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Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2016 Nissan Altima

Today, on our 2016 Nissan Altima, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars. The part number for the crossbars today is RRVA126B-2. For our foot pack, we're using RRRLKVA, and the fit kit number for our Altima is DK381. We already have our front crossbar installed and put together. We're going to show you how we put our last foot pack together onto our crossbar, and then how we load it up onto our vehicle since it is the same way. Starting off, everything that you see here including our other foot pack is included in our kit. We're going to start by taking our foot pack here, and we're just going to pop off the end.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2016 Nissan Altima - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2016 Nissan Altima, we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the draw-tite sports frame class 1 trailer hitch receiver. This offers the inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter opening, its part number is 24796. All right, now here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on our Altima. As you can see, we kind of have that cross tube that's going to come across the rear here, not quite hidden up behind the inaudible 00:00:24 but I think standing behind the vehicle you're not going to see it too much. It's going to come to the center here where we've got our inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter receiver tube opening. It's a class 1 hitch, this is going to be perfect for your small hauling needs, smaller bike racks, smaller cargo carriers, things like that. See our safety chain connection loops around the bottom here that'll allow you to connect maybe a bike lock, safety chain connections, whatever you need, it's pretty nice and open. Now, to secure all your items, you're going to use the half inch diameter pinhole, this is going to work out really well for whatever class 1 accessory you should choose, there's plenty of room whether it's a locking hitch pin or anti-rattle bolt, whatever you might need. Now when it comes to weight ratings on our hitch, we have a 200 pound tongue weight rating, so that's the maximum downward force we can put here at the receiver tube opening, and it's going to give us a 2,000 pound gross trailer weight rating. That's going to be the total weight of our trailer and anything that we we're to load up on it.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Nissan Altima

Today on this 2016 Nissan Altima, we're going to be test fitting the Swagman XC2 bike platform rack, part number S64650. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now how this is actually attached to the rack, we're going to have one point of contact with the bike's frame. That's going to be this padded hook up here at the top which is adjustable. We also have two adjustable wheel straps or wheel cradles I should say, that'll also hold it in place.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Nissan Altima

Today on this 2016 Nissan Ultima, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Roadway 2-Bike Rack, part number TH912XTR. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this bike attach to the rack, we're going to have 3 points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have 2 strap up at the top here and 1 off to the side here, and that's going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth, to keep it from hitting the vehicle or damaging the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. Now, with the bike rack in this position, I'm going to go ahead and give you some measurements now. Measuring from the bumper, which is the furthest point out, to this edge here, we've added about 26-1/2 inches.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2016 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2016 Nissan Altima, we're doing a testfit of the Inno Crossbars. The part number for our crossbars today is INXB 108-2, for our footpack, we're using INXS 200 and for our fit kit for this vehicle we're using INK 625. Now we already have our front crossbar put together, we've got one of our footpacks for the back bar put together, we'll show you the last one, how you secure it onto our bar, and then how we load that up onto our vehicle. Everything that you see here on our table is included with our kit. We're going to start by taking our footpack here, we'll take our rubber piece and we're just going to fit it onto the bottom. Push it down, make sure it's completely secure on the bottom of our crossbar here. Then, we'll flip it around and we're going to unscrew this bolt. We can take our clamp, we're going to hold it into place here, and start to tighten down that bolt once again. Now we just want to tighten it down just enough so that the clamp is held into place.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2016 Nissan Altima we're doing a test fit of the Thule Raceway Pro trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is TH9001PRO. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it in place. Then we'll go over some features and a few measurements. Starting off with how our bike is secured down, we have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. Going to start just by pulling down and lifting up to release those.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2016 Nissan Altima, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Gateway XT Trunk Mount 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9006XT. Now we already have our bikes secured down I'm just going to show you how we do that. We'll go over some features and take a few measurements. Starting off with how we secure our bike down. We have 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back.



Thule Archway Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2016 Nissan Altima we're doing a test fit of the Thule Archway XT trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is TH9009XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it into place. Then we'll go over some features and take a few measurements. Starting off with how we secure our bike in place, we have two cradles with three straps, two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start to pull down and lift up to release those.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2016 Nissan Altima we're doing a test fit of the Thule Passage 2 trunk-mount bike rack. That part number is TH910XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it into place. We'll go over some features and take a few measurements. Starting off with how we secure our bike into place, we have two cradles with three straps. We have two on our frame here and one as our anti-sway in the back.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2016 Nissan Altima we're doing a test fit of the Yakima FullBack trunk-mount 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02634. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it into place. We'll go over some features and take a few measurements. Starting off with how our bike is secured down, we have two cradles in place with three straps.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Nissan Altima - Hidden Hitch

Today, on our 2007 Nissan Altima, we're going to be reviewing, and installing the hidden hitch, customer-fit, class one, trailer hitch receiver, part #60873. Now, you'll see, with the hitch installed, it's going to have that nice, sleek look tucked up underneath the backside of the vehicle. It's going to be that square tubing all the way across the bottom. You're going have that inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter receiver tube, with a half-inch pinhole going straight through. We also have your chain tie-downs on either side, and the black powder coat finish to help prevent any rust or corrosion. Maximum tongue weight that you can place on your receiver is going to be 200lbs. Maximum tow is going to be 2000lbs. Now, we'll go ahead and get some measurements to help you with selecting bike racks or cargo carriers. From the center of the pinhole, to the outermost part of the bumper is going to be about six inches. From the top of the receiver tube, to the ground, it's going to be about nine, and a quarter, inches. Now, we'll show you have to install the hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Nissan Altima - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2007 Nissan Altima, we're going to be reviewing and installing the Draw-Tite Sport Frame Custom Fit Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver. Part number 24796. Now you see with the hitch installed, it's going to have that nice sleek look tucked up underneath the backside of the vehicle. It's going to be that square tubing all the way across the bottom. You're going to have that inch and a 1/4 by inch and a 1/4 receiver tube, with the 1/2 inch pinhole going straight through. You also have your chain tie downs on either side and the black powder coat finish to help prevent any rust or corrosion.



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2013 Nissan Altima, we're going to review and install the glacier chain's square link snow tire chain part number PWPLC1138 on tire size P21555R17. Now to begin with our install, we're going to go ahead and lay our snow tire chains out. On one end of our tire chains are going to be our hooks. Here on the outside of the chain, it's going to be a leverage style hook where an open link will go onto the hook and will rotate back and hook into the outer chain. The inside chain is just a simple hook that will go through an open link. Here connecting the inner and outer chain is our cross chain. This is also our hardened square link style design, which is intended for superior traction on those snowy and icy conditions.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Nissan Altima

Today, on our 2013 Nissan Ultima we're going to review and install the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW1038. We're going to install these cable tire chains on tire size P21555R17. One of the really nice features about these tire chains is the low profile design. It will fit in where there's narrow wheel wells or even suspension that's really close to the tire. This will still allow for the tire chain to be in place and be effective. We're going to start with our cable chains laid out. Here on one end we're going to have the adjustable notches on both the outer and inner cable.



Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2015 Nissan Altima, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Platform Style Two Bike Rack, that's part number HR200. This can be used for either 1 1/4 or 2 inch hitches. Got an 1 1/4 hitch here today. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver. Then we'll go ahead and line up our pin holes, that looks pretty good. We'll take our included anti rattle bolt, just thread that through. Once we get it hand tightened we'll take our socket wrench and tighten that the rest of the way down.



Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2015 Nissan Ultima we will be test fitting the Saris Freedom platform-style 2-bike rack. That's part number SA4412B. This bike rack can be used for 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. We've got our adapter off of it for our 1-1/4" hitch here today. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver until our pinholes line up. That looks pretty good.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Nissan Altima - Hidden Hitch

Today, in our 2015 Nissan Altima we'll be installing a hidden hitch 1 x 1/4" receiver two bit hitch Part Number 60873. As you can see, it's got a nice square tube design and it tucks up underneath the vehicle so it's not easily visible. This hitch has a two hundred pound ton capacity and a two thousand pound towing capacity. Next, I'm going to give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 6-1/4", from the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10-1/2". This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. We'll now go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Nissan Altima - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Nissan Altima, we'll be installing the Draw Tite Class 1, 1'1/4" receiver hitch, part number 24796. As you can see it's got a nice square tube design and it tucks up underneath the vehicle so it's not real easily visible. This hitch has a 200 pound tongue capacity and 2000 pound towing capacity. Next, I'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 6-1/4". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10-1/2". This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier.



Saris Axis Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2015 Nissan Ultima we will be test fitting the Saris Axis tilting 2-bike rack. That's part number SA832. This can be used for either 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. We've got an 1-1/4" here today with our 1-1/4" hitch. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver until our pinholes line up. That looks pretty good.



Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Nissan Altima

Today on our 2015 Nissan Ultima, we'll be test fitting the Saris Freedom Super Clamp platform style 2 bike rack, that's part number SA4025. This can be used for either 1 1/4 or 2 inch hitches. We've got an 1 1/4 hitch here today. We can go ahead and begin by inserting our shank into our receiver until our pin holes line up. That feels pretty good. We'll go ahead and take our included anti rattle bolt and lock and thread that through.





Nissan Altima Questions

  • The recommended 2 inch Euro style ball mount for Curt trailer hitch # C11352 on a 2015 Nissan Altima is # C45572. I went out to the warehouse and pulled one to take some measurements. From the center of the pin hole to the part of the shank where it starts to bend up is 3 inches. This will work because the rear bumper on the Altima tapers upward above the hitch receiver. At 6-1/2 inches out from the center of the hitch pin hole, where the shank starts to bend straight up, it...
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  • Installation of a Transmission cooler, like the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler # D13503, to cool the constant variable transmission fluid in the transmission on your 2013 Nissan Altima would be a good choice if you will be towing with your vehicle and your vehicle has transmission fluid lines that run to an OEM cooler at the front of the vehicle. These lines could go to a tank mounted cooler in the radiator or to an external cooler in front of the radiator....
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  • The two 20 x 48-inch hitch-mount cargo carriers you referenced, Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier # 6500 and Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier # C18110, share many features apart from their overall size: each can carry 300-lbs maximum weight (more than your Class I hitch can handle, please note), and each offers rise in the shank (3-3/4-inches for the Curt and 3-inches for the ProSeries). The main differences between them are that the ProSeries features an adjustable platform that can...
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  • As far as quality, all of the hitches for the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan are on par with each other. The Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite hitches (# 60873 and # 24796) undergo additional voluntary testing procedures that other hitches do not. But all of the hitches including Curt hitch # 11352 are built to meet or exceed required industry strength standards. The main difference is that the Curt hitch requires the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer load such...
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  • There are quite a few differences. The ones you can see easily on the outside are the display and control buttons. The P2, part # 90885, uses a rotary lever on the underside for a manual over ride where as the Primus uses the older slide design that some people have problems with the slide sticking depending on how they grip and operate the slide. The P2 has several buttons on the face for adjusting settings and navigating through the menus. The Primus IQ uses a dial and one...
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  • As you can see in the photo I assembled from captured images from the install video, the mounting flange of the hitch provides as much heat protection as the heat shield that is removed and discarded. The steel of the hitch mounting flange is much thicker than that of the heat shield. I checked with my contact in the engineering department at Curt Manufacturing, who assured me that the mounting flange will offer enough heat protection that a fire hazard will not exist.
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  • A naked roof means that there are no side rails, crossbars, tracks or anything that could be considered a roof rack on the vehicle. I do not believe the 2014 Nissan Altima had any of those options from the factory so SportRack semi-custom roof rack # SR1010 will fit. I have linked a video review of this roof rack for you.
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  • Drilling would only be necessary if there wasn't already a hole or a bolt with which to secure the Yakima Vehicle Anchor Strap Kit # Y04046. But I have a better solution. You can use the Thule Quick Loops, # TH530. You just close the cylinder end under the hood or trunk and leave the strap hanging out. Perfect solution and no drilling necessary!
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  • It does sound like the tongue weight was not high enough. If a trailer is empty, you can experience some of these symptoms. The tongue weight of a trailer should be between 10 and 15 percent of the gross trailer weight. For example if your trailer was fully loaded and weight 7,000 pounds, the tongue weight should be between 700 and 1,050 pounds. Proper loading of the trailer will also help. Heavier items should be centered at the bottom and you would not want one side carrying...
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  • The only class of hitch available for a 2010 Nissan Altima is a Class I hitch like the Hidden Hitch, # 60873. Class I hitches have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and a 200 pound or less tongue weight capacity. After checking the owner's manual for the 2010, it gives a tongue weight capacity of 100 pounds. You will always want to follow the weight limitations of the component with the lowest weight rating. Towing capacity of a vehicle is determined by many factors including frame...
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  • I checked an online copy of the owners manual for your 2014 Nissan Altima and in section 9-17 it states not to tow a trailer with the vehicle. Trailer hitches should only be used for accessories such as bike racks or cargo carriers on this vehicle and not for towing a trailer. The Curt trailer hitch # C11352 itself has a capacity of 2,000 pounds gross trailer weight and 200 pounds tongue weight.
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  • If the Saris bike rack does have a threaded hitch pin hole, then only a Saris threaded hitch pin will fit. Each company makes their threaded parts unique so only their parts are compatible with each other. If the Saris rack does not have a threaded hitch pin, you could most likely use the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock with Integrated Cable, # 1470DAT. It will fit hitch pin hole diameters of 1/2 inches and 5/8 inches. I have included a link to a video review for you.
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  • There is no drilling required to install the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 60877 for the 2013 Nissan Altima Coupe. However, access holes will need to be enlarged in order to get the hardware in place. Since you are leasing the vehicle I do not recommend making modifications to the vehicle unless the dealer leasing the vehicle determines it is ok to do so. I have linked the instructions that you can show the dealer to help make that decision. If you get the go ahead to install...
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  • Yes, the SuperJoe series of bike racks, like the Super Joe Pro 2 Bike Rack, # Y02629 will fit on your 2008 Nissan Altima 4 door sedan, see photo link. If you will be carrying bikes with out a horizontal top frame to mount on the cradle arms, an adapter is recommended. We have a video showing the Yakima Tube Top Bike Adapter Bar, # Y02531, which would work great with the SuperJoe bike racks.
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  • The Swagman XC Bike Rack, # S64650, should be able to hold a townie bike, but to be absolutely certain that this bike rack will support your bike, we will want to take a few measurements on your bike. First, this bike rack can support a wheel base up to 51-1/2 inches long. To find the wheel base on your bike, measure from the center of the front wheel axle to the center of the rear wheel axle. Next, you will want to find the width of your tires. The wheel loops on this rack...
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  • Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24801 will fit your 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe. I have linked the instructions for you. This is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. You will need to make sure the bike rack you have is Class I compatible. Class I trailer hitches are limited to carrying 2 bikes maximum. If you determine that you do need a compatible bike rack, I recommend the Swagman Titan, # S63400. This rack is Class I compatible, has the ability to tilt down, it comes...
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  • The video you refer to was placed on that product page in error. It refers to a different part number installed on the sedan, not the coupe. The install would not involve drilling down through the trunk. The hole closest to the front of the vehicle would need to be enlarged enough so that the block washer and carriage bolt can be fished into the frame member. This hole can be enlarged by drilling a small adjacent hole on either side of the existing hole and using a cold...
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  • The Weather Tech wind deflector, # WT89159, uses what they call a MagiClip fastener. The screws that you see go through the top of the deflector and into the hole in the clip. Moisture is sealed out with the round washers. The clips are actually contoured to fit your 2012 Nissan Altima and they are kind of S shaped. They fit in the metal lip of the sunroof opening. There is no tape or drilling required.
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  • For your 2009 Nissan Altima, the Yakima SuperJoe Pro 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack, # Y02629, will fit if the rear spoiler is completely attached to the car with no space between it and the trunk. If you have a floating spoiler that is attached to the car at only the two ends, then a trunk mount rack is not rated to work with your vehicle. You could add a trailer hitch and hitch mount bike rack. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24796. This is a Class I, 1-1/4 inch hitch...
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  • I do have some hitch options available for your 2010 Nissan Altima that do not require the removal of the heat shields, but the CURT trailer hitch # 11352, does require the heat shields to be removed. Both the Hidden Hitch # 60873 and the Draw-Tite hitch # 24796 will allow you to retain the heat shields on your 2010 Nissan Altima. Both hitches are Class I 1-1/4 models, and they both have the same tongue weight and towing capacity of the CURT hitch # 11352 that you selected....
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