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Old 11-22-2014, 07:30 PM   #126
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Domo, how'd you run the power wire? Inside or outside? If inside, what grommet did you use?
I ran it down the driver side interior to a grommet under the dash. It's visible just above the carpet line on the left. There are a couple pipes running through it but managed to squeeze a wire through the side of it. The wire then runs behind the strut tower through the fender and to the battery. I can try and snap pics of it later.
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:50 PM   #127
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Domo, how'd you run the power wire? Inside or outside? If inside, what grommet did you use?




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Old 11-25-2014, 10:07 PM   #128
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Thanks. I am going to use the routing of the hood release cable in the driver side fender well, and do it with -4ga for future sound needs...
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:29 PM   #129
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I just wanted to second the Towready 118581 t-connector light kit. I ran the power through the same grommet as the hood release in the left front fender. Everything else was plug and play.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:33 PM   #130
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Awesome...glad it workout for you too! Its a sweet plug-n-play kit that works with our 2015's as well. That and the fit of the TorkLift hidden hitch is a really nice and elegant setup.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:06 PM   #131
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Got my hitch done, it's a Torklift 1 1/4". I have to say it went very smoothly, taking new car fresh plastic apart is nice. Took about 4-5 hours as I was being cautious.

Only thing that made me nervous was pulling the bumper off.
http://i.imgur.com/HQ1hTYU.jpg
Only thing I would add to instructions is to remove the exhaust hanger in front of the rear diff so that you can drop exhaust far enough down.
http://i.imgur.com/6WGPC35.jpg
I centered it & torqued it off the car frame, before I put the bumper back on. It centered very nicely.
http://i.imgur.com/9PgEhRM.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/09pLAVp.jpg
And this is why I wanted a hitch. It's a Yakima Holdup rack that I cut short so it holds one bike. Much better when folded up. I've got the bits to make it a 2 bike rack later.
http://i.imgur.com/xhE6LN9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GORDj01.jpg

Overall my experience was good, Torklifts design and instructions are good. Even though the amount of parts that come off can be intimidating, the job wasn't difficult.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:27 AM   #132
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Nice Tranny! The Bottlerocket might be my favorite mtb frame ever, and I have my eye on one of those new Scouts next...
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:25 PM   #133
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Only thing I would add to instructions is to remove the exhaust hanger in front of the rear diff so that you can drop exhaust far enough down.
I'm not sure about your instructions...but mine mentioned that step (Step 14, figure 8). Maybe you over looked it. But me removing the three bushings gave more than enough clearance for me. Looks good though! I love mine too.



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Old 12-06-2014, 07:43 PM   #134
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I'm not sure about your instructions...but mine mentioned that step (Step 14, figure 8). Maybe you over looked it. But me removing the three bushings gave more than enough clearance for me. Looks good though! I love mine too.



I had to look again to see if I was crazy, I'm pretty good at following instructions! I must have got an older copy or something, glad to see they are complete now, not that it's a big deal.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:56 PM   #135
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I ran it down the driver side interior to a grommet under the dash. It's visible just above the carpet line on the left. There are a couple pipes running through it but managed to squeeze a wire through the side of it. The wire then runs behind the strut tower through the fender and to the battery. I can try and snap pics of it later.
I know this is about the 2015's but I'm curious about where you ran the wire through the car to the trunk? Did you remove any of the interior or the carpet to hide the wire? I have a 2013 and I need to get a wire from the trunk to the battery but these cars are air tight and well put together. I can't even find any access under the dash to feed a wire to the engine bay
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:52 PM   #136
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I know this is about the 2015's but I'm curious about where you ran the wire through the car to the trunk? Did you remove any of the interior or the carpet to hide the wire? I have a 2013 and I need to get a wire from the trunk to the battery but these cars are air tight and well put together. I can't even find any access under the dash to feed a wire to the engine bay
Yes, I ran the wire along the edge of the back seats, down along the carpet edge, down under the kick panels along the floor and under the carpet edges to under the dash where I used an existing grommet in the firewall. I have pictures posted on the previous page of the under dash area but not the path to it. But yes, the cars are "air tight"...but I'm sure you can find a spot to feed it thru. The factory has several openings in the firewall, though may not be the easiest to access.
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:19 AM   #137
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Just got done running 1/0 wire to my amp in my '15... Longest amp/sub install I've ever done! Every step wanted to fight me in one way or another... Anyway, if you are needing to run a power cable, the easiest way is NOT through the firewall... Driver side battery, through the foam cover in the engine bay, down the fender, and then poke a hole through the front of the rubber grommet that seals the wires from the door.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:35 PM   #138
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Got my hitch done, it's a Torklift 1 1/4". I have to say it went very smoothly, taking new car fresh plastic apart is nice. Took about 4-5 hours as I was being cautious.

Only thing that made me nervous was pulling the bumper off.
http://i.imgur.com/HQ1hTYU.jpg
Only thing I would add to instructions is to remove the exhaust hanger in front of the rear diff so that you can drop exhaust far enough down.
http://i.imgur.com/6WGPC35.jpg
I centered it & torqued it off the car frame, before I put the bumper back on. It centered very nicely.
http://i.imgur.com/9PgEhRM.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/09pLAVp.jpg
And this is why I wanted a hitch. It's a Yakima Holdup rack that I cut short so it holds one bike. Much better when folded up. I've got the bits to make it a 2 bike rack later.
http://i.imgur.com/xhE6LN9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GORDj01.jpg

Overall my experience was good, Torklifts design and instructions are good. Even though the amount of parts that come off can be intimidating, the job wasn't difficult.
Hows the wobble with that rack? Sometimes with 2 bikes on my rack is so wobbly I feel like it's going to snap right off.
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Old 12-07-2014, 10:51 PM   #139
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Hows the wobble with that rack? Sometimes with 2 bikes on my rack is so wobbly I feel like it's going to snap right off.
Zero wobble, I've even done some "spirited" driving with my bike on the WRX. Yakima hitch racks use threaded hitch pins so it's pretty secure. I can't speak for 2 bikes on a 1 1/4" receiver rack as mine is single bike. I have a 2 bike yakima holdup with a 2" receiver that I use on the truck & it also has zero to no wobble. Having a threaded hitch pin solves all those issues.
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:01 AM   #140
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I have a Saris 4 bike rack with the 2" receiver and have no wobble at all with the hitch pin tightened down fully.
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:18 AM   #141
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Uhaul has a hitch for our cars now. The cost of the trailer, wiring and labor to install everything is less than the just the Torklift hitch.

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Old 02-01-2015, 02:19 AM   #142
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Thanks a lot guys, my pleasure. It's good to know Torklift will be supporting WRX for sure now, because yes it was tricky.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:17 PM   #143
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Uhaul has a hitch for our cars now. The cost of the trailer, wiring and labor to install everything is less than the just the Torklift hitch.

What does this one look like installed? Got any pictures?
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:15 PM   #144
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Does anyone have any experience yet with the Curt hitch that's now available for the 2015 WRX? http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2015_Subaru_WRX.htm Aside from the obvious aesthetic advantages of the EcoHitch, what are the disadvantages of the Curt? It should be a bit easier to install since the bumper won't need to be removed and it's over $100 less expensive and there shouldn't be issues with accessing the pin. However, it's not clear to me if any clearance would be lost with the Curt.

I'm going to get the 1Up rack so pin access isn't a major issue for me. I'm just trying to decide whether to go with EcoHitch or Curt and also whether to do 1.25" or 2" with the EcoHitch if I go that route.
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clever very clever.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:08 PM   #147
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Does anyone have any experience yet with the Curt hitch that's now available for the 2015 WRX? http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2015_Subaru_WRX.htm Aside from the obvious aesthetic advantages of the EcoHitch, what are the disadvantages of the Curt? It should be a bit easier to install since the bumper won't need to be removed and it's over $100 less expensive and there shouldn't be issues with accessing the pin. However, it's not clear to me if any clearance would be lost with the Curt.

I'm going to get the 1Up rack so pin access isn't a major issue for me. I'm just trying to decide whether to go with EcoHitch or Curt and also whether to do 1.25" or 2" with the EcoHitch if I go that route.
I'm interested in this as well. I had a Curt hitch on my previous Impreza, but that one didn't have the plastic diffuser.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:15 PM   #148
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Do you have any close up photos of the hitch?
Mine is the Torklift that everyone has posted pictures of. From my experience its FAR beefier than the Curt hitch assembly that I had on my 2004 STI.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:55 PM   #149
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The really nice thing about the torklift is that it sits so high up you don't lose any height with regards to departure angle. Bottoming out your hitch with a cargo basket is WAY more difficult to do with the receiver a good 6 inches higher up the rear of the car when compared to the curt/uhaul.
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:08 PM   #150
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The really nice thing about the torklift is that it sits so high up you don't lose any height with regards to departure angle. Bottoming out your hitch with a cargo basket is WAY more difficult to do with the receiver a good 6 inches higher up the rear of the car when compared to the curt/uhaul.
Yes, this was big for me. So many bone chilling grinds in my VW, didn't want to deal with that any more.
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