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Old 03-22-2002, 01:35 AM   #1
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Question Tow Hitch

I was wondering if anyone here has put a hitch on their WRX?

I am going to be putting one on my car, and was wondering if anyone has got one locally yet?

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Old 03-22-2002, 11:32 AM   #2
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Interesting question. Is it OK to tow with a WRX?
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Old 03-22-2002, 01:06 PM   #3
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There are quite a few different opinions on this.

But basically Subaru does NOT say that you cannot tow with a WRX. However, they do say that they will not warranty damaged caused to the car by towing. But how will they prove it was caused by towing? Your guess is as good as mine?

But since I am only towing a 600lb jet-ski with maybe a 100lb trailer, I do not think it will be a problem. I of course will take it easy and stay off the boost while towing, and will probably only tow with the WRX occasionaly, but I will tow.

There are quite a few people who have towed with their WRX on the board, and they have not had problems.

I am thinking of getting the Subaru hitch, even though they say it is only for the TS wagon, but people have fitted it to a WRX.

But we will see, they are also good for the bike racks that mount to a hitch.

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Old 03-22-2002, 09:40 PM   #4
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John Wahl has one, maybe you can ask him where he got it from at the meeting tomorrow.


BTW, Subaru says that you can tow up to 2000 lbs and a tongue weight of 200lbs with the WRX.
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Old 03-22-2002, 11:48 PM   #5
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Does John drive a silver WRX?

I saw a silver WRX with a tow hitch on base.

Don't tow with the WRX. You have a truck. Sell that one, get a truck you fit in and tow with that. How does a new Dodge Ram Sport sound?

I think they come in Yellow.

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Old 03-23-2002, 03:28 AM   #6
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John does drive a silver WRX. I will ask him tomorrow at the meeting.

I will try to tow mainly with the truck, but there are times I will still need to tow with the WRX, so I will get a hitch.

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Old 03-24-2002, 09:53 PM   #7
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Well John does have a hitch on his WRX, he got it at Six Robbers, but said you can get it at U-Haul too. It is a draw-tite unit, but I think I will also check into the factory unit. We will see how much that costs.

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Old 03-25-2002, 12:11 AM   #8
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Did he mention that I tagged his car with a biz card the other day? I think it was him.

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Old 03-25-2002, 03:31 PM   #9
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He did not mention he got tagged, did you leave him one of your cards or mine?

I also discovered that the old RS hitch should fit on the WRX. There was someone on the i-club that bolted the hitch off his 99 RS onto his WRX, so it sounds promising. I am going to try and buy mine back from Simon (if they are not going to use it) and see if that is true.

I sure hope so!

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Old 03-25-2002, 08:21 PM   #10
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Indian Giver.

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Old 03-25-2002, 10:13 PM   #11
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Thats not PC anymore....it should be "Taker-back person".

But I am going to pay him for it, if they do not need it, if they do then I get to buy one. Either way no big deal.

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