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U-Ace 3D Kagu Custom 2nd Row Floor Liner Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today in this 2012 Toyota 4Runner were going to work with part number L1TY04421509. This is a 3D Kagu custom auto floor liners with MAXpider grip. To start off we need to go ahead and remove any preexisting floor mat for liners. We want to get down to the bare carpet. Well install the new Kagu liner. You can see this is all 1 piece unit that covers the entire floor from left to right.



Derale Combination Transmission and Engine Oil Cooler Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 20174 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be installing the Derale Combination Cooler. Part number D15902. Now, to begin out install, we'll first go ahead and open up the hood. We've got remove the top fascia cover that will go between the fascia and core support. This says multiple push pin fasteners will need to be removed. To remove these push pin fasteners, we'll simply pry up on the center of the fastener and then remove it completely. Next, we'll start removing the multiple fasteners to undo the front fascia. They'll be fasteners that secure the top of the fascia inside the wheel well and underneath. Once we remove all these fasteners which will be bolts and push pin fasteners, we'll then go ahead and pull out on the wheel well to release the fascia from the fasteners underneath, slightly pull back on the fascia enough that we can reach inside and release the manufacturer's electrical wiring that runs to the fascia. We'll remove the fasteners to secure the lower rock guard. Once we removed the fasteners, we'll swing the rock guard down and remove it from the vehicle.



Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today in our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be installing the Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs, part number F4135. To give you an idea of the operation of the air helper springs, we're going to add approximately 1100 pounds of weight to the manufacturer's install suspension and then run it through our test course. Along the slalom course, you'll notice the vehicle sag and body roll. Then going over the bumps, you'll notice the bouncing body and roll of the vehicle. We'll go ahead and repeat the same process with our air helper springs installed. Notice the vehicle sag and body roll.Then going over the bumps, you'll notice the bouncing body and roll of the vehicle.



Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner, we'll be installing the Timbren rear suspension enhancement system, part number TTORSEQ. Now to begin our install, we've already gone ahead and raised the rear axle and now we'll remove the rear wheels. Once we remove the rear wheels, it will expose the manufacturer's bump stop just above the rear axle. Now to remove the manufactured bump stop, we'll remove the two fasteners that secure it here to the frame. Once the fasteners are removed, we'll go ahead and set the bump stop aside. Next, we'll need to assemble our new Timbren ion spring. The spring will need to be attached to the upper bracket and then through the top of the spring. Next we'll take our upper bracket and thread it onto the bolt.





Putco Pure Premium LED Dome-Light Kit Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

All right, today on this 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to install part number P980054, the Putco Pure Premium LED Dome-Light Kit. To start off with our install, we're going to work with the lights, they're above the center console on the dash. First, we need to remove the lens. Using a very small flat screwdriver, we'll go ahead and gently pop it loose from the hinges, then we can work it down. Next we need to remove the existing bulb inside. Once we have our bulb removed, we can go ahead and install the new LED bulb from Putco, this just simply pushes into place. Once it's in place, make sure it's secure, then we'll go ahead and reinstall the lens.



Detail K2 Summit Snowplow Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today in our 2012 Toyota Forerunner well be installing the detailed K2 Summit snow plow for two inch hitches, part number k2susp8826. Now with the snow plow already assembled and mounted on the vehicle were ready to start wiring up our snow plow winch for our wireless remote. Our first step will be installing the solenoid leads onto the winch. Well remove the positive terminal nut, installed the red cabled ring terminal and then re-secure the nut. Now well go ahead and repeat the same process for the negative terminal and the black cable. Were going to go ahead and install the wire loom provided with our installation kit.



AIRAID PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Rrunner, were going to install Part Number AR510-628 from Airaid. This is the Power Aid Throttle Body Spacer. To install our part were going to have to get underneath the hood. First thing were going to do, well go ahead and remove the negative terminal from the battery. Then well go ahead and remove the engine cover, the plastic compartment on top we simply pull up and then pull away from the hinge. Go ahead and set it aside for now.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4-Bike Carrier, part number th9025. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch, and allowing the integrated hitch pin to fall into place. Well then turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device. Now with our Thule Apex secured to our 4runner well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 17 inches of ground clearance at the rear. With the cradle arms folded down weve added about 15 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner, well be test-fitting the Yakama-Highlite Aluminum two-bike carrier, part number Y02438. Well begin our test-fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. Align the pin holes up and insert the pin with the red knobs against the pinhole and well then turn the black knob at the back of the shank to engage the anti-rub device. Now that our Highlite is secured to our 4Runner, well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 19 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack and the closest part of the closest of the vehicle is about 8 inches away.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace 4-Bike Carrier, part number y02451. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. Well insert the pin with the red knob into the pin holes and turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device securing the bike rack to the vehicle. With this done well now go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 19 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 9 inches away.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace 2 Bike Rack Review - 2007 Toyota 4 Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace 2-Bike Carrier, part number y02450. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. Well insert the pin with the red knob into the pin holes and secure the bike rack to the vehicle by turning the black knob at the back of the shank. Now with the bike rack secured to our vehicle, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 19 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 9 inches away.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4-Bike Carrier, part number th9029. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. Well install and tighten down our anti-rattle bolt and our Thule Vertex is secured to our 4runner. Well now go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 16 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the bike rack to the closest part of the vehicle is about 6 inches away.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero hitch mounted 2-Bike Carrier, part number th9042. Well begin our test fit, by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch and allowing the integrated hitch pin to fall into place. We can then turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device. With the bike rack secured to our 4runner well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 21 inches of ground clearance at the rear. With the cradle arms folded down we have about 21 1/2 inches added to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4-Bike Carrier, part number th9027. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch and allowing the integrated hitch pin to fall into place. We can then turn the black knob at the base of the carrier to engage the anti-rattle device. Now with the Apex Swing secured to our 4runner well go over some measurements. We have about 16 inches of ground clearance at the rear. With the cradle arms folded down weve added about 15 inches to the overall length of our 4runner.



Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Kuat Beta hitch mounted aluminum 2-bike carrier, part number b202-2. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the opening of the hitch. Well line up the pin holes, and insert the key and secure it with the lock on the other side. We can then turn the black knob to engage the anti-rattle device. Well now go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 13 inches of ground clearance at the rear.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box in black, part number th636b. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles load bars. Well unlock the box and open the lid exposing the four knobs. Well loosen up the knobs to open up the clamps and then well reposition the box making sure the clamps fit over top of the load bars. With the box in position we can again unlock it and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. Well then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against each bar hearing a click when the knobs have been fully tightened down.



Yakima FatCat Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner we'll be test fitting the Yakima FatCat 6 Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number y03088. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto the front crossbar. We'll open up the clamps exposing the two black levers. We'll bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front crossbar and hook them back into the top bracket.We'll then turn the black levers and clamp them down securing the front part of the carrier to the front crossbar. We'll then repeat these steps for the other side. We'll now place the rear part of the carrier onto the rear crossbar and open up the clamps exposing the two black levers.



Whispbar Flush Bar Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner we'll be test fitting the Whispbar Raised Factory Side Rail Kit, part numbers wb-s7 and wb-k328. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar onto the front of our roof. Now on this particular model there are stickers indicating where to put the front crossbar or you can measure from a fixed point on your factory side rails on both sides.Once we've established this position we can use the included Allen key to tighten down the silver bolt which we'll pinch the clamps together tightly against the raised side rails on our 4Runner. We'll do this on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle to ensure that the front crossbar is perpendicular to the raised side rails. Once everything is all tightened down and secured we can replace the black plastic covers that we removed before.We'll now place our rear crossbar onto the rear of our roof. Once again there are stickers indicating where to place the rear crossbar.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner we'll be test fitting the Thule Crossroads Roof Rack System, part numbers thlb58 and th450. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We'll then measure from a fixed point on our raised side rails to the first part of our foot. We'll measure this on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle to ensure that the front load bar is perpendicular to the raised side rails of our 4Runner.We'll then measure the overhang on each side to make sure the load bar is even. Once we've established this position we'll pop off the cap of the foot and bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the raised side rail.We'll hook it back into position and use the included Allen key to secure the straps tightly against the raised side rail. We'll then repeat these steps for the other side.



Thule Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner we'll be test fitting the Thule Complete Crossroad Kit with 58 Inch Long bars, part number th45058. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We'll then measure from a fixed point on our raised side rails to the first part of our foot.We'll measure this on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle to ensure that the front load bar is perpendicular to the raised side rails of our 4Runner. We'll then measure the overhang on each side to make sure the load bar is even. Once we've established this position we'll pop off the cap of the foot and bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the raised side rails.We'll hook in back into position and use the included Allen key to secure the straps tightly against the raised side rail. We'll then repeat these steps for the other side.



Thule Circuit Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner we'll be test fitting the Thule Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number th526. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's load bars. At the rear of the carrier we can loosen up the wing nuts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear load bar and thread our wing nuts back onto the bolts making sure not to tighten them too tight so we can position the front of the carrier onto the front load bar.Now at the front of the carrier we can open up the cam action lever to bring the bracket around the underside of the front load bar. After adjusting the bracket to fit the thickness of the load bar we can then slide the T-bolt into the cutouts of the bracket. We can then turn the T-bolt finger tight and clamp down the cam action lever securing the front of the carrier to the front load bar.We'll then insert our skewer making sure it is loose for when we load up our bike. We'll then move to the rear bracket where now we will tighten down the wing nuts to secure the rear part of the carrier to the rear load bar.



Rola Sport Series Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack with RBU Mounting System for raised factory side rails, part number 59899. Well begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar onto the front of our roof. Well slide the clamps onto the raised side rails and measure from a fixed point onto the raised side rails for the first part of the clamps. Well measure from a fixed point from both the drivers side and passengers side of the vehicle to ensure the front crossbar is perpendicular to the raised side rails of our 4Runner. Once weve established this position, we can then tighten down the black T-handle to secure the clamps tightly against the raised side rails of our 4Runner. Well then push in the black T-handle and lock in place.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Rocky Mount tie rod stretch roof mounted bike carrier, part #RKY1011. Well begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicles load bars. Well go ahead and start with the rear bracket. Well loosen up one of the allen bolts to bring the rear bracket around the underside of the rear load bar. Well insert the allen bolt through the hole in the bottom of the bracket and tighten it down with the allen wrench. Well now move to the head of the carrier where well remove the black plastic cover. Well slide the carrier back to bring the rubber coated steel straps around the underside of the front load bar. Well then use the included allen key to tighten down the silver bolt to bring the straps up around tightly against the front load bar.



Rhino-Rack SXBS Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Rhino rack sports cross bars 50 inches in length, part #SXBS8. Well begin our test fit by placing the front cross bar onto the front of our roof. Well then measure from a fixed point on our raised side rails to make sure we get the cross bar perpendicular to the raised side rail of our 4runner. Once weve established this position well pop off the black end caps exposing the silver bolt. Well use the elongated allen key to tighten down the silver bolt allowing the claws to pinch tightly against the raised side rails. Now, youre going to want to tighten down each side a little bit at a time so that the overhang of the cross bar doesnt favor one side of the vehicle. With that all tightened down well place our rear cross bar onto the rear of our roof. Well then measure the cross bar spread. Now the cross bar spread is the measurement from the center of the front cross bar to the center of the rear cross bar.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Yakima RailGrab roof racking system, part numbers Y00408 and Y00138. Well begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar onto the front of our roof. Now on this particular model, there are stickers indicating where to place the front crossbar for the most minimal when noise. Once weve established this position, well flip down the black cover to tighten down the clamps against the raised side rails of our 4Runner. Well then repeat these steps for the other side. Well then place the rear crossbar onto the rear of our raised side rails.



Yakima FrontLoader Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Yakima front loader roof mounted bike carrier, part #Y02103. To begin our test fit well place the carrier onto the vehicles cross bars. Well slide the head of the carrier onto the front cross bar and bring the back bracket around the rear cross bar. Up at the head of the carrier turn the black T-handle to pinch the clamps together, securing the head of the carrier to the front cross bar. Well then move to the rear of the carrier where we will tighten the black wing nut to secure the rear part of the carrier to the rear cross bar. Now with the front loader secured to our 4runner were ready to load up our bike. Well fold out the front part of the wheel hook and undo the tray strap. Well place the bike onto the carrier and roll it forward bringing the back part of the wheel hook up behind the front tire.



Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Yakima Forklift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number y02098. Well begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicles crossbars. Well bring the back bracket around the rear crossbar and insert the t-bolt into the opening of the bracket. Well then loosen up the black wing nut at the head of the carrier to bring the bracket around the front crossbar. Well reinsert our silver tbolt and tighten down the black wing nut to secure the head of the carrier to the front crossbar. Well then remove our skewer to slide up the black security cover, and then replace our skewer making sure it is kind of loose to prepare us to load our bike.



Whispbar Roof Mount Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Whispbar Rooftop Bike Carrier, part number wb-200. Well begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicles crossbars. With the latches undone, well slide the t-bolts into the rubber tracking of our roof rack. Well then adjust the rear as well to fit the rear crossbar. Now our vehicle is equipped with a Whispbar Roof Rack so we wont be needing the round bar adapter. Once the t-bolts are in the rubber channel, we can then clamp down the silver levers which will turn the t-bolts inside of the rubber channel and secure the bike rack to the vehicle.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier with a two board capacity, part number th810. Well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front load bar. Well bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the front load bar and hook them back into the top bracket. Well then turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the load bar. Well then place our rear part of the carrier onto our rear load bar and again bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the rear load bar and hook them back into the top bracket. Well then turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the load bar.



Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule Sonic XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th636s. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps over the load bars, well unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. Well turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against the load bars. Youll know when the clamps have been tightened all the way when the knob starts to ratchet and no longer tightens. Well then close the box and move to the other side of the vehicle where we will again unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs.



Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th634b. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps over the load bars, well unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. Well turn the knobs to bring the claws tightly up against the load bars. Youll know the claws have been tightened all the way as the knob will start to ratchet and wont allow you to tighten any more. Well then close the lid and move to the other side of the vehicle.



Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Alpine Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th613. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles load bars. Well unlock the box and open the lid exposing the four slots. Well take the clamps and slide them down through the slots on top of the load bars. Well then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against the load bars. Once everything is all 195242730tightened down and secured, you can see with the Thule Pulse Alpines long design, we cannot have access to the rear hatch of our 4runner.



Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule Force XXL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number th626. Well begin our test fit by placing the cargo box onto the vehicles load bars. After positioning the clamps over the load bars, we can unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. We can then turn the knobs to bring the clamps up around tightly against the load bars. We can then close the lid and move to the other side of the vehicle where we can again unlock the box and open the lid exposing the two closest knobs. This double-opening lid also makes it super easy when loading and unloading your cargo from either side of the vehicle.



Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner well be test fitting the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier with a six ski or four board capacity, part number th92725. Well begin our test fit by placing the front part of the carrier onto our front load bar. Well then bring the rubber-coated steel straps around underside of the front load bar and hook them back into the top bracket. Well then turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly against the load bar. Well then place the rear part of the carrier onto the rear load bar and again bring the rubber-coated steel straps around the underside of the rear load bar and turn the gray knobs to bring the straps up around tightly. Now with everything all tightened down and secured were ready to load up our gear.



Thule Domestique Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the Thule Domestique Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number TH513. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's load bars. Using the Allen key, we'll loosen up the Allen bolts for the rear bracket to bring the rear bracket on the underside of the rear load bar. We'll then need to remove the skewer up at the front to expose the two front Allen bolts. We'll then loosen up the Allen bolts to bring the front bracket around the underside of the front load bar. Once both brackets are in position, we can then again use the Allen key to tighten on the Allen bolts to bring the brackets up around tightly against the load bars.



Thule AeroBlade Crossroad Roof Rack Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Rack System, part numbers THARB53 and TH450R. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front load bar onto the front of our roof. We'll measure from a fixed point on our raised side rails to the first part of the foot. We'll measure this on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle to ensure the front load bar is perpendicular to the raised side rails of our 4Runner. We can also measure the amount of overhang to make sure the bar is even on both sides. We'll then pop off the black cover of the foot to bring the rubber coated steel straps around the other side of the raised side rail.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number S64710. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll take the silver bracket and slide it down through the carrier on top of the rear load bar. Now moving up to the front, we'll take the two silver brackets and go underneath the front load bar and into the carrier. We'll then thread on the black wing nuts down on top of the bracket to secure the front of the carrier to the front load bar. We'll then move to the rear of the carrier where we will slide the black plate onto the bracket and use the included wing nuts to tighten it down.



Rola Sport Series Roof Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack With RBU Mounting System for Raised, Factory Side Rails, part number 59898. We'll begin our test fit by placing the front crossbar onto the front of our roof. We'll then measure from a fixed point on our raised side rails to the first part of the clamp. We'll measure this on both the passenger and driver's side of the vehicle to ensure the front crossbar is perpendicular to the raised side rails of our 4Runner. Once we've established this position, we'll tighten down the black T handle to secure the clamps tightly to the raised side rails of our 4Runner. We'll then place the rear crossbar onto the rear of our roof and measure the crossbar spread.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts TieRod Roof Mounted Bike Carrier in black, part number RKY1012. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll loosen up the wing nuts for the rear bracket to bring the rear bracket on the other side of the rear load bar. We'll tighten the wing nuts loosely and move to the front of the carrier where we'll remove the black plastic cover. We'll slide the carrier back to bring the rubber coated steel straps around the other side of the front load bar. We'll hook the straps back into the top of the bracket and use the included Allen key to turn the silver bolt to bring the straps around tightly against the front load bar.



RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the RockyMounts PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part number RKY0438. We'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll pop off the black plastic cover at the head of the carrier and remove our skewer, exposing the two Allen bolts. We'll loosen up the Allen bolts to bring the gold bracket around the underside of the front load bar. We'll then use the Allen key to tighten down the Allen bolts. We'll then move to the back of the carrier.



Rain-X Latitude Wiper Blades Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the Rain-X Latitude wiper blades, driver's side part #RX5079280 and passenger side part #RX5079277. Before we begin our test fit, we will first need to remove the factory or previously installed wiper blades. To do this, lift up the cap and slide the wiper blade off of the J-hook. We'll then take the new Rain-X Latitude wiper blade and slide the center of the wiper blade into the J-hook of the wiper arm until you hear a click. We'll then repeat these steps for the opposite side. That concludes today's test fit of the Rain-X Latitude wiper blades part #RX5079277 and #RX5079280 on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner..



Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4-Runner, we'll be test fitting the Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades, drivers side part number RX30224 and passenger side part number RX30220.Now before we begin our test fit, we will first need to remove the factory or previously installed wiper blades. To do this, we'll simply pop off the cap and pull the wiper blade down off of the wiper arm and you can see that this vehicle is equipped with a J-hook style wiper arm.Now to install the new Rain-X Weatherbeater wiper blades, we'll simply insert the center of the wiper blade into the J-hook of the wiper arm until you hear a click. Once you hear a click, you know the wiper blade has been successfully installed.We'll then repeat these steps for the other side of the vehicle.And that completes todays test fit of the Rain-X Weatherbeater Wiper Blades, part number RX30224 and part number RX30220 on our 2012 Toyota 4-Runner. .



Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner with tire size 265/70-17 we'll be test fitting the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners, part number PWD2328SLC.To begin our test fit, we'll go ahead and set the chains on the ground, where we'll make sure we getany knots or kinks out of the chains themselves. This will ensure an easier and faster fit. We can nowdrape the chains over the tire, making sure that the cross chains are centered over the tire tread. Agood indicator of installing the chains correctly is making sure that the attachment point for thecross chains to the side chain hook faces out, as well as making sure that the cam tighteners are onthe outside of the tire. With that done, we'll move to the inside of the tire here at the six oclockposition and connect the two ends of the side chain together. You'll want to take as much of theslack out of the side chains as possible.



Thule XD16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains, part number th04805267. Now, to begin our installation well go ahead and lay the chains out on the ground and make sure we get out any kinks or tangles that are within the chains themselves. This will insure an easier install and fit. Now, well be installing these chains on the tire size 265/70-17. Now that we have the chains laid out on the ground, well take the blue cable of the chain and pass it around the inside of the tire back to the outside here. Now, were installing these on the rear tire of our SUV.



Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Thule Pulse XL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH615. Now this 16-cubic-foot, matte black finish cargo box features a low-profile design while holding your luggage on top of the vehicle. Now to begin our test fit, well place the box on top of our crossbars. Now weve already gone ahead and passed the clamps through the cargo box, so as we load it youll notice that our clamps are open and well make sure that they go over the top of both the front and rear crossbar. We can then make sure that our box is centered with the vehicle, where well tighten down the gray knobs inside the cargo box, clamping the clamps to the crossbars, securing our box to the vehicle. With all four clamps tight, our cargo box is secured and were ready to load it up.



Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Thule Pulse Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH614. Now this 14-cubic-foot, matte black finish cargo box features an aerodynamic low-profile design while still being able to carry your luggage on top of the vehicle. Now all well need to do is go ahead and place our cargo box on top of our crossbars, where youll notice that our clamps have already been opened up. Well allow them to slide in and over the AeroBlades that we have on our 4Runner here. Well now go ahead and center the carrier with the vehicle where we can then open the lid and tighten down the four gray knobs, securing our cargo box to the vehicle. Now in place correctly, this box will not interfere with the cargo door.



Thule Force XL Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Thule Force XL Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH625. Now this 17-cubic-foot, AeroSkin, black in color cargo box features a low profile design and large enough to carry your luggage. This is a very quick installation. All well need to do is place the box on top of the crossbars. It may be a good idea to go ahead and loosen up the clamps and make sure theyre fully open before loading it onto your vehicles crossbars. Well go ahead and use an extra set of hands to help us get it on top of the 4Runner, where well make sure the clamps slide over our Thule AeroBlades.



Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH624. Now to begin the test fit, well place the box on top of the crossbars. Well align the clamping hardware over the top of the crossbars and tighten down the gray knob, securing the box to the vehicle. While also securing the box to the vehicle, it also secures the clamp to the box, making this a very quick and easy installation. That completes our test fit of the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box, part number TH624, on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner.



Kuat Vagabond Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Kuat Vagabond with the Kuat Vagabond Extension, part number VX01-VX02. To begin our test fit, well place the carrier on top of our crossbars. Well make sure that the carrier is centered. Well also make sure that when putting our carrier on we open the cargo door so that we know it will not interfere. Placement of this cargo carrier is crucial to make sure that the cargo door doesnt hit. Once we know that our cargo carrier is in the correct location, well begin by taking the pads of the carrier, placing them into the carrier directly over the front and rear crossbars.



Thule Gateway Trunk Mount Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Thule Gateway Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part number th9006xt. Now before we begin our test fit, we will first need to refer to the Thules fit guide or included instructions to determine what number our fit dial should be at. After setting our fit dial, well set the carrier onto the vehicle. Well put the top straps to the top part of the trunk above the spoiler, the side straps to the side part of the trunk, you may need to open up the vehicles cargo door to get the bottom hooks into position, and the bottom straps to the bottom part of the trunk. Well now tighten down the straps to secure the carrier to the vehicle. Now with the carrier secured to the vehicle, were ready to load our bike.



Thule Raceway Platform Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Thule Raceway Platform Style Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part number th9003. To begin our test fit, we will first need to refer to the Thule Fit Guide or the included instructions to set our fit dial. Once weve set our fit dial, well place the carrier onto the vehicle. Well put the top straps to the top part of the cargo door above the spoiler, and the bottom straps to the bottom part of the cargo door. You may need to open up your cargo door to get the bottom straps into position. Well then turn the knobs on the left and right hand side of the carrier to tighten down the straps and secure it to the vehicle.



Thule Raceway Trunk Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Thule Raceway Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part number th9001. Now to begin our test fit, we will first need to refer to the Thule fit guide or the included instructions to determine what number our fit dial should be at. After setting our fit dial, well place the carrier onto the vehicle. Well put the top hooks to the top part of the trunk above the spoiler, and the bottom hooks to the bottom part of the trunk. You may need to open up the cargo door to get the bottom hooks in place. Well then turn the knobs on the left and right hand side of the carrier to tighten down the straps to secure the carrier to the vehicle.



Thule Passage Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Thule Passage Trunk Mounted 2 Bike Carrier, part number th910xt. Now before we begin our test fit, we will first need to refer to the Thule Fit Guide, or the included instructions to determine what number our fit dial should be at. After setting our fit dial, well set the carrier onto the vehicle. Well put the top hooks to the top part of the cargo door above the spoiler, the bottom hooks to the bottom part of the trunk, and the side hooks to the side part of the trunk. You may need to open up the cargo door to position the bottom hooks in place. Once all the hooks are in place, well then tighten down the straps to secure the carrier to the vehicle.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Thule Apex Swing 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, well line up the pinholes and insert and the spring loader pin into the pinhole. Well then turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 3 inches.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Thule Apex 4 Bike Carrier, part number TH9025. Now to being our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, well line up the pinholes and insert our spring loader pin into the pinhole. Well then turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now we can go ahead and go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 3 inches.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 two bike carrier, part number S64670. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance. From the cargo door to the closest part of the carrier is 11 inches. Weve added about 25 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



SportRack EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Sportrack two bike carrier, part number A30901. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, align up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the cargo door is about 14 inches. Weve added about 29 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Yakima HighLite 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Yakima Highlite aluminum two bike carrier, part number Y02438. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert the pin with the red head and turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Well now go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. Theres about 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about eight inches. With the cradle arms folded down weve added about 12 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace four bike carrier, part number Y02451. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert the security pin with the red head into the pin hole and turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about eight inches. With the cradle arms folded down weve added about 14 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Thule Vertex four bike carrier, part number TH9029. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. Theres about 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about five and a half inches. With the cradle arms folded down weve added about 14 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



SportRack Escape 3 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Sportrack Escape three bike carrier, part number A30403. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up the pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. Theres about 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about eight inches. With the cradle arms folded down weve added about 15 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two bike carrier, part number Y02420. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. Theres about 17 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about seven and a half inches. With the platform folded up weve added about 15 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4 Runner well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro, part number th934xtr. Now to begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten them up with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. Theres about 16-1/2 inches of ground clearance, closet part of the carrier to the closet part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about nine inches, with the cradle arms folded down weve added about 18 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. Now well go ahead and pull the pin at the top of the mask to swing the cradle arms out and well measure from the cargo door to the end of the cradle arms and were getting a measurement of 47 inches. To access the cargo area well pull the pin at the bottom of the mask to tilt the mask down, this will allow us to have access to our cargo door.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Four Runner well be test fitting the Softride Dura Parallelogram Tilting Four Bike Carrier, part number sr26247. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, thread our anti-rattle bolt through the pin holes and tighten them with a wrench. Now well go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. Theres about 16-3/4 inches of ground clearance, the closet part of the carrier to the closet part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about six inches, from the cargo door to the end of the cradle arms is about four to three inches. To load the bike well undo the cradle straps, set the bike into the frame cradles and secure it with the straps. To access the cargo area, well pull out the black t-handle located on the top right hand side of the mask and tilt the mask down, this will allow us to have access to our cargo door.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4 Runner, well be test fitting the Kuat Sherpa Aluminum Two bike carrier, part number s102. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert our pin through our pin hole securing it with the lock on the other side, and turn the black t-handle to engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 18 inches of ground clearance, closet part of the carrier to the closet part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about five inches, weve added a total of 17 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. Now well go ahead and lift the gold handle the base of the carrier to tilt the platform down. Well then measure from the back of the cargo door to the end of the platform and well get a measurement of 35 inches.



Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with 6 Inch Drop Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Four Runner well be test fitting the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with four and three quarter inch rise or six inch drop weighed in at 6,000 pounds, part number 80240. Now before well begin our test fit well first need to obtain the hitch height from our vehicle, this is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube, our measurement is 19 inches, this measurement may vary due to tire size, hitch style, or after marketing accessories. Now well go ahead in the drop position slide the shank of the ball mount into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert our pin through our pin holes, and secure it with a clip on the other side. Well go ahead and measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform and we get a measurement of 13 inches, well then flip the ball mount over into the rise position and measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform and well get a measurement of 24 inches. That completes todays test fit for the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount with four and three quarter inch rise or six inch drop weighed in at 6,000 pounds, part number 80240 on our 2012 Toyota Four Runner.



Curt Tri-Ball Mount Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the Curt Tri-Ball Mount, part number C45001. Before we begin out test fit, we will need to obtain a hitch height for our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the hitch tube. Ours is about 17 inches. Slide the shank into the opening of the receiver hitch tube. Align the pinhole.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the Curt 20 x 60 Folding Cargo Carrier part number C18132. To begin our test-fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the receiver tube. Align the pin hole, slide the pin through the pin hole and secure with the clip. Now, lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and this vehicle will fit together. With the cargo carrier folded up, there's about 15 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about four inches.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the Curt 20 x 60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier, part number C18100. To begin our test-fit, slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube. Align the pinhole, slide the pin through the pinhole and secure with the clip. Now, lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and the vehicle fit together. With the cargo carrier folded up, we have about 13 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 5 1/2 inches.



Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4 Runner well be test fitting the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains, part number PWH2439S on 265 7017 tires. Before we begin our test fit well first need to lay the chains flat on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. This vehicle is primarily rear-wheel drive, so well be putting the tire chains on the rear tires. Well now drape the tire chains over the tire, noticing that the hooks are facing out so that we dont damage our tires. Once we get the tire chains over the tire and centered well move to the inside of the tire where we will connect the hook and link. Well then move to the outside of the tire where we will thread the link through the tightener and clip it with the other link on the other side.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test-fitting the Surco 24 x 60 Cargo Carrier, part number 52018. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align the pinhole, slide the pin through the pinhole, and secure with the clip. Now, let's go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and the vehicle fit together. There's about 14 inches of ground clearance from the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about six inches. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle's exhaust tip is about 10 inches.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4 Runner well be test fitting the Rola 23 x 56 railed cargo carrier, part number 59502. To begin our test fit slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube, align the pin hole, slide the pin through the pin hole and secure it with the clip. Now, lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance from the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 12 inches. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicles exhaust tip is about 18 inches.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4 Runner well be test fitting the Pro Series 24 by 60 railed cargo carrier, part number 63153. To begin our test fit we will slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the receiver tube, align the pin hole, slide the pin through the pin hole and secure it with the clip. Now, lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 17 inches of ground clearance from the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 14 inches. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicles tailpipe is about 19 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4 Runner well be test fitting the Curt 20 by 48 cargo carrier, part number C18145. To begin our test fit slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch tube and align the threaded pin hole. Thread the anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the cargo carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 15 inches of ground clearance to the rear of the carrier. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about six inches.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 4 Inch Drop Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4 Runner well be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball cushioned ball mount, part number AMSC4. Before we begin our test fit we will need to get a hitch height for this vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the hitch tube. Our measurement is about 17 inches. Well now go ahead and slide the shank of the ball mount into the receiver tube of the hitch in its drop position, line up the hitch pin hole, slide the pin through the pin hole and secure it with the clip. The measurement from the ground to the top of the ball platform in the drop position is about 13 inches.



Convert-A-Ball Ball Mount with 2 Inch Drop Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4 Runner well be test fitting the Convert-A-Ball cushioned ball mount, part number AMSC2. Before we begin our test fit we will need to get a hitch height for this vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the inside top of the receiver tube. The hitch height for this vehicle is about 17 inches. We will now slide shank into the opening of the receiver tube in the drop position, align the pin hole, slide the pin through the pin hole and secure with the clip. We will now measure from the ground to the top of the ball platform and our measurement is about 15 inches.



Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, well be test fitting the Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners for Light Trucks, part number PWH2228SC. Well be test fitting these tire chains on 265/70-17 tires. Now before I begin our test fit, well first lay the chains flat on the ground to undo any kinks or tangles. Now this vehicle is primarily rear wheel drive, so well be putting the tire chains on the rear tires.Well now drap the tire chains over tire and noticing that the hooks are facing out, so that we dont damage our tire. Once we get the tire chains over the tire and centered, well move to the inside of the tire where we will connect the hook and link. Well then move to the outside of the tire where we will thread the link through the tightener and clip it with the other link on the other side.



Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the Curt 20x60 Folding Aluminum Cargo Carrier for 2-inch hitches, rated at 500 pounds, part number C18100. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our hitch pin. We can then put the clip on the other side which will secure our cargo carrier to the vehicle. At this point, we'll give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the cargo carrier is 15 inches and from the closest point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is 4 inches. We can now pull the pin here at the base of the cargo carrier which will allow us to unfold the cargo carrier platform.



Surco Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be test fitting the Surco 24x60 Cargo Carrier for 2-inch hitches, part number 52018. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole, and install our hitch pin. With the pin in, we can put the clip on the other side which will secure the cargo carrier to the vehicle. We'll now go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the closest point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is 5-1/2 inches and this cargo carrier will add an additional 31 inches of overall length to the vehicle. Our ground clearance at the back of the carrier is 16-1/4 inches and the exhaust on this vehicle does exit the passenger's side here at the rear bumper.



Rola Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Rola 23x56 Railed Cargo Carrier for 2-inch hitches part number 59502. Now to begin our test fit well slide our cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin. We can then put the clip on the other side which will secure our cargo carrier to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the closest point of the cargo carrier platform to the back of the vehicle is 11 inches, and this cargo carrier will add an additional 36 inches of overall length to the vehicle. Our ground clearance here at the back of the cargo carrier is 19-1/2 inches and the exhaust on this vehicle does exit the passengers side here at the rear bumper.



Pro Series Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Pro Series 24x60 Railed Cargo Carrier for 2-inch hitches part number 63153. Now to begin our test fit well slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin. Well then put the clip on the other side which will secure our cargo carrier to the vehicle. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the cargo carrier is 19-1/2 inches, from the closest point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is 12 inches, and this cargo carrier will add an additional 38 inches of overall length to the vehicle. The exhaust on this vehicle does exit the passengers side here at the rear bumper.



Curt Folding Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the 24x60 Folding Cargo Carrier for 2-inch hitches rated at 500 lbs from Curt part number C18132. Now to begin our test fit well slide the cargo carrier shank into the hitch, line up the hitch pin hole and install our hitch pin. Well then put the clip on the other side which will secure our cargo carrier to the vehicle. With our cargo carrier in the stored position well go ahead and give you a few measurements. Our ground clearance at the cargo carrier is 16-1/4 inches and from the closest point of the cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle in the stored position is 3 inches. Well now go ahead and pull the pin here at the base of the cargo carrier and bring the cargo carrier platform down.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner well be test fitting the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier for both 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches part number C18145. Now to begin our test fit well 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. Well now go ahead and give you a few measurements. From the closest point of our cargo carrier to the back of the vehicle is 5-1/2 inches. Our cargo carrier will add an additional 25 inches of overall length to the vehicle.



2012 Toyota 4Runner Review

Today were looking at the 2012 Toyota 4Runner. Lets face it. If youve got one, youre probably not taking enough road every weekend. But, chances are youre hauling your bicycle, luggage, kids and a ridiculous amount of step that that requires on a regular basis. Since kids are likely what youre hauling the most and they love to leave a path of destruction on everywhere they go, youll need protective floor liners. Plus, were not that clean either.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner with tire size P265/70/R17s well be installing the Glacier cable snow tire chains for light truck, part number PW3027C from Glacier chains. Now these chains are perfect for the occasional use. They future a rugged steel wiring covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Theyre easy to install and comply with all DOT specifications. To begin the installation well need to lay the chains out on the ground and make sure we get any tangles or knots out of the chains themselves. Well then need to identify the correct chain with the correct side of the vehicle.



Covercraft Front and Rear Floor Mats Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today well be test fitting the Covercraft premiere custom auto carpet floor mats for the front, middle, and rear in gray mist, part number CC76287090, on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner. These carpeted floor mats do come in various colors and shades to help you customize your vehicle to your liking. Theyll also protect the vehicles carpet from dirt, debris, and other messes. Well begin by removing the factory or old floor mats from the vehicle. With them removed we can simply replace our new Covercraft carpeted floor mats in place allowing them to conform to the vehicles floorboard. Then well even use the factory attachment points with built in grommets, if applicable.



Covercraft Cargo Floor Mat Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today we'll be test fitting the Covercraft Premier Custom Cargo Area Mat, in smokecolor, part number CC76287276, on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner.Covercraft also offers this mat in several colors and shades. Now, this mat will protectyour vehicles cargo area from dirt, debris and other messes. They all do have arubberized backing, with stay-put nibs to help hold the mat in place. You notice thatits custom cut to fit the interior of the vehicle, and its single piece ensures completecoverage of your rear cargo area. They're very easy to clean. You can simply vacuumthem, or they can be hand washed with a mild detergent and a soft scrub brush, andhung up to dry.And thatll do it for the Covercraft Premier Custom Cargo Area Mat, part numberCC76287276, on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner.



Covercraft Cargo Floor Mat Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today we'll be test fitting the Covercraft Premier Custom Cargo Area Mat, in thesmoke color, part number CC76287176, on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner.These mats are offered in a variety of colors and shades, to help you customize yourvehicles interior to your liking. They'll also help in protecting the rear cargo areafrom dirt, debris and other messes. This is a single piece mat which extends from thedrivers side to the passengers side of the cargo area when the third row seating is up.The mat also has a rubberized backing with nibs, which helps hold them in place.That will conclude our test fit for the Covercraft Premier Custom Cargo Area Mat, forthe 2012 Toyota 4Runner.



Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today we will be test fitting the Thule XG 12 snow tire chains, part number th01594265 on 265/60-18 tires on a 2007 Toyota 4 Runner. We will be test fitting the tire chains on the rear of the vehicle, see your owners manual for exact specifications. Before we begin our test fit lay the tire chain flat on the ground with the yellow one to the cable on the right. Undo any tangles or kinks, slide the tire chain underneath the vehicle, and bring the blue cable up on the inner side of the tire, and connect the ends. Then secure the two red hooks towards the top of the tire, slide the silver cable through the red retching device, and secure with the elastic tensioner. Now drive the vehicle a little bit forward to get rid of any excess slack, make sure to check your tire chains after driving a bit forward.



Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today well be test fitting the Thule XB16 Snow Tire Chains, part number TH01571265. Well be fitting them on 265/60-18 tires on a 2007 Toyota 4runner. Well be installing the chains on the rear wheels. Check your owners manual for more information on installation of tire chains. Well take our tire chains out and lay them flat. We want to make sure that we get any twist or kinks laid out nice and smooth.



Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner with tire size P265-70 R17, we'll be installing the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners for Light Truck, part number PWH2828SC. Now this specially designed V-link style provide extra grip for superior traction in snow and ice. This creates a chain rugged enough to be used for either everyday or off-road applications. Now to begin our installation, we'll remove the chain and lay it out on the ground and remove any kinks or nuts in the chain itself. We'll then take our chains and drag them over the tire, making sure that the cam tighteners are on the outside of the tire. With our chains draped over and centered on the tire tread, we'll move to the inside of the tire where we'll connect the two ends of our side chain together, taking up as much of the slack in the chain as possible.



Yakima SwingDaddy 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Alright, today on this 2012 Toyota 4 runner were going to do a test fit of part number Y02422 from Yakima; this is the Swingdaddy 4 Bicycle rack. One thing to know about this bicycle rack is that it is designed for 2-inch receiver hitches only. Now well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch and then well tighten down anti-rattle bolt and then install the safety clip on the other side. With the bicycle rack installed, we can go ahead and get some clearance measurements. From bicycle rack to the bumper were looking at clearance of 7 inches. Ground clearance at the back will be 20 inches.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

All right. Today on a 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to do a test fit of part number, 63124 from Tow Ready. All right. One thing to know about this bicycle rack that it's designed for two-inch receiver hitched only. Now, well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. Well tighten down the anti-readible and then install the safety clip on the other side.



Yakima Holdup Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Alright, today on this 2012 Toyota 4Runner, were going to do a test fit of part number Y02433 from Yakima; this is the Holdup 2-Bike Carrier. Okay, one thing to know about this bicycle rack is that its designed for 2-inch receiver hitches only. Now well start off our test fit by installing our bike rack into the hitch, well tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and put the lock on the other side. Okay, with the bike rack installed, we can go ahead and get some clearance measurements. From the back hatch to the bicycle rack were looking at 9 of an inch. Now well go ahead and tilt the bike rack down and get our ground clearance to the very back of the rack and that will 24 of an inch.



Thule T2 Platform Style Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on this 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to test fit part number, TH916XTR from Thule. One thing to know about this bicycle rack that it is designed for two-inch receiver hitches only. Now, well start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. Then well install the anti-readible and then the lock on the other side. With the bike rack installed lets go ahead and get some clearance measurements. As closest point from the hatch to the bike rack is going to 7 inches.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

All right. On this 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to do a test with a part number, TH990XT from Thule. This is Thules Double Track Platform style bike carrier. A few things to know about this bike rack is that it will work with engine accord receiver hitches, both class I and class II. This will also work with two-inch receiver hitch with the provided spacer. On this vehicle, we will be working with a two-inch receiver hitch.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, were going to be test fitting the Swagman Titan 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier, part number S63410. To mount the carrier to the hitch of our vehicle, well insert the shank into the receiver tube. Well line up the hitch pinholes and feed our anti-rattle bolt inside. Well use a wrench to tighten it down. Well go ahead and give you some clearance measurements. From the furthest point of the bumper to the closest point of the bike rack measures 11 inches.



Rhode Gear Highway Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Alright, today on this 2012 Toyota 4Runner we're going to install part number, RG8015220 from Rhode Gear. This is their Highway 2 Bike Carrier. A few notes about this bike rack is that it will work 1-1/4 inches receiver hitches both Class I and Class II and this will also work with 2-inch receiver hitches with the included spacer. And on this vehicle today we'll be working with the 2-inch receiver hitch. We'll start off our test fit by installing the bike rack into the hitch. We'll tighten down the anti-rattle bolt and then we'll go ahead and install a safety clip on the other side.





AFE Air Filter Installation - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4 Runner we will be installing the AFE Power air filter AFE31-10027.The AFE POWER air filter uses a new pro-dry S oil free dryer filter. It has a revolutionary 2 layers synthetic that requires no oil to filter out dirt. Now, this air filter is very simple to install. We'll simply undo the 4 tension clips; 2 on the front and 2 on the back. Then simply lift the top part of the box up and slide the filter out. Then take the new air filter while lifting the front top of the box up then slide the new filter in to place making sure that it is sided in the box then put the lid back on then restore the 4 tension clips.



Thule Water Slide Loading Mat Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

All right, today we're going to do a test fit of part number TH854 from Thule. This is the Water Slide. We're doing this test fit on a 2012 Toyota 4Runner with the Thule Square load bars in place. Basically, this is a mat that you temporarily install on your rear crossbar where you're loading up your kayak so it protects the finish on your car. Since this vehicle had a spoiler on the back, this will come in handy. Okay, let's take our mat and slide it up to the bar and we'll use the hook and loop fasteners to wrap around the bar and back onto itself.



Husky Rear Floor Liner Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner, were going to be test fitting the husky 4 liners for the second row using Part # HL65752 in gray. This liner also comes in two other colors, Part # HL65753 tan and Part # HL65751 black. First well remove the factory or old floor mats from the vehicle, well then simply slide the floor liner in fitting it to the floor. You'll notice a shape conforms to the floor even thru the center hump. This husky liner are custom molded to precisely fit the vehicle and stay in place. The shapes channels and moldings all work to keep dirt and debris contained in the liner and off the carpet.



Husky Front Floor Liners Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to be test fitting the Husky Floor Liners for the front row using part number HL35752 in gray. These floor liners also come in two other colors: Tan, part number HL35753 and black, part number HL35751. We'll begin by simply removing the factor or old floor mats from the vehicle then we'll simply slip the new floor mats in their place. You'll notice the floor mats conform to the floor even through the dip on the passenger's side. You'll notice these liners are custom molded to precisely fit the shape of the floor board. The channels and moldings all work together to keep dirt and debris contained within the liners and off the carpet.



Husky Cargo Floor Liner Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to be test fitting the husky rear cargo liners part number HL25762 in gray. This cargo liner also comes in 2 other colors, tan part number HL2576 and black part number HL25761. We'll simply remove the older factory cargo mat, if equipped, and then we'll lay the husky floor liner directly into the cargo area. Because this 4Runner has the double-decker shelf in the cargo area, you'll notice that cargo mat conforms to the shelf design. You'll also notice that the cargo mat has cutouts for the anchors in the cargo area. It has 4 cutouts that will match each of the tie-down point. You'll notice your husky cargo liner is custom molded to fit the cargo area precisely.



WeatherTech Rear Floor Liner Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on this 2012 Toyota 4Runner were going to test fitting the Weathertech floor liners in the second row. Well be using part number WT442862 from Weathertech. Well go ahead and remove the factory floor liners and then were going to install the Weathertech liner. The floor liner has a raised edge by the threshold to keep water and debris on the mat. You can see how the liner fits around the center console and around the rails for the seats and extends up just a little bit. On this side of the vehicle it has an aftermarket amplifier installed and its going to rest just like that.



DeeZee Running Board Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on this 2012 Toyota 4Runner, were going to be installing the DeeZee Running Boards, part number DZ16201-16261. This is a kit thats made up of the running boards, part number DZ16201 and also the bracket kit that includes all the hardware, part number DZ16261. The first thing we need to do is take some of our square-headed bolts and drop them into the channels on the other side of the running boards. We need three and each of these channels, one about the middle and one towards either end. Well slide them and adjust them later when we get ready to mount the boards. Well repeat the same procedure for the other board.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on this 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to be test fitting the WeatherTech Floor Liners in the front row using part number WTW39. This is in black color. It is also available on WTW39GR as gray and part number WTW39TN as tan. First, we'll go ahead and remove the factory floor liner. The WeatherTech liner does not have any provisions for the factory hooks, but these are easily removed with a trim tool. That will put our mat into place.



Front Mount Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on this 2012 Toyota 4Runner were going to install part number C31054 from Curt. This is what the hitch looks like when its installed on the vehicle. Next well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a winch mount or a skid plate. From the center of the hitch pins the outside edge of the bumper is going to be 4 inches and from the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be 11-1/4 inches. Now well go ahead and show you how t he hitch is installed. The first thing we need to do to start our installation is to go ahead and remove the driver and passengers side underbody panels.



Yakima LoadWarrior Roof Cargo Basket Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner, were going to be test fitting the Yakima LoadWarrior, part number Y07070. Now our vehicle is already equipped with the factory crossbars and our basket is already pre-assembled, so were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Well begin by placing the basket on top of the crossbars. Well center it from left to right with the vehicle. Well then clamp it down using the included hardware with the basket. And with our hardware tight, our cargo basket is secured to the vehicle, and were ready to go ahead and load it up.



Thule MOAB Roof Top Cargo Basket Review - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4Runner we'll be test fitting the Thule M.O.A.B. Roof Top Cargo Carrier, part number TH690. With our cargo basket preassembled were ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. We'll simply set the cargo basket on top of the crossbars and tighten it down using the included hardware. And with all our hardware tight, we can go ahead and install our hardware covers. And with that, our cargo basket is secured then were ready to load it up.



Husky Rear Mud Flap Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we're going to install the Husky Liners Custom Molded Mud Flaps, part number HL57921. This Husky Liners' set of mud flaps will be installed on the rear wheel well. Now, to make the install easier, I've gone ahead and remove the wheel. Once you identify the driver and passenger's side, we're going to go ahead and take the driver's side here and match it up with the vehicle. I need to identify the area that need to be cleaned so that we can put a clear film in between the mud flap and the paint. Our clear film will run from the top of the mud flap where it meets the plastic body underneath the vehicle.



Rola Roof Cargo Basket Installation - 2007 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2007 Toyota 4 runner we'll be test fitting the Rola roof mounted cargo basket part number 59504. With our 4 runner equipped with the factory cross rails and a roof basket pre-assembled, we're ready to go ahead and fit it to the vehicle. Now our cross bar spread is said at 30" So go ahead and set the cargo basket on top of the crossbars well center it left to right with the vehicle and then we'll simply clamp it down using the provided hardware. And with each of the four clamps tight our cargo basket is secured to the vehicle and were ready to go ahead and load it up. And that completes our test fit of the Rola roof mounted cargo basket part number 59504 on our 2007 Toyota 4 runner.



Husky Front Mud Flap Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4 Runner, we're going to install the Husky Liners Custom Molded Mud Flaps part number HL56921. This set comes with two pieces one for the driver and one for the passenger side. Well go ahead and take the driver side and kind of fit it into place. This will allow me to take a measurement or a mark so I know I need to clean from this point to the bottom edge of the paint so that we can apply a clear plastic film. The clear plastic film will go in between the mud flap in the body this will help protect the paint. So, Ill go ahead and take a cleaner here, spray down the area, wipe it clean and make sure we have the entire area dry as we next going to go back with the soap and water mix and apply to the surface.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2004 Toyota 4Runner

Today on this 2004 Toyota 4Runner we are going to be installing Prodigy brake controller along with the Prodigy wiring harness part number 90185-3040P. The first thing we want to check for in this vehicle just to make sure that the vehicle is fully equipped with the tow package and that it will have the port that we will be plugging into. A good way to check that is to come to the rear of the vehicle and make sure it has a factory installed 7-pole and not just an after market one. With that verified we can go inside the vehicle and start locating the wiring port that we are going to be plugging our brake controller into. 00:31





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