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Thule Spare Tire Bike Racks Review - 1997 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 1997 Jeep Wrangler we're going to be doing a test fit on the Thule Spare Me. This is a hanging spare tire-mounted 2-bike rack. Its part number is TH963PRO. As you can see, nice sturdy rack. It's one thing I really notice about it. Really the rack's not moving unless the vehicle's moving.



Saris Freedom Spare Tire Bike Racks Review - 1997 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 1997 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to be doing a test fit rather of the Saris Freedom Spare Tire Mounted Bike Rack. This is a platform style rack as you can see. We've got three points of contact holding the bike, we have a front wheel strap, rear wheel strap and the frame cradle strap right here in the middle. All of these are operated with a cam buckle style release, see here you're going to have a, there is strap to where the teeth in that can catch on and something I do like about it is that we can actually use it as kind of a lever as well to kind of pull down and gain some extra strength there, some extra holding power. To release your bike, you'll release that strap and your two others. There is a nice little cabby there to tuck them down and to keep them out of the way.



Hollywood Racks Spare Tire Bike Racks Review - 1997 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 1997 Jeep wrangler we're going to do a test fit on the Hollywood Racks SR 1. This is a spare tire-mounted hanging-style 2-bike rack. Its part number is HRSR1. As you can see, it's going to use a dual-arm design to hold our bike in place using two straps. We got a second mounting position here. Our cradles will be slightly adjustable but they're not going to be something that's going to move in and out without us actually wanting to move them.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 1997 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 1997 Jeep Wrangler we're going to be doing a test fit of the Sport Rack Vista cargo carrier. This is going to be a steel construction, 20 by 60", has a 500 pound weight capacity, and a 2" shank for your 2" hitches only. It also comes with an anti-rattle bolt instead of a hitch pin and clip to help alleviate a lot of that sway, rattle, and wobble that we'll have. It's going to be part number SR9849. Let's get it fitted into the 2" receiver that we have here today and show you how it fits and looks. Insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes. Once you have your pinholes lined up, insert that anti-rattle bolt and thread it in as far as you can by hand.



SportRack Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 1997 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 1997 Jeep Wrangler we're going to be doing a test fit of the Sport Rack Vista. This is going to be your 20 by 60 cargo carrier with a sturdy steel construction, 500 pound capacity. It does have your 2" shank on it for 2" hitches only, and with a folding option. It also does come with an anti-rattle bolt to alleviate a lot of the sway, rattle, and wobble that you may have in your rack. It's going to be part number SR9851. We'll go ahead and get it fitted into our 2" receiver that we have here today. Once you have it inserted, line up your pinholes.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 1997 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 1997 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to be doing a test fit of the 20x60 Detail K2 Cargo Carrier. This is going to have a 500 pound weight capacity, a sturdy steel construction, that will be part number K2HCC602. It does come with a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only and it also has a folding option. It does not come with a hitch pin and clip, if you'd like to obtain one, you can get it on our website, part number PC3. Let's go ahead and get it fitted into our 2 inch hitch receiver that we have here today. Insert the shank into the receiver and line up your pin holes. Once you have your pin holes lined up, insert your hitch pin and clip.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 1997 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 1997 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Curt Cargo Carrier. This is going to have a 500 pound weight capacity. That will be 24 inches wide by 60 inches long. Steel construction with a 2 inch shank for your 2 inch hitches only. It will be part number C18153. Also with this rack your hitch pin and clip are not included.



Westin Trailblazer Rear Bumper with Hitch Receiver Installation - 1997 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 1997 Jeep Wrangler we'll be installing the Westin Trailblazer Rear Bumper with two-inch receiver. Part number 42-3005. As you see, this is what our Westin Trailblazer rear bumper hitch will look like. It'll replace your factory hitch. It has a nice hammered powder coat finish here to withstand rough terrain when you're on the trails. It features a nice two-inch by two-inch hitch with a 5/8 pin hole and your chain hold downs.



Cipa Clip-On Towing Mirror Installation - 2000 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 200 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be taking a look at and installing the CIPA universal clip-on towing mirror, Part Number 7070. The mirror has a nice universal design. It's going to fit most car and truck applications, and it will also help with visibility. This part number only includes one mirror, so if you'd like one for your passenger side, you'll need to buy an additional one with the same part number. I went ahead and taken our mirror out of the box. As you can see it's got a wide range of adjustable options, starting with these arms here. As you can see, they move.



Roadmaster Single Park Light Diode Installation - 2003 Jeep Wrangler

Today on this 2003 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to install part number RM-690. This is the Roadmaster Single Park Light Diode. The idea behind these diodes is to prevent any backfeed from the towed vehicle going up to the RV. Typically this is used on the running light circuit where the power from the towed vehicle will backfeed up into the RV. Now we're actually going to use it for a little bit different application. In this situation, our Jeep has a after-market supplemental braking system installed and it provides backfeed in that fashion. We need to install two diodes to prevent backfeed going up to the RV and we'll show you the problem at the front of our Jeep here. With our Jeep in tow mode running behind the RV, we'll go ahead and check with the brake pedal being pushed down.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2003 Jeep Wrangler

Today on this 2003 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to install part number PWPLC1142. This is a Glacier 00:00:08 square links snow tire chains. Now we're working with a tire size of 235 by 75 R15. Now we have it installed on our passenger side, we'll go ahead and cover how it fits and some of the details of the chain. Let's go ahead and take a look at the snow chain a little bit closer. Now this has a square links. The actual links are made out of square stock.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2003 Jeep Wrangler

Today on this 2003 Jeep Wrangler we're going to install part number PW2016C. This is the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Today we're working with a tire size of 235/75-R15. We have one already see up on our passenger's side of the vehicle and we'll go ahead and cover some of the features and how it fits. They're actually made from cables. The cable goes all the way around.







Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2004 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be installing the Thule standard snow chains, part number T801571255. This is the diamond pattern, D link snow chain. The Thule D link chain refers to the actual portion of the chain that goes across the tread of the tire. With our chain laid out, we're going to go ahead and take the blue cable, yellow end, feed it behind the tire and then bring both ends to the top of the tire and link them together. On the inside edge, we'll go ahead and take the two ends, connect them together and then pull the remaining portion of the chain towards the front of the tire or outside edge of the tire. Now, once we've got our chain pulled to the outside edge of the tire, we'll take the hook and red link, attaching the two together. Then we can take our tensioner cable, put it through the tensioner, pulling it back towards the red hooks, linking them in inside the red hooks, and reattaching the cable, keep tension on it. We'll go ahead and double check our cable to make sure that we got it nice and tight. We've got the chain even going across the tread of the tire.



Glacier Twist Link Chains w/ Cam Tensioners for Wide-Base Tires Review - 2004 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be installing the Glacier Twist Link Snow Chains with Cam Tighteners, part number PWH3210SC. The Glacier Snow Chain comes in a pair, so they have 1 for driver, 1 for passenger side. This can be used on the drive axle or 4 wheel drive axle. To install our Glacier Twist Link Show Chain, we first laid it out. We'll make sure we have the cross link hook facing away from the tire, so it doesn't dig in to the sidewall of our tire. The cam adjuster, we adjust it with the tool provided to tighten up the chain and take out the slack necessary. Now with our chain laid out, we're going to go ahead and lay it up over the tire. We're grabbing the inside edge, and placing it evenly over the top of our tire and bringing it down and around, keeping the outside edge of our chain even with the inside edge of the chain along the sidewall. Next we'll move to the inside, where we'll need to hook our chains.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2004 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be installing the Glacier Cable Snow Chain Part Number PW3010C. This set of chains is available for the driver and passenger side. One pair will equal one axle. These chains are for both standard drive and 4 wheel drive axles. To begin the install of our tire chain, we're going to go ahead and lay it out flat. We would need to make sure that the cross chain where it meets the side cable, that the flat edge of the cross chain faces away from the tire, so that the other edge doesn't dig into the tire.



Bestop HighRock 4x4 Rear Bumper Installation - 2004 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2005 Jeep Wrangler we're going to install the Bestop HighRock 4x4 rear bumper with two inch hitch and D-ring mounts, part number B4290201. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the rear mounted spare tire is seven and three quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is twenty-three and three quarter inches. Now we'll go ahead with installation. To begin our install we'll first need to remove the old manufacturer's bumpers.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Jeep Wrangler - Curt

Today on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler we'll be installing the Curt 2 inch receiver tube hitch, part number 13430. Here's what our hitch'll look like once it's installed. Next I'll give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for you new hitch. Such as a wall mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the rear mounted spare tire is 6 and a quarter inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 17 and a half inches. We'll now go ahead with the installation.



Air Lift Air Helper Springs Installation - 2004 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be installing the Air Lift 1000 Air Helper Springs, part number AL60811. These air springs are designed to fit inside the rear coil springs of the Jeep. Our first step will be removing some of the manufacturer's components such as the lower shock bolt and the sway bar link bolt so that we can extend the body away from the rear axle to remove the spring. Now to begin our install, I'm going to use some spray lubricant on the manufacturer's hardware to make it easier to get it off and then put it back on later. We'll spray the lower shock bolt and the sway bar link on both sides. There's one more fastener here on the driver's side that we might have to remove when separating the body from the axle and that will be the brake line bracket bolt. I'm going to go ahead and spray it down now to allow our spray lubricant to start working. Once we have our lower shock bolts out, we can go ahead and release the shock from the shock mount.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 1995 Jeep Wrangler - Curt

Today on our 1995 Jeep Wrangler we're going to be installing the CURT custom fit trailer hitch receiver in the class three 2" version. Part number is 13657. This is what our hitch is going to look like after we've got it installed on our Wrangler. A few measurements to keep in mind: From the center of the hitch pinhole towards the front of the car towards the steel bumper we're looking at about 3-1/2". From the center of the hitch pinhole out to the edge of our tire, which is a P215/75R15, we're looking at about 6-1/2". From the ground to the inner edge of the top tube of our receiver hitch opening we're looking at about 15".



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Jeep Wrangler

Today, on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler, well be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller, part number 90885 in conjunction with the Etrailer Brake Controller install kit, part number ETBC7. Using the hardware and bracket provided, we can secure the 7-pole bracket to the new 7-pole connector. The 7-pole connector will have both a four flat and seven blade trailer connection points. Well that bolts and nuts provided to secure the 7-pole bracket to our new 7-pole. Now, as we have our fasteners installed finger tight, well go ahead and run them down to secure the bracket.Next, we can go ahead and take the bracket and secure it directly to the hitch-mounted bracket. Now that our 7-pole is secured to the hitch, we can start connecting our wires.



Surco Products spare tire Vehicle Organizer Review - 1995 Jeep Wrangler

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Surco Spare Tire Mounted Cargo Carrier. This measures 19' 19" x 43". It's been designed to fit right on to the . inaudible 00:00:19.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2004 Jeep Wrangler, we'll be installing the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number C55363. Now, to begin our install, we'll first go underneath the driver side taillight assembly and locate the plastic cover that covers up the rear portion of the body. Once we locate the plastic flap, we'll need to peel it back, but before we do that, there's a push-pin fastener that need to pulled. You can use a flat-blade screw driver or plastic trim panel tool just to pry that plastic fastener out, and we'll pull a bit down on the flap. Once we have it down, we can expose the manufacturer's electrical connector here and note that it sometimes can be wrapped in foam to help protect it from the outside elements. Since this one's already been removed, we're going to press on the connector lock and separate the two connectors. There it goes.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Jeep Wrangler

Today, on our 2007 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to be installing the Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Harness with a 4-Flat Trailer Connector, part #C55124. Here's what our current wiring harness looks like. We're over here on the drivers side taillight area. This is the only taillight that we will need to remove in order to make our connections. To remove the taillight, we'll need to remove this screw here and this screw here. We'll be using a Phillips head screwdriver to do that. With the two screws removed simply slide the taillight assembly out. We're going to need to unplug the factory wiring.











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