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Old 02-20-2002, 10:07 PM   #176
sailingwagon
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Default passport 8500 installation

the escort passport 8500 radar detector has an optional permanent wire installation kit, and the wire has a remote mute and LED warning unit.
this remote piece fits perfectly in the unused switch to the right of the cruise control and foglight switches. the wires running into the piece route through the back and hold the piece in place. the other bonus of this installation is that the fuse box is right there, so finding a grounding point and a power wire to tap into are no problem.
i know the escort is no valentine, but with a sailboat in tow, i don't have the extra $.
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Old 02-20-2002, 10:13 PM   #177
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What tow receiver did you use for your hitch ? I thought only the sedan could be fitted....
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Old 02-21-2002, 10:03 PM   #178
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Here's my Subie Wagon, only a week old!

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Old 02-22-2002, 12:54 AM   #179
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Default tow hitch

Quote:
Originally posted by GreyBeard
What tow receiver did you use for your hitch ? I thought only the sedan could be fitted....
i got the hitch from the dealer. it fits perfect, even with the dual exhaust tips. other than the wiring, the installation was easy. you do have to trim the bottom 1/4 inch of the plastic bumper, and i did a crappy job, but who cares? you've got a sportwagon with a tow hitch. unless you really look, you can't see the jagged edge i made.
the hitch comes with a wiring adapter box that easily plugs into the base impreza wire harness. but not so for the wrx. you need to tap into 5 of the wires under the right rear storage compartment, and run a dedicated power wire from the battery. this prevents drain on the electrical system. i paid and watched a hitch installer do the wiring. it was pretty easy. i installed the hitch.
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Old 02-22-2002, 02:54 AM   #180
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Here's my entry
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Old 02-22-2002, 03:35 AM   #181
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Bashed in rear-end Silver

Thumbs up nice wheels wagonrx

what are they?

no pics yet of silver baby - but i guess that's just as well as some ricer changed lanes weaving in and out of traffic at 75mph and clipped my rear bumper. by the time i got it straightened out (and removed the seat from my sphincter), the d*ck had bailed off the exit we were going by.

morrete's and seperate HID's for hi and lo on the way oem painted rockers, and a bunch of whiteline parts as well!

should have whiteline parts this weekend (rear sway, hd mounts, links, front/rear strut bar), morrete's and HIDs a few weeks out. gotta love a GB for HID's @ 335/pair!

since i'm getting the bumper repainted, i'm going to paint the morrete's to match, and pics will follow. too bad that's probably a month away

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Old 02-22-2002, 11:56 AM   #182
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I got my Draw-Tite hitch for the WRX wagon from

http://www.hitch-web.com/vhitch.asp?...L1&bumper=None

No cutting of the bumper was needed. The install was very easy once I stuck the hitch in the vice and bent one of the side brackets to fit I also got the wiring from the site but I haven't wired it up yet, I figured I'd wait and do the stereo at the same time since I have to run a lead from the battery. The hitch hides nicely under the bumper and can barely be noticed. The stock muffler does not rub either but an aftermarket muffler might rub on the hitch without dinking around with the hangers. The hitch is the only way to go to haul bikes.
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Old 02-22-2002, 12:40 PM   #183
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Can we get the part # for the carbon fiber rear tower bar?

I love this thread
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Old 02-22-2002, 12:54 PM   #184
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Quote:
Originally posted by GreyBeard
What tow receiver did you use for your hitch ? I thought only the sedan could be fitted....
I too just put a hitch on my WRX wagon. I got it at The Sports Rack (www.gearonthego.com) for about $100. It's made by DrawTite, and fit without ANY modification. There is a little sheet of metal that hangs behind the gas tank (heat shield or something perhaps?) that got in the way, but as I tightened the hitch down, it bent into place nicely. I love the fact that this hitch is almost invisible. Another installation note: I had to pop off the rubber exhaust hanger on the right (passenger) side of the muffler in order to squeeze the hitch into place - the directions only have you remove the one on the left. NO vice-bending or bumper cutting required. This hitch fit perfectly.
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Old 02-22-2002, 02:28 PM   #185
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Quote:
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Here's my entry
that's a sweet one... what wheels/springs are you running? they look like 18s...
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Old 02-22-2002, 11:28 PM   #186
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Full STi swap

Default Check out this wagon!!!!!

Here you go
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Old 02-23-2002, 01:45 AM   #187
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amolaver and darmom, (sounds like a sit-com)

The wheels are 18 X 7.5 Konig Tantrums. I have Whiteline springs from Brett @ Renickmotorsports. I think he's got a special on them now in the classifieds.
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Old 02-23-2002, 04:48 AM   #188
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WagonRX:

Do you get any rubbing w/the 18" Tantrums?

Stephen
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Old 02-23-2002, 12:18 PM   #189
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H8YNERS,

The wheels are 45mm offset so they would just touch when I hit a big bump. I had to roll the inner rear fender well slightly to allow enough clearance. I found out the hard way. Make sure to have at least 48mm offset on a wagon.
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Old 02-24-2002, 07:39 PM   #190
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Talking Thule Bike Rack

Here's a pic of my wagon with the fork mount bike rack.
Had to hack saw 7 inches off the tray
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Old 02-24-2002, 07:41 PM   #191
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this is why I had to cut it
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Old 02-24-2002, 07:42 PM   #192
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Old 02-25-2002, 12:15 AM   #193
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Why couldn't you just move the tray foward ?
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Old 02-25-2002, 08:06 AM   #194
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Thats because the front edge of the tray clips on to the load bar. And the load bar sits as far forward already.
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Old 02-26-2002, 09:53 PM   #195
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Default hitch choice

the draw-tite kit that nixima found is $50 more than the oem kit. i'm sure that any hitch that fits is sufficient. the $100 hitch that darmom found does not include the wiring adapter, so it would end up costing the same as the oem kit.
if you are just hanging a bike rack from the hitch, you don't need the wiring, so you can save $50 by going where darmom went.
i got the oem kit when i bought the car, but the dealer would not install it.
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Old 02-27-2002, 01:55 AM   #196
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Smile My stranded wagon

Here's my wagon.
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Old 02-27-2002, 02:23 AM   #197
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Nice wagon in the snow.

Was this when it snowed about a month ago?

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Old 02-27-2002, 10:27 AM   #198
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Yep, that was when we got a few little dumpings of snow. Drove it a little in the snow and had some fun but clearly the tires weren't made for turning or braking in the snow as I found out.
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Old 02-27-2002, 12:56 PM   #199
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Great thread! more wagons!

Wagon sound system pix, anyone?
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Old 02-27-2002, 01:20 PM   #200
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heres a picture of when i got my mom's legacy wagon high-centered in snow, because i am an idiot.
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