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Old 01-19-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Let's see your hitch installation and what you tow! Details on any special installation needs (longer exhaust hangers, exhaust clearance, etc) might be helpful information for people looking to do this.

I'll start this one out...

I picked up a drawtite hitch, thule hitch-mounted fork mount bike rack and thule rack-n-loc classic hitch-mounted bike rack last weekend. It took about an hour to install. It clears the prodrive oval tip axel back with use of 3 kartboy XL exhaust hangers.

I'll be using the hitch for the bike racks and for towing my motorcycle to and from track days. I still need to pick up a small trailer for the motorcycle.

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Old 01-19-2008, 02:41 PM   #2
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nice bike.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:04 PM   #3
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haha, this is halrious. I have a WRB blue WRX and i'm wanting to tow a RED Sv650s. that's awesome!
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:44 PM   #4
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^
that is pretty cool... weird!
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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Drawtite hitch bar - 24710
http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2004_Subaru_Impreza.htm

APS 3" single tip tbe
stock hangers- these are pulled very snug, but this keeps from the tbe from resonating against the bar itself.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:50 PM   #6
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That pic is from the subbie meet in Wilmington last summer. That was a good one. Nice car and nice bike man!
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:48 PM   #7
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Drawtite hitch bar - 24710
http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2004_Subaru_Impreza.htm

APS 3" single tip tbe
stock hangers- these are pulled very snug, but this keeps from the tbe from resonating against the bar itself.
how do you find the APS 3". i am torn between that and the 3.5" race from APS. i wonder would it fit under the hitch???
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:53 PM   #8
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how do you find the APS 3". i am torn between that and the 3.5" race from APS. i wonder would it fit under the hitch???
I love my 3" APS, doesn't drone at all, plenty loud but not too loud. It is a great exhaust all around.

-Colin
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:03 PM   #9
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Nothing special, uhaul hitch and harbor frieght foldable trailer.






Now she gets towed (as of today!! )

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Old 01-20-2008, 01:23 AM   #10
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Nothing special, uhaul hitch and harbor frieght foldable trailer.






Now she gets towed (as of today!! )

this is pretty serious!
numbers? Times?
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:34 PM   #11
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:02 AM   #12
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:16 PM   #13
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ding ding ding!!!
we have a winner!!!
what does he recive?
a new center diff supplyed by his savings fund!!!!!
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:59 PM   #14
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ding ding ding!!!
we have a winner!!!
what does he recive?
a new center diff supplyed by his savings fund!!!!!
Bah, never had a SINGLE problem... the cars been sold and now approching 200k on the ODO(I keep in touch with the buyer)... nary an issue... had the clutch replaced at ~90k after towing a LOT of different things, wasn't due to slipping either, the TOB was starting to go and making noise......

Give the subie a little more cred than that man... Unless you've done it, you REALLY don't know whatch you talkin about...mang...
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:22 PM   #15
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no pics yet but i added 2ft onto my trailer this past weekend (now 5x10) and we threw my 400ex on as well as my buddys 700 grizzly which is huge and weighs close to 700lbs gased up, the massive 140hp 2.2L tugged them around fairly well, we're taking them about 2 1/2 hrs away this weekend riding so we'll see how she does, i'll get a pic up too

we figured total weight was right around 1300lbs, not as much as some have towed on here but it was enough for the 2.2L
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:45 PM   #16
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^We have a winner!
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:01 AM   #17
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how much can a wrx tow? would it be able 2 haul a single quad/trailer?
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:48 AM   #18
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how much can a wrx tow? would it be able 2 haul a single quad/trailer?
2000lbs

I have a hitch from Curt which I got from etrailer.com. I've towed boats, snow moblies, and pulled stuff out of ditches in the snow, but I use it mostly for my dirtbike trailer (harbor freight trailer) which I also use for my Harley for when bike week comes around.



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Old 01-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #19
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Ohhhh I wish I still had a bike to tow

Nice Subaru's doing work!
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:01 PM   #20
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One of the front just for the hell of it





Hate having the hitch but love trail riding more.
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:05 PM   #21
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:37 PM   #22
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Now thats Priceless!!!
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:00 AM   #23
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i'm thinking about getting one to tow the honda fatcat and maybe get one of these .

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Wow! Boss!
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #25
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Wow! Boss!
Really... quoting a pic from over 4 years ago???

(BTW, look a few posts below that one... you'll see the real pic)
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