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Thule Sprint Fork Mount Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, were going to be test fitting the Thule Sprint. This is a roof mount, fork clamp bike rack part #TH528. Weve got the Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack System already installed on the Mazda here. Well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly up onto our load bars. Well bring the black rubber coated metal straps around the underside for both of our clamps. Then we want to fit it into the foot of our carrier there.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Circuit. This is a fork mount roof bike rack, part number TH526. We've got our Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack system already installed on the Mazda, so we'll begin our test-fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we're going to need to remove the skewer. Take off this nut, the spacer, and then slide out our skewer. We'll then lift on the large black knob here, which will act as a lever.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman Upright roof bike rack. It's part number S64720. With our Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system already installed on our 5, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars here. At the front, we're going to bring one of our U bolts around the underside of our load bar, up through our carrier, and we'll thread on 2 wing nuts loosely for now just to hold it in place. We'll then take a second U bolt on the other side here on the head of our carrier, and thread 2 wing nuts onto it as well. We'll then tighten down all 4 of our wing nuts to secure the front of our rack to our vehicle. With the front secure, we can move to the rear.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 mazda 5 we're going to be testing the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64710. With our thule rapid podium roof rack system already installed on the Mazda, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack up unto our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring one of the u-bolts around the underside of our load bar, we'll fit it up through the head of her carrier and then we'll thread 2 wingnuts on it, just a hole in place temporarily for now. We'll then take a second you u-bolt, and 2 more wingnuts and fit those into the other side of our carrier here in the front. We'll then tighten down all 4 of our wingnuts to secure the front portion of our rack here. Alright, with the front nice and tight we can move to the rear, here instead of coming around the under and up through, we'll take our u-bolt, we're going to place it down through the rack, as we do this we'll want to make sure that we've got a threaded portion coming out in front of and behind our load bar.



SportRack Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5 we're going to be testing the SportRack Roof Mounted Bike Rack. It's part number SR4622. We've got our Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack system already installed on our Mazda. We'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack directly upon to our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring one of the black rubber-coated metal U-bolts around the underside of our load bar and thread two of our wing nuts down on it just to hold it in place. We'll then take our second black rubber-coated metal U-bolt, bring it around the underside, and thread two wing nuts on it as well.Adjust it so it sits evenly and then we'll tighten down all four of our wing nuts.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch, a roof-mounted bike rack, part number RKY1011. With our Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system already installed on our Mazda, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack onto our load bars. As we do this, we'll want to bring the black rubber-coated metal straps around the underside. We'll then remove the black cover here on the top, and fit our 2 straps into the head of the carrier here. We'll then need to tighten up this bolt. To do that, of course, we use an Allen key. All right.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test-fitting the Kuat Trio, a roof-mounted bike rack, part number RU01. We've got our Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system already installed on the Mazda, so we'll begin our test fit by simply placing our bike rack on top of our load bars. We'll bring one of the black rubber-coated metal u-bolts around the underside of our load bar. Fit it up into the head of our carrier. We'll then thread on two of our cylinder nuts; you want to be sure that the threaded end is pointing down and not the hex end. With both of those threaded, we'll take our second u-bolt and we'll just repeat that same process. We'll now take our provided allen tool and tighten those down to secure our rack to our vehicle.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Sonic large rooftop cargo box. It offers 13 cubic feet of storage space. It's in glossy black. Part number TH634B. With our Thule rapid podium roof rack system already installed on the Mazda, begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We found this is the best time to our feet lined up so they'll align properly and go around our bars.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5 we're going to test fitting the Thule Sonic double XL rooftop cargo box with 22 cubic feet of storage space and metallic silver, it's part number TH636S. Now, we've got the Thule rapid roof rack system already installed in the Mazda so, we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly up on to our load bars. We found this is the best time to get our feet adjusted so, we'll go around our bars. We'll then try to position in the center of the car. With all of our feet around. We'll take a quick look to be sure we do have it center. This will go that way a little bit.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda5. We're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box. It offers 16 cubic feet of storage space, in matte black. Part number TH615. With the Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system already installed on our Mazda. We'll be given our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars, and our box is designed to open from the passenger side.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse large rooftop cargo box with 14 cubic feet of storage space in matte black, part number TH614. With our Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system already installed on our Mazda, we'll begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bar. The Pulse opens from the right side here, the passenger side, so we'll want to be sure that we have that favored over this way so that we can reach our foot packs. We'll then take a quick look to make sure we have it straight. With it straight, we'll come around here and open the passenger side of our box up. As we reach inside, we're going to find four foot packs here. One of these foot packs is designed to go through each of the four slots located in the bottom of our box here. As we slide these through we want to be sure that they go around our load bar or that we've got one portion of the clamp coming out on both sides of our bar there.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box. It has 11 Cu Ft of storage space, in matte black. It's part number TH613. We've got our Thule Rack and Podium roof rack system already installed on the Mazda. We'll begin out test fit by placing our cargo box, up here onto our load bars. This box is designed to open from the passenger side, so I want to be sure to favor this side as we install it. We'll now take a quick look to be sure we've got it straight.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box. It has 21 cubic feet of storage space. It's in AeroSkin Black, part number TH626. With our Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack system already installed on our Mazda 5 here, we begin our test-fit by placing our cargo box directly up onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to get our feet in line so they'll go around our bars. We'll then try to center it up on our vehicle.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5 we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box. It offers 13 cubic feet of storage space in AeroSkin Black. It's part number is TH624. We've got our Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack system already installed on the Mazda. We'll begin our test-fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to get our feet lined up so they'll go around our bars.



Thule AeroBlade Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2013 Mazda 5, We'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack System using Part Numbers THARB47, TH460R, and THKIT3080. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by removing the fix mounting covers over each mounting point. We'll then take our bolts and screw those into position. We'll use an allen key to tighten each one of those down. Then we'll go around and install our sleeves over each bolt. We'll take our front bar and place it onto the front part of our roof. We may need to adjust the feet to fit the fixed mounting points so that we have even bar overhang on each side.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda5 we'll be testing the Rockymounts Tierod roof-mounted bike rack, part number RKY1014. With a Thule Aeroblade Podium roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring our straps around our front bar and remove our black plastic cover. We can then fit our straps into the head of the carrier. We'll use an Allen key to tighten down the Allen bolt which will secure our straps around our front bar. Once we have those tight, we can replace our black plastic cover. Here at the rear we'll loosen up one of the Allen bolts of our clamp so we can bring out rear clamp around our rear bar.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda 5, we'll be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH599XTR. With the Thule Square Bar Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Thule Big Mouth Bike Rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll bring our clamps around our front bar fitting the T bolts through the appropriate slots and tightening them down by using the wing nuts on top. Once we have both sides tightened at the front, we can thenmove to the rear. Here at the rear, we'll bring the clamp around the rear bar, making sure that we have a bolt sitting on each side of our rear bar. We'll take the black metal plate, fit the bolts through it and secure it by tightening down the 2 wing nuts. Now we can go ahead and undo the 2 wheel straps and make sure our frame draws are open.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda 5, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic large rooftop cargo box, measuring 13 cubic feet in glossy black, part number TH634B. With the Thule Arrowblade podium roof rack system on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our box 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. Well open the passenger side of the box and tighten the two feet on this side using the hand knobs to secure our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Sonic is its ability to let you know when each foot is secured around the bar. When tightening youll hear a clicking noise to let you know its secure.



Thule Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda 5, well be test fitting the Thule Square Bar Podium Style Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB50, TH460, and THKIT3080. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, well begin our test fit by removing the tabs that cover up our fixed point mounts on our vehicle. Then well take our bolts and screw them into position using an allen key to secure them. Well take our bolt sleeves and slide them over each bolt. Well grab our front bar and place it onto the front part of our roof making sure that the bolts go through the holes in the center of our foot packs. Well grab our rear bar and repeat this process.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda 5, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand Up Paddleboard Carrier with a two board capacity part number TH810. With the Thule Aeroblade Podium 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 straps around our bar, fitting that back into the foot of our carrier, then we'll use a small hand knob to secure it around our bar. We'll move the other side and repeat this process. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it on to our rear load bar. We want to make sure that both halves of our carrier are in line with each other. We'll bring the straps around, fitting them back into the foot of the carrier, and then we can repeat the same tightening process that we used at the front.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda5, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 16 cubic feet in matte black, part number TH615. Keep in mind, this box opens from one side only, so we'll be setting towards the passenger side of our roof rack. With the Thule Arrow Blade Podium Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll go ahead and place our box directly onto our load bars. We'll open the passenger side of the box and place our feed through the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around the load bars. Then we can use the attached hand knobs to secure each foot around the bar. With all four feet tight, our box is secure and we're ready to go.





Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda 5, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, measuring 11 cubic feet, in matte black, part #TH613. 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 the Thule Aeroblade Podium Roof Rack system on our vehicle, we'll place our box directly on to our load bars. We'll open our box and place our feet through the appropriate slots, making sure that they go around each load bar. We can then use the attached hand knob to secure each foot around our bars. With all four feet tight, our box is secured, and we're ready to go. Here at the rear, you can see that we have full access to our rear hatch door without making contact with our box. Also, this box does not interfere with our antenna. That completes today's test fit of the Thule Pulse Alpine rooftop cargo box, part #TH613, on our 2012 Mazda 5.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012, Mazda 5, well be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box measuring 21 cubic feet in aero skin black, part number TH626. With the Thule Aeroblade Podium Roof Rack System on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing our box 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. Well open the passenger side of the box and use the 2 hand knobs on the side to tighten our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. Well move to the drivers side, open the box, and tighten down the 2 remaining feet using the hand knobs.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today, on our 2012 Mazda 5, we'll be testing the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box measuring 13 cubic feet in AeroSkin Black part number TH624. With the Thule Aeroblade Podium Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our box 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 open the passenger side of the box and tighten the two hand knobs onthis side to secure our feet around our bars. One of the great features of the Thule Force is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the drivers side, open the box and tighten down the two remaining feet using the hand knobs.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda5, we'll be test fitting the Thule FlatTop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six-ski or four-board capacity, part number TH92725. With the Thule Arrow Blade Podium 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 the bar, fitting the back into the foot of the carrier. Then we'll use the small hand knob to secure it around our bar. We'll move to the other side and repeat this process. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it onto our rear bar.



Thule Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda 5, we'll be testing the Thule 38-inch-long fairing our our roof rack, part #TH871XT. With a Thule Podium roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the clips of our fairing onto our front load bar. We'll fit them around our bar, making sure that we do not snap them into position, that way they're easier to slide around when centering our fairing with our vehicle. Once we have all four clips on, we'll grab our fairing and line it up with the center of our vehicle. We'll take the clips on our front bar and line them up with the clamps on our fairing. Once we've lined each one up, we can then snap our clips around our front bar. Then we can tighten our wing nut to secure it. With all four of those tight, our fairing's installed and we're ready to go.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda5 we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64710. With the Thule Arrow Blade Podium Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front platform, we'll bring our U-bolt around the underside of our load bar, fitting it back up through our front platform. We'll secure it by installing two wing nuts. We'll do this process for the other side as well. Here at the rear, we'll drop our U-bolt from the top of the bike rack, making sure the bolts go around each side of our rear load bar, and then we'll install our black, metal bracket.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda5, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts Tie Rod Stretch Ridge Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY1011. Please keep in mind that due to the length of this bike rack, that it may interfere with your rear antenna. With the Thule Arrow Blade Podium Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we'll bring our straps around our front bar and remove our black plastic cover. We'll fit the straps into the head of the carrier and use an Allen key to tighten the Allen bolt, which will tighten our straps around our front bar. Then we can replace our black plastic cover.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda 5 well be test fitting the Rocky Mounts Pitch Fork roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY0438. With the Thule Podium roof rack system on our vehicle well begin our test fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front well need to remove the black plastic cover and take out our skewer. Well use an Allen key to loosen up our Allen bolts so we can bring our front clamp around our front bar. Well reinstall the Allen bolts, tightening them with the Allen key. Then we can replace our skewer and our black plastic cover.



Rhino-Rack Master-Fit Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Mazda 5

Today on our 2012 Mazda5, we'll be test fitting the Rhino Rack Master Fit Rooftop Cargo Box, measuring 14 cubic feet in silver, part number RMF400. With the Thule Arrow Blade Podium Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our testing by placing our box directly onto our load bars. We'll open the passenger side of the box, and place our feed through the appropriate slots, making sure they go around our bars. While we're on this side, we'll go ahead and use the hand dials to secure our feed around our bars. One of the great features of the Master Fit is its ability to open from either side of the vehicle. We'll move to the driver's side, open the box, place the feed through the slots and use the hand dials to secure them.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Mazda 5 - Draw-Tite

Today, on our 2012 Mazda5, we'll be installing a Draw-Tite Sportframe trailer hitch receiver, and a class one with an inch-and-a quarter opening part number 24874. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4 3/4", and from the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, is approximately 12 1/2". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, we're going to need to remove two plastic rivets underneath the rear fascia of the vehicle. We will be re-installing these rivets once the trailer hitch is installed. To remove these rivets, a large flat-head screwdriver, or a trim panel removal tool works well. You simply slide it in the center portion of the push-in rivet, pulling downward, which will allow the rivet to release from the rear fascia. Now, let's go ahead and point out some of the hardware mounting locations that we'll be using. On the passenger side, there's two holes that we'll be feeding a carriage bolt and a spacer block using afish-wire technique into the frame. To gain access though, we're going to need to drill out this small hole right here to approximately one inch. A quick tech tip: It's also a good idea anywherewhere you had to drill into the frame of the vehicle, to use a little paint to cover up any exposed metal to keep this area from becoming a rust area. Now, we went ahead and used a one-inch hole saw, and we still had to do a little bit of grinding on the side to allow the spacer block to fit all the way up into the frame.



Thule AeroBlade Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2010 Mazda 5

Today on our 2010 Mazda 5 well be test fitting a Thule Roof Rack System. Well be using the 47-inch Aeroblade Load Bars part number THARB47, the Rapid Podium Feet part number TH460R and the Fit Kit for our Mazda which is part number THKIT3080. We already have our bars put together according to the instructions so now were ready to mount them up to our vehicle. The first thing we need to do is remove the covers over the fixed points at all four corners of the vehicle. With the covers out of the way we can install our studs. Well thread our studs into the vehicle and tighten them down to the shoulder.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda 5 - Hidden Hitch

Today, on our 2010 Mazda 5, were going to be installing Hidden Hitch part number 60841. Before we get started with our installation, were going to go over a couple of measurements thatll come in handy when selecting accessories for you hitch, like a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the ground to the inside top of our receiver tube measures 12 -inches of hitch height, from the center of our hitch pin hole to the furthest point of our bumper measure 3 -inches.Now, lets get started with our install. The first thing we need to do is locate our pre-existing holes in our bumper structure. Were going to need to enlarge these with a half-inch drill bit. This is our block with our square hole and well be feeding that into the bumper tube, followed by our carriage bolt thats going to fit into our block.Next, we need to fish our bolts and blocks into the bumper structure.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda 5 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2010 Mazda 5, were going to be installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 24773. Before we get started with our installation, were going to go over a couple of measurements that will come in handy when selecting accessories for your hitch, like a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the ground to the inside-top of our receiver tube it measures 12-1/2 inches of hitch height. From the center of our hitch pinhole to the furthest point of our bumper measures 3-1/2 inches. Now, lets get started with our install. The first thing we need to do is to locate our pre-existing holes in our bumper structure.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mat Review - 2006 Mazda 5

Today on this 2006 Mazda 5, were going to do a test fit of WeatherTech floor mats, part number WTW34TN. This is a tan color. This is also available in gray as part number WTW34GR and black as part number WTW34. All right, this is the floor mats for the front seats. Okay well go ahead and remove the old mat. The raised ridges on the mat help channel fluids away from your shoes and also away from the carpet and stays in the side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Mazda 5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2006 Mazda 5 were going to install part number 60841 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a cargo carrier or a bicycle carrier. From the center of the hitch pin opening to the edge of the bumper were looking at three and a half inches. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground were looking at 13.5 inches. Now Ill go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed on the vehicle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Mazda 5 - Draw-Tite

Today on a 2006 Mazda 5 we're are going to install part number 24773 from Draw-Tite. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed in the vehicle. Next we'll give you some measurement to help you out in selecting some accessories such as the cargo carrier or a bicycle carrier. From the center of the hitch pin opening to the edge of the bumper we are looking at 3-1/2 inches. From top of our receive opening down to the ground we are looking at 13-1/2 inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed on the vehicle.I'll need to enlarge the two holes that are on the bumper structure this one on the passenger's side and this one on the driver's side.



Swagman XC Extended Wheel Mount Bike Rack Review - 2006 Mazda 5

All right, today in this 2006 Mazda 5, we're going to do a test fit of the Swagman Bike Rack, part number S64650-EXT. A few things to know about this bicycle rack, that it will work with 1-1/4-inch receiver hitch and this will also work with a 2-inch receiver hitch with the provided spacer. We're using a class 1 on this vehicle. We're going to start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch and then well go ahead and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and put the safety pin on the other side. Now, I'll go ahead and get some clearance measurements. Ground clearance will be 12 inches by the hitch and at the very end of the bike rack will be 15 inches.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2006 Mazda 5

Alright, today on this 2006 Mazda 5, we're going to do a test fit of the Yakima Roof Rack system. We'll be test fitting this rack with the Yakima Q Towers and the 58-inch long loadbars. Okay we're going to start our test fit with the roof rack already assembled according to instructions so all we have to do is place it on the roof. We'll start with the first cross bar, we will lay it on the roof and then we'll go ahead and move it to it's correct spot. To place the crossbar in the correct spot we're going to measure from the edge of the windshield to the leading edge of Q Tower. Always go by the instructions, in this case they call out for 11 inches.



Thule Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2006 Mazda 5

Alright, today on this 2006 Mazda 5 we're going to do a test fit of Thule Roof Rack System. We're using the Thule Podium Roof-mounted Foot Pack and Thule Square Load bars part no. THLB50, TH460, THKIT3080. Okay to start off our test fit we're going to remove the covers for the 6 points that are on the roof. They basically just slide and we pop them up out of the way. Next we'll go ahead and start the threaded rod that comes with the fit kit from Thule into to the provided threaded holes in the roof.



Thule AeroBlade Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2006 Mazda 5

Today, on a 2006 Mazda 5, were going to do a test fit of a Thule Roof Rack System using the Thule Aeroblades part numbers THARB47, TH460R, THKIT3080. OK, were start off our test fit by getting the roof for the vehicle ready, were going to remove the caps that go on to the fixed points that are built into the roof . Basically they just slide them back and we can pop them up with a screw driver. Alright well go ahead and install the threaded rod that goes into the threaded fittings on the roof and also add the sleeve to it. With the Thule Roof Rack, loosely assembled according to instructions, were going to place it onto pins we just installed onto the roof. Now well go ahead and make sure that the bars are even from left to right.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2006 Mazda 5

Today on this 2006 Mazda 5 were going to do a test fit of the Thule Moab roof top cargo carrier part #: th690. Now our Mazda has already been equipped with a roof rack system using Thules square load bars. So basically all we got to do is take our cargo basket and place it on the rack and go ahead and attach the hardware. Alright, next well go ahead and take a second to make sure that the cargo basket is centered on the rack the way we want it. Now also, you can move it to one side if you want to put something next to the cargo basket such as a bicycle rack as well. The hardware is basically a clamp that goes around the bar, so well loosen it up, swing it around and reattach the hardware.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2006 Mazda 5

Today on this 2006 Mazda 5, we're going to do a test fit of a Thule Bike Rack part number TH9025, the Apex 4. Some points to know about this bicycle rack, that this will work with 1-1/4-inch receiver hitches both class 1 and class 2. However, with our class 1 receiver hitch, you're limited to only carrying two bicycles. This will also work with 2-inch receiver hitches with the included spacer. We're going to start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. We'll line up the integrated hitch pin with the hitch pinhole and then we'll go ahead and give it a tug back and cede it, and then we'll go ahead and tighten down the anti-rattle knob.



Rola Roof Cargo Basket Installation - 2006 Mazda 5

Today on this 2006 Mazda 5, were gonna do a test fit of the Rola Roof-Mounted Basket part number 59504. Now our Mazdas already been equipped of a roof rack system on our install and this will be using the elliptical bars. All we gotta do is basically place it on the roof rack and center it out. Now well go ahead and make sure that the pads go in between the roof and cargo basket. Well make sure those are in easy reach then well go ahead and start installing the hardware. Now the roof basket basically clamps into place.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Mazda 5

Today we are going to be installing Draw-Tite part number 24773 on a 2008 Mazda 5. OK, we are underneath the vehicle, and we are going to go ahead and point out the mounting locations for the trailer hitch. You can see the tow hook here at the bottom of the spare tire well. That is going to provide one of the attaching points. And then here at the bottom side of the bumper there are two smaller-diameter holes that we actually are going to enlarge a half-inch. And we are going to feed carriage bolts and blocks from the ends of the frame down and through these holes that we have enlarged. When drilling through the bumpers on this particular vehicle and a lot of other Ford and Mazda products, the metal is very hard to drill through with a standard drill bit. It definitely helps to use a rotobroach-type of a bit to get through there. If you do not have a slower electrical drill, use a hand-held one and set it on low setting, because that slows it down. Because the problem is it heats up awfully fast and then it will actually want to burn through the metal as opposed to drilling it. So those two items will definitely make the drilling a lot easier.





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