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All right today on 2009 Subaru Forester, we#39;re going to do a test fit of the U-Ace custom auto floor liners with Maxpider grip, part number L1SB00321501. These floor liners are for the second row. Now to start off our test fit, well I#39;m going to go ahead and remove the existing floor mats.

Then, we#39;ll go ahead and lay into place the new floor liners, starting on the passenger side when you simply put into place and see how it matches the contour of the floor. It reaches up a bit at the front seats a little bit and also has a crazy edge all the way around. Now we#39;ll go over to the driver side and it#39;s pretty much a mirror image of the passenger side.

Today, on our 2009 Subaru Forester we will be test fitting the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64710. With the Thule Rapid Podium Roof Rack system on our vehicle we will begin our test fit by placing the Swagman Fork Down directly onto our load bars. Here at the front platform we will want to bring our u bolts around the underside of our load bar, feeding them up through the platform and securing them by installing the two wing nuts.

Once we have those tight we can repeat that process for the other side of our front platform. We will move to the rear and drop our u bolt through the top of our bike rack. Making sure that the bolts go around our rear load bar, we will want to fit our bracket around our bolts and then secure it by tightening down our wing nuts.

With the front and rear secure we can go ahead and undo the rear wheel strap and make sure the skewer at the front is loose. We will grab our bike and place it onto the bike rack.

A few of the parts that have to come out to make way for the hitch on the passengers side are the tie down bracket here and the cannister here. With the cannister, these bolts and this bolt and one in the back will have to come out to lower this. So we can get to that bolt, so we can take it out. This will all go back up when were done.

Next will do this center support. The bracket wont go back up there, but we will reinstall the screw for safe keeping if the hitch ever comes off

This hitch is also know as part number 36311 from Hidden Hitch and 06975 from Reese. This will cover the same applications. First thing we have to do is lower the passenger bracket take that off completely, and lower the carbon cannister out of the way. Also this bracket has to come down loose, it will get re-installed later. Next this bracket for here for the fascia support will have to come off, the hitch does provide support for the fascia when were done.

Next we have to remove this tie down bracket, disconnect the exhaust from this bracket, and this bracket will be taken off the vehicle. Now we can install the hitch, its a good idea to have an extra set of hands at this point. As you can see, it takes a couple of hands to get the hitch up there. With a little bit of fidgeting, you can get it up there relatively easy.

Theres just one thing you have to make sure of is that this bracket the hitch goes through and that its the hitch then the bracket, and then the frame itself, thats the order it goes in.

Subaru Forester Questions and Answers

The crossbar spread range listed in the installation instructions is just a recommended crossbar spread. If you needed to space the crossbars closer or further apart, you can. Most roof mounted accessories require crossbar spreads between 23 inches and 32 inches, however, you can move the crossbars to any spread as long as the crossbars stay attached to the factory side rails on your Forester. As you said, the maximum spread between the crossbars is only limited by the space available on the fac

The Thule CS10 tire chains, # TH00204104, only require 10 millimeters of clearance all around the tire so they are Class S rated. That is less than 7/16 of an inch. To determine if there is clearance what you can do is turn the wheels all the way to the right and then measure the closer component to the tire on right side and then the left side.

If there is more than 10 millimeters then you can use these chains. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use

Swinging bike racks such as the Yakima SwingDaddy, # Y02422, require a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. If you need one for your 2014 Forester the only option is Curt trailer hitch # C13144. The center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper on the vehicle is a relatively short distance. But the only way to know for sure is to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the bumper.

If that measurement is less than 6 inches the SwingDaddy will fit. If mo

The Tow Ready wiring harness # 118571 is rated for 7.5 amps for brake lights and turn signals and 7.5 amps total for running lights. The fuse that goes on the power wire connection to the battery is a 10 amp fuse. The wire gauge of the long 12 volt power wire included with the kit is 12 gauge.

I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you.

Yes, the Rola Flat Strap Cargo Net # 59200 will fit your Rola Cargo Basket # 59504 perfectly. My technical contact at Rola informed me that with the bungee extended you will probably get around 6 inches or so of extension from each strap. If you are planning on carrying a very large load or going over rough terrain, you may want to check out the Erickson Retractable Ratchet Strap # 34413.

These straps have a push button release for ease of use.

The Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension you mentioned, part # A20RS440 uses idler hubs, not drum brake hubs. They lack a brake mounting flange, so drums could not easily be added. To use a brake assembly, you would need to upgrade to a 3500 lb capacity, like part # A35RS545E for a straight spindle or # A35RD545E for a 4 inch drop spindle.

Both systems would use a wheel with a bolt pattern of 5 lugs on a 4-1/2 inch bolt circle.

On 7-Way mounting bracket # 18138, the distance from the large center hole up to where the bracket bends is 1-3/16 inches. All of the similar brackets, see link to the right, are going to have the same or similar measurement but none as much as 2-1/2 inches. You may be able to modify (bend) long bracket # 18136 to achieve the distance you need.

The Rola basket # 59504 is a very popular item and I have not heard of any issues with it rusting quicker than a Thule or Yakima basket. Yakima and Thule are big name players in this category whereas Rola is not as well known. They make a good product but do not have as much name recognition so that could be just one factor in the price difference.

Rust can occur if you do not take care of a product. Keep it clean and dry if possible and it should not be an issue. One customer had a rust issu

You should not have to remove the bottom part of the coupler to attach the coupler to the ball so something seems to be amiss. Double check the top of the coupler to make sure it is designed for a 2 inch ball and not a 1-7/8 inch ball. If fine-tuning the bolt does not fix the issue there could be something machined wrong with the coupler and it will need to be replaced.

You can also try lubricating the latching mechanism and the ball using ball grease # 58117. Make sure it is clean first beca

While there are common places for the factory connections, every so often there are a few vehicles that have it in a different place. Subaru is actually notorious for this. The first place you are going to want to look is forward or rearward of where the connection is supposed to be. If not located there, it may be on the other side of the vehicle.

So you would basically follow the same instructions except on the opposite side of the vehicle. In some instances the location was found behind

There are a few things to consider when choosing a bike rack for your 2005 Subaru Forester. The first thing we will want to look at is your rear hatch. Some of the 2005 Foresters came with a plastic rear spoiler at the top of the rear hatch.

This spoiler was not designed to support any additional weight, so you have two options. The first option is the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 2 Bike Rack, # HRF2. This is the only trunk mount bike rack that is compatible with SUVs and hatchback style veh

Yes, the Prorack 2 Bike Carrier # PR8062403 will fit your 2011 Subaru Forester with either a 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitch. This bike carrier has a 1-1/4 inch shank, however, if you have a 2 inch receiver opening, the rack comes with an adapter sleeve to accommodate 2 inch receivers. For the security of your bikes and rack, I recommend the Yakima LockUp System # Y07238.

This comes with a 10 foot cable and will lock your bikes to your rack and your rack to your hitch. If you are planning on ca

According to Yakima, the QuickBack 2 # Y02621 is a fit for your 2009 Subaru Forester. A couple of points to keep in mind when using a hanging, trunk mount bike rack are that you will not be able to use your rear wipers and you may want to check out the Yakima Tube Top Adapter # Y02531. An adapter bar is usually needed when carrying either womens, childrens or alternative frame bikes.

The adapter gives good ground clearance and will carry your bike level. Finally, for the security sake of

The issue that you are having seems to be a common one with Subaru OEM trailer hitches. But I have to warn you against drilling any additional holes because doing so can actually reduce the capacity of the ball mount and make it structurally unsound. The best option for you is to use an anti rattle device of some kind.

The simplest option is # 93347. This little guy wedges itself between the ball mount and the receiver opening and takes up the play. I have included a link to a video review of

With any trunk mount bike rack, including # TH910XT, the rack will have to be removed before you can open the trunk or hatch on the vehicle. The reasons are that the hooks that fit into the gaps between the trunk/hatch lid and body of the car can get squished and it can actually damage the vehicle. Also, the struts used to hold up the trunk/hatch may not be able to support the weight of even just the rack and it could fall on you. And finally, even if it opens just fine and does not fall

The Hollywood Racks Over-The-Top Bike Rack # HRF2 will fit your 2014 Subaru Forester with the back visor/spoiler on the hatch. This rack was designed to clear most spoilers on a variety of vehicles. This bike rack can carry two bikes up to 35 lbs per bike. If you are planning on carrying either womens, childrens or alternative frame bikes, I recommend the Hollywood Racks Adapter Bar # HRBA-PRO.

By using this adapter, your bikes will be carried level and have ground clearance. I have attac

There is actually a bit of an issue with the OEM trailer hitch on the 2014 Subaru Forester. The hitch pin hole is very close to the end of the receiver which will cause fit issues with most if not all trailer hitch mount bike racks. Because the hole is so close to the end of the receiver, and because bike racks that fit 1-1/4 inch hitches have hitch pin holes close to the ends of the shanks, there would not be enough shank inside the receiver to safely mount a bike rack. Because of this issue I

Yes. While there are common places for the factory connections, every so often there are a few vehicles that have it in a different place. Subaru is actually notorious for this. The first place you are going to want to look is forward or rearward of where the connection is supposed to be.

If not located there, it may be on the other side of the vehicle. So you would basically follow the same instructions except on the opposite side of the vehicle. In some instances the location was found

The hitch you have selected for your 2014 Subaru Forester, Curt # C13144, is an excellent choice for use with a high-capacity bike carrier such as the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR. I have linked a brief video showing this carrier in use on a Subaru Outback. This Curt hitch is a Class III-rated 2-inch design with a substantial tongue weight capacity of 525-lbs. Tongue weight is the downward force applied to a hitch from whatever is connected to it, whether a trailer or as in this case a

The 9 inch measurement that you are referencing on the Yakima DoubleDown Ace # Y02451 is from the center of the pin hole to the base mast. From the center of the pin hole to the longer vertical mast is 11 inches. I have the measurements noted in the picture.

Providing your 7 inch measurement is from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outside of the bumper on your 2014 Subaru Forester as stated, this bike rack will fit well on your vehicle and clear your bumper by 2 inches. I have atta

Actually, you could use either wiring harness and both are in our fit guide for your vehicle. Curt has both custom fit T-connector wiring harnesses like # C56040 and hardwire harnesses like # 56146KIT. Either one will fit.

It is listed in the Curt application guide. If it were me, I would go with the custom wiring harness # C56040. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation on another vehicle this harness fits.

And I have linked the instructions for you.

You may be able to run the strap through backwards. Other than that there is no specific place the strap has to go. As long as the cylinder part is closed inside the vehicle and cannot be pulled out then that is all you will need to deter theft of the rack.

I checked with Thule and the large and extra large Thule cargo boxes are confirmed to fit your Subaru Forester. The Thule Sonic Large Rooftop Cargo Box # TH634S that you referenced is a large so it should fit just fine. This cargo box is 32-1/2 inches wide Another option you have is the Thule Sonic XL Rooftop Cargo Box # TH635S.

This has the same width as the # TH686XT but is longer at 90 inches whereas the other box is 73 inches long.

You would not want to use a disc brake master cylinder with drum brakes because the psi rating is much higher for disc brakes. Using it on drum brakes can lead to damage to the wheel cylinders and very aggressive braking. The master cylinder for the drum brakes is # T2374400.

Drum brake master cylinders have a check valve on the inside that regulates the psi going through the brake lines. This is not something that you can add to the disc brake master cylinder. You would either have to get t

For the 2013 Subaru Forester, Yakima has the following fit notes: Place the upper strap hooks at the top edge of trunk, hatch lid, or rear door Outer/Lower support frame rests on the lower portion of the license plate, below the numbers Place the lower strap hooks at the bottom edge of the trunk, hatch lid, or rear door Side strap hooks to back side edge of trunk, hatch, or rear door next to tail lights Weight limit for 2 bikes is 60 lbs, 3 bikes is 90 lbs Joe Measurement of 27 inches

You certainly can order just the hardware to install Curt trailer hitch # 13147 on your 2012 Subaru Forester. You will need # RHK and just enter the hitch number and choose the Curt as the manufacturer where indicated. Once the order is placed our warehouse team will assemble the proper kit to send to you.

I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch and a video showing a typical installation as well for you.

We carry quite a few cargo carriers for your 2006 Subaru Forester and I have a couple of recommendations for you. My first recommendation is the Pro Series Cargo Carrier # 63155 – it is a good size, 20 x 47 inches and does not require a ton on assembly. The best attribute is that the shank has a 3 inch rise, which, for your vehicle that has a 13 inch ground clearance, this would be a good idea just to give you better clearance. The pin and clip for this carrier are sold separately as part # P

When using the Softride Alumina bike rack, # SR26428, you will be able to open the rear hatch on your 2014 Subaru Forester with the bikes still loaded on the rack and the rack tilted out. This rack does include a hitch lock. To lock the bikes to the rack I recommend a cable lock like # CAB-10.

This is a 3 bike rack, not a 4-bike, and it differs from the other Softride racks in that it is much lighter at 20 pounds than any of its brethren. This rack is made to fit Class II and Class III tra

The Rightline Sport 3XL Rooftop Cargo Bag # RL100S30 that you mentioned is the largest roof cargo bag that we have available. The attachment system is compatible with the existing rails on your 2013 Subaru Forrester. This cargo bag can carry up to 18 cubic feet of cargo or gear.

The material that the bag is constructed of is 600-denier waterproof woven polyester that is lined with PVC and a nylon grid to add durability. The type and design of zipper mechanism helps to keep rain and water o

If you are looking for a 2-bike trunk mount bike rack for your 2002 Subaru Forester then the Thule Raceway # TH9001 that you have referenced is the way to go. I own the 3-bike version of this rack and it is the best trunk mount rack that I have ever used. What makes it so great are the retractable cables.

The rack uses 4 retractable cables rather than 6 straps like other bike racks. The cables make installation and removal quick and easy and there is no left over slack to flap in the breeze l

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