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Saris Freedom Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2008 Toyota 4runner we're doing a test fit of the Saris Freedom platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is SA4412B. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we secure it into place. At the front and the back tire we have cams that are going to help secure them down. We're just going to push on the black portion in the center and release that.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2008 Toyota 4 Runner we're doing a test fit of the Thule Double Track Platform Style 2-Bike Rack. That part number is TH990XT. We already have our bike secured down, we're first going to show you how we do that. At the front and back tire we have ratcheting straps along opposite side. To release it I'll show you up front since that's around on the backside. You would open up the grey portion, push down on the top black portion and then pull the strap through.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2008 Toyota 4Runenr, we're doing a test fit of a Curt 24x60 Cargo Carrier. That part number is C18152. Now this is designed to work with two inch hitches only, and has a weight capacity of five hundred pounds. The first thing we're going to do is start off with a few measurements, ground clearance being first. We're going to have about nineteen inches, that is because we have a raised shank in the back, which is going to lift our carrier even higher than our hitch. Overall, to our vehicle, we have about thirty-six and a quarter inches added.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner, we'll be doing a test fit on the Curt Cargo Carrier. That's part number C18152. As you can see, it's a sizable cargo carrier. It's going to work out perfect for our 4Runner. Its dimensions are 60 by 24. We've got plenty of spots to tie down our cargo.



Saris Freedom-SuperClamp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be doing a test fit on the Saris Freedom SuperClamp platform-style 4-bike rack. That's part number SA-4026. I've already got it loaded up on the 4Runner just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our four bikes. It actually holds our bikes in three locations. We've got these large wheel hooks on the front and rear wheels, putting down-pressure into the two cradles. Then for our rear cradle, we've got a wheel strap going over that. All in all, no frame contact with this bike rack.



Curt Roof Basket Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4 Runner we'll be doing a test fit on the Curt Roof Mounted Cargo Basket, and that's with extension. That's part number C18115-117. It measures 62 and 1/2 inches long, 37 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. You do have the option to remove the extension if you'd like a shorter basket, which makes it 41 and a half inches long. A few things to know about this basket, it's made out of a sturdy steel construction, it has a 150 pound weight capacity. You'll want to be sure and check with your vehicle's roof to see if it can carry that much.



Thule Roof Basket Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be doing a test fit on Thule Canyon XT Roof Cargo Basket. That's part number TH859XT. It measures 49 inches long by 40 inches wide and 6 inches deep. Now you can also pick up an extension, sold separately, that will make it 69 inches long. You can pick that up, sold separately, with part number TH8591XT. A few things to know about this cargo carrier, it's got a low profile design where as most cargo baskets are a little bit boxier. It's going to have a stylish look.



Thule Hyper-XL Roof Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4 Runner we'll be doing a test fit on the Thule Hyper XL Rooftop Cargo Box. That's part number TH612. It offers us 17 cubic feet of space, it measures 90 inches long, 34 and 1/2 inches wide, and 16 inches tall. It's got a nice two-tone finish. Another thing when you're installing it on your roof rack system is you'll want to be sure and have it set up to where you can open up your rear hatch here. As you can see with the way we have it set up we've got plenty of room.



Thule Roof Box Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be doing a test fit on the Thule Force Large Rooftop Cargo Box. That's part number TH628. It measures 74 inches long, 36 inches wide and 16 1/2 inches high. It offers a 16 cubic feet of space. It also has a nice Aeroskin design to it. I've already got it loaded up on the 4Runner, just to give you a good idea what it looks like. Real quick thing.



Hollywood Racks Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today, on our 2012 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be doing a test fit on the Hollywood Racks Road Runner Hanging-Style 4-Bike Rack. That's Part #HR420. I've already got it loaded up on the 4Runner, just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our four bikes. A few things to know about this bike rack that makes it different from other bike racks, we have an anti-sway bar here at the bottom of the mast with four straps. That's going to help prevent our wheels from spinning and help prevent sway on our bikes when we're on the road. We also have a longer shank here, which is going to provide us with additional clearance for things like a spare tire or anything else you might have here at the rear of your vehicle. Now, our bikes are secured in three points.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2016 Toyota Forerunner we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Ridgeback Hanging Style 5 Bike Rack. That part number is Y02459. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame here, one as our anti-sway in the back. These are also known by Yakima as zip strips.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2012 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2012 Toyota 4-Runner, we'll be doing a test fit on the Yakima Ridgeback hanging-style 5-bike rack. That's part number Y02459. I've already got it loaded up on the 4-Runner just to give you a good idea of what it looks like, and how it's going to hold our five bikes. It actually holds our bikes with three points of contact. We've got two zip strips for top tube and then for our seat-post tube, we have one here. This is going to be our anti-sway. It's going to help prevent a lot of sway on the bike while we're on the road, as well as prevent bike-to-bike contact and bike-to-vehicle contact. I'd like to point out that the cradles are super-cush cradles.



Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Today in our 2016 Toyota 4 Runner we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the PWAG all square snow tire chains. Part number PWE2228SC. Keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 24560R20. The PWAG snow tire chains are made out of a durable corrosion resistant steel that provide extra traction in snow and ice. The square links on the tire chains provide extra grip and strength. The cams allow us to easily tighten our tire chain down.



Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Today, in our 2016 Toyota 4 Runner, we will be taking a look and showing you how to install the Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains. Part number PWH-2228-SC. Now, keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 245/60-R20. The Glacier Tire Chains are a standard twist link snow chain, that are designed for highways only. Not off road application. These tire chains are made of a low-carbon fill, with a twist link design that provide extra grip and traction, on snow and ice. The Glacier Tire Chains, work with either front or back rear-wheel drive vehicles and come in a quantity of 2. Now that we have gone over some features, we will show you how to get these installed.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Today in our 2016 Toyota Four Runner we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Hold-up Platform Style Two Bike Rack. That part number is Y02443. We already have our bike secured down, we're first going to show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come to the back here and lift up slightly, and we'll be able to pull on our red pin and tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle, with our bikes fully loaded. Now unfortunately, with how long our door is and how close our bike rack is to our vehicle, we're not going to have full access into our back hatch area, but we will have a good amount of access where if we had somebody else hold the door, we can still get stuff in and out if we need to. We'll close that up. Then to put our bike rack back into place, we'll simply lift up until it clicks. As for how our bike rack is secured down here at the back we have a rack string strap, we're just going to pull up on the red button, and then it actually wraps it down using the black portion here. We'll release that just like so. Then at the front we have a wheel hook, which sits either in front of our brakes or in front of our frame, depending on how our bike is made.



Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2016 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains, part number PWH2828SC. Keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 245/16R20. The heavy duty snow chains have twist-link cross chains with V-Bar studs that will help give superior traction in snow and ice. The Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains are made out of a durable steel construction with cam tensioners that secure your tire chain around your tire. These tire chains are designed to work with front or rear wheel drive vehicles, and come in a quantity of two. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get these installed. I've gone ahead and laid out my chains, just to make sure there aren't any kinks or breaks in line. We also want to make sure that our cams are loose and that the hooks are facing towards the outside of the tire chain.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2016 Toyota 4Runner, we'll be doing a test fit on the MaxxTow Wheelchair Carrier. That's part number MT70260. I've already got it loaded up on the 4Runner just to give you an idea of what it looks like and how it's going to work. As you can see, it's a sizable carrier. Its dimensions are 30 inches wide by 15 inches long. The ramp itself is collapsible and when it's fully extended out like this, it's 60 inches long.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2016 Toyota 4Runner we'll be a doing a test from the Max Tow wheel chair carrier. That's part number MT70106. So I've already got it loaded up on the 4Runner just to give you an idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our cargo or wheeled equipment. It's dimensions are 50" long by 30" wide and it has a 48" long ramp. As you can see, it is a sizable carrier. We've got a nice mesh floor here, the ramp as well.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Toyota 4Runner

Today on our 2016 Toyota 4-Runner, we'll be doing a test fit on the Thule Vertex swinging, hanging-style 4-bike rack. That's part number TH9031XT. I've already got it loaded up on the 4-Runner just to give you good idea what it's going to look like and how it's going to hold our 4 bikes. Right away, I'd like to point out one of the best features. It has the ability to swing out away from our vehicle so we can have full access to our rear hatch. We'll start back here. We'll undo our black lever.





Toyota 4Runner Questions

  • When selecting a weight distribution system for your towing needs, there are a few choices to make. The first and most important decision is to select a system that is properly rated for the capacity your setup requires. Since you have 4800 pounds gross trailer weight, I would recommend a weight distribution system with a 10000 pound gross weight and 600 pound tongue weight like the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control, item # RP66086, featuring dual-cam sway...
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  • An LED soft light would be closer to an incandescent bulb in appearance. You would likely want the higher wattage bulb in the location where you need more or brighter light. The soft light bulbs # AR50367 for 3.6 watt and # AR50369 for 2.7 watt would be closest to the incandescent. The 2.7 probably being the best match there but I would go with the 3.6 as a personal preference for more visibility. The bright white lights, # AR50368 for 3.6 and # AR50373 for 2.7 may seem...
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  • The indicator light on the controller should be green when a trailer is connected to the trailer connector at the rear of the vehicle. When the brakes are applied the light should turn red. If the black wire from the POD is not connected to constant 12 Volt power the indicator light will flicker. The Reese Pod brake controller should be connected as follows. White - Ground Black - 12 Volt Constant Power Red - Cold Side of the Brake Pedal Switch Blue - Trailer Brake feed...
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  • I contacted our representative at Redline about the issue you are having with your trailer brakes and your 1996 Toyota 4Runner. He informed me that there should be 12 volts of power at the trailer brakes if the brake controller is putting out 12 volts. Start with your brake controller. Review the set-up instructions that came with your controller to make sure it adjusted correctly. Then, use a multimeter like part # BTMT15 to check the voltage on the blue output wire of the...
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  • To combine the Curt Friction Style Sway Control System, item # 17200, with the Curt Trunnion Style Weight Distribution System, item # 17302, all you will have to do is set up the weight distribution system and then attach the small threaded ball from the friction sway control to the small, side ball hole on the weight distribution head. Then attach the plate mounted ball in the friction sway control system the the trailer frame 24 inches straight back from the center of the trailer...
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  • The Taskmaster ST215/75R14 Radial Trailer Tire # TTWTRTM2157514D that you referenced will fit the 14 inch rim you have currently that has/had a 205/75R14 tire on it. It will be just slightly wider (.4 of an inch), and slightly taller (10 mm), than your current setup. I attached a review video for this tire plus a help article on trailer tires for you to check out as well.
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  • I went out into our warehouse and pulled a Thule Fairing # TH872XT as well as a set of Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB53 and found that the fairing will not install onto the Aeroblade load bars. I then contacted our rep at Thule and she informed me that there is no need for a fairing on the Aeroblade bars because they are aerodynamically designed so that they will not create any wind noise. I attached a review video for the # THARB53 for you to check out. For a complete...
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  • The Bully Dog GT Gauge Tuner # BY40450 offers four power settings: stock, tow, regular fuel (85 octane) and premium fuel (91 octane). The tow setting is the ideal choice when pulling heavy loads. Your 4Runner owners manual should indicate if the engine can benefit from use of higher-octane premium fuel. If not you can check with your local dealership. Not all engines will deliver performance gains from use of high-octane fuel. Actual torque and horsepower gains from addition...
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  • The Thule Vertex # TH9030XT does not feature an eye ring to run a cable lock like part # TH538XT through. In all but extreme cases, securing all four bikes together and making a wrap or two around the mast of the carrier would offer sufficient deterrence against theft. Keep in mind that the purpose of a lock is to keep honest folks honest. A determined thief will get what they want despite any precautions taken. The idea is to make the crook move on to easier pickings.
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  • When choosing a weight distribution system for your Toyota 4Runner and trailer, you will want one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses your trailer tongue weight, loaded and ready to tow. At a total of 4,100 pounds, your trailer tongue weight should be between 410 and 615 pounds (10 to 15 percent of the gross trailer weight). You should not need to add a new trailer hitch as long as your current hitch has a 2 inch receiver and it and the vehicle are rated for...
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  • When a trailer weighs more than 50 percent of the tow vehicle's weight, we recommend using a weight distribution system. Also, sway control is a good idea, especially when towing with a midsize SUV. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the towing set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow...
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  • I will assume you are looking for an A-frame mounted jack, because that is what pop-ups typically use, and because that is the part you referred to. The bolt hole pattern is standard, so matching up with the holes in the trailer tongue should not be a problem. You would want to choose a jack whose capacity is greater than the tongue weight of the pop-up, which is typically 10-15 percent of the fully loaded trailer weight. The Dutton-Lainson # DL22781 jack you mentioned should...
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  • The adapter that your customer has for his 2011 Ford truck fifth wheel package will not work with the OEM fifth wheel package on the 2013 and 2014 Ram trucks. The OEM fifth wheel package on the Ram trucks have a different foot print, meaning the pucks in the truck bed are spaced further apart than the pucks on Ford trucks. If your customer chooses to go with a 2013 or 2014 Ram truck with the OEM fifth wheel package, then he will want the Reese Elite Series Rail Adapter, #...
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  • Your best option for a towing mirror extension would be the K-Source Universal Clip On Towing Mirror, # KS3891. These mirrors secure to the housing of your side view mirrors and provides an extra large 7-3/4 inch x 5-1/8 inch mirror. Unfortunately there are no custom fit slide-on or snap-on mirrors for the 4Runner, but this K-Source mirror is our most popular universal towing mirror and will work well for you.
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  • I did lots of online research, trying to locate dimensions of an 'average' golf bag, and wasn't able to find anything. The interior of the Thule Force L Roof Top Cargo box measures 61 inches long x 32-1/2 inches wide x 14 inches tall. The box would have plenty of length to accommodate your clubs, but you'd need to measure the diameter of your bags to determine if the 14 inch height and 32-1/2 inch width would provide enough room for two sets of clubs.
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  • The wheel in your existing 20.5 x 8 - 10 wheel and tire combination is a 10 inch wheel with a 20.5 inch diameter and 8 inch wide tire, see link. This size is comparable to the metric size 205/65-10 trailer tire and wheel combination like the 205/65-10 Bias Trailer Tire with 10 inch White Wheel, # AM3H370. You will need to determine the trailers gross axle weight rating or the gross trailer weight of your trailer, loaded and ready to travel, to select the correct load range...
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  • To install the Tekonsha Primus IQ brake controller part # TK90160 in your 2016 Toyota 4Runner will only require you to use the install harness part # 3041-P. This adapter plugs into the 5-pin connector on your vehicle's built-in brake control wiring harness. The harness is located underneath the dash, to the left of the steering column, taped to another harness near the emergency brake pedal.
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  • You do not mention which hitch you are considering, but I will assume it is either the Hidden Hitch Class III, part # 70779 or the Draw Tite Class III, part # 75155. I have added a link to a copy of the installation instructions for that hitch. If you refer to Figure 2, the view you see is looking at the bottom of the bumper. The darkened corner of that tab is all that would need to be trimmed. The instructions for the 4 runner make no mention of the spare tire, so I would assume...
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  • The longest 4-way harness we offer that has all 16 gauge wire is the Wesbar Harness part # W787274 which is 14 feet long. For one that is 30 feet long that has a 16 gauge ground wire and 18 gauge signal wires you would want the part # W002230.
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  • Since you have an existing 4-pole connector, you are correct, the Brake Controller Installation Kit, part # ETBC7 should be everything you need to install your Prodigy P2 brake controller, part # 90885. We have a wiring diagram that illustrates the wiring of the # ETBC7 Kit, see photo at right, and installation instructions are available online, see link.
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