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Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20623Order #TC0627716179 Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner with tire size P26570R17. We'll be testing part number PWE2228SC. This is the Pewag all square snow tire chains with cam tighteners. To begin our test fit, we'll go ahead and lay the chains out of the ground and make sure we get any kinks, knots, or tangles out of the chains themselves. With that done, we'll go ahead and drape out chains over the tire, making sure that our cross chains are centered on the tire tread. Now that we've made sure that our chains are centered, we'll work our way down to the inside of the tire here at the 6 o'clock position where we'll connect the 2 ends of the side chain together. Now you'll want to take up as much of the slack in the side chain as possible. We'll then move to the outside chain where we'll repeat the same process. Now with both side chains hooked together and as much of the slack out of the chains as possible, we'll work our way around the 3 cam tighteners on the tire here on the outside.



Diversi-Tech Adjustable Ball Mount Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4runner, we'll be test fitting the Deversi Tech Ball Mount, 6 inch drop or 7 inch rise, rated at 10,000 pounds, part number DTALMB6600. Now before I begin our test fit, we will first need to obtain a hitch height of our vehicle. This is the measurement from the ground to the anti-top of the receiver tube. Our measurement is 19 inches. This measurement may vary do to tire size, hitch style or after market accessories. Now to begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the ball mount in the drop position into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes then use the included key to lock the ball mount into the hitch. We can then take the key out and unlock the ball mount itself to adjust the ball mount in the drop position. We can then use the key to unlock the ball mount from the hitch, flip it over into the rise position, lock it into position and then use the key again to adjust the ball mount in the rise position. That completes today's test fit for Deversi Tech Ball Mount, self locking adjustable aluminum ball, 6 inch drop or 7 inch rise, rated at 10,000 pounds, part number DTALMB6600 on our 2012 Ford 4runner. .



















MagnaFlow Cat-Back Exhaust System Installation - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota Forerunner well be installing the MagnaFlow Cat-Back Exhaust System, part number MF15145. Before we install the new MagnaFlow system were going to go ahead and test the old or manufacturer system. Well get an idea of what the exhaust sounds like under a load. Now weve installed our new MagnaFlow system and well go ahead and repeat the same process of putting it under load to see what the new exhaust system will sound like. To begin our install well first need to remove the old or manufacturer system. To make it easier to remove the system well go ahead and spray down the exhaust flange bolts with some spray lubricant. This will make it easier to remove later.



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.





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