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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Kia Soul - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul, we're going to take a look at, and then show you how to install the Hidden Hitch Custom-Fit Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This offers the inch-and-a-quarter opening. Its part number is 60347. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed. As you can see, our main supports are up out of the way, not really visible. Got just a small section hanging down here, so not a big cosmetic change to the rear of the car. This is a Class 1 hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Kia Soul - Curt

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is an inch and a quarter opening hitch. It's part number is C11385. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed on the vehicle. As you can see, not a lot to it. Not a whole lot of bar that hangs down here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Kia Soul - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Sportframe trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit class 1 hitch with an 1-1/4" opening. It's part number is 24915. Here's what our hitch is going to look like once we get it installed. As you can see, our main supports are up out of the way, not really visible, got just a small section hanging down here so not a big cosmetic change to the rear of the car. This is a class 1 hitch.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're going to be doing a test fit on the Saris Freedom Superclamp. This is a platform-style 2-bike rack. Part number on it is SA4025. This rack's been designed for use with 1-1/4" or 2" hitches, so you've got options there. The nice thing about it is that there's no actual frame contact with the rack holding the bike. We've got a wheel hook here in the rear, lower wheel cradle.



Swagman Semi Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're going to be doing a test fit on the Swagman Semi 2.0. this is a folding and tilting 2-bike platform-style rack. They've designed it so we can use it with 1-1/4" or 2" hitches, class one, two, or three. The part number on it is S64685. One of the great features about the Semi 2.0 is its ability to tilt out and away from our vehicle even with our bike loaded. We can grab the handle right here, tilt it down. It's going to come to a stop, and that's going to allow us access into the hatch.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're going to be taking a look at the Swagman Trailhead. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. It's been designed so you can use it with the 1-1/4" or 2" hitches regardless of whether it's class one, two, or three. The part number on it is S63380. The Trailhead's going to use four straps to hold our bike in place. We're going to have three that come across our frame, and then we've also got one here to prevent that forward and back movement of the bike during transport.



Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're going to be doing a test fit on the Hollywood Racks Trailer Rider 2. Now this is a platform-style 2-bike rack. They've designed it so you can use it with the 1-1/4" or the 2" hitches, whether it's a class one, two, or three, so a very versatile rack. The part number on it is HR200. Now the rack uses a series of wheel hoops, hook and loop strap there in the front, hook and loop strap here in the rear, wheel hoop here in the rear, and then a frame hook right here on top, that supports our bike very nicely. To remove it, we want to undo the Velcro front and rear. Then we'll lift up by pinching our two levers together.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Soul

Today on our 2015 Kia Soul we're going to be doing a test fit on the Kuat Sherpa. This is a platform-style folding and tilting 2-bike rack. Part number on it is S103. That's in the black and chrome. We also have it available in a gun metal gray and orange; that part number is S101. Really nice thing about the Sherpa, if you look up here at the top, no frame contact made at any of our connection points. Whether it's the wheel cradle here in the front, the wheel strap here in the back, we're not going to have to worry about our more delicate frames because there's not really any issue there.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Kia Soul - Curt

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be installing the Curt hitch, part number C11110. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you couple 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 5-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 10 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now, we'll go ahead with installation. To begin our install, we'll first need to remove some fasteners on each wheel well so that we can gain access to our attachment points.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we are going to do a test fit on the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System. As you can see here, we are using the 49 inch vortex aero roof crossbars, they are part number is RRVA126B-2 that we have here. They are also available in silver, it's part number RRVA126S-2. The foot packs are part number RRRLKVA and the fit kit and pads that we are using are part number DK237. Now we've already got our front bar installed. I want to go over and install in the rear bar with you, can see how that's going to fit but first let me show you how to put our foot pack together. Now, I like to start with the pad, pads got a small arrow on it, the instruction tell us this should be pointing out and it also tells us that our removable pad here the arrow should be pointing out.



Rhino Rack Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we're going to do a test fit of the Rhino Rack locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier. Now the one I have in my hands here is part number 566U. This is going to offer a 6-ski or a 4-board capacity. We also have this as part number 564U. That's going to be a 4-ski or a 2-board capacity carrier. We have it is part number 562U, which is a 2-ski capacity carrier. Now we've got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system already installed, as well as the rear half of our carrier.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we're going to do a test fit on the Yakima FrontLoader. Now this is a roof-mounted wheel clamp-style bike rack. Part number on it is Y02103. Now we've already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system installed on the Soul so we're going to begin our test fit by placing the bike rack right up onto our crossbars here. We want the two outer legs to come down on the front side of our crossbar, and the one middle leg to come around here on the center at the rear. We'll then tighten up the black t-handle that's located on the front.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we're going to do a test fit on the Yakima ForkLift. This is a roof mounted, fork clamp style bike rack. The part number on it is Y02098. To begin our test fit, we'll just place the bike rack up here onto the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack system that we've got installed. We want to remove the front skewer. You will want to note that this is a reverse thread, so to remove it we'll have to turn it to the right like we we're tightening a standard bolt.



Swagman Upright Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we're going to do a test fit on the Swagman Upright. This is a roof-mounted, frame-clamp style bike rack. The part number on it is S64720. As you can see, we've already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system installed on the Soul, so we're going to begin our test by placing our bike rack right up onto the roof rack system. We'll now take one of our u-bolts, bring it around the underside, and fit it up through the head of the carrier. We've then got two wing nuts that will thread on there.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we are going to do a test mount on a Kuat Trio. This is a roof-mounted, fork-clamped style bike rack. In the black and chrome; it's part number is TR02. We also have this available in a nice gun metal gray and orange finish; it's part number RU01. To begin our test fit, you are going to place the Trio right up onto the roof line. I will move my rear clamp up a little bit, it was going to interfere with my bar there. We are just going to center the head of it; there is a small indention there.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we're going to do a test fit on the RockyMounts TieRod. This is a roof-mounted fork clamp-style bike rack. The part number on it is RKY1014. Now as you can see we've already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system installed onto our Soul, so we're going to begin our test fit by just placing our rack up onto the roof. We'll remove the black cover over the front, and then take the two black rubber-coated metal straps out of the two slots that they fit in there on the front. We'll bring those around the underside of our crossbar.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Kia Soul

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul we're going to do a test on the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail. This is a roof-mounted fork clamp-style bike rack. The part number on it is RBC035. Now we've already got the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system installed on the Soul, so to begin our test fit we'll just place the rack onto the roof line of our vehicle. We're going to pull off our black plastic cover. This will allow us to then remove the two black rubber-coated metal straps.



Thule Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Kia Soul

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul we will be test fitting the Thule Traverse roof rack system using part #THLB50, #TH480, #THKIT1524. We will begin our test fit by opening up the front driver and passenger side doors. We will go ahead and place the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We will then need to measure from the leading edge of the windshield to the first part of our foot pack. We will measure 10 and a half inches on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle, which will ensure the front load bar is perpendicular to the roof as well as the pads on the underside of the feet contour to the roof line correctly. Once we have the front bar in position we can use the included tensioning tool to tighten down the silver bolts to bring the clips up tightly against the roof line. Now we will alternate sides when tightening them down, so the bar doesn't favor one side of the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, we can go ahead and place our rear load bar onto the rear of our roof and measure the load bar spread. The load bar spread is the measurement from the center of the front load bar to the center of the rear load bar and is also important when choosing roof rack accessories. We will measures 30 inches on both the passenger and driver side of the vehicle to ensure that both load bars are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the roof of our Kia.



Thule Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2014 Kia Soul

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Thule Fairing for Thule roof racks, 44 inches in length, part number TH872XT. We'll begin our test fit by taking the four inside brackets and go around the front bar. We need to make sure that the small indicator arrow is facing the front of the vehicle. I'll take the inside brackets and wrap them around the front bar, and then spread them out evenly on the bar. I'll then take the fairing and set the fairing onto the roof. I'll then adjust the spacing on the inside brackets with the spacing on the outside brackets. Once they have them all in place, I'll pick up the fairing and at about a 45 degree angle, bring the outside brackets around the inside brackets, then lower the fairing back down, which will allow the outside bracket to swing around the inside bracket and snap into place.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Kia Soul - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be installing the hidden hitch one and a quarter receiver tube hitch part number 60256. Next we are going to give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of the bumper is five inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is ten and a quarter inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll going to have installation. To start the install, I'm first going to go ahead and remove the rear wheels.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Kia Soul - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2013 Kia Soul, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24839. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10 1/4". This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now, we'll go ahead with installation.



Thule AeroBlade Traverse Roof Rack Installation - 2014 Kia Soul

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB53, TH480R, and THKIT1524. We'll begin out test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. With the front bar in position, we can measure ten and a half inches from the front part of the glass to the first part of our foot pad. We'll make this measurement on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle, which will insure the front bar is perpendicular to the roof of our Kia. Once we have the front bar in position, we can use the included tensioning tool to tighten down the silver bolt on the inside of the feet which will bring the clips up tightly around the roof line. We're going to alternate sides when tightening it down so the bar doesn't favor one side of the vehicle. With this done, we'll go ahead and place the rear bar onto the rear of our roof and measure the load bar spread. The load bar spread is the measurement from the center of the front load bar to the center of the rear load bar and is important when choosing roof rack accessories.



Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2014 Kia Soul

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL Roof Top Cargo Box. With 17 cubic feet of storage space and two tone black and silver, it's part number is TH612. With our Thule Rapid Travers Roof Rack System already installed on our Soul, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto the load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we found this is the best time to get them lined up so they'll go around our load bars. We'll then open the passenger side, reach inside and tighten the two hand knobs closest to us. The feet on the Hyper XL have a great feature. When you have them tight enough, they'll click. Another great feature of the Hyper XL is its ability to open from both sides.



Yakima QuickBack 2 Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Soul

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul, we're going to be test-fitting the Yakima QuickBack, a trunk-mounted 2-bike rack, part number Y02621. To begin our test fit, we're place the QuickBack directly onto the rear of our hatch. We'll take the hooks labeled top and we'll connect them to the top of our rear hatch. The hooks labeled side will go to the side and the hooks labeled bottom will go to the bottom. With our hooks in place, we'll tighten up each strap a little bit at a time to secure the rack to our vehicle. With our racks secure, we'll fold up the excess strap and place them into the attached clips. We're now ready to load up our bike.



Yakima KingJoe Pro Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Soul

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima King Joe Pro, a trunk-mount two bike rack with folding arms, part number Y02624. With our Joe measurement set to 18 inches, as per the Yakima product information tool, we're going to begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly onto the rear hatch of our vehicle. We'll connect the top straps to the leading edge of our rear hatch. We'll then connect our side straps to the side. You may have to open the hatch a little bit to get these in position. We'll connect the bottom straps to the bottom.



Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Soul

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Gateway, a trunk-mounted, adjustable arm 2-bike rack with part number TH9006XT. With our FitDial set to 11, as per the Thule Fit Guide, we're going to begin the test fit by placing the rack directly onto the back of our hatch. We'll connect the two top hooks to the front top edge of our rear hatch. Side hooks will go to the side of our hatch. Be sure to connect it to the metal. The bottom hooks will go under our hatch. With all of our hooks in place, we'll now tighten each strap a little bit at a time until we have the rack secured firmly to our vehicle.



Thule Archway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2014 Kia Soul, were going to be test fitting the Thule Archway, a Trunk Mount Adjustable Arm 2 Bike Rack with part # TH9009XT. With our fit dial set to the number 11 as per the Thule fit guide, we're going to begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly onto the rear of the hatch. We'll take the 2 top hooks, we connect them to the top front of the hatch, and our bottom hooks will go onto the bottom lip of the hatch. Take our side hooks, connect them to the side of the hatch. With all of our hooks in place, we'll tighten them down a little bit at a time until we have the rack firmly secured to the vehicle. We'll now take our excess strap, loop it up, and secure it in place. It's now time fold out dual cradle arms. We'll do this by lifting on the 2 gray levers located on both sides of the rack.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Soul

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul we'll be test fitting the Swagman upright roof mounted bike rack, part number S64720. With a Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll go ahead and pull out our hardware and starting with the silver U-bolts, we'll go around the underside of the front bar, up through the pre-drilled holes of the head of the bike rack. We'll then take our black wing nuts to thread down onto the silver U-bolts. We'll then repeat the same process for the other U-bolt at the front part of the bike rack. With that done, we'll move to the rear where this time we'll be sliding the silver U-bolt down through the pre-drilled holes of the bike rack. We'll then take the black plate to go up on the bottom side of the rear cross bar and then we'll install our wing nuts onto the silver U-bolts.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Soul

Today, on our 2014 Kia Soul, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman fork down, a fork mount, roof bike rack, part number S64710. With our Thule Rapid Traverse roof rack already installed on our Soul, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bar. We'll bring one of the U bolts around the underside of our load bar, up through our carrier, and we'll hold it in place using one of our wingnuts. Do the same thing on the other side in the front, and then we'll tighten down all four wingnuts to secure the rack to the vehicle. We'll now move to the rear. This time we're going to take one of the U bolts and put it down through the rack. We'll want one side coming out on each side of our load bar.



SportRack Frame Mount Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2014 Kia Soul

Today on our 2014 Kia Soul, we're going to be test-fitting the SportRack rooft-mounted bike rack, part number SR4611. With our Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System already installed on our Soul, we're going to begin our test fit by placing the rack directly onto our load bars. At the front, we'll bring one of the black rubber-coated U bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit it through the front of the carrier and secure it in place using two of the wing nuts. We'll repeat the same process for the other side of the front of the carrier and then we'll want to snug down all four of our wing nuts to secure our rack to our load bar. With our front secure, we'll move to the rear. At the rear, we're going to take two carriage bolts, place them through our rack. Being sure that they come out on each side of our load bar, we'll then put in the black plastic spacer that will go between the rack and our load bar.











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