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U-ace 3D Kagu Custom Front Floor Liners Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

All right today on 2009 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit of the U-Ace custom auto floor liners with Maxpider grip, part number L1SB00321501. These floor liners are for the second row. Now to start off our test fit, well I'm going to go ahead and remove the existing floor mats. Then, we'll go ahead and lay into place the new floor liners, starting on the passenger side when you simply put into place and see how it matches the contour of the floor. It reaches up a bit at the front seats a little bit and also has a crazy edge all the way around. Now we'll go over to the driver side and it's pretty much a mirror image of the passenger side.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today, on our 2009 Subaru Forester we will be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64710. With the Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack system on our vehicle we will begin our test fit by placing the Swagman Fork Down directly onto our load bars. Here at the front platform we will want to bring our u bolts around the underside of our load bar, feeding them up through the platform and securing them by installing the two wing nuts. Once we have those tight we can repeat that process for the other side of our front platform. We will move to the rear and drop our u bolt through the top of our bike rack. Making sure that the bolts go around our rear load bar, we will want to fit our bracket around our bolts and then secure it by tightening down our wing nuts. With the front and rear secure we can go ahead and undo the rear wheel strap and make sure the skewer at the front is loose. We will grab our bike and place it onto the bike rack.



U-Ace 3D Kagu Custom 2nd Row Floor Liners Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today, on a 2009 Subaru Forrester, we're going to do a test fit of a U-Ace custom auto floor liners with Max spider grip. Part number L1SB00321501. Now, these floor liners are for a second row. To start off our test it, we're going to go ahead and remove the existing floor mats. Then we will go ahead and lay into place the new floor liners. Starting on the passenger side, we can just simply put into place and see how it matches the contour of the floor.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we'll be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand Up Paddle Board carrier with a two board capacity, part number TH810. With a Thule Rapid 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 straparound the front bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier. We'll then use the small hand knob to secure it around our bar. We'll move to the other sideand repeat this process. We'll grab the other half, place it onto our rear bar, and repeat the same tightening process that we used at the front. We do however want to be sure that both halves of our carrier are in line with each other for better hauling of our paddle board. With the front and rear halves of our carrier secure to our bars, we can now loosen up our strap, and place it over to the other side of our vehicle. We'll grab our paddle board and place it onto our carrier.



Thule AeroBlade Podium Roof Rack Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester we'll be test fitting the rapid podium roof rack system from Thule using part numbers THARB47, TH460R, and THKIT3079. With our roof rack assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin our test fit by removing the covers for our fixed points. These covers don't actually fully remove, they just flip up. We can then insert our bolts to each hole, making sure we tighten them down with the allen key. Then we'll go ahead and put our spacer slider over top each bolt. Now we'll grab our front bar and place it on the front part of our roof. We'll want to make sure that the bolts go through the hole in the center of our foot pack. Now we'll want to check to make sure that we have even bar overhang on each side. We'll use an allen key to tighten the two bolts on our foot pack to secure it in position where it is on the bar. We'll do this for both sides.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester will be test fitting the Thule flat top ski and snowboard carrier with a six gear floorboard capacity, part number TH-92725. With the Thule rapid podium roof racksystem on our vehicle, we'll begin our tested by placing half of our carrier onto our front load bar. We'll bring our rubber coatedstrap around our bar, fitting it back into the foot of the carrier and then using the small hand knob to secure it around our bar. We'll then move to the other side and repeat this process. We'll grab the other half of our carrier and place it onto the rear bar. We'll want to make sure that both halves of our carrier are lined up nicely with each other for better hauling of our gear.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we'll be test fitting the Swagman rooftop bike rack, part number S64720. With a Thule Rapid Podium roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the Swagman bike rack directly onto our load bars. Here at the front platform, we'll take our u-bolts, and bring them around the underside of our load bars. We'll feed them back up through the platform, and secure it by tightening the wing nuts. We'll move to the other side of the platform and repeat this process. Here at the rear, we'll take our u-bolt and drop it through the top of our bike rack, making sure that the bolts go around our rear load bar. We'll then fit the bolts through the bracket and secure it by installing our wing nuts. With the front and rear secure, we can go ahead and undo the wheel strap here at the rear and the wheel strap at the front. We'll also loosen up the hand knob for our frame jaws. We'll grab our bike and place it onto our bike rack.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester we'll be test fitting the Rockymounts Tierod roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY1014. With the Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing our tierod bike rack onto our load bars. Here at the front we'll remove the black plastic cover and bring our straps around our front bar. We can then fit the straps back 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. Once we have that tight we can replace our black plastic cover. Here at the rear, we'll undo an allen bolt so we can bring our rear clamp around our rear bar. We'll drop the allen bolt back through and tighten it in place with an allen key. With the front and rear secure, we'll go ahead and undo the rear wheel strap and make sure the skewer at the front is loose. We'll grab our bike and place it onto our bike rack, dropping our front forks down onto our skewer. We'll secure the bike first by tightening our skewer and then move to our rear and tighten with the wheel strap. That completes today's test fit of the Rockymounts Tierod roof mounted bike rack, part number RKY1014, on our 2009 Subaru Forester. .



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, well be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Stretch roof-mounted bike rack, part number RKY1011. With the Thule Podium Style Roof Rack System on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the RockyMounts Tierod Stretch directly onto our load bars.Here at the front well bring the rubber-coated straps around the front bar and remove our black plastic cover. Well fit the straps into the head of the carrier and then use an Allen key to tighten the Allen bolt, which will secure our straps around our front bar. We can then replace our black plastic cover.Here at the rear well loosen up an Allen Bolt to bring our rear clamp around our rear bar, well drop the Allen Bolt back through and tighten them down using an Allen key.With the front and rear secure, well go ahead and undo the rear wheel strap and make sure the skewer at the front is loose. Well grab our bike, place it onto the bike rack and drop our front forks down onto our skewer. Well secure the bike first by tightening our skewer and then move to the rear and tighten with the wheel strap. With our bike loaded up.





Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today, on our 2009 Subaru Forester, well be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space, Glossy Black in color, part number TH634B. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads Roof Rack System on our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the box up onto the vehicles bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the 2 closest knobs. We can turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar. You'll know the knobs have been fully tightened down when the knobs start 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 an unloader cargo from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today, on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we'll be test fitting the Thule Pulse large roof top cargo box with 14 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH614. This box does only open from one side, so you'll need to be position on the passenger side of your roof. With the Thule Rapid Crossroads roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the box up onto the vehicle's load bars. We can now unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the four slots int eh bottom the of box We can then take the clamps, slide them down through the slots over top of each bar, and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, that'll complete today's test fit of the Thule Pulse large, part number Th614, on our 2009 Subaru Forester. .



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we'll be test fitting the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System using part numbers THLB50 and TH450. This roof rack system is also available as a kit with locks as part number TH45050. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front bar onto the front of our roof. Now there is a crease in which we are going to use to help us position the front bar. We'll use the crease as a guide to make sure that our feet are right next to it, which will ensure our bar is perpendicular to the rear side rails. With the front bar in place, we can pop off the end caps, bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the rail, and hook them into the connection points.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, well be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH599XTR. With the Thule crossroad roof rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up on to the vehicles bars. Starting at the front, well bring the bracket around the underside of the front bar and insert the T-bolt into the designating spots. We can then turn the black wing nuts to tighten down the clamps up against the front bar. Now Im moving to the rear, well remove one of the wing nuts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the bar. Well then reinstall our wing nut to secure the rear part of the bike rack to the bar.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, well be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number RKY0438. With the Thule crossroads roof rack system assembled on to our vehicle, well begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up on to the vehicles bars. At the rear of the bike rack, well loosen up the wing nut and position the bracket around the rear bar. Well slide the bolt into the pre-drilled holes and reinstall our wing nut leaving it loose so we can adjust the front of the bike rack. Now Im moving to the front, we can remove the black plastic cover as well as our securer to expose the two allen bolts. Well use the included allen wrench to remove the two allen bolts to position the bracket around the underside of the front bar.Well then reinstall the allen bolts using the included allen wrench.





Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today, on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, with 16 cubic feet of space, matte black in color, part number TH615. When positioning the box on your roof, remember that it only opens from one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger side of your vehicle. 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 four slots in the bottom of the box. We can then take the clamps, slide them down through the slots, over top of each bar and then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, that'll complete today's test-fit for the Thule Pulse XL, part number TH615 on our 2009 Subaru Forester. .



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today, on our 2009 Subaru Forester, 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. Remember that it only opens from one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger side of your vehicle. When positioning the box on your roof, remember that it only opens from one side, so you'll need to position it on the passenger's side of your vehicle. 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 then unlock the box, open the lid, exposing the four slots in the bottom of the box. We can nowtake the clamps, slide them down through the slots, over top of each bar and then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against the load bars.Once everything is all tightened down and secured, that'll complete today's test-fit for the Thule Pulse Alpine, part number TH613on our 2009 Subaru Forester. .



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we'll be test fitting the Thule Force XXL roof top cargo box with 21 cubic feet of space, arrow skin black in color, part number TH626. With the Thule rapid crossroads roof rack system already assembled onto our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the box onto the vehicle's bars. After positioning the clamps to fit over the bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid, exposing the 2 closest knobs. We'll turn the knobs to bring both clamps up around tightly to each bar. Moving around the other side of the vehicle, we'll repeat the same process. This double sided opening lid will enable you to easily load and unload your cargo from either side of the vehicle. Once everything is all tightened down and secured, that'll complete today's test fit for the Thule Force XXL roof top cargo box, part number TH626, on our 2009 Subaru Forester. .



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today, on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we'll be test-fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box with 13 cubic feet of space, Aeroskin Black in color, part number TH624. With the Thule Rapid CrossroadRoof Rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test-fit by placing the cargo box up onto the vehicle's bars. After positioning the clamps to fit overthe bars, we can unlock the box, open the lid, exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to tighten down the clamps up against thebars. Moving to the other side of the vehicle, we'll 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 secure, that'll complete today's test fit for the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH624on our 2009 Subaru Forester.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System using part numbers THARB47 and TH450R. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front bar onto the front of our raised side rails. Now there is a crease in which we are going to use to help us position the front bar. We'll use the crease as a guide to make sure that our feet are right next to it, which will ensure our bar is perpendicular to the raised side rails. With the front bar in place, we can pop off the end caps and bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the rail and hook them into the connection points. We'll then use the included tensioning tool to tighten on the black bolt, to tighten on the straps up against the rail.



Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2013 Subaru Forester we'll be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack for Raised, Factory Side Rails, part numbers TH7502-TH7502. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, we'll begin by placing our front bar onto the front part of our roof. Once we have our front bar onto the front part of our roof, we'll fit it onto our side rail. We'll grab out strap and the size of the rail will depend on what number we set our strap on; we're going to be using number three, so we'll slide that third hole onto the hook inside the foot pack, set it back down onto our side rail, bring our strap around and over top our side rail, fit in the two holes on the strap around the two mounts on the foot pack. We'll do this for both sides of the load bar. Then we'll find a fixed point on our side rail to measure from to ensure that our foot packs are in line with each other.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2013 Subaru Forester well be test fitting the Thule Square Load Bars Roof Rack System using the 50-inch bars, part number thlb50, and the Thule Crossroad Roof Mounted Roof Railing Foot Pack, part number th450. With a factory side rail system on our vehicle, well begin by placing our first bar directly onto the front part of our roof. Well set the foot packs on top of the side bars and make sure that the arrow indicator on each foot pack is in line with the center of the side rail. To ensure that our foot packs at the front are in line with each other, well pick a fixed point on the side rails and measure to the center of the foot pack. Well do this on both sides of the vehicle. Well fit the rubber-coated steel strap around the side rail back into the foot pack.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2013 Subaru Forester well be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System using 53-inch load bars, part number tharb53, and the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, part number th450r. With our roof rack system assembled according to the instructions, well begin by placing our front bar onto the front part of our roof. We want to make sure that the arrow indicator on each foot pack is in line with the center of the side rail. Well bring the rubber-coated steel strap around the underside of the side rail fitting it back into the foot pack. Then well tighten the Allen bolt using the included Allen key. Once we have it tight we can then slide our tool back into the foot pack.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2013 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2013 Subaru Forester well be test fitting the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System using 47-inch load bars, part number tharb47, and the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, part number th450r. Our vehicle has a factory side rail system. We can begin our test fit by placing our front bar directly onto the front part of our roof. Well want to make sure that the arrow indicator on each foot pack is in line with the center of our side rail. Well go ahead and make sure that we have even bar overhang on each side of our vehicle. To ensure that we had our foot packs in the correct location, we found a fixed point on the side rail and measured back to the center of the foot pack.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2013 Subaru Forester, we'll be testing the RockyMounts Pitchfork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY0438. With the Thule Square Bar System mounted to our side rails, we'll go ahead and begin our test fit by placing our carrier directly onto our load bars. With the carrier onto our load bar, we'll go ahead and fit our clamp into position, bringing it around the underside of our load bar and fit in the bolts back to the clamp. We'll tighten the bolts using an Allen key. Once the bolts are tight, we can go ahead and reinstall our skewer and then we'll replace our black plastic cover. We'll move to the rear and undo the wing nut to fit our bracket around our rear bar.



WeatherTech Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, well be installing the WeatherTech Floor Liner in the rear cargo area part number WT42419 gray in color. This application is also available in tan part number WT41419 or black part number WT40419. WeatherTech mats are custom-molded precisely to fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape channels the moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off the carpeting. As you can see here, its got the raised outer edge and cut outs for the rear cargo hooks. It also has the extended cut outs for the deep side pockets for the rear storage areas.





Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Forester - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we'll be installing Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75650. This is what our hitch will once it's installed on the vehicle. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch, pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 6-1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver, tube to the ground is 13-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, well be test fitting part number TH970XT. This is the Thule Helium Aluminum Two Bike Carrier. Now to begin our test fit, well remove the included adapter for the 2-inch hitch so were ready to go ahead and fit into the vehicle. Well begin by sliding the bike rack shank into the hitch, well then line up the hitch pinhole and install the attached hitch pin. We can then move to the back of the bike rack shank and tighten down the knob securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester will be test fitting the Thule Double Track Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch hitches, part number TH990XT. Now to begin our test fit, well simply slide our bike rack shank into the hitch and line up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down the anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 12 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle with the platform in the stored position is 2 inches. We can now go ahead and pull the switch at the bottom of the bike rack platform to allow the platform to come down.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we will be test fitting the Swagman XTC-2, 2-bike platform style carrier, part number S64670. Now to begin our test fit, we will slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We will now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 17 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 2-1/2 inches. We will now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform, and open the cargo door.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we will be test-fitting part number A30901, this is the SportRack 2-bike hitch mounted bike rack for 1-1/4 inch and 2-inch hitches. Now to begin our test fit, we will slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. We will now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the back of the bike rack is 17-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5 inches. We can now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, we will be test-fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1038. We will be using this in conjunction with the rubber adjusters part number PW100. Now, these cable chains are prefect for the occasionally use. They feature a rugged steel wiring covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction. They are very easy to install and they comply with all DOT specifications. They will fit either front, rear, or all-wheel drive vehicles.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, well be test-fitting the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform-Style Bike Carrier, part number PS63134. Now to begin our test fit, we simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install our hitch pin. With our hitch pin in, well go ahead and put the safety clip on the other side securing our bike rack to the vehicle. We can now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the back of the bike rack is 16-1/4 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 7 inches. Well next go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door.



Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today, on our 2010 Subaru Forester, well be test fitting part number A103-WHITE-114. This is the Kuat Alpha 3 Bike Aluminum Bike Rack for 1-1/4-inch hitches. To begin our test fit, well slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install the hitch pin. We can then tighten down the knob at the back of the shank securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Now, well go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 13 inches, and from the closest point of the bike rack mast to the back of the vehicle is 4-1/2 inches.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, well be test fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains for Light Trucks, part number PW2016C. These are perfect for the occasionally use. The tire chains feature are rugged steel wiring covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction. Theyre easy to install and comply with all DOT specifications. Theyll fit either the front, rear or all-wheel drive vehicles. Theyre designed with a low profile, they gives you a smoother ride.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2010 Subaru Forester, well test-fitting part number C18145. This is the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2-inch Hitches. Now, weve already removed the included adapter for the 2-inch hitch, so were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pinhole and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our cargo carrier is secured to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2003 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2003 Subaru Forrester, were gonna to do a test fit of the WeatherTech Floor Liners in the front row part number WTW3TN tan in color. This is a two-piece set; one for the driver and one for the passenger side. First, well go ahead and remove the old or manufacturers floor mats. Now were ready to install the WeatherTech Liner. The WeatherTech Liners are molded to fit the vehicle floor board and stay in place. The shape, channels and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in and on the liner and off of the carpeting.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liners Review - 2003 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2003 Subaru Forester, were gonna be doing a test fit of the WeatherTech Floor Liners in the second row part number WT460972 gray in color. First, well go ahead and remove the old or manufacturers floor mats. Now were ready to install the WeatherTech Floor Liner. The WeatherTech Liners are custom molded precisely to fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shape, channels and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in and on the liner and off the carpeting. As seen in this application, its custom molded to fit around the seat track mounting points.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2003 Subaru Forester - Hopkins

Today on our 2003 Subaru Forester we're going to install the Hopkins 4-Pole Wiring Kit, part number 33855. First we'll need to access the rear cargo area. Then we're going to open up the access to the spare tire. Alright, next on the passenger's side we're going to go ahead and remove the spare tire tools and there's a fastener here to remove this panel. This exposes us to the rear trailer connector that we're looking for. So this application is being wrapped in blue tape.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2003 Subaru Forester - Tow Ready

Today on our 2003 Subaru Forester we're going to install the Tow Ready T1 Connector, part number 118461. First we'll need to access the rear cargo area. Then we're gonna open up the access to the spare tire. Alright, next on the passenger's side we're gonna go ahead and remove the spare tire tools and there's a fastener here to remove this panel. This exposes us to the rear trailer connector that we're looking for. So this application is been wrapped in blue tape.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Subaru Forester - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2003 Subaru Forrester, were gonna install Hidden Hitch part 90757. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Subaru Forester - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2003 Subaru Forrester, were gonna install Draw-Tite Hitch part 36311. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 14 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2003 Subaru Forester - Curt

Today on this 2003 Subaru Forrester, were gonna install the Curt Hitch part 12038. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Now well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost part of the bumper is 4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2003 Subaru Forester

Today well be test fitting the Thule Helium aluminum two bike carrier for both inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches part #: th970xt on our 2003 Subaru Forester. Well begin by installing the bike rack shank into the hitch, well line up the hitch pinhole and then insert out hitch pin. We can then tighten down the anti-rattle knob to secure the bike rack to the vehicle. And with our bike rack secured to the vehicle well give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance is 11 and inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5 inches. We can now go ahead and fold the bike rack down and open our cargo door and as you can see we can gain full access.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2003 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2003 Subaru Forester were going to be test fitting part #: s64670, the Swagman XTC 2 two bike carrier for both inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches. Now our vehicle is equipped with the inch and a quarter hitch and our bike rack is preassembled so were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We will insert the bike rack shank into the hitch, well line up the hitch pinhole and insert our anti-rattle bolt. We can then tighten it down with a wrench. With the anti-rattle bolt tight well install our safety pin which will secure the bike rack to the vehicle. With our bike rack secured to the vehicle well go ahead and give you a few measurements.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2003 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2003 Subaru Forester well be test fitting part #: a20901, the Sport Rack 2 wheel mount bike rack for both inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches. With our vehicle equipped with the inch and a quarter hitch and our bike rack preassembled were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by inserting the bike rack shank into the hitch, well line up the hitch pinhole and insert our Inaudible bolt. We can then tighten it down with a wrench. With our Inaudible bolt tight, well install the safety pin and that will secure the bike rack to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2003 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2003 Subaru Forester well be test fitting the road gear highway 2 bike carrier part #: rg8015220. Now, our vehicle is already equipped with an inch and a quarter hitch so well simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, well line up the hitch pinhole and insert our Inaudible bolt. We can then tighten it down with a wrench. With our Inaudible tight our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now well go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance with this bike rack is 12 inches, in from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5 inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Subaru Forester

Today were working on 2011 Subaru Forester. Were going to install current Hitch part numbers 13147. Here are couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost point of the bumper is four inches. From the top to the receiver tube to the ground is 15 inches. Now lets go ahead with the installation.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2011 Subaru Forester

Today working on a 2011 Subaru Forester, were going to install a Tow-Ready T-One Connector part# 118467. Go ahead and remove the cargo cover, were going to remove the center foam tray and the driver's side foam tray to access the wiring underneath. And you see it gives us access to the manufacturer's trailer wiring. Now we can take our new Tow-Ready Connector and plug it into the manufacturers connection port. With our port connected we need to mount our converter box, we'll peel back the cover of the two-side adhesive and mount it to the sheet metal. Were mounting it to the sheet metal make sure you've got a good flat clean surface.



Yakima FlipSide 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Forester

Today on this 2011 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test fit of part number Y02426 from Yakima, the FlipSide 4 Bike Carrier. One quick note about this bike rack is that it will work with 1-1/4-inch receiver hitches. However, it can only be in class 2 hitch. This will also work with class 3 receiver hitches with the included spacer. We'll go ahead and start off by installing the rack into the hitch, tightening down the anti-rattle bolt and putting the safety pin on the other side. Now, the bike rack does come with a tool to tighten down the anti-rattle bolt.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Forester

Alright today on this 2011 Subaru Forester, were going to do a test fit of part number th970xt from Thule. The Helium Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier. Couple notes about this carrier is that it will work on 1-1/4 receiver hitches both class one and class two. It will also work on a class three receiver hitch as we are going to use here, and the bike rack does come with a bushing so that you can do that. Okay well start off by installing the bike rack into the hitch; we will line up the pin hitch holes and put in the key into the hitch and into the bike rack. We will turn the key 90 degrees and then we can tighten up the bike rack with the anti-rattle knob.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Forester

Today on this 2011 Subaru Forester, were going to do a test fit of part number th990xt from Thule, the Thule Doubletrack Platform bike carrier. This bike carrier will work on 1-1/4 receiver hitches, class one and class two, and will also work on a 2 receiver as shown here with the included bushing. We will start off by putting the bike rack into the hitch. Well tighten it down with the anti-rattle bolt, and then put the lock on the other side. Now the bike rack does come with tool to help tighten down the bolt, however wrench will work just as well. Next well give you some measurements to give you an idea of clearance between the bike rack and the vehicle, and the ground.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Forester

Today on this 2011 Subaru Forester were a30901 from SportRack. This is the two bike easy hitch mounted bike rack. One quick note is that this bicycle rack will work with inch and a quarter receiver hitches, class one and class two. We will be using it on a class three receiver hitch with the included spacer. We will start off by installing the bike rack into the hitch, we will tighten down the anti rattle bolt, and then put the safety pin on the other side. And we will be using a inch wrench to tighten everything down.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Forester

install-rhodegear-highway-2011-subaru-foresteer-rg8015220 Alright today on this 2011 Subaru Forester, were going to do a test fit of part number rg8015220 from Rhode Gear, this is our highway 2 bike carrier. One quick note is that this bike carrier will fit 1-1/4 receiver hitches class one and class two. It will also work as we have here with 2 with the included spacer. Well go ahead and install the bicycle rack into the hitch; we will tighten down the anti-rattle bolt, and put the safety pin on the side. We will also use a wrench to tighten down the bolt. Alright next we will give you a couple measurements that will give you an idea of clearance between the vehicle and the bike rack, and the bike rack to the ground.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2011 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2011 Subaru Forester, we're going to do a test for the part number TH916XTR from Thule, the Thule T2 Platform-Style Bike Rack. One quick not about this, the bike rack is intended for a 2" receiver hitch only. We'll start up by installing the bike rack into the hitch, tightening down the anti-rattable and putting lock on the other side. The bike rack does come with tool tightened on the bolt, however a 3/4" wrench works just as well. Next we'll give you some measurements that give you an idea of clearance between the bicycle rack and the vehicle, and the bicycle rack and the ground. The closest from rear wheel to the bumper is going to look like 1".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Subaru Forester

Today we will be installing part number 12038, a hitch made by Curt for a 2006 Subaru Forester. A couple of measurements to think about when considering accessories for your new hitch is going to be from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most point of the bumper is 5 inches. And from the top of the hitch to the ground is 13 inches. The first step we are going to do is the charcoal canister down out of our way. It has three fasteners that will have to be removed. The second step will be to remove our passenger rear tow hook. It has three fasteners also. This tow hook will be removed and left off the vehicle as it will be in the way of our new hitch. Our next step will be to remove the charcoal canister bracket. 0:56



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on this 2009 Subaru Forester we are going to be installing wiring harness part number 118467. We are at the rear of the vehicle and the port that we are going to need to plug our wiring harness into is located inside the cargo area underneath the floor board over here on the driver side of the vehicle. We are going to need to remove quite a few pieces to gain access to the port. The driver side styrofoam has a few retaining fasteners holding it in to position. To remove those you can either use a flat headed screwdriver or you could use a rivet removal tool. 00:33



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on this 2010 Subaru Forester we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 24807. This installation will also apply for Hidden Hitch part number 60893. We are underneath the vehicle and the first thing we need to do before we can get started installing the trailer hitch is to lower the exhaust off both the driver and passenger side frame rails. There are two exhaust hangers per side that we need to lower the exhaust off of. There is one here at the more rear side of the vehicle towards the inboard side and then one on the outboard side a little bit forward of the exhaust. Then there is a fifth hanger we need to lower it off of as well and it is forward on the vehicle almost even with the rear axle. 00:34



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester

Okay, today on our 2009 Subaru Forester we are going to install part number 118467 from Tow Ready. Okay, the first thing we need to do when we install our wire harness is get down to the spare tire area, so we are going to take off this mat here get it out of our way. Take out the foam s. We will take this out of our way, and we will remove the net. Okay, and then this foam section here also has to come out. :31



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on our 2009 Subaru Forester, we are going to install part number 13147 from Curt. All right we will go ahead and show you, the hitch mounts up to the body of the vehicle and to get started we are going to have to actually lower the exhaust so we have more working room. All right also what we are going to do is put on a little safety strap, you can use a wire or something, just to control the exhaust so when we take it off the hangers it will not come falling down. All right we are just going to spray them down with some lubricant. And there is one up towards the front of the vehicle we will need to undo also. You are going to do the same two on the passenger side. Now with the exhaust out of the way you get a better view of the frame rail. What we have got to do next is go ahead and remove the rubber plugs here and here. We will just pop out this one here. With that one I think we can just grab a pair of pliers and pull straight down. All right we will do the same thing on the passenger side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2001 Subaru Forester

Today we are going to install part number 12038 from Curt, and we are going to install this hitch on a 2001 Subaru Forester. First thing we are going to do is we have to take down some parts off the vehicle to install the hitch. Take off this tie-down hook. We will have to temporarily lower this carbon canister. Now we are just going to lower it we are actually not going to take it all the way off. All right, we will just leave it like that. We do not have to worry from here on out. Now we need to go ahead and take down this bolt here for this bracket. What is going to happen is this bracket will go back in place with the hitch installed. The hitch is designed to fit around it, and the carbon canister will go back up when it is done. And on the drivers side, this rear tie-down mount will get removed and left off. And this rear hanger for the exhaust comes off temporarily and goes back on when we are done. What is going to happen is that, in the end, this is going to actually get bolted back to the hitch itself, and this exhaust bracket is going to stay off.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2001 Subaru Forester

Today we are going to install part number 118461 from Tow Ready, and we are going to install this part on a 2001 Subaru Forester. The connection points are inside the vehicle, in the rear, so we have to get inside the rear hatch and start pulling up the floor panels. Our connection point happens to be right here, underneath the threshold on the passengers side. You just pull it out. It has got the blue tape on it. And our T-connector will simply just snap in place, like so. And all that remains is to go ahead and attach the Modulite to the back of the sheet metal here. You can put it just any place you want but it seems pretty convenient and out of the way right here. And we can zip-tie our wires to the existing wire package here, and they will be safe and out of the way. Now we did not really have to take out the spare tire, but it gives you a better idea of what is going on.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Forester

Today on this 2009 Subaru Forester we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 75650 and this installation will also apply for Hidden Hitch part number 87493. The first thing we need to do is lower the exhaust down. There are four main hangers and then there is one forward hanger that we need to lower the exhaust off of. 00:20



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Subaru Forester

All you have to do is get to the inside panel and get to the connector. Basically we have to take out this panel, and this panel to get the spare tire well and we can find our panel that way. Once you get to the spare tire well you should see this connector wrapped in blue tape. Your T-connector will plug right in to that and well go ahead and make a permanent mounting. We can route this back here and make sure you have enough wire coming out. After that go ahead and stick it down with the adhesive.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Subaru Forester

Today we are going to install part number 118461, we will be using this on a 2007 Subaru Forester. The first step involved with installing is taking off some of the interior panels and getting down to the floor. So we have to get down to the bottom where we can see the wiring and well trace it back to find the connector. This panel comes off first, followed by the panel underneath, and then this panel comes up. Now we have gotten to our wire harness, now we need to find the connector. Once we find our harness, well follow that back to the tail light as the instructions say, you look around and here is the plug right here. As a note this plug can be found on different models and years possibly further up here towards the front. You could also find them on the other side, just check the instructions before you start.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2004 Subaru Forester

Today we're going to do an install on an '04 Subaru Forester. And we're going to use part #36311. We've got a class II receiver hitch being mounted on. And there's a few parts that have to come off and we'll show those to you. A few of the parts that have to come out to make way for the hitch on the passengers side are the tie down bracket here and the canister here. With the canister, these bolts and this bolt and one in the back will have to come out to lower this. So we can get to that bolt, so we can take it out. This will all go back up when we're done. Next we'll do this center support. The bracket won't go back up there, but we will reinstall the screw for safe keeping if the hitch ever comes off



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Subaru Forester

This hitch is also know as part number 36311 from Hidden Hitch and 06975 from Reese. This will cover the same applications. First thing we have to do is lower the passenger bracket take that off completely, and lower the carbon cannister out of the way. Also this bracket has to come down loose, it will get re-installed later. Next this bracket for here for the fascia support will have to come off, the hitch does provide support for the fascia when were done. Next we have to remove this tie down bracket, disconnect the exhaust from this bracket, and this bracket will be taken off the vehicle. Now we can install the hitch, its a good idea to have an extra set of hands at this point. As you can see, it takes a couple of hands to get the hitch up there. With a little bit of fidgeting, you can get it up there relatively easy. Theres just one thing you have to make sure of is that this bracket the hitch goes through and that its the hitch then the bracket, and then the frame itself, thats the order it goes in.





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