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Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're going to be installing Tekonsha's Primus IQ Trailer Brake Controller. To help us get this installed, we're also going to be using a universal installation kit for trailer brake controllers.This brake controller's going to provide you with proportional braking for your trailer. What this means is that the internal inertia sensor is going to detect stopping in the vehicle to help apply the brakes appropriately to stop the load as necessary. Located on top of your brake controller, you'll have a boost button, and you can use this to help adjust on the fly for the weight of your trailer. A boost of one setting is for a trailer that weighs less than your vehicle. Boost two is for when it weighs roughly the same as your vehicle, and boost three is when your trailer weighs more than what your vehicle weighs.



Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, with a diamond-pattern and square links. Part number TC1553. And that's going to be on tire size 225/55R18.These Titan chains are going to give you added traction to your Kia Sportage, when driving through snow or ice. They feature a diamond pattern. Most chains feature a ladder pattern. These are going to provide you with more tire coverage, which means more traction.The small D links are going to provide you with a smoother ride than chains with larger style links.



Konig Self-Tensioning Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2017 Kia Sportage

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part number TH2004205104, and that's going to be on tire size 225/55/R18.These Konig tire chains are going to provide your Sportage with added traction when driving through snow or ice. They feature a diamond pattern. Most chains feature a ladder patten. These are going to provide you with more tire coverage, which means more traction. The extra small D links are going to provide you with a smooth ride compared to chains with larger style links, though they're not going to provide you with as good as traction as that larger style. Now, when comparing these chains to the roller-style chains, they're not going to be as smooth, but they are going to provide you with better traction.Most chains require a rubber adjuster, an additional part, to help keep them tight and snug around the tire.



Best 2017 Kia Sportage Trailer WIring Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best custom fit vehicle wiring harnesses available for the 2017 Kia Sportage. Here we have from CURT, with the four-pole flat trailer connector, part number C56321. From Tekonsha, also offering the four-pole flat trailer connector, part number 118698.Now the differences we mainly see between the two wiring harnesses are going to be the way that our module is built. Both of them are going to have a processing board that goes inside. You can see with the Tekonsha, we have an epoxy potting material. The circuitry goes in there, it's filled with that rubberized material.



Yakima RidgeBack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Yakima RidgeBack Hanging Style 2 Bike Rack. That's part number Y02457.I've already got it loaded up just to give you a good idea what it looks like and how it's going to hold our bikes. It actually holds our bikes with three straps, they're called ZipStrips. We've got two ZipStrips for our top tube and then one for our seat post tube.The one for our seat post tube is going to prevent sway in our bike, as well as bike to bike contact, bike to vehicle contact, and bike to bike rack contact. An interesting way how they work is they are a molded design. It's going to make them really easy to use compared to other straps.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're gonna be doing a test fit on the Thule T2 Pro XT Platform Style Two Bike Rack. It's available in either an inch and a quarter, or two inch version depending on what receiver you have, and that's in either black or silver. There is a four bike version available, but it's only available for your two inch by two inch receiver.Now, I've already got it loaded up on my Sportage with the bike loaded up on the bike rack just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's gonna hold our bikes. Right away, you'll notice that it holds our bikes with zero frame contact. We've got a wheel hook going over our front wheel putting down pressure into the front wheel cradle.Now, this bike rack is a premium bike rack. It includes an integrated cable lock, which then goes through our frame and locks back into itself so no one can remove our bike.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage we're going to be doing a test fit on the Kuat Transfer Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That's part number TS02G. Now this bike rack is available in a three bike rack version and that's part number TS03G. You can get either setup in either gray or black. Now I've already got my bike in position with it installed on my Sportage, just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it holds our bikes. Two great features is that it holds our bikes by the wheel, no frame contact, so that's a great feature if you've got a carbon fiber bike or a bike that you don't want any contact by the bike rack, or even if you've got a bike with an alternative frame style.Another great feature is it has the ability to tilt away from our Sportage with bikes loaded.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage we're going to be doing a test fit on the Thule DoubleTrack Pro platform style two bike rack. That's Part Number TH9054. I've already got it loaded up on the Sportage with the bike loaded on the bike rack just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our bikes.Right away, one of my favorite things about this bike rack is that it is fat bike ready right out of the box. It'll hold fat bikes with a tire width up to 5" wide. One of the other things I like is how it holds our bikes. The clamp design will hold our bikes by their top tube, their down tube, or their seat post tube, so that's a really nice feature.



Best 2017 Kia Sportage Roof Rack Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best roof rack options available for your 2017 Kia Sportage. When searching for roof rack systems for your Kia Sportage, the two that are going to come up are going to be Rhino Rack and Thule. Up here we have the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System, and here we have the Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack System. Now it should be noted that these are specifically designed to work for vehicles with flush side rails. Both roof rack systems do have their advantages. With Rhino Rack, they work closely with car manufacturers to keep up on all recent vehicle trends. With the Thule roof rack systems, they go through extreme testing before they're released.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today, on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're going to be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack system, consisting of part numbers TH7602-TH7602. These are the Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack bars, and part number THKIT4062, and this is the fit kit for the Kia Sportage. This is also available on black as part number TH7602B-TH7602B. The Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof, while freeing up space inside your vehicle. It has a nice factory-style look to it, and actually grips around your flush side rails. It has a carrying capacity of 165 pounds between the two bars, although you always want to double-check with your vehicle's manual, to make sure your roof can withstand that weight. It can carry bike racks, cargo baskets, cargo boxes, and some ski and snowboard carriers.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today in our 2017 Kia Sportage we're going to be test fitting the Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbar roof Rack system consisting of part numbers RRVA126B-2. These are the Vortex Aero Crossbars, 49 inches long. These also come in silver as part number RRVA126S-2 and part number RRSX023 and these are the SRB legs for the Vortex Aero Crossbars for Flesh Factory side rails. The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero roof rack system is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories on your roof while freeing up space inside your vehicle. The two bars have a combined carrying capacity of 165 pounds, although you always want to double-check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand that weight. And it can carry anything from bike racks, to cargo baskets, to cargo boxes, to ski and snowboard carriers. It has a rubber strip at the top of the bar and that coupled with the aerodynamic shape of the bar will cut down wind noise and drag while you're driving.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're going to be test fitting the Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System, consisting of part numbers: THARB47, and these are the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, 47" long. These also come in black as part number THARB47B. I'll also be using part number TH460R, and these are the Thule Podium Foot Packs for the Aero Bars, and part number THKIT4062, and this is the custom fit kit for the Kia Sportage. The Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack System is great for carrying a wide variety of accessories while freeing up space inside your vehicle. It grips around the flush-mounted rails of your Kia Sportage. It has a carrying capacity of 165 pounds between the two bars, although you always want to double-check with your vehicle's manual to make sure your roof can withstand that weight.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're gonna be test fitting the Rhino-Rack MountainTrail Rooftop Bike Rack, part number RBC035. We already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's take a closer look and show off some of the features. How this actually attaches to the rack, we're not gonna have any frame contact at all. Instead, it's gonna grip it by two points. That's gonna be this rear wheel strap, which is adjustable to accommodate different size bikes, and this front skewer mount, which is gonna grip it by your fork mounts on your bike. This is lockable, so once this is installed, this will be secured to your bike rack as well. With everything installed as it is, we're not gonna have any issues of clearance between our rear hatch and the bike rack itself, as you can see here.



Softride Element-Parallelogram Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage we're doing a test fit of the Softride Element Parallelogram hanging-style 4-bike rack. That part number is SR26248. Now 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 here to the side and pull out on our black pin while pushing slightly back on our bike rack. When we pull out, that's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack with our bikes fully loaded away from our vehicle.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage we're taking a look at the Inno Aero Light QM platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is IMH330. Now we already have our bike secured down so we're forget show you one of the key features of this rack. We're going to come here to the opposite side, and at the base of the rack closest to our vehicle we have a pin. We're just going to pull that straight out. With that out of the pinhole we're going to actually be able to tilt our bike rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're doing a test of the Thule T2 platform style 2 bike rack. That part number is TH9034. 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 here to the back at this handle; we're going to squeeze that together. That's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack with our bikes fully loaded away from our vehicle. One great thing about this rack compared to others is that that handle is at the very back instead of towards the middle where you have to reach through your bikes. In this position, we'll check our hatch here.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima LiteRider hanging style, two-bike rack. That part number is Y02472. Now, we already have our bike secured down so we're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame, one as our anti-sway strap in the back. These are also know by Yakima as zip strips. We're just going to push on the two levers and pull our zip strips straight out.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage we're doing a test fit of the Swagman XT2 platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is S64650. Now we already have our bike secured down here. We're first going to show you how we do that. We have two wheel cradles in place, one for the front and one for the back. Then here up at the center we have our frame hook, which is going to sit right in the center of our bike and really hold that down into our wheel cradles.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're doing a test fit of the Kuat NV 2.0 platform style two-bike rack. That part number is NV22G. Now 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 here to the middle section. We're going to actually pull down on this lever.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HoldUp platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02443. Now 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 here to the back and lift up slightly, and then we're going to pull out on the red pin on the side. That's going to allow us to tilt our bike rack with our bikes fully loaded away from our vehicle.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 KIA Sportage we're doing a test fit of the Curt 20x48 Cargo Carrier. That part number is C18110. Now this is designed to work with both inch and a quarter and two inch hitches and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. It is a pretty light weight carrier so it's easy to insert and take out of your hitch. We're going to start off here with it inserted taking a few measurements. First is going to be ground clearance. This is about 14 1/4 inches.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2017 Kia Sportage

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage, we're taking a look at the KURT 24 by 60 cargo carrier. That part number is C18152. Now we already have our carrier installed on our vehicle. We're first going to start off with a few measurements. I'm going to start off with our ground clearance. To the bottom of our carrier, we're going to have about 14 and three quarter inches.



Best 2017 Kia Sportage Hitch Options

Today we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options for your 2017 Kia Sportage. The first hitch that we're going to be looking at is going to be the CURT class three hitch, part number C13281; followed by the Draw-Tite class three, part number 76074; then the CURT class two, part number C12158; and finally, the Draw-Tite class two, part number 36593. The primary difference that you're going to see between the CURT hitches and the Draw-Tite hitches up here is the way that the safety chain connection points are designed. On the CURTs they've got the flat steel safety chain connection points, but on both Draw-Tites they've got the safety chain connections that come down underneath the bottom of the receiver tube opening. Another difference that you'll see is here on the Draw-Tite it's got this little l-bracket that comes out that's welded off the crosstube here on the frame. What that's there for is to give you a mounting place for wiring if you choose to have it outside the vehicle. Up here on that CURT, it doesn't have anything like that, so you'd have to get an extra bracket in order to do that. Here on the class three Draw-Tite it's got two pinholes in the side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Kia Sportage - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Class III Max Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver, Part Number 76074. Here is what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, we've got the two inch by two inch receiver tube opening. Nice welded on reinforcement collar here. It features standard 5/8" pinhole which is going to be used to secure all your Class III accessories. Here we've got the smaller 1/2" hole. What that's used for it's used with the J-pin stabilization system.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Kia Sportage - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2017 KIA Sportage, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Class II Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 36593. Here's what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see it's nicely tucked away to where the cross tube is hidden up here behind the rear fascia. We've got 1 1/4 inch by 1 1/4 inch receiver tube opening, with a reinforcement collar welded on around that. Then here it's got these angled steel safety chain connection points, which where they sit and the size that they are, it will be nice and easy for you to attach just about any tube of safety chain that you may have to that attachment point. It's nice and easy to install. It has a 1/2 inch pinhole, which is good for securing all of your Class I and Class II accessories.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today on our 2017 Kia Sportage we're going to be taking a look at and installing the CURT class three trailer hitch receiver, part number C13281. Here's what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it's nicely tucked up behind the rear fascia here to where all you really see is the receiver tube and the safety chain connection points. This hitch features the 2" by 2" receiver tube opening with a nice welded-on reinforcement collar here that helps give it a nice sturdy look. Then it's got the plate style safety chain connection points. This hitch gives you the good functionality of a class three hitch, but it also maintains a good look on the vehicle because you can't see the entire crosstube all the way across the length because that's tucked behind that fascia.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Kia Sportage - Curt

Today, in our 2017, Kia Sportage, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Curt Class 2 trailer hitch receiver. Part number C12158. Here's what this hitch is going to look like once it's installed on the vehicle. As you can see, it maintains a nice, clean look on the vehicle because it doesn't come too far down and it doesn't add a whole lot because the cross tube is tucked up behind the fascia there. It's got the 1 and 1/4th by 1 and 1/4th inch opening with nice welded on reinforcement styler around it. It's got the plates valve safety chain connection points with the holes that are drilled out.





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