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Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Saris Axis Hitch Mounted 2-Bike Rack, part number SA832B. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pinholes, we'll take our anti-rattle bolt and thread it through the shank of the bike rack from the left hand side. We'll then finish off by tightening it with a wrench and then securing the clip on the other side. With the bike rack secured, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 16 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 9 inches away and we've added about 16 inches to the overall length of Xterra. We'll now go ahead and loosen up the black knobs on the upper left and right hand corner of the mast. We'll slide the cradle arm up off the grooves onto the smooth portion and raise the arm up.



Saris Thelma 3 Bike Rack Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Saris Thelma platform-style hitch-mounted 3-bike rack, part number SA4239B. We'll begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. After lining up the pin holes, we'll need to take the anti-rattle bolt and thread it into the pin holes from the left-hand side. After tightening it with a wrench, the bike rack is secured, and we'll go over a few measurements. We have about 18" of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 4" away, and we've added about 14" to the overall length of our Xterra. We can now remove the gold pin at the base of the bike rack and tilt the platform down.

















Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xtera we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hyper XL roof top cargo box. With 17 cubic feet of storage space in the two tone black and silver, it's part number TH612. With our Thule rapid crossroads roof rack system already installed on our Xtera, we're going to begin our test fit by placing the cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to get our feet in line to where they will go around our bars. With our cargo box centered and all four of our feet going around the bars, we'll open the passenger side of the box, reach in where we can tighten the two hand knobs closest to us. These will click when you have them tight enough. One of the great features of the Hyper XL is its ability to open from the passenger side and the drivers side. We'll now make our way around to the drivers side, reach inside, and tighten these two hand knobs down. With all four of our knobs tightened down, we're ready to load our gear and hit the road. As you can see, with our box mounted in the forward position, we do have full access into our rear hatch.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra we're going to be test fitting the Thule Force XXL rooftop cargo box. With 21 cubic feet of storage space in AeroSkin black its part number is TH626. With our Thule Rapid CrossRoads Roof Rack system already mounted onto the Xterra we're going to begin our test fit by placing our cargo box directly onto our load bars. We've found this is the best time to line up our feet as we place it on. With all 4 feet going around our load bars, we'll open up the passenger side of the box. We'll reach in and tie it in the 2 knobs closest to us to secure this side of the box to our bars. One of the great features of the Force XXL is it's ability to open from both sides. We can now make our way around to the driver's side, open the box, and tighten the 2 feet on this side. With all 4 feet tight our box is secured to our load bars and we're ready to hit the road. As you can see, we have full access into our rear hatch. That will complete today's test fit of the Thule Force XXL, part number TH626, on our 2013 Nissan Xterra. .



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we're going to be test fitting the Kuat Trio, a fork-mounted roof bike rack, part number Ru01. With our Tuley Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System already installed on the Xterra, we're going to begin our test fit by placing the trio directly onto our load bars. At the front of the carrier, we'll bring one of the black, rubber-coated metal U-bolts around the underside of our load bar, fit it through the head of our carrier, and hold it in place using two of the cylinder nuts. On the other side of the front of the carrier, we'll do the same thing. Bring the U-bolt around the underside of the bar, put on the two cylinder nuts; then we can tighten all four of our cylinder nuts down, to secure the rack to the vehicle, here at the front. We'll now move to the rear, where we're going to loosen our clamp and remove one of our wing nuts completely.



Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xtera, we'll be installing the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains, part number PWH2439S. We'll be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70/16. Since this vehicle is primarily rear wheel drive, we'll be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. We'll begin our installation by first placing the tire chain flat out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This is going to ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now we'll go ahead and drape the tire chain over the tire, making sure that the hooks are facing outward so that we don't damage the outer wall of our back tire. We'll now move to the inside where we will connect the hook and link. However many links that you connect on the inside of the tire, there can either be one more, one less, or even amount of links on the outside.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2013 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the tow ready T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 pole flat connector. Part number 1182525. To begin our install, we're going to start by installing the threshold and kick panel on the passenger side front row. To remove the threshold, first you use a flat base screwdriver or an interior trim panel tool to get underneath the threshold and release the fasteners underneath. Then we'll go ahead and work the threshold out of the way and set it aside for installation. Next we'll go ahead and repeat the same process with the kick panel. The kick panel has a plastic screw cap and then 2 attachment points underneath. We'll release these attachment points and then remove the plastic screw cap and then remove the kick panel. Now we've accessed the manufacturer's wiring, underneath the kick panel we'll located the white 12 point connector. As you can see here, it's secured to the manufacturer's wiring but we've got just enough room when . take the new jumper harness 12 point connector plugged directly into the manufacturer's 12 point connector. Next we'll go ahead and route the jumper harness. Now we can install out relays. Starting with brown connector and the brown relay, we'll go ahead and match up the pins install and secure it.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the tow-ready T-One vehicle wiring harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118525. We'll begin by putting the relays into our 12-pin jumper plug. The blue relays are exactly the same and can go in either of the 2 connectors. The third relay, the brown one, will have to go into the brown relay connector. Now that we have all 3 of our relays plugged in, making sure that the locking tab is fully engaged when pushing them together, we're ready to go up here under the passenger's side front door area. We're going to need to remove the threshold here. To do this, we use a trim panel removal tool or a large flat-head screwdriver. We'll need to work it underneath the trim panel to release the tabs that hold it in place. We'll go ahead and set the trim piece out of the way, and then, we'll go up here on the kick panel.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the Draw Tite class 3 trailer hitch part number 75291. Here what the hitch looks like installed in our vehicle. Now we'll give you a couple of measurements in helping you chose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 18 inches. From the center of hitch pin hold to the outer most edge of the bumper it is even. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now we've already gone ahead and lowered the spare tire out of the way.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra - Curt

Today in our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the Kert trailer hitch, part number 13514. Here's what the hitch looks like, installed on our vehicle. Now we'll give you a couple measurements, in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a wall mount, a bicycle rack, or cargo carrier. In the center of the hitch pin hole, to the outer-most edge of the bumper, is even. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, is approximately 17-1/2 inches. Now let's install our hitch.



Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Thule self-tensioning snow tire chains for SUVs in crossover vehicles, part number TH01594265. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. As inaudible 00:00:18 vehicle is primarily rear wheel drive, well be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. Well begin our installation by first placing the chain, flat it out on the ground, and undo any kings or tangles. This will ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now starting with the yellow end of the tire chain, well go from the back set of the tire, up on the inside, and then bring it around the other side of the tire. Now up at the 12:00 position, well bring the two ends up and hook the two ends together.



Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Thule standard snow tire chains for SUVs, commercial vehicles and motor homes, part number TH01571265. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. Now this vehicle is primarily rear-wheel-drive, so well be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. Well begin our installation by first placing the tire chain, flat it out on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This will ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now starting with the yellow end at the back end of the tire, well go around the back set of the tire, and then bring the yellow end and the blue end up at the 12 oclock position at the top of the tire. Well then connect the two ends together and bring the chain over the remaining part of the tire.



Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, well be installing the Glacier V-Bar snow tire chains or cam tighteners, part number PWH2828SC. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. Now this vehicle is primarily rear-wheel-drive, so well be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. Well begin our installation by first setting the tire chains out flat on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This is going to ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Well now go ahead and drape the tire chain over the tire making sure that the hooks are facing outward, so that we dont damage the outer wall of the tire.Now well go ahead and move to the inside of the tire, where we will connect the hook and link.



Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2012 Nissan Xterra, we'll be installing the Glacier Twist-Link snow tire chains with cam tighteners for light trucks, part number PWH2228SC. We'll be installing these tire chains on tire size 265/70-16. Since this vehicle is primarily rear-wheel-drive, we'll be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. We'll first begin our install by placing the tire chains directly on the ground flat to undo any kinks or tangles. This is going to ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around the tire. Now we'll go ahead and drape the tire chain over the tire, making sure it is centered and the hooks are facing outward, so that we don't damage the outer wall of the tire. Now we'll move to the inside of the tire at the 12 o'clock position and hook together the hook and link.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box with 22 cubic feet of space, metallic silver in color part number TH636S.With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up on to the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to tighten on the clamps. Youll know when the clamps have been fully tightened when the knobs starts to click.We can then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now, this double-sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle.Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that you can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured. That will complete todays test fit for the Thule Sonic XXL part number TH636S on our 2008 Nissan Xterra.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space, glossy black in color part number TH634BWith the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System assembled on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up on to the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to tighten on the clamps. Youll know when the clamps have been fully tightened down when they start to click. Well then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process.Now, this double sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.That will complete todays test fit for the Thule Sonic Large part number TH634B on our 2008 Nissan Xterra.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL rooftop cargo box with 16 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH-615. This box does only open from one side so you need to position it on the passenger side of your roof. With the Thule rapid cross roads roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. We can now unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over the top of each bar. We can then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 14 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH614. Now, this box does only open from one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger's side of your vehicle. With a Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. With the box in position, we can unlock it and open the lid, exposing the 4 slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over the top of each bar, and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today, on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box with 11 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH613. Now, this box only opens from one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger's side of your roof. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's load bars. We can now unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the 4 slots in the bottom of the box. We can take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over the top of each bar, and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured.





Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra we will be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space, aero skin black in color, part number TH624. With the Thule rapid crossroads roof rack system on our vehicle we will begin our test fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. We will then move to the other side of the vehicle and repeat the same process. Now this double sided opening lid will also enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secured you can see that we can easily access the rear hatch of our Xterra with the box secured. That will complete today's test fit for the Thule Force Large part number TH624 on our 2008 Nissan Xterra. .



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2008 Nissan Xterra

Today on our 2008 Nissan Xterra, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System using Part Numbers THARB43 and TH450R. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We'll use the anchor point, where the side rails anchor down to the vehicle's roof, where we will place our front load bar next to. This will ensure that our front bar is perpendicular to the roof and in the same spot on both sides. With the bar in place, we can pop off the end caps and bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the bar and hook them into the connection points. We can then turn the black bolt to tighten down the straps up against the side rail of our Xterra.





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