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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Subaru Impreza trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.
Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.
In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.
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Hitch will fit WRX models but does not fit WRX STi models. No drilling required for installation , Access holes may need to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or rotary tool , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation
Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
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Today on our 2013 Subaru Forester we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24807. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist your with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 6-1/2". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 14". This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.
Now we'll go ahead with installation. Now to begin our install we'll first need to lower the exhaust. To safely lower the exhaust we'll put a safety strap underneath to help support the weight. Then we'll need to remove five rubber isolators from the metal hangers. To remove the rubber isolators from the metal hangers we'll use some spray lubricant and a pry bar or pliers to remove the rubber isolator. Once we have all five removed we can then use the safety strap to safely lower the weight of the exhaust. Now that we've gained access to the frame rails we can go ahead and point out the attachment points.
We'll have a total of four attachment points, two on each side. We'll be using the holes that are already pre-drilled in the frame by the manufacturer. To use those holes we'll first go ahead and remove the rubber plugs or grommets. Using a flat blade screwdriver we can simply get underneath them and then remove them and set them aside, as they will not be reinstalled. Now to get our hardware into the frame we'll need to enlarge the forward access hole. To do this we're going to use a 3/8 drill bit and drill next to the hole.
Then using a round file bit we'll go ahead and open it up a little larger and go ahead and test fit our 1/2" hardware. Now that the 1/2" hardware will go in place, there's one more bolt that we'll need to remove. It's the forward attachment point for the muffler heat shield. We'll go ahead and remove this bolt, as it will not be reinstalled. We'll go ahead and repeat this same process for the opposite side.
Now ready to go ahead and install our hardware. The hardware for our forward attachment point will be a 7/16 carriage bolt and block secured with a 7/16 conical tooth washer and nut. We'll also use the 7/16 pull wire provided with our install kit to pull them into place. Our forward attachment point will be a 1/2" carriage bolt and block along with a 1/2" conical tooth washer and nut. To get that into place we'll be using the 1/2" bolt leader provided with the install kit. Now let's go ahead and get our hardware into the frame. We'll take our pull wire, feed it through the attachment point, and out the access hole. We'll then slide on the block right on the carriage bolt. We'll feed the block and bolt into the frame and pull them into position. For our forward attachment point we'll slide the block onto the bolt leader and then thread on the carriage bolt. Then using the reverse pull method we'll feed the carriage bolt into the frame first, followed by the block, then pull them back over top of the access hole. We'll leave the bolt leaders on at this time, as it will assist in getting our hitch up into position without pushing our hardware back up into the frame. We can now go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger side. Now with all our hardware in place we're ready to go ahead and install the hitch. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the fasteners. We'll feed the bolt leaders through the attachment points of the hitch to bring the hitch up against the frame. We can then remove the bolt leader and install the conical tooth washer and nut, being sure that the teeth of the washer face the hitch. With all our hardware installed finger tight we'll go ahead and run it down. Next we'll torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications we'll go ahead and reinstall the exhaust. With that, this will complete the install of the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24807, on our 2013 Subaru Forester. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (13 Customer Reviews)This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.
The DrawTite hitch I purchased for my 08 Impreza was economically priced and easy to install with your clever spring wire threading technique! I am very happy with my purchase! Thank you! 151369
by: Terri H.04/25/2014
The hitch and accessories for my 2011 Subaru Forester were delivered promptly by U.P.S. Instructions were included. It was installed with no issues whatsoever. I will be a returning customer with etrailer. Thanks so much!!! 127302
by: jack p12/23/2011
Instead of dropping the muffler system, I just disconnected the mufflers and one of the rubber mounts. They just swivelled out of the way. I thought the "fishing" was going to be a problem but I fished them throught the small hole and out the enlarged hole instead of the way the instructions said. Much easier. All in all a easy project. 28635
I was surprised at how quickly your company was able to process my order and deliver the hitch - wonderful service! The hitch installed easily - as per the video demonstration. I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you for providing the written and video instructions - both were so very helpful. 36328
E-trailer's installation videos make this installation easy. It took longer than the 35 minutes the mfg indicates, but it was still very easy to do. I have this installed on a Subaru Forester and it works great. Highly recommend purchasing from e-trailer. 49708
by: roy z05/01/2012
Everything arrived on time. Product was as advertised and installed just like the video and instructions said. If I ever need any other products for my car I would order them from etrailer.com as I am extremely happy with the resulant hitch and wiring. 38944
by: Bob W.02/06/2011
FAST shipping. Clear instructions. A tough install for one person, but very doable. Deep well 3/4" socket required to torque the carraige bolts. Everything fit perfectly. Thanks! 6730
by: Jon A.04/10/2012
Second hitch I bought from you guys, and both are great - easy installs and I saved some bucks too, according to my buddies who opted instead for a commercial installation. 36740
by: Ken L.04/12/2011
This is the third hitch I have bought from E-trailer. Great prices, very fast delivery and excellent instructions. The video installation was very helpful to watch. 11535
by: James Dee08/16/2013
shipping was fast. but no hardware came with the hitch to mount it. so now out on a mission to find carriage bolts in my little town. good luck 95333
by: Marleen K.05/14/2013
Was a bit difficult to install but other than that, I highly recommend buying this hitch. Made well....overall, great product! 80288
etrailer is great, hitch is great quality. thanks '11 STI sedan 43493
by: Richard D.08/01/2012
Great service! Great Service! Thank you for excellent Service! 50144
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