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 the 2018 Kia Stinger, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Yakima HalfBack 2 Bike Trunk Mount Rack. That part number's Y02636. Now, we do have a bike installed. Let's take a closer look and show off some of the features. On the ends of all arms, we're going to have two bottle openers Yakima loves to put on all of their bike racks. We have three different points where our bike is secured to the rack.

We have two ZipStrips on the top of the frame right there, and we also have a ZipStrip on seat post too. Once that's secured in the anti-rattle cradle, that's going to prevent our bike from shaking too much while we're traveling. That'll help prevent your bike from making contact with your vehicle or your other bike installed.Up front, we're going to see that our front wheel can kind of turn freely however it wishes. If this is something that bothers you, you can purchase or .. Excuse me, you do receive a set of straps with your bike rack that you can use to secure that wheel to the frame.

However, we didn't see a problem right now with the wheel, because it doesn't come close to making contact with the back of our vehicle. Let's go ahead and remove the bike. Push in on these black tabs, take out the ZipStrips, and then our anti-rattle cradle. Now, we're good to remove it. When you're done, you do want to be sure that you replace your ZipStrips so that you can keep track of them, and more importantly, so you don't lose them.Now, I do want to provide you guys with a measurement, to give you an idea of the space that this bike rack might take up.

From the bumper to the outermost part of our bike rack is going to be about 30" added onto the back of our vehicle. Now, we can cut down on that space by folding down these arms. We'll come to the center right here, we have these two gray knobs. We'll go one at a time. Turn it up, then you can fold it down and lock it back into place.

Get the other arm like that. Now they're folded in and locked down. We'll measure again from the bumper to the outermost part, is going to be about 9-1/2" added onto the back of our vehicle. You want to keep this in mind for any close quarter situations you might have, such as parking or even storage.We have four different points where our bike rack is secured to our trunk. Our first two are up top. We have these rubber coated hooks that come under the hatch, just kind of go under that lip right there. They secure in. They are labeled top, to help you avoid confusion with the other hooks. The other two points of connection are right here by the base of the bike rack, that go under the bottom of the hatch, and they are labeled bottom. That's going to also help you avoid confusion. All four hooks have rubber coating, so that's going to help protect your vehicle from any type of scratches or abrasions while you are installing or traveling.Up top, we have these two nice foam pads. They're pretty thick, so that's going to help protect your vehicle from the steel frame of our bike rack from possibly damaging it. In the center right here, this is called our HUB setting. Now, this is what helps us determine what we need the bike rack set to to fit our specific vehicle. You can check on Yakima's fit guide website to see what you need to fit your vehicle. All you need to do is turn this knob, and set this arm back here to whatever setting it specifies, and then you're ready to install. Last thing I want to point out is that the manufacturer does not suggest opening up your hatch while this is installed. It could cause damage to either the car or to your bike rack.Well, now that we've gone over some of those features, let's load it up and show you how it performed on our test course. Speaker 2: First, we'll take it onto 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 bumps, which simulates going into your driveway or parking lots.


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