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Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Chevrolet Impala

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Review of the Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack on a 2012 Chevrolet Impala


Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Impala we'll be test-fitting the Yakima Doubledown Ace Four bike carrier, part number Y02451. To begin our test-fit we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch. We'll line up our pinholes, enter the pin into the pinholes, and then we'll turn the black knob located at the back of the base of the carrier to engage our anti-rattle device. Now we'll go ahead and go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There's about 9 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 2 inches. With the cradle arms folded down we've added about 10 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. With the cradle arms folded out we've added about 34 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. With this bike carrier and this vehicle you can access the trunk with the mast of the carrier folded up or you can pull the red knob located at the base of the carrier to fold the mast down.

This will also allow you to have access to your trunk. To load the bike we'll make sure that the mast is in its upright position. We'll pull the red lever located at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out. We'll undo the cradle straps, set the bike into the frame cradles, and secure it with the straps. That completes our test-fit for the Yakima Doubledown Ace Four bike carrier, part number Y02451 on our 2012 Chevrolet Impala. .