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Old 11-25-2010, 04:50 PM   #426
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Sweet ride! I used to have a '93 Touring w/ trailer hitch. Never got around to buying the trailer for it though. Engine o-ring failure forced me to give it up.
They're great cars. I miss mine as well. I've had two. That R1 and a base model. I'm sure you'll agree, the S2000 is nearly as fun and a good replacement. The Honda takes a lot of worry off your shoulders if you're into track days.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:54 PM   #427
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They're great cars. I miss mine as well. I've had two. That R1 and a base model. I'm sure you'll agree, the S2000 is nearly as fun and a good replacement. The Honda takes a lot of worry off your shoulders if you're into track days.
It takes a lot more mods to make the Honda as fast as the RX-7 was. But, the Honda is so much more reliable, even w/ mods.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:39 PM   #428
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has anyone wired a 2002 wrx without buying one of those 70$ kits?
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:23 PM   #429
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It takes a lot more mods to make the Honda as fast as the RX-7 was. But, the Honda is so much more reliable, even w/ mods.
I never worried too much. I had the ultimate reliability mod done on both cars...LS1.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:30 AM   #430
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has anyone wired a 2002 wrx without buying one of those 70$ kits?
I bought my hitch from Subaru, it came with a harness (though I still needed to splice). There's more to the harness than just wires, there's a device that gets power from the battery for the lights. Apparently without it the draw is too much and all your lights will be dim.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:14 AM   #431
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i ended up buying a conversion deal, cause subaru doesnt have turn and brake on the same line, this converts it over, it was 16$. My trailer only has 1 set of lights so i dont think that will dim my lights, my stereo draws alot more juice than that and it doesnt fade my lights/battery now
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:48 PM   #432
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Good luck, this isn't the same as the stereo circuit. The wiring is thin, designed to supply the stock lights, not designed for the extra load, nor the significantly longer wire run.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:00 PM   #433
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guess i will see when i tow, ive seen tons of vehicles do it this way with no issues
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:09 PM   #434
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Just installed my Curt hitch last night (from etrailer). Wish I would have gone with the draw-tite or hidden hitch instead. The driver side was bent in and the inner bolt hole on the passenger side didn't line up either. I heard others had similar issues while some said the fitment was perfect. Figured I'd take my chances and lost.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:15 PM   #435
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Does anyone know if the stock exhaust on an 03 OBS requires any Kartboy Exhaust hangers for a Drawtite Hitch? It seems the WRX does however it also has a different stock setup.

http://www.draw-tite.com/content/pro...005&part=24710

Also, anyone else with an 03 OBS having trouble finding the wiring harness underneath the right rear panels behind the brake light?
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:15 PM   #436
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with a 06 2.5i sedan, I would need to buy the wirings, but from what website would you highly recommend?

thanks.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:09 PM   #437
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with a 06 2.5i sedan, I would need to buy the wirings, but from what website would you highly recommend?

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Just get a generic one from Wal-Mart and tap into your tail light harness.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:33 PM   #438
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Does anyone know if the stock exhaust on an 03 OBS requires any Kartboy Exhaust hangers for a Drawtite Hitch? It seems the WRX does however it also has a different stock setup.

http://www.draw-tite.com/content/pro...005&part=24710
This hitch fit perfectly without the need for any exhaust hangers. I wrote up a brief article if you would like to check it out. http://dougmitchell.us/?p=814
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:15 AM   #439
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Hi all, i'm new to the forum and i'm sooooo happy to have found this thread, it took me a while to find a thread like this, the information in here is invaluable! thank you for sharing!!

I went with the Curt hitch from etrailer and also got the Curt wiring kit since it plugs into the tail lights instead of having to splice the wires. I installed the hitch myself and had Uhaul install the wiring kit.
I had to enlarge the holes for the bolts in order for the bolt to go through, i used a dremmel to widen the existing hole proportionately so that the hitch will be center once installed. i had to unhook the exhaust to get the hitch installed. The only difficult part was trying to torque the smaller bolts since it is very awkward to reach them.
i also got a transmission cooler, i haven't installed it yet and need some help on the subject, i realize that the majority of the members have the WRX or STI - do u think that there is a difference in towing capacity between my car and the turbo? do the turbo models come with a tranny cooler?

I will be towing my bike to the track for track days, my current setup is a tiny trailer called (trailer in a bag) it weighs 140 lbs and my total towed weight is about 700 lbs bike, trailer and gear.
I would love to upgrade to an enclosed trailer, the new total weight will be in the range of 1500 - 2000 lbs.
do u guys think that my car can handle such a setup keeping in mind that there will be increased drag and the above mentioned weight?
i will be towing the bike about 200 miles each way.
Any help will be appreciated.



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Old 12-31-2010, 10:48 AM   #440
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:17 PM   #441
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I will be towing my bike to the track for track days, my current setup is a tiny trailer called (trailer in a bag) it weighs 140 lbs and my total towed weight is about 700 lbs bike, trailer and gear.
I would love to upgrade to an enclosed trailer, the new total weight will be in the range of 1500 - 2000 lbs.
do u guys think that my car can handle such a setup keeping in mind that there will be increased drag and the above mentioned weight?
i will be towing the bike about 200 miles each way.
Any help will be appreciated.
1500+# is way too much to be comfortable with IMO. If you need to go to an enclosed trailer you need a bigger vehicle. I'm in the same boat with kart gear, I find keeping my small open trailer and the Subaru works much better.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:42 PM   #442
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Does anyone have experience with the 08+ STi model yet? I installed the single exit exhaust on mine and was wondering if everything would match up now that the quad tip is out of the way.

Any help is appreciated I need to tow my quad!
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #443
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:12 PM   #444
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So does anyone know what size bolt/thread pattern fits into the frame? I have the hitch all ready to go, but apparently the owner before me had removed the pre-existing bolts. any inf0 would be appreciated.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:01 PM   #445
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do u guys think that my car can handle such a setup keeping in mind that there will be increased drag and the above mentioned weight?
i will be towing the bike about 200 miles each way.
Any help will be appreciated.

You will be fine, just don't drive like a toolbag. I made a 20ish hour trip from NC to Ma with no problems in inclement weather.


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Old 01-07-2011, 09:36 AM   #446
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One of the reasons I want to get a hitch is to transport my motorcycle!

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Old 01-07-2011, 07:04 PM   #447
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So does anyone know what size bolt/thread pattern fits into the frame? I have the hitch all ready to go, but apparently the owner before me had removed the pre-existing bolts. any inf0 would be appreciated.
17mm head I believe. Do you still have the tow hook on the one side? You reuse those bolts. Fine thread. Sorry, not much else help.

Erik

edit: reread, those bolts are MIA. My bad.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:55 PM   #448
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Those with the cobb exhaust and the curt hitch do you need 2, 3, or 4 extended hangers?
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:48 PM   #449
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Hi all I planning on buying a Curt Class I Receiver Hitch kit for my 09 wrx 5 door. How tough is the install and wiring for all who have done it on the newer wrx's.

Thanks Josh
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:37 PM   #450
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Last weekend I installed the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch on my 09 wrx 5 door and wow! Super easy install! Hardest part was drilling out the holes a little bigger in the frame rails. Other then that install was cake! Took a little over a hour for everything. Wiring plugged right in which was great! Moving to the midwest on Monday! Going to be towing a 5x8 cargo trailer from Uhaul.
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