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Today, on this 2004 Jeep Wrangler, we are going to be showing you and installing the Besttop Supertop NX soft top, part number B5472335. The Supertop NX is Besttop's OEM style soft top for your jeeps. It comes equipped with a sunroof capability, as well as folding all the way back. The soft top is made from three-ply sailcloth material to actually help with noise reduction while you are driving. To actually release this to get the sunroof option, you just flip open this clamp, lift up and away from that latch. We will do this on the driver's side too. With those released, we can actually lift it up and back.
Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the two thousand and sixteen Jeep Wrangler. The most popular hitch we have is the Curt Class III, this is part number 9883544. Followed up by the Hidden Hitch, this is part number 75515, and then our Draw-Tite, part number 87424, both of these Class III as well, and then lastly the Curt part number 13432. Now, both Curt hitches that we have here and the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch that we have here, these are the exact same thing. That's going to eliminate two of them. We'll just get these out of the way. Now the first thing you're going to notice and I think the biggest deciding factor on the two hitches, is going to be where you want it positioned on your vehicle. With our Curt, you're going to see the receiver tube.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness, with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. The part number is C55124. Here's what our wiring kit's going to look like. It's really simple and very straightforward. Here's what we want, that's our 4-pole trailer connector, that's going to give us tail lights, blinkers, and brakes to our trailer, or cargo carrier, whatever we've got hooked up. Then the bare terminal, that's going to be for our ground. You're going to see that's going to run through a good length of 4-pole wire. That's going to be connected right in between the driver's side tail light plug.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to take a look at, and show you how to install, the Curt Custom Fit Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, offering the 2" by 2" opening. Part number is 9883544. Here you can see what the hitch looks like installed. You see our receiver tube opening here is going to be about flush with the end of the bumper. It's got a 2" by 2" receiver tube opening of course, and then here you can see our rounded-style safety chain connection points, they're on a plate there, so it should give us great security, nice heavy duty. I think just about any safety chain you'd have should connect there, and .. See, our receiver tube opening here, that's 5/8" in diameter and I think that most Class III accessories should work, as long as they have a little bit smaller diameter.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the draw tight max frame custom fit class III trailer hitch receiver offering the 2 inch X 2 inch opening. This part number is 75515. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on our Jeep. As you can see it uses the factor recess here nicely and kind of tucks the hitch up a little bit. We're not adding a whole lot cosmetically to the rear. We're just going to have this small area here that comes down and then our receiver tube opening that comes out. As you can see this one has more of a rounded style reinforcement collar on the end here set up with a dual pinhole set up.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class Three Trailer Hitch Receiver offering the two inch by two inch opening. This part number is 13432. Here you can see what our hitch looks like installed. You can see our received tube opening here is going to be about flush with the end of the bumper. It's got the two inch by two inch receiver tube opening, of course. Then here you can see our rounded style safety chain connection points.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, We'll be doing a test for the Rampage Custom Towing Mirrors for the driver and passenger side. That's part number RA8605. I've already got it installed here on the driver's side, just to give me a good idea of what it's going to look like. You can see how it's going expand our field of view. We've got a four inch by four inch mirror, roughly, here. We're able to pivot around, which is really going to come in handy for changing lanes when hauling a trailer, excuse me. It could also help during rock crawling or off-roading.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler we'll be doing a test of the curt cargo carrier. That's part number C18110. I would say it's a mid size cargo carrier, we got plenty of room to tie down or cargo, got the holes along the sides. It also has a meshfore 00:00:15 so dirt and debris can easily fall through which means it's really easy to clean. It's dimensions are 20 by 48, it also has weight capacity of 300 ponds. Let's go ahead and take a few measurements. We are actually going to go from the body of the Jeep, the backdoor here, because there are unlimited accessories for our bumpers and tires and everything else.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be doing a test fit of the Maxxtow cargo carrier. That's part number MT70422. As you can see, it's a sizable carrier. It's made out of aluminum, so it's going to be nice and light weight, easy to load up into our receiver. It's dimensions are 48 by 21. It has a 500 pound weight capacity. Let's go ahead and take a few measurements.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be doing a test for the Stromberg Carlson cargo carrier. That's part number CC-100. So I've already got it loaded up on the Jeep just to give you a good idea what it's going to look like. As you can see, it is a sizable carrier. We've got plenty of areas to tie down our cargo around the raised side walls here. It has a mesh floor which means dirt and debris is just simply going to fall through which means it's also easy to clean. So it's dimensions are 23x60.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be doing a test for the CURT cargo carrier. That's part number C18150. I've already got it loaded up just to give you a good idea what it's going to look like. As you can see it's a sizable carrier. We've got plenty of areas to tie down our cargo. We have a mesh floor which makes dirt and debris, makes it easy for it to fall through, which also means it's easy to clean. It's dimensions are twenty by sixty.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to show you how to install the Roadmaster 20 amp 12 volt outlet kit. The part number is RM-9332. Now we can use a type of 12 volt accessory. In this case, we're just going to use a USB charger. Slide that in, and we want to see that green light come on. That's going to indicate that we've got power.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to show you how to install the Hopkins Custom Taillight Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles, part number HM56200. What this is going to allow us to do is hook up our motor home, and it's going to operate the lights on the vehicle just as if we we're sitting inside the car turning the signals on. It does that with the diode converter here, so this box has built-in diodes. This is going to prevent any back feed into the electrical system of the towed vehicle, and the diodes are going to convert whatever signal it's getting from our taillights into a usable signal. That diode converter is going to take the signal coming in from the motor home, it's going to translate it into signals that the vehicle can use to operate its taillights. Great thing about it is when it's not connected to your motor home, there's going to be absolutely no interference. Now to begin our installation, we need to remove the driver's side taillight.
Today on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to test fit the Thule Spare Me 2 Spare Tire Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH963PRO. Now we've already taken our tire off and we placed our metal plate in place. We followed the instructions for that so just double-check. Make sure that's the right way for your vehicle. Simply slide it on and then we can mount up our tire. Before we mount that up, we want to take off this cap here.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're test fitting the Thule Spare Me. This is a folding-style 2 bike, spare tire mounted bike rack. Part number is TH963PRO. As you can see this bike rack is going to attach right onto our spare tire. This gives us a great way to travel with 2 bikes behind the vehicle. We've got a couple of incorporated locks. The first is going to be a cable lock.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we've got the Saris Freedom Spare Tire Mounted Platform Style 2 Bike Rack out. We're test fitting it to let you see how it fits on the Wrangler. This is part number SA999TB. This spare tire rack is going to mount with the plate behind your spare tire, uses all the existing lug nuts, so it's really easy to get it installed, and it offers us a platform style rack, which we don't often see with the spare tire bike racks. We've got 3 points of contact that are going to hold the bike. Got a front cradle with strap, a rear cradle with strap, and also our center frame cradle strap here. It really does a good job of immobilizing the bike, keeps them from moving back and forth that we might get from some of those hanging style rack, might get some more sway out of those. To remove our bike, we're just going to release our straps.
Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler we're test fitting the Hollywood Racks SR2. This is a folding-style tube bike rack designed to mount right onto your spare tire. Part number on this is HRSR2. The Hollywood Racks is going to be a rack that holds the bike in 2 different positions. We're going to have the rear and the front top tube cradle. Go ahead and pull that down and out of the way. We've also got a sway strap here.
Today on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler we're doing a test fit of the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier, part number CC-100. It has a 500 pound weight capacity. Now the first thing we're going to do is take a few sets of measurements. The first is going to be our ground clearance. Down here to this bottom bolt we've got about 16-3/4". Overall to the back of the Jeep we're adding about 29-1/2" here.
Today our 2014 Jeep Wrangler we're doing a test fit of the Max Tow 48x21 Cargo carrier. Part number MT70422. Designed to work with 2 inch hitches and have a capacity to hold up to 500 lbs. So the first thing we will do is take a few measurements here. Ground clearance is going to be first. We've got about 18 1/2 inches of clearance. Overall from the back of the Jeep we are adding about 29 1/2 inches there. And our closest point is about 7 inches away. Our spare tire here does hang over just a bit, it's about 3 1/2 inches away or so but with this carrier we can open that back hatch and get anything in or out that we may need just be aware that you won't be able to do that if you have a lot of materials stacked up onto your carrier. Also on our Wrangler we do have a single passenger side exhaust. It comes just about straight out at that carrier there with about 11 1/2 inches between the two so just be careful if you plan on carrying any heat sensitive materials in this region that you might run into a little bit of a problem. This carrier comes with a hitch pin and clip although it does come with it it still allows for a lot of movement and shake. You can purchase an anti-rattle device to slide in there so you won't have as much movement. That's going to complete our look at the Max Tow 48x21 Cargo carrier, part number MT70422 on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler. Let's see how it does on the test course. Here on our test course let's start by running through the slalom.
Today on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler we're doing a test fit of the Let's Go Aero GearCage, part number HCR222. The dimensions are 48 by 32. It has a 300 pound weight capacity. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements here. Our ground clearance at the bottom is going to be up to this bolt down here. We're going to have about 17-1/4" of ground clearance.