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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Forester - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to install part number 87654 from Hidden Hitch. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on our Forester. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out selecting some accessories such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside edge of the bumper comes out to be about 6 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube down to the ground will be about 14 inches. Now I'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and get our vehicle ready to install the hitch.



Yakima Roof Rack Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Yakuma RailGrab Roof Rack System. We've got the 48-inch round bars that we're using; part number on that is Y00408. We've got the Yakuma RailGrab Foot Pack System; part number on that: Y00138. As you can see, we've already got the front bar installed on the Forester. We're going to go over with you how to install the rear bar. Now, installing the foot pack is very simple. It's just going to be a matter of sliding the large hoop around the large round opening here right down on our bar.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to do a test fit of the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system. We're using the SX series of feet. That part number is RRSX005. The 49" black bars; part number on this is RRVA126B-2. No these are also available with a silver finish as part number RRVA126S-2. Now as you can see we've already installed our front bar here. We found a fixed point, measured back from the fixed point, did that measurement on both sides.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Forester - Curt

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we'll e installing the CURT Hitch, part number C12047. This is what our hitch will look like once installed. Next we'll go ahead and 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 outermost edge of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with the installation. Before we begin removing the rubber isolators from metal hangers, we'll go ahead and take a safety strap and put it under the exhaust so that it'll help control the weight and we can safely lower it. We'll first go ahead and locate the exhaust hangers. There are a total of five hangers, two for each muffler, one on the inside and outside of the muffler and then one just forward of the rear axle.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Forester - Curt

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we'll be installing the Curt 2 Inch Receiver Tube Hitch, part number 13147. Next we'll go ahead and give you some hitch measurements that will assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-3/8". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14-3/4". This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with the installation. Before we begin, removing the rubber inaudible 00:00:33 from metal hangers, we'll go ahead and take a safety strap and put it under the exhaust so that it'll help control the weight and we can safely lower it. We'll first go ahead and locate the exhaust hangers.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB50 and TH450. We already have our rear load bar installed on our roof rack so we're going to install our front bar. Before I do that, we want to go ahead and show you how to install the last foot pack. Pretty simple. It just slides over the square bar. Once you have that on there we can go ahead and install the end cap.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB47 and TH450R. We already have the rear bar assembled and installed onto our roof rack. In order to get the front bar on there, we're going to go ahead and show you how to install the last foot pack to our load bar system. Really simple installation. Place it in there and reinstall the end cap. Now we're ready to get it up onto the front part of our roof rack. We want to make sure that the thicker portion of the bar is facing the front of the vehicle.



Whispbar Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Whispbar Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier. This has a six ski or a four board capacity. The part number on it is WB-300. We've got a Yakima RailGrab Roof-Rack system that we've already installed on the Forester. As you can see, we've got the rear half of our carrier installed as well. To begin our test fit here, we're going to place the Ski and Snowboard Carrier onto to the rooftop of our vehicle. We'll open the upper jaw.



Thule SUP Taxi Watersport Carriers Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Thule Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with a 2-Board Capacity part number TH810. We have a Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System on our vehicle and we have the rear part of our carrier already installed. We're going to install the front half onto our front bar. When doing this you want to make sure that you have your bars or that you have both halves of your carrier in line with each other. We can just bring the rubber coated strap around and use the wing knob here at the front to tighten it around our bar. These are nice rubber coated steel straps that are going to be very strong, very durable. Once we have this side snug down and secure, we can go ahead and move to the other side and repeat that same process.



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we are going to be test fitting the Thule Moab, this is the mother of all baskets cargo carrier. Part number TH690XT. With the Thule Crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle, we are going to go ahead and take our Moab and place it up onto our roof rack. Once we have it on there, we are going to go and make sure that we have it centered. We'll just come in the front of the vehicle, make sure that we have it nice and centered, just going to bring it over a little bit more and then we'll go ahead and start tightening it up our connection points. This is just a really easy system, all we got to do is remove one of the wing nuts, bring the bolt up through the appropriate slot, and then we can reinstall that wing nut.





Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, were going to be test fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier. Its going to have a 6 ski or 4 board capacity, part number TH92725. With the Thule rapid crossroad roof rack system on our vehicle and the rear part of our carrier already installed, were going to go and place this onto our front load bar. Now in doing this, you want to make sure that we give both halves of our carrier to line up with one another. Once we have that in the correct location, we can bring the rubber coated steel strap around to our load bar, fit in the back into the foot, and then we can use the wing knob here at the front to tighten that strap around to our load bar. Once we have this side nice and secure, we can go and go to the other side and repeat that same process. With it nice and tight on our roof rack, well go ahead and open up our jaws.



Thule Accessories and Parts Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Fairing. This is part number TH871XT. We've already got 3 of our clips installed on our Crossroads Roof Rack System, so now all we have to do is place our Fairing onto the roof, and then we just need to make sure that our clips are in line with our clamps. We'll go and install the last clip, just so we can show you how to do that. Each one's going to have an arrow. We want to make sure that that arrow is facing the front of the vehicle. Bring that around your bar.



Husky Liners Floor Mats Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be test fitting the Husky Liner Floor Liners. It's going to be for the front and second row of our vehicle in black, with part number HL99881. We're going to begin here on our driver side. We already got the previous liners removed so that way we can go ahead and take our Husky Liner and place it here on the floorboard of our vehicle. We're going to push it in place and we want to make sure that we go ahead and get our anchor point set so we got the nice little cut outs here that's going to allow those anchor points to come through. You can see how this liner really fits the contour of our floorboard, custom made for this vehicle. It's also going to have the raised containment walls so it's going to help those materials stay on the liner and off the carpet. You've got the channels that are going to help divert the fluids away, also keeping your feet up out of the mess. You've got the heel pad here, you've got plenty of coverage that goes up underneath the pedals.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be test-fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof-Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH599XTR. With the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System already assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test-fit by placing our bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front, we want to go ahead and bring our front clamps around our front bar and we'll get our rear ones set as well. All you've got to do is undo one of the little knobs. We'll loosen up the other one a little bit and we'll make sure that we have each bolt around the rear load bar. Then we can place the plate back into position and hold it down with the wing nuts. We're just going to go ahead and get that snug for a nice little secure fit, then we can move back up to the front of our bike rack. Here, we want to take our clamps and bring them around.



Husky Liners Floor Mats Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Forester - Curt

Today in our 2015 Subaru Forester, well be installing the Curt 1-1/4-inch receiver tube hitch, part number C12100. Now, note. Were going to be working on a vehicle with a single rear exhaust system. If you have a dual rear exhaust system, you have to compensate by removing additional hangers. Well also go ahead and note this process we do here on one side is going to get repeated identically on the opposite side as our attachments are the same for each side.Heres what our hitch is going to look like once installed. Next, Ill give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch.



Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester we're going to do a test fit on the Thule Hitching Post Pro. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack. They've designed it for use with 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. The part number on it is TH934XTR. To begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack into the receiver tube of our hitch. Want to line up our pinhole with our hitch pinhole. Then we're going to take our anti-rattle bolt, which is provided, and we'll begin to thread that in.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch receiver, part number 60893. Now 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 top of the opening in the receiver to the ground we have 14". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper we have 6". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, let's go ahead and point out the five rubber exhaust hangers that we're going to need to remove in order to lower our exhaust down out of the way enough to install our hitch. Now before we remove any of these rubber exhaust hangers we're going to go ahead and install a safety strap to support the exhaust so it doesn't get lowered down or doesn't come down too far where it could be damaged.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester we're going to be installing the Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver, part number 24807. Now 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 top of the opening in the receiver to the ground we have 14". From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper we have 6". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, let's go ahead and point out the five rubber exhaust hangers that we're going to need to remove in order to lower our exhaust down out of the way enough to install our hitch.



U-Ace 3D Classic Custom Front Floor Liners Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we'll be doing a test fit of the U-Ase 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liners with MAXpider grip in black color for the front. Part number L1SB00312209. These floor liners are also available in the beige color, part number L1SB00312202 as well as in the gray color, part number L1SB00312201. We'll go ahead and begin here on the driver's side by removing any existing floor liner or mat that may already be in place. With that mat removed, we're ready to go ahead and install our new 3D Classic Custom Auto Floor Liner. As you will see here, the back has MAXpider grips which help it secure itself into the carpet and keep the mat in place. As you can also see, the mat is contoured to the floor of the vehicle and goes up underneath the pedals but does not impede their motion. There's also a cut-out area to give you access to your fuel door lever. On the driver's side here you will see that there's a heel pad area which gives you extra grip and also gives a little extra protection against wear and tear on the mat. Now let's move over here to the passenger side where again we're removing the existing floor liner or mat before replacing it with our new 3D Classic Custom Auto Liner.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we'll be installing the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number C56040. To begin with, we'll need to go ahead and raise the rear hatch of the vehicle. Then we'll go ahead and remove the rubber cover or the rubber tray that sits in the back of the vehicle. Well also need to remove the Styrofoam cover that's just above the spare tire as well as the carpet that covers the spare tire. All of this can be lifted out and set aside. The final piece that we'll need to remove is the Styrofoam section that's just to the left of the center tray. That'll be on the driver's side. To remove this though, there are two push fasteners that we'll need to remove.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Subaru Forester - Curt

Today on our 2014 Subaru Forester we'll be installing the Curt 2-inch receiver tube hitch, part number C13144. Here's what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 7 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground, is 14 inches. We'll now go ahead with the installation. To begin our install we'll go ahead and note that this vehicle has a single rear exhaust system. Some models will have dual exhaust systems, so each process you do to lower or remove the exhaust system will need to be done on both sides in those applications. Working with the single exhaust system we're going to have three rubber isolators that will need to be removed.



Yakima RocketBox Pro Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima RocketBox Pro 11. This is a rooftop cargo box. Offers 11 cubic feet of storage space, has a nice matte black finish to it. Part number on it is Y07193. We've already got our Yakima RailGrab roof rack system installed so we're going to begin our test fit by placing the RocketBox right up onto our crossbars here. As we sit it up here we want to position our clamps so they'll rest just in front of our crossbars. Once we have them all sitting just in front we're just going to slide our box rearward.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we are going to be doing a test fit of the Yakima Front Loader, this is a roof mounted wheel clamp style bike rack, part number on it is Y02103. Now we've already got the Yakima Rail Grab system that we've installed in the Forester here, we'll begin our test fit by just placing the rack right up onto the crossbars here. At the front there is a large black T handle, as that is tighten down, it draws the rear portion of the clamp forward, we'll have, let me show you quickly here, the two outer clamps got to the front, the rear clamp goes to the back and as you tighten it, that comes together. It's really is one of the easiest clamps I think that there is on the market as far as getting the front done, really easy to get on there, wait till it makes contact, give it a couple of good turns and really guys it's all there is to it, nice and secure. Now we can come around to the rear here and we'll clamp the other way or strap other way. As you can see we've got a two piece clamp here, we need to first remove that T bolt, pull that down through the slot, it's going to allow us to separate that lower portion, that will come out completely. This is going to give us one, two and three different positions to start that clamp in with the round bars, I usually use that first one and get this close, as close as we can get to start.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be doing a test fit on the Yakima ForkLift. This is a roof-mounted fork clamp-style bike rack. Part number on it is Y02098. Now we've already got our Yakima RailGrab roof rack system that we've installed on the Forester, so I'll begin the test fit by just placing the rack right up onto our load bars here, crossbars. We'll now want to remove the skewer from the front. This is reversed threads so you'll want to act as though you're tightening it for it to actually loosen.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester we're going to be doing a test fit on the Hollywood Tracks Traveler 5-bike rack. Now this has been designed for use in 2" hitches. Also designed to tilt away from your vehicle. The part number on it is HR9200. Now to begin the test fit we need to slide the shank of the Traveler right into the receiver tube of our hitch. We'll line up our threaded hole with our hitch pinhole.



Hollywood Racks Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2015 Subaru Forester, we are going to be doing a test fit on the Hollywood Racks 151/2x50 cargo carrier. They've designed this for use in two inch hitches and it has a 220 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is HR1485. Now this can also easily be added to the rear of the Hollywood racks sport rider SE or SE2 models. When using it in conjunction with your bike rack, you will be limited to a 90 pound capacity, just keep that in mind. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this, we'll line up the pin hole with our hitch pin hole, easier said that done I suppose.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 90222. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. We'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, we have 13 and 3/4 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper, we have 6 inches. Let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, let's point out the five rubber exhaust hangers that we're going to need to remove in order to lower our exhaust down out of the way enough to install our hitch. Before we remove any of these rubber exhaust hangers, we're going to go ahead and install a safety strap to support the exhaust so it doesn't get lowered down or doesn't come down too far, where it could be damaged.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, were going to be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36521. Heres what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the top if the opening in the receiver to the ground, we have 13 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of our bumper, we have 6 inches. Now, lets go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with, lets go ahead and point out the five rubber exhaust hangers that were going to need to remove in order to lower our exhaust down out of the way and off to install our hitch. Now, before we remove any of these rubber exhaust hangers, were going to go ahead and install a safety strap to support the exhaust, so it doesnt get lower down or doesnt come down too far where it could be damaged. Were going to use a little bit of spray lubricant and large pry bar to remove the rubber exhaust hangers. Next, well go ahead and use our safety strap now that our rubber exhaust hangers have been removed to lower our exhaust down to give ourselves a little more working room. Next, were going to need to remove a bolt from each side of our heat shield.





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