Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2018 Kia Stinger

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Review of the Yakima Trunk Bike Racks on a 2018 Kia Stinger

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2018 Kia Stinger, we're gonna be doing a test fit on the Yakima full back two by trunk mount rack. That part number is Y02634.Now, as you can see we do have a bike installed, so let's take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now, on the end of our left arm right here, we're gonna have a bottle opener that Yakima likes to put on all of their products, or all their bike racks I should say.On the other arm we have this integrated cable lock, which can wrap around the second bike you have installed, and go on that notch right there. And then when you want to unlock it, you have a set of keys and the key slot so you can unlock the cable.Now, we have three different points where our bike's secured. We have three zip strips. We have two on the top of our frame and the third one is down here securing the seat post tube into the anti rattle cradle.

When that's secured, that's gonna prevent our bike form moving too much. While we're traveling, that's gonna prevent our bike from making contact with our vehicle, or with our other bike that we have installed.Now, up front, we're gonna see that our front wheel can turn however gravity wants it to. If this is something that bothers you, you do get a set of straps with your bike rack that you can use to strap the front wheel to the frame of your bike. However, we didn't see much of an issue right here because it doesn't come close to making contact with the vehicle.Now, let's go ahead and remove the bike. We'll go ahead and pull out this zip strips.

One thing that I do want to point out is that one these zip strips, has this nice soft padding right there that's gonna be pressing against the frame of your bike like that, and that's gonna help protect the frame of your bike from any type of scratches or abrasions.When you're done, it's always a good idea to replace your zip strips so that you keep track of them and so you don't lose them.Now, I'm gonna provide you guys with a measurement to give you an idea of the length that you're adding on to the back of your vehicle, so you wanna go from the bumper to the outer most part of our back rack. That's gonna be sitting at about 28 and a half inches added on to the back of our vehicle.We can cut down on that space by just folding down these arms. These two gray knobs are how we're gonna do that. We'll twist it up and then fold it down and lock it into place when it goes down. Twist up, fold down, and lock.

And now they're locked into place.And now if we measure again. We're gonna see that we're only adding on about seven and a half inches of space on to the back of our vehicle. So it's a pretty big difference and you wanna keep that in mind for any close quarters situations you might have since as parking or even storage.We have four different points where are bike rack is secured to our trunk. Up top, we have two rubber coating hooks that latch right under the top of the hatch. And down here we have two more rubber coating hooks that are just by the base of the bike rack.

Now, these hooks, along with the top hooks, are label for the position that they need to be in. For instance, this on is labeled bottom, so that's gonna let you know that you have to put it on the bottom of your trunk. That's gonna help you avoid confusion with your hooks.Now, a nice safety feature I like is that these metal clamps that are on the inside of these rubber padding, the rubber padding is gonna help protect your vehicle from possibly being damaged by that clamp while you're installing it. We know that they can sometimes flop around when you take the hooks out, but this nice rubber shell is gonna help protect your vehicle from those metal clamps.Right here we have these thick foam pads that are gonna help protect the steel frame of bike rack from damaging your vehicle.This center knob right here is how we got our bike rack to fit our vehicle. We checked out on Yakima's settings to see what setting it needed to be at and we just turned it up and adjusted this arm right here to the setting it told us, and then we we're ready to install it.The last thing that I want to point out is that it's not recommended by the manufacturer to open up your hatch while this is installed. I could cause damage to your vehicle or to the bike rack.Well, now what we've gone over some of those features, let's show you guys how it performs on our test course. Speaker 2: First we'll take it on to our slalom course. This will show you the side to side action such as making turns or evasive maneuvers.Now, we're at the alternating speed bumps. This will show you how it looks driving on uneven pavement or potholes.Finally, we're at the solid speed bump, which simulates going into your driveway or parking lot.

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