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Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform-Style Two 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 tighten with a wrench.We'll finally secure the lock on the other side. Now with the Thule T2 secured to our Kia Soul we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. With the platform folded up we have about 8-1/2 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier. We've added about 12 inches to the length of the vehicle.We'll now lift the gray lever at the base of the carrier to fold the platform down. With the platform folded down we have about 14-1/2 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the carrier.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number s64710. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's crossbars. Now starting at the head of the carrier we'll insert the silver brackets starting from the underside of the front crossbar and bring them up and insert them into the holes at the front of the carrier.We'll then thread on our wing nuts onto the two ends of the silver bracket. We'll then do this for the other side. We'll then move to the rear of the carrier where this time we will slide the silver bracket on top of the bike rack so where the threaded ends are facing down towards the roof. We can then either adjust the tray to accommodate the length of your crossbar spread or use the larger of the two brackets.After sliding it in through the top of the bike rack we'll then insert the black metal plate up against the bottom side of the rear crossbar and thread on our black wing nuts.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Pitchfork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number rky0438. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's cross bar. We'll undo the black wing nut at the rear of the carrier and slide the bracket onto the rear crossbar. We'll then move up to the head of the carrier where we will remove the black plastic cover.We'll also remove the skewer exposing the two Allen bolts. Well loosen up the Allen bolts to bring the gold bracket around the front crossbar. We'll then thread our Allen bolts to the bracket and tighten them down with a wrench.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Thule Traverse roof rack system, part number THLB50, TH480 and THKIT1524. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We'll then need to measure from the front part of the glass to the first part of our foot on both the passenger and driver side according to the instructions. We'll need to measure 10-1/2 inches. This will ensure the correct placement of the rubber pad and foot on the roof of our Soul. Once we've established this position, we can use the included tensioning tool to tighten down the clips up against the roof of our vehicle.



Thule The Stacker Rooftop Kayak Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Stacker Roof Mount and Multi-Kayak Carrier, Part number TH830.We'll begin our test-fit by first placing the Stacker onto the front load bar. We'll insert the bolts through the top of the top bracket of the Stacker. We'll then use the bracket to come underneath the front load bar, inserting the bolts through the holes of the bracket. We'll then use the black wing nuts to tighten it down to secure the Stacker to the load bar. Once we have the first stacker all tightened down and secured to the front load bar, we can repeat the same steps for the rear stacker.Once both pieces are secured and tightened down to the load bars, we're ready to load up our kayak. We'll first simply take our Thule straps to thread them through the top of the Stacker.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, Part number TH636s.We'll begin our test-fit by placing the cargo box onto our vehicle's load bars. After positioning the clamps around the load bars, we'll unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the four knobs. We can then tighten down the two knobs closest to us. We'll then close the lid and lock the box. Reason for doing this is because one of the great features of the Sonic XXL is its ability to open from both sides.We can open the side of the box on the driver's side and tighten down the two knobs closest to you. This feature allows you to easily load and unload cargo from either side of the vehicle, and also helps when you're installing it onto your load bars.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, Part number TH613.We'll begin our test-fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the four clamps and the four rubber channels. After positioning the box where we want, we'll slide the clamps over the load bars, turning the knobs to adjust the claws tightly against the load bars. We'll do this for all four of the clamps. Once they're all tightened down and secured, we can close the box and lock it. As you can see, with the Thule Pulse Alpine secured to our Kia Soul, we can have full access to the rear hatch of our vehicle.That completes today's test-fit for the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, Part number TH613 on our 2013 Kia Soul..







Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be test-fitting the Thule MOAB Rooftop Cargo Basket, also known as the Mother of All Baskets, Part number TH690XT.We'll begin our test-fit by placing the cargo basket onto the vehicle's load bars. After positioning it where you'd like, we'll bring the brackets along the underside of the crossbars, thread the silver bolts through the underside of the bracket, going up into the hole of the top bracket, and threading on our gray wing nut. We'll the do this for all three of the other brackets. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up some gear and head on down the road.That completes today's test-fit for the Thule MOAB Rooftop Cargo Basket, Part number TH690XT on our 2013 Kia Soul.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Thule Force large rooftop cargo box,part number TH624. We'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles load bars. We'll unlock the box and open up the lid exposing the four knobs. After positioning the clamps over the load bars we'll turn the knobs to bring the clamps around tightly against the load bars. We'll then repeat these steps for all three of the other claws. Now you can see with the Thule Force secured to our Kia Soul we can fully access the rear hatch of our vehicle.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Thule flat top ski and snowboard carrier with a six-ski or four-board capacity, part number TH92725. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front load bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front load bar and hook them back into the top bracket. We'll then turn the gray knobs to tighten down the steel strap against the front load bar. We'll then repeat these steps for the other side of the vehicle. Once the front part of the carrier is secure; we'll place the rear part of the carrier onto our rear loadbar and again bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the load bar and hook them back into the top bracket.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique roof-mounted bike carrier, part number TH513. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll remove the skewer to expose the two front Allen bolts at the head of the carrier. With an Allen wrench, we'll loosen up the three Allen bolts, to bring the bracket around the front crossbar. We'll then tighten the bolts loosely and move to the rear of the carrier. We'll then loosen up one of the Allen bolts to bring the black bracket around the rear crossbar.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Thule Circuit roof-mounted bike carrier, part number TH526. With the skewer removed from the head of our carrier we'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicles crossbars. We'll open up the cam-action lever at the head of the carrier and bring the bracket around the underside of the front crossbar. We'll then pinch in theT-bolt in between the bracket at the bottom. We'll then tighten it finger tight. We'll then move to the rear of the carrier where we will bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear crossbar and tighten them down.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1011. We'll begin our test fit by placing our carrier onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar, and loosen up the Allen bolts for the rear bracket, to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear crossbar. We'll then thread in the bolts using an Allen wrench for the back bracket, and using an Allen wrench we'll tighten down the silver bolt at the head of the carrier to bring the straps up around tightly around the front crossbar. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we're ready to load up our bike. We'll double-check to make sure our skewer is loose, as well as undoing the rear tray strap.



Rhino-Rack Euro Square Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be test fitting the Rhino-Rack 2500 Series roof rack with Euro Square bars, 49" long in black, using part numbers DS126B, and the custom DK clamps, part number DK237. To begin our test fit, with our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll place our front bar onto the front part of our roof. To make sure that we have this in the correct location, we need to measure 310 mm from the center of our door jamb to the center of our foot clamp. We'll do this on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle to make sure our bar is in line. We'll make our way from passenger side to driver side, tightening down our foot pack, making sure that we don't lose our position. With our front bar secured, we can now open our rear doors and grab the second half of our roof rack, and place it onto the rear part of our roof.



Rhino-Rack Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be test fitting the Rhino-Rack 2500 Series roof rack with Aero crossbars to 50" long, in silver, part number DA126. We'll also be using the custom DK clamps and pads for the Rhino-Rack 2500 Series, part number DK237. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by opening both front doors. We'll place our front bar onto the front part of our roof. To ensure that we have the feet in the correct location, we need to measure 310 mm from the center of the doorjamb to the center of the clamp on our foot pack. We'll do this on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle to make sure that our bar is in line.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, 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, and threading the pin through the pin holes and securing with the lock on the 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 Alpha is secured to our Kia Soul, 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. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Soul is here at the rear bumper, about 6" away.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul well be installing the Upgraded ModuLite Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness with Four Pole Trailer Connector, part number 119179. To begin our installation well need to remove the vehicle taillights, well start off by opening the cargo door where well undo the three screws here on the driver side. We can then pull on the taillight assembly straight back. Now, that we have our taillight out well go ahead and disconnect them from the vehicle wiring harness. Well push on the tab, remove the connector. With the driver side assembly out, well go ahead and repeat the same procedure removing the passenger side taillight.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today, on this 2012 Kia Soul, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4-bike carrier, part number TH9029. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align the threaded pinhole, well then thread our inaudible 00:00:12 bolt through the threaded pinhole, and tighten with a wrench. Now, lets go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier in this vehicle fit together. Theres about 8 of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 4. Weve added about 12 to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul, well be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack platform style 2-bike carrier, part number TH990XT. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch to align the threaded pinhole, thread our inaudible 00:00:15 bolt through the threaded pinhole, and tighten with a wrench. Now, lets go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier in this vehicle fit together. Theres about 8 of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 1.5. Weve added about 10 to the overall length of the vehicle.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on this 2012 Kia Soul, well be test fitting the Swagman fork style roof mounted bike carrier, part number S64710. To begin our test fit, well set the carrier onto the load bars, position the U bolts, and secure with the wing nuts. To load the bike, well undo the tray strap, loosen up the skewer and set the bike onto the tray. Well position the fork into the skewer, tighten down the forks with the skewer, and secure with the wheel strap. And that concludes todays test fit for the Swagman fork style roof mounted bike carrier, part number S64710, on our 2012 Kia Soul. .



Rhino-Rack Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting the Rhino-Rack roof system, part numbers DA126 and DK237. To begin our test fit with our roof rack system already assembled, well go ahead and set the crossbars onto the vehicle, and with this particular model, well measure from the door seam to the center of the foot. Our measurement is 310 mm. We will again measure from the drivers side, from the center of the foot to the door seam, that way we can get our crossbar perpendicular to the vehicle. Well go back and forth tightening the bracket up against the vehicle, and get a nice fit. Now that were finish with the front crossbar, well go ahead and set the rear crossbar onto the vehicle.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on this 2012 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting the Pro Series Q-Slot, part number PS63134. To install the bike carrier, take the shank and enter it into the hitch, lining up the pinhole. Once you have lined up the pinhole, slide the pin through the pinhole and secure it with the pin. Now, lets go over some clearance measurements. There is 8 of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is 8.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on this 2012 Kia Soul well be test fitting the Thule roof rack system 50 inch square bars, part number THLB50, the Traverse feet, part number TH480 and the Thule fit kit, part number THKIT1524. Before I begin our test fit well need to assemble all of our parts. Once everything is assembled, well need to then open the front passenger and drivers side door and set the load bars onto the vehicle. According to the directions well need to measure from the glass to the first part of the foot for our front load bar, 10 inches. Youll then tighten down the load bar with the included bolt and then snap in the covers. Once the front load bar is in place and position, youre now ready to place the rear load bar.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul well be test fitting the Thule T2 platform style two bike carrier, part number TH917XTR. To begin the test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align 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 the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. Theres about eight inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about a quarter of an inch. We have added about 11 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul well be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi standup paddleboard carrier, part number TH810. To begin our test fit well take the paddleboard carrier, set it on the front load bar, wrap the strap around the load bar and tighten with the grey knob. Well then set the paddle carrier onto the back load bar, wrap the strap around the load bar and secure it with the grey knob. That concludes todays test fit for the Thule SUP Taxi standup paddleboard carrier, part number TH810 on our 2012 Kia Soul.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul well be test fitting the Thule Moab roof carrier, part number TH690. To begin our test fit well set the carrier onto the load bars, swing the brackets underneath the load bars and secure with the grey knobs. It is crucial to get the basket perpendicular with the cross bars so that all the brackets will fit evenly and youll get a nice, secure hold. Once the basket is in place and tightened down, we can install our black clamp covers. That concludes todays test fit for the Moab roof carrier, part number TH690 on this2012 Kia Soul.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align our threaded pin hole, well thread our anti-rattle bolt through our threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about eight inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about eight inches. Weve added about 18 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul well be test fitting the Thule Flat Top ski and snowboard carrier, part number TH92752. To begin our test fit well set the carrier onto the front load bar, wrap the straps around the load bar and secure it with the grey knob. Then, well set the carrier onto the rear load bar, line up the front carrier with the back carrier, wrap the straps around the load bar and secure it with the grey knob. To load our cargo well push the grey buttons located at the ends of the carrier, open the jaws, fit our cargo into the jaws and close. That concludes todays test fit for the Thule Flat Top ski and snowboard carrier, part number on our 2012 Kia Soul.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul well be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade roof rack system. Well be using the 53 inch Aeroblade bars, part number THARB53, the Rapid Traverse feet, part number TH480R and the fit kit for our vehicle which is part number THKIT1524. We already have the roof rack assembled according to the instructions, so were ready to fit it up on top of our vehicle. First well open the driver and passenger doors up in the front. Well set our bar assembly up on top of the roof, and well measure it to position it. Well measure from the leading edge of the Traverse foot to the edge of our glass windshield.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul well be test fitting the Thule Domestique fork mount bike carrier, part number TH513. To install the roof mounted bike carrier, set the bike carrier onto the cross bars and use the Allen key to tighten the brackets against the cross bars. To load the bike first undo the wheel strap at the back of the carrier. Then insert the skewer and loosely tighten the silver knob on the other side. Lift the bike and place it into the carrier with the forks on the skewer. Tighten the forks down with the silver bolt and the black handle at the front of the carrier and then secure it with the cradle strap.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on this 2012 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex four bike carrier, part number TH9025. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, slide our spring loaded safety pin into the pin hole and turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now let's go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. There is about 8 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle is about 4 inches. We've added about 13 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on this 2012 Kia Soul Ill be showing you how to install and operate the Swagman XTC2. First slide the shank of the bike carrier into the receiver hitch tube. Align the threaded pin hole and thread the pin through the hole. Tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is eight inches of ground clearance.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul well be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4 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 our threaded pin hole. Well then 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 bike carrier and this vehicle fit together. Theres about eight inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about eight inches.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Sportrack two bike carrier, part number A30901. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align our threaded pin hole, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now let's go over some clearance measurements to see how the 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 8 inches. We've added about 25 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Rocky Mounts tie rod roof mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1014. To mount our carrier to the vehicle we'll sit it up on top of our load bars. We'll fit the head of the carrier over our front part and feed the straps around the bottom side of the bar. We'll fit the strap ends back into the head and use the Allen key to tighten down the bolt. Then we can reinstall our head cover. At the rear we'll fit the clamp around the rear bar.



RockyMounts Euro PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Rocky Mounts Euro pitch fork roof mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1103. To begin our test fit we'll take out the rubber stripping in both the front and rear cross bars. We'll slide the carrier through the openings of the tops of the cross bars and secure it with an Allen wrench. To load the bike we'll unload the cradle straps then we'll reinstall the head cover. Sit the bike onto the cradle. We'll tighten up the front forks with the skewer and secure it with the cradle strap.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa aluminum bike carrier, part number S102. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, turning the black handle located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now let's go over a few clearance measurements to see how the vehicle and this bike carrier fit together. There is about 9 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 1 1/2 inches. We've added about 14 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Kia Soul

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Kuat Alpha aluminum bike carrier, part number A103-WHITE-114. To begin the test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube and turn the black handle located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now let's go over some clearance measurements to see how the vehicle and this bike carrier fit together. There is about 9 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 6 inches. We've added about 14 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting part number TH917XTR. This is the Thule T2 platform style 2 bike carrier for 1-1/4 inch hitches. Now to begin our test fit, we will simply slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up our hitch pin hole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With that, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we will go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 8 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 3/4 inch.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number TH934XTR. Now, to begin our test fit, we have already moved the included adapter so we will go ahead and slip our bike rack shank into the hitch. We will 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. We can now give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 7-3/4 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 9 inches.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting the Thule Helium aluminum 2 bike carrier, part number TH970XT. Now, to begin our test fit, we will slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our attached hitch pin. We can then tighten down the anti-rattle knob on the back of the shank. And with that, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. At this point, we can give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 7 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5 inches.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting part number TH990XT. This is the Thule Double Track platform style 2 bike carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches. Now, to begin our test fit, we have already removed our included adapter for the 2-inch hitch so we will go ahead and slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, we will put the lock on the other side which will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Now we will go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 7 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 3/4 inches.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 two bike carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches. Now, to begin our test fit, we have already removed the included adapter so we are ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We will slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we will go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open up our cargo door. And as you can see, we can gain full access to the cargo area with this bike rack.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting the Sport Rack 2 bike hitch mounted bike rack for both 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number A30901. Now, to begin our test fit, we will simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and insert and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. And with that, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we will give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the back of the bike rack is 13 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack platform to the back of the vehicle is 6-1/2 inches. We will now go ahead and unfold our bike rack platform and open our cargo door.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting part number A30403. This is the Sport Rack Escape 3 bike hitch mounted folding bike rack for both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch hitches. Now, we have gone ahead and removed the included adapter for the 2 inch hitches so we are ready to fit it to the vehicle. We will simply 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. Now, we will go ahead and give you some clearance measurements.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting the Rhodegear Highway 2 bike carrier, part number RG8015220. To begin our test fit, we will simply 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 rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we will go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance with the bike rack is 7 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5-1/2 inches. We will now go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of the bike rack mast to tilt the mast down.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting the Pro Series Q-Slot platform style 2-bike carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number PS63134. Now, to begin our test fit, we will simply slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin, which will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. We can now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 13 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 8 inches. We will now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open up our cargo door. And as you can see, we can gain full access to the cargo area, opening the door completely with this bike rack.





Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting part number A103-white-114. This is the Kuat Alpha folding and locking 3 bike aluminum bike rack for 1-1/4 inch hitches. Now, to begin our test fit, we will simply slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin. We can then turn the knob at the back of the shank to tighten down the anti rattle device, which will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. We will now go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of the bike rack mast to tilt the mast down. We can then open our cargo door and as you can see, we can gain full access to the cargo area, opening the door completely with this bike rack.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2011 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2011 Kia Soul, we will be test fitting part number C18145. This is the Curt 20x48 cargo carrier for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches. To begin our test fit, we wills simply remove the included adapter from our cargo carrier shank. We can then slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install the anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our cargo carrier is secured to the vehicle. We will now go ahead and give you a few measurements.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Soul - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul we'll be installing hidden hitch, part number 60256. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately five inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 9-1/2 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a bike rack and a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Soul - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul, we'll be installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24839. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately five inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is nine and a half inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Soul - Curt

Today on our 2012 Kia Soul, we'll be installing the Curt hitch part number 11110. This is what our hitch will look like once it is installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately five inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is ten and a half inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Soul

Today on this 2011 Kia Soul, we're going to install part number 24839 from Draw-Tite. This will also apply to part number 60256 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks once installed. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories. And from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 5-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground on this particular car, we're going to be looking at a measurement of 9-1/2 inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Soul - Curt

Alright, today on this 2011 Kia Soul, we're going to install part number 11110 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 10-3/8 inches. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 6 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Kia Soul

Today on this 2011 Kia Soul, we are going to be test fitting a Thule Roof Rack. We will be using the 50 square load bars, the traverse feet, along with the fit kit for this particular vehicle. We already have our load bar assemblies put together, and now we are ready to go ahead and mount them up on the vehicle. The first thing we need to do is open both the front doors. In order to position our front bar we need to measure from the edge of the windshield seal to the leading edge of the traverse feet. We need to set this measurement at 10-1/2.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Kia Soul

Today on this 2011 Kia Soul we are going to be test fitting a Thule Roof Rack, using the 53 AeroBlade Load Bars as well as the Rapid Traverse Foot Pack. We already have our load bar assemblies put together, and now we are ready to mount them up on the vehicle. First thing we need to do is open both of the front doors. We will place the front load bar assembly up on top of the roof. To place it in its proper position we need to measure 10-1/2 back from the edge of the windshield seal to the leading edge of the foot pack. Once we have our front load bar assembly positioned properly we will take the included Acu Tight wrenches and tighten them down.



Rhino-Rack Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Kia Soul

Today on this 2011 Kia Soul, were going to be test fitting a Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack. We already have the crossbar assemblies put together, and now were ready to mount them up on the vehicle. The first thing we need to do is open both the front doors. To position our front bar we need to measure 310 mm or 12-7/32 from the center of the door gap between the front and rear door, and the center of the front bar. Once we have our position set we can go ahead and tighten down the front crossbar assembly. We will move back and forth from drivers side to passengers side to tighten down the system evenly, and make sure that we dont lose our position.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2010 Kia Soul

Today we are going to install part number 118431 from Tow Ready, and we are going to install this T-1 connector on a 2010 Kia Soul. First thing is, our connection points will be right behind the tail lights here. What we will do is take off each tail light, find our connection point behind that, run the wires down and then come out by the hitch. And then for the ones going to the other tail light, we will just keep going back up and to the other tail light to the passengers side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Kia Soul

Today we are going to install part number 11110 from Curt, and we are going to install this on a 2010 Kia Soul. First, to install the hitch, we are going to have to lower the exhaust. Disconnect this rubber hanger right here, and this rubber hanger here.We are going to spray it down this hanger with some lubricant. And then we can slide it off.





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