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U-Ace 3D Kagu Custom Front Floor Liners Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on this 2012 Ford Focus, we're going to install Part Number L1FR02911501, the 3D Kagu Custom Auto Floor Liners with Max Biter Grip. To start off, we need to remove the original floor mats that are in place. We'll go ahead and put our driver's side liner in next. We just lay it into place. You can see that it has recesses built into to accommodate the factory attachment points. As we put it into place we can see it has a raised edge that goes all the way round and matches the contour of the floor.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Focus - Curt

All right, today on our 2012 Ford Focus, we're going to install part number C11158 from Curt. All right, this is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the car. Next, we'll give you some measurements that'll help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 10-3/4", and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about 4-3/4". Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we're going to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust. There'll be four bolts that we have to remove.



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus, we'll be test fitting the Saris Axis 2 Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches, part number SA832B. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack over the receiver. We'll line up the pin holes, thread in the anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it up with a quick turn of the wrench. You'll see, once installed, we have a ground clearance of about 9". The closest point from the back of the car to the rack is about 6-1/2", and the overall dimensions added to the back of our Focus is about 17". One of the great features of the Saris Axis is that by pulling the yellow T handle at the bottom of the mast, the rack tilts back, giving you full access to your hatch. Now with the mast back in position, we will extend our cradle arms. We will do this by loosening the thumb screw. Once loose, push the cradle in towards the mast.



Saris Axis 3 Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus we will be test fitting the Saris Axis 3-bike rack for 1 1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part #SA843B. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack onto the receiver. Next we'll line up our pin holes and thread in the anti-rattle bolt, tighten it with a quick turn of the wrench. Be sure to add your lock to the other side of your bolt. With the bike rack now in place you'll see you have a ground clearance of about 9 inches, the closest point from the back of the Focus to the rack is about 6 inches and the overall length added to the back of our car is about 16 inches. As you can see here, by pulling the yellow T handle at the bottom of the mast, the rack tilts back. You can see here there's plenty of room to access your hatch.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Ford Focus

Today on our 2010 Ford Focus, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system, part numbers THARB47, TH480R, and THKIT1620. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We'll then need to measure 10" from the first part of the glass to the first part of the foot. We'll make this measurement on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle to ensure the front load bar is perpendicular to the roof, and the pads contour to the roof line correctly. Once we've established this position and both of our clips are in place, we'll use the included tensioning tool to turn the silver bolt to bring the clips up around tightly against the roof. We'll then repeat these steps for the other side of the vehicle.





Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2010 Ford Focus

Today on our 2010 Ford Focus we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th634b. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over top of the load bars we'll unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs.We'll then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against the bars. You'll know when the clamps have been fully tightened when the knobs start to make a clicking noise. We'll then close the lid and move to the other side of the vehicle where we can again unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs.Now this double-sided opening lid also enables you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of your vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secured that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th634b on our 2010 Ford Focus..











Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus, we're going to do a test fit for the Glacier square link snow tire chains, part number PWPLC1134. The tire size we'll be working with today will be 215/55/16 inch. Before we start our test fit, we'll go ahead and lay the snow chain out on the ground. We want to orient where the hooks are facing away from the tires. We'll go ahead and lay it on top of the tire, and we'll connect the links on the inside edge of the tire first. Ideally, you would have a one-link difference between the inside and the outside of the tire.



Thule CG9 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2008 Ford Focus

Today on this 2008 Ford Focus well be installing the Thule self-tensioning low profile snow tire chains for passenger vehicles part #: TH00023070. To begin well make sure that we get out any kinks or tangles within the chains themselves. We can then take the blue cable and slide it behind the tire, working our way from the back toward the front of the vehicle. Well then grab both ends of the blue cable, bring it up to the 12 oclock position on our tire and hook them together. Well then allow the blue cable to fall back behind the tire. Here on the outside of the tire on the 12 oclock position well connect the two red hooks together.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Ford Focus

Today on our 2008 Ford Focus, well be installing the Tow Ready Custom Fit vehicle wiring harness, part number 118457.Now to begin our installation, we'll open the trunk. With the trunk open, we'll need to temporarily disconnect the drivers side tail lamp. To do this, we'll undo the two plastic screws here on the drivers side holding in the plastic trim just behind the taillight.Then using some gentle force, we'll pry the trim away where we can move it off to the side. We'll then take a 10 mm socket and remove the two nuts off the taillight studs here.With that done, we'll use a pry tool to pry back on our taillight and remove it from the vehicle. Now this exposes our connector here that we'll T into. Now with our drivers side taillight out, we'll go ahead and repeat the same procedure and remove the passenger side taillight.Now that we have both taillights out, we'll take our new wiring harness and we'll route our four pole and the connector with the green wire to it down underneath the vehicle through the hole here between the body and the bumper cover.



Thule CU9 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Ford Focus

All right. Today on this 2012 Ford Focus were going to do a test fit of part number th04115095. This is Thules Self-Tensioning Low Profile Snow Tire Chains. Now the tire size were working with today is 215/55-16. All right. To start off our test fit well go ahead and take our snow chain and make sure its completely untangled.



Thule CS10 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Ford Focus

All right. Today on this 2012 Ford Focus were going to do a test fit of the Thule Tire Chains, part number th00204095. Now the tire size were working with today is 215/55-16. To start off our test fit well have the chain fresh out of the box. You notice that theres two yellow ends. One end has a latch and the other end doesnt.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on this 2012 Ford Focus we're going to do a test fit of part number pw1034. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chain. On this vehicle were working with a tire size of 215/55 -16. Now we'll start off our test fit by laying out our snow chain on the ground. We want to make sure that the ends are wrapped up away from the sidewall of the tire. Now we'll go ahead and lay it on top of the tire, and we'll go behind the tire and run the two ends of the cables together.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on this 2012 Ford Focus were going to do a test fit of part number WT440751 from Weathertech. These are the floor liners for the front floor board. Were going to start off our test fit by removing the original floor mats. Were going to start off on the passengers side and then well go ahead and install the new Weathertech floor liner. Its very easy to install, well just lay it into place. You can see how it matches the contour of the floor, it has an edge that goes all the way around, and also goes halfway up the floorboard going toward the front.



Husky Front and Rear Floor Liners Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on this 2012 Ford Focus were going to do a test fit of the Husky Liners floor liners, part number HL98771. To start off our test fit well go ahead and remove the original floor mats, and then well go ahead and install the Husky Liner floor liner. Well start off on the passengers side in the front and well lay it into place. You can see it has a ridge that goes all the way around and it matches the contour of the floor. It also goes up halfway up the floorboard going toward the front. Now well go ahead and take a look at the drivers side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Ford Focus - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2003 Ford Focus Wagon well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 60905. Heres what your hitch would look like on the vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you when selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper is 7 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. Now to begin our installation well need to lower our exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Ford Focus - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2003 Ford Focus Wagon well be installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24682. Heres what your hitch would look like on the vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a few measurements to help you when selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper is 7 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. Now to begin our installation well need to lower our exhaust.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2003 Ford Focus

Today on our 2003 Ford Focus Wagon well be installing Draw-Tite wiring harness part #: 18252. Now to begin well simply open the rear cargo door and remove the two taillight assemblies. To do this well unscrew the two Phillips head screws and push the taillight assembly out towards the side. We can then unplug the lights and set them off to the side to keep from damaging them. Well use a piece of airline as a fish tape where well fish it down through the taillight hole behind the bumper and down through the bottom. With that done well go ahead and take our four pole harness and well peel the green wire off of the harness so that it can be routed over to the right taillight.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus well be installing Tow Ready T1 connector, part number 118549. Now well begin by opening the tailgate and remove the vehicles taillight housing assemblies. To do this here on the drivers side well remove the black plastic cover and pull back the insulation liner to access the plastic wing nut holding the taillight in place. Theres another wing nut in here that well also need to undo. With both wing nuts undone we can remove the drivers side taillight. Well repeat this process to remove the passenger side assembly.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Focus - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus well be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 60290. Before we begin our installation heres what the hitch will look like on your vehicle. Now well give a couple of measurements to help you in selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper is 2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. Now lets go ahead with our install.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Ford Focus - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus we will be installing Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24872. Before we begin our installation here is what the hitch will look like on your vehicle. Now we will give a couple of measurements to help you in selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper is 2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. Now lets go ahead with our install.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2001 Ford Focus

Today on our 2001 Ford Focus well be installing the Draw Tite four pole wiring kit, part number 18252. Before we can install the wire well need to go ahead and remove some of the interior trim panels. On the drivers side well remove the upper and side trim panels so that we can pull back the carpeting to gain access to the manufacturers wiring. There are multiple fasteners that will need to be removed in order to complete this task. Now with the panels removed you can see we have access here to the manufacturers wiring that runs to the tail lights. The blue connector here is where the main signal comes in for the tail light circuit.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Ford Focus - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2001 Ford Focus well be installing the Draw Tite hitch, part number 24692. This is what our hitch will look like once its in position. 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 pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is three inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12 and three-quarter inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Yakima SuperJoe Pro Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus were going to be test fitting the Yakima Super Joe Pro 3 trunk mounted bike rack part #: Y02630. To mount our bike rack we need to adjust the opening according to the instructions. With the bike rack in the proper position were now ready to mount it to our vehicle. Were going to set the upper support frame on top of our trunk and the lower support frame will rest right on the license plate. Well use the upper strap hooks at the top of our trunk right by the windshield. The lower strap hooks will be at the bottom edge of the trunk and well put the side straps on the side of the trunk just below the taillights.



Yakima KingJoe Pro Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today we have with us a 2012 Ford Focus and were going to be test fitting the King Joe Pro 2 part #: Y02624. First were going to adjust our King Joe Pro to fit our vehicle, check the instructions for further details on how to make this measurement. Once weve done that we can set the carrier up on top of our trunk. The lower arm of our carriers going to rest on the license plate and the upper arm is going to sit on our trunk lid. Well take the upper strap hooks and place them along the edge of the trunk closest to the windshield. Well place our side hooks just underneath the taillights and the bottom hooks will go at the bottom of our bike rack.



Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today we have with us the 2012 Ford Focus and we'll be test fitting the Yakima Quickback 2 trunk-back bike carrier, part number Y02621. To fit our bike carrier onto our vehicle, we're going to set the top legs up on top of our trunk and the bottom legs against the trunk door of our vehicle. We'll fit the front hooks into the edge of trunk next to the windshield. Next well take the side hooks and fit them on the side just below the tail lights. Then the bottom hooks will go on the bottom edge of the trunk. We'll tighten down all our hooks and make sure that the bike rack is steady and secure.



Thule Raceway Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today we have with us the 2012 Ford Focus and we're going to be test fitting the Thule Raceway 2 trunk-mount carrier, part number TH9001. To fit the Raceway to our vehicle, we need to make sure that fit dial is set at number 7. Once we've done that, we can set the trunk mount rack up on top of our vehicle. The upper arm of our carrier will rest on our trunk and the lower arm of our carrier should be positioned on the upper tier of our rear bumper. We'll place the hooks on the top at the trunk gap right by the rear windshield. Then we'll take the other two hooks and hook them to the bottom of the trunk lid.



Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today we have with us a 2012 Ford Focus and we're going to be test fitting the Thule Gateway 2 trunk-mounted bike carrier, part number TH9006. We already have our carrier setup to fit our vehicle with fit dial being set at number seven. Next, we're going to place the bike rack up on top of our trunk. The upper support is going to sit on the top of our trunk lid. The lower arm of the carrier should be sitting on the upper tier of the bumper. With our bike rack in place, we'll fit the top two hooks on the edge of our trunk near the windshield.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus we're going to be test fitting the Swagman fork-down roof-mounted bike carrier, part number S64710. We already have our carrier assembled according to the instructions and now we're ready to mount it up on top of our vehicle. We'll set the bike carrier up on top of our crossbars. We'll fit the U bolts around our front crossbar, through the head of the bike rack and tighten them with our wing nuts. Once we've done that, we'll take the rear U bolt, fit around our rear crossbar and use the clamp plate and the last two wing nuts to secure the rear of the bike carrier. With that done, our bike carrier is all secured to our roof rack and we're all ready to mount up our bike.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus we're going to be test fitting the Rocky Mounts tie-rod roof mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1014. We already have our carrier assembled according to the instructions, so now we're ready to mount it up on top of our vehicle. First we'll lay the carrier up on top of our crossbars. We'll fit the front straps around the crossbar, back to the head of the bikerack and use the included allen key to tighten the straps down. Once we've done that, we can reinstall our front cover. Next, at the rear of the bike rack, we'll fit the rear clamp around our crossbar and use the wing nuts to tighten it down.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on our 2012 Ford Focus we're going to be test fitting the Rocky Mounts pitchfork roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY0438. To fit our bike carrier up on top of our roof rack, first we're going to lay it on top of our crossbars. We'll fit the clamp on the front mount around our front crossbar and use the included allen wrench to tighten down the two bolts. Once we've done that, we can reinstall our scour and replace the cover. We'll move to the back and fit the clamp around our rear crossbar and use the wing nut to tighten down our rear clamp. Next we're ready to load up our bike.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today we have with us a 2012 Ford Focus and we're going to be test fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1038. To fit our tire chains to our focus, we're going to make sure that we have the steering wheel turned all the way to one direction or the other so that we can access behind the tire of the vehicle. We're going to set the chains over the top of the tire and try to get them as even from the inside to outside as possible. Next we're going to roll our vehicle onto the chains, you can either go forwards or backwards so that we can get the tire over the chains and get our ends where we can connect them. We'll fit the stops through the one end of the cable chain through the hooks on the other. You want to make sure that you match each side stop for stop or you're within one stop.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford Focus - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2009 Ford Focus, we are going to be installing draw-tite hitch part number 24805. It is a 1 inch class one hitch. Before we get started with our installation, we are going to go over couple of measurements that will come in handy when selecting accessories like bike racks or cargo carriers, for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most portion of the rear bumper facia measures 4 inches of rear clearance, from the ground to the top of the inside of our receiver tube, measures 12 inches of ground clearance. Now, we are going to get started with our installation. The first thing we need to do is start prepping the car for installation of the hitch.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Focus

Today on this 2009 Ford focus, were going to be test fitting the Pro Series Q-slot flatform style by carrier, part number PS63134. To fit up by carrier into our hitch, well line up the shank and slide it in. Well make sure the hitch pinholes line up and well secure the bike rack with the included hitch pin. From the farthest part of our bumper to the nearest point of the bike rack measures about seven and a quarter inches. We have about 11 inches of grand clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground. Next well check for rear vehicle access.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Focus

Today, we have a 2009 Ford Focus and well be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa Aluminum Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number S102. To mount the bike carrier in our vehicle, well fit the shank into the receiver. Well line up the hitch pinholes and then we can use the knob on the end of the bike rack to tighten the anti-rattle device. Once weve done that, we can take our hitch pin, insert it to our holes and secure it with a lock on the other side. We have about 1-3/4 inches clearance from the nearest part of our bike rack to the farthest point of our bumper. Ground clearance comes in at about 11 inches.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Focus

Today on our 2009 Ford Focus, were going to be test fitting the Kuat Alpha 3 Bike Aluminum Hitch Mounted Carrier, part number A103-WHITE-114. To mount our carrier on our hitch, well insert the shank into the receiver and line up the hitch pinhole. Well the knob on the end of the bike carrier and tighten down the anti-rattle device. Once weve done that, well set our pin through and secure it with a lock. We have about 5-1/4 inches from the farthest part of our bumper to the closest part of the bike rack. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Ford Focus

Today on this 2009 Ford Focus, well test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro part number TH934XTR. To mount the Hitching Post Pro on our hitch, well fit the shank into the receiver and line up the pinholes. Well take our bolt and use a -inch wrench to tighten it down. We have about 9 inches of clearance between the furthest part of our bumper and closest part of the bike rack. And about 11 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground. Once weve done that, were gonna check for rear vehicle access.



Blue Ox Base Plate Installation - 2010 Ford Focus

Alright, today on this 2010 Ford Focus, were going to install part number BX2199 from Blue Ox. To start our install, we got to remove the front bumper cover, starting with these four pushpins right here. Alright, now we can remove the grill assembly. Okay, to remove the grill, you have to pull it straight out. We start from the end and work our way towards the center. Next, remove the headlights, one, two, three fasteners.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2010 Ford Focus

Alright, today on this 2010 Ford Focus, we're going to install part number RM-154 from Road Master. We're also using a four way connector for the end of our wire harness and that's the part number PK11410. Okay, to begin our install, we're actually going to cut off the wire harness in here at the four pole since we were changing over to a round four pole. And the harness has it on both ends, so we're going to do both of them. Cut the other end and then we run it to the back. And then we'll go ahead and figure out a route for our wire harness and run it to the back of the car.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on this 2012 Ford Focus we're going to do a test fit of the Thule bike rack part number TH917XTR. A couple of quick notes about this bike rack that it will work of 1-1/4" receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. Okay, we'll start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch and then we'll go ahead and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt. Okay, now we'll go ahead and get some clearance measurements. Bike rack's closest point to the bumper is going to be 3 inches. Ground clearance will be 10 and 1/4 inches.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today on 2012 Ford Focus were going to do a test fit of part number RG8015220 from Rhode Gear. This is our highway 2 bike carrier. Some things to know about this bike rack it will work of 1-" receiver hitches both class I and class II. This will also work with 2" receiver hitches with the provided spacer. On this test fit we'll be using a class I receiver hitch. We'll start and test fit by installing into the hitch, we tighten it down the anti-rattle bolt and put the safe pin on the other side.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Focus

Today on our 2011 Ford Focus, we'll be test fitting the Rhode Gear Highway 2 Bike Carrier, part number RG8015220. With our vehicle already equipped with the 1-1/4-inch hitch and our bike rack already preassembled, we're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We'll begin by inserting the bike rack shank into the hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin hole and go ahead and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt installed, we can tighten it down using our wrench. Once the bolt is tight, we can then put on our safety pin.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

All right, today on 2012 Ford Focus were going to do a test fit a part number S64670 from Swagman. This is their XTC2 bicycle rack. Few things to know about this bike rack that will work with 1-receiver hitches both class I and class II. Well be test fitting on a class I receiver hitch. And this will also work with 2" receiver hitches with the provided spacer.All right we will start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. You will tighten it down the anti-rattle bolt and you put the safety pin on the other side.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

Today our 2012 Ford Focus were going to do a test fit of part number A30901 from Sportrack. This is Sportrack 2 bicycle carrier. Few things to know about this bike rack that will work with 1-" receiver hitches both class I and class II. This will also work with 2" receiver hitches with the included spacer. And this application will be using a class one receiver hitch. Now, we'll start off by installing the bike rack into the hitch and then we'll tighten it down with the anti-rattle bolt and put the safety pin on the other side.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

All right, today on 2012 Ford Focus were going to do a test fit of the Helium bike rack, part number TH970XT from Thule. A few notes about this bike rack that will work of 1-" receiver hitches both class I and class II. This will also work with 2" receiver hitches with the included spacer.Well start our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch, well slide in the safety pin. Its key so install it and then give it a turn, we pull back on the bike rack a little bit to give some tension then go ahead and tighten it down the anti-rattle knob. All right, now go ahead and get some clearance measurements. For the bike rack to the bumper we get 7".



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Ford Focus

All right, today on 2012 Ford Focus were going to do a test fit of part number TH990XT from Thule, the double track platform style 2 bike carrier. A couple notes about this bicycle rack that will work with 1-" receiver hitches both class I and class II. This also work with 2" receiver hitches with the included spacer.On this test fit, we'll be trying it out on class I receiver hitch. We'll start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. You will tighten it down the anti-rattle bolt then install the lock on the other side. Now go ahead and get some clearance and measurements from the fender wheel to the back catch of the vehicle were looking at 7-".



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Ford Focus

Today on our 2011 Ford Focus, well be test fitting the Yakima Q Tower roof rack part numbers Y00702, Y00124 and Y00408. With our Roof Rack already preassembled according to the instructions with the fit kit, were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by finding a location of the front crossbar. We need to start by setting the crossbar on top of the vehicle but then youll need to take a measurement. From the top of the windshield back on the roof, we need to measure 10 inches. This will be the location of the leading edge of the towers for our crossbar.



Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2011 Ford Focus

Today on our 2011 Ford Focus well be test fitting the Yakima Roof Cargo Carrier part number Y07070. Our vehicle is already equipped with the Yakima Roof Rack system and our cargo basket is already preassembled so were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by setting the cargo basket on top of the crossbars. Well need to line it up from left to right with the vehicle. Well then secure it using the included hardware. With our hardware tight, our roof basket is secured to the vehicle and were ready to go ahead and load it up.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Focus

Today on our 2011 Ford Focus, well be test fitting the Yakima front loader wheel mount bike carrier, part number y02103. Our vehicle is already equipped with the Yakima roof rack system and our bike rack is already preassembled, so we are ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We will simply clamp the front of the bike carrier to the front cross bar, well then slide the rear clamp over the rear cross bar, and clamp it down using the wing nut. In those few short simple steps our carrier is secured to the cross bars and were ready to go ahead and load our bike. Well go ahead and give you an overall height measurement added to the vehicle, there is 11 of overall height added to the vehicle with the bike carrier in the stored position. To begin loading our bike, well need to open up the top wheel loop, well then loosen up the rear tire strap with the top wheel loop open and our strap loose and we can go ahead and load the bike into the carrier.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Focus

Today on our 2011 Ford Focus we'll be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack Platform-Style Bike Carrier, product number TH990XT. With our vehicle already equipped with the 1-1/4 inch hitch and our bike rack already preassembled we're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We'll begin by inserting the bike rack shank into the hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin hole and go ahead and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt in we'll go ahead and tighten it down with our wrench. Now that our anti-rattle bolt is tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle and we're ready to load a bike.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Focus

Today on our 2011 Ford Focus, we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 2 Bike Wheel Mount Bike Carrier. With our vehicle already equipped with 1-1/4 inch hitch and our bike rack already pre-assembled, we're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We'll begin by installing the bike rack shank into the hitch, we'll line up the hitch pin hole and go ahead and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt snug down, we'll go ahead and tighten it down using our wrench and install our safety pin. At this point, we're going to give you a couple of measurements. From the bottom of the bike rack to the floor is 15 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5 inches.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Focus

Today on our 2011 Ford Focus, we'll be test fitting the SportRack 2 Hitch Mounted Bike Rack with Wheel Mount Cradles, product number A30901. With our vehicle already equipped with the 1-1/4 hitch and our bike rack already preassembled we're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We'll begin by inserting the bike rack shank into the hitch. We'll line up the hitch pin hole. We'll then insert our anti-rattle bolt. With our anti-rattle bolt tight we'll go ahead and insert our safety pin.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Ford Focus

Today on our 2011 Ford Focus, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, product number RKY1014. Our vehicle is already equipped with the Akima Roof Rack System and our bike rack already pre-assembled. We're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. This is a very simple fit. We'll start by sliding the rubber-coated steel straps on the head of the bike rack underneath the front bar. We'll then lower the rear mount over the rear bar and secure it to the roof rack.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2010 Ford Focus

Alright today on this 2010 Ford Focus, we are going to do a test fit the Yakima Bike Rack, part number y02103, this is our front loader. Okay we have this car equipped with the Yakima Roof Rack System already installed. We will go ahead and install the bike rack on top of the crossbars. We will do our first attachment point on the front cross rail, and then we will slide the rear catching point onto the back of the cross rail, and then we will go ahead and tighten them down. The front attachment has a knob in the front that you could twist and it clamps into place, and on the back it has a similar procedure as well. Next well go ahead and loosen up the rear strap, make sure it is out of the way, and then we will make sure that the front wheel holder is in its appropriate spots.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2002 Ford Focus Wagon

Today on this 2002 Ford Focus Wagon, we are going to be installing a Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack using the Thule Crossroad Rapid feet. We already have our crossbar assemblies put together so we are ready to mount them to our vehicle. First we will lay them on the factory raised side rails, get our position and then tighten them down. We are going to make sure the crossbars overhang evenly on both the left and right side of the vehicle, and were also going to measure them to make sure that they are perpendicular to our factory raised side rails. We will also make sure that the arrow marks on the side of the crossbar feet are pointing towards the center of our factory raised side rails. Once we have our front crossbar assembly positioned where we want it, we can go ahead and begin tightening it down.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Ford Focus

Today on this 2007 Ford Focus hatchback we are going to install part number 24692 from Draw-Tite. This also applies to part number 60870 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is on the vehicle. Next we will give you a couple of measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories such as a bicycle rack, cargo carrier or a ball mount. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground on this particular vehicle is going to be 13-1/4 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 3-1/4 inches. Now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed on the vehicle. 0:34



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Ford Focus

Today on this 2008 Ford Focus we are going to install part number 24805 from Draw-Tite. This will also apply to part number 60886 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it is installed on the vehicle. We will give you a couple of measurements that will help you out in ing some accessories, such as a bicycle rack, a cargo carrier or a ball mount. From the top of the receiver down to the ground is going to be 12-3/4 inches. And from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 5 inches. Now we will go ahead and show you how the hitch gets installed on the vehicle. 0:34



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford Focus

Today on this 2009 Ford Focus we are going to install part number 11319 from Curt. The first step involved is to lower the exhaust. It looks like on this particular model there is two rubber hangers to remove. One here and one towards the back. Spray that down with some lubricant remove it from the pipe. We will take a pry bar and push the rubber hanger off. We are going to spray down this hanger in the back with some lubricant and pry it off. There is really not much to pry against or anything to get a hold of this rubber hanger so we used a couple of wooden blocks to give us something to pry against will work fine. First off we have got to worry about this going back and forth. Put the block right here so when we pry it over to keep it from pulling everything that way and for something to pry against we will put this block here. 00:50



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Ford Focus

Today on this 2009 Ford Focus we will be installing Hidden Hitch part number 60886. This installation will also apply to the Draw-Tite part number 24805. At the back bumper facing we have got two holes right on top of each other. We are going to be using those two as the rear most attaching points for our trailer hitch. Then on the frame rail you will see we have got an oblong hole about half way up at the rear and this will provide the third attaching point for the passenger side. The attaching points will be the same for the driver side however we will need to do a little bit more work over here. 00:35





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