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Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 1013 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Yakima Fat Cat 6 locking rooftop ski and snowboard carrier. With a six ski or four board capacity, it's part number Y03088. With our Yakima Q-Towers roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier. We'll place it onto our front load bar. We'll bring the metal rubber-coated straps around the bottom of our load bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier. We will then secure the carrier to our bar by latching the black buckle. We will want to be sure that the gray tab will be able to sit on top of the buckle. We'll now open the carrier and lift up on the black lever located inside.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box. With 16 cubic foot of storage space in matte black, it's part number TH615. With our Thule podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we will begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. The box is designed to open from the passenger side, so we'll want to favor that side when we install it. We will now open the box, grab our feet, place them through the slots in the bottom of the box, making sure they go around our load bars. You'll want to do this for all four feet, then tighten them down.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3. We will be test fitting the thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box. With 21 cubic feet of storage space, and arrow skin black it's part number TH626. With our thule podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle. We'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We find it easiest to line our feet up at this time as well. We'll now open the passenger side of our box, and tighten our two feet around our load bars.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3 we'll be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth, a frame clamp roof mounted bike rack, part number TH599XTR. With our Tule podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly onto our load bars. At the front we'll loosen the two wing nuts, remove the T-bolts from the clamps, let our clamps fall down. Then we'll bring clamps around the underside of our bar, reinsert our T-bolts, and tighten them down with the wing nut. At the rear we'll remove both of the wing nuts and the metal plate. This will allow us to put a bolt down on either side of our load bar.



Yakima Control Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3. We'll be test fitting the Yakuma control tower roof rack system using the 48 inch round bars. Part number Y00408 Y00214 and two sets of Y00233. With our roof rack system assembled according to the manufactures instruction. We'll begin our test fit by removing the black plastic cover over our fix mounting points. We'll then place our landing pads over our fix mounting points, and secure them through the car using an Allen bolt. We'll do this on all four locations, and give them a shake to make sure they're secured.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3. We'll be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox pro 14. A rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic foot of storage space, and black. Part number Y07192, with our Yakima control tower roof rack already assembled on our vehicle. We'll begin our test fit by placing a rocket box directly onto our load bars. We'll then slide the box back allowing our clamps to go around both our front and rear bars. We'll then open the passenger side of the box, turn the red T handles and secure our clamps to our front and rear bar.



Yakima RocketBox Pro 11 Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3. We'l be test fitting the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11. A rooftop cargo box with 11 cubic foot storage and black. It's part number Y07193, with our Yakima control tower roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing a rocketBox directly onto our load bars. We would then slide it towards the rear of the car, making sure that our clamps go around both the front and rear bars. We'll then open the passenger side, and by using the red T handles they can secure these clamps to our bars. One of the great features of the RocketBox Pro 11 is it's ability to open from both the driver and passenger side.



Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013, Mazda3. We'll be test fitting the Yakuma Load Warrior. A roof rack cargo basket, part number Y07070. With our Yakuma control tower Roof rack already assembled on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo basket directly under the load bars. We don't want to lose in the cylinder knot, and allow the T bolt to come out of the slot. This will free our clamps to bring them around our bars. Once we have all of our clamps surround our bars, we would want to reinsert the bulb into the appropriate side, and tighten down the cylinder knot.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Frontloader, a wheel-mount bike rack, part number Y02103. With our Yakima Control Tower roof-rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly on top of our load bars. At the front, we'll want our clamp to be in front and behind of our bar. Then we can use the black T-handle to secure it to our bar. With that secure, we'll move to the rear. Here, we're going to loosen the black T-handle, allowing us to remove the T-bolt from the clamp. We'll now bring our clamp around the rear load bar, re-insert the T-bolt into the appropriate slot and tighten it down with the T-handle. With our rack secure, we're ready to load our bike.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Forklift roof mounted bike rack part number Y02098. With the Yakima controlled tower roof rack installed in our vehicle, we'll begin the test fit by placing our bike rack directly on our load bars. At the front, we'll remove our skewer, side back the black cover and loose the black t-handle attached to our t-bolt. This will allow us to open our front clamp. We'll then bring our front clamp around our bar, fit our t-bolt back in to the appropriate slot and tighten the black t-handle. With this secure, we'll then slide forward our black cover and reinsert our skewer. Now, we'll move to the rear.



Yakima Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3. We'll be test fitting the 44 inch fairing for Yakuma roof rack crossbars. Part number Y07048. With the Yakuma control towers roof rack system already installed on our vehicle. We'll begin our test fit by placing our fairing directly on the roof of our vehicle. We would then would then going to bring our black clips around our crossbar. Once we have all four clips around our crossbars, we'll then take the two carriage bolts along with the two wing knots and install one on the passenger side, and one on the driver side.



Whispbar Through Bar Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2014 Ford Expedition, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Titan, a tilting 4-bike rack for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number S63410. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up the pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it down with our wrench. In this position, you'll have about 21" worth of ground clearance. The closest point of the rack to the back to the back of our Expedition is about 5-1/2", and overall we've added about 20-1/2" to the length of the vehicle. Pulling the black lever at the base of the mast will allow us to tilt it away from our Expedition. As you can see, this does give us full access into our rear hatch.



Whispbar Roof Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 we'll be test-fitting the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with the Six Ski or Four Board Capacity in silver, it's Part Number is WB-300. With our whispbar roof rack system already installed on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing the front hands of our carrier under our front load bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated metal strap around the bottom of our bar and place the buckle into the foot of the carrier. We'll then open our carrier jaws and lift the black tab located inside. This is going to allow the gray lever to lift up. We can then close our buckle then tighten down the black lever to secure our buckle with our gray lever. We'll then go to the passenger's side and repeat the same tightening process. We're now ready to grab the rear half of our carrier.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 well be test fitting the thule sup taxi, a stand up paddle board carrier with 2 board capacity part number TH810. With our thule podium refract system already installed with the vehicle, well take the front half of our carrier and place it on our front load bar. Well bring our rubber coated metal straps around the load bar and place it back into the foot. We can then use the gray knobs to tighten that strap up. Well now move to the passenger side and repeat that same process. Now were ready to grab the rear half our carrier.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda3. We will be test fitting the thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box. With 22 cubic feet of storage space and metallic silver. It's part number TH636S. With our Thule Podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle. We'll begin by grabbing our box and placing it on to our load bars.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic large roof-mounted cargo box with 13 cubic feet of storage space in glossy black. It's part number is TH634B. With our Thule Podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We have found it easiest to line up our feet at this time as well. Once we have all four feet around our bars, we'll go ahead and open the passenger side of our box and tighten the two feet on this side. Please note that when tightening your feet, they will click when you have them tight enough. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic is its ability to open from both the driver and passenger side.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we will be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box. With 14 cubic foot of space and mat black, it's part number Th614. With our Thule podium roofrack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly on top of our load bars. Because the box opens from the passenger side only, we'll want to favor it to that side of the car, a little bit. Now we'll open our box, place our foot packs through the slots, making sure they go around our load bars, and tighten them down. With all four feet around our bars and tight, that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Pulse, part number Th614 on our 2013 Mazda 3.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we will be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine, a roof top cargo box with 11 cubic foot of storage in matte black, part number TH613. This box opens from the passenger side, so we'll want to favor that side of the car when we're installing it. With our Thule Podium roof rack already assembled on our Mazda 3, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We'll then open our box. We'll grab our foot packs, place them through the appropriate slots being sure they go around our load bars and tighten them down. We'll do this on all four corners to be sure we have our cargo carrier secured to our vehicle. With all four tight, that will complete today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine, part number TH613 on our 2013 Mazda 3.



Thule Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Podium roof rack system, part numbers THLB50, TH460, THKIT3069. We'll begin our test fit by removing the black covers over our fixed mounting points on our Mazda 3. We'll then thread in our threaded bolts, tighten them down with the supplied Allen key, and install our sleeves so they're resting on top of our vehicle and not the black trim piece. Now with our Thule Podium rack system assembled according to the manufacturer's instructions, we'll now slide our foot packs over our sleeves, then check and make sure we have even overhang on both sides. We'll grab our rear bar and repeat that same process. With our bars installed and even overhang on both sides, we'll now take the hex nuts and thread them down over our threaded bolts. We'll then tighten these down with a wrench to get a secure fit. Now, it's time to lock our bars into place.



Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Maxda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, well be test fitting the Thule Gateway Trunk Mounted Two-Bike Rack, part number TH9006XT. Well get started by adjusting our feet out to the correct setting which is six according to the Thule website. Well take our bike rack, place it on to the trunk of the vehicle. Next, we will attach the rack to the vehicle using the appropriate hooks and straps in the correct locations. Well secure our excess straps, then well bring our dual arms out, well do this by pulling up on the grey lever.Youll move the cradle arm in just beyond the teeth, then youll lift up to a parallel position, position back over the teeth, and then close your grey lever. You will repeat this for the other cradle arms as well.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force large rooftop cargo box. With 13 cubic foot of space, and arrowskin black, it's part number Th624. With our Thule podium roofrack system already installed on our Mazda, we will begin our test fit by placing our roofbox directly on top of our load bars. We have found it easiest to line up our feet, as we do this. Once we have our feet lined up, we'll go ahead and open the passenger side of the box. Here, we can reach in and tighten our two foot packs down.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we will be test fitting the Thule Flat Top, a ski and snow board carrier with a 6 ski or 4 board capacity, part number TH92725. With our Thule Podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by grabbing the front half of our carrier, placing it on to our front load bar, bringing our black rubber coated straps around our bar, and fitting it back into the foot of the carrier. Well then use the grey thumb screw to tighten this down. Before tightening all the way, you will want to center it up on your load bars. Well then move to the passenger side and we can repeat that same tightening process. With the front secure, well grab the rear half of our carrier, place it on to our rear load bar, take a look to make sure its centered, and repeat the same tightening process. Now were ready to grab our skis and snowboard.



Thule Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we will be test fitting the 38" Thule Fairing, part number TH871XT. With the Thule Podium roof rack system already assembled on our vehicle, we'll begin by taking our clips and placing them onto our front load bar. We can then grab our Fairing, place our Fairing directly onto the roof of our vehicle, and start lining up our clips with our clamps on our Fairing. Once we have them lined up, and we've made sure that our Fairing is centered, we'll go ahead and secure the clamps to our clips. Once we have these secure, we'll check again to make sure everything's centered, then we can squeeze our clips until they lock onto our bar. We'll then use the wing nuts located on our Fairing to finish the tightening process. With each wing nut secure, that will complete our test fit of the Thule Fairing, part number TH871XT, on our 2013 Mazda 3. .



Rhino-Rack Aero Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 well be test fitting the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack with 46 inch long Aero bars in silver, part number DA118 and DK289. With our rack assembled according to the manufacturers instructions well being our test fit by removing the black plastic covers over our fixed mounting points. Well then thread in our 4 extension bolts. Well now grab the front half of our rack, placing the extension bolts through the holes on the bottom of the pads. Well then line up the bolts in the foot pack of the rack with the extension bolts. Well thread them in by hand to start, and then we can finish securing them using the included tool. Now well move to the back half of our rack and repeat the same tightening process that we used on the front. With our bars secure now its time to put on our covers.



Thule Archway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Maxda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, well be test fitting the Thule Archway Truck Mounted 2 Bike Rack with Adjustable Arms, part number TH9009XT. Lets get started by adjusting the fit dial to the number 6 according to the Thule website. Well grab our bike rack, place it onto the trunk of the vehicle and attach it with the appropriate hooks. Well secure the excess straps. Next, well bring out the dual arms. Youll do this by undoing the gray lever, sliding the cradle arm away from the grooves and bringing it up to a parallel position. Youll slide it back over the grooves and then tighten down the lever.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Bike Carrier part number S64720. With the Thule Podium Roof Rack System already installed on our Mazda 3 we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly on to our load bars. At the front we'll bring the two U-bolts around the underside of our load bar through the base plate and secure these using the wingnuts. With the four in the front tight we'll move to the back, at the rear we'll drop our U-bolt through the top of our rack allowing it to go around our load bar. We'll then place the metal plate on the bottom and secure this with two wingnuts. With these wingnuts secure we're ready to load our bike. We'll begin by undoing our wheel straps and opening up our frame clamp.



SportRack Frame Mount Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Sportrack frame-mount roof bike rack, part number SR4611. With our Thule Podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our loads bars. On the head of our bike rack, we'll bring our two rubber-coated U-bolts around our load bar, through the carrier and we'll secure these using the black wing nuts. We'll want to tighten them down evenly to be sure that the head is secured to our bar. At our rear load bar, we will want the plastic piece of our clamp to be in between the metal of our rack and our load bar. We'll then drop two bolts through it, connecting those two bolts to the black rubber-coated metal plate that we'll install under our load bar. We will then use two black wing nuts to secure these into place. To prepare to load our bike, we'll want to make sure that our frame clamp jaws are open and that our wheel straps are undone.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod, a roof minded bike rack, part number RKY1014. With our Thule Podium Roof Rack System already assembled on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the rack directly onto the top of our load bars. Well then take off the black plastic cover on the front of the head, bring our black rubber coated metal straps around our front bar and fit them back into the head. Well then use our Allen key to tighten the Allen bolt, securing the straps to our front load bar. Once our straps are secure, well go ahead and replace the black plastic cover. At the rear, well undo one of the Allen bolts, freeing the clamp. Well bring it around our rear load bar, reinstall the Allen bolt and tighten them up evenly to secure it to our rack. Were now ready to load our bike. Well begin by undoing our rear wheel strap and loosening our front skewer.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Rocky Mounts pitchfork, a roof liner bike rack part number RKY0438. With our thule podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. At the front. We'll remove the the black cover, and also take out our skewer. This will give us access to the two allen bolt, we need to loosen up to separate our clamp. With our clamp separated, we want to bring it around our load bar, thread in the two arming bolts and tightening them down with a wrench. We can now replace our skewer and also our black cover.



Rhino-Rack Master-Fit Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Rhino Rack Master-Fit rooftop cargo box. With 14 cubic feet of storage space in silver, it's part number RMF400. With our Thule Podium roof rack system already installed on our 3, we'll grab our cargo box, place it directly onto our load bars and center it up. We'll then open the passenger side of our box, grab two of our feet, place them through the appropriate slots in the base of the box, and make sure they go around our load bars. We'll then tighten it up using the handle. One of the great features of the Rhino Rack Master-Fit is its ability to open from the driver or passenger side. We can now go over to the driver side and repeat the same tightening process using the two feet.



Prorack Roof Mounted Bike Carrier Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Prorack bike rack, part number PR8062003. With our Thule Podium roof rack system already installed on our vehicle, we will begin our test fit by placing the bike rack onto the vehicles load bars. Well then bring the brackets around the underside of the front and rear crossbars, and reinstall our wing nut. We have found on the square of our application, the highest setting on the hinge of the clamp is the best. Once everything is all tightened down, were ready to load up our bike. Well start by opening up our frame jaws and undoing our wheel straps. Well place our bike onto our rack, and secure it first with the frame hook, by tightening the gray knob. We can then secure each wheel strap, and our bike is secure. That will complete todays test fit of the Prorack bike rack, part number PR8062003, on our 2013 Mazda 3.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, well be test fitting the Kuat Trio, a Fork Mount, Roof Mounted bike rack, part number RU01. With our Thule Podium Roof Rack system already installed on our Mazda, well begin our test fit by placing the bike directly onto the roof rack. Well take the black rubber coated U-Bolts around the bottom of our load bar, up through the head of the frame. We can then thread on our cylinder nuts. Well do this on both sides. We can then take our provided Allen key and tighten these cylinder nuts down. Well now move to the rear, remove one of the wing nuts, slide our clamp around our rear bar, then reinstall our wing nut. With our rack secure, were now ready to load our bike.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Yakima Round bar roof rack system using the Yakima Q Towers and part numbers Y00409, Y00699, Y00634, and Y00124. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by opening both front doors. We'll place our front bar onto the front part of our roof. To ensure we have it in the correct location, we need to measure seven inches from the leading edge of the windshield to the closest point on our foot pack. We'll do this measurement for both sides of the vehicle to ensure that our feet our in line with each other. Once we have the bar in place, we can open up the foot pack and tighten down the thumb screw. We'll do this on both sides. Then we can close the lid which will secure our clamp around the roof line of our vehicle. We'll open our rear doors and grab our rear bar and place it onto the rear part of our roof.





Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda3, we'll be test fitting the Yakima FatCat 6 Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a 6-ski or 4-board capacity, part number Y03088. With a Yakima Round Bar Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing half of our carrier onto our front bar. We'll bring the rubber-coated strap around our bar and fit it back into the foot of the carrier and close the buckle. We'll then push the oversize button here on the end of the carrier to open up our jaw, and then we'll flip up the thumb tab, tighten it down, and push it back down to finish securing the strap. We'll move to the other side and repeat that process. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar. We want to make sure that both halves of our carrier line up nicely with each other.





Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3, well be test fitting the thule sup taxi standup paddle board carrier with a two board capacity part number th810. With a sport-rack, roof-rack system on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing have of our carrier onto the front bar. Well bring our rubber-coated strap around our front bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier, and using the little hand knobs to tighten it and secure it around our bar. We can then repeat this process for the other side. Well grab the second half of our carrier and place it onto the rear bar. We want to make sure that both halves are lined up nicely with each other. Once we have it in place, and the straps around the bar, we can repeat the same tighten process that we used at the front.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 22 cubic feet in metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the SportRack Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Sonic directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We'll also check here at our rear antenna to see if our box is making contact. It does make contact, so we'll want to be sure to remove our rear antenna. We'll open the passenger's side of the box and use the 2 hand knobs on the side to tighten our feet around our bars. When our feet are all the way secure, the hand knob will start making a clicking noise to ensure that it's tight.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic large rooftop cargo box measuring 13 cubic feet in glossy black, part number TH634B. With the sport rack roof rack on our vehicle we'll begin our test fit by placing our Sonic directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each bar. We went ahead and removed the rear antenna just in case our box makes contact. As you can see we have room to reinstall it, so we'll go ahead and do that now. We'll open the passenger's side of the box and tighten the two feet on this side by tightening the hand knobs. One of the great features is that you'll hear a clicking noise when your feet are fully secured around the bar. Another great feature is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining feet using the hand knobs until we hear that clicking noise. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Sonic large rooftop cargo box, part number TH643B on our 2009 Mazda 3. .



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 16 cubic feetin matte black, part number TH615. Please keep in mind that this box opens from 1 side only, so we'll be setting it towards the passenger's side for easier accessibility. We'll also be setting it forward on our load bars so we don't have to remove our rear antenna. With the SportRack Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly onto our load bars. With the box set, we'll go ahead and move the key to the unlocked position and push up on the lid to open our box. We'll grab our feet and place them through the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around the load bars. We can then use the hand knobs on each foot to tighten the feet around our bars.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 14 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH614. Keep in mind that this box opens from one side only, so we'll be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility. With a sport rack roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly onto our load bars. We'll move the key to the unlock position and push up on the lid to open our box. We'll grab our feet and place them through the appropriate slots, making sure that the claws of the feet go around each bar. We can then use the attached hand knob to tighten each one down. With all four feet tight, our box is secure and we're ready to go. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH614, on our 2009 Mazda 3.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3, well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 11 cubic feet in matte black part number TH613. Please keep in mind that this box opens from one side only so well be setting it towards the passenger side for easier accessibility.With the support rack, roof rack system on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our Thule Pulse Alpine directly on to our load bars. Well move the key to the unlock position and push up on the lid to open our box. Well place our feet through the appropriate slots making sure that the claws of each foot go around the bars.Well go ahead and leave our antenna off because off because this box would make contact with our antenna. Well use the attached hand knobs on each foot to secure the feet around our bars. With all four feet tight, our box is secured and were ready to go.That completes todays test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH613 on our 2009 Mazda 3.





Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 13 cubic feet in AeroSkin Black, part number TH624. With a sport rack roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Force directly onto our load bars. We went ahead and removed the rear antenna, that way we didn't bump it while installing our box. We'll go ahead and replace it as we'll have room without it making contact with the box. We'll open the passenger's side of the box and tighten the two feet on this side, using the hand knobs. A great feature of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining feet, using the hand knobs.





Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth roof mounted bike rack, part number TH599XTR. With the SportRack roof rack system on our vehicle we will begin our test fit by placing the Big Mouth directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll bring the bracket around the front bar, fit the T-bolt through and secure ti by tightening down the wing nut. We can then repeat this process for the other side of the front platform. Here at the rear we want to make sure that our bolts go around our rear bar, then we can fit our black metal bracket through the bolts and tighten with two wing nuts. We'll go ahead and open our frame jaws and undo each wheel strap.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda3, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64710. With the SportRack Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Fork Down directly onto our load bars. Here at the front platform, we'll take our U bolts, bring them around the underside of our load bar and back up through our front platform. We'll secure it by tightening down 2 wing nuts. We can then repeat this process for the other side of the front platform. At the rear, we'll take our U bolt and drop it through the top of our bike rack, making sure that the bolts go around our rear load bar. We'll then fit the metal bracket through the bolts and secure it by tightening down 2 wing nuts.



SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack Installation - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda3, we'll be test fitting the SportRack Semi Custom Roof Rack, part number SR1010. With our roof rack assembled and preset according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by opening both front doors. We'll grab our front bar and set it on the front part of our roof. To ensure that we have the bar in the correct location, we need to measure 13-3/4 inches from the center of the door jam to the center of our foot pack. We'll do this measurement on both sides to ensure that our feet are in line with each other. Once we have it set, we can take the included Allen key and tighten the Allen bolt, which will secure the clamp around our roof line of our vehicle. We'll move to the other side and repeat the same process. We'll open our rear doors and grab our rear bar and place it onto the rear part of our roof.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Rocky Mounts tierod stretch roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY1011. With the sport rack roof rack system installed on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our stretch directly on to our load bars. Here at the front, we'll bring our straps around the front bar, and remove our black plastic cover. Once we have the strap secured back in to the head of the bike rack, we can use an allen key to tighten the allen bolt which will tighten ourstraps around our front bar. With those tight, we can replaceour black plastic cover. Here at the rear, we'll bring our clamp around our rear bar, drop our bolt through, and secure it by tightening down both bolts with an allen key. We'll go ahead and undo the rear wheel strap, and make sure our skewer at the front is loose. We'll grab our bike and place it on to our bike rack, and drop our front forks down on to our skewer. We'll secure the bike first by tightening our skewer, and then move to the rear and tighten with the wheel strap.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Rocky Mount's Tie Rod Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1014. With this 4 rack roof racksystem on our vehicle, we'll being our test fit by placing our Rocky Mounts Tie Rod directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll need to remove the black plastic covers so we can bring our straps around our front bar.Once we have the straps fit back into the head of the carrier, we can use an Allen key to tighten the Allenbolt, which will tighten our straps around our front bar. With those tight, we can go ahead and replace our black plastic cover. Here at the rear, we'll bring our bracket around our rear bar,drop the bolts through, and secure it using an Allenkey to tighten our Allenbolts. With the front and rear secure, we can go ahead and undo our rear wheel strap and make sure our skewer at the front is loose.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda3 well be test fitting the Rockymounts Pitchfork Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number rky0438. With a Sportrack roof rack system on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Pitchfork directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll remove the black plastic cover and our skewer so we can gain access to our Allen bolts. Once we have those loose, we'll bring our clamp aroundour front bar and reinstall theAllenbolts to secure it around the bar.We can tighten those Allen bolts down with an Allen key. Thenwe can replace our skewer and replacetheblack plastic cover. Here at the rear we'llbring our rearclamp around our rear bar, drop the bolt through,and secure it bytighteningthe wing nut.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Alpha aluminum folding locking 3-bike rack for 1-1/4" hitches, part number A103-WHITE-114. Please keep in mind that you can only carry two bikes when using a class 1 hitch. 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 lock. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 11-1/2". The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 5".



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda3 well be test fitting the Prorack 2-bike carrier, for 1 and 2 inch hitches, part number pr8062403. 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 clip on the other side. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 9 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our vehicle is about 4 inches. Weve added about 22 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2009 Mazda 3

Today on our 2009 Mazda3 well be test fitting the Kuat Beta folding 2-bike aluminum rack for 1 hitches, part number b202-114. Well begin our test fit by sliding 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 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 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the carrier to the rear of our Mazda3 is about 4 inches.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1011. With the Thule roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our carrier directly onto our load bars. We'll remove the black plastic cover at the front and bring our rubber-coated straps around our load bar, fitting them back into the head of the carrier. We'll then use an Allen key to tighten the Allen bolt to tighten our straps around our load bar. Once we have that tight, we can then replace the black plastic cover. We'll move to the rear and bring our rear clamp around our rear bar, feed the bolt back through the clamp, and tighten down with an Allen tool.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi standup paddleboard carrier with a 2-board capacity, part number TH810. With the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin by placing half of the SUP Taxi directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around our load bar, fitting them back into the foot of the carrier. We'll use the attached hand knob to tighten them in place. We'll do this for both straps. We'll grab the second half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL rooftop cargo box, measuring 22 cubic feet, in color metallic silver, part number TH636S. With the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll place our box directly onto our load bars. Since the feet are already hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around our load bars while placing our box onto our roof rack. We'll open the passenger side of the box and tighten down the hand knobs to secure our feet around our bars. Once we have the two feet on this side secured, we can take advantage of one of the great features of this box, which is its ability to open from both sides of the vehicle. We'll open the driver side, and tighten down the two remaining clamps.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Sonic large rooftop cargo box, measuring 13 cubic feet, in color glossy black, part number TH634B. With the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Sonic directly onto our load bars. With the feet hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as needed to fit around our load bars while placing our box onto our roof rack. Once we have it situated the way we prefer, we can then open one side of the box and use the hand knobs to tighten our feet around our load bars. Once we have the two feet on this side tight, we can close the box and take advantage of one of the great features, which is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll go over to the driver side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining feet.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, measuring 11 cubic feet, in matte black, part number TH613. With the Thule AeroBlade load bar system installed onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly onto our load bars. This box opens from one side only, so for our test fit today we'll be placing it closer to the passenger side of our vehicle for ease of access when loading and unloading our gear. Once we have it situated the way we like, we can then open the box and place our feet through the appropriate slots, making sure that the hooks go around each load bar. Once we have those in place, we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten them down. With everything tight, our box is secured to our roof rack, and we're ready to go.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box, measuring 16 cubic feet, in color matte black, part number TH615. With the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the box directly onto our load bars. Since this box opens from one side only, we'll scoot it towards the passenger side for an ease of access when loading and unloading our gear. We'll open the box, place our feet through the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around our load bars. With each foot in place, we can use the attached hand knobs to tighten our feet around our bars, and secure our box to our roof rack. With everything tight, our box is secured, and we're ready to go.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box, measuring 14 cubic feet, in color matte black, part number TH614. With the Thule AeroBlade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Pulse directly onto our load bars. Since this box opens from one side only, we're scooting the box towards the passenger side for ease of access when loading and unloading our gear. We can then open the box and place our feet through the appropriate slot, making sure that each foot goes around our load bars. Once we have them in place, we can make our way around and tighten the attached hand knobs to tighten our feet around our load bars. With everything tight, our box is secured to our vehicle, and we're ready to go.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda3 well be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Load Bar System using part numbers tharb47 for the 47 inch load bars, part number th460r for the Thule Podium Foot Pack for aerobars, and part number thkit3069 for the Thule Fit Kit for podium-style foot packs. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, well begin our test fit by removing the black plastic covers covering the mounting points on our Mazda 3. Once we have those removed we can take our mounting screws and fit them onto our vehicle. Well tighten them down with an Allen tool and then place the sleeve over the screw. Well grab our front bar and place it on top of our vehicle. As we set it well want to make sure that the mounting bolt fits through the appropriate hole.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda3 well be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 21 cubic feet in aeroskin black, part number th626. With a Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our box directly onto our load bars. With the feet already hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as necessary to fit around each load bar while placing our box onto our roof rack. Well open the passenger side and tighten down the two hand knobs on this side of the box to secure our feet around our bars. One of the great features of this box is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. Well move to the drivers side, open the box, and tighten down the two remaining clamps.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda3 well be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 13 cubic feet in aeroskin black, part number th624. With a Thule Aeroblade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the Force directly onto our load bars. Since the feet are already hanging out of the bottom of the box, we can adjust them as needed to fit around our load bars while placing the box onto our roof rack. We can then open the passenger side of the box and tighten down the two clamps on this side by tightening down the hand knobs on the inside of the box. Once we have the two on this side tight, well close the box and take advantage of one of the great features of the Thule Force which is its ability to open from either side of your vehicle. Well open the drivers side and tighten down the two remaining clamps.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda3 well be test fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number th92725. With a Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing half of our carrier onto the front part of our roof rack. Once we have it situated where we like, we can bring the rubber-coated steel strap around our load bar and back into the foot of our carrier. Once we have both straps in place we can use the attached hand knob to tighten them down. With half or our carrier secured well grab the other half and place it on our rear bar. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the bar, fit them back into the carrier, and use the hand knobs to tighten them down.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda3 well be test fitting the Thule Circuit Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number th526. With a Thule Aeroblade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the carrier directly on to our load bars. Well raise up the cam action lever at the front and bring the clamp around our load bar fitting our bolt through the slot and hand tightening the t-bolt. Once we get the t-bolt snug we can then close the cam action lever and that finishes securing the front part of our carrier. Well move to the rear and bring our bracket around our rear bar. Well fit the bolt through the appropriate slot and tighten the wing nuts.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda3 well be test fitting the fork style roof mounted bike carrier from Swagman, part number s64710. With a Thule Aeroblade roof rack system assembled onto our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Well want to adjust it to go ahead and make sure that the holes that our bolts will go through arent going to interfere with the load bars. Here at the front, well take our u-bolts around the underside of our load bar feed them up through the platform and tighten it in place with the wing nuts. Well do this for both sides of the platform at the front of our carrier. Once we have that tight and secured, well move to the rear.



Thule AeroBlade Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 well be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System using the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars at 47 inches part number THARB47, the Thule Podium Foot Pack for Aero Bars part number TH460R and the Thule Fit Kit for podium style foot packs part number THKIT3069. To begin our test fit well remove the protective covers over the fixed mounting points on our vehicle. Now well go ahead and install the roof studs threading them into place and tightening them down with the included 3-mm Allen key. We already have our bars assembled according to the instruction, so were ready to place them on top of our roof. Well go ahead and take our front load bar and place it on the front part of our roof. We want to make sure that our roof studs go through our foot pack.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Thule Moab Roof Top Cargo Carrier, The Mother of All Baskets, part number th690xt. To begin our test fit we'll place our carrier directly on top of our load bars. Once we have it centered with our vehicle we can then bring our clamps around each load bar, feed the bolt through the clamp and tighten with a wing nut.We'll repeat the same process for the other three clamps to finish securing our carrier to our roof rack. Once we have everything tightened down and secured we can install our covers for each clamping station. Now that our carrier is installed we're ready to start loading up some accessories. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Moab Roof Top Cargo Carrier, part number th690xt on our 2013 Mazda 3..



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, well be test fitting the Thule Domestique Fork Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH513. To begin our test fit, we want to have them remove the skewer for easier installation. Well place our carrier onto of our load bars, bring in our front clamp around our front load bar. Once we have the clamp into position, we can untighten the three Allen bolts that hold the front clamp into place. Well move to the rear where well bring the rear clamp underneath the rear load bar. With that clamp in position, well feed our bolt through and tighten them down using an Allen key.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3 we'll be test fitting the Thule Circuit Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number th526. We already removed our skewer for easier installation. We'll begin our test fit by placing our carrier on top of our load bars. We want to make sure that the rear clamp and the front clamp go around each load bar.At the front of the carrier we'll lift up the nose lever making sure our bolt is through our clamp on the underside we'll go ahead and tighten down our wing nut. Once we have our wing nut hand tightened we can then close the lever to finish securing the front part of our carrier to our front load bar.We'll move the rear where we'll swing the clamp around the rear load bar. Make sure that our bolt and wing nut is in place and then tighten it down.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 3

Today on our 2013 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod stretch roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1011. We'll begin by placing our carrier on top of our load bars. I already removed the cover from the front part of our carrier for easier access when tightening our straps. We'll want to make sure that our rubber straps go around our front load bar, and that our rear clamp goes underneath our rear load bar. We'll secure the front part of our carrier first. We'll feed the straps around our load bar, fitting them into position, and then using an Allen key to tighten down the Allen bolt, which will secure our straps.



Thule Raceway Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3 were going to be test fitting the Thule Raceway 2 Trunk Mount Bike Carrier, part number th9001. To fit the Raceway to our vehicle we need to make sure that the fit dial is set according to what we find in the instructions. Once weve done that, we can set the trunk mount rack on top of our vehicle. The upper arm of our carrier will rest on the trunk and the lower arm of our carrier should be positioned on the upper tier of our rear bumper. Well place the hooks on the top at the trunk gap right by the rear windshield. Then well take the other two hooks and hook them to the bottom of the trunk lid.





Rain-X Fusion Wiper Blades Installation - 2011 Mazda 3

Today, on this 2011 Mazda 3 well be test fitting the Rain-X Fusion wiper blades, driver side part number rx880008 and passenger side part number rx880004. To begin our test fit, we will first need to remove the factory or previously installed wiper blades. This vehicle features a J-hook, so youll push on the black button located at the center of the wiper blade and pull the wiper blade down. We will now go ahead and install the new Rain-X Fusion wiper blades and insert the center of the wiper blade into the J-hook of the wiper arm. Once you hear a click, the wiper blade has been successfully installed. Repeat these steps for the opposite side.





Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2011 Mazda 3

Today, on this 2011 Mazda 3 well be test fitting the Rain-X Latitude wiper blades, driver side part number rx5079280 and passenger side part number rx5079276. To begin our test fit, we will first need to remove the factory or previously installed wiper blades. This vehicle features a J-hook, so youll push on the black button located at the center of the wiper blade and pull the wiper blade down. Youll then take the new Rain-X wiper blades and insert the center of the wiper blade into the J-hook. Once you hear a click, the wiper blade has been successfully installed. Repeat these steps for the opposite side.



Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2011 Mazda 3

Today, on this 2011 Mazda 3, we'll be test fitting the Rain-X Weatherbeater WiperBlades, drivers side, part number RX30224, and passenger side, part numberRX30219.To begin our test fit, we will first need to remove the factory or previously installedwiper blades. We'll have to push up on the black button and pull down on the wiperblade. Repeat these steps for the opposite side. We'll then take the new Rain-XWeatherbeater wiper blade, and insert the center of the wiper blade into the J-hook.Once you hear a click, you know the wiper blades have been successfully installed.Repeat the same steps for the opposite side.And that completes todays test fit for the Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades, partnumbers RX30224 and RX30219, on our 2011 Mazda 3.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Mazda 3 - Curt

Today on our 2012 Mazda 3 well be installing Curt hitch, part number 11393. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch, such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is four and a half inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 10 inches. Now lets go ahead with installation.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 3

Today on our 2012 Mazda 3 well be test fitting the Thule T2 platform style bike carrier, part number TH917XTR. To mount the carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our hitch pin hole, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with the wrench. Then well lock it on the other side. First well go over a couple of clearance measurements. Weve got about 3 of an inch clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 3

Today on our 2012 Mazda 3 were going to be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 gauge-mounted bike carrier, part number TH9029. To mount our carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinholes and then thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it down with a wrench. Next, we want to check for rear vehicle access. So well grab the switch at the base of the bike rack and tilt it down. We want to make sure that we can open the trunk and access the cargo area even with the bike rack installed.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 3

Today were working with the 2012 Mazda 3 and were going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post hitch mounted bike carrier, part number TH934XTR. To mount the carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch on our Mazda 3. Well make sure that we line up the hitch pinhole then well thread on our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. Next we want to check for cargo area access. Well remove the pin at the base of the bike rack and tilt it down. We want to make sure that we can open the trunk of our Mazda and access the cargo area even with the bike rack installed.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 3

Today on our 2012 Mazda 3, were going to be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack platform style bike carrier, part number TH990XT. To mount the carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over a couple of clearance measurements. Weve got a bout 1-1/2 inch of clearance between the closest part of the bike carrier and the closest part of the vehicle. Weve got about 8 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 3

Today were working with the 2012 Mazda 3 and were going to be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 hitch mounted bike carrier, part number S64670. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of our hitch. Well line up the hitch pin holes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down with a wrench. Next well go over some clearance measurements. Weve got about 8 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground. Weve got about 3 1/2 inches of clearance between the closest part of the carrier and the closest part of the vehicle.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 3

Today on our 2012 Mazda 3 well be test fitting the Sportrack 2 hitch mounted bike carrier, part number A30901. To mount the carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pin hole, insert our anti-rattle bolt and then tighten it down using a wrench. Next well go over some clearance measurements. Weve got about 8 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground. Weve got about 6 inches of clearance from the closest point of the carrier to the closest point of the vehicle.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 3

Today were working with a 2012 Mazda 3 and were going to be test fitting the Pro Series Q-slot platform style bike carrier, part number PS63134. To mount our carrier to the vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pin hole, feed in our pin, and secure it with a clip. Once weve done that well go over some clearance measurements. Weve got about 7 inches of clearance from the closest part of the bike rack tot eh closest part of the vehicle. Weve got about 8 inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the bike rack to the ground and overall weve added about 23 inches of length to the rear of our vehicle.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 3

Today on our 2012 Mazda 3 well be test fitting the Kuat Alpha aluminum hitch bike carrier, part number A103-WHITE-114. To mount our carrier to our vehicle well insert the shank of the carrier into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the hitch pinhole then well take the hand knob at the base of the bike rack to tighten the anti-rattle device. Then well slip our security pin through and then lock it. next well go over a couple of clearance measurements. Weve got about 5 inches of clearance from the closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle.



Whispbar Through Bar Roof Rack Installation - 2011 Mazda 3

Today on our 2011 Mazda 3, were going to be test fitting the Yakima Whispbar System using the three bars, part number WB-S16 and the Fit Kit for this vehicle, WB-K451. The first thing we need to do is remove the fix-point covers. There are two on each side of the vehicle. Next we need to install our grub screws. On this Mazda, well be using the 60mm grub screws. These are the shorter ones included with the fit kit.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Mazda 3

Today we are working on a 2011 Mazda 3. We will be installing Curt hitch part number 11383. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you with ing accessories for your new hitch, such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most point of the bumper is approximately 3-3/4 inches. And from the top of the receiver tube to the ground is approximately 10 inches. Now let us go ahead with the installation. 0:25



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda 3

Today on this 2010 Mazda 3 we are going to install part number 11383 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like on the vehicle to pick out accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground is going to be 10-1/ 4 inches and from the center of the hitch pin out to the edge of the bumper is going to be 3-1/ 4 inches. Next we will show you how it gets installed on the vehicle. The first thing we need to do is remove these two bolts that hold the bumper fascia in place. We will need to flip the hitch behind the tow straps and put everything back together once it gets installed. 00:37



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Mazda 3

Today on this 2007 Mazda 3 we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 24816. Okay, we are underneath the vehicle. We are going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. We have got multiple holes here in this bottom beam. The one just outboard of this fascia plan is one that we are going to be using. We are actually going to be enlarging this hole and this hole here. All four attaching points are going to need to be enlarged a 1/ 2 inch. And also on the inboard sides of the bumper brackets you can see we have also got two existing small holes here and depending on which model you have, 4-door or 5-door, you will need to enlarge one or the other.





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