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Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza we're going to do a test fit on the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Vortex Aero roof rack system. Today we're using the bars, part number RRVA118B-2. The foot pack kit is part number RRLKVA, and we're using the foot pack; part number is Dk292. Now as you can see we've already installed the rear bar on the vehicle so we want to show you, take you through how we do it on the front here. Essentially we've fixed mounting locations here on the Subaru so we'll just use our finger or we'll use a small screwdriver, something to pry that door up and open. We're then going to take our fixed point extension here and we're going to thread that right into one of the two holes. Now refer to your instructions so it can give you a little more detail than than.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza we're going to do a test fit on the Kuat Trio. This is a roof mounted fork clamp style bike rack in the black and chrome that I have here. Part number is TR02. We also have in a nice gun metal gray and orange finish. That part number is RU01. We've already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System installed. We'll begin our test fit by just placing the roof rack up onto the roof line.



Rhino Rack Ski and Snowboard Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza, we're going to do a test fit on the Rhino Rack Locking Ski and Snowboard Carrier. This has a six ski or a four board capacity. The part number on it is 566U. As you can see we've already got our Rhino Rack Roof Rack system installed on the vehicle and we've already got the rear half in place. To begin our fit on the front, I like to take the bolts that are provided and I'm going to place those down through the upper portions of our clamp. We've got four of them, two for each clamp. Place those through and then as you can see once I place it up here I'll be sure that I've got one bolt coming down on the front side and one bolt coming down on the rear side of our crossbar. We'll then grab one of our lower clamp portions feed that up on there until both of our bolts have slid down into the hole and then we're just going to thread these in just to hold them in place for now.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Subaru Impreza - Curt

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza Hatchback, were going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch receiver, part number C11286.Now, 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 bicycle rack or a cargo carrier.From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, we have 10 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper, we have 2 inches.Now, lets go ahead and install our hitch. Now, were going to begin over here on the driver side. Were going to need to remove two rubber plugs to open up our mounting locations. One is right here, and the other one is right here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Subaru Impreza - Curt

Audio: Today, on our 2014 Subaru Impreza, we are going to be installing the Curt trailer hitch receiver, part# C11286. 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, you have 10.5". From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper, we have 2.5". Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch. Let's begin our installation by pointing out the mounting locations that we'll be using to install our hitch to the vehicle's frame. There's a total of 4 mounting locations, 2 on each side. There will be one right here as well as one right here.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza, we are going to do a test fit on the Rocky Mounts PitchFork. This is a roof-mounted, fork-clamp style, bike rack. Part Number on it is RKY1014.Now as you can see we have already got the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System installed, so we will just place our rack up here on the vehicle. We will remove the black cover located at the front and separate the two metal, rubber-coated, straps from the head. We will bring them around the under-side of our bar, center the head of the carrier onto the bar, and then we are going to fit these right back in. With those in the appropriate position we can now take our wrench and just start tightening that on down.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza were going to do a test fit on the Thule Sprint. This is a roof mounted fork clamp style bike rack. The part number on it is TH528. Now we already have our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack system installed on our vehicle, so well begin our test fit by placing the rack right up onto the roof line of the vehicle. As you can see, we've got a black rubber coated metal strap. On the bottom of each of our clamps we want to be sure that those come around the lower side. We've got our front positioned where we want.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza, we're going to do a test fit on the Thule Paceline. This is a roof-mounted fork clamp-style bike rack. The part number on it is TH527. As you can see, we're already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack system installed on the vehicle. We're going to begin our test fit just by placing the rack right up onto the roofline. We've got two levers that we want to lift, the front and rear. It's going to allow us once it's done, to separate the lower portion of our clamp from the upper. We'll then slide it rearward.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza, we're going to do a test fit on the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail. This is a roof mounted fork clamp style bike rack. The part number on it is RBC035. As you can see we've got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack system already installed on the Subaru. We'll begin our test fit by placing the rack onto the load bars, as we do this we want to hold down on the two black rubber coated metal straps allowing them to come around the underside, around to the front side of the bar here. We'll then lift up on the black cap, bring that off, bring our straps around, fit them into the indentations located here on the front side and then we're going to tighten down the single bolt located here in the middle. Great thing about this bolt is that it's going to tighten down both of our straps at the same time. So we've only got one thing to do here at the front to get the rack secured.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Impreza- Hidden Hitch

All right, today on this 2009 Subaru Impreza, we're going to install part number 60303 from Hidden Hitch. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the car. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories. Such as; a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 11 inches. And from the center of a hitch pin hole to the edge of your bumper came out to about 2-1/4 inches.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Subaru Impreza

All right, today in this 2009 Subaru Impreza we are going to install Part No. C56111 from Curt. First thing we need to do is lift up the back hatch so we can get access to the taillights. There will be two bolts on each taillight that we have to remove so that we can take the taillight off. Once we have the bolts removed, we gently pry or pull straight back so that we can release the taillight from the car. Then we need to release the wire harness from the taillights. There is a small tab that we can push down and it unlocks it and we can pull it apart. Once we have our taillights disconnected, we go ahead and set them off to the side. Now we can go ahead and start installing our wiring harness.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Impreza - Curt

Today's 2009 Subaru Impreza, we're going to install part number C11315 from CURT. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the car. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground, will be around 11 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper, will be about 2 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Impreza - Draw-Tite

All right, today on this 2009 Subaru Impreza, were going to install part number 24886 from Draw-Tite. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the car. Next, well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 11 inches. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper came in to about two and a quarter inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing that you do is go ahead and lower the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Subaru Impreza - Curt

Today on our 2007 Subaru Impreza, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C11318. This is what our hitch will look like once it's 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 5". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10". This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Subaru Impreza - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2007 Subaru Impreza, we'll be installing Hidden Hitch, part number 60823. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to 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 5-1/2". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10". This will assist you in selected accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2007 Subaru Impreza well be installing the Tow Ready Four-Pole Harness and Hardware Kit, part number 119176kit. First well begin by opening up the rear cargo area and then well start by removing the rear threshold. To remove the rear threshold well need to remove the lower two fasteners that screw off and then easily pull up on the rear threshold popping it free from the fasteners underneath. Well go ahead and set the rear threshold aside. Next well need to access the wiring behind each taillight assembly by removing the carpet. To remove the carpet and get it out of the way, well need to remove two push pin fasteners, one on each side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Subaru Impreza - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2007 Subaru Impreza well be installing the Drawtite hitch part #: 24710. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is five and a half inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is ten inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2012 Subaru Impreza, we'll be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding and Tilting 4 Bike Rack with Anti-Sway Cradles, part number TH934XTR. Now to begin our test fit, we've already removed the 2-inch adapter so we're ready to fit it in to our 1-1/4-inch hitch. We'll slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 8-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 7 inches.



Thule Helium Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2012 Subaru Impreza, we'll be test fitting part number TH970XT. This is the Thule Helium Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches. Now to begin our test fit, we've already removed the 2-inch adapter so we'll go ahead and slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install the attached hitch pin. With the pin in, we can then move to the back of the shank where we'll tighten the knob, securing our bike to the bike rack. We'll now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 8-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 7-1/2 inches.



Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2012 Subaru Impreza, we'll be test fitting the Thule Gateway 2 Bike Carrier. This is a trunk mounted bike carrier, part number TH9006. Now after setting up the bike rack as indicated in the instructions included with the bike rack, we're ready to fit it to the vehicle. We'll place the bike rack so that the bottom arm is resting on the rear bumper. We're holding that in place. We'll take our two top straps and hook them in the opening between the rear deck lid and the top of the vehicle.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2012 Subaru Impreza, we'll be test fitting the Thule Doubletrack Platform Style 2 Bike Carrier, part number TH990XT. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bottom of the bike rack is 10-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 5-1/2 inches. We can now go ahead and pull the switch at the bottom of the platform.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2012 Subaru Impreza, we'll be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number TH9025. A quick note on this bike rack: It is capable of being used in 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches class 1 through class 3, although when using it with a class 1 hitch, you are limited to two bikes. Now to begin our test fit, we've already removed the included adapter from our shank, so we're ready to fit it to the vehicle. We'll slide it into hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and allow the integrated locking hitch pin to slide into place. We can the move to the anti-rattle knob where we'll tighten it down, securing our bike rack to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2012 Subaru Impreza, we'll be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 2 Bike Wheel Mount Platform Style Bike Carrier, part number S64670. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With the bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. At this point, we can give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the back of the bike rack is 13 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 6-1/2 inches. We'll now go ahead and unfold the bike rack's platform and open our cargo door.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2012 Subaru Impreza, we'll be test fitting the SportRack 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number A30901. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. At the bike rack, our ground clearance is 13-3/4 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 8 inches. We'll now go ahead and unfold the bike rack platform and open our cargo door.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2012 Subaru Impreza, we'll be test fitting the Rhode Gear Highway 2 Bike Carrier. This is part number RG8015220. Now to begin our test fit, we'll simply slide the bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our bike rack is secured to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 8-1/2 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack mast to the back of the vehicle is 8 inches.



Pro Series Q-Slot Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our Subaru Impreza, we'll be testing part number PS63134. This is the Pro Series Q-Slot Platform Style 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches. To begin our test fit, we'll slide our bike rack shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our hitch pin. With our hitch pin in, we'll put the safety pin on the other side which will secure our bike to the vehicle. Now, we'll give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the bike rack is 14 inches and from the closest point of the bike rack to the back of the vehicle is 7 inches.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2012 Subaru Impreza, we'll be installing the Glacier Tire Chains, part number PW1038. Now, our tire size on this Impreza is a 205-50 R17. These tire chains are perfect for the occasional use. They will feature a rugged steel wiring covered with case-hardened steel rollers. The spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire across cables and they're designed for passenger vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They work on either front or rear wheel drive vehicles. Note that this is a full-time, all-wheel-drive vehicle so chains should go on all four tires.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2012 Subaru Impreza, we'll be test fitting the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number C18145. Now, we removed the included adapter for the 2-inch hitch so we're ready to fit it to the vehicle. We'll slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt. With our bolt tight, our cargo carrier is secured to the vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the closest point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is 3-1/2 inches and the cargo carrier will add an additional 23 inches of overall length to your vehicle.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Subaru Impreza

Today on this 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport, were going to be test fitting a Thule Roof Rack System. We'll be using the TH450R Rapid Traverse Feet as well as the THARB 47-inch AeroBlades. We already have our roof rack assembled according to the instructions and now we're ready to fit it up on top of our vehicle. We'll lay the front load bar up on top of our side rails. We'll measure from the fixed point on our side rails to the leading edge of our Rapid Crossroad Feet and make sure that we're even on both sides so that we know the bar is running perpendicular to our side rails. Once we've done all that, we can go ahead and tighten it down.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2010 Subaru Impreza

Today on this 2010 Subaru Impreza Hatchback, were going to be test fitting Curts 20x48 cargo carrier, part number C18145. To mount the cargo carrier on our vehicle, well insert the shank of the carrier into our receiver hitch on our vehicle. Well line up the pinholes, insert the anti-rattle bolt and well tighten it down with a -inch wrench. Well go ahead and take a couple of measurements to check for clearance and exhaust spacing on our cargo carrier. We have about 8- inches of ground clearance from the bottom of the cargo carrier to the ground and we have about 3- inches of rear bumper clearance from the outermost edge of the bumper to the closest portion of the cargo carrier. We have about 9- inches from the exhaust tip to the closest edge of our cargo carrier.





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