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Old 01-12-2011, 01:08 AM   #1
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I have been searching around and find nothing. I am only looking for a class 1 hitch with a 150 tongue and 1500 pull rating. 200/2000 would be ideal but I will take anything at this point! I see that some say they will fit but then say single exhaust only. Need to know I can get one before I can buy.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
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uhhhh, i don't think i could get one on my wrx, and i doubt anything changed on the 11's, but maybe
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:52 AM   #3
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I have seen aftermarket hitches for 2010's with single exhaust but the dual exhaust must get in the way. Anyone else?
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:45 AM   #4
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You can use a forester hitch (200/2400) -> 2010 WRX Hitch Install

note: it would replace your stock rear bumper beam
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:17 PM   #5
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I forgot about Uhaul. They list a hitch for STI's and WRX's. But, only 2010+ which is strange. http://www.uhaul.com/MovingSupplies/Trailer-Hitches
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:05 AM   #6
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I am also looking for a hitch for my 2011 wrx hatch. I'm probably going with this company http://www.curtmfg.com/. Waiting on a email response from them to make sure it will fit.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:10 PM   #7
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So has anyone put a hitch on an '11 yet?
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:30 PM   #8
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Maybe this:

http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2011_Subaru_Impreza.htm

The're not 150/1500# though.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:07 AM   #9
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I am also looking for a hitch for my 2011 wrx hatch. I'm probably going with this company http://www.curtmfg.com/. Waiting on a email response from them to make sure it will fit.
I planning on getting same one too. I have been emailing them and they set me up with this one.

http://www.thehitchstore.com/class-i...ch-p-1958.html

I have a 09 wrx 5 door. They told me it only works with a single exhaust. So i am not sure about you 2011 guys?
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Old 01-15-2011, 01:33 PM   #10
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So has anyone put a hitch on an '11 yet?
the forester ones have been installed on many 08+ wrx's, and sti's.

i know you feel your car is superior to everyone elses because it's a '11, but the car is the same aside from an extra stamp in some sheet metal that the sti's have had all along, it will work.
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:44 PM   #11
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Wow, guess you missed my 2011 wrx hitch post where i got picks and info in the int and ext mod thread...
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:12 PM   #12
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Wow, guess you missed my 2011 wrx hitch post where i got picks and info in the int and ext mod thread...

Got it now. I am going to reference it here. It is a good thread and I really like how that things attaches. Very sturdy looking. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2109898

I was mostly worried about the sedan vs hatch thing but hearing that it replaces the bumper beam should mean it will be fine. Mufflers on the sedan vs hatch are completely different. Not sure if you were trying to be a dick in your post but came across that way a bit. I did see your post after you replied to the wheel thread I had. I took that as indication that I could make something work if there wasn't one designed specifically for it. Once I saw your post I ordered my car. I had to make sure I had some option. Would hate to buy another car that I couldn't get a hitch on it..

Still pissed I can't get one on my Corvette. Guys on the Vette forums say just go to a fabricator and have one made.. lol. Works but 5x the amount I want to pay for a hitch.

Thanks everyone that has posted trying to help.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:42 PM   #13
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I got the
CURT-11317CLASS 1 HITCH - #11317
from hitchesdirect for my 2011 wrx 5dr (wagon) with dual exhaust and it did not fit.
It looks like the 11315 comes up in some of the other posts.

I've read what is supposed to fit, but does anyone actually have a hitch installed on their 11 WRX 5dr (wagon)?

The Uhaul link listed in this forum now lists one for the 2011, but i'm leary to order another hitch until I know for sure.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:17 PM   #14
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etrailer has a couple hitches that say they fit the 2011 WRX wagon, and one (the Curt) that says it will only fit the single exhaust Impreza.

I'm also curious if there is a hitch that can be installed on the wagon that doesn't replace the bumper beam?

I installed a hitch on my 08 2.5i that just bolted on to the frame rails. I had to temporarily lower the exhuast, but didn't have to remove or cut anything. That would be ideal for my 2011 5-door to carry my mountain bikes.

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Old 01-18-2011, 09:07 PM   #15
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Default Seeking hitch for 2011 WRX 5-door

It appears there's a number of new owners like myself seeking a light duty hitch for bikes, etc. I checked with Curt and Hidden Hitch and they report they have nothing available for my car . . . yet.
Please keep this site posted on any successful installations - and please contact Curt, Hidden Hitch, other suppliers and encourage they design hitches for our application!
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:28 PM   #16
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I got in contact with draw-tite technical support. The skeptical part of me thinks they may be wrong about the application due to their overgeneralized response. I'm waiting to hear back from Curt and etrailer (I realize ScottyB-VA heard from Curt, but it doesn't hurt to ask again).

Product:

http://www.draw-tite.net/catalog/dt/...6&partno=24849

My email exchange:

My email:
Subject: 2011 WRX Hitch Application

Hi, I'm just confirming that your hitch will fit the 2011 WRX wagon (5-door). They changed the body style and exhaust on the 2011 WRX and you have the hitch working with the 2008-2011 so I just wanted to make sure it still worked with the 2011. Thanks.

Their response:
2008 -2011 model years use the same hitch.

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:12 PM   #17
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sorry if I came across the wrong way...just trying to help you with a search.
I've installed those curt/uhaul things on my friends 08 outback sport and 10 wrx sedans...they fit okay, but are no where near as good a fit as the OEM. You dont need to
cut the bumper if you get the curt or whatever sticker they put on it...but you might run into problems with the exhaust since sometimes they're a bit bent from the shipping. Just takes some banging to get that hitch into place. You still have to take off the rear bumper and beam to get to the bolts in there though.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:15 PM   #18
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I just heard back from Curt hitches and was also told they do not provide a hitch for the 2011 WRX with quad exhaust. I politely requested they adjust their website to reflect that as it is a little misleading currently.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:33 PM   #19
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Looks like not good news from etrailer either. See response below. It amazes me that these companies have no effing clue what they are selling. Way to double-check facts asshats.


Answer:
I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and he informed me that the quad tip exhaust of your 2011 Subaru WRX Wagon will prevent you from being able to install this Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Receiver with Drawbar - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4 inch, part # 60265. This hitch will only work if you have single exhaust.

He said they are currently reviewing the hitches that are available for the Imprezas and at this point there is nothing they can offer as a hitch solution for your WRX. I would check back often because we are always adding new products, and we might have a hitch for your 2011 WRX wagon in the future.


EDIT: etrailer just emailed to inform me that they'd update their website so it doesn't say their hitches will work on the 2011 5-door. At least it will hopefully result in less confusion now. The tech I spoke with said Hidden Hitch had been telling them the hitch would work with the 2011 up until they showed them the pictures of my car I sent them.

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Old 01-19-2011, 10:14 PM   #20
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Uhaul now has this posting:
Hitch components that fit a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback AWD-Part# 24807


The picture looks like a different design than the one I got from CURT that didn't fit. I'll call them tomorrow and see if they have had anyone use it successfully for 2011 with quad exhaust, or if this is just a generalization as it fit last year's model.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:05 PM   #21
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Uhaul now has this posting:
Hitch components that fit a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback AWD-Part# 24807


The picture looks like a different design than the one I got from CURT that didn't fit. I'll call them tomorrow and see if they have had anyone use it successfully for 2011 with quad exhaust, or if this is just a generalization as it fit last year's model.
I looked at the uhaul hitch 24807, it looks just like the curt 11317. I will also be returning my curt 11317 hitch today. Just looking at the amount of space between the muffler and heat shield, there is practically none. I cant see how you can fit a hitch in between unless you use extensions for the hangers.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17649376/IMG_0119.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17649376/IMG_0121.JPG

The new looking bolts are the ones that came with the curt hitch. Boy was it fun trying to fishwire those bolts out. j/k. Cant bring myself to spend $400 on that forester hitch. Guess I'm jus putting the rear seats down for now so i can put the mtn bike in.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:02 PM   #22
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I spoke with Mark at CURT.
They are going to design one for the 5dr 2011 WRX, but are waitng to the car in to use as the template. He says it may be a month, but they will have one. If anyone lives up by CURT and wants to loan their car, he said they'd put it on for free.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:51 PM   #23
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That is GREAT news - please let Mark there's a ready and waiting list of customers out here.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:36 AM   #24
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yeah its crazy for$400? But i paid $150.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:04 AM   #25
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Note that Draw-Tite part is 1-1/4". You'll be limited to racks that carry two bikes--for 3 or 4, rack vendors require a 2" receiver.

Have you considered a roof rack? I'm thinking of the Thule Aerobar setup with the 53" bars (should be room enough for four bikes up there, nose/tail/nose/tail).
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