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Old 03-31-2016, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default Calling out WRX owners with Hitches

Looking to get the curt 11120 hitch on my 2014 hatch WRX
It will be used to pull single trailer with jetski

Wanted to ask opinions on any problems you may have encountered.

Still looking for tow vehicle vs putting hitch but cost of cheap 44 to potential costs of something happening to drivetrain is almost equal.

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Old 03-31-2016, 12:44 PM   #2
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Doesn't the manual say towing is not recommended on the 08-14 WRX?
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:28 PM   #3
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Doesn't the manual say towing is not recommended on the 08-14 WRX?
Yup, it's also ****ing common sense. What kind of idiot would tow a trailer with a sportscar? That's what trucks are for...
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:18 PM   #4
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Doesn't the manual say towing is not recommended on the 08-14 WRX?
Yes
Apparently US has other standards.

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Yup, it's also ****ing common sense. What kind of idiot would tow a trailer with a sportscar? That's what trucks are for...
Its been done before by others here so ergo the question how has it been going before I pull trigger.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:16 PM   #5
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Yes
Apparently US has other standards.
I don't know what changed because the wagon of the 02-07 WRX manual gave info for towing.

I want to be able to tow a trailer of 4 wheels/tires or a gokart. Or a jetski. Or camper.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:33 PM   #6
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Yup, it's also ****ing common sense. What kind of idiot would tow a trailer with a sportscar? That's what trucks are for...
Plenty of people do. I didn't realize your car was made of glass. Do you have a sports car? I thought we were talking about WRXs

Nothing heavy obviously.

I'm installing a Torklift Ecohitch on my car 2015 for a hitch mounted bike rack. If i had a need I could see myself towing a small trailer for a jet ski, dirt bike, go cart or something. Who wnts to buy me one of those?
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:02 PM   #7
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I don't know what changed because the wagon of the 02-07 WRX manual gave info for towing.

I want to be able to tow a trailer of 4 wheels/tires or a gokart. Or a jetski. Or camper.
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Plenty of people do. I didn't realize your car was made of glass. Do you have a sports car? I thought we were talking about WRXs

Nothing heavy obviously.

I'm installing a Torklift Ecohitch on my car 2015 for a hitch mounted bike rack. If i had a need I could see myself towing a small trailer for a jet ski, dirt bike, go cart or something. Who wnts to buy me one of those?
^ Thanks Guys!

I saw the torklift and like the 2" receiver and 1 1/4 as option vs
the Curt has 1 1/4 only

Koogs come down when it gets cold again. I have two.

BTW I have a Jeep Wrangler that I use now but its the wife's DD and she doesn't like my WRX
I'm hating waiting or clearing her schedule to take her car.
Can never go out on short notice if Jeep not around.

I also put a hitch on my Mom's Tiguan but its the same deal.

I hate to think I picked the wrong car but I won't let my hatch go.
No way...............
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:10 PM   #8
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The Struggle is REAL...
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:28 AM   #9
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I installed the Torklift Ecohitch on my 2016 last month. The install was pretty easy, but you'll need a second set of hands when you go to mount the hitch to the frame as it's a tight fit. I was under the car and had my kid bring it in slowly as I positioned it properly. I recommend removing the mufflers rather than just loosening them like they do in the install video. After it's on, the only issue is getting the receiver pin to lock your bike rack or hitch ball. I have large hands and there is very little room to work. Nevertheless, I love the "stealth" quality of the Ecohitch when it's not in use...SC
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Old 04-02-2016, 11:55 AM   #10
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You could probably tow a jet ski and be fine but it really depends on the driver. An f350 towing a 4x6 uhaul trailer could be a life ending disaster in the hands of a moron. Drive safely, educate yourself about towing (not on a forum) and you'd be fine.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:35 PM   #11
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i had a 13 hatch that i towed a race bike and a couple of dirt bikes at different times. never had a problem. also have a hitch mount bike rack for my mountain bikes. just put the hitch on my 16 last weekend. got it from etrailer and it is definitely a different part number than the 13 was...
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:40 PM   #12
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I use the Curt hitch on my Impreza for a Yakima bike rack (holds 2).
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:37 PM   #13
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Just ordered it and should be here in a few days.
Got the 111201 that comes with 1"7/8 European ball mount.
The Curt 111202 comes with the 2" ball mount

I've had hitches on my Golf GTI and Audi A4 1.8 for the same purpose with out issues.
I don't / didn't see why WRX would have any problems towing if my other cars had at this point.

Its a 100 bucks.
Fingers crossed.

Need to look for bumper removal diy but Curt install does not mention it.
I think its 2 screws and clips from video I think to make it easy?
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:12 PM   #14
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:57 PM   #15
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Didn't realize how helpful you are.
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:58 PM   #16
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IIRC the towing capacity on the 2004 WRX wagon is 1000 pounds. Jet ski's vary widely in weight, but it would be easy to get over 1000 pounds including the trailer. If you had a double trailer with 2 jet skis, it would be WAY over the capacity.

Not saying it wouldn't pull it. Just saying it is the WRONG vehicle for the job according to the people who built the car.

Phil
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:58 PM   #17
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its a jet ski.......

your car will haul it absolutely no problem. just dont drive like an ass clown and you wont have an issue
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:33 PM   #18
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Thanks guys.

The Subi persona of ass hat drivers when trailering is a delicate balance that I will not be attempting.
I follow the rules of safe distance and stopping required when towing.

Like I said I have a jeep but logistically sometimes it doesn't work out.

I'm sure the WRX is more than capable to tow a single jetski trailer when I want to go out and not have to schedule appointment for Jeep
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:33 PM   #19
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Has anyone installed the Torklift ecohitch on a GR (hatch) with Invidia Q300 Catback? I'm considering installing one but the narrower hangers look like they might get in the way.
Thanks for any input
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:48 PM   #20
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Doen deal!
Install was a breeze with bumper cover off but it could be done with it on.




Hopefully pull ski out tomorrow.
Couldn't find my 5" riser receiver so I'm ordering another one.
This time I'll get the European vs Standard one


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Old 04-07-2016, 09:50 PM   #21
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Lol at whoever just said a wrx is a sports car.
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:37 PM   #22
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its a jet ski.......

your car will haul it absolutely no problem. just dont drive like an ass clown and you wont have an issue
x2^^^
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:03 PM   #23
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To complete my question so others may follow.
No issues towing and rear tires never touched the water.

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Old 04-11-2016, 10:52 PM   #24
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To complete my question so others may follow.
No issues towing and rear tires never touched the water.
I am extremely jealous with how much fun you're going to have this summer between a WRX/Jetski/Jeep.

Are you looking to adopt?
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:27 AM   #25
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I am extremely jealous with how much fun you're going to have this summer between a WRX/Jetski/Jeep.

Are you looking to adopt?
Thanks!

It's nice to live in South Florida
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