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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. .



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.





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