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Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two bike, hitch mounted bike rack, part number Y02420. To begin our test fit, we'll slide that shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike to the rear of our Sportage is about an inch and a half. We've added about 11 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage. We pull the red know at the base of the bike rack and allow it unfold. With the bike rack in this position, we have full access to our rear hatch. We'll pull the red know to raise up our center mast and we'll raise up our frame hooks and under a wheel strap. We'll grab our bike and place it onto our bike rack, securing it first with the frame hook.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Hollywood Rack Sport Rider 2 two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part #: HR1000. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16 and three quarter inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Sportage is about 9 inches. Weve added about 21 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage.







Rampage TrailBlade Off-Road Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 KIA Sportage, well be test fitting the Rampage Trailblade Off Road Windshield Wipers using part numbers RA18000 and RA24000. Well begin here on the driver's side by removing the previous windshield wiper. In order to remove the previous windshield wiper, we need to push in on the tab and slide our windshield wiper out of place. Well take our new windshield wiper and put it in place. Well push on it until we hear it click. Well move to the passenger side and repeat this process. These wiper blades provide superior visibility in rain, snow, and sleet. The dual-blade design is perfect for off-road conditions.



Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades using part number RX30218 for the 18-inch wiper blade and RX30224 for the 24-inch wiper blade. We'll begin here on the driver's side by removing the previous windshield wiper. In order to remove the previous windshield wiper, we need to push in on the tab and slide our windshield wiper out of place. We'll take our new windshield wiper and fit it in place. We'll push on it until we hear it click. We'll move to the passenger's side and repeat this process. The replacement all-weather windshield wiper blade provides superior visibility in rain, snow, and sleet.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Rain X Latitude Windshield Wiper Blades using part numbersRX5079275 for the 18-inch beam style and part number RX5079280 for the 24-inch beam style. We'll begin here on the driver's side by removing the previous windshield wiper. In order to remove the previous windshield wiper, we need to push in on the tab and slide our windshield wiper out of place. We'll take our new windshield wiper and fit it in place. We'll push on it until we hear it click. We'll move to the passenger side and repeat this process.



U-Ace 3D Classic Custom Front Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, I will be test fitting the 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners from U-Ace for the front row, in gray, Part Number L1KA00712201, on our 2013 Kia Sportage. These are also available in black with Part Number L1KA00712209 and in beige with Part Number L1KA00712202. We'll begin here on the front driver side. We'll go ahead and fit in our new U-Ace liner and push it down into position. We'll fit the custom-molded cutouts over our factory anchor points for a great fit. One of the first things we noticed was the heel pad, here on the driver side mat, that provides extra grip and protects against wear and tear. The precision-molded mat covers a maximum floor area. It has the raised edges to help keep spills and melted snow from reaching onto your carpet. Here on the under side, we have the anti-slip max spider fibers to help pull the mats in place. Here on the passenger side, we'll lay in our new liner and fit it down into position.





U-Ace 3D Classic Custom 2nd Row Floor Liners Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, I'll be test fitting the 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners from U-Ace for the second row, in gray, Part Number L1HY03322201, on our 2013 Kia Sportage. This is also available in black with Part Number L1HY03322209 and in beige with Part Number L1HY03322202.Fitting our new liner in place, you'll notice that this liner is a one-piece liner. The custom fit, three-layer, carpeted floor liner provides a great fit as it extends from the driver side all the way over to the passenger side. Here on the front edge of our liner, it has a containment wall that keeps things from reaching underneath our front row seats. We also have the raised edges that helps contain spills and melted snow from damaging our carpet. On the under side, we have the max spider fibers, to help pull our mat in place without damaging or ruining our carpet. These liners are very easy to care for. You can simply vacuum them or wipe clean with a wet towel.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test-fitting the Yakima HighLite Aluminum 2 Bike Rack, part number Y02438. We'll begin our test-fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes, and enter the pin with the red knob into the pin holes. We can then turn the black knob at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device. With the HighLite secured to our Sportage, we'll go over a few clearance measurements and see how the two fit together. We have about fifteen and a half inches of ground clearance at the rear of the bike rack.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Surco Cargo Carrier for 2-inch hitches, part number 52018. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. Now, with the carrier secured to our vehicle, we'll go over a couple of clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. At the rear of the carrier, we have about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Sportage is about 1/2 inch away, and we've added about 26-1/2 inches to the overall length of our Sportage. Now, the vehicle's exhaust does exit on the passenger's side, about 10 inches away, and the cargo door does break over the surface of the carrier at about 17 inches. That will complete today's test fit for the Surco Cargo Carrier, part number 52018, on our 2013 Kia Sportage. .



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting the Rola Cargo Carrier, part number 59502. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. Well now go ahead and go over a few clearance of measurement to see how the two fit together. At the rear of the carrier we have about 13-1/2 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Sportage is about 7-1/2 inches away. Weve added about 31 inches to the overall length of our Sportage.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage we'll be test fitting the Prorack hitch mounted two bike rack, part number Pr8062403. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes, thread our anti-ride out bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench. With the bike rack secured we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about ten and a half inches of ground clearance at the rear of the bike rack. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of our vehicle is about four inches away.





MaxxTow Ball Mount Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the MaxxTow Ball Mount with two inch accessory receiver for two inch hitches with a two and one quarter of an inch drop rated at 5,000 pounds, part number MT70066. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch height is the measurement form the ground to inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is 13 inches. Keep in mid this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other after market accessories. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. We can then measure form the ground to the top of the ball platform, getting a measurement of about 11 inches. If your vehicle's hitch height matches ours and your trailer's ride height matches this measurement, this would be an appropriate ball mount for you. This ball mount is a great way to carry a bike rack or a cargo carrier while towing your small boat or trailer. With our ball mount secured, that'll complete today's test fit for the MaxxTow Ball Mount with two inch accessory receiver, part number MT70066, on our 2013 Kia Sportage.



Curt Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Curt aluminum cargo carrier, part number C18100. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. Now that the carrier is secured we'll go over a couple clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about nine inches of ground clearance with the platform folded up. Closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Sportage is about a quarter of an inch away. I would use caution when carrying the cargo carrier in its folded up position as there is some rattle when using a normal pin and clip.





MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Max Tow Cargo Carrier for 2" hitches, part #MT70107. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch and securing it with the pin and clip. Now we'llgo ahead and go over some clearance measurements to see how to the two fit together. At the rear of the carrier, we have about 10-1/2" of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Sportage is about 2" away, and wehavea total of about 21-1/2" to the overall length of our vehicle. Now the exhaust does exit on the passenger side about 10-1/2" away from the platform of our carrier and the cargo door does break over the surface of our carrier at about 18". Therefore, you can carry deer up to about 18" high and still have full access to the rear hatch. That will complete today's test fit for the Max Tow Cargo Carrier, part #MT70107 on our 2013 Kia Sportage.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 bike rack, part number HR9200. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll line up the pinholes, thread our anti-rattle bolt though the pinholes and tighten it with a wrench. With our Traveler secured to our Sportage, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the 2 fit together. We have about 10 1/2 inches of ground clearance at the rear of the bike rack. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the Sportage is about 9 inches away. With the cradle arms folded down, we've added about 13 1/2 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We can now loosen up the black hand knobs on the upper left- and right-hand side of the bike rack to lift out the cradle arms. With the cradle arms out, we've added about 37 inches to the overall length of our Sportage. To access the cargo area, we can pull the black pin at the base of the bike rack and tilt the mast down.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler four bike rack, part number Hr8500. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and secure it with a wrench. With our Traveler secured to our Sportage, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about four inches away. With the cradle arms folded down, we've added about seven and a half inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We can now pull the black pin at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test-fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Bike Rack, part number HR1450. We'll begin our test-fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. We'll slide in our pin and secure at the lock on the other side. We can then turn the black handle at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rattle device. Now, with our bike rack secured to our Sportage, we'll go over a few clearance measurements, and see how the two fit together. We have about eighteen inches of ground clearance at the rear.



Draw-Tite Ball Mount Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Draw-TiteBall Mount with the 3/4-inch rise or 2-inch drop rated at 7500 pounds, part number 2923. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch height is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height of this vehicle is 13 inches. Keep in mind this measurementmay vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other after market accessories. We'll now begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. We'll then measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform, getting a measurement of about 10-1/2 inches. If the hitch height of your vehicle matches the hitch height of our vehicle and your trailer's ride height matches this measurement, this should be an appropriate ball mount for you. We can then flip the ball mount over into the rise position and again measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform, getting a measurement of about 13-3/4 inches.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Curt Tri-Ball Mount for 2-Inch Hitches, part number C45001. Before we begin our test fit, we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch height is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is 13 inches. Keep in mind this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or other after-market accessories. We'll now begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch and securing it with the pin and clip. Now, with the ball mount in this position, the 2-5/16 inch ball is at the top of the ball mount.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Kirk 17 x 46 Cargo Carrier, part #C18145. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the Cargo Carrier into the opening of the hitch, threading in our ___ and tightening it with awrench. With the Cargo Carrier secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 10-1/2" of ground clearance at the rear of the Cargo Carrier. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of our Sportageis about 1" away, and we've added about 20-1/2" to the overall length of our vehicle. Now the exhaust on this particular vehicle does exit on the passenger side about 9-1/2" away from the base of our Cargo Carrier. Now the cargo door does break over the surface of our carrier at about 18".



Convert-A-Ball Heavy Duty Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Convert-a-Ball cushion ball mount for two inch hitches, with a one inch rise or two inch drop, rated at 14,000 pounds, part number AMSC2HD Before we begin our test fit we'll first need to obtain the hitch height of our vehicle. The hitch is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is 13 inches. Keep in mind that this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style or other aftermarket accessories. We'll begin our test fit in the drop position by sliding the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch and securing it with a pin and clip. We can then measure from the ground to top of the ball platform, getting a measurement of about 11 inches. If your vehicle's hitch height matches ours and your trailer's ride height matches this measurement, this should be an appropriate ball mount for you.





Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64710. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's crossbars. We will then bring out our hardware starting with the front well take the silver bracket to go in underside of the front crossbar and insert them into the pre-drilled holes at the front of the bike rack. We will then thread on our black wing nuts and repeat these steps for the other side.We will then move to the rear, where this time we will just slide the silver bracket down through the predrilled holes in the bike rack and bring the black plate up against the underside of the rear crossbar, again using the black wing nut to tighten it down. We will then make sure all of the wing mats are fully tightened down and were ready to load our bike. We will double check to make sure our skewer is loose at the front and will undo the strap.We will place our bike onto the bike rack, sliding the forks down onto the skewer.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 KIA Sportage well be testing in the Thule Apex Swing Four Bike Rack, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and allow the attached pin to fall into place. Well move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to the vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device.Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 2 inches. Weve added about 11 inches to the overall length of our Sportage.



Rola Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Rola roof-mounted bike rack, part number 59404. Well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles crossbars. Well position the brackets on both sides of the front and rear crossbar and insert our silver bolt into the bottom part of the bracket threading on our silver nut. Well then use the included tensioning tool to tighten down the brackets against the front and rear crossbar. Once everything is all tightened down and secured we're ready to load up our bike. Well double check to make sure the skewer is loose at the front and well undo the strap at the rear.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Kuat NV Aluminum Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack, part number n101. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. Here at the rear of the shank well tighten the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 1/2 inches of ground clearance. Weve added about 12 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Q Towers roof rack system, part numbers Y00409, Y00699, Y00683, and Y00124. With our Q Towers, round bars, and Q clips already assembled according to the included instructions, we'll begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar 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 Q tower 7-3/8". We'll make this measurement on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle to ensure the front crossbar is perpendicular to the roof line of our Sportage. With the front crossbar in place, we can turn the silver bolt on the inside of the tower and clamp down the black plastic levers to bring the clips up around tightly against the roof. With this done, we can place our rear crossbar onto the rear of our roof and measure the crossbar spread.



Yakima HoldUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Yakima HoldUp 2-bike rack for 2" hitches, part number Y02443. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten with a wrench. Then we can install the lock on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11-1/4" of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 1".



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace 4-Bike Carrier, part number y02451. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiving tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install the attached pin. Here at the rear of the shank of the carrier we can tighten down the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 10 1/2 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 3 1/2 inches, and weve added about 9 1/2 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace 2-Bike Carrier for 1 and 2 inch hitches, part number y02450. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install the attached pin. Here at the rear of the shank we can use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 10 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 4 inches.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number th9029. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about an inch. Weve added about 11 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage.



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

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage we'll be test fitting the Thule T2 Platform Style 2-Bike Rack for 2 inch hitches, part number th916xtr. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin holes and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening with a wrench. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is here at the wheel cradle and its about an inch away. We've added about 11 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding Tilting 4-Bike Rack with Anti-Sway, part number th934xtr. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 10 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 5 inches. Weve added about 15 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack Platform Style 2-Bike Rack for 1 and 2-inch hitches, part number th990xt. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 10 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Sportage is about an inch, and weve added about 9 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage. Well pull the gray lever at the base of the carrier and allow it to unfold.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4-Bike Carrier for 1 and 2-inch hitches, part number th9025. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and allow the attached pin to fall into place. Well move to the rear of the shank and tighten the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 2 inches.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 2-Bike Rack for 1 and 2-inch hitches, part number s64670. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 14 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 5 inches. Weve added about 19 inches to the overall length of our Sportage.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4-Bike Rack for 1 and 2-inch hitches, part number s63410. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 14 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 6 inches. Weve added about 18 1/2 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram Tilting 4-Bike Rack for 1 and 2-inch hitches, part number sr26247. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening with a wrench. Then we can install the lock on the same side. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Sportage is about 3 1/2 inches, and weve added about 34 1/2 inches to the overall length of our Sportage.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number rky1011. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicle's crossbars. We'll loosen up the Allen bolts at the rear to bring the rear bracket on the underside of the rear crossbar.We'll then move to the front where we'll remove the black plastic cover and bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar and hook them into the connection points. We'll then use the included Allen key to tighten down the silver bolt to bring the straps tightly up against the front bar.We'll then move to the rear to finish tightening down the Allen bolts for the rear bracket. Once everything is all tightened down and secured we're ready to load up our bike. We'll replace the black plastic cover at the front and double check to make sure our skewer is loose so our forks can slide down onto it.We'll undo the tray straps at the rear and place our bike onto the bike rack.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY0438. To begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles crossbars, or remove the black plastic cover at the front and remove the securer exposing the two allen bolts. Well loosen up the allen bolts to bring the gold bracket around the underside of the front crossbar. Well then reinstall our allen bolts loosely and move to the rear. Well remove the black wing nut to bring the black bracket around the underside of the rear crossbar. Well insert the gold bolt through the bracket and secure it with the black wing nut.



Rhino-Rack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2013 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting the Rhino Rack Four-Bike Rack for Two Inch Hitches, part number RBC038. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench and installing the lock on the same side. Now, well go over a few clearance of measurements. We have about 11-1/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of our carrier to the rear is about 3-3/4 away.



Prorack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage we'll be test fitting the Prorack Four Bike Carrier, part number pr8062404. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening with a wrench and installing the clip on the other side.Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of our bike rack to the rear of our Sportage is about four inches. We've added about 29-1/2 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage we'll be test fitting the Kuat Beta Aluminum Folding Two Bike Rack for Two Inch Hitches, part number b202-2. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiving tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and lock. We'll move to the rear of the shank and tighten the hand knob to engage our anti-rattle device and secure our bike rack to our vehicle.Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 9-3/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Sportage is about three inches.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack part number 63124. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of our bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 11-1/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 3 inches. Weve added about 30 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa Aluminum Platform Style Hitch Mounted 2-Bike Rack part number S102. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole and install our pin and lock. Well move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 14-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Sportage is about 3/4 inches away here at the wheel cradle.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 KIA Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Yakima HighLite Aluminum 2-Bike Carrier, part number Y02438. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our included pin. Now we'll move to the rear of the shank where we'll use the hand knob to secure our bike carrier to the vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. We'll go ahead and go over some key measurements. We have a ground clearance of 10-1/2 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Sportage is 3 inches.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 KIA Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4-Bike Carrier, part number Y02451. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our included pin. We'll move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 3-1/2 inches.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9029. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 13 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Sportage is about an inch.



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

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go ahead and go over some key measurements. We have about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Sportage is about 5 inches.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Carrier, part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, allowing the included pin to fall into place. Then we'll move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage the anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go ahead and go over a few key measurements. We have about 14-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 2 inches.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch and allow the included and attached pin to fall into place. Well then move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 2 inches.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch, allowing our included and attached pin to fall into place. Well then move to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go over some key measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is 3 inches.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram Tilting 4 Bike Rack, part number SR26247. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread the anti-rattle bolt and then install our lock. Now, we'll go ahead and go over some key measurements. We have a ground clearance of 11 inches. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 1 inch.



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

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Q Slot Platform Style 2 Bike Carrier, part number PS63134. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and clip. Now, we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 13-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Sportage is about 7 inches.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse 4 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack with Frame Mount Cradles for 2-inch hitches, part number 63124. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 10-3/4 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 3 inches.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting the Prorack 2-Bike Carrier part number PR8062403. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tip of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tight in it with a wrench. Then well insert a clip on the other side. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We have about 10 and a quarter of inches of ground clearance.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting a Kuat Beta Aluminun Folding 2-Bike Rack part number B202-2. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tip of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and install our pin and lock. Doing to the rear of the shank and use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of 9 inches.



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler 5-Bike Carrier part number HR9200. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tip of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tight in it with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We have about 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Sportage is about 5 inches.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting a Hollywood Racks Traveler 4-Bike Carrier part number HR8500. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tip of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tight in it with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements. We have 11 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of the Sportage is about 3 inches.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2008 Kia Sportage

Today on this 2008 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Thule Domestique Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier part number TH513. Our Sportage already has a full roof rack from the factory installed on it, so we can just go ahead and set our carrier on top of this roof system. Well fit the front clamp around our front bar and well use the included Allen key to tighten it down. Once weve done that we can go ahead and re-install our front skewer. At the rear well fit the clamp around our rear bar and again use the Allen key to tighten it down. Well set the rear wheel into the tray and position the front fork down into the skewer.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2008 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2008 Kia Sportage, we are going to be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY1014. Our Sportage is already equipped with a full factory roof rack system, so were going to mount our tierod directly to the factory crossbars. To do this, well set the carrier up on top of the crossbars, well then take the rubber coated steel strap at the front of the carrier, wrap them around our crossbars and re-secure them to the head. At this point we can go ahead and tighten it down with an Allen key. At the rear of the vehicle we will take the clamp, fit it around our rear crossbar and use the wing nuts to tighten down the rear clamp. Once thats all done our bike rack is installed and were ready to start putting a bike on.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2008 Kia Sportage, well be installing the Draw-Tite Upgraded Circuit Protected Taillight Converter Hardware Kit with 4-Pole End, part number 119175KIT. To begin our install well go ahead and open up the rear cargo door and then remove the taillight on the driver side. To remove the taillight, well need to remove the two fasteners that secure it. Next well go ahead and pop it out of its position by tapping it to the inside and then removing it from the alignment tabs underneath. Here we can locate the manufacturers wiring that well be tapping into. To gain access to the wires, well go ahead and use our utility knife and strip back some of the protective cover around the wires.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2008 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C12126. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outermost edge of the bumper is six inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 12 and three-quarter inches. Let's go ahead with installation.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Kia Sportage

Today on this 2007 Kia Sportage were going to install part number 118401 from Tow Ready. This wire harness uses a port thats underneath the bumper on the passengers side behind the rear tire. Well remove the cap and install the wiring harness into that connector. To make your install of the wire harness a little bit easier, well loosen up the bumper cover to have better access so we can hide the wires behind the bumper bracket supports. Then well go ahead and route our four pole wire to the center of the hitch. Well actually use a loom clamp to help hold the wires up away, and that will be part number A0500.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Kia Sportage - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2007 Kia Sportage were going to install part number 90621, from Hidden Hitch. First step well go ahead and lower the exhaust by removing two rubber exhaust hangers on the drivers side and one on the passenger side of the vehicle. Now well spray down the exhaust hangers with lubricant to make them easier to remove. Then well go ahead and remove the tow hook bracket by removing five bolts. Now on this vehicle therell be two bolts on the drivers side that we had to remove as well. Thats where the hitch will mount up.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Kia Sportage - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2007 Kia Sportage were going to install part number 36363 from Draw Tite. Our first step is go ahead and lower the exhaust by removing two rubber exhaust hangers on the drivers side and one on the passengers side of the vehicle. Well spray down the exhaust hangers with lubricant to make them easier to remove. Then well go ahead and remove the tow hook bracket by removing five bolts. On this vehicle there will be two bolts on the drivers side that we have to remove as well, and thats where the hitch will mount up as well. This will be identical on both sides of the vehicle.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2007 Kia Sportage

Today we'll be installing the WeatherTech Rear Auto Floor Mat for the second row in black, part number WT441292 on our 2007 Kia Sportage. This mat is also available in grey, part number WT461292 and tan part number WT451292. The WeatherTech floor liners accurately and completely line the interior carpet of your Kia Sportage here in the second row providing absolute interior protection from dirt, debris and fluids. You'll notice that the mat creates a tray like shape in the floor of the vehicle to help contain the dirt, debris and fluids. This is a single piece liner to ensure complete coverage. You'll notice that the surfacing creates channels that divert fluid and debris away from your shoes and clothing.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2007 Kia Sportage with tire size P23560R16 well be installing the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains for light trucks part number PW2016C. Now these cable chains are perfect for the occasional use. They feature a rugged steel wiring covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction. Theyre easy to install and comply with all DOT specifications and theyll fit both front and rear wheel drive vehicles. Now youll notice that the cable chains have a yellow tab attached to the cable chains themselves. This tab indicates which side of the vehicle as well as the direction of travel the chains will need to move.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2007 Kia Sportage with tire size P23560R16 well be installing the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part number PW1038 in conjunction with the rubber adjuster part number PW99. Well now need to identify how to mount the chain on the tire. Youll notice that the cable chains have the words tire side imprinted on each of the side chain hooks. Well now drape the tire chain over the tire with the connection area located at the very bottom of the tire. Youll want to make sure that the tire side writing faces the tire itself. Well center the chains relative to the tire tread where we can then go to the inside of the tire and connect the cable first by inserting the adjustment end of the side cable through the hook fastener making sure to take up as much of the slack in the side cable as possible.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2007 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2007 Kia Sportage, well be test-fitting part number TH810. This is the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier. Now, to begin our test fit, well simply place the front carrier over the top of the front crossbar. After determining a suitable location on the crossbar, well use the rubber coated steel strap to go underneath the crossbar and secure it back to the foot of the SUP carrier. Well then use the gray knob on the foot to tying down the carrier strap and secure it to the front crossbar. Well do these on both feet of the front carrier.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2007 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2007 Kia Sportage, well be test-fitting the Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB47 and TH450R. Now, weve already pre-assembled our crossbars so were ready to fit it to the vehicle. Well simply place the front crossbar on top of our factory raised side rails making sure that the rubber coated steel straps slide underneath the raised side rails. Well then adjust the crossbar feet making sure that the molded-in triangle on each foot is directly over the center of the factory raised side rails. Well also need to take a measurement. Well measure from a fixed point on the factory raised side rail back.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2007 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2007 Kia Sportage, well be test-fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof-Mounted Bike Carrier part number RKY1014. Now we begin our test fit by placing our bike rack on top the crossbars and well make sure that the rubber coated steel straps at the head of the bike rack move underneath the front crossbar. Well loosely clip them back to the head of the bike rack where well then move to the rear crossbar and put the clamp underneath the crossbar and secure it using the wing nuts. Well move back up to the head of the bike rack while were tying down the Allen bolt securing the rubber coated steel straps to the front crossbar. We can then open up our front skewer preparing our bike rack for the front fork of our bike, then well move back to the rear wheel strap while were under the strap to make sure its out if the way. Well place the bike in to the carrier making sure that the front fork falls into to the skewer.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage, well be installing Curt Hitch, part number 13526. Before beginning our installation, here are a few measurements to help you with selecting accessories. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper is 6 inches. And from the top of the receiver to the ground is 12 inches. Now, to begin our installation, well need to remove the exhaust hangers and lower the exhaust to make it easier to install our hitch. Well also need to remove they tow hook from the passenger side here.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2009 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing WeatherTech front floor liners part number WT441291 in black color. This are a custom molded fit to the Kia Sportage. They are also available in gray part number WT461291 as well tan part number WT45291. To install the mats, we'll simply remove the factory or old floor mats from the vehicle and replace it with our new WeatherTech floor liner. Theyre custom molded from an exclusive rubberized resin accurately covering the entire floor area offering absolute interior protection. The advanced surfacing techniques of the vehicle floor surface ensure a consistently perfect fit.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding and Tilting Bike Carrier, part number TH934XTR. Now to begin our test fit we'll simply place the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance is 10-1/4 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5-1/2 inches. Now we'll go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of the bike rack mast to tilt the mast down where we can open our cargo door.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. To begin our test fit we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, we'll make sure to pull the integrated locking hitch pin as it slides over the hitch itself. Once the hitch pin is lined up with the hole and the hitch the hitch then will lock into place. We can then tighten down our anti-rattle knob on the back of the bike rack securing it to the vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 11-1/2 inches and from closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 2 inches.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Thule Vertex Four-Bike Carrier, part number TH9029. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10 3/4 inches and from the closest point of the bike to the back of the vehicle is an inch and a half. Now we'll go ahead and pull the hitch switch at the bottom of the bike rack mast.



Thule Parkway 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Thule Parkway Two-Bike Carrier, part number TH958. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10 3/4 inches and from the closest point of the bike to the back of the vehicle is a mere half an inch. We'll now go ahead and pull the pin at the bottom of the bike rack mast to tilt the mast down.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aluminum Two-Bike Carrier, part number TH970XT. To begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, and using the attached hitch pin, we'll slide it into place. We can then tighten down our anti-rattle knob on the back of the bike rack. This will secure our bike rack to the vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10 1/4 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is three and a quarter inches.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 Bike Carrier, part number S64670. To begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We'll now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 14 1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike to the back of the vehicle is two inches. Now we'll go ahead and fold the bike rack platform down and open our cargo door.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the SportRack Two-Bike Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number A30901. To begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, this is what your bike rack would look like secured to the vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 15 1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike to the back of the vehicle is five inches. Now we'll go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the SportRack E3 Bike Rack, part number A30403. To begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 10 3/4 inches and from the closest point of the bike mast to the back of the vehicle is three and three quarters inches. Now we'll 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 - 2009 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2009 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number PS63134. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin. And with that, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now we'll give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 15 1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is five inches. Now we can go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2012 Kia Sportage, were gonna install a Tow-Ready T1 Connector part number 118526. First, were gonna need to access the cargo area of the vehicle. Next were gonna remove the rear cargo liner and flooring. Were gonna remove the rear cargo tray compartment also. Now, with that out of the way, well go ahead and remove the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold, there are three fasteners that well have to remove first.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Sportage

Today on a 2012 Kia Sportage we're going to install Kurt hitch part number C13066. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is 6 and a half inches, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is gonna be 13 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation, before we install our hitch lets go ahead and point out our attachment point. Here at the rear of the frame on either side of the muffler are 2 weld nuts. These 2 will be our attachment point for the driver side and there will be 2 identical on the passenger side but before we put the hitch in place were gonna want to clean them out using a little spray lubricant we can spray the hole then Ill use a half-inch nylon toothbrush part number 814092 and thoroughly clean out the threads, the older the vehicle is the more chance you have of dirt, rust, and buildup inside the threads. Before I go and try to install the hitch after I cleaned them out I also take my new hardware just to make sure its gonna easily thread up into the weld nut as you can see we got that one already cleaned out Ill go ahead and repeat the same process for the other 3 attachment points.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2012 Kia Sportage we're going to install Kurt hitch part number T12030. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch from the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is 6 and a half inches, from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is gonna be 13 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation, before we install our hitch lets go ahead and point out our attachment point. Here at the rear of the frame on either side of the muffler are 2 weld nuts. These 2 will be our attachment point for the driver side and there will be 2 identical on the passenger side but before we put the hitch in place were gonna want to clean them out using a little spray lubricant we can spray the hole then Ill use a half-inch nylon toothbrush part number 814092 and thoroughly clean out the threads, the older the vehicle is the more chance you have of dirt, rust, and buildup inside the threads. Before I go and try to install the hitch after I cleaned them out I also take my new hardware just to make sure its gonna easily thread up into the weld nut as you see we got that one already cleaned out Ill go ahead and repeat the same process for the other 3 attachment points.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage

Today we will be installing part number 13066 made by Curt on a 2011 Kia Sportage. Now we will go ahead and show you what it looks like installed on the vehicle. Here are some key measurements to think about when ing your accessories. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the bumper face is 6 inches. And from the top of the receiver to the ground is 13 inches. 0:27



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Kia Sportage

Today on this 2008 Kia Sportage we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118401. This wiring harness is very easy to use. It is a simple plug in and there is an open ended port on the Sportage that our harness is going to plug into. If we go underneath the vehicle right near the bumper over on the passenger side you can see we have got our wiring harness with two plugs at the end of it here. The one taped on the top is the one we are looking for. This is the one we are going to be plugging our wiring harness into. Cut back the tape that is holding the two together. This does have a cap on it so remove that. There is a tab on top that if you press that in, you can pull the cap right off. 00:45



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Kia Sportage

Today on this 2008 Kia Sportage we will be installing Curt hitch part number 13526. Okay underneath the vehicle we are actually taking a look at the driver side frame rail. We are going to go ahead and point out the mounting holes for our trailer hitch. As you can see here we have got two existing bolts in the frame and then one empty weld nut right next to it. We are going to remove those two bolts and use the third weld nut as well and those will be our three attaching points for our trailer hitch. We will be using new hardware for these three weld nuts. We will be using the 10 millimeter bolts with a conical tooth washer that is provided with our installation kit. 00:36



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2000 Kia Sportage

Today we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118371 on a 2000 Kia Sportage. All right, we are inside the rear of the vehicle here, and we are going to go ahead and locate the plug-ins for the wiring harness. As you can see, looking at the drivers side, we have got this compartment, and the wiring harness is actually located directly behind there on both sides of the vehicle. We can go ahead and remove the door cover. And, as you can see, the wiring harness is connected to the back of the tail light assembly here. So what we can do is go ahead and unplug it. There is a little push button here right at the bottom and it pulls straight out.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2000 Kia Sportage

Today we are going to be installing hitch part number 90186 from Hidden Hitch on a 2000 Kia Sportage. This installation will also apply to Draw-Tite part number 36266. We are underneath the vehicle now, and we are going to go ahead and point out the attaching points for the hitch. Looking at the passengers side frame rail, you can see there is a hole here on the inboard side of the frame. That is going to provide the forwardmost attaching point. And then, on this tow hook here, we are actually going to drill a hole and make that the second attaching point.





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