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Old 04-22-2013, 05:30 PM   #151
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The bolts and plates need to be installed with the bolt heads and plates inside the the frame channel. There are two recommended ways to get the bolts into the channel. One is to enlarge the existing holes, the other is to remove the bumper which will expose the open end of the frame channel and provide access points that are large enough to allow the bolts to be placed inside. You can see the rear bolt heads in this picture.
And that was an excellent explanation. I really don't like the idea of drilling ANYTHING on my newer Subi. I guess bumperless install is the way to go.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #152
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I can definitely vouch for the Curt. I needed a way to haul mountain bikes besides having rocks blast off of my bikes onto my roof with a roof rack. I have the curt hitch with the Thule T2 hitch tray and it works awesome, install wasn't terrible.



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Old 04-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #153
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What is the weight of the Curt hitch?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #154
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about 32 lbs for the curt

roof racks for looks only
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #155
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Doesn't fit, connectors are not the some for whatever reason.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #156
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:31 AM   #157
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Has anyone looked into fabricating a receiver that will accept a bike rack, but is inserted through the rear fog light hole? You would have to build it for torsional strength rather than towing strength. This way it is tucked up behind the bumper.

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #158
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I am looking for a hitch for my new 2012 Impreza Sport Premium 2.0 CVT hatchback. I did a search, and everything I found was either for a WRX/STI or someone modified something to fit. I apologize if it has been covered and I missed it.
I am also aware that towing is not recommended on the new 2.0. Just looking for a place for a receiver style bike rack
My 4 bike carrier requires class 2hitch for tongue weight. Only one I found is here. For 5 dr not wrx only and uses panel.
http://shop.tlcentral.com/store/pc/2...1-25-p1094.htm
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #160
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Just ordered the Torklift Central Invisi Trailer 2" hitch ($249) and a Tow Ready T-One wiring kit ($62)

Yes, it was twice as much as the Curt and other hitches, but it fits the EU 3rd brake light hole and wiring can be concealed behind the bumper. It makes for a really clean looking hitch install.

Going for the bumperless install, will report back with pics after received/installed.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:53 PM   #161
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Ordered the Curt (~$150 delivered). We plan to use it for a Bike Rack (1UP, USA) and later may add an extender for a second bike. No wiring or ball will be needed or used by us. Should be delivered this afternoon. I don't ride bikes anymore; however, my wife and son do. We have a 2013 Outback with the full hitch, so if we ever need to tow, we will use that.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:58 PM   #162
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In looking at the TLC Invisi hitch, how do you access the hitch pin?
Looks like it's behind the bumper.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #163
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In looking at the TLC Invisi hitch, how do you access the hitch pin?
Looks like it's behind the bumper.
I called and asked, you just reach up underneath the bumper to put the pin through. Since the third-brake light port is at the bottom of the bumper, its uber simple to put a pin in.
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installed my Torklift a few weeks ago removing the bumper. Started to drill out the trunk and decided against it. Bumper is the easier way to go in the long run. I did destroy some tabs from my mudflaps but they are still holding solid. Can't even tell I have a hitch!!!
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:41 PM   #165
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installed my Torklift a few weeks ago removing the bumper. Started to drill out the trunk and decided against it. Bumper is the easier way to go in the long run. I did destroy some tabs from my mudflaps but they are still holding solid. Can't even tell I have a hitch!!!
What tools would you recommend for the bumper removal?
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:26 PM   #166
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general socket set, mm of course. You have to take off the crash bar in the back and those bolts are on there pretty tight so maybe a breaker. Also you may need a few deep sockets for the bumper bolts. I think 13mm?

flat head screw driver to get those plastic clips off
phillips head to get the tail lights off
torque wrench for the hitch bolts (if you don't have one just get those suckers on tight)

nothing else really, just take your time so you don't break anything plastic.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #167
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general socket set, mm of course. You have to take off the crash bar in the back and those bolts are on there pretty tight so maybe a breaker. Also you may need a few deep sockets for the bumper bolts. I think 13mm?

flat head screw driver to get those plastic clips off
phillips head to get the tail lights off
torque wrench for the hitch bolts (if you don't have one just get those suckers on tight)

nothing else really, just take your time so you don't break anything plastic.
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I ended up just going to uhaul for the hitch $199 installed the did a great job. Like a rear bike rack better then hoisting the bike on the roof

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Old 08-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #169
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I got my invisihitch installed. I actually did the drilled install method, partly because my buddy convinced me that once you take off a plastic bumper, they never go back on the same way ever again...

That said, it took us 3 hours to install, partly because his step-drill was dull and we had to go buy a new one. Once drilled, it was a cinch to install and fish the bolts. Certainly helps to have two people, I don't think I could have done it without his help or his hydrolic lift for that matter...
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #170
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I ended up just going to uhaul for the hitch $199 installed the did a great job. Like a rear bike rack better then hoisting the bike on the roof

Let us know if it scrapes or not.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #171
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Let us know if it scrapes or not.
Not at all it is actually a little higher than my exhaust pipes will post pic ltr
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:45 PM   #172
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:34 AM   #173
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I got my invisihitch installed. I actually did the drilled install method, partly because my buddy convinced me that once you take off a plastic bumper, they never go back on the same way ever again...

That said, it took us 3 hours to install, partly because his step-drill was dull and we had to go buy a new one. Once drilled, it was a cinch to install and fish the bolts. Certainly helps to have two people, I don't think I could have done it without his help or his hydrolic lift for that matter...
Good deal, the bumper was a bit finicky but it went back on ok in my case.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:33 PM   #174
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Good deal, the bumper was a bit finicky but it went back on ok in my case.
Yea...still not sure which is the better option..but I have to say the directions were full of crap! There is NO way you can enlarge the whole with anything BUT a step drill or angle grinder. It's a 1/4in solid steel...they mention you can use wire cutters or snips LOL
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:44 PM   #175
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OMG why didn't I find this video sooner?!?! It would have saved me at least an hour for installing my invisihitch. Only thing I would need is those square spacers (rather than the round ones that came with mine):

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