Originally Posted by 07wrxwag
question for you guys that intallled the hitchs, I am in the process of installing a curt hitch on my 07 wagon and was curious what you guys did with the brackets you had to remove to install the hitch, do they need to go back on, do they get left off. I'm specifically concerned about the tow loop one on the passenger side, and also what purpose did those brackets have was it for structure?
thanks hopefully i'll have some pictures to add to this thread soon enough
Those pieces get discarded (or kept if you're ever planning on removing the hitch). The one on the left side is a bracket for the muffler (which is now attached to the hitch), and the one on the right is a tie down bracket. They are not integral to the frame of the car.