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Old 04-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #26
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The hitch for a WRX or STI is a Class 1, so only 2K pound capacity and 200 pound tongue weight. Subaru does not recommend any trailer towing. I use my hitch only for my bike rack so no idea about light wiring.

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #27
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I was looking to do the same setup as leonel.brodhead and started researching it myself. I also came across several note saying that the car is ill equipped for towing and that it's not recommended by Subaru. Everyone says "recommended" as if Subaru has a condition when towing would be allowed. I looked this up and found this exact statement in my owners manual which seem pretty definite to me.

Trailer towing
"Your vehicle is neither designed nor intended to be used for trailer towing. Therefore, never tow a trailer with your vehicle. SUBARU assumes no responsibility for injuries or vehicle damage that may result from trailer towing, from any trailer towing equipment or from any errors or omissions in the instructions accompanying such equipment. SUBARU warranties do not apply to vehicle damage or malfunction caused by trailer towing."

Does anyone know what the story with this is? Is this purely a liability thing to deter irresponsible drivers? Or does this actually have some merit? Such as vehicle weight compared to the towed trailer, Clutch / transmission, or the engine overall? With the added weight wouldn't the engine be in boost most of the time?

Just curious guys Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:42 PM   #28
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Hello. First post new member here.

I just picked up a 2013 WRX Premium with STI short throw and STP exhaust last Friday. It's Satin White and an incredible car.

I am planning on putting a trailer hitch on here for hauling around bikes. The rack I'm using is a 1-Up (best bike rack on the market), but I have the 2+2 bike model which only comes in a 2" mount.

(To make a long story short if anyone is interested: 1-Up makes a 1 1/4" rack but it only holds 2 bikes. The 2" 2 bike rack is expandable by adding another 2 bike rack. We use the 2+2 on our Tahoe because we need to haul 4 bikes. 1-Up racks are expensive, so I'm not inclined to spend another $500 on a 1 1/4" dedicated 2 bike rack for the WRX.)

On my old Honda, I was using a 1 1/4" trailer hitch with a 2" adapter. The hitch I'm looking at for the WRX is the Curtis C11317.

From the pictures in this thread it looks like the 1 1/4" hitch is pretty close to the rear bumper. Does anyone know if there is enough room to use a 2" adapter on there?

Thanks, and I am learning a ton about my new car on this forum!

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Old 08-26-2013, 11:56 AM   #29
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to the guys with the hitch on their sedan, the hitch looks like it touching the rear bumper, have you guys noticed any damage or wear from use?
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:48 AM   #30
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #31
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I don't see what the difference is between those two Curt hitches. I'd call Curt or etrailer and find out. You might also want to give the guys at hitchanything a look at to. They have really good prices on their hitches. Thats where I got mine. Here are a few tips when installing that I found useful. http://www.hitchanything.com/trailer...tall-tips.html
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:00 PM   #32
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I wish someone made a hitch that came through the bottom rear fog light spot. That way you could cover the hitch receiver with the little rectangular plastic piece when not in use and completely hide it.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:02 PM   #33
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I wish someone made a hitch that came through the bottom rear fog light spot. That way you could cover the hitch receiver with the little rectangular plastic piece when not in use and completely hide it.
I've been wondering this same thing, even talked with a local trailer/lawn equipment guy that does hitch installs. Maybe the OEM Forester hitch that replaces the bumper beam, but cut the drop tube and reweld?

Anyone have experience or ideas?
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:16 AM   #34
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The problem with coming through the fog light hole, and the Forrester hitch would work with some modification, is that you could not reach in to place the pin that holds in the trailer/rack/whatever.

I have been working on this for a while and the pin is the main issue.

I have resigned to just get the curt hitch and have it come below the bumper.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:45 PM   #35
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This is the trailer I have...
http://letsgoaero.com/ProductDetail.asp?Pid=96

Here you go...


With the bike...
What wiring kit did you go with?
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:57 PM   #36
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This is my setup
[IMG]IMG_0129

Bout a ton of pavers
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:25 PM   #37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by woodyak View Post
This is the trailer I have...
http://letsgoaero.com/ProductDetail.asp?Pid=96

Here you go...


With the bike...
What wiring kit did you go with?
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:52 PM   #38
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Just as an FYI the WRX 2012 sedan wiring kit works on the 2013 WRX, but i'm sure that's obvious as it's the same car - etrailer.com has the wiring kits. Got mine for around $70 shipped basically plug and play.

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