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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing a Curt hitch, part number C13120. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper is approximately 5", and from the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 12-1/2". Now we'll go ahead and install our hitch. First off, we'll go ahead and point out the four locations where the hitch will be mounted to the vehicle. There's two on each side. They're actually weld nuts that are part of the vehicle's frame. Now in order to actually get our hitch into place, we'll need to go ahead and lower the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 KIA Sportage we'll be installing Hidden Hitch part number 9211. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hole to the edge of the rear bumper is approximately 6 inches and from the top of the hitch opening to the ground is approximately 12-1/2 inches. Now we'll go ahead and install our hitch. First off we'll go ahead and point out the four locations where the hitch will be mounted to the vehicle. There's two on each side. They are actually weld nuts that are part of the vehicle's frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 87612. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hole to the edge of the bumper is approximately 6 1/2 inches, and from the top of the opening on the hitch to the ground is approximately 12 1/4 inches. Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch. First off, we'll point out the 4 locations where the hitch will be mounted to the vehicle. There's 2 on each side. They're actually weld nuts that are part of the vehicle's frame.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage we'll be installing Draw-Tite Hitch part number 75717. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the center of the pin hole to the edge of the bumper is approximately 6 1/2 inches. From the top of the opening on the hitch to the ground is approximately 12 1/4 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. First off we'll go ahead and point out the four locations for the hitch to be mounted to the vehicle. There's two on each side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Kia Sportage - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing Draw-Tite hitch, part number 36510. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to help you in choosing some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the pinhole to the edge of the rear bumper, there is approximately 6 inches. From the top of the hitch opening to the ground is approximately 12 1/2 inches. We'll go ahead and install our hitch. First off, we'll go ahead and point out the 4 locations where the hitch should be mounted to the vehicle. There are 2 on each side.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today in our 2013 Kia Sportage we'll be installing the Weathertech floor liner, part number WT442921, black in color. First, we'll go ahead and remove the older manufacturer's floor mats. Now we're ready to install the Weathertech floor liners. As you can see, as we install the Weathertech floor liners to fit over the manufacturer's hold down pose. Along with the custom molding around the floorboard and front row seat tracking and special cut outs to go around the fuel release store handle coupled with the raised edge and extended coverage up underneath the gas and brake pedal will really help to ensure protection of your carpeting. Weathertech floor liners are custom molded precisely for the vehicle in stand place. The shape, channels and molding all help to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off of the carpeting. One more great feature about the Weathertech floor liner is they're easy to install, can also easily be removed and cleaned and washed with soap and water.There you have it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the Curt two-inch receiver hitch, part number C13120. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next we're going to give you a couple of measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5 3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 13 inches. This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the Curt 1-1/14 inch receiver hitch, part number C12030. This is what our hitch would look like once it's installed. Next, we'll going to give you couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitchman hole 00:17, to the auto side 00:18 of the bumper is 5-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver to the opening to the ground is 13 inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now, we'll go ahead with installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part number C13120. Now I'll give you some measurements that will help you select accessories, like bike racks, cargo carriers, and ball mounts. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground, it's about sixteen and a quarter inches. From the middle of the hitch pin hole to the outside of the bumper is about five and a quarter inches. Now let's go install our hitch. The first thing we need to do is find the well nuts that are on the bottom of the Kia that we'll mount our hitch to.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2014 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2014 Kia Sportage, we'll be installing the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part number 118526. The first thing we'll need to do, is open the rear hatch door of our Kia, remove the rear carpet, and the rear organizing tray. Put that out of the way. We can remove the three screws on our rear threshold trim piece. Now with those three screws removed, we'll go ahead and set them to the side. Next step, is removing the center threshold trim. With the threshold loose, before it will completely release, we have to remove this little trim piece which covers the rear hatch lock. The next step is, we have to loosen up this panel on the driver side.



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.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches part number 63153. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 7 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 13 1/2 inches. We've added about 33 1/2 inches to the overall length of our Kia Sportage.



Rola Dart Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2013 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2013 Kia Sportage, well be test fitting the 23x56 Rola Dart Cargo Carrier for 2 inch hitches, part number 59550. 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 of measurements. We have about 10-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of our carrier to the rear of our Sportage is about 2-1/2 inches. Weve added 11 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



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.





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