or change vehicle
If the cover comes with an element seal gasket, cut two 1 1/2 inch sections, and place them to fit the gaps between the front bulk head and the bed rail. Loosely assemble the brackets to the rails using both flat washers, lock washers, and nuts. Remove the plug at the end of the channel. Slide the carriage bolt bracket and bolt into the channel of the Utili-Track, with one set per rail bracket. Position the side rail with the weather strip against the inside lip of the box. Line these carriage bolts up with the brackets, and secure them with these serrated nuts.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma we'll be taking a look at the WeatherTech Techliner custom truck bed mat in black. Part number WT37415. Our truck bed liner is made out of a tough thermoplastic construction to ensure durability and flexibility. The mat contours perfectly to our truck bed and has a nonskid surface. The Techliner is UV resistant and won't crack or break in cold weather. Now that we've gone over some features, we're going to show you how to get this installed. It may be a good idea to get an extra set of hands just to help you put it in to your truck bed. For demonstration purposes we did not use the adhesives, but if you lift up the underside of your mat, you'll see hook and loop spots with adhesives. You would clean off your truck bed, peel off the backing, set down your hook and loop, and secure your mat in to place. The Techliners are quick and easy to clean.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma we'll be taking a look at the K Source Universal Towing Mirror. Part Number: KS3891. As you can see in our factory mirror, you can see all the way to the back of our trailer. Although if I step out a little wider to our towing mirror, this will give us more room to see to the side of us for a parking spot or for passing a car on our left hand side. The towing mirror mounts to your factory mirror to extend your vehicles line of site. It adjusts to fit different shape and size mirrors. The K Source mirrors are a snug fit to reduce vibration and are adjustable for a customizable view.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt-T Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness with the 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number is C56282. Here's what our wiring kit is going to look like. It's a pretty basic setup. You can see we have two connectors here. It just makes a T, that's where it gets it's T connector's name. Now both of these are going to go behind our driver's side tail light. As you can see, factory plugs are going to go right in.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider 2 Hanging Style Bike Rack. That part number is Y02472. 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 and one as our anti-sway strap. These are also known by Yakima as zip strips.
Today, on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20 x 48 Cargo Carrier. That part number is C18110. We already have our carrier attached to our Tacoma. Keep in mind that this has a 300 pound weight capacity and works with both 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. Our ground clearance is going to be first. To the bottom of our bolt here, we're going to have about 19 inches. Overall, to our Tacoma we're adding about 26 1/4 inches and our closest point is going to be about 6 3/4 inches away there. As for our tailgate, if we lower this down to gain access to our truck bed, we're not going to make any contact with our carrier.
Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitches available for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. The most popular hitch is going to be the Curt, this is part number C13264, closely followed by our Draw-Tite, this is part number 75238. Now, one thing that's going to be a little bit different in the installation of each hitch, with our Curt you can see the side plate comes up and it turns in toward the middle of the vehicle. On the Draw-Tite it comes up and it turns towards the outside of the vehicle. Now, with this turning the outside, it allows for easier access to the bolt that we're going to put on each side here closest to the rear of the vehicle. On the Curt you can see there's not much area here, so once you have your bolt started, it's really hard to get a tool or a wrench in there and get it torqued down to specification. I found that the Draw-Tite was a much easier install because of just the simple one bolt, one bolt on the other side was kind of a struggle, so keep that in mind if installation is going to be a challenge for you. Now cosmetically our hitches are going to look almost identical in the back of our vehicle.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the draw-tite max-frame trailer hitch receiver. This is a custom fit class 3 hitch with a 2-inch opening. Part number is 75238. Here's what the new hitch is going to look like installed on your truck, really clean look. Mainly all we're going to see is our receiver tube opening here. On the very outside corner, you'll see a little bit of that cross tube, but really nothing to speak of.
Today in our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're test fitting the Kuat Transfer, the Transfer is a three bike platform style rack. They designed this to be used with 1 1/4 or with 2-inch hitches. The part number on this is TS03G. A really nice feature on the rack is going to be the tilt away. Just a standard lever there will push it, and allow this rack to tilt out and away from the vehicle. Now it looks pretty tight here, it doesn't look as if we're going to get full . No, we're going to come to about here before we start running into interference issues, and I don't think that a different type of bike is going to make much of difference here. If you need access fully into the back of this truck it's not a good option.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we are doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 hanging style two bike rack. That part number is 59400. Now we already have our bike secured our rack. We are first going to show you how we do that and then we will go over some features of the rack itself. So you have two cradles in place here holding our bike with three straps, two on our frame and one is our anti-sway strap in the back. We are going to pull out and lift straight up to release that and then we will pull our bike off our rack and set it off to the side. Now I always suggest that you replace your straps so you don't lose or damage any of them. Now we will take a few measurements.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're test fitting the Rocky Mounts Drive shaft SD. Now this is a pickup truck bed rail style bike carrier. It is designed to work with normal skewer bikes, 20 mm thru axle and 15 mm thru axles. It is really quite a versatile little carrier that is going to mount right into the track on our Toyota here. Holds nice and secure, no movement, no play. Really overall a really nice set up.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we've got out the Thule Vertex Swing and we're testing it. The Vertex Swing is a swing-away style folding 4 bike rack. It's been designed for use in 2 inch hitches. Part number on it is TH9031XT. Now of course, the big feature about this rack, it's got a lot of great features, but that biggest one is going to be the swing-away. To make that happen, we're going to loosen the large black T bolt. Once that's out far enough, you'll see it kind of tip back.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're test fitting the Swagman Dispatch. The Dispatch is a 2 bike platform style rack. It's been designed for use in 2-inch hitches. Part number on this is S64684. You'll see here that the dispatch is going to hold our bike in place using 2 wheel cradles with straps, and also a frame hook. Now the wheel cradles with straps themselves. Easy to operate, you just press down the cam, pull the strap.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're test-fitting the Kuat Envy. This is a platform-style, 4 bike rack. It's been designed for use in two inch hitches. Part number on it is N105-107. This rack is a really nice, lightweight, aluminum rack, as far as the 4 bike racks go. It's heavy, but not as heavy as those steel racks. A great feature of it, it's going to hold our bike and all of our bikes in position, without ever making contact with the frame.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we got out the Curt Folding and Tilting Premium 4-bike rack, and we're test fitting it. Now this bike rack's been designed for use with 2" hitches. Part number on it is C18064. One of the big features I really like about the rack is going to be the cradle arms. We're got a wider set here in the front for the first 2, and then our arms narrow down here at the rear. You can imagine that's going to help us out a lot when it comes to kids' bikes, or maybe hybrid-style bikes and getting them on the rack. For holding our bikes, we've got two cradles, one in the front, one in the rear.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt Custom Fit Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is part number C13264. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed. As you can see, it's got a really nice hidden look with the main cross tube here. All we're really going to be able to notice is our receiver tube opening and our safety chain connection points here underneath. This is a class 3, so we've got a 2" x 2" receiver tube opening.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we've got out the Thule Roadway and we're doing a test fit on it. Now the Roadway's a 2 bike hanging style rack, tilts down when it's not in use and it'll fold away from the vehicle, couple of really nice features. Part number on it is TH912XTR. We can use this with 2-inch hitches and it's going to hold our bike in place using 3 straps. You're going to have 2 for the frames up here or 2 for the top of the frame and then 1 for the seat down tube. You can see that it does a really good job at keeping the rack from moving forward and back or keeping the bike from moving forward and back.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we've got out the Thule T2 and we're doing a test fit on it. The T2 is a 2 bike platform-style rack designed to fold away from the vehicle and tilt up for easy storage. Part number on it is TH9044. We want to use this with 2-inch hitches. It's got a couple of really nice things going for it. Of course, the tilt away feature is the biggest one.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we've got out the Thule Vertex. We're going to test fit it and see what kind of room we've got between it and our vehicle. The Vertex is a hanging four bike rack. It is designed to fold and tilt. The part number on it is TH9029XT. This rack will work with inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. Something that's nice here, is the incorporated cable lock designed to come back and slide right in this slot here, then its locked with one of the Thule one-key lock and tumblers.
Today on our 2016 Toyota Tacoma, we've got this Swagman XC 2 out, and we're test fitting it. Now, the XC2 is a platform style 2 bike rack. It's been designed so we can use it with the inch and a quarter or with two inch hitches. The part number on it is S64650. Now one of my favorite things about the XC 2 is going to be the simplicity of the rack. You've got one hook that's going to hold our bike in position. Now don't let that scare you, it's going to really do a good job of holding your bike.