Originally Posted by floyd the barber
Those pieces get discarded (or kept if you're ever planning on removing the hitch). The one on the left side is a bracket for the muffler (which is now attached to the hitch), and the one on the right is a tie down bracket. They are not integral to the frame of the car.
Thanks so much, on the left side (drivers) i have to remove the muffler bracket and another bracket that was some what similar to the passenger side just minus the tow loop. The racks on now i just need to wait for my thule t2 bike rack to show up and than i'll snap some pictures of it