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Old 05-22-2017, 11:03 AM   #51
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by mod I meant is the plug connection from the harness to the cars plug mate up with any problems?
at e-trailer they said not tested as compatible.

thanks for your responds.
Yes it plugs in neatly. I tested with a voltmeter and it does indeed seem to work.
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:19 AM   #52
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Torklift updated their listings with the EcoHitch for the 2017 Impreza.

https://torkliftcentral.com/2017-sub...reza-hatchback
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:45 PM   #53
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What brand and number is the hitch in your picture? Is it a class 2 with a 2' receiver?
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:26 PM   #54
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Torklift updated their listings with the EcoHitch for the 2017 Impreza.

https://torkliftcentral.com/2017-sub...reza-hatchback
That one I don't mind at all!
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:14 PM   #55
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Does anyone else find it sketchy that these tow hitches rate a towing capacity of 3 500 pounds...while Subaru doesn't suggest towing with an Impreza...and suggests just 1 500 for a Crosstrek?
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:37 PM   #56
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Does anyone else find it sketchy that these tow hitches rate a towing capacity of 3 500 pounds...while Subaru doesn't suggest towing with an Impreza...and suggests just 1 500 for a Crosstrek?
No. The hitch has a limit and the vehicle has a limit. The combined limit is the lesser of the two.
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:19 PM   #57
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Does anyone else find it sketchy that these tow hitches rate a towing capacity of 3 500 pounds...while Subaru doesn't suggest towing with an Impreza...and suggests just 1 500 for a Crosstrek?
The hitch itself may be engineered to handle said weight but like Keen said you should never exceed the car manufacturer's ratings.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:50 AM   #58
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Does anyone else find it sketchy that these tow hitches rate a towing capacity of 3 500 pounds...while Subaru doesn't suggest towing with an Impreza...and suggests just 1 500 for a Crosstrek?
Obviously you wouldn't want to try towing 3500 pounds with this vehicle. I see what you're saying, though. I wonder if it's a very similar version of hitch to another type they sell which is rated for a larger vehicle.

I too didn't quite understand what makes a 1500-pound difference between the Impreza and the Crosstrek. How can virtually the same drivetrain tow 0 in one car and 1500 in the other? I mean, is the Crosstrek clutch beefier? Does it have that much heavier-duty a rear suspension? Does the ground clearance really matter that much?

I'll never come even remotely close to the 1500-pound limit, but I don't see why you couldn't tow lighter loads without issue (I have done it and the vehicle does not have issue with it).

My random guess is that it costs $$ for a vehicle to be tow certified and the manufacturer didn't want to blow the money on that, only to have their cheapest vehicle undercut the pricier Crosstrek and cannibalize sales. If the Crosstrek is rated for towing, more people will lean toward the Crosstrek. But who (in the city/suburbs) is going to spend the extra money for one when an Impreza handles better and costs less? Probably soccer moms just for the heck of it, but you get my point.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:18 PM   #59
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Has anyone installed a hitch receiver in a 2017?
Which size/brand? Any extensive drilling or modification had to be done or just the hole enlargement?
I'm also very interested in my options of having a trailer hitch installed on a 2017 Impreza for a bike attachment. The Subaru dealer won't do such an installation. I also don't want to block the backup camera unless I have to. I'm in the Maryland-Washington DC area. Any recoomendations?

Also, is it possible to carry one bike inside with the front wheel detached with one seat down so that three people can ride in the vehicle?

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Old 07-12-2017, 05:29 PM   #60
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I'm also very interested in my options of having a trailer hitch installed on a 2017 Impreza for a bike attachment. The Subaru dealer won't do such an installation. I also don't want to block the backup camera unless I have to. I'm in the Maryland-Washington DC area. Any recoomendations?

Also, is it possible to carry one bike inside with the front wheel detached with one seat down so that three people can ride in the vehicle?

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I'm using a platform style rack (kuat Sherpa).
If the rack is on (either in the folded up position, or with bikes on) it triggers the rear collision alarm and sounds an annoying continuous alarm when you're in reverse. You can disable it with a long tap on the icon in the rearview camera screen.

It doesn't completely block the camera, but it's not a very useful image as well. The lines become completely useless.

I usually take the rack off when I'm not transporting the bikes, so it isn't a big deal, but it would be annoying if I was planning to leave the rack always on.

It also affects the blind spot assist. It randomly activates the light, which is weird.
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:46 PM   #61
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Also, is it possible to carry one bike inside with the front wheel detached with one seat down so that three people can ride in the vehicle?
Yup, fit no problem with the front wheel off and even made it work with the both wheels still on (and the hatch closed fine for both). This was my road bike though, might have a harder time with a mountain bike or cruiser.



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Old 12-05-2017, 01:48 PM   #62
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Default 2015-2018 Subaru Wrx And Wrx-sti Ecohitch Invisi

I have a used 1 1/4" Ecohitch Invisi available.

Located in the Bay Area (CA) if anyone is looking to buy. Let me know if you have any questions!
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:56 PM   #63
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I'm also very interested in my options of having a trailer hitch installed on a 2017 Impreza for a bike attachment. The Subaru dealer won't do such an installation. I also don't want to block the backup camera unless I have to. I'm in the Maryland-Washington DC area. Any recoomendations?

Also, is it possible to carry one bike inside with the front wheel detached with one seat down so that three people can ride in the vehicle?

Aldo007


Dealers won’t do it (in the US) for liability reasons, but you shouldn’t hesitate to get a hitch receiver installed. Especially if all you plan to “tow” with it is a hitch-style bike rack.

Most UHaul locations can install a hitch receiver for you. I have a hitch bike rack (Yakima, folds down) that I used with my Legacy Outback, and have every intention of using it with my ‘17 WRX after getting a receiver put on.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:29 AM   #64
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I installed the same hitch (Curt model C11465) with no problems on my Impreza. But a friend I stalled it on his WRX and it rattles against his dual factory exhaust.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:06 PM   #65
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How much wiggle is there between the Curt tow hitches (1-1/4") and your thule or yakima bike racks? I'm still not sold on Curt since I heard their tolerances are sloppy.
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