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metalfab
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: All the fixins Reply with quote

Got the Mazda 5 GS back after a day in the shop, we adding a few things...

Thule Atlantis 1600



Mazda OEM roof rack



1.25" trailer hitch (with Thule Helium Aero bike rack which we've had since last year)


2015 Mazda 5 GS w/CP
Mazda OEM rack w/Thule Atlantis 1600
Mazda 1.25" Hitch w/ Thule Helium Aero

Past: 2014.5 Mazda CX-5 GT, 2012 Mazda 5 GS, 2003 Mazda MPV DX
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: All the fixins Reply with quote

Wrong accessorices Very Happy

It should look like this

2004 A-spec Touring Edition (look it up)
instagram: Tangofury
Added Suspension: Carbing Tower Bar, TEIN Stechs, Airlift Airbags, Energy Suspension Bushings
Added Exhaust: Cherry BOMB Glasspack, 22" X 3" TIP
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: All the fixins Reply with quote

or this


2004 A-spec Touring Edition (look it up)
instagram: Tangofury
Added Suspension: Carbing Tower Bar, TEIN Stechs, Airlift Airbags, Energy Suspension Bushings
Added Exhaust: Cherry BOMB Glasspack, 22" X 3" TIP
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metalfab
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: All the fixins Reply with quote

Nah, all that bling just adds unnecessary weight. It's why I went with the GS over the GT. They don't look like Mazdas either. Very Happy
2015 Mazda 5 GS w/CP
Mazda OEM rack w/Thule Atlantis 1600
Mazda 1.25" Hitch w/ Thule Helium Aero

Past: 2014.5 Mazda CX-5 GT, 2012 Mazda 5 GS, 2003 Mazda MPV DX
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novalight
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:22 am    Post subject: Re: All the fixins Reply with quote

What your 5 can really do

https://youtu.be/zU4paH8qcQ8

2004 A-spec Touring Edition (look it up)
instagram: Tangofury
Added Suspension: Carbing Tower Bar, TEIN Stechs, Airlift Airbags, Energy Suspension Bushings
Added Exhaust: Cherry BOMB Glasspack, 22" X 3" TIP
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metalfab
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: All the fixins Reply with quote

novalight wrote:
What your 5 can really do

https://youtu.be/zU4paH8qcQ8


Now we'll get to the campsite faster 😉

2015 Mazda 5 GS w/CP
Mazda OEM rack w/Thule Atlantis 1600
Mazda 1.25" Hitch w/ Thule Helium Aero

Past: 2014.5 Mazda CX-5 GT, 2012 Mazda 5 GS, 2003 Mazda MPV DX
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: All the fixins Reply with quote

Metalfab -

Good to hear they've added a 5th gear to the AT!

I have a similar Thule bike rack, except mine can accommodate four bikes.

In the Thule instructions, it said to not load it up with four bikes on a Class 1 hitch (unfortunately, the only hitch rating available for the 5).

I figured I could get away with it by reducing the tongue weight. I don't have a roof rack, so it was a little trickier. I bought a pair of nylon loops with a grommet at one end, and bolted one on each side at the top of the hatch. (Uninvasive; I tucked the grommet for each strap under the mounting bolt for the top of the hatch strut, and then had just the loop protruding on each side.) Then I ran a ratcheting tie-down strap through both loops and back to the rack (protecting the paint by slipping split foam pipe insulation over the strap where it contacted the body) and used that to pull the bike rack up and toward the hatch.

We did a 4000 km trip loaded up with four bikes, and had no problem.

I really like the idea of supporting the rack that way, and with a roof rack to tie onto, it would be even easier.

Enjoy your new ride - great purchase!

Manitoba MPV

'82 GLC 1.5 5-speed ('82 - '95); '79 GLC Sport 1.4 5-speed ('87 - '89); '85 626 2.0 5-speed ('97 - '05); '90 MPV 2WD 2.6 5-speed ('96 - '01); '95 Bawngo GL Super 9 pass 2.0 5-speed ('03 - '04); '97 AllSport 2WD 3.0 auto ('01 - ?); '01 Protege 1.6 5-speed ('05 - '13); '09 Mazda 5 GT 5-speed ('13 - ?)
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