching these chains to the drivers side tire.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Ford Flex

Today we have a 2011 Ford Flex and were going to be test fitting the Yakima Roof Rack System. Well be using the 58-inch crossbars part number Y00409, two sets of the Q131 clips part number Y00731, as well as the Q towers part number Y00124. We already have our crossbars assembled according to the instructions so now were ready to mount them up on top of the vehicle. First well open the driver and passenger side front doors and well place the front crossbar assembly up on top of the roof. Well measure 20 inches from the edge of the windshield to the leading edge of the Q towers on both sides of the vehicle. Once we have the crossbar in position we can adjust the thumb screws and clamp down our Q towers.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Flex

Today we have a 2011 Ford Flex and we'll be test fitting the Yakima Frontloader Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier part number Y02103. To mount our carrier to our roof rack we'll lift it up and set it on top of our crossbars. We'll fit the front clamp around our front crossbar and use the hand knob to tighten it down. Then we'll slide the rear clamp into position over the rear bar and use the T-bolt and wing nut to tighten it down. Now, we can prep to load a bike. We need to make sure that the front wheel hoop is up and that our wheel strap at the back of the bike carrier is open.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Ford Flex

Today we have with us a 2011 Ford Flex and we're going to be test fitting a Thule Square Load Bar Roof Rack System. We'll be using the 50 inch square load bars part number THLB58, the Traverse Foot Pack part number TH480, as well as the fit kit for our flex which is part number THKIT1518. We already have our load bar assemblies put together according to the instructions so now we're ready to mount them up on our vehicle. To do this first we'll open the passenger and driver's side front doors. We'll take our front load bar assembly and place it up on top. To position the front bar we need to measure 20-7/8 inches from the edge of our windshield to the leading edge of the Traverse Foot on either side of the vehicle.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Ford Flex

Today on our 2011 Ford Flex we're going to be test fitting a Thule Roof Rack system. We'll be using the 60 inch Aeroblade bars part number THARB60, the Rapid Traverse Footpack part number TH480R, and finally the fit kit for our Ford Flex is part number THKIT1518. We already have our load bar assemblies put together. Now we're ready to mount them up on top of our vehicle. We'll start by opening the front passenger and driver side doors. We'll take the front bar assembly and set it up on top of our roof.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2011 Ford Flex

Today we're working with a 2011 Ford Flex and we're going to be test fitting a Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier part number TH810. To mount our carrier to our roof rack we'll take half of the carrier and set it up on top of the front load bar. We'll position it where we want it and feed the spindling straps around the load bar and secure them back to the head. We'll then use the hand knobs to tighten down the straps on both sides of the vehicle. Then we'll take the second half of the carrier and place it on the rear bar. We do want to make sure that it lines up nicely with the front so that we can carry our paddleboard.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Flex

Today on our 2011 Ford Flex and we'll going to be test fitting part number TH934XTR. This is the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding and Tilting Four Bike Rack with Anti-sway Cradles. Now, to begin our test fit we'll slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line-up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We'll now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is approximately 6-1/2 inches.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Ford Flex

Today we've got a 2011 Ford Flex and we're going to be test fitting the Thule Flattop Ski and Snowboard Carrier part number TH92725. To mount our carrier to our roof rack we'll take half of the carrier and place it on top of the front load bar. We'll feed the spindling straps around re-securing them to the head and tightening them down with the hand knob. Once we have the front half installed we'll move to the rear of the vehicle to install the second half. We do want to make sure that the rear carrier lines up well with the front carrier so we can hold our skies and snowboards in a straight line. Again, we'll feed the spindling straps around re-secure them to the head and tighten them down with the knobs.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Flex

Today we have a 2011 Ford Flex and we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Fork-Down Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier part number S64710. To mount the carrier to our vehicle we're going to set it up on top of our load bars. We'll fit 2 U-bolts around the load bar up at the front and secure them with the wing nuts. At the rear we'll fit the U-bolt down through the bike rack and over our load bar. We'll take a plate and fit it over the U-bolt from the bottom and secure the plate with 2 wing nuts. With that done our bike rack is secured to roof rack and we're ready to load up a bike.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Flex

Today on our 2011 Ford Flex we're going to be test fitting the Rockymounts Tierod Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY1014. To mount our bike carrier to our vehicle, we'll simply place it in top of our load bars. At the front we'll feed the straps around our load bar and re-secure them back into the head of the bike rack. We'll use an Allen wrench to tighten those straps down. Then we can reinstall the cover in the head of the bike rack and we'll also make sure that our skewer is open. Then we'll move to the rear of the bike rack where we can secure the clamp around the load bar using the two wing nuts.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Flex

Today on our 2011 Ford Flex we'll be test fitting part number RG8015220. This is the Rhodegear highway 2 bike carrier for both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches. Now, to begin our test fit we'll simply slide our bike rack shank using the included adapter for 2 inch hitches into the hitch. We'll line-up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down our anit-rattle bolt and just like that our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. At this point we'll give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 7 inches.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2011 Ford Flex

Today on our 2011 Ford Flex, well be test fitting the WeatherTech Floor Liner in the second row, part number WT452082 tan in color. First, well go ahead and remove the old or manufacturers floor mats. Now were ready to install the WeatherTech Floor Liner. WeatherTech Liners are custom molded to stay in place. The shape, channels and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off the carpeting. As you can see this, is a one-piece liner and extends all the way from the driver to the passengers side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Flex - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 Ford Flex well be installing the Hidden hitch part #: 87571. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Flex - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Ford Flex well be installing the DrawTight hitch part #: 75679. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford Flex - Hidden Hitch

Today, on a 2009 Ford Flex, we are going to install part number 87571 from Hidden Hitch. Next well use some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 12-3/4 inches and from the center of your hitch pin hole to the outside edge of your bumper is going to be 4 inches. Now I will go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First step is to go ahead and lower exhaust and get it out of our way. To lower the exhaust, remove these bolts here, holding exhaust up that will also serve as our attachment point.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Ford Flex

Alright, today on this 2009 Ford Flex, were going to install part number 118472 from Tow-Ready. First well do is well go ahead and open the back hatch and remove the two taillights. When we unbolt the taillights, well go ahead and disconnect the wire harness. Push on this tab right here and take it apart. Alright, so well repeat the same process on the passenger side. Now you can go ahead and start installing the wire harness.



Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

All right today, on this 2009 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number Y02422 from Yakima; this is their SwingDaddy 4 Bike Carrier. One thing to know about this bicycle rack is that it's designed for class two receiver hitches only. Now we'll go ahead start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, then we'll tighten down the anti-rattle bolt, then we'll install the safety clip on the other side. All right, with the bike rack installed, let's go ahead and get some clearance measurements. At its closest point from the bike rack to the bumper, we're looking at four and a half inches. Ground clearance looks like 14 1/2 inches.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

Today on this 2009 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number Y02103 from Yakima; this is a Front loader Bike Carrier. A few notes about this bicycle rack is that it does not require you to remove the front wheel on the bike if it's round, square, and factory crossbars. On this particular vehicle we'll be using the Yakima Roof Rack System. The adjustable arm provides a sure fit for any size wheels. Now we're going to start off our test fit with the bike rack already assembled according to the instructions, so we just got to put it on the roof rack. We'll line it at the front clamp with the front crossbar, and then we'll loosely install it and then go to the back clamp and loosely install it onto the roof rack for the second crossbar.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

All right today, on this 2009 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number Y02098 from Yakima, this is a Forklift Bicycle Rack. A few notes about this bicycle rack that it will work with round crossbars, and square crossbars and most factory crossbars. Now with this particular vehicle, we will be working with the Yakima Roof Rack System. To start off our test fit, our bicycle rack were already assembled according to the instructions, so we just kind of put it on the roof rack. We'll start off by lining the front clamp up with the front crossbar, and then we'll go ahead and tighten it down but loose enough where you can still move it around and will go on to the back clamp in protecting the place as well. Then we'll go ahead and move the bike rack to the position that we want, then we'll go ahead and tighten down both clamps.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

All right today on this 2009 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number TH9029 from Thule, the Vertex 4 Bicycle Rack. A few notes about this bicycle rack that this will work inch and a quarter receiver hitches both class one and class two. However, with a class one receiver hitch, you're limited to carrying just two bicycles. Now this will also work with a two-inch receiver hitch with the included spacer. That's what we will be working with today. Well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, then we'll go ahead tighten down the anti-rattle bolt.



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

All right today, on this 2009 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number TH958 from Thule, the Parkway 2 Bike Carrier. One thing to know about this bicycle rack, that it is designed for two-inch receiver hitches only. Now we'll start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, then we'll go ahead and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt. Okay, with the bike rack installed, let's go ahead and get some clearance measurements. From the security cable loop on the bike rack to the bumper, is going to be three inches. Ground clearance is going to be around 11 inches.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

All right today, on this 2009 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number TH9025 from Thule, the Apex Four-Bike Carrier. Few things to know about this bicycle carrier, is that it will work inch and a quarter receiver hitches both class one and class two. However, on class one hitches, you're limited to carrying just two bicycles. Now this will also work with a two-inch receiver hitch with the included spacer and that's what we're working with today. We'll start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, we'll make sure that the integrated hitch pin snaps in securely and then we'll go ahead and tighten down the anti-rattle device. Now we can go ahead and get some clearance measurements.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

All right today, on this 2009 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number S64670 from Swagman, the XTC2 bicycle rack. All right a few things to know about this bike rack that it will work inch and a quarter receiver hitches both class one and class two. This will also work with two-inch receiver hitches with the included spacer and that's what we'll be working with today. Now we'll start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, then we'll tighten down the anti-rattle bolt then install the safety clip on the other side. All right now we'll go ahead and fold the bike rack and get some clearance measurements. From the bike rack to the bumper, we're looking at a clearance of six inches.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

All right today, on this 2009 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number S63410 from Swagman. This is their Titan Four-Bike Carrier. Few things to know about this bike rack, that it will work inch and a quarter receiver hitches both class one and class two. However, when using it with a class one hitch, you can only carry two bicycles. This will also work with two-inch receiver hitches with the included spacer and that's what we'll be working with today. We'll start off our test fit by installing the anti-rattle bolt and then the safety pin on the other side.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

Alright, today on this 2009 Ford Flux were going to do a test fit of part #: A30901 from Sport Rack. A few points to know about this bicycle rack is that this will with inch and a quarter receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. This will also work with 2 inch receiver hitches with the included spacer and thats what well be working with today. Now to start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, then well go ahead and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and put the safety clip on the other side. Okay, now well go ahead and pull the bike rack and get some clearance measurements. Form the bumper to the bike rack clearance will be 9 and a half inches.





WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2009 Ford Flex

Today on this 2009 Ford Flex, were going to do a test fit of part number WT452082 from WeatherTech. This is the floor liners for the second row. Well be working with the tan color today. This is also available in gray as part number WT462082 and black as part number WT442082. These floor liners are custom molded to the vehicle. The shape, channel and the moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and not in your carpet.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liner Review - 2009 Ford Flex

Alright, today on this 2009 Ford Flex, were going to do a test fit of the WeatherTech Floor Liners. Well be working with part number WT452081. This is tan in color. This is also available in gray as part number WT462081. This is also available as black as part number WT442081. Now well go ahead and remove the factory floor mats and install the WeatherTech Liners.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Ford Flex

Today we're gonna be installing Wiring Harness Number 118472 from Tow Ready on this 2011 Ford Flex. The first thing we'll do is remove the tail light assemblies on the driver's and passenger's side. There are two bolts underneath the rear hatch that you have to remove and then you pull out the driver's side assembly to the side of the vehicle and then we'll do the same on the passenger's side when this one's completed. Now with the tail lights removed and disconnected I'm gonna route the 4-way connector and the green wire with T-connectors on the end down between the vehicle body and the bumper and pull it out underneath. Once we have the wires routed down into the body and the bumper we'll plug the mating connectors on the T-connector in with the connectors on the tail light. First we'll start with the one going to the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Ford Flex - Curt

Today, we'll be installing hitch number 13551 on this 2011 Ford Flex. Before we begin our installation, we'll give you some measurements that will allow you to select a bike rack or a cargo carrier, or other items that you like to install in the hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole out to the farthest part of the rear bumper, we have 3-3/4 inches. From the ground to the top of the receiver opening, we have 12 inches. Now, lets go ahead and install the hitch on the vehicle. The first step in installing the hitch is to remove the M12 bolts on the forward edge of the muffler bracket on each side of the vehicle.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on 2010 Ford Flex were going to start part # 118472 from Tow-Ready. First thing we need to do is go ahead and open up the back hatch to get access to tail lights. We need to remove our tail lights, remove the screw here and the screw here we'll lose on both sides. We need to disconnect our wiring harness from the tail light and push that on its tab right here, let's do the same thing on the passenger's side. Now I'll take our T-One harness over and drop the 4-Pole end down the bottom and we'll pull up from behind the bumper we'll do the same thing for this T-One Connector with the green wire are well. Now take your T-Connector and plug in to factory harness and your other move on to tail light were we reinstall it and then we'll take our white wire with the ring terminal and ground that to the body.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on this 2010 Ford Flex, were gonna install part number 75679 from Draw-Tite. This will also apply to part number 87571 from Hidden Hitch.This is what the hitch looks like on Ford Flex. Next, well give you some measurements thatll help you out in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground, were looking at 14 inches and from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 3 inches. Now were gonna show you how the hitch is installed.First thing you need to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust. There are two bolts that hold the exhaust hanger up that we have to remove.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Ford Flex

All right today on this 2010 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number 63124. This is a tow ready 4 hitch. Okay one quick note about this bicycle rack that will fit 2-inch receivers only. Okay to get started, we'll go ahead and install our bicycle rack into our hitch and we'll tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and put the safety clip on the other side. Next we'll give you some measurements that give you an idea of clearance between the bicycle rack and the bumper and the ground. Bumper clearance is 4 and 3/4 inches and the ground clearance will be 11 and 1/2 inches.



Thule Vertex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Today on this 2011 ford Flex were going to do a test fit of a Thule bike rack, part number TH9031, the Vertex Swing 4 bike rack. One quick note about this bicycle rack that it is designed for two inch receivers only. Well start off by installing the rack into the hitch. Well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and then go from there. The bike rack does come with a tool to tighten it down, however a inch wrench may work better in certain applications. Next well give you some measurements that will give you an idea of clearance between the bicycle rack and the bumper and the ground.



Swagman XTC4 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Ford Flex

All right, today on this 2010 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number S64665 from Swagman. This is the XTC-4 bike rack. Okay one quick note about this bicycle rack that it is designed for 2-inch receivers only. We'll go ahead and install in our hitch, we'll slide an anti-rattle bolt and install a lock on the other side. Now with our bike installed, let's go ahead and give you some measurement that will give you an idea of clearance between the bumper and bike rack and the bike rack and the ground. Looks like bumper clearance is just under half an inch and ground clearance is 11 and 1/4 inches.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Alright, today on this 2010 Ford Flex we're going to do a test fit of part number S64670 from Swagman, this is the XTC-2 Bike Rack. A couple of quick notes about this bicycle rack that this will fit 1-1/4-inch receiver hitches class I and class II and it will also work with a class III receiver hitch or any 2" x 2" receiver hitch with the included spacer. Alright, let's go ahead and get started. What we'll do is we'll install the bicycle rack into the hitch. We'll go ahead and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and put the safety clip on the other side. Alright, next well give you some measurements that will give you an idea of clearance between the bicycle rack and the vehicle and the ground.



Surco Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Alright, today on this 2010 Ford Flex, we're going to do a test fit of part number 52018F from Surco. This is the 24" x 60" Folding Cargo Carrier. One quick note about this bicycle carrier that it is designed for 2-inch receiver hitches only. We'll start off by installing the cargo carrier into the hitch and install the hitch pin and clip. Ok, next we'll give you some measurements that give you an idea of clearance between the bumper and the cargo carrier and ground clearance. All right, the clearance between the bumper and the cargo carrier is going to be 2-1/4 inches and our ground clearance is going to be 11-1/2 inches.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Ford Flex

Alright, today on this 2010 Ford Flex, were going to do a test fit of part number SR26247 from Softride. This is a Softride Dura Parallelogram Bike Rack. One quick note about this bicycle rack is that will work of 1-1/4-inch receiver hitches, class 2 only, with the included adapter. In this application, we're using a 2-inch receiver. OK, we will start off by installing the bike rack into the hitch. We will tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and then install the lock onto it as well.



Yakima DoubleDown 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

Today on this 2009 Ford Flux, were going to do a test fit of part number y02425 from Yakima; this is their double down five bike carrier. This bicycle rack will work with inch and receivers; however it can only be a class 2 receiver hitch. In this application we will be using the 2 inch receiver and the bicycle racks 2 inch adapter. Alright we will start off by installing the bicycle rack into the hitch, and installing the anti-rattle bolt, and then tightening it down, and then installing the safety pin on the other side. Now the bike rack does come with a tool to tighten down the bolt, however a inch wrench will work just as well. Alright next well give you a couple measurements that will give you an idea of clearance between the bicycle rack and the vehicle, and the bicycle rack and the ground.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2009 Ford Flex

Today on this 2009 Ford Flex, we are going to do a test fit of the Yakima Roof System. We are going to be using the Yakima Q Towers, part number Y00124, and we are going to be using the cross bars part number Y00409, and the Yakima Q clips and pads, part number Q131. Okay with our bars setup already, I am going to go ahead and open the front doors so that we can go ahead and install the front bar. When we sit the bar onto the vehicle, were going to set it so that it will be 20 inches from the front edge of the windshield. Measuring from the front edge where the sheet metal and windshield meet for the front of my Q tower, I want it to be 20 inches. Once I got my bar positioned on the vehicle, I am going to go ahead and check to make sure Im even side to side.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2009 Ford Flex

Today on this 2009 Ford Flex we are going to install a Thule Roof-Rack System on a naked roof. We will be using the Thule Foot Pack part number TH480, the Thule Square Load Bars part number THLB58, and the Thule Fit Kit THKIT1518. Our first step is to go ahead and install our front load bar. We have already pre-assembled our load bars for this test fit, so to get started we are going to open the front doors. Now we are ready to install the front load bar. The bar is going to sit 20-7/8 inches from the edge of where the windshield meets the sheet metal to the front of the foot pack.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

Alright today on this 2009 Ford Flex, were going to do a quick test of part number TH916XTR from Thule, the Thule T2 Platform Style Bike Rack. Okay this bike rack will fit 2 inch receivers only, and that is what we are using on our vehicle. We will start off by installing the bike rack into the hitch, and then adding the anti-rattle and lock. Now Thule does provide a tool to tighten down the bolt however a inch wrench will work just as well. Next well give you a measurement that will give you an idea of clearance between the bike rack and the vehicle, and the bike rack and the ground. As closest point the bike rack will be about 2 inches from the bumper, and the ground clearance will be 10-3/8 inches to the ground.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Flex

Alright today on this 2009 Ford Flex were going to do a quick test fit of part number TH990XT from Thule, the Thules Doubletrack Platform Style bike rack. This bike rack will fit 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches class one and class two. Well be using it on a class three receiver hitch with the included bushing. Alright well go ahead and install it into the hitch, install the anti-rattle bolt, and then the lock on the other side. Now Thule does supply a tool to tighten down the bolt, however a inch wrench will work just as well. Alright now we will give you a couple measurements that will give you an idea of clearance between the bicycle rack and the vehicle, and the bicycle rack and the ground.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford Flex

Today on this 2009 Ford Flex we are going to be installing Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75679. Before we get started with our installation, we are going to go ahead and give you a couple of the final install dimensions which is going to help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the tube receiver opening to the ground is going to measure 12-3/4 inches, and from the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately 4 inches. And now we will go ahead and move on to our installation. Okay we are starting off our installation up underneath the vehicle, and the first thing we are going to do is go ahead and lower down the muffler to give us a little bit more working room. To do that if you look here at the end of the frame rail you can see that we've got two bolts into the frame that are holding the rear most muffler bracket onto the frame.





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