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Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With a Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our Sonic directly onto our load bars. We'll set the box as far forward as possible. That way we have the most access to our rear hatch. We'll open the passenger's side of the box and tighten the two hand knobs on this side to secure our feet around our bars. One of the neat features of the Thule Sonic is its ability to let you know when the feet are secure around the bars. When tightening, you'll hear a clicking noise to let you know it's secure. Another great feature is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 13 cubic feet, in glossy black, part number TH634B. With the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit aroundeach bar. We'll open the passenger side of the box and use the 2hand knobs on thisside of the box to tighten our feet around the bars. 1 of the great features of the Thule Sonic is it's ability to let you know when each foot is secured around the bar. When tightening, you'll hear a clicking noise to let you know it's secure. Another great feature is it's ability to open from either side of the vehicle.





Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 14 cubic feet in matte black, part numberTH614. With a ThuleRapid Traverse Roof Rack City Systemon our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargobox directly onto our load bars. Keep in mind this box opens from one side only so we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. We'll open our box and place our feet through the appropriate slots making sure that they go around our load bars. Then wecan use the attached hand knobsto secure them around each bar. With all four feet tight, ourbox is secured and we're ready to go. Here at the rear you can see that we have full access to our rear hatch door without it making contact with the back of ourbox. Our box alsodoes not interfere with our rear antennae. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box part number TH614 on our 2012 Honda Fit.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box measuring 11 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH613. With the Thule Rapid traverse roof-rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so we'll be setting it towards the passenger's side. We'll open the box and place our feet through the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around each bar. Then we can use the attached hand knob to secure it around our bar. With all four feet tight our box is secured and we ready to go. Here at the rear you can see that we have full access to our rear hatch and that our box does not interfere with our rear antenna. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, part number TH613 on our 2012 Honda Fit. .



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box measuring 21 cubic feet in aeroskin black, part number TH626. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof-rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our bars. Also keep in mind that we'll be scooting our box as far forward as possible. That way we'll have as much rear hatch access as possible. We'll open the passenger's side of the box and use the two hand knobs on this side to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining feet using the hand knobs. With all four feet tight our box is secure, and we're ready to go.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 13 cubic feet, in aeroskin black, part number TH624. With the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We'll open the passenger side of the box and tighten the 2 hand knobs on this side to secure our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the 2 remaining feet using the hand knobs. Here at the rear you can see that we have full access to our rear hatch door, and our box does not interfere with our rear antenna.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit we'll be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64720. With the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring the U-bolt around the underside of our load bar, fitting it up back through our front platform. We'll secure it by tightening down 2 wing nuts. We'll repeat this process for the other side at the front platform. Here at the rear we'll take our U-bolt, drop it through the top of our bike rack, making sure that it goes around our rear load bar.



SportRack Frame Mount Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Sportrack roof-mounted bike rack, part number SR4611. With the Thule Rapid Traverse roof-rack system on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front platform we'll bring our U-bolt from the underside of our load bar and fit it back up through our front platform. We'll secure it by tightening down the two wingnuts. We'll then repeat this process for the other side of our front platform. With the front of our bike rack secured we'll move to the rear and place our fitted bracket between our bike rack and our rear load bar. We'll drop our bolts through the top of the bike rack and we'll also fit them through the rubber-coated metal bracket that goes around the underside of our load bar. We'll secure it in place by tightening down two wingnuts. We'll undo each wheel strap and make sure our frame jaws are open. We'll grab our bike and place it onto our bike rack, securing it first with the frame jaw placing it around the lower part of our frame and closing the lever to finish the securing process. Then we'll move to each wheel and tighten with the wheel straps. With our bike all loaded up we're ready to go. That completes today's test fit of the Sportrack roof-mounted bike rack, part number SR4611 on our 2012 Honda Fit.





Rhino-Rack Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit we'll be test fitting the Rhino Rack 2500 Series roof rack with the arrow crossbars measuring fifty inches long in silver, part number DA126. We'll also be using the custom DK clamps and pads for the Rhino Rack 2500 series roof rack systems, part number DK154. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by opening our front doors. We'll grab our front bar and place it onto the front part of our roof. To ensure that we have this bar in the correct location, we need to measure 270 millimeters, or 27 centimeters, from the center of our door jamb to the center of our foot plate. We'll do this measurement on both sides to ensure that our feet are in line with each other. We can then use an allen key to tighten the allen bolt, which will secure the clamps around the roof line of our vehicle. We'll make our way from passenger side to driver side, tightening a little at a time so we don't lose our position.





Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit we'll be test fitting the Kuat Trio roof-mounted bike rack, part number RU01. With the Thule inaudible 00:07Traverse Roof Racksystemon our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Trio directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring our U bolt around the underside of our front load bar and fit it back up through our carrier. Then we'll secure it by installing two cylinder nuts. We'll do this for the other side of the bike rack as well. Then we can take the included tool and tighten down all four cylinder nuts until we have the front of our bike rack secured to the front bar. Here at the rear we'll install our two bolts, sliding them up until we have one on each side of our rearload bar.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Honda Fit - Draw-Tite

Today, on this 2013 Honda Fit, we're going to install part number 24826 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the Honda. We'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as the bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 10 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be about three and three quarter inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is in to the vehicle and on the driver's side, we have to remove the retainer that's holding the wheel well tab on the bottom of the frame.





Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on this 2013 Honda Fit, we're going to do a test fit of part number PWPLC1126, from Glacier Chain. This is their square links snow tire chain. Today we're working with tire size of 185/55/R16. We'll lay our chain out. We'll make sure that when you install it over the top of the tire that the hook will be located on the outside. We'll drape it over the tire, keeping it as even as possible, and we'll take the end with the hook and tuck it in the front edge of the tire.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex four bike carrier, part number TH9029. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now that our Thule Vertex is secured to our Honda Fit, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about ten inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Honda Fit is here at the rear bumper, about four inches away. We've added about eleven inches to the overall length of the vehicle. We'll now pull the gray lever at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out, and with the cradle arms out, we've added about thirty five inches to the overall length of the vehicle. To access the cargo area, we'll pull the gray lever at the base of the carrier, to tilt the mast down. This will allow us to have access to our vehicle's cargo area. To load the bike, we'll make sure that the mast is in it's upright position.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit we'll be test fitting the Thule Traverse Roof Rack System part number THLB50, TH480 and THKIT1465. Now with our fit kit and load bars already assembled according to the included instructions we'll begin our test fit by placing down our clear protective strip. We'll need to measure from the first part of the glass to the first part of the foot. Once we've established this position onto the roof of our vehicle we'll then place down the strips. We can then repeat the same steps for the opposite side of the vehicle.Once the strips are on we can set our front load bar onto the front of our roof. Once we've established this position we can use the included tension tool to tighten on the clips up against the roof of our vehicle.



SportRack Super EZ Platform Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit we'll be test fitting the Sportrack Super EZ platform style two bike carrier part number SR2901XT. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread the anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench to secure the Sportrack Super EZ to our Honda Fit. We'll finally secure the lock on the other side.We'll now go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Honda Fit is here at the rear bumper about five inches away. We've added about fifteen inches to the overall length of the vehicle when the platform is in its upright position.To lower the platform we'll pull the pin at the base of the carrier to tilt the platform down and with the platform folded down we have about fourteen inches of ground clearance in the rear of the carrier and we've added about thirty three inches to the overall length of the vehicle.Now with the platform in its down position you can see we can easily access the vehicles cargo area. To load the bike we will raise the mast, put the frame hooks to the top of the mast, then we'll undo the tray straps.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Prorack hitch-mounted 2-bike carrier, part number PR8062403. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, lining up the pin holes, threading the anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tightening them with a wrench. We'll now go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 7" of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Honda Fit is here at the rear bumper about 7" away. And we've added about 24" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa platform-style aluminum 2-bike carrier, part number S102. We'll begin our test fit sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, lining up our pin holes, inserting the pin through the pin holes, and securing with a lock on the other side. We then can turn the black T handle at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device. Now that our Kuat Sherpa is secured to our Honda Fit, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. With the platform folded up, we have about11" of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Honda Fit is here at the rear bumper, about 2" away.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Alpha hitch-mounted aluminum 3-bike carrier, part number A103-WHITE-114. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, lining up our pin holes, inserting the pin through the pin holes, and secure with a lock on the other side. We can then turn the black T handle at the back of the shank to engage our anti-rattle device. Now that our Kuat Alpha is secured to our Honda Fit, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 10" of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Honda Fit is here at the rear bumper about 7" away.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Curt 20" x 48" cargo carrier, part number C18145. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, lining up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with our Curt cargo carrier secured to our Honda Fit, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 8" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Honda Fit is here at the rear bumper, about 2-1/2" away. We've added about 22" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Thule T2 platform-style 2-bike carrier, part number TH917XTR. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, lining up our pin holes, threading our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tightening it with a wrench. We'll then secure it with a lock on the other side. Now with the Thule T2 is secured to our Honda Fit, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 9" of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier, and we have about 12" added to the overall length of our vehicle. To lower the platform down, we'll lift up the gray lever at the base of the carrier.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number TH934XTR. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with our Thule Hitching Post Pro secured to our Honda Fit, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Honda Fit is here at the rear bumper, about 7" away, and we've added about 17" to the overall length of the vehicle. We'll now pull the gold pin at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out, and with the cradle arms out we've added about 36" to the overall length of the vehicle. To access the cargo area, we'll pull the gold pin at the base of the carrier to tilt the mast down.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack platform-style 2-bike carrier, part number TH990XT. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now that our Thule Doubletrack is secured to our Honda Fit, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 7" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Honda Fit is here at the rear bumper, about 4" away. We've added about 10" to the overall length of the vehicle with the platform folded up.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 two-bike carrier, part number S64670. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with the Swagman XTC2 secured to our Honda Fit, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 11-1/2" of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Honda Fit is here at the rear bumper, about 8" away. And we have added about 21" to the overall length of the vehicle.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4-bike carrier, part number S63410. Keep in mind that this vehicle is equipped with a class 1 hitch, which will limit this bike carrier to carrying only two bikes. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, lining up the pin holes, threading our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes, and tightening with a wrench. Now with our Swagman tight and secured to our Honda Fit, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 12" of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the carrier o the closest part of our Honda Fit is here at the rear bumper, about 8" away.



Hopkins BrakeBuddy Towed Vehicle Braking System Installation - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we will be installing our Hopkin's Brake Buddy Vantage Select part number HM39504. To begin with, we'll need to locate an area one on the front of the vehicle to mount our breakaway switch. On this particular vehicle we were able to mount in on the lower facia where one of the grill openings was. Now in our situation, once we located the position where we would mount the breakaway switch, we went ahead and marked the holes in the bracket. Because of the angle that we had to drill the holes, we used the very long drill bit as well as a piece of cardboard to help protect the painted area on the front facia to keep it from getting scratched while drilling the holes. Once we have the two holes drilled, we'll go ahead and mount the breakaway switch.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Honda Fit

All right, today on this 2011 Honda Fit were going to do a test fit of part number pw1034. This is Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. The tire size were working with today is 205/50-R16. Well go ahead and start off our test fit by laying the chain out to make sure we have it oriented the way we want it on the tire. You also want to make sure that the cross cables have their attachment points or clamps facing away from the tire. Now we also want to make sure that the clips that hold the cables in place are ran towards the front of the car.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Installation - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, well be installing the Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain Tow Bar with 6-Wire Electrical Cord, part #RM-576. To begin with, our vehicle already had the base plate installed. Now we will need to go ahead and remove the 4-flat thats already been connected on this vehicle. We will need to go ahead and find a location to mount our 6-pin bracket to the lower fascia of our vehicle, which is part #RM-910030-5. We will need to remove several fasteners to gain access to the area. Next, we'll need to go ahead and locate a good position to mount our bracket on the lower fascia.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Installation - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, well be doing a test fit with our Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar, which is rated at 6000 pounds, part #RM-520. To start our test fit, you will need to install the tow bar into the receiver of your tow vehicle. To attach the tow bar to the towed vehicle, you will need to remove the pin on either side of the base plate. You will extend the arms of the tow bar out, lining it up on the bracket of the towed vehicle. Then you will reinstall the pin and the clevis pin that goes through it. You will repeat this for both sides.



Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, well be installing the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part#521190-1. To begin with, we will go ahead and raise the hood. First, you need to locate the plastic fasteners that hold the front fascia to the core support. Once you locate these plastic fasteners, you can use a small flathead screwdriver to help pop the center of the fastener up, and then they can be removed. Now that you have these removed, you can go ahead and pull that small section thats connected to the grill and the core support. This can be set aside.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Honda Fit - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 60218. This is what our hitch looks like now that it is installed. Here are a few measurements to help you choose some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the ground to the top of the opening on the hitch is approximately ten inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is approximately three inches.Now we'll go ahead with the install. To begin with we will go ahead and use a little lube on the exhaust hanger and remove the two rear exhaust hangers.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Honda Fit - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24826. This is what our hitch looks like now that it is installed. Here are a few measurements to help you choose some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the ground to the top of the opening on the hitch is approximately 10". From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is approximately 3". Now we'll go ahead with the install.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Honda Fit

Today on our 2011 Honda Fit, well be test fitting the Swagman xtc2 two bike carrier for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number s64670. Well simply slide our shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the bike rack is 11 inches and from the closet point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5-1/2 inches. We can now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open the cargo door and as you can see we can gain full access to the cargo area with this bike rack. Were now almost ready to load our bike, well need only to be sure that our vertical clamp is fully extended and that our wheel loop straps are undone and out of the way, we can then place the bike into the wheel loops and bring our vertical bar up remembering to reinstall the pin holding the bar in place.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Honda Fit

Today on our 2011 Honda Fit well be test fitting part number TH934XTR the Thule Hitching Post Folding and Tilting 4 Bike Rack with Anti-Sway Cradles for both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches. Please note that when using on class 1 hitch with this bike rack you are limited to two bikes. Now to begin our test fit weve already removed the adaptor for the 2-inch hitch and well be using this on a class 1 hitch. Well now slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Honda Fit

Today on our 2011 Honda Fit well be test fitting part number A30901. This is the Sportrack two bike hitch mounted bike rack for both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. Now to begin our test fit well slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 12 3/4 inches.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Honda Fit

Today on our 2011 Honda Fit well be test fitting well be test fitting the Pro Series Q-slot platform style two bike carrier, part number PS63134. Now to begin our installation well slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin. Well then put the safety pin on the other side of our hitch pin which will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 12 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 8 inches. Well now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door and as you can see we can gain full access to the cargo carrier with this bike rack.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Honda Fit

Today on our 2011 Honda Fit, well be test fitting part number a103-white-114. This is the Kuat Alpha folding locking three bike aluminum rack for inch and a quarter hitches. Now to being our test fit well slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our hitch pin. We can then move to the back of the shank where well tighten the knob down securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements, our ground clearance at the bike rack is eight inches and from the closes point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is six inches. Well now go ahead and pull the pin on the bottom of the bike rack mast and open our cargo door and as you can see we can gain full access to the cargo area with this bike rack.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on our 2013 Honda Fit well be test fitting the Thule T2 platform style two bike carrier, part number TH917XTR. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the receiver tube, line up our threaded pin hole, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole, and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how this bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 7 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 2 inches. Weve added about 12 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on our 2013 Honda fit well be test fitting the Thule folding tilting four bike carrier, part number TH934XTR. This vehicle is equipped with a class one hitch and can only carry two bikes. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align the threaded pin hole, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how this bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 7 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 8 inches.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on our 2013 Honda fit well be test fitting the Thule double track platform style two bike carrier, part number TH990XT. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 6 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 3 inches. Weve added about 12 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on our 2013 Honda fit well be test fitting the Thule apex four bike carrier, part number TH9025. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube and secure it with a spring loaded pin. Then turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage the anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how this carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 7 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 5 inches.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on this 2013 Honda Fit well be test fitting the Swagman XTC two bike carrier, part number S64670. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, line up the threaded pin holes, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 8 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 5 inches. Weve added about 21 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on our 2013 Honda Fit well be test fitting the Swagman titan four bike carrier, part number S63410. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align the threaded pin holes, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how this bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 8 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 8 inches. Weve added about 21 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on our 2013 Honda Fit well be test fitting the Sportrack two bike carrier, part number A30901. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align the threaded pin holes, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how this bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 8 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 9 inches. Weve added about 26 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on our 2013 Honda Fit well be test fitting the Pro Series Q-slot platform style two bike carrier, part number PS63134. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the bike carrier into the opening of the receiver tube, line up the pin hole, slide the pin through the pin hole and secure it with a clip. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how this bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 7 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 9 inches. Weve added about 25 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on our 2013 Honda Fit well be test fitting the Kuat aluminum hitch mounted two bike carrier, part number S102. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube and turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over a few measurements to see how this bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 8 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 2 inches. Weve added about 13 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on our 2013 Honda Fit well be test fitting the Kuat alpha light aluminum bike carrier, part number A103WHITE114. As a reminder this vehicle is fitted with a class one hitch and can only carry two bikes. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube and turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how this bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 8 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 6 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit well be test fitting the Curt 20 by 48 cargo carrier, part number C18145. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align the threaded pin hole, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten it with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements so you can see how this carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 6 inches of ground clearance from the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 2 inches. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicles exhaust tip is about 6 inches.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Honda Fit

Today on this 2013 Honda Fit, were going to test fit a part number PW1026, the Glacier Cable Snow Chain. Now, were working with the tire size of 185/55-16. This is also the design for passenger vehicles with a limited wheel well clearance also known as SAE class S tire chains. To start of our test fit well go ahead and lay the snow chain on top of the tire. Now, when we do that we want to make sure that the hooks wrap around from the inside to the outside so the edge of the hook is not towards the tire. Okay, well lay it out as evenly as possible across the tire and then well tuck it in below at the bottom of the tire.



Thule CD10 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Honda Fit

Today on our 2011 Honda Fit with tire size 185-55-R16. Well be test fitting part number TH04335075. These are the Thule CV10 tire chains. To begin our installation well need to lay the chains out on the floor and get out any kinks that may be in the chain itself. Well then take the blue cable and slide it underneath from the rear behind the tire toward the front of the vehicle. With that done well grab both ends of the blue cable, bring them up around to the top of tire and connect it together.



Thule CS10 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Honda Fit

Today on our 2011 Honda Fit with tire size 185-55-R16. Well be installing the Thule CS10 tire chains, part number TH00204075. The built in ice breakers on these chains offer superior grip and traction. It also has a built in release lever to allow for fast and easy removable. These chains will automatically tighten and align as you drive for quick, simple installation. To begin our installation well lay the chains out on the floor and make sure we take out any kinks or knots in the chain itself.



Thule CG9 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Honda Fit

Today on our 2011 Honda Fit with tire size 185-55-R16. Well be test fitting part number TH00023075. This is the Thule CG9 tire chains. Now to begin our installation well lay the chains out on the floor and make sure we take out any kinks or knots within the chains. We can then take the blue cable and slide it from the back side of the wheel toward the front. With that done well grab both sides of the blue cable bringing them up toward the top of the tire where well connect it together.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Honda Fit - Curt

Today, on this 2012 Honda Fit, we are going to install part number 11064 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on a car. Next, we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be three-and-a-quarter inches. From top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be nine-and-a-half inches. We'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit were going to be test fitting the Thule Roof Rack System well be using the Thule 50-inch Square Load Bars part number THLB50, the Thule Traverse Foot Pack part number TH480 and the fit kit designated for this vehicle, part number THKIT1465. Weve already got our roof rack assembled according to the instructions and now were ready to fit it up on the vehicle. The first thing we need to do is open the front doors on the passenger and drivers side. Well take the front bar assembly and set it up on top of our roof. To position it correctly well need to measure 12-1/4 inches from the edge of the windshield to the leading edge of the traverse foot on both the passenger and drivers side. Once the front bar is in position we can go ahead and use the included Accu Tight tools to tighten the system down and secure it to the roof.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit were going to be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Standup Paddleboard Carrier part number TH810. To mount the carrier up to our roof rack were going to take half of the carrier and set it on top of our front load bar. Well feed the straps around the load bar, fit them back into the speed link head and use the hand knobs to tighten them down. With the front half tightened down well move back to the rear crossbar. Well take the second half of the carrier and set it up on the rear bar. Well repeat the same tightening procedure that we used up front.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit were going to be test fitting the Thule Flattop Ski and Snowboard Carrier part number TH92725. To mount our carrier up on our vehicle well take half of it and set it on top of the front load bar. Well feed the speed link strap around the bar, resecure it to the head and use the hand knobs to tighten it down. Once we have the front half secure well take the second half and put it up on the rear bar. Well take the second half and line it up with the front and repeat the same tightening procedure with the straps. With that done were ready to load up our skis and snowboards.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, were going to be test fitting the RockyMounts Tie-Rod roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1014. To fit the bike carrier to our roof rack, well set it up on top of the load bars. Well fit the straps at the front of the bike rack around the front load bar, re-secure them to the head of the bike rack and then use an Allen wrench to tighten them down. Once weve done that, we can move to the back, use the clamp and wing nuts at the back of the bike rack to secure it around the rear load bar. Once both the front and rear of the bike rack are tightened down, we can prepare to load a bike. Well undo the skewer at the front of the bike rack and make sure its open.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Honda Fit

Today, we have with us a 2012 Honda Fit, and were going to be test fitting the Thule roof-rack system. Well be using the 47-inch AeroBlade load bars, part number THARB47; the rapid traverse feet, part number TH480R, and the fit kit designed for this vehicle, part number THKIT1465. We already have our load bar assemblies put together according to the instruction, so now were ready to fit them up to our vehicle. To mount the front load bar to our vehicle, we need to open both the passenger and drivers side front doors. Once weve done that, we can take our front load bar assembly and set it up on top of the roof. To properly position the front bar, on each side we need to measure 12-1/4 inches from the leading edge of the foot to the edge of our wind shield.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today, on our 2012 Honda Fit, were going to be test fitting the Thule Moab roof-mounted cargo basket, part number TH690. Weve already got our basket assembled, so were ready to mount it up on our vehicle. Well lift it up and place it on top of our load bars. Well make sure that its centered from left to right and then well fit our clamps around the bars and tighten them down with the included wing nuts. Once weve done that at all four clamps, we can go back and install the covers over the top. With the covers installed, our baskets mounted up and were ready to load up.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Fit

Today on our 2012 Honda Fit, were going to test fit the with Swagman ForkDown roof-mounted bike carrier, part number S64710. To fit the carrier up on top of our roof rack, well lay it and place on top of the crossbars. Well take our U-bolts at the front of the carrier, feed them up from the bottom of the crossbar and secure them with the wing nuts. Then at the back of the carrier, well take our U-bolt, feed it down through the top and use a clamp to secure it from the underside, again, using two wing nuts. Once weve done that, were ready to load a bike. Well pick up our bike, place the wheel on the wheel tray and set the front fork down into the skewer.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Honda Fit - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Honda Fit, we're going to install part number 24826 from Draw-Tite. All right, this is what the hitch looks like when it's 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 bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of receiver opening down to the ground will be 9-1/2 inches and from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of bumper will be 4 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. We're going to make an outline of what we need to cut out.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Honda Fit - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2011 Honda Fit were going to install part number 60218 from Hidden Hitch. Alright, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle. Next well go ahead and give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 9-1/2 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper will be 4 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Honda Fit

Today were going to do a test fit of a Thule roof rack system. Were using part numbers THARB47 a Thule aeroblade crossbars part number TH40R rapid traverse foot pack and a fit kit part number THKIT1465. All right, were going to start test it with the crossbars already assembled according to manufacturer. So we all use up the door on our Honda and just put them in place. Were going to go ahead and put our first crossbar on the roof and then measure up for final spot. Okay now, lets go and buy manufacturers instructions how in this case will be using a measurement 12 and inches.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Honda Fit

All right. Today on our 2010 Honda Fit, we're going to do a test on a part number TH917XTR from Thule. This is a T2 Platform-Style Bike Rack. Okay. One quick note about this bicycle rack. That will work 1"-1/4 receiver hitches for both Class 1 and Class 2.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Honda Fit

Today it's 2010-honda-fit. We're going to do a test of part number TH970XT. This is the Helium Aluminum Bicycle Rack. A few quick notes about this bicycle rack is that it will work 1"-1/4 receiver both Class 1 and Class 2. And this will also work with 2" receiver hitch with the included spacer. And we're going to start test it by installing the bike rack into the hitch.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Honda Fit

Alright, today on this 2010 Honda Fit we're going to do a test fit of product number TH990XT from Thule. This is the Doubletrack Platform Bike Carrier. Alright, a few quick notes about this bike rack is that it will work with 1-1/4 inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2 and will also work with 2-inch receiver hitch with the included spacer. We'll start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. We'll tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and then put the lock on the other side. With the bike rack loaded up we'll go ahead and give you some measurements that will you an idea of the clearance between the bike rack and the car and the bike rack and the ground.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Honda Fit

Alright, today on this 2010 Honda Fit, we're going to do a test fit of product number S64670 from Swagman. This is the XTC2 Bike Rack. A couple of quick notes about this bike rack is that it will work with class 1 and class hitches and it will also work with a class 3 hitch with the provided spacer. On this car, we're going to be using a class 1 hitch. Ok, we're going to start off by installing our bike rack into the hitch and we can go ahead and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and put the clip on the other side. With the bike rack installed, we'll go ahead and give you some measurements on the clearance between the bicycle rack and the car and ground clearance as well.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Honda Fit

Alright, today, on a 2010 Honda Fit, we're going to do a test fit of product number RG8015220 from Rhode Gear. This is our Highway 2 Bike Carrier. A few quick notes about this bike rack, is that it will work with inch and a quarter receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2 and also work with 2-inch receiver hitches which include a spacer. On this car, we'll be using a class 1 hitch, alright Now, we're going to start our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. We'll tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and put the clip on the other side. With the rack loaded up, we'll go ahead and give you some measurements.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Honda Fit

Today on our 2010 Honda Fit, were gonna install Hidden Hitch part number 60218.Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper is 3 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 8 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation.Our first step is to remove the retainer holding the rear well tab to the bottom of the frame on the driver side. To remove the tab, get in and pull the center out because it is a pushpin tab that wedges into the frame. Now what were gonna do is take a rotary tool can cut out the end of the tab that sits flush to the frame.



Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2011 Honda Fit

Alright, today on this 2011 Honda Fit we are going to install part number 521190-1 from Roadmaster. This is their EZ base plate kit. What we have done so far is removed the front wheels. You do not really have to do that but sometimes it makes it a little bit easier to get to stuff to help remove the front clip when you are ready to take it off. Now we will go ahead and start by removing some of the top plastic fasteners that are underneath the hood. We are removing these five fasteners here. The best way is to just pull out the center. Then pop it up. Now there is a fastener right here that we need to remove. There will be one on each side to do. We are done with the driver side. We will do the same thing on the passenger side. Alright, there are a variety of fasteners we need to remove underneath. It is the same thing as the fasteners on top. Just pop out the middle and just pull them out. Since these are on the bottom, it will probably take a little bit more force. 1:15



Base Plate Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Honda Fit

Today on this 2010 Honda Fit we are going to install a diode isolating kit part number 38955. The first thing we need to do to get started is that when we take our wire harness we are going to tape up part of this and then we will do the whole length and periodically apply some tape to keep everything under control. We will let our ground loop hang out and continue on. What we are going to do is take our 4-pole first and we are going to route it down towards the grill and we are going to pull it out by our base plates. Just leave it like that for now. 00:39



Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2010 Honda Fit

Today on this 2010 Honda Fit we are going to install a Roadmaster EZ Base Plate kit part number 521190-1 from Roadmaster. The first thing we need to do is take off the front bumper cover itself. It requires removing a bunch of fasteners on top of the grill, and a bunch of fasteners at the very bottom of the fascia underneath the vehicle. We will do the leading one on the edge right here. We will start popping them out with a screw driver first and use a rivet tool to pull out the rest, and work our way around. :33



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Honda Fit

Today we are going to install part number 24826 from Draw-Tite, and we are going to install this on a 2009 Honda Fit. The hitch gets installed using this hole in the frame and this hole in the frame right here. And also what is going to happen is we are going to have to trim this plastic piece off so the hitch will fit flush against the frame of the vehicle. OK, it is going to be the same thing on this side however, the hitch is going to wrap around the exhaust and use the same existing holes that are in the frame as was on the drivers side. Optionally, you can disconnect the exhaust and move it out of the way so it will be a little easier to get ahold of the hardware going into the vehicle. And that is what we are going to do here. So we will disconnect the two rubber hangers here, and hopefully that will give us enough wiggle room to push it off to the side. We actually put a safety strap on - we actually use a strap to hold it out of the way because there is plenty of room actually to move around now.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Honda Fit

Today we are going to do an install on a 2006 Honda Fit using part number 11058 Class 1 receiver hitch. The hitch will mount up to the car pretty easily, It uses this tie down loop right here. This skid plate also come off. The hitch actually covers those very same areas right back up. Then this stays off and you install the hitch on the cross member right here. First step is to take off the skid plate right here. Next we will install our hitch on this toe loop right here with this U bolt. Then tighten all of the bolts snug before giving them the final torquing. This concludes our install of part number 11058 Class 1 receiver hitch from Curt Manufacturing on a 2006 Honda Fit.





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