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Old 06-29-2009, 12:44 AM   #276
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^^^ Thats friggen awesome if you did!
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:56 AM   #277
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so which hitchs have 6 bolts and which have 4?
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:15 PM   #278
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what is the total weight of this??? i am looking at buying a small seadoo boat and its like 2700lbs with the trailer......i dont want to get rid of my wrx just for the boat.....decisions!!!!

The trailer weighs in at 1000lbs. I just installed electric brakes on it over the weekend along with an emergency stop break-away switch, so I should be extra safe (and legal) for sure at any weight it'll be pulling. I'm expecting fully loaded to be 1800 lbs for three racing karts and all the support gear.

2700lbs would be over this hitches max weight (Class 1 so only 2000lbs) by about 30%. If you can get a class II hitch, you might be allright. If I recall almost all cars have a real tow capacity much higher then they're rated for in the USA if you check their specs list overseas. Liablility reasons or something along those lines.

I'd be careful backing all that down a ramp into the water though, especially as once wet and with the additional drag pulling it back up the ramp could be a hairy, clutch abusing experience!
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:47 AM   #279
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what is the total weight of this??? i am looking at buying a small seadoo boat and its like 2700lbs with the trailer......i dont want to get rid of my wrx just for the boat.....decisions!!!!
Wow. You're thinking of towing a load that exceeds the capacity of Class 1 hitches on a car that the manufacturer doesn't recommend tow at all? Don't come through Connecticut 'cuz we'll stop you and impound your boat and trailer, maybe you too!
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:21 AM   #280
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the oem tow hitch can handle 2400 however they only have it for wagons
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:17 AM   #281
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This load does not look like much but it was. The third load of lumber i picked up was much heavier and I also had the trunk full of ready mix cement (thank god for stiff Tein coilovers)




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Old 07-01-2009, 09:25 AM   #282
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^good photos. I like how the wrx is peeking out!
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:26 AM   #283
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And my set up.

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Old 07-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #284
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:31 AM   #285
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more info please?

I'm looking to add a hitch to my 06 STI.

What hitch are you using?
Is that a Harbor Freight trailor?
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:52 AM   #286
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Have been toting my honda 400ex with my 08 2.5i 5door. I was leary at first because of all the BS. No problems and it does a great job. The combo probably weighs less than
700lb
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:53 AM   #287
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Those Harbor Freight trailers are junk. Few friends have them and they essentially rattle apart.

If you are going to get one, i suggest welding all the seams!
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:04 PM   #288
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is it possible to do a hitch and keep my rear diffuser by cutting a hole out? has anyone done this?

Its the APR CF diffuser
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:50 PM   #289
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Anyone towing with an '08 or newer Impreza (specifically the OBS)?
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:19 AM   #290
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2006 3.0R wagon. 1995 Melges 24.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:50 PM   #291
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First of all, thank you very much to eriksport, and especially photog72...your help was much appreciated. I removed the insulation, dug a bit and sure enough, I found a plug for trailer lights

I figured I'd take a few photos and quickly document the process:

So first, remove the floor and the insulation from the right side of your trunk. Once that is all peeled back, this is what you will see (hopefully minus the dog hair and leaves):





Those clumps of wiring are for the brake lights and wrap underneath the insulation against your rear bumper. If you are leaning against the rear bumper, pull back the insulation closest to your right thigh. You should find the plug no problem, though you may have to dig a bit. Here is a picture of the plug exposed...a little blurred but you get the idea:





Now just plug it in!:





This is the adapter that I bought: http://www.etrailer.com/p-118461.htm and IT DEFINITELY WORKS ON THE WRX. Instead of etrailer, I bought it with my hitch from The Hitch Corner: http://www.hitchcorner.com/ They were very friendly, funny, and incredibly easy to deal with. I live about 5 hours from their warehouse and after ordering my hitch at 3pm, I had it on my doorstep the next day! The guys over there were quite knowledgeable about Subies and hitches, too. It was a great buying experience and I would highly recommend these guys...they seem to really know their stuff.

The transformer on the T-one wiring adapter comes with adhesive on the back...so...I placed it here:





And last but certainly not least: I actually removed my tire just to clean out my dirty-ass tire well when I stumbled across a handy little hole. It is capped with a black, rubber plug...but I would assume this opening is intended for trailer wiring. In the picture you can see I put the black plug off to the side, above the hole:



Simply run the wire through there and hook it to the hitch for frequent use. Pretty radical, brah.


The only other thing I will mention is that I DO need kartboy long exhaust hangers to complete this install. The DrawTite hitch actually replaces (lowers) the exhaust hanger bracket, so it is ok for a few days, but it will swing from side to side a bit. I ordered the x-long kartboy hangers today.

Also, from what I can tell, from 04 on, the WRX wagons are completely plug-n-play for trailer brakelight wiring Good shiit if you ask me. I can't wait to tow everything everywhere

Hope the pictures help!

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LINC
Any chance you could re-post with re-hosted images? They've gone missing

I'm about to order a hitch and am clueless about what wiring harness I need or how to get it installed.

FWIW I'm looking to haul one of these:


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92174
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:59 PM   #292
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2006 3.0R wagon. 1995 Melges 24.

Nice. I'm jealous, I wish I had an M24 - great boat and fun competitive class.
I wonder how many racing sailors there are on nasioc.

I suppose I could tow our San Juan 21 with my WRX Wagon if I had a hitch. I have considered this, it is less then 2k with the trailer..
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:15 PM   #293
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For those interested,

The UHAUL hitch for the 2006 Subaru Impreza will fit over your COBB exhaust on an STI with about 3/8's of an inch to spare with stock exhaust hangers. No cutting into the bumper. You have to remove the diffuser, no way around it. I cannot comment on the strength of the hitch yet, but fitment was great.

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Old 08-27-2009, 01:21 PM   #294
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Can someone tell me whether I'll have any problems with this generic wiring kit from Harbor Freight?



http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...o?itemid=96658

My understanding is the 02 sedan doesn't have a plug pre-wired, so I'll need to splice wires regardless of what I get.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:35 PM   #295
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Nice. I'm jealous, I wish I had an M24 - great boat and fun competitive class.
I wonder how many racing sailors there are on nasioc.

I suppose I could tow our San Juan 21 with my WRX Wagon if I had a hitch. I have considered this, it is less then 2k with the trailer..
the Melges is fun to sail and beautifully engineered. I had a Viper 640 prior to this: only a Viper sailor would consider a Melges a dry, forgiving day sailor. We've only raced it once, in a charity regatta without spinnakers.


Does the trailer have brakes? The bonus of the Melges is that it is low, like a powerboat, so you don't have a lot of wind resistance. But if you weren't going far and didn't have a steep ramp, it could work. The Melges trailer all-up with gear is around 3,000 lbs.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:18 AM   #296
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The San Juan sits even lower then a Melges on the trailer, it doesn't have the molded bunks and the keel swings all the way into the hull (no bulb). we can launch in 2 foot of water literally.
No brakes on the trailer - the trailers these things came on are barely anything at all. They say that the cheap trailers flex so much that they prevent damage to the hull..

This isn't ours but shows how they sit:
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:00 PM   #297
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That wouldn't be bad, then, subject to clutch slip. TX does not require trailer brakes for 2K.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:44 PM   #298
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Hey I just installed a curt hitch on my 05 wrx. Will need to get xl hangers, but doenst hit. Just cannot connect passenger rear hanger.

Also just so I know that I did it right, you do not reattach the tow loop or the towing tiedown in the back right? As I couldnt find a way to do so. Thanks
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:43 PM   #299
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Hey I just installed a curt hitch on my 05 wrx. Will need to get xl hangers, but doenst hit. Just cannot connect passenger rear hanger.

Also just so I know that I did it right, you do not reattach the tow loop or the towing tiedown in the back right? As I couldnt find a way to do so. Thanks
Nope, not able to reinstall tow hooks.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:03 AM   #300
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Here's my new towing setup since my beater truck decided to lose its brakes. Now the Sube can be the truck.

Towing an engine hoist back to a friends house.


I'm so impressed with how durable these cars are. The hoist and trailer was only slightly noticeable when driving(maybe 600-650 lbs).
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