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Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today in our 2015 Mazda 5 we're going to be taking a look at the inner tire hold part number INA389. As you can see we had the bike loaded so you'll get an idea of what it will look with your bike. I'm going to step up here so we can talk about our rack and how it's attached. The nice thing about this bike rack is that there's no frame contact it's being held in place just by the tires themselves so if you have a more expensive bike or you don't want any of the paint to get damaged this is a great bike rack for you. To get our bike rack on and off you want to have this unlocked first of all. Open it up.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on 2015 Mazda 5 we're going to be taking a look at the Inno Multi Fork Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number INA392. As you can see we already have a bike loaded up on our Inno Multi Fork, so you can an idea what it would look like with your bike. To start off we'll go over how it attaches to our rack. At the back you'll have this strap, it secures into the bracket right here, and release with the button. It also has a button on the other side, so if you've got a bike with taller wheels you can adjust it so that it sits a little higher. I don't if it's by design, or it just is a happy accident, but there's a hole on this side of the strap, and then a little notch on the other, so you can pull it down like that, which I think is kind of cool, it's kind of nice. It gives you a nice grip around the strap so you can get it on there pretty tight.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on 2015 Mazda 5 we're going to be taking a look at the Inno Fork Lock 3, Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number INA391. As you can see we already have a bike loaded up onto to our carrier, so we can an idea of what it would like with your bike up. I'm going to open up the door here so I can step up and show you some of the features of our bike rack, how it all attaches. At the back we've got a strap and it is secured by this little lever here. There's also a lever on the other side, so if you have a taller wheel, like a fat tire, or any of your mountain bikes, it can still accommodate that larger wheel size. It only comes out on this side though, there's a little stop on the other side of the strap so won't come out that other way. On the front we'll have a lock, and this will attach into our cover so that it keeps all our housing up here at the front secure. Our bike is secured by this skewer.



Inno Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda 5, we're going to be taking a look at the Inno Slim Fork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, Part Number INA387. As you can see we already have a bike loaded onto our carrier, so you can get an idea of what your bike would look like up there. This is a pretty unique style carrier, so we'll go over some of the features and how it goes together. To start off we'll look at our back tire here. This is secured by this clamp. You just have to turn the wheel and it'll push this little level guide up against your wheel to maintain pressure and keep your wheel in place.



SportRack Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda Five, we're going to be taking a look at the SportRack Downshift Roof Mounted Bike Rack. Part number SR4623. As you can see we have a bike loaded up on our rack just so you can get an idea of what it would look like with your bike up there. To start off I'm going to just open up the door so I can still get up and show you what's going on. At the back we're going to have just a simple strap with a buckle that will keep our back wheel in place. Just like any strap, it's just going to come up, go back through itself. This also sits with a little cradle that'll butt up against the back of your bike to keep it from moving front to back.



Rola Canyon Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda 5, we're going to be taking a look at the Rollo Canyon rooftop mounted bike rack, part number 59404. As you can see, we already have a bike loaded up onto our roof. Just so you can get an idea of what it would like with yours. We've got a strap on the back that will attach to our wheel and this is just a hook and loop strap. We'll just show you how this attaches. So this will go through a hook that's on the far side here and you'll just loop it through that, pretty simple.



Pro Series Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda Five, we're going to be taking a look at the Pro Series Big Sky roof mounted cargo basket. Part number PS63156. This steel basket is forty three inches long by 35 inches wide. And has a 125 pound roof capacity. One thing to keep in mind with that weight limit though, is that you want to make sure that your vehicle is rated to hold that much weight . and your roof rack. So, between those two things just go with whatever measurement is lower. So we've got three of our four feet already put in place.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda 5, we're going to be taking a look at the rooftop-mounted Kuat Trio. This is part number TR02. As you can see, we have a bike already loaded up onto our rack. This is a really nice looking, sleek bike rack. It's one of the best things about it and it's also very sturdy. We'll show you how it attaches.



Kuat Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today in our 2015 Mazda 5, we're going to be taking a look at the Kuat Vagabond X Roof Basket part number VX01. As you can see, we already have three of our four feet in place. So I am going to go around to the other side and show you how that last one goes on. I'll have a couple different pieces here. Already I have the pad that's going to go on top of our bar up there since, to get everything in place, you kind of have to have this one there as well. This just sits on top of your bar and acts as the grip on top.



Inno Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today in our 2015 Mazda 5, we're going to be taking a look at the Inno Shadow Series cargo box, part number INBRA1250BK. As you can see we have it mounted up on our roof rack system but we still have one more foot to place in there. This is a memory mount which is exclusive to Inno design and the nice thing about this is you can set it with this little gray turn wheel to the width of your crossbar so whenever you tension that cam lever over, it stays at that same spot so you don't have to keep tightening down every time you use your cargo box. You just open and close. Now that we've seen that, let's go ahead and open our box up. This is a locking box so it will have a key, just turn it to the unlock position, press in the button and it will open up. So we have all out other feet in place this is just the last one we have to put in there.



Inno Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda 5, we're going to be taking a look at the Inno Shadow Box part #INBRA1170CA. This is a box with 11 cubic feet of space. It has the memory mount, which are these little feet right here. The nice thing about these is that they have a little gray tensioner here so you can set this to where it'll remember how wide your bars are. Once you set that gray tensioner and then cam 00:00:38 the lever over, it will stay there. As you take it on and off, you don't have to tighten it down every time. Now that we've seen that, we will go ahead and open up our box with our key.



Rola Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda 5 we're going to be doing a test fit of the ROLA Rooftop Mounted Cargo Basket. This cargo basket is going to be part number 59504 measuring 52 inches long, 40 and 1-half inches wide with a depth of 6 inches and sturdy steel construction offering a 130 pound weight capacity. As you can see we already got the two front feet in place as well as the rear passenger side. We're going to show you how to place on that last one on the drivers side. That way you can see how it's done since they all go on the same way. First thing you're going to need to do, once you get your rack on top of your vehicle, is place your spacer between your basket and your cross bar system. This will fit most all of your roof rack systems whether you have elliptical bars, arrow bars, factory roof rack systems, even square round and other types of bars.



Rhino Rack Road Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda 5 we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack Road Warrior rooftop-mounted bike rack for forward-mounting your bikes to the top of your vehicle. As you can see we've already gotten our bike up here so you can see how it's going to look and how it's going to fit. This is going to be part number RBC036. Let's go ahead and show you how the bike comes off since you've seen how it looks when it's up on the vehicle. First we'll start off by removing the rear-wheel safety strap. Now it's always good to make sure that you have close to an even amount of distance between your spokes so when you pass through your strap you don't damage your wheels. Press in the button and push it out until you can grab a good fingerhold on it and you can pull it out the rest of the way.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda 5, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail Rooftop Mounted Bike Rack. This is going for you to fork mount a single bike and it's going to be part number RBC035. As you can see, we've already got our bike up here. You can see how it's going to look and how it's going to fit once you have everything assembled and in place. Let's go ahead and talk about how the bike gets secured. On the back side here, you're going to have a rear wheel safety strap. It's always good to make sure that you have an even amount of space between your spokes so when you remove the strap or place the strap through that you don't damage your wheels.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda5, we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Aero Blade Podium Roof Rack System, using part numbers THARB47 for the 47 inch aero blades, part number TH460R for the Thule Podium foot pack, part number THKIT3080 for the Thule Fit Kit here. As you can see, I've already got the front installed on the Mazda5 here. Let's go ahead and do the rear together. We'll come over here to our little white table, and I'm going to put the foot pad and the fit kit together on our aero blade. First thing we'll do is, let's go ahead and remove the end cap here on our aero blade. We'll just turn that over to get set up when we get that put together. Let's go ahead and grab our plate and our pad.



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda 5, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon Rooftop mounted cargo basket. This cargo basket's going to be part number TH859, measuring 49 inches in length, 40 inches wide and it's going to have a depth of 6 inches. With it's study steel construction, it's also going to offer a 150 pound weight capacity. As you can see, we've already two of our feet in place up front, on our front crossbar as well as one in the rear on the driver's side. This will fit most all of your roof rack systems, whether it's going to be your factory roof rack system, your elliptical, your aero, round, or square, or any other kind of crossbar that you may have, it will most likely fit with it's different adapters and pieces to the kit. One thing you will need to do before you get it up and this is going to be a little helpful hint or tip is going to be to adjust your feet, these metal feet using the two allen bolts there. You're going to adjust those tot he center of your crossbar spread. Say if you have a 32 inch crossbar spread, you're going to adjust the circles here, measure them 32 inches apart and then tighten them down.



Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda 5, we're going to review and install the Rain-X Weather Beater Windshield Wiper Blade part number RX30216 16 inch for the passenger side and part number RX30126 a 26 inch wiper blade for the driver side. Here's what our wiper blades are going to look like once they're installed. This is our frame-styled wiper blade design. It has multiple pressure point arms for uniform pressure, going all the way across the wiper blade. This design meets or exceeds the manufacture's standards. Built into the wiper blade itself are friction reducers for a quite, effortless wipe.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2015 Mazda 5

Today on our 2015 Mazda5 we're going to review and install the Rain-X Latitude Windshield Wiper Blades, part numbers RX5079274 and part number RX5079281. This will be the driver and passenger side. Now here's what our wiper blades are going to look like once they're installed. This is the beam-style design which means it's going to be a one-piece style rubber that applies uniform pressure all the way across the wiper blade. With the beam style no moving parts, it's perfect for all weather condition such as rain, snow, sleet or ice. The metal blade is encased in rubber so there's no metal parts to rust or corrode.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Mazda 5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2005 Mazda 5, we're going to show you the Hidden Hitch Class One, inch and 1/4 Receiver Hitch, part number 60841. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed in our Mazda 5. If you notice, we're looking from the bottom so we can actually see it. From looking from the outside at a normal distance, you won't see much at all. What you do see will be this inch and 1/4 receiver opening, right here. Going farther back, we have 1/2 inch diameter hitch pin hole for the hitch pin or your favorite locking pin.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Mazda 5 - Draw-Tite

Today on this 2009 Mazda 5, we're going to show you a Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I 1-1/4" Receiver Hitch, part number 24773. This is what the hitch looks like once it's installed on our Mazda 5. If you notice we're looking from the bottom so you can actually see it. Looking from the outside at a normal distance you won't see much at all. What you do see will be this 1-1/4" receiver opening right here. Going farther back, we have a 1/4" diameter hitch pin hole for a hitch pin or your favorite locking pin. We have generous loops for your safety chains for your trailer.





Mazda 5 Questions

  • First, all of the hitches for the 2010 Mazda 5 will require enlarging access holes for installation. We have the estimated time and difficulty higher for the Curt trailer hitch because it does require 1 additional connection point on the vehicle. However, the time difference is only about 10 minutes. Many different vehicles use the factory tow hook as a connection point for installing a trailer hitch. It is a sturdy place to use if available. I would not say that any one of...
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  • You are correct you will not need to permanently modify your 2010 Mazda 5 to install the Rola Extended Series Roof Rack with APE Mounting System, part # 59834. I have attached a link to the instructions for you to check out. You will need to remove the anchor point covers and then replace them with the included rubber pads. Place one of the end-supports on the rubber pads, and then insert the 40 millimeter bolt through the end support and rubber gasket. I attached a drawing...
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  • Yakima lists the Raptor Aero Roof Mount Bike Rack, # Y02093, as fitting round (Yakima) crossbars, and square bars, as well as factory or other bars that are less than 4 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches tall. Thule does use square bars in their basic roof rack systems. But they also have used Rapid Aero bars and the new AeroBlade bars which are more elliptical. Since you mention having the square bars, the Raptor should fit without any additional parts.
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  • The plastic covers on your 2012 Mazda 5 will just pop out and you can remove them with your hands. In the event one should be difficult, you can use a narrow tool such as a flat screwdriver to pop it off but you will want to be very careful not to scratch or dent the vehicle if you must use a tool. The covers will not be put back on as long as the roof rack is installed on the vehicle. Make sure that you save the covers should you want to remove the rack. The Thule rack...
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  • Yes, you will need a Replacement Cover Strip for Thule Aerobar # 852-4498-001. This is a replacement lower cover for your Thule Aero Blade bar.
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  • To lift your single axle trailer leaf springs from the bottom of your axle to the top of your axle to provide lift for the suspension you will need 2 new spring seats, 4 u-bolts, 8 nuts and 2 U-Bolt plates, see links. This is assuming that your trailer suspension is in good condition otherwise. If your springs are worn 2 new springs will be needed also, see link. The diameter of your trailer axle will determine the size of the parts that you will need to order. If your axle...
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  • Hidden Hitch is a brand name and the receiver will end up in the same position and will typically install much the same as the other brands of hitches that fit on your 2012 Mazda 5. there are not advantages or dis-advantages for your vehicle when using the Hidden Hitch brand. No additional parts will be needed for carrying a bike rack with any of the hitches available for your car, except the bike rack itself. For carrying a bike rack on your 2012 Mazda 5, I would recommend...
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  • The hitches offered for your 2012 Mazda 5 are light-duty Class I types that have a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200-lbs. (It is a good idea to check your vehicle owner's manual to see if it has a different tongue weight capacity than the hitch). Most bike racks have a 35-lb weight limit per bike, but a few do have the build to handle heavier bikes like your two beach cruisers. However, naturally these sturdier racks tend to carry a higher price tag. Thule offers their...
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  • You will not need to make any permanent modifications to install the Rola Extended Series Roof Rack with APE Mounting System, part # 59834, onto the OEM rails of your 2008 Mazda 5 Sport. I have attached a link to the instructions below for you to check out. When attaching the # 59834 to your Mazda, you will remove the anchor point covers and then replace them with the included rubber gaskets, place one of the end-supports on the rubber gasket, and then insert the 40 millimeter...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Rola and he said that the Rola APE Extended Series Roof Rack, part # 59834, has not yet been tested as a fit on the 2012 Mazda 5, so I can not tell you if it will fit or not. I would recommend the Thule Rapid Aero Roof Rack, part # TH460R, part # THARB47, and part # THKIT3080. This roof rack will attach to the preset mounting points on your 2012 Mazda 5. This roof rack has a weight capacity of 165 lbs, but anytime you will be hauling cargo on your...
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  • For the 2012 Mazda 5, I recommend the Curt Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # C11127. It is a Class I hitch with a 2,000 lbs towing weight capacity and a 200 lb tongue weight capacity. The ball mount and pin and clip are included. The instructions say you will have to lower the exhaust, enlarge access holes on the frame, and trim the heat shield. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the Curt hitch. If you will be towing with this hitch you will want to...
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  • The main difference between the two racks is the weight differential, as you mentioned. The Kuat rack has a slightly higher weight capacity, 80 lbs versus the 70 lb capacity of the Thule Roadway. Both racks have anti-wobble systems, the Thule rack uses a threaded hitch pin that snugs the shank of the rack tightly against the side of the receiver, while the Kuat rack uses a standard hitch pin, along with a knob that is used to tighten the rack/receiver connection. If the...
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  • Hitch # 60841 uses a ball with a 3/4 inch diameter shank. The diameter of the hitch ball itself would actually be dependent on which diameter your trailer coupler accepts. Just based on the weight capacity of the # 60841, you will most likely need a hitch ball with a 1-7/8 inch diameter, like part # 19256. To find out which ball diameter your trailer uses, I recommend looking on the trailer coupler, as the ball size should be stamped into the metal on top of the coupler. If...
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  • The Rotabroach Hole Cutting Tool with Pilot, # 6810, and other similar bits are used to drill holes in the hard steel frames of vehicles and trailers where no holes exist. A regular drill bit, made for drilling into metal/steel would work fine for enlarging existing holes on your Mazda 5 and will be less likely to jump while drilling. On some trailer hitch installations, the hitch is used as a template when holes need to be drilled. But if the instructions point out which...
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  • You are correct, the hitches available for 2010 Mazda 5 are all Class I hitches and will not support 4 bikes and a 4 bike bike rack on the rear of the vehicle. The weight of the bikes and bike rack, and the distance out from the back of the vehicle would cause too much torque on the vehicle frame and/or hitch, resulting in damage. There are options for carrying 4 bikes with your 2010 Mazda 5 though. You could install the Curt Trailer Hitch, item # 11338, and use a 2 bike rack...
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  • The hitches are basically identical. Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite are both sister companies. The Hidden Hitch Class I Receiver Hitch, part # 60841 includes the ball mount and the pin and clip used to secure the ball mount into the receiver, while the Draw-Tite Class I Receiver Hitch, part # 24773 does not include these items. If you are planning on using the hitch for a bike rack or a cargo carrier, and are not planning on towing a trailer, you will not be needing the ball mount,...
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  • As a first step, I would recommend taking a look at the installation instructions by clicking on the provided link. After reading over them a few times, you should have a good idea if the install is something you would feel comfortable attempting. If you do not feel confident with the process after reading the instructions and examining the underside of your Mazda 5, you might want to have the hitch professionally installed. A trusted mechanic should be able to complete the install...
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  • The installation process for the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch, # 24874, and the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 60291, is the same. There is no need to trim, cut or modify any part of your 2012 Mazda 5 other than the access hole to allow room for the spacer and carriage bolt to pass through. I have attached a video of a trailer hitch installation that shows how to enlarge the access hole. The Hidden Hitch trailer hitch includes a ball mount, pin and clip, but the Draw-Tite...
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  • Yes, we have instructions, see link, which detail the installation of the Rola Roof Rack, # 59834, in the factory fixed mounting points, on your 2007 Mazda 5. We also have a video showing the installation of the Thule Podium Aeroblade Roof Rack on a 2006 Mazda 5 that should prove helpful.
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  • The # 24773 hitch is rated to tow up to 2000 pounds, but this does not necessarily mean your 2009 Mazda 5 is capable of towing this much. You can normally find the vehicle tow capacity in your manual. Installing an aftermarket hitch does sometimes void vehicle warranties, but this would be something you would need to discuss with your dealer. I would recommend using a rust proofing spray or undercoating for the hitch installation. This can be found at your local hardware...
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