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Old 01-19-2008, 03:36 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, 03:41 PM   #2
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:04 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, 06:44 PM   #4
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that is pretty cool... weird!
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:08 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 01-19-2008, 08:03 PM   #6
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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 01-19-2008, 10:34 PM   #7
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:45 PM   #8
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^We have a winner!
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:02 AM   #9
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:23 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 01-20-2008, 12:01 PM   #11
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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, 12:48 PM   #12
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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, 01:32 PM   #13
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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, 03:01 PM   #14
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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, 03:05 PM   #15
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:07 PM   #16
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^ Is that trailer really attached? It doesn't look like it, but if it is, it looks like a BAD idea.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:14 PM   #17
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doesnt look like it is...
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:26 PM   #18
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Had me for a second, but you can clearly see it's Photoshopped.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:38 PM   #19
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to the OP, are you still at VaTech?

I have the white wagon with black wheels and yellow fogs...we should go snow drifting in this snow some time! haha, hope to see you around (CCVT, or other events) Name's Austin.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:50 PM   #20
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to the OP, are you still at VaTech?

I have the white wagon with black wheels and yellow fogs...we should go snow drifting in this snow some time! haha, hope to see you around (CCVT, or other events) Name's Austin.
Nope...graduated in '04, but I was a member of CCVT while I was there.
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Old 01-21-2008, 02:08 PM   #21
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Had me for a second, but you can clearly see it's Photoshopped.
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:24 PM   #22
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Pic of our rig and trailer... i don't even remember what state this was in.



24ft haulmark
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:09 PM   #23
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heres mine with a 2" receiver


and whats usually on the hitch.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:35 PM   #24
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heres mine with a 2" receiver
HOW??? I always wish I had a 2"...
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So which hitch has more clearance for an exhaust. The factory hitch, the Drawtite, or the Curt hitch. Looking at the hitch itself sure looks like the curt hitch. The exhaust will be an APS 3", so no angled tip or anything. If I have to trim the diffuser that is fine, more people say it won't fit with it, but I don't mind cutting it.

Thanks,
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