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  • 2017 Subaru Impreza 5 Door Trailer Hitch Availability
  • I am not sure who you spoke with but I just checked with Draw Tite and they have their hitch part # 24886 listed as a confirmed fit for your 2017 Subaru Impreza 5 door so it will work just fine. The Curt hitch part # C11465 is also a confirmed fit according to Curt as well.
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  • Will Transmission Cooler For 2011 Subaru Forester Get Fluid Too Cold
  • With transmission fluid it's really hard to over-cool it. It's not like an engine that has to reach an operating temperature before it runs right and is ready to be driven. Canada does get very cold so in the process of warming up your motor to drive your 2011 Subaru Forester you would have warmed up the transmission fluid plenty even with the Derale # D13503 installed.
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  • Hitch Cargo Carrier to Carry a Wheelchair on a 2013 Subaru Impreza
  • The # 60305 hitch receiver you installed on your 2013 Subaru Impreza is a Class I hitch that has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The MaxxTow Wheelchair Carrier # MT70260 fits Class III, 2 inch hitch receivers so it will not fit your hitch receiver. We do offer three cargo carriers that will fit a Class I hitch: Curt # C18145 Curt # C18110 Surco # 52017 Another thing to pay attention to is the weight of the wheelchair you plan to put on the carrier. Many electric wheelchairs...
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  • Is it Possible to Wire a Back-Up Camera to a Vehicle Using a Trailer Wiring Harness
  • It is possible to use the trailer wiring harness, # 118467, to wire a back-up camera to your 2011 Subaru Forester. However, there could be issue in how the camera will operate and to the vehicle's wiring. You will have to find a 12-volt power source to operate the camera. The only way to get a non-pulsing 12-volt signal will be to wire into the tail light circuit of the harness. Using the turn or stop light circuit would cause the camera to turn on and off rapidly. To operate the camera...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • In terms of keeping trailer wiring protected there is no better way to accomplish this than how the Tekonsha wiring harness part # 118467 is designed to be used. The 4-way is stored on the interior when not in use which protects it from road debris and developing corrosion from weather and then when needed pulls out of the hatch and the door is shut on it. The thick rubber door seal protects the wiring.
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  • Economic Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Outback
  • If you are wanting to go the economic route a trunk bike rack is the way to go. The Thule Passage 2 part # TH910XT is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon and would work well. I attached an install video that shows the rack installed on a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in purchasing a Kuat Bike Frame Adapter Bar # UB01 to provide a horizontal top tube...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon or Carrying 3 Bike Rack
  • Based on the capacities of the hitch on your 2017 Subaru Outback it seems to be a Class I hitch which can only carry up to 2 bikes at a time due to the weight and leverage. To use the Yakima LiteRider 3 part # Y02471 would require you to remove the hitch you have installed and then install the Draw Tite hitch part # 36493 in place of it.
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  • RV Bike Rack Recommendation for Scamp 13 with Two Inch Hitch
  • At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. The Advantage SportsRack V-Rack # HE1011 that you referenced...
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  • Recommended Rubber Springs for Suspension Enhancement on a Trailer With 800 lbs Max Load
  • If you are wanting to use rubber springs then I recommend the Timbren Trailer Suspension Enhancement System for Light-Duty Trailers, part # TTRA1702. These springs have a capacity of 1,000 lbs and measure 2-3/4 inches tall and 3-3/8 inches diameter with no load, and 1-1/8 inches tall and 5 inches diameter when loaded. Even though these do not fit the height and diameter that you want, they are the best solution for improving your trailer's ride because they were specifically designed...
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  • Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Forester
  • You would need a higher capacity Class III trailer hitch for your 2017 Subaru Forester. For that you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 75876 which has a tongue weight capacity of 525 lbs.
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  • Which Hitch for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon Provides Best Ground Clearance
  • The Draw Tite hitch part # 36493 will a bit lower at 14-1/4 inches from the top of the hitch down to the ground whereas the Curt # C12136 will sit 15-3/4 inches from the ground measured the same. Now the Draw Tite will be tucked under the vehicle further by about 2-1/2 inches but the ground clearance difference I believe would make it less visible.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 1990 Subaru Legacy Wagon
  • I checked with Curt and trailer hitch # C122703 fits all models of the 1990 Subaru Legacy including the wagon (even though the instructions state sedan, see link). This model comes with a ball mount. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And for trailer wiring you can use # 119179KIT to add a 4-Way flat connector to the rear of the vehicle.
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  • Height Comparison of Rhino-Rack and Thule Roof Racks on 2017 Subaru Forester with Raised Side Rails
  • I can't tell you the exact height of each roof rack from the roof of your 2017 Subaru Forester but I can tell you how much higher they are from the to of the factory rails. Rhino-Rack Vortex - 2-3/16 inches 49 inch Vortex Aero Crossbars # RRVA126B-2 or # RRVA126S-2 (silver) SX Series Legs # RRSX005 Thule AeroBlade - 3-1/8 inches 47 inch AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB47B (black) or # THARB47 (silver) Rapid Crossroad Foot Pack # TH450R Thule AeroBlade Edge - 1-3/4 inches AeroBlade...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier For 2017 Subaru Forester
  • I checked out the owner's manual on your 2017 Forester and the total tongue weight you have is 200-lbs. The Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack, part # NV22G-NA22G weighs about 105-lbs so that leaves you about 95-lbs for the 4 bikes. Many bikes can weigh up to 35-lbs so you will want to make sure your bikes are not that heavy with this rack. I recommend a bike carrier like the Saris Freedom 4 Bike Platform Rack, part # SA4414B. This bike rack weighs just 53-lbs and holds four bikes...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains For 225/60R17 Tires On 2014 Subaru Forester
  • By far, the best class S chains for a 225/60R17 tire are the Konig Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - K-Summit - Size K45 # TH02230K45. These chains have ice breakers, have zero clearance needed on the inside and are self adjusting. These are the best of the best whether you needed class s chains or not. A second best option I also recommend are the Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - 1 Pair # PWSXP570....
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  • Bike Rack for Pedego Electric Bike on 2016 Subaru Forester
  • Pedego are heavier bikes that have alternative frames and front fenders. What you want is the Hollywood Racks # HR200 which has an arm that will come down and grab the bike frames and hold the bikes in place. Since there are several different styles of Pedego bikes feel free to email me back with what model you have and I will see if there is a better option for your specific application. If you are in need of a hitch you would then want the Draw Tite part # 75876.
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  • Comparing the Yakima SkyBox 16 and the Thule Sonic XL for a 2012 Subaru Outback
  • Yakima has been slowly phasing out the SkyBox line of cargo boxes in favor of the newest generation of boxes so that might be something to consider as well. The SkyBox # Y07335 is still a great box though and fairly comparable to the Thule Sonic XL, # TH635B, which is a current generation Thule box and one of the higher end offerings from them. But this line is being replaced later this month (February 2017) to make room for the next generation of boxes; the Thule Motion line. I find...
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  • Which Hitch for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon is Least Visible
  • From a visibility point of view the Draw Tite hitch part # 75673 will be your best option for your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon. This hitch is also better priced. They both sit very close to the same distance from the ground. The Curt # C13206 is 15-1/4 inches from the ground and the Draw Tite is 15 inches. What really makes the Draw Tite less visible is that it is tucked in closer under the vehicle than the Curt. The Curt's hitch pin is 2-1/4 inches from the outer edge of the rear bumper...
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  • Why Draw Tite 2 inch Hitch Recommendation for Subaru Outback 2017 Instead of Curt Hitch
  • For your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon the Draw Tite hitch part # 75673 is what I recommend as it has a better price and if you were to ever use it with a non-supported load like a bike rack you wouldn't have to use a stabilizer strap like the part # 18050.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2017 Subaru Forester And Max Towing Capacity
  • The 2017 Subaru Forester does have a max towing capacity of 1500 lbs. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2" # 75876 that is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Forester is rated to have a max capacity of 3500 lbs as you stated. In this case, as in many others, the hitch is rated higher than the vehicle itself. Unfortunately this means that your Forester is restricted to the weakest capacity and that means you cannot tow a 1750lb trailer safely. One of the reasons...
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  • Will Thule Apex Bike Rack Fit on a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek with 2 Inch EcoHitch Receiver
  • To determine if the Thule Apex # TH9025 will fit on your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek with an EcoHitch you can take a measurement. If from the center of your hitch pin hole to the most outer part you would need to clear on the car is more than 4 inches it will fit. If it doesn't fit let me know the measurement you found and I'll find a rack that will work for you.
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  • Replacement Mounting Clamps For Thule Roof Mounted Cargo Box
  • We have replacement mounts like the Replacement Quick Grip Mount Assembly - Thule Ascent, Atlantis, and Force Cargo Box - Qty 1 # TH05738. Without knowing which box you have, I can't give you the specific part you need, however I have linked the page to all the mounts for Thule Roof Mounted Cargo Boxes to help.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for a 2005 Subaru Forester
  • As long as your 2005 Subaru Forester has a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch, like part # 36311, then yes, the 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack, part # 63120, will fit. This is a good, economic bike rack that will get the job done, just keep in mind that the maximum weight capacity of the bike rack is 66 lbs. If security is an issue for you, I recommend using the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, part # 63147, so secure your bike rack to your receiver, and the Deadbolt 10 foot Long Cable,...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin for a Thule Hitching Post Pro Bike Rack on a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro bike rack # TH934XTR has a weld nut inside its shank that is uniquely threaded and I can only guarantee that it will work with Thule hitch bolts or locking hitch bolts and not # 40107. So to add a lock to this rack you would need to use the Thule Snug-Tite lock # THSTL2. I have linked a video review of this lock for you.
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  • Locking Hitch Pin for a Thule Hitching Post Pro Bike Rack on a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • The Thule Hitching Post Pro bike rack # TH934XTR has a weld nut inside its shank that is uniquely threaded and I can only guarantee that it will work with Thule hitch bolts or locking hitch bolts and not # 40107. So to add a lock to this rack you would need to use the Thule Snug-Tite lock # THSTL2. I have linked a video review of this lock for you.
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  • Recommendation for a Hitch Mounted Cargo Carrier on a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • I found a cargo carrier that will fit your 2017 Subaru Forester. The Curt Cargo Carrier, # C18110, is rated for both Class I and Class II trailer hitches that use the 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers. This cargo carrier weighs 30 lbs, which will allow you up to 170 lbs of cargo.Your Subaru's tongue weight rating is at 200 lbs according to the 2017 Forester Owner's manual. I also recommend the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, # 2866DAT, to secure your cargo carrier to the hitch of your Forester. I...
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  • Recommended Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2001 Subaru Forester
  • The first thing that you will need to get for your 2001 Subaru Forester is a tow bar. I recommend using the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 since it comes with the safety cable that you will need to use. The Base Plate Kit, part # BX3605, will work well with the Alpha Tow Bar and has a nice clean look. You may need to use a supplemental braking system in your Subaru for when you come to stop. I recommend going with the Blue Ox Patriot, part # BRK2012. This is a wireless supplemental...
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  • Choosing a Ball Mount for 2015 Subaru Outback with Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • To choose the correct ball mount and hitch ball you first need to determine if you'll need a rise or drop to tow your trailer. I've attached an article that explains this but basically you need to measure from the ground to the inside top of the hitch receiver. Then measure from the ground to the bottom of your trailer's coupler. Make sure they're both parked on level ground. If the hitch receiver is higher you'll need a ball mount with a drop and if the coupler is higher you'll need...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains For 215/65R16 Tires
  • For your 215/65R16 tires, we don't have snow socks that are a confirmed fit. I recommend using class s compatible chains to give you traction in the snow and maximize your internal clearance needed to protect your vehicle. I recommend checking your owners manual for compatibility. For chains only requiring 12mm clearance internally, I recommend the Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XG12 Pro - Size 230 # TH2004705230 or the similar # TH01221102. For...
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  • Dirt Bike Carrier and Ramp Recommendation for 2014 Subaru Crosstrek
  • There are a couple of ways to carry your 295 lb dirt bike with your 2014 Subaru Crosstrek. A hitch carrier like the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier, part # UF48-979033 will physically fit in a trailer hitch for your vehicle. However, I took a look at the owner's manual for your Crosstrek and found that the tongue weight capacity of your vehicle is 200 lbs, so I cannot recommend going this route as this would exceed your vehicle's limitations. The tongue weight is the weight that is pushing...
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  • Can E-Bikes Be Carried On 2017 Subaru Impreza Wagon
  • Due to the weight of the E-bikes you said at 60-lbs each, and the fact that your 2017 Impreza is limited to a Class l hitch we do not have a bike rack that can work for you, but we do have an option to be able to carry the 2 standard bikes you said you have. The weight of the trailer hitch, passengers, cargo, bike carrier and bikes is all included in that capacity. If you do not have a hitch installed already on your Impreza, the trailer hitch I recommend is part # 24886. This is...
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  • Can 175/80-13 Sized Trailer Tires be Replaced with 185/80-13 Sized Tires
  • The issue you can run into when you increase tire size on your trailer is clearance. You want to have about 4 inches in between the tire tread and underside of the wheel well and at least an inch or so between the tire's sidewall and any parts of the trailer. As long as you have the clearance you'll be fine. Your current tire size of 175/80-13, like # AC13R45WS, has an outer diameter of about 24 inches and is about 7 inches wide. The 185/80-13 size tires, like # AM3S331, are about...
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  • Can I Use 53 inch Thule AeroBlade Crossbars on my 2017 Subaru Forester
  • To find out if you can use the 53 Inch Thule AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB53 with the Rapid Crossroad Foot Pack # TH450R on your 2017 Subaru Forester, you will need to do some measuring. If the center to center distance of the side rails on your Forester's roof is no less than 35-3/4 inches, then the 53 inch bars will work for your application. If your measurement is less than that, then you will need to use the 47 inch AeroBlade Bars # THARB47B. If you do not have factory installed rails...
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  • Recommended 7-Pole Harness For Bed Of 2017 Toyota Tundra to Use With Slide-In Camper
  • Since you have a 7-way connector on the rear of your 2017 Tundra I recommend the Hopkins Endurance, part # 41157. This harness is 10-ft long and plugs into your existing wiring. I have attached a link to an installation video for this harness you can check out.
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  • Installation instructions for the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack on the 2016 Subaru BRZ
  • The instructions for the mounting kit # RRRDM01 for the Rhino-Rack Roof Rack are meant to generic instructions to fit multiple vehicles. There are no specific installation instructions for your 2016 Subaru BRZ. The instruction for this mount kit are attached to this page for you to review. I have an alternate solution to using a roof rack for you. I recommend installing a hitch to use a bike hitch and ski and snowboard adapter on your Subaru. I like the Curt hitch for your vehicle,...
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  • Are Stabilizing Straps Required to Carry Platform Bike Rack with Curt Trailer Hitch
  • Per Curt warranty requirements, all non-trailer loads, which will include a platform bike rack, must be supported by stabilizing straps. You can use the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap, part # 18050. We offer a wide variety of platform bike racks that are designed to carry Fat Bikes. For an economy option, I recommend the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack for Fat Bikes, part # C18084-FB. This system is compatible with Class 1 - 3 trailer hitches and has padded frame hooks that can secure 2...
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  • Could Two Kayaks be Carried on Roof of 2010 Subaru Forester with Yakima SweetRoll
  • First thing you'll want to do is determine the weights of your kayaks and then check the owners manual of your vehicle for the roof weight capacity and be sure not to exceed this figure with the weight of the kayaks. Based on widths of your kayaks two of them would fit next to each other with the Yakima SweetRoll part # Y04074.
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  • How to Order Replacement Hardware for Installing Curt Trailer Hitch in a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • The Curt hitch part # C13144 is a fit for a 2017 Subaru Forester. To order replacement hardware you would need part # RHK. On the product page you will need to enter the part number of the hitch and select Curt from the drop down menu and we will ship you out the correct hardware.
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2016 Subaru BRZ
  • The only roof rack options we have for your 2016 Subaru BRZ are ones that require riveting the fit kit to the roof of the vehicle like the Rhino Rack roof rack part numbers # RRVA118S-2, # RRRDM01, # RRRLKVA, and # DK290. This will provide you with aero shaped crossbars that will work well with your snowboard rack most likely.
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a Trailer with a 2012 Subaru Impreza with Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • Once you've installed the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11286 on your 2012 Subaru Impreza you can add a ball mount and hitch ball to tow a trailer. Before you select a ball mount you'll want to make sure you know the rise or drop you'll need with your trailer. I've linked an article to help you determine what you need. I've also linked our selection of Class I ball mounts for you to look at once you know what you need. Then you'll need a hitch ball. Your trailer's coupler probably...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Forester and 2 Electric Bikes
  • We have some great bike racks that will work with one or two electric bikes. First, if your 2016 Subaru Forester has a hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver the best option is the Thule EasyFold # TH9032. This rack is rated for 65 pounds per bike and has built in ramps to make loading the heavy electric bikes easier. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. This rack will also fit a 2 inch hitch but if you do have a 2 inch hitch there is a second option; the Hollywood Racks Sport...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The owner's manuals I'm able to find online for a 2016 and 2017 Subaru Crosstrek don't mention flat towing at all. Your best bet is to check with Subaru to find out if it can be flat towed, and what steps are necessary to do so. If you find that a 2016 can be, we have the parts for you and I can help you with those. Unfortunately, we do not have any confirmed fits for a 2017 at this time. Although most manual transmission vehicles can be flat towed. For a base plate kit I suggest...
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  • Rhino-Rack Roof Rack for a 2016 Subaru BRZ
  • Yes, the Rhino-Rack RS 2500 roof rack # RRRS672B will fit your 2016 Subaru BRZ. You will also need mounting kit # RRRDM01 to complete the installation. This kit uses rivets and requires drilling into the vehicle roof for installation. I don't want to deter you or anything but if it were my 2016 BRZ I would not want to drill holes in the roof to install a roof rack. If you can tell me what you need to carry on the roof I may have some other options. Or you might consider a trailer hitch,...
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  • Recommendation for a Canoe Carrier to Fit a 12 Foot Canoe on a 2010 Subaru Outback
  • If your 2010 Subaru Outback has a factory roof rack with crossbars, then I recommend using the Thule Portage Canoe Carrier # TH819. The Thule carrier will work with any set of crossbars that has a crossbar spread between 24 - 36 inches.The Thule Portage carrier 4 Gunwale brackets will allow you to carry your canoe or any open-hulled boat.The Thule carrier will include load straps with padded buckles to secure your boat to the crossbars and ratcheting bow and stern tie-down straps to anchor...
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  • Will the Kuat Transfer Bike Rack Fit a 2014 Subaru Outback
  • The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G is designed to fit either a 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch trailer hitch receiver so provided that you have a hitch on your 2014 Subaru Outback you can use the Transfer. However if the vehicle has the factory Subaru 1-1/4 inch hitch then I do not recommend the Transfer. The issue is that the pin hole on the Subaru hitch is very close to the end of the receiver and does not allow enough of the shank on most bike racks to fit inside the receiver to...
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  • Roof Rack And Kayak Carrier For Leased 2015 Subaru Legacy
  • The Rhino-Rack 2500 Square Bar Roof Rack is confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Legacy. To order this roof rack you need part # DS126B, and part # DK416. I do not recommend opening the sun roof when the rack is on the vehicle because the wind noise is increased with a roof rack, and the sunroof may interfere with anything attached to the roof. The Thule Hull-A-Port Pro Kayak Carrier, part # TH835PRO will work with the Rhino-Rack roof rack on the Legacy. This kayak carrier fold down when...
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  • Recommendation on a Trailer Hitch With 2 Inch Receiver to Fit a 2014 Subaru Forester
  • For your 2014 Subaru Forester, we have a couple of hitches available that have the 2 inch receiver opening. The Draw-Tite Max Frame Class III Hitch # 75876 and the Curt Round Tube Hitch # C13144 are two best options for a hitch with a 2 inch receiver that will fit your 2014 Forester. Of the two hitches, I recommend the Curt hitch over the Draw-Tite. Both hitches are made to be custom-fit to your vehicle and both have the same weight capacities. I like the Curt hitch because for the...
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  • Recommended Rooftop Cargo Basket for 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Crossbars
  • Rooftop cargo carriers like metal baskets and ABS plastic cargo boxes each offer certain advantages. The better option for any given user mostly depends on the nature of the cargo. If you have items that need maximum protection then an enclosed cargo box may be the right choice. But if you do not need that protection and you want the lowest-cost option then a roof basket can be the better choice. You can check out the linked article for more thoughts on this. No matter which you choose,...
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  • Will 2 Thule Hullavators Fit a 2017 Subaru Outback
  • The Thule Hullavator kayak carrier # TH898 does work with square, round, and aero/elliptical/factory roof rack crossbars. However, there needs to be 4 to 8 inches of the bar sticking out past the feet to be able to use the Hullavator. Also the crossbars would have to be at least 62 inches long to use 2 of them side by side because the Hullavator requires a minimum of 31 inches of free space. If all of the above requirements are met by the roof rack on your 2017 Subaru Outback then...
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  • Will SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack Fit a 2013 Subaru Impreza
  • SportRack roof rack # SR1010 is a complete, semi-custom roof rack that can be installed on a 2013 Subaru Impreza with a naked roof. It does come with locks and matching keys. I have linked a video review of this roof rack for you. Keep in mind this is a semi-custom roof rack and will not fit as well as a true custom fit rack. For a custom fit option that includes locks and is closest in price to the SportRack option you can use Rola roof rack # 59636.
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • All of the aftermarket hitches offered for your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon are shown on the linked page and both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitches are available. All hitches will require some drilling. Of all options I suggest the Draw-Tite 2-inch hitch # 75673 for its more favorable price. The linked installation video shows you the entire process on a 2013 Outback. It will be necessary to lower the exhaust for easier access to the mounting points. All tools required are...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a Leased 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Hatchback
  • I did some checking and there are some trunk mount bike racks that you can use on your leased 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-door hatchback. For a 2-bike rack you can use either the Yakima HalfBack # Y02636 or the FullBack # Y02634. For 3 bikes the HalfBack model is # Y02635 and the FullBack model is # Y02633. These racks will work even if the vehicle has a rear spoiler at the top of the hatch because the rack is positioned in such a way as to not put any stress on the spoiler. I included a picture...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Subaru Forester for Towing
  • For almost all situations I recommend going with a Class III hitch over a Class II when both are available for a vehicle. Especially if towing since the Class III hitches have higher capacities. For your 2013 Subaru Forester you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 75650. I prefer the Draw Tite hitches as they don't require the stabilizer strap like part # 18050 that the Curt requires. For trailer wiring you then would want the part # 118467 which I attached an install video for as...
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  • How Does Handle Remove of the Thule TH450 Foot
  • The cap of the # TH450 pulls off so that you can loosen the bolt to remove the foot. If you have a lock core installed you would have to unlock the core first and then you would be able to remove it.
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  • Will SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box Fit 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Yes, I verified with Sportrack that the Vista XL Cargo Box # SR7018 will fit on your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon if you have a factory roof rack.
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  • Recommended Roof Cargo Box For 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon With Factory Roof Rack
  • We do offer a few roof cargo boxes that will work with the front clearance dimension of 52 inches you said you have on your 2017 Outback Wagon. I am not sure how far you would be able to open the rear hatch with the Yakima SkyBox Lo, part # Y07338. If the crossbars on your Outback can be moved forward, you may be able to open the hatch even more. I recommend going with a roof box that you know will allow you to open the hatch. For a roof box with more room than the Skybox I recommend...
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  • Recommended Roof Rack For 2017 Subaru Forester With Raised Side Rails
  • For a 2017 Subaru Forester, I recommend the Thule Roof Rack # TH7502B-TH7502B. This is a low profile system that is easy to install on your raised factory rails and has the t-slots. I recommend getting the Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders - Qty 4 # TH544 to secure this system to your bars. To use Rapid Aero Bars, you can use the crossroads foot pack # TH450R. Another option is the Rhino-Rack Vortex with crossbars # RRVA126B-2 and SX series legs # RRSX005. This is more the...
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  • Replacement Installation Hardware for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 36334 for a 2008 Subaru Legacy
  • The hardware needed to install trailer hitch # 36334 is listed in the instructions I have linked for you but to ensure you get the proper grade hardware I recommend ordering replacement hardware kit # RHK. Just enter the hitch number and manufacturer where indicated on the product page to get the right kit.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2017 Subaru Outback
  • If you use the OEM trailer hitch on your 2017 Subaru Outback you will need to use a lighter bike rack, like the Yakima LiteRider # Y02472. The Thule T2 Pro # TH9035 will fit any 1-1/4 inch hitch, but the problem is that since the pin hole is too close to the receiver opening for a heavier bike rack to be towed. The shank of the Thule T2 Pro will not sit far enough inside the receiver to make it safe to use according to Thule's engineering team. It can potentially cause damage to your Subaru's...
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  • Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack for a 2016 Subaru Forester and Sonic XXL Cargo Box
  • I double-checked with Thule and for a 2016 Subaru Forester that has the factory side rails that run front to back the correct AeroBlade Edge system is indeed # TH7502-TH7502. These bars are compatible with your Sonic XXL cargo box # TH636B or # TH636S.
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  • Fit of Thule Pull Top Slide-Out Ski/Snowboard Carrier TH92726 on 2017 Subaru Outback Factory Rack
  • Yes, the Thule Pull Top Slide-Out Ski and Snowboard Carrier # TH92726 fits the factory-installed roof crossbars on your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon! I confirmed compatibility with Thule. The Pull Top installs without tools, will handle up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards and includes locks to secure both the carrier and your snowsport equipment.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX For Bike Rack
  • For a bike rack on your 2002 Subaru Impreza I would easily recommend the Draw Tite hitch part # 24710 over the Curt # C11318. Reason being that Draw Tite does not require the stabilizer strap # 18050 like the Curt does when carrying a bike rack. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Thule Roadway 2 part # TH912XTR. We asked our demo and install guys to name their favorite, most easy-to-use bike racks and this one showed up in nearly everyone's...
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  • Tire Chain/Cable Recommendation for 215/65R17
  • For your tire size of 215/65R17 the correct Glacier tire chain size is actually the part # PW1042 which would be a great option for occasional use. That being said for the price difference you would have a better overall experience with the Titan chain setup part # TC1553 which is a low clearance, diamond pattern. These will be easier to install, last longer, and give you better traction.
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  • Which Roof Rack for 2012 Subaru Legacy Will Generate the Least Wind Noise
  • All roof racks will generate noise, but some more than others. Basic round and square bar racks tend to be noisier than elliptical and aerodynamic bars which do better at cutting through the wind. The best way to avoid this concern is to use a roof rack designed to be quieter. Please also keep in mind that at least as much as the rack itself, what you load onto a roof rack will be the primary cause for the noise you hear when driving. Luggage, cargo boxes or baskets, bike racks and bikes...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying 2 Kayaks on a 2017 Subaru Impreza
  • We do have a hitch that will fit your 2017 Subaru Impreza, which is the Draw-Tite # 24886. If you choose to tow a Kayak trailer, this hitch will work well. However, when I looked up the owner's manual for your Impreza it said that your vehicle was not made or intended for towing trailers. I have another solution that will not void your vehicle's warranty. Yakima has a roof rack system that will allow you to carry both Kayaks, as long as you do not go over your Subaru's roof weight capacity....
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon for Yakima FullTilt 4 Bike Rack
  • To use the Yakima FullTilt 4 bike rack part # Y02462 the vehicle would have to have a 2 inch trailer hitch installed. For your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 75673 which would be a great option and is confirmed to fit. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Which Class III Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Subaru Forester has the Best Ground Clearance
  • Hidden Hitch as a brand is being phased out but the same company makes Draw-Tite hitches. So for your 2017 Subaru Forester the Draw-Tite Class III hitch is # 75876. When we installed this hitch on a 2017 Subaru Forester, see video link, it measured 13-3/4 inches from the ground to the top of the receiver opening. So to the bottom of the receiver that distance would be approximately 11-1/2 inches. The other Class III option is Curt hitch # C13144. When we installed it the distance from...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver, Wiring, And Ball Mount For 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i
  • For your 2010 Subaru Outback, you can trade out your factory hitch without any compromising issues for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2", # 13390, which is a confirmed fit for you vehicle. Your heat shield must be modified or trimmed for this installation. Your vehicle has a towing capacity of 2700 lbs according to the online version of your owners manual so you will be able to tow a tear trailer as long as the tongue weight doesn't exceed 200 lbs which is your vehicle limit,...
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  • Recommended SportRack Roof Rack For 2012 Subaru Legacy
  • For your 2012 Subaru Legacy, the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack for Naked Roofs - Square Crossbars - Steel - 45-1/2" Long, # SR1008 will not fit as it's crossbars are not long enough at 45-1/2 inches long and the brackets are vehicle specific fits. The # SR1010 is the correct fit for your vehicle and has a crossbar length of 50 inches. Unfortunately it isn't as easy as getting longer crossbars, the mounts are also not a fit. You will want the complete system # SR1010 for your 2012...
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  • Where is Port Needed to Install Trailer Wiring Harness on 1999 Subaru Forester
  • For your 1999 Subaru Forester we have found that the port you are looking for for the # 118461 is on the passenger side tucked up under the tail light.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Forester
  • Hitch bike racks are all around better than trunk racks. They mount very securely, they don't touch any painted surfaces, and are much harder to steal if a thief was inclined. For your 2017 Forester you would need a hitch like the part # 75876 which is a 2 inch hitch. This hitch size offers more flexibility and the nicer bike rack options are made for it. Since you want rear cargo area access I have a great option for you to consider. My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack To Carry At Least 3 Bikes On 2015 Subaru Impreza
  • There are a couple of options for you that will work with your 2015 Subaru Impreza. You can go with a trunk mounted bike rack which will not have a 4 bike option, or you can go with a hitch mounted rack. For a trunk mounted option, I recommend the Thule Archway XT 3-Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms, # TH9010XT. This rack has a patented FitDial system and Hold Fast anti-sway cradles. This arched support keeps the bikes further apart from each other and the integrated lock...
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  • Thule Roof Rack Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, the Thule AeroBlade Edge Aero Bar Roof Rack, part # TH7502-TH7502 is a confirmed fit as long as your vehicle has factory installed rails that run front to back. This is a great aluminum roof rack designed to reduce wind noise and drag, resulting in a very quiet ride. The crossbars simply attach to your vehicle's factory roof rails via rubber-coated stainless steel straps. I have included a video link demonstrating this roof rack for your review. The Thule...
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  • Yakima Hitch Bike Rack for Use in OEM Hitch on 2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • The OEM 1-1/4-inch hitch on the Subarus has presented problems in the past because the hitch pin hole is so close to the end of the receiver tube. The Yakima Ridgeback 2 # Y02457 was recently re-designed to be compatible with this type of receiver tube. Yakima added an additional hitch pin hole that allows the shank of the bike rack to insert a bit further into the receiver tube for more stability, even with the receiver's shallow 1-1/2-inch hitch pin hole placement.
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  • Trailer Hitch & Related Items for 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Wagon
  • One of our main hitch suppliers,Draw-Tite, has confirmed a hitch fit for the 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-door wagon, EXCLUDING the WRX STi version that has quad exhausts. Except for that one version you can use their 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch # 24886, installation of which is shown in the linked video. The recommended ball mount is # 3593 and with it you could use either 1-7/8-inch ball # 19256 or 2-inch ball # 19258. For a wiring harness you can use # 118573; a helpful article is linked to...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Behind an RV
  • Yes, I checked with Roadmaster and base plates # 52922-1A will fit the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek but does not include hybrid models. They also note that they only work with models with a manual transmission. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Falcon 2 # RM-520 and for safety cables you can use # RM-643. I have linked a video on the tow bar for you. For lighting you can use a 4-diode kit # RM-15267. Or you could use a magnetic kit such as # C-ATL20A. You may also need a high/low...
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  • Compatibility of the Curt 2 Bike Platform Rack to Carry a Women's Bike
  • The Curt 2 Bike Platform Bike Rack, # C18084, uses cushioned sliding hooks to mount to the frame of the bike. These hooks will allow you to mount your women's bike on the Curt bike rack. The hook will slide down tight against the bike's frame to secure the bike to the mount. I have attached a picture of this bike rack with a women's bike mounted on the rack for you review. Also, depending on the model of trailer hitch you have installed on your 2013 Subaru Impreza, you may also need...
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  • Can Tire Chains be Used on a 2016 Subaru Forester and Do they Go on the Front or Rear Wheels
  • In the owner's manual for your 2016 Subaru Forester it states that you can use traction devices on the front wheels only just not actual chains. This means you can use cables, Snow Socks, or K-Summit chains that only go on the tread. You didn't mention the tire size you have so if they are 225/55-18 or 225/60-17 tires you can use cables # TC339DC or Snow Socks # TCH70. If the tires are a different size let me know what they are and I can make other recommendations.
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  • Recommended Ski/Snowboard Carrier To Fit Factory Roof Rack On 2015 Subaru Impreza
  • For your 2015 Subaru Impreza, I recommend the Yakima FatCat 6 Locking Rooftop Ski and Snowboard Carrier - 6 Skis or 4 Boards, # Y03088, or the smaller version that allows for 4 skis or 2 boards # Y03087. This is one of our most popular models. It is a tool free installation with rubber-coated stainless steel mounting straps. The oversized push button allows you to easily open the carrier even while wearing gloves. Ultra-soft padding on the inside of arms gently cradles your equipment...
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  • Mounting Old Thule Summit Cargo Box On Factory Roof Rack Of 2004 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • For older Thule Summit, I spoke with my contact at Thule and they said you will want to get the Thule Fitting Quick On/Off Box Attachment for Adventurer Cargo Box, # TH10377. This will work with protector pads, # TH05001, plate box support # TH10378, threaded carriage bolt # TH10403, and wingnut # TH04877. The replacement tie down bracket is # TH10375. The Replacement QM3 - Quick Mount Hardware - Extended Length Adapter Kit, # TH5075 isn't a confirmed fit, but may work.
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  • Installing Thule Roof Rack & Cargo Box on 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • If your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon has flush mounted rails that run front to back and your bars are the Thule square type (at least 50-inches long) you can install them by using Podium foot pack # TH460 along with fit kit # THKIT4063. If your bars or roof are different please let me know the details and I will be glad to check for a different solution. Many Thule rooftop cargo boxes can be fitted with more than one type of mounting kit. Sometimes a slight modification may be needed. The...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For your 2017 Subaru Crosstrek the wiring harness I would recommend is the part # 118467 which is a confirmed fit and because the Tekonsha brand of wiring harnesses has shown to be the most reliable of all of the kits we offer. It may not seem like it, but storing the trailer wiring on the interior of the vehicle is actually the preferred way. It keeps the connector dry so corrosion doesn't develop and you don't have to worry about debris on the highway damaging it.
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  • K Summit Tire Chain Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5 with Tire Size 225/60-18
  • I checked with Konig/Thule and actually both sizes are a confirmed fit for your tire size of 225/60-18. With tire chains we have found that there is a bit of overlap in what sizes some chains will fit since they are a bit adjustable. The K66 # TH02230K66 will be the larger set that would probably fit a bit easier as your tire size comes in on the smaller sizes of what the chains fit. The K56 # TH02230K56 will fit a bit tighter as your size is on the larger end of it's fit range. With...
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  • Blind Spot Mirrors For 2014 Subaru Forester
  • Custom blind spot mirrors are not available for your 2014 Forester but i do have a solution for you. We offer stick-on blind spot mirrors you can purchase. They come in various sizes and shapes so you can choose the mirror that best suits your need. I have attached a link to our product page that lists the mirrors we offer. If you want a round 2-inch mirror I recommend part # 49102. For 3-inch round mirrors that are adjustable I recommend part # KSC0600.
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  • Is Taillight Power Converter Included in Tekonsha T-One 4-Pole Wiring Harness 118467
  • For a 4-pole trailer wiring harness to go along with the Class II hitches made for your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon, Draw-Tite # 36493 and Curt # C12136, you can use Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118467. This kit does include a powered taillight converter that draws power for the trailer lights directly from the battery to ensure that your vehicle wiring cannot be overloaded by power demands from the trailer. The converter is the small black box integrated into the harness. You...
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  • Bike Adapter Bar with the Highest Weight Capacity Rating for 2 Cruiser Bikes
  • I wouldn't say black and red on the Yakima adapter bar # Y02531 is ugly but then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But yes, it is the only bike adapter bar that will have the capacity for a 40 pound bike. There are a lot of bike adapter bars and they are all pretty much the same. Capacities given usually match the per-bike capacity of the racks from the same manufacturer. Yakima is the oddball but it works out. At least the adapter bars will only be on the bikes when they...
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  • Can Kids Bikes be Carried on Thule Passage Bike Rack
  • Childrens bike typically have a smaller frames which can make mounting them on hanging style bike racks a challenge. Luckily there is an adapter available that makes this easier. The part # UB01 attaches to the steering stem and to the seat post and provides a wider attachment point for carrying the bikes easier. I attached a review video for this adapter for you to check out as well.
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  • Thule Mountaineer Lid Lifting Strut Replacement
  • The correct lid hinge for your Thule Mountaineer is the Replacement Dual Force Strut for Thule Roof Box, # TH14933. The Mountaineer is a discontinued product, so the only other parts we have are the Replacement Mounting Hardware for SportRack and Thule Cargo Boxes, # SR04952, I don't know if this includes the metal pieces you were referring to.
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  • Recommendation for Snow Tire Cables for a 2015 Subaru Forester Tires Size 225/55R18
  • For your 2015 Subaru Forester with 225/55-R18 tires, I recommend the Titan Chain Diagonal cable Snow Tire Chains, # TC339DC. These Titan chains are rated Class S and can be used on vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. The cables use harden steel rollers and a cross pattern that provide excellent traction, stopping power, and a steady ride. The Titan cable chains meet the DOT requirements in all states. Remember, always consult your owner's manual for any additional information...
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  • Roof Basket to Fit 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Thule Canyon XT # TH859XT is actually not a confirmed fit for your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek but I do have a couple of options that are. For a Thule option the Thule Trail XT # TH864XT is a fit. This is an aluminum basket that clamps onto your factory crossbars. It has a bulit in fairing and can have Thule's One-Key System Lock Cores # TH544 added for security. Another option is the Yakima MegaWarrior # Y07080. This basket has a look more like the Canyon XT and is made of galvanized...
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  • Thule Hyper XL & Sonic XL Cargo Box Fits on 2007 Subaru Outback & 2013 Subaru Crosstrek
  • It is easy to find out if either the Thule Hyper XL # TH612 or Sonic XL # TH635B rooftop cargo boxes will fit your vehicles' factory bars and also allow your rear hatches to open without any interference. First, let's talk about bar fit. Both carriers have mounting hardware that will fit on factory crossbars up to 3-1/2-inches wide x 1-11/16-inches tall. Just measure your bars to confirm they are compatible with the mounting hardware. Second, we will consider the bar spread on each...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2017 Subaru Outback
  • For your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2" # 75673, which is not the same hitch. This is a very well made hitch with a sturdy square tube design and black powder coat to resist rust. It is a bolt on application, and I've attached an installation video for you on a 2017 model which will show you the procedure for installing this particular hitch receiver. This hitch is compatible with all accessories that have a 2 inch...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for 2015 Subaru Forester
  • There are a few trailer hitch options for your 2015 Subaru Forester. I recommend going with a Class III, 2 inch hitch, which will provide greater tongue and towing weight capacities as well as a wider variety of hitch mounted accessories to choose from. I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75876 as it does not require non-trailer loads (bike racks, cargo carriers, etc) to be supported by stabilizing straps. I have provided a video link demonstrating installation of this trailer hitch onto a 2015...
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  • Recommendation for Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2017 Subaru Forester
  • For your 2017 Subaru Forester we have two options for a Class III trailer hitch; The Draw-Tite # 75876 or the Curt # C13144. These two trailer hitches are very similar in that they are both Class III, 2 inch receiver openings with identical tongue and towing weight capacities. I recommend the Draw-Tite Class III # 75876 as you can use a weight distribution system with the Draw-Tite trailer hitch if needed. A Class III, 2 inch hitch will allow for many more options when it comes to other...
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  • Which Glacier Tire Cables Fit Tire Size 225/60-17
  • The correct tire cable you would need for your tire size of 225/60-17 is actually the part # PW1038 and not the number you listed. These do satisfy all DOT requirements for tire chains. You will want to check your owners manual for any tire chain restrictions as well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2016/2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Subaru Outback changed enough between 2008 and 2016 that a hitch would not be able to fit both or be able to adapt to fit the other. The Draw Tite hitch part # 75673 is a fit for the 2016/2017 Outbacks and would be a great option. It's a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening that is compatible with more hitch accessories than 1-1/4 inch hitch accessories.
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  • Are Included Washers with Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack Used
  • The washers aren't mentioned in the instructions (you aren't the first to notice this), but you do want to use them otherwise the rack will wobble quite a bit. We haven't really seen issues with the screws not wanting to tighten all the way. I would make sure you have everything as square as possible, that the screws aren't cross-threaded, and then gently tighten the screws. If there is resistance back the screw off after pushing past the resistance and then go further repeating that till...
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  • Recommended S-Class Tire Traction Devices for 2016 Subaru WRX with P245/40-18X Tires
  • The online edition of the owner's manual for your 2016 Subaru WRX notes on page 8-10 that low-profile S-Class tire traction devices can be used on the car's front axle only. It further states that you should use only devices rated by their manufacturer as suitable on your specific tire size. We do have options for your P245/40-18X tire size that are shown on the linked page. These do not include any of the ISSE snow socks, please note. If you are looking for low-cost chains that will...
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  • Trailer Hitch Extender or Adapter for a Factory 1-1/4 Inch Hitch on a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • If you just need to extend the 1-1/4 inch receiver out then you can use extender # HES6. If you do need to go from a 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch then you can use # HTAD. But keep in mind that the use of an extender or adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent.
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  • Can Aries Seat Covers be Used on a Vehicle with Heated Seats
  • The side of the Aries seat covers # AA3142G that make contact with the vehicle seats is made of a thermoplastic rubber so the heat from a heated seat would not be a problem. But as far as the heat transferring to your backside it would take longer and won't feel as warm. Also sometimes heat and thermoplastic can create some discoloration on vinyl or leather seats though cloth seats should still be fine if they are a darker color.
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