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  • Roof Mount Kayak Carrier for a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek with Factory Roof Rack
  • There are several kayak carriers that will fit the factory crossbars on your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek. One option is the Yakima Even Keel, # Y04052. This carrier holds the kayak by the hull using 4 saddles. The center to center distance between the roof rack crossbars will need to be at least 24 inches to use this carrier. For a similar carrier that loads from the rear you can use the SweetRoll, # Y04074. The rear saddles on this carrier have rollers to make loading the kayak easier....
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  • Why Does Curt Hitch for 2015 Subaru Forester Require Hole Enlarging But Not Draw Tite
  • It looks like the carriage bolt spacers that come with the Curt Hitch part # C13144 are larger than the ones that come with the Draw Tite hitch part # 75876 and that is why the Curt hitch requires enlarging the holes on the vehicle to get the bolts to install. Because of that I can't recommend you install the Curt hitch without enlarging the holes.
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Subaru Forester for a Kuat NV Bike Carrier
  • Once installed, Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75876 or Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87654 will measure approximately 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear bumper. When folded up, the Kuat NV, # N101 or # N105, will be 7-7/8 inches back from the center of the pin hole so the NV will fit! Trailer hitches are given ratings with movement of the trailer or accessory in the hitch in mind so they do factor that in. The tongue weight capacity of the vehicle and hitch...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon with Raised Side Rails
  • For your 2010 Subaru Outback with raised side rails you would need the Yakima roof rack components part numbers # Y00408 and # Y00138 to give you a set of crossbars so that you can install your Yakima cargo box.
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  • Can a Canoe and Kayak be Carried at the Same Time on a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Thule does not yet have fit information for the 2016 Subaru Outback but they do for the 2015 models. Depending on how much space is available on the factory crossbars and the capacity of the factory roof rack you might be able to get both a kayak and canoe on the roof. The kayak can be carried on its side using The Stacker, # TH830. This will allow for the most amount of space for the canoe. And then for the canoe I recommend the Portage # TH819. Since you haven't purchased the vehicle...
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  • Will Curt T-Connector Wiring Harness C56040 Provide Power Supply To Trailer
  • The Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56040 will provide brake, tail, and left and right turn lights to a trailer with a 4-way flat connector. This wiring harness will not provide your trailer with a power supply. The harness requires a power supply because of the taillight converter built into the harness. The converter works to match the Subaru Forester's separate lighting with the trailer connector's combined lighting. I have attached an installation video of this wiring...
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  • Fitting Three Bikes on Thule Passage Trunk Mount Three Bike Carrier on 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Thule has determined that the three bike version of their Passage Trunk Mount Bike Rack, part # TH911XT is indeed a fit for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon. The rack can accommodate 3 bikes weighing up to 35 lbs each. If you're capable of lifting the bikes off the ground for a few seconds, you wouldn't have much trouble loading bikes on the rack. In order to get the bikes to fit, I'd recommend alternating the directions each bike faces. The cradles are capable of moving around a bit,...
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  • What Is The Height Dimension Of The Curt Reducer Bushing for Ball Mounts
  • The height of the Curt Reducer Bushing for Ball Mounts, part # C21100 is .551 inches. I have attached a photo of the busing with the dimension noted you can check out. You will want to check the thickness of your ball mount to make sure it is a good fit for you.
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  • 2015 Subaru Forester Hitch Recommendation without Drilling
  • You are correct, the Class III Draw Tite # 75876 and the Hidden Hitch part # 87654 that are confirmed as fits for your 2015 Subaru Forester do not require any drilling for installation whereas the Class II hitches do require it. Since nobody really wants to drill on their vehicle this is a big advantage for these hitches. Draw Tite and Hidden Hitch are both made by the same company so yes, the hitches are the exact same minus the stickers on them. I attached an install video for these...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • Yes, I checked with Yakima and the Quickback 3 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Subaru Crosstrek XV. We no longer carry this bike rack so I can't recommend it for you. The closest rack to the Quickback that we still carry is the Thule Raceway part # TH9002PRO. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes...
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  • 3 Bike Trunk Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • For your 2015 Subaru Forester with the electronic lift gate and spoiler the Hollywood Racks Over the Top part # HRF2-3 would be your best option. This rack has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle and since it has been designed for use on vehicles with spoilers like yours it would give you the best fit. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be interested in...
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  • Roof Rack Recommendations for 2014 Subaru Legacy
  • The # RTS508 you referenced is meant for use on the Range Rover Sport, which have holes installed in the roof for the tracks to connect to. This track system wouldn't work on your Legacy. Assuming that your 2014 Subaru Legacy has a bare roof, I'd recommend the Rhino Rack Euro Style Square Bar Roof Rack, which is made up of the # DS1375B crossbars and the # DK078 vehicle specific clamps. For a Vortex Aero Crossbar, use the # RRVA137B-2 for black aero-style crossbars or # RRVA137S-2 for...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Tekonsha Brake Controller part # 39523 with the install harness would work well on your 21013 Subaru Outback Wagon. You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # C56040. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way Adapter part # ETBC7. I attached installation instructions and an install video for this product...
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  • Seat Cover Recommendation For 2015 Subaru Forester
  • We do have seat covers that are designed to work with your 2015 Forester. For the front I recommend the 3D Universal Fit Bucket Seat and Headrest Protector, like part # UA314209. These covers are made of waterproof, polyester and thermoplastic rubber to keep dirt and liquids from reaching your seats. We also offer custom seat covers for the front bucket seats. These however, are not waterproof. I have attached a link to our product page for the covers we offer. They are available...
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  • Curt Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • The difference between the two hitches you referenced is the vehicles they fit. The part # C13135 fits 2013 - 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek and would be the correct hitch for your 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. Whereas the part # C13144 fits 2014 - 2016 Subaru Foresters. I attached an install video for the # C13135 for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or...
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  • Roof Cargo Basket for 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Rhino Rack Crossbars 29 inches Apart
  • Actually the Rola Cargo Basket part # 59504 MIGHT work for you, but it would be such a tight fit that I wouldn't recommend it as your best option. Instead I would recommend the Thule Canyon part # TH859 as it would fit your crossbar spread easily and would work well for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Outback
  • For your 2016 Subaru Outback Curt has the part # C13206. This hitch will fit as long as your Outback is not a Sport model. There is no option at this time for the Sport models. Since you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Draw-Tite/Hidden Hitch currently do not show a confirmed fit for the 2016 Subaru Outback but Curt does have a hitch option, # C13206. This hitch will fit as long as your Outback is not a Sport model. There is no option at this time for the Sport models. Since you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball,...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Subaru Forester and Lets Go Aero Cargo Carrier
  • To use the Let's Go Aero cargo carrier # HCR222 you would need a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver on your 2015 Subaru Forester. I recommend the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87654. This hitch is rated for 525 pounds tongue weight. But you will need to consult the Forester owner's manual for its tongue weight capacity. Whichever is lower, the hitch or the vehicle, is the capacity you need to go by. The carrier weighs 50 pounds so when calculating how much weight you have...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier for a 2015 Subaru Forester and 1 Road Bike and 1 Fat Bike
  • First, if your 2015 Subaru Forester does not have a trailer hitch I recommend installing a Class III hitch, # 87654. The 2 inch receiver will afford you more bike carrier options. Then for a bike carrier I recommend the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1450-FB which comes with the wheel cradles for fat bikes that will accept tires up to 5 inches wide so it will work with both tire sizes on your bikes. Or another option is to use the regular Sport Rider, # HR1450, and then add the fat...
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  • Brake Controller Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback
  • As long as the hubs on your trailer use standard hubs/spindles there is a way to install trailer brakes on it. I attached a help article for you to check out that details everything needed to add brakes to a trailer. You will need to start with a 4-way (if you do not have one). For that you would want the # 118467. From there you would need to convert the 4-way to a 7-way so that you can install the brake controller. For that you will want the Brake Controller Install Kit and 7-Way...
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  • Recommended Method to Transport 2 Kayaks on 2011 Subaru Outback to Retain Rear Hatch Clearance
  • For the most flexibility in placement of two kayaks on the roof of your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon you could use a foam block type kayak carrier such as SportRack # SR5530 directly on the roof itself, bypassing the front crossbar. The front block could be positioned more forward on the roof to still give you a wide front-to-back stance for kayak stability while giving you the ability to shift the kayaks more forward for a bit more room at the back end of the car. I cannot guarantee that...
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  • Hitch and Wheel Chair Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • For a 2015 Subaru Forester we do carry a Class III hitch confirmed to fit. For that you would want the part # 75876. This hitch has a 525 lb tongue weight rating which would be how much weight of a wheel chair and carrier it could transport. For a cargo carrier with a ramp for transporting the wheelchair you could use the part # MT70260 for an economic option or the Rage PowerSport Swing-Away, Hitch-Mounted Wheelchair and Scooter Carrier # SC500-AL105 that you referenced. I attached...
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  • Load Assist for Canoe Onto 2012 Subaru Outback
  • Yakima offers the DryDock Load Assist and Support Bar # Y02449-3. This vertical load assist will install in a trailer hitch at the rear of your vehicle, like the Hidden Hitch # 87568. The load assist is adjustable between 56 inches and 72 inches to accommodate your vehicle and crossbars. Yakima offers a foam block canoe carrier # Y04056 for their round crossbars, square crossbars, or for use on a naked roof. The Yakima blocks come with tie down straps, as well as bow and stern straps....
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2003 Subaru Outback to Carry a Road Bike
  • If your 2003 Subaru Outback is a Sport model then Curt trailer hitch # C11318 is the only option that will fit. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch for any non-trailer load (such as a bike rack...
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  • Trailer Lights Do Not Light Up When Connected to 2007 Subaru Outback with Working Wiring Harness
  • Since the new wiring harness on your 2007 Subaru Outback has power the issue must be on the trailer side. It does sound like a ground issue. There are numerous grounds on a trailer so there are a few places to check. Make sure that the vehicle side and trailer side connectors are clean and free of corrosion inside and out. The main connector grounds should be attached to clean and corrosion free bare metal surfaces. The light grounds should also be attached to clean and corrosion...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Hitch Bike Rack for 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • As our teachers used to tell us "there are no bad questions". It's still true! A 2-inch Class III hitch is definitely the way to go, both for capacity and compatibility. You'll simply be able to get more uses from a 2-inch hitch than a 1-1/4-inch since more products are available for the 2-inch size. For example, a cargo carrier designed for a 2-inch hitch will have much more weight capacity than one made for a smaller 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch. All hitches use the same mounting points...
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  • Recommended 2-Inch Hitch Bike Carrier for Touring and Hybrid Bikes on 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Thule, Saris and Yakima all provide really good after-sale customer support and spare parts availability but for use in Subaru OEM hitches Yakima hitch racks sometimes tend to fit best. This has to do with the position of the hitch pin hole. Since your bikes have fenders a frame-mount platform style rack like the Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack # Y02468 is a great choice. The TwoTimer tilting rack includes a hitch lock to secure the rack to your hitch, and you can add a cable lock...
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  • Availability of Friction Sway Control for Curt Hitch on 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • We offer friction sway control units like the Pro Series # 83660 and Curt # 17200 that you can use with your 2012 Outback Wagon. If you have a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch you will use Reese Sway-Control Bracket # RP26005, or part # RP26003 for a 2-inch hitch. Friction units like this are typically mounted on the passenger side of the trailer. I have linked an installation video for you.
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  • Roof Rack and Assisted Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • I checked with Thule and the Hullavator # TH898 can be used on your 2015 Subaru Forester, but you will need an aftermarket roof rack first. If you have factory raised side rails on your 2015 Subaru Forester you would want to go with the Thule Roof Rack that consists of part number # TH45050. If the roof of your vehicle is totally naked you would instead want the part numbers # THLB50, # TH460, and # THKIT3079.
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  • 2015 Subaru Cross Trek XC Snowboard Carrier Recommendation
  • The RockyMounts LiftOp Medium Locking Ski and Snowboard Carrier, # RKY1471, is designed to carry 4 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards and works with round, square, aero/elliptical, Euro-style slotted, and most factory crossbars. It should work well for you. The length of your crossbars would be long enough for this rack to install. It will fit 4 snowboards, but you will need to stack them two at a time to get them to install on the carrier. I attached a review video for this rack for you...
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  • Yakima Trunk Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I have a Yakima trunk mounted bike rack that will work great on your 2014 Subaru Outback, but the SuperJoe part # Y02629 that you referenced has been listed as a no-fit for your vehicle. Instead you would want the Yakima KingJoe 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Rack # Y02619 as it has been confirmed as a fit and would work well. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may also be...
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  • Best Window Visor Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • The Weather Tech Air Deflectors part # WT72735 that you referenced would not cause the window motors of your 2015 Subaru Forester to strain as the windows raise. These are one of the nicest sets of window visors available that have been designed to work well and not cause any window issues. We haven't had any customers come back and say there were any problems.
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  • Tandem Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • All of our roof mounted tandem bike racks require the use of an aftermarket set of crossbars. Your best option is going to be a trailer hitch mounted tandem rack. This will save you from having to lift a heavy tandem bike up to the roof of your vehicle. For a hitch you would want the part # 87568. Then for a bike rack you would want the RockyMounts Tandem Tailpipe Bike Rack part # RKY1031.
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  • Fit of Thule Passage Trunk Mount 2 Bike Rack on 2006 and 2015 Subaru Outback Wagons
  • The Thule Passage # TH910XT is indeed a fit for both the 2006 and the 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon. I've confirmed this for you with my Thule representative. If you'll be transporting women's bikes or bikes with sharply-angled top tubes, you might also consider a frame adapter bar like part # 64005. The bar spans the distance between the handlebar gooseneck and the seat post, which provides a secondary attachment point for the bike rack. This allows the bike to be carried level, which maximizes...
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  • Will Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier # Y02098 Fit Bars on 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Yakima ForkLift Roof Mounted Bike Carrier # Y02098 is designed with mounting hardware that fits many types and sizes of roof rack crossbars, including most factory rack bars. As long as your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon's crossbars are not larger than 3-7/8-inches wide or 1-7/8-inches tall the ForkLift will fit. The two bars' centers must be at least 16-inches apart to use one carrier, or at least 18-inches apart to use two carriers at once. The greater weight load of two racks and two...
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  • Hopkins Rear View Camera Recommendation for a 2001 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
  • Yes, the Hopkins Rear View Camera part # HM60195VA that you referenced will fit your 2001 Volkswagen Passat Wagon as this camera is a universal fit system that can fit virtually any vehicle. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Depth Of Lippert Screen Door Slider Panel
  • I spoke to my contact at Lippert about the depth of the Lippert Motor Home Entry Screen Door Bubble Slider Panel # LC234101. She informed me that the depth of the bubble slider panel is 13/16. From the furthest point out to the back measures approximately 1-3/16 inches. I have attached a diagram with the measurement on it for you.
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  • Will Pro Series Snap-Ring Swivel Jack # PS1400300303 Fit on Mount for Older Fulton Snap-Ring Jack
  • My contact at Fulton advised that their Magnum pull-pin snap-ring swivel jacks used a mounting ring diameter (2-1/2-inches) that is slightly different than what their sister-brand Pro Series uses on their Snap-Ring Swivel Jack # PS1400300303. This Pro Series jack may fit on the mount for your Fulton snap-ring jack but depending on its exact age it may not be an exact fit. My contact recommended you use the brand-specific mount for your jack. We also offer pipe-mount type swivel jacks...
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  • Trailer Hitch For 2015 Subaru Forester
  • All of our trailer hitches are aftermarket hitches. We do not carry any Subaru OEM hitches. Consumers of aftermarket vehicle accenssorie are protected under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This Act protects consumers of aftermarket vehicle accessories against unfair denial of warranty coverage unless the automaker can prove that the accessory in question caused the problem. If you're looking for an aftermarket trailer hitch for your Subaru, I recommend the Hidden Hitch # 87654....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback Behind a Motor Home
  • Blue Ox base plates # BX3604 do indeed fit the 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback models. The base plates are compatible with the Alpha tow bar as well, # BX7365. The tow bar is rated for 6,500 pounds and comes with safety cables. You will also need a lighting solution and supplemental braking to complete the flat towing set up. For light a simple magnetic kit, # C-ATL20A, will work and it bypasses the vehicle wiring for easy set up. For braking, I recommend the Blue Ox AutoStop, # BX8893-3050,...
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  • How to Determine if Rola Roof Basket Will Fit 2015 Subaru Outback with Factory Roof Rack
  • Since the Rola roof cargo basket # 59504 doesn't have a specific vehicle fit list you will need to do a little measuring on your 2015 Subaru Outback to determine if it will fit the factory crossbars. First measure the center to center distance from one crossbar to the other. Then measure the width of a crossbar. The Rola basket will fit crossbar spreads of 26-1/4", 30", 33-3/4", or 37-1/2" on bars that are up to 1-1/4" tall x 3-1/4" wide. If the crossbars on your Outback meet these specifications...
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  • Recommended Black Floor Mats for 2015 Subaru Forester Limited
  • Currently Husky Liners offers a set of black front and rear floor mats for the 2015 Subaru Forester Limited, part # HL99881, that are custom-fit contoured thermoplastic. The other option is 4-piece set # CC76306625 from Covercraft which are thick nylon pile carpet with a rubberized backing. At this time 3D has not released custom MAXpider mats for your Forester. All available black mats for your car can be seen using the link provided.
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  • 2 Kayak Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • The Rhino Rack Kayak Carrier part # S510 would attach to your crossbars on your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek and would work well. This carrier comes with everything needed to attach to your crossbars plus straps for securing a kayak to the carrier. If you are looking for a carrier that would be better suited for carrying 2 kayaks on the very short crossbars of your vehicle the part # Y04041 would be a better choice. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out as well.
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  • Economical Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Subaru Forester with 2 Inch Hitch
  • I recommend taking a look at the Swagman G10 2-Bike Rack, # S64681. This rack has everything that you are looking for! It is economical, includes a combination hitch lock and cable lock to secure the rack to your vehicle and your bikes to the rack, and also has the tilt down feature to allow you access to the cargo area. The G-10 also offers a folding feature but to ensure that there is sufficient clearance on your 2014 Subaru Forester you will want to take a quick measurement. If the...
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  • Recommended Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2014 Subaru Forester
  • We offer three 2-inch Class III hitches for your 2014 Subaru Forester that are viewable on the included link and the one I recommend is the Curt # C13144 because it offers the same towing capacities as the other choices but costs a little bit less. An install video and article with installation tips are included for you. The recommended ball mount for use with your hitch is # C45030 and with it you can use hitch lock # 7683 to secure it. You'll also need a hitch ball of the size to match...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a Subaru Forester with a Class II Hitch
  • Ideally you would want to remove the 2 inch adapter installed in your 1-1/4 inch Class II hitch on your 2006 Subaru Forester and go with a 1-1/4 inch hitch bike rack since adapters like this end up cutting the capacity of the hitch in half. Since the hitch is a Class II hitch you can use 4 bike racks, but they would have to be hanging bike racks like the Thule Vertex part # TH9029XT. See review video. For a 3 bike platform rack that would also work well the Kuat Transfer part # TS03G...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Bike Carrier for a 2006 Subaru Outback
  • If your 2006 Subaru Outback is NOT a Sport model then you can install a Class III trailer hitch, # 87446, and carry all 3 bikes. Then you could use 3-bike carrier # 59403 which can tilt, has anti-sway cradles, and a built-in cable lock. It also fits both 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches. I have linked a video review for you. For towing you will need a few more items. I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with...
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  • Is 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver Available for 2006 Outback Impreza Sport Wagon
  • The only hitch receiver available for your 2006 Subaru Impreza Sport Wagon is going to be a Class I with a 1-1/4 inch opening like the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24710. The frame on your Impreza is not able to handle the towing capacities of the higher class of hitch so they do not make a 2 inch hitch for your vehicle. Since it sounds like you already own a bike rack that is designed for a 2 inch hitch you would need an adapter like part # HTAD to be able to use...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback
  • I have a solution for you, but the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75742 that you referenced is designed to fit Honda CR-V's so it would not work for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon. Instead you would want the # 75673. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes...
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  • Would the Yakima FullTilt bike Racks fit a 2015 Subaru Forester with OEM Hitch
  • If the hitch you have on your 2015 Subaru Forester is a Class II hitch then yes, both the 4 bike # Y02462 Fulltilt and the 5 Bike # Y02463 Fulltilt bike racks would fit and work well. This rack will fit 2 inch and 1-1/4 inch hitches. If you are unsure the classification of your hitch you can check the capacity of it to get an idea. If the tongue weight capacity is 200 lbs then you have a Class I hitch. If it is more than 200 lbs then most likely it is Class II. I attached a help article...
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Carrier for a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • The Thule Raceway bike carrier has gone through several generations, TH9001, TH9001XT, and the newest version, # TH9001PRO. Any of them will fit a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek but the older versions have all but disappeared so go with the PRO, # TH9001PRO! However, if your vehicle has a spoiler at the top of the hatch then none of them will fit. The only 2-bike trunk mount carrier I recommend if the vehicle has a spoiler is the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top rack # HRF2. This rack has an additional...
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  • Can Thule # TH910XT Passage Trunk Mount 2-Bike Rack Carry Beach Cruisers
  • Because the Thule passage carries bikes by the frame, the width of the tires won't affect the bike fit on the rack. As long as the single bike weight is under 35 lbs and the combined weight of the two bikes carried on the rack isn't greater than 70 lbs, the Passage will handle your bikes just fine. If you'll be transporting women's bikes or bikes with sharply-angled top tubes, you might also consider a frame adapter bar like part # 64005. The bar spans the distance between the handlebar...
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  • Pin Hole to Bumper Clearance Dimension for Curt Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch for 2015 Subaru Forester
  • The Draw Tite Hitch # 75876 and the Hidden Hitch part # 87654 will have a distance of 6-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper. It's pretty close to the Curt hitch part # C13144 that you referenced as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Step or Ball Mount for a 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon So People Won't Park Close
  • If your 2010 Subaru Outback is a Sport model with single exhaust the most cost effective hitch is # C11315. If it is not a Sport model then the most cost effective hitch is # C12290. For either of these hitches you could add an actual step if you wanted, # CR-605. Or you could just add a ball mount such as # C45572.
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  • Is Drilling Required for Hidden Hitch Class III Hitch but Not Class I Hitch for 2014 Subaru Forester
  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and he explained the Hidden Hitch Class I Hitch # 90228 is a newer hitch with different smaller hardware so hole enlargement is unnecessary, whereas The Hidden Hitch Class III hitch # 87654, is a bit older and uses larger square spacers which do require attachment hole enlargement.
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  • Recommended Roof Rack For 2015 Subaru Forester
  • The roof racks we offer that are designed for your 2015 Forester have feet that are installed to the OEM attachment points on the roof of your Vehicle. We do not have a schematic or print of the roof construction that would show where the cross supports are located so I cannot recommend installing a system like the Yakima Track System. The roof rack I recommend for your Forester is the Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack System. This system includes the 48 inch long round crossbars, the control...
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  • Replacement Strap for Thule SUP Taxi Paddleboard Carrier
  • The strap is available for the Thule SUP Taxi # TH810XT. The strap assembly is # 7521092003 and includes one strap assembly. A longer version is not available. For the chafe guards on the straps, should they need to be replaced as well, it is # 8522946001 for 1.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier that Fits when Folded Up on a 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Curt cargo carrier # C18151 will be a little too close for comfort on your 2012 Subaru Outback because when folded it measures 6 inches from the center of the pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier. I recommend carrier # C18153 because when it is folded it measures 9 inches from the center of the pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier. I have linked a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Subaru WRX Limited
  • I checked with Curt and trailer hitch # C11408 is indeed listed as a fit for your 2016 Subaru WRX Limited. There is one picture from the instructions which I have added for you. I have also linked the instructions. You will not have to remove the bumper to install the hitch. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is # C45521. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And for trailer wiring you can use # 56146KIT to add a 4-Way flat connector. If...
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  • 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Wagon Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation
  • I checked with Thule and the Raceway part # TH9001PRO that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon so I would recommend it for you. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The cables store inside the rack so there are no loose straps...
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  • Do Both Versions of the Softride Dura Bike Rack have Same Pin Hole Dimensions
  • The Softride Hydraulic Assist Dura part # SR26321 and the non-assisted version part # SR26247 that you referenced have the same pin hole to mast/steel plate dimensions. When used with 2" receiver the distance from center of hitch pin hole to back of steel top plate: 3-1/2" and then when used with 1-1/4 inch hitch it would be 6 inches.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Subaru Outback Behind a Motor Home
  • The Roadmaster XL base plates # 920-1 are a fit for your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon and the Stowmaster tow bar # RM-501. The Tow bar does fold up and store on the tow vehicle. There are no speed restrictions when the tow bar is folded up but it wouldn't take much just to remove the tow bar to avoid any unforeseen issues. The fasteners on your Outback appear to be push-in fasteners. There is a special tool you can use to make removing them easy, # IB35260. You will also need safety...
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  • Constant Voltage on Curt Trailer Wiring Harness Running Light Circuit on 2013 Subaru Outback
  • It does sound like there is a short or other problem inside the converter box of Curt trailer wiring harness # C56040. The only fix is to replace the harness with a new one on your 2013 Subaru Outback. I recommend the Tow Ready harness # 118467 because we hear about less issues with them. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation.
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  • Recommended Hitch-Mount 2-Bike Rack for 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon with 1-1/4-Inch OEM Hitch
  • Subaru's OEM hitches do have their hitch pin hole close to the end of the receiver tube. This means that there will be less of a bike rack's shank portion inside the hitch tube and this can raise the concern about stress on and damage to the hitch tube from leverage from the rack's shank. The Kuat Sherpa 2 # S103 is a superb lightweight aluminum rack that will fit the hitch but there are other racks like the cost-effective Let's Go Aero VeeMe V2 wheel-mount rack # VME-V2 that are super...
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  • Kayak Carrier for a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon and 75.8 Pound Kayak
  • The kayak you have is just slightly over the capacity of the Thule Hull-A-Port kayak carrier # TH834 so I would go with a carrier with a higher capacity. the Rhino-Rack carrier # S510 is rated for 99 pounds and would be a better option. I have included a link to a video review of this kayak for you.
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  • Why Does a Hitch Have Towing Capacities that are Listed as Weight Distributing
  • Trailer hitches are rated in two ways. The most common rating is weight carrying. This rating is for towing a trailer with a standard ball mount that transfers all of the trailer tongue weight to the towing vehicle. The second rating is weight distribution. A weight distribution system is used to reduce sag at the back of the vehicle when a trailer is attached and to transfer the tongue weight of the trailer to the vehicle and trailer axles, making the hitch capable of higher trailer...
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  • Kayak Rack Recommendations for 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Sounds like your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon has factory installed crossbars that run side to side so the Yakima BigStack, # Y04041, is a direct fit. It does come with everything you will need to mount the carrier and secure up to 2 kayaks. You will hook the straps to a metal surface on the bumper, tow loop or frame hole using the hook. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller to a 2010 Subaru Outback with 4-Way
  • the 4- and 7-Way installation Kit # ETBC7 has both a 4-Way flat and a 7-Way blade style connector. You would use one or the other but not both at the same time. A 4-Way only provides the basic lighting functions. A 7-Way has the lighting functions but also a brake output circuit, 12 volt power, and reverse lights or auxiliary power. So you can tow trailers that use just a 4-Way flat or ones that use a 7-Way RV style connector. I have included some links that show and explain the ETBC7...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2000 Subaru Legacy
  • For your 2000 Subaru Legacy we have 1-1/4 inch hitches available like the # 36284, but since 2 inch hitches are generally reserved for larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks there are none available for your vehicle. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Measure for Correct Bearing Buddy Size
  • You will want to use a digital caliper to measure the inner diameter of the hub bore, where the grease cap sits. When choosing a Bearing Buddy, you will want to choose one that is a few thousandths of an inch larger than the hub bore opening. I have attached a link to all of our Bearing Buddy parts for you.
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  • Does the Yakima HighLite Bike Carrier Come with a Hitch Lock
  • The Yakima HighLite bike carrier # Y02439 has a lock built into the anti-rattle knob. When the knob is tightened and then locked it cannot be take out of the hitch. I have included a link to a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Is There Drilling Required for Installation of Hidden Hitch on a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrack
  • None of the aftermarket trailer hitches for your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek come out through the knockout in the rear bumper. The hitch will end up below the rear bumper. There would be no drilling required to install the Hidden Hitch part # 60303, but you will need to enlarge a couple access holes with a rotary tool or file.
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  • Recommended Roof Cargo Bag For 2006 Toyota Sienna And 2010 Subaru Outback
  • To find a carrier for both the 2010 Outback and the 06 Sienna, you may have more luck with a cargo bag versus a cargo box. The cargo bag I recommend is the Rightline Gear Roof Cargo Carrier, part # RL100S30. This is a large 18 cu ft bag that is waterproof which is really nice when carrying any cargo on the roof of your vehicles. This will work with crossbars, side rails, or naked roofs and measures 48 inches long x 40 inches wide, x 19 inches tall. We also carry a cable lock that works...
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  • Recommended Roof Cargo Bag For 2006 Toyota Sienna And 2010 Subaru Outback
  • To find a carrier for both the 2010 Outback and the 06 Sienna, you may have more luck with a cargo bag versus a cargo box. The cargo bag I recommend is the Rightline Gear Roof Cargo Carrier, part # RL100S30. This is a large 18 cu ft bag that is waterproof which is really nice when carrying any cargo on the roof of your vehicles. This will work with crossbars, side rails, or naked roofs and measures 48 inches long x 40 inches wide, x 19 inches tall. We also carry a cable lock that works...
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  • Trailer Hitch Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2004 Subaru Forester
  • Since your hitch is recessed about 5-6 inches under the bumper of your 2004 Subaru Forester the SoftRide Element bike rack part # SR26248 wouldn't work for you but I do have a similar bike rack I can recommend for you. The most popular bike rack we have that would fit your hitch is the Thule Hitching Post part # TH934XTR. This 4 bike rack would work well and has plenty of clearance from the pin hole to the upright portion of the rack. This rack has 13-1/2 inches from the pin hole to...
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  • Lock Recommendations for a Pro Series Bike Rack 63124
  • For a locking hitch pin to use with the Pro Series Bike Rack part # 63124 that you referenced the # 5200 would fit and work well. The best way to secure the top portion of the rack and your bikes would be to use a cable lock like part # CAB-10. I attached a review video for this lock as well.
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  • Lock Recommendations for a Pro Series Bike Rack 63124
  • For a locking hitch pin to use with the Pro Series Bike Rack part # 63124 that you referenced the # 5200 would fit and work well. The best way to secure the top portion of the rack and your bikes would be to use a cable lock like part # CAB-10. I attached a review video for this lock as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2010 Subaru Forester and Yakima FourTimer Bike Carrier
  • Yes, the Yakima FourTimer bike carrier # Y02469 is compatible with the Curt trailer hitch # 13147 for a 2010 Subaru Forester. However, Curt does say that you need to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using this hitch for a bike carrier. Since the carrier isn't really designed for that I recommend going with Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87493. It does not require a strap.
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  • Recommended Transmission Cooler For 2007 Subaru Tribeca
  • Transmission coolers are not always listed for vehicle because they are not vehicle specific. You can choose the transmission cooler you want as long as you have sufficient room. I have attached a drawing that shows the best locations to install a cooler on a vehicle. If you have enough room I recommend a cooler like part # D13503. This is a plate-fin cooler that measures 11 x 8-3/4 x 7/8 inches. I have attached a link to the transmission coolers we offer. They have the dimensions...
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  • Recommended Class II Trailer Hitch for Towing Small Utility Trailer w/ 2008 Subaru Forester
  • The Curt Class II trailer hitch you referenced, part # C12038 has a 3500 lb towing/350 lb tongue weight capacity. If you'll only be using the hitch for towing a trailer, it should work just fine for you. However, if you're wanting to use the hitch as an attachment point for other hitch mounted accessories like a cargo carrier or a bike rack, it wouldn't be the best choice. Curt's warranty requirement state that all non-trailer loads need to use a stabilizing strap, like part # 18050. The...
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  • Using Bike Carrier for 2 Inch Receiver on a Class I Hitch on a 2008 Subaru Outback
  • Twelve pounds over is pretty close, and we don't usually factor in the weight of the adapter # HTAD. Considering those facts, if you were to take the seats off of the bikes to reduce the weight even more then you would likely be right at that 100 pounds and it would work. You could also add a stabilization strap # 18050 to reduce the stress on the hitch. I linked a video showing how it works.
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  • 2014 Subaru Forester Roof Rack Recommendation
  • To complete a roof rack on your 2014 Subaru Forester all you would need are the components that you referenced: Inno Aero Crossbars # INXB100-2 Inno Stays for Multi Systems # INXS300 Inno Fit Kit Hooks # INTR145
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  • Are the Square Blocks Needed to Install Trailer Hitch 87654 on a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • Those square spacers will be needed to install trailer hitch # 87654 because without them the bolts would just spin when you went to torque them down. Those blocks prevent that from happening. The blocks and bolts do go into the frame through the access holes on the frame rails using the fishwire technique. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Impreza
  • At this time the only trailer wiring harness I can recommend for a 2015 Subaru Impreza hatchback is a universal kit like the part # 119190KIT that will hardwire to the vehicle. The part # C56111 is for older model Imprezas so I cannot recommend it for you. The Curt Hitch part # 11286 that you referenced has also been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Impreza
  • At this time the only trailer wiring harness I can recommend for a 2015 Subaru Impreza hatchback is a universal kit like the part # 119190KIT that will hardwire to the vehicle. The part # C56111 is for older model Imprezas so I cannot recommend it for you. The Curt Hitch part # 11286 that you referenced has also been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13144 For 2014 Subaru Forester Also Fit the 2012 Model
  • When it comes to a Class III hitch for a 2012 Subaru Forester, we offer Curt # 13147, Hidden Hitch # 87493, and Draw-Tite # 75650. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, # C13144, is designed for the 2014 which is a different generation of the Forester so it will not work for the 2012 model.
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  • Where to Mount a Brake Controller on a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • I looked up interior pics of a 2015 Subaru Forester and it looks like there is a storage area underneath the radio/AC controls that would work well for installing your brake controller.
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  • Keyed Alike Flush Mount Locking Door Latches
  • I called my contact at Redline, and they told me that they use the same lock and key for their flush mount door latches. So you could order 4 of part # L1883 and they would all be keyed alike. If you need a larger latch, 4 of part # L3980 would also be keyed alike. Both of these flush mount locking door latches use the same key number.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon With 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • When using any hitch mounted accessory one of the most important things to know is whether the hitch mounted item will clear the back of the vehicle. You can take a simple measurement to find out. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Place the straight edge vertically against the back of the spare tire, letting it extend below the trailer hitch receiver opening. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin to the straight edge. This will give you...
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  • Where Does Trailer Wiring Plug Into on a 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5XT
  • On the 2008 Subaru Forester the connector you are looking for should be rearward of a long junction box with wires going in and out of it on the driver's side based on your pictures. It is potentially concealed by being wrapped up in electrical tape. Follow the wiring coming out of that box and you should eventually come across the connector. But it may not be easily visible and you may need to cut away tape or protective loom to get to it. The wiring branches off and the connector usually...
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  • Parts Needed to Mount Thule Summit Cargo Box to 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon with Factory Roof Rack
  • I am assuming that you are speaking of the Thule Summit Cargo Box and are looking to mount it to the factory roof rack on your 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon. I spoke with my contact at Thule and as long as your friend has all of the mounting hardware for the cargo box you won't need anything additional. The box will mount directly to your factory roof rack. If the hardware for the cargo box is missing you will need Replacement QM3 - Quick Mount Hardware, # TH04997.
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  • Will the Thule Sidekick part # TH682 fit Crossbars of a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I checked with Thule and the Sidekick part # TH682 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon with factory crossbars. The inside dimensions are 51-1/2" long x 23-1/2" wide with a height of 15 inches. You would need to compare that to the dimensions of your golf bags. Thule states that the box will easily carry 2 sets of golf clubs so it should work fine. Your bag dimensions will determine how much extra room you would have.
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  • Trailer Connector Has Current All The Time After Being Moved From 2000 To 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118461 is designed to fit both the 2000 and 2006 Outback Wagon as long as it is not a Sport model. After connecting the T-One harness you should not show any current on any of the pins unless they are activated like stepping on the brake or using the turn signals. If you have all of the connections secure and the key is off and you are showing current on one of the trailer connector pins, there is probably a short in one of the circuits...
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  • Roof Rack and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2007 Subaru Legacy Wagon Naked Roof
  • To carry bikes on the roof of your 2007 Subaru Legacy the first thing you will need is a roof rack. Now if you have a totally naked roof you will want to use the following components to complete your rack, part number # DS118B and # DK082. Once installed you could then use the RockyMounts TieRod bike rack part # RKY1012 for each of your bikes.
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  • Best Trunk Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • Yes, the Thule Raceway part # TH9001PRO that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon so I would recommend it for your. What makes this rack far superior to the others is the attachment system. It uses 4 retractable coated steel cables to attach to the vehicle rather than 6 nylon straps like other racks. This makes installation quick and easy and the cables also last longer. The cables store inside the rack so there are no loose straps ends to...
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  • Sway Control and Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • For your 2013 Subaru Outback the Hidden Hitch part # 87568 would be a great option for you as it has a 2 inch opening and Class III capacities. None of the hitches we offer for your vehicle are rated for use with a weight distribution system. Usually this has more to do with the vehicle than the hitch itself. Since the hitch manufacturers specifically say not to use a WD system I can't recommend one for you. Instead you could use a friction sway control unit like the part # 83660 to...
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  • Dimensions of Square Opening on Swagman Replacement Wheel Hoop for XTC Series Bike Carriers # P318
  • Swagman Replacement Wheel Hoop for XTC Series Bike Carriers # P318 has a square opening that measures 1-1/8-inch x 1-1/8-inch to allow installation on racks like their # S64670 and # S64665. We also offer lots of other Swagman bike rack replacement parts that you can see on the link provided.
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  • Bearing Buddy Recommendation for a Trailer Hub with 1.974 Bore
  • The closest bearing buddy we have would be the 1.980 part # BB1980A that it sounds like already tried. The next smallest size we have is the 1.968 part # BB1968 which unless you measured wrong would be too small. I am surprised you couldn't get the # BB1980A to fit. That should be close enough to make it work, it could be that you need to use a hammer and a board to lightly tap it into place.
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  • Karrite Voyager Replacement Hinge and Broken Key
  • It is very likely that replacement Spring Hinge # SR03810 will fit your Karrite Explorer cargo box. The SportRack Explorer, Sears X-Cargo, and Karrite Explorer are all related and do use many of the same parts. Though we have not tested it on a Karrite Explorer, I am 99 percent sure it will work. Your best bet would be to take the lock to a locksmith, who should be able to remove the broken portion of the key. One the key is removed, we can get you a replacement if you need one. The...
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