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Transmission Cooler Installation - 2011 Honda Odyssey

Male: Today in our 2011 Honda Odyssey, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Derale Series 8000 plate-fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part number D13503. On this Odyssey we've got the transmission cooler installed right behind the fascia here. What this cooler is going to do is help to cool the transmission fluid even more to keep lower operating temperatures for the transmission even when towing or hauling heavy loads up a hill. The reason that you want lower transmission temperatures is because that's going to help to prolong the life of the transmission and those internals that wear down. It's going to take them longer to do that because they don't get as hot. Now, let's show you how to install this cooler. Here's everything that's going to come with the kit. You've got the cooler, then you've got your hose that you'll use to connect to it. Then here you've got a fitting to link your hoses, 4 hose clamps.



Curt Roof Basket Review - 2010 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2010 Honda Odyssey we're doing a test fit of the CURT roof mounted cargo basket. This is 41 and 1/2 inches long, by 37 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. The part number for that is C18115. Now, keep in mind that this has a 150 pound weight capacity. Although you do want to check your vehicles owner's manual to make sure it can withstand that much weight. We have our basket mounted up. It's going to fit crossbars up to 3 inches wide, and it will fit crossbars with 3 different crossbar spreads; either 15 inches, 22, or 29 inches. Keep that in mind whenever you're loading up your crossbars, that you do want to have one of those three different settings. We have 3 of our 4 mounts secured down.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2011 Honda Odyssey we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 x 48 cargo carrier. That part number is C18110. Now this is designed to work with both inch 1/4 and 2 inch hitches. It has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. This one is a very lightweight cargo carrier compared to some of the others that work with both 2 inch and inch 1/4 or either. It's very lightweight, it's easy to insert and take out of your hitch.



Air Lift AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2012 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2012 Honda Odyssey, we're going to be taking a look at and installing Air Lift1000 Air Helper Springs for the rear part number AL60815. Here's what these airbags are going to look like once they're installed on the vehicle. As you can see, they fit inside the existing coil springs from the factory suspension. These airbags are going to do a good job of helping to level out the load of the vehicle when you've got a heavy load in the back or if you're pulling a trailer that pulls the back end down a little bit because it's going to help support and not allow the spring to compresses much so therefore it doesn't sag and the rear end stays higher. When that rear end stays higher, what that does is help to reduce irregular tire wear. It makes it handle better because it's sitting at the factory right heighth and it's also helping maintain good control in the front for steering and braking but also keeping your headlights level so you can see the road at night. What's nice about this airbag is that you can adjust the air pressure inside to a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 35 psi which is going to help to level out your ride as you need it and give you the quality ride that you wanna have, whereas with some the other ones that only work as a bit more pressure on them, the ride quality isn't quite as good as when you can select what you want. Since these springs help to keep the factory coil springs from compressing as much with a load on 'em, it's going to help lengthen the life of the factory coil springs because it's going to help prevent them from sagging as much over the life of the vehicle. Let's take some measurements to see where our factory suspension sits unloaded, so if we measure at the top of the rear fender here, it's sitting right about 30 inches.



Best 2014 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch option for your 2014 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the Curt class 3, part number C-13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class 3 Max-Frame hitch, part number 7520. Then the third hitch is going to be the Curt class 2, part number C-12031,and the hitch on the bottom is going to be the Draw-Tite class 2, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top 2 are going to be class 3 hitches, these bottom 2 are going to be class 2. That's going to give you a 2 inch openings on our class 3's, and 1 inch and a quarter on our class 2's. Another difference you're going to notice on our class 3 hitches, is the Curt is going to have one 5/8 hitch pinhole, where the Draw-Tite is going to have our standard 5/8 hitch pinhole, and it's going to have a half inch hole for our J-pin stabilization device. Another difference you're going to notice on our class 3 is that on our Curt, it's a nice, smooth transition here with this plate, where it's welded all the way around the outside. Then our Draw-Tite, it's an open end tube here that protrudes out past the edge. They're both going to be the same strength, it's just going to be aesthetics from the rear of the video. Another difference you're going to notice is how they mount.



Best 2015 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch option for your 2015 Honda Odyssey. The hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the Curt Class 3, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite Class 3 Max 3 hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the Curt Class 2, part number C12031 and the hitch on the bottom is going to be the Draw-Tite Class 2, part number 36417. You're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top 2 are going to be Class 3 hitches and these bottom 2 are going to be Class 2. That's going to give you a 2 inch openings on our Class 3's and 1 1/4 on our Class 2's. Another difference you're going to notice on our Class 3 hitches, is the Curt is going to have one 5/8's hitch pinhole, where the Draw-Tite is going to have our standard 5/8's hitch pinhole and it's going to have 1/2 inch pole for our J-pin stabilization device. Another difference you're going to notice on our Class 3 is that on our Curt, it's a nice smooth transition here with this plate where it's welded all the way around the outside.



Best 2013 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2013 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2012 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2012 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2011 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2011 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2010 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2010 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2009 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2009 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2008 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2008 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2007 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2007 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2006 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2006 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2005 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch option on our 2005 Honda Odyssey. The hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT Class 3, part number C13068. Followed by the Draw-Tite Class 3 Max Frame Hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT Class 2, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom is going to be the Draw-Tite Class 2, part number 36417. You're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top 2 are going to be class 3 hitches, these bottom 2 are going to be class 2.



Best 2004 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2004 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2003 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2003 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2002 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2002 Honda Odyssey. Now the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the CURT class three, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite class three Max-Frame hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the CURT class two, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches, where these bottom two are going to be class two. That's going to give you 2" openings on our class threes and 1-1/4" on our class twos.



Best 2001 Honda Odyssey Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options on our 2001 Honda Odyssey. Now, the hitch on the top of our rack here is going to be the Curt Class 3, part number C13068, followed by the Draw-Tite Class 3 Max Spring Hitch, part number 75270. Our third hitch is going to be the Curt Class 2, part number C12031. The hitch on the bottom's going to be the Draw-Tite Class 2, part number 36417. Now you're going to notice that we have a difference in hitches here. The top two are going to be class three hitches. These bottom two are going to be class two.





Honda Odyssey Questions

  • The two racks are very similar, but they have a few differences. Although they weigh about the same, the SwingDaddy, part # Y02464, has a higher weight capacity than the Thule Vertex Swing # TH9031XT. The Vertex can carry 140 pounds, while the SwingDaddy can handle 150lbs. The Vertex has a longer shank, which would place the rear of the upright portion of the rack approximately 14 inches away from the hitch pin hole in the receiver, versus 11 inches for the SwingDaddy. Both...
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  • As you can see by the photo I have edited for you, the Draw-Tite and Curt hitches available for your Odyssey are all pretty similarly designed. When we installed both hitches on a 2013 Odyssey, we found that the Curt # C13068 had about a 1/2 inch greater ground clearance (12-1/2 inches) versus 12 inches for the Draw-Tite # 75270 models. The receiver of the Draw-Tite hitches are recessed a bit more under the vehicle, but neither of the hitches will extend past the bumper, and...
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  • A 2-inch Class III hitch like Draw-Tite # 75270 is indeed the best way to transport 4 bikes on your 2010 Honda Odyssey. Installation of this hitch is shown in the linked video, for your reference. Hitch-mount racks put the entire weight load of the rack and bikes onto the car's frame - its strongest part - and a hitch also allows use of other accessory items like a cargo basket such as # C18153 from Curt. Once you have your hitch installed, you'll want to take one simple measurement....
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  • The Hollywood Racks SE4, # HR1400, and the Swagman 2+2, # S64692, are two comparable bike racks. Like you have already said, the racks can handle 2 or 4 bikes with the last 2 bike section being removable. The SE4 weighs a little less (shipping weight is 82 pounds) when compared to the 2+2 (89 pound shipping weight). For wheel cradles I give the edge to the 2+2. The actual cradles are more secure than the hoops used on the SE4. Both racks have the same 45 pounds per bike capacity...
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  • First, the FullSwing, # Y02465 and the SwingDaddy, # Y02464 have comparable arm spacing of approximately 11 inches on center. The SwingDaddy has been around longer. The FullSwing is a new rack and features several upgrades from the SwingDaddy. The cradles on each rack can be adjusted but on the FullSwing the cradles are on a track type of system on the undersides of the arms. This makes adjusting the spacing between the bikes easy. The SwingDaddy cradles would have to be rotated...
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  • When choosing a weight distribution system, the most important factor to consider is the fully loaded and ready to tow tongue weight of your trailer plus the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of your 2004 Honda Odyssey. Tongue weight of a trailer is typically calculated to be 10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. If your Scamp trailer weighs 2,700 lbs, then the tongue weight may be around 270 lbs to 405 lbs. You must then add the weight of the cargo that you load...
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  • I think installing the Recessed Trailer D-Ring, # RR5K, that you have referenced, would be better than # LRB1, because the backing plate is going to help distribute the load from the ring which would be better for your wood decking and make for stronger connection points. If you use this kit with the backing plate an attachment to the frame is not required as the backing plate, which would be underneath the wood floor, would prevent the hardware from pulling out. The only down...
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  • The hitch I would recommend for your 2012 Honda Odyssey is the Draw-Tite Class III 2-Inch Hitch, part # 75270. This hitch is a 2-inch hitch with a 350-lb tongue weight capacity and a 3,500-lb towing weight capacity. This hitch will accept a 4-bike rack with no problems. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Draw-Tite hitch. The Thule Parkway 4 Bike rack, part # TH956, you have referenced will work on the 2-inch hitch, but I would also recommend to look...
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  • The weight capacity on the Thule Vertex 5, # TH9030XT, is 150 pounds. That would be 30 pounds per bike. The average adult bike weighs about 30 pounds. Provided that the combined weight of all 5 bikes does not exceed this 150 pound limit the rack can handle the weight. The Vertex and Apex, # TH9026, have the highest capacity of any of the 5 bike models we carry, see link. Regarding the childrens bikes, measure the length of the top frame tubes. If they are greater than 12-3/8...
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  • The custom fit receivers we offer do come with the appropriately sized/pitched bolts. If anything we get phone calls where the 1.25 bolts seem too big. If you have any issues trying to get the bolts into the existing weld nuts on the van we recommend cleaning the holes with a lubricant (like WD40 or PartsBlaster) and a wire brush to eliminate any dirt or debris in the threads. Sometime when doing this installation for local customers we thread the bolt up as far as it will go,...
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  • The Roadmaster High-Low Hitch Adapter, # RM-048-8, is only designed for tow bar applications. I do have another, more cost effective solution. You could use the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount, # D210. Though it is designed to tow while carrying a cargo carrier or bike rack, you can use it to just carry a cargo carrier. The rise on the receiver is not as high as the High-Low adapter, but the receiver portion has a 350 lb tongue weight.
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  • These two Pro Series bike carriers are similar overall but differ in that the Eclipse uses a single arm, 2-inch shank and offers 8 inches of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright mast. Your Translite uses dual arms, fits both hitch sizes and provides 11 inches of clearance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the upright mast. This additional 3 inches of distance will tend to allow the Translite carrier to flex a bit more under load. My contact at...
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  • Thule does not recommend using any rear strap-mounted bike rack on the Odyssey, due to the fact that the rear hatch that the rack would attach to is not strong enough to bear the weight of the rack and the bikes. Hollywood Racks makes a trunk mounted rack that would work for you. Their Over-The-Top model is available in a 2 bike version as part # HRF2 or as a 3 bike version, part # HRF2-3. The rack is designed differently than the Raceway Pro 3 you're asking about. The Over-The-Top...
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  • Yes, in addition to a hitch, you will need a ball mount, ball and trailer wiring. I will explain what the parts are and what they do, then I will include some recommendations of parts for your 2008 Honda Odyssey. A ball mount slides into the receiver, or square opening in the hitch. They are available in different heights so that depending on how tall the vehicle is and how tall the trailer is, a ball mount can be selected that will keep the whole rig level. Balls are available...
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  • The Tow Ready 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, # 63124, is more economical than many other racks because it does not have dual arms, uses hook and loops straps to secure the bikes, and does not have anti-sway cradles. But the single arm could work to your advantage as a very narrow kids bike frame will fit without the use of an adapter. One disadvantage is that the cradles on this rack do not rotate and an adapter would help level the bikes. This rack is a tilting rack that...
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  • I can help you out and make it really simple for you. Honda states that weight distribution cannot be installed on their vehicles (this information should be in the owners manual). So that leaves suspension enhancement which will be more cost effective and easier to install anyway so it is a win/win. There are a few different system for your 2008 Honda Odyssey, see link. The air bag types are great for carrying various load sizes that change frequently. But for a vehicle that...
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  • Since both the Softride Dura # SR26247 and Thule Vertex # TH9029XT use a threaded hitch bolt that draws the shank tightly against the side of the receiver, both bike racks will be very stable in the receiver and should not move around on you. The Dura includes a lock that attaches to the hitch bolt, while with the Vertex the lock # THSTL2 is sold separately. When overstretched, the straps on the Dura are more prone to breakage. I always tell folks to resist the temptation to...
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  • Yes, I checked with Tow Ready and the wiring harness part # 118521 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit the 2015 Honda Odyssey so it would work well for you. I attached an install video for this harness for you to check out as well.
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  • Since you plan to add the Curt Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13068, to your 2013 Honda Odyssey for the purpose of towing, the owner's manual states you must carefully observe the load limits (I have attached a snapshot of the manual) and use the proper equipment, an ATF (automatic transmission fluid) cooler. I have attached an article for you that is loaded with information on transmission coolers as well as a link to those available for your Odyssey. I personally recommend...
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  • The best way to carry 4-bikes on your 2015 Odyssey is with a trailer hitch and a hitch-mounted rack. The trailer hitch I recommend is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch, part # 75270. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. Installation of this hitch is fairly simple since you use existing weld nuts located on the Odyssey frame. Any local garage should be able to do this installation with no problem at all. One of the nicer bike carriers...
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