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Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage we'll be installing the Glacier Cable Snow Chains, part number PW1038. With our cable chain laid out, one end is going to have the adjustable notches. These notches will go into the eyelets on the other end, taking up as much slack as possible. If we have enough, the cable will lap over and go through the cable keeper where it'll get secured so that the excess doesn't flap around and potentially damage the brake line or wiring going to the caliper. Note, if you do not have enough length to reach the cable keeper you can also trim it right behind the notches to prevent fraying. You can also set it up for this specific vehicle and tire size and trim it as necessary right behind the notches. Another way to keep the cable would be to use a couple of zip-ties holding to the main outside cable. With our tire chain laid out we'll make sure that the cross-chain hook is going to face out away from the tire and that the smooth surface will be against the tire and sidewall so that we don't damage the tire. We're now ready to go ahead and put our cable chain in place.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we're going to be installing the Curt Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver, the 2 inch Class 3 model, part number is C13120. Here are a few measurements to help you in selecting your ball mounts, cargo carriers or bike racks. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground, it's about 14 inches. From the center of our hitch pin hole out to the outer edge of our bumper, it's about 5 inches. Now let's show you how to get this hitch installed on your vehicle. Here's a look at what we're going to be using to do our trailer hitch installation today, it's really basic set of tools. We've got a pry bar and an open end box wrench, we're going to use these for removing our exhaust hangers.



Yakima RocketBox Pro Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage we will be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 rooftop cargo box. That's part number Y07193. This thing holds 11 cubic feet of space, and with our Yakima roof rack system already installed we can go ahead and place this on our load bars. You'll want to line it up between the load bars just like that. You can push it on sideways until you get your grabbers opened up. Then just simply slide it into place.



Yakima RocketBox Pro Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be test fitting the Yakima Rocketbox Pro 14 roof top cargo box. That's part number Y07192. Now this has 14 cubic feet of space and with out roof rack system, our Yakima roof rack system already installed, we can go head and place this on our cross bars. You want to place this to where it goes around the bars, like so, and you can push it forward. It doesn't have to be center with the vehicle at all. You want to kind of slant it sideways and as you push it back, our other hooks go into place. And with that being done, we can go ahead and unlock our cargo box and tighten our red knobs.



Yakima Roof Rack Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, well be testing the Yakima roof rack system, using part numbers Y00409 from the 58-inch crossbars, as you can see here, and part number Y00699 for the Q99 Q clips and pads for the front, as you can see here, and part number Y00683 for the Q83 Q clips for the rear end pads, which we already have installed, and part number Y00124 for the Q tower, which is right here. Right now, Im going to go ahead and show how to install the Q tower. What you want to do is you want to take your pad, place it on the bottom, and make sure that fits nicely there. Take your Q clip, run it until it clips in just like that, and take this part Youll notice how theres a notch there. Youll want to run it up through the center toward this notch, like so. This is meant to keep it in place. You want to clip that in just like that.





Yakima SwingDaddy Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage we'll be test fitting the Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Bike Rack. That's part number Y02464. This is for two inch hitches only, and we can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. We're looking for our pinholes to be lined up. Take our provided pin, put that into place, and then we can come back here to our anti-rattle knob and begin tightening this. While we're tightening this it's going to help remove any ...



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 KIA Sportage, we will be test fitting the Yakima Front Loader Wheel Mount Bike Rack. That's part number Y02103. With our Yakima roof rack system already installed, we can go ahead and throw this on our crossbars. You'll want to place it like so, so it's in between both grabbers there. Once you get that lined up and parallel with the vehicle here, we can tighten that down. Just about there. All right, I think we've got it and then for the back, we'll slide this one into place until it's centered.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be test fitting the Yakima Forklift roof mounted bike rack. That's part number Y02098. With our Yakima roof rack system already installed, we can go ahead and put this on our crossbars. We'll place it like so, make sure our pads are lined up on front and back. If you can evenly space them on our load bars so it runs parallel with the vehicle. You'll want to take your bottom plate.



Softride Element Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 KIA Sportage, we will be test fitting the Softride Element Parallelogram Tilting Four Bike Rack. That's part number SR26248. This can be used for inch and a quarter or two inch hitches. We can start by inserting our shank into our receiver. We're looking for our pin holes to be lined up. Take our anti-rattle bolt and begin threading that in. Once we get that hand tightened, we'll tighten it the rest of the way down with our wrench.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be test fitting the Saris Freedom SuperClamp Platform Style 2-Bike Rack. That's part number SA4025. This can be used for 2 inch hitches as well as inch and a quarter. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank through our receiver. We're looking for our pin holes to be lined up. Looks about right.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on this 2015 Kia Sportage we will be testing the Saris Freedom Platform Style Two Bike Rack. That's part number SA4412B. This can be used for either two inch hitches or inch and a quarter. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. We're looking for our pinholes to be lined up. Once we have those lined up, we insert our anti-rattle bolt.



Saris Axis Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be test fitting the Saris Axis, tilting 2-bike rack. That's part number SA832B. Now, this can be used for 2-inch hitches as well as 1 1/4 inches. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank through our receiver. We're looking for our pinholes to be lined up. That's about right.



Rola TX 104 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be testering 00:00:06 the Rola TX104 tilting bike rack. Part number 59401. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our 2 inch receiver. This is for 2 inch hitches only. We'll go ahead and line our pin holes up. Once we have that, we'll take our included anti-rattle bolt.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage we will be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tilting 5 Bike Rack. That's part number HR9200. This is for two inch hitches only. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver until our pinholes line up. That looks about right. Take our included anti-rattle bolt and we begin hand tightening that.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage we will be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Tilting 4 bike rack, that's part number HR8500. This can be used for either 2-inch hitches or 1 1/4. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. We're looking for our pinholes to be lined up. There we are. We can go ahead and insert our anti-rattle bolt included. We'll begin hand tightening that.



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

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider platform style 2 bike rack. That's part number HR200. This can be used for either 2-inch hitches, or 1 1/4. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver until our pin holes line up; looks to be about right. Take our included anti-rattle bolt, beginning threading that through. We could finish tightening that down with our socket wrench and by doing so it's going to help reduce any excess wobble or rattle within the hitch in the bike rack as you can see.



Softride Dura Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 KIA Sportage, we will be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram Tilting Four Bike Rack. That's part number SR26247. This is for two inch hitches and we can start by loading our shank into our receiver. We're going to be looking for our pin holes to be lining up. That looks about right. Take our included bolt and we can finish tightening that down with a wrench. By tightening this down, it's going to help reduce any rattle or wobble within the hitch there.



Surco Products 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage we will be test fitting the Surco cargo carrier. That's part number 52018. Now its dimensions are 24 by 60 and it has a max capacity of 500 pounds. We'll go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. We're looking for our pinholes to line up. Once we have that lined up we'll take our PC3.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be test fitting the Saris Freedom SuperClamp Tilting Platform Style Four Bike Rack. That's part number SA4026. This is for two inch hitches. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver and we're looking for our pin holes to be lined up. That looks about right. Go ahead and take our anti-rattle bolt.



Yakima HighLite Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be test fitting the Yakima HighLite Aluminium Tilting 2 bike rack. That's part number Y02438. This is for 2" hitches or 1-1/4". We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. All right, we are going to be looking for our pinholes we lined up, there we are, take our provided pin, put that in place. We're going to come back here to our anti-rattle knob, as you can see there's a lot of play in our bike rack. What we want to do is begin tightening that and maybe kind of pick up on the bike rack, move it all around, every which way as we're tightening.



Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be test-fitting the Yakima full-tilt four-bike rack. Thats part number y02462. This is for our two-inch hitches or inch-and-a-quarter hitches. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. Sometimes we might take an extra hand. Here we are. You want that to click into place just like that.



Yakima FullSwing Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage we will be test fitting the Yakima Fullswing 4-bike rack, that's part number Y02465. This is for 2-inch hitches, so we can go ahead and start by loading that into our receiver. All right, and this is going to click into place where our pinhole is, listen for that, there we are. We'll come down here. This is our anti rattle knob, as you can see all the play in the bike rack as we tighten that it's going to help reduce that. While you're tightening it, you want to try to move it around as much as possible, that way it can help remove any wobble that it may have.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding and Tilting 4 Bike Rack. That's part number TH934XTR. We could use this for either 1-1/4" or 2" hitches, so we'll go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. We're looking for our pin hole to be lined up. That looks about right. Take our anti-rattle bolt.



SportRack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be test fitting the Sportrack Tilting 3-Bike Rack. That's part number SR2403. This can be used for either 1 1/4" or 2" hitches. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. Once our pinholes are lined up, we can go ahead and start by hand tightening that. Once we get that hand tightened, we can go ahead and use our wrench to tighten it down the rest of the way.



Saris Bike Porter Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Saris Bike Porter Tilting Four Bike Rack. That's part number SA404B. Now this is for 1 1/4 or 2 inch hitches. We can go and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. Look for our pin holes to be lined up and we'll take our anti rattle bolt and begin hand tightening that and we can take our wrench and tighten that the rest of the way down and by doing so it's going to remove any wobble or play down here at the base of the bike rack. Put our clip in and now we can take a couple of measurements.



Swagman XTC 2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 KIA Sportage, we will be test fitting the Swagman XTC2. That's a platform style two bike rack. It's part number is S64670. We'll start by inserting our shank to our receiver. Keep in mind, we can use this for either two inch or inch and a quarter inch hitches. We're looking for our pin holes to line up. Looks about right, take our anti-rattle bolt and begin tightening that on down, finish that the rest of the way with our wrench.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage we'll be test fitting the Swagman Titan Tilting 4 Bike Rack. That's part number S63410. This can be used for either inch and a quarter or two inch hitches. What we'll do is we'll go ahead and start by inserting the shank into our receiver, and we're looking for our pinholes to line up. We can begin hand tightening that down, take our anti-rattle bolt that is and tighten that the rest of the way down with our wrench. By tightening this down it's going to remove any excess wobble or play that the bike rack may have right here at the base.



Rola Dart Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we will be test fitting the Rola Dart folding cargo carrier. That's part number 59550. Its dimensions are 23 by 56. It's for 2-inch hitches only and its max capacity is 450 pounds. What we'll do is well go ahead and start by inserting our shank into our receiver. We're looking for our pinholes to be lined up.



Rola 22x59 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2015 Kia Sportage, we'll be test fitting the Rola Cargo Carrier. That's part number 59502. Now this is for 2 inch hitches only and its dimension are 22x59. It has a max capacity of 600 pounds. We can go ahead and start by inserting our shank to our receiver. All right we are looking for our pin holes to line up and after that we can go ahead and insert our pin and clip.











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