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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Subaru Impreza

Today I have a 2007 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. We're gonna show you part number 56146KIT. All right now these are the parts that we get in the kit. First off, this our module right here. This gets installed in the vehicle, controls the lights going out to your trailer. Got two wire harnesses here. We got these four wires right here.



Rola 21x55 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2006 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2006 Subaru Impreza we're going to be doing a test fit of the 21 by 55" Rola cargo carrier. It's going to have a steel construction, 300 pound weight capacity, and come with an 1-1/4" shank for your class one and two hitches. It's going to be part number 59507. Your hitch pin and clip are not included with this, so if you'd like to obtain one you can get it on our website, part number PC2. It looks something like this. Let's get it inserted into the class one hitch that we have here today. Insert your shank into your receiver and line up your pinholes.



Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2006 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2006 Subaru Impreza we're going to be doing a test fit of the Surco 20 by 48 cargo carrier. It's going to be a steel construction with a 300 pound weight capacity. Has an 1-1/4" shank for our class one hitch that we have here today and it will be part number 52017. Again, that's part number 52017. Let's go ahead and get it fitted in today. Also note that your hitch pin and clip are not included with this, so if you'd like to obtain one you can get it on our website, part number PC2. Once you have your shank inserted, line up your pinholes and insert your hitch pin and your clip.



Saris Axis Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2006 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2006 Subaru Impreza, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Saris Axis, this is going to be your hanging style 2 bike rack. It does come with an 1 1/4 shank as well as a 2 inch adapter but we're not going to be using the adapter because we do have a class 1 hitch here today. This is going to be part number SA832B. We'll take our shank, insert it to our class 1 1 1/4 receiver and then line up our pin holes. Do remember that your pin holes line up or thread in with the Saris from the driver side. All right we'll thread that in as far as we can by hand.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Subaru Impreza - Curt

Today on our 2006 Subaru Impreza we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the CURT custom fit class one trailer hitch, part number C11318. Here you can see what the hitch looks like once it's installed on the vehicle. Now, as you can see, it comes down maybe just a little further than some of the others that I've seen here, but it was also a little easier to put in the car because of the way this is designed here. It's a little bit thinner area that goes over our exhaust system, so kind of some give and some take there. It hangs down here, which is a little different I think than what some of the other ones do. Aesthetically, you may decide you like one over the other. Something we did like about this this hitch is that it mounts using just four bolt hole locations rather than the six.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Subaru Impreza - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2006 Subaru Impreza we're going to be installing the Hidden Hitch custom fit class one trailer hitch receiver. Part number 60823. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you've got it installed on your Impreza. As you can see it comes across the rear pretty nicely. Just hangs down from that buffer slightly. No more than what the rear cover did on this one which is the STI. These are factory mounting locations on each side so you're not going to have to worry about pulling through any wires, any kind of fish wiring.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Subaru Impreza - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 Subaru Impreza we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit sport frame trailer hitch receiver. This is a class one 1-1/4" hitch. Its part number is 24710. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once you've got it installed on your Impreza. As you can see, it comes across the rear pretty nicely. Just hangs down from that bumper slightly no more than what the rear cover did on this one, which was the STI. Uses factory mounting locations on each side so you're not going to have to worry about pulling through any wires, any kind of fish wiring, anything like that.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza we're going to do a test fit on the Rhino Rack 2500 Series Vortex Aero roof rack system. Today we're using the bars, part number RRVA118B-2. The foot pack kit is part number RRLKVA, and we're using the foot pack; part number is Dk292. Now as you can see we've already installed the rear bar on the vehicle so we want to show you, take you through how we do it on the front here. Essentially we've fixed mounting locations here on the Subaru so we'll just use our finger or we'll use a small screwdriver, something to pry that door up and open. We're then going to take our fixed point extension here and we're going to thread that right into one of the two holes. Now refer to your instructions so it can give you a little more detail than than.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza we're going to do a test fit on the Kuat Trio. This is a roof mounted fork clamp style bike rack in the black and chrome that I have here. Part number is TR02. We also have in a nice gun metal gray and orange finish. That part number is RU01. We've already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System installed. We'll begin our test fit by just placing the roof rack up onto the roof line.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Subaru Impreza - Curt

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza Hatchback, were going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch receiver, part number C11286.Now, heres what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier.From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, we have 10 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper, we have 2 inches.Now, lets go ahead and install our hitch. Now, were going to begin over here on the driver side. Were going to need to remove two rubber plugs to open up our mounting locations. One is right here, and the other one is right here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Subaru Impreza - Curt

Audio: Today, on our 2014 Subaru Impreza, we are going to be installing the Curt trailer hitch receiver, part# C11286. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground, you have 10.5". From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper, we have 2.5". Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch. Let's begin our installation by pointing out the mounting locations that we'll be using to install our hitch to the vehicle's frame. There's a total of 4 mounting locations, 2 on each side. There will be one right here as well as one right here.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza, we are going to do a test fit on the Rocky Mounts PitchFork. This is a roof-mounted, fork-clamp style, bike rack. Part Number on it is RKY1014.Now as you can see we have already got the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack System installed, so we will just place our rack up here on the vehicle. We will remove the black cover located at the front and separate the two metal, rubber-coated, straps from the head. We will bring them around the under-side of our bar, center the head of the carrier onto the bar, and then we are going to fit these right back in. With those in the appropriate position we can now take our wrench and just start tightening that on down.



Thule Sprint Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza were going to do a test fit on the Thule Sprint. This is a roof mounted fork clamp style bike rack. The part number on it is TH528. Now we already have our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack system installed on our vehicle, so well begin our test fit by placing the rack right up onto the roof line of the vehicle. As you can see, we've got a black rubber coated metal strap. On the bottom of each of our clamps we want to be sure that those come around the lower side. We've got our front positioned where we want.



Thule Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza, we're going to do a test fit on the Thule Paceline. This is a roof-mounted fork clamp-style bike rack. The part number on it is TH527. As you can see, we're already got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack system installed on the vehicle. We're going to begin our test fit just by placing the rack right up onto the roofline. We've got two levers that we want to lift, the front and rear. It's going to allow us once it's done, to separate the lower portion of our clamp from the upper. We'll then slide it rearward.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2013 Subaru Impreza

Today on our 2013 Subaru Impreza, we're going to do a test fit on the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail. This is a roof mounted fork clamp style bike rack. The part number on it is RBC035. As you can see we've got our Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack system already installed on the Subaru. We'll begin our test fit by placing the rack onto the load bars, as we do this we want to hold down on the two black rubber coated metal straps allowing them to come around the underside, around to the front side of the bar here. We'll then lift up on the black cap, bring that off, bring our straps around, fit them into the indentations located here on the front side and then we're going to tighten down the single bolt located here in the middle. Great thing about this bolt is that it's going to tighten down both of our straps at the same time. So we've only got one thing to do here at the front to get the rack secured.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Impreza- Hidden Hitch

All right, today on this 2009 Subaru Impreza, we're going to install part number 60303 from Hidden Hitch. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the car. Next we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories. Such as; a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 11 inches. And from the center of a hitch pin hole to the edge of your bumper came out to about 2-1/4 inches.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2009 Subaru Impreza

All right, today in this 2009 Subaru Impreza we are going to install Part No. C56111 from Curt. First thing we need to do is lift up the back hatch so we can get access to the taillights. There will be two bolts on each taillight that we have to remove so that we can take the taillight off. Once we have the bolts removed, we gently pry or pull straight back so that we can release the taillight from the car. Then we need to release the wire harness from the taillights. There is a small tab that we can push down and it unlocks it and we can pull it apart. Once we have our taillights disconnected, we go ahead and set them off to the side. Now we can go ahead and start installing our wiring harness.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Impreza - Curt

Today's 2009 Subaru Impreza, we're going to install part number C11315 from CURT. This is what the hitch looks like once installed on the car. Next, we'll give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground, will be around 11 inches. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper, will be about 2 inches. Now, we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is go ahead and lower the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Impreza - Draw-Tite

All right, today on this 2009 Subaru Impreza, were going to install part number 24886 from Draw-Tite. All right, this is what the hitch looks like once installed on the car. Next, well give you some measurements that will help you out in selecting some accessories such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 11 inches. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the edge of the bumper came in to about two and a quarter inches. Now well go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing that you do is go ahead and lower the exhaust.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Subaru Impreza - Curt

Today on our 2007 Subaru Impreza, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C11318. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 5". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 10". This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a bike rack or cargo carrier.





Subaru Impreza Questions

  • In the owner's manual for your 2015 Subaru Outback, it should state whether the acceptable tire chains are limited to Class S Compatible. If you are unable to find that information in the manual, the dealership should be able to answer that question for you. The concern when considering tire chains is due to the clearance needed. Traditional chains might not be recommended for your vehicle. Minimum clearances must be maintained around spring clips, fenders, braces, splash...
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  • Installation of the T3 cradle replacement strap is pretty straight forward. You will need to remove the end cap from the end of the bike support arm, a Phillips screw typically holds the cap in place. Next use a small amount of soap and water to help the cradles, # 853-5829, slide off easily. Once you have the cradles off installation is just the reverse, orient the strap, cradle and anti sway bracket, if needed, together and then slide them on to the correct position. I...
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  • There are a lot of ski and snowboard racks available. The main difference is the quantity of skis and snowboards they can carry. Some have added features that might make the rack more user friendly, like the top rated Thule racks. Thule has the Thule Flat Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier, # TH92725, and the Thule Pull Top Ski and Snowboard Carrier, # TH92726. I like to recommend the Pull Top Carrier because it has an added feature that allows the rack on top of the roof to slide...
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  • Unfortunately we have not had the chance to test the Thule K Summit Tire Chains, TH02230K23, on a 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport. I spoke with my contact at Thule and the K Summit tire chains require a 0 millimeter clearance. As long as the chains are installed properly they should work. I went out to the warehouse and measured the thickness of the plastic traction plate which is 9.9 millimeters. I have attached a photo showing the measurement and that should give you some idea of...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and Base Plate Kit, # 916-1 is the correct base plate kit for your 2003 Subaru Impreza. The Base Plate Kit, # 1148-1, is the correct kit for your 1998 Toyota 4Runner. The RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, # RM-520, that you mentioned is a good, economical choice with many great features like a quick disconnect system, telescoping arms for easy hookup, and a full length steel cross bar to help support your vehicle frame. As for a towing...
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  • I do have some bike rack solutions for your 2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback as long as it does not have a spoiler, but a hitch is not yet available. You can use a trunk mount bike rack (see link). I recommend the Raceway 2 bike, # TH9001PRO or the 3 bike model, # TH9002PRO. These racks are the easiest and quickest installation of any trunk mount bike rack I have seen because they use retractable cables instead of straps. I have included a link to the installation details and...
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  • For the 2012 Impreza Hatchback, the correct hitch would be the Curt # C11286. For WRX or WRX STi Hatchback models, the correct hitch would be # C11120. The # 11317 you mention is a fit for the WRX Sedan model only. Of all the hitch manufacturers we deal with, I believe Curt does the best job on their installation instructions. I have linked you to the instructions for both hitches mentioned above. If you click the provided link, you can see a video showing the hitch being installed...
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  • The Rhino Rack 2500 Series cross bars measure 3-1/2 inches wide by 1-1/2 inches tall. Most of the Thule roof-mounted racks that use clamps like the Circuit, # TH526 or the Sidearm, # TH594XT will fit your cross bar. Other Thule racks can use an adapter to mount in the slot on top of the bar should fit, as the slot is of similar dimension to those used on Thule Aero Blade cross bars. If you would care to respond with the specific model number of your Thule bike rack, I would...
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  • Curt trailer hitch # C11318 will fit your 2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. It does indicate this in the instructions which I have linked for you to check out. If you plan on doing some towing then the correct ball mount is # C45022. For a pin and clip use # PC2. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch use # 19258. And for trailer wiring use # 56146KIT. If you plan on using the rack for a bike rack or cargo carrier then Curt requires the use of stabilization...
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  • I contacted our representative at Curt about installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # 11318, on your 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. He informed me that there will be minimal trimming on your rear bumper fascia at the very bottom approximately 1/2 inch by 1/2 area, possibly less. Since the trimming will be at the very bottom of the bumper fascia, it should not be very noticeable. To trim the bumper fascia, you could use a utility knife, tin snips or a dremel tool. This trimming...
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  • The reason class II trailer hitches are not recommended for your 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport is because your vehicle has a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 lbs and maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. I confirmed these capacities with my local Subaru dealer. This information can also be found in your owners manual under the towing section. Trailer hitch manufacturers design trailer hitches for vehicles based on the specs provided by the vehicle manufacturer. Since...
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  • Curt lists trailer hitch # C11286 as a fit for the 2015 Subaru Impreza hatchback but it excludes WRX and WRX STi models. If you plan on doing some towing use hitch # C112863 which is the same hitch but it also comes with the proper ball mount. For a ball use # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch or # 19258 for a 2 inch.
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  • A Thule cargo box like # TH613, will fit on Yakima round crossbars. Usually, on a cargo box page, in the specs section we will list compatibility. For the Ascent 1100, it fits Thule standard, Rapid Aero, AeroBlade and Xsporter load bars; Yakima bars; and most factory-installed luggage racks. Also make sure to check the owners manual for the capacity of the roof and do not exceed it.
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  • I wish there was a hitch available for your 2012 Subaru Impreza that had a 2 inch opening, but at this time all we have is Class I hitches with a 1-1/4 inch opening. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C11120 that your referenced would be a good hitch as long as you have Quad Exhaust on your vehicle. If you have single exhaust you would want a Curt Hitch # C11286. I attached instructions for both hitches. As far as how hidden they will be, I attached a picture that shows both of these...
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  • The lower bumper fascia would need to be trimmed approximately 1-5/8 inches by 4 inches. You can get a better idea of the necessary trimming by checking the install instructions, and looking at the photo I produced for you. Remember the old woodworkers adage: Measure twice, cut once. If you were planning on using the receiver as a mounting point for a bike rack or cargo carrier, be aware that Curt requires the use of a stabilizing strap like part # 18050. Failure to use...
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  • I checked with CURT and the Trailer Hitch # 11317, will fit a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX with dual exhaust. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you plan on doing some towing, the hitch comes with a ball mount, pin and clip. For a ball, use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19258 (2 inch diameter). For trailer wiring, use T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, # 118464. I have included a link to the installation details for the wiring as well.
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  • For your 2013 Impreza Hatchback I'd recommend Draw-Tite # 24886, if your vehicle has a single exhaust. If you're planning on doing some light duty towing, you'd want a hitch that includes the drawbar. The Hidden Hitch # 60303 is identical to the Draw-Tite hitch, except for the inclusion of the drawbar. If it is a WRX or WRX STi model with the quad tip exhaust, you'd want to use the Curt Class I, part # C11120. If you want the drawbar included, use part # C111203. For the...
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  • A Class I hitch has a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. A Class II hitch is rated for a 350-lb tongue weight capacity and the Class III is rated up to 600 lbs tongue weight capacity. I am including a link to a FAQ page on hitch receivers. To keep a user from overloading a Class I hitch, Class II hitch accessories, such as the Yakima HighLite Aluminum 3 Bike Carrier, part # Y02439, are designed to not fit. Manufacturers accomplish this by placing a stopper in the back...
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  • One of the best trunk bike racks that will fit both the 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport 5-door and the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the Thule Raceway 2 Bike Rack, part # TH9001PRO. It is also available in a 3 bike version which is Thule Raceway 3 Bike Rack, part # TH9002PRO. A trunk bike rack will not work on your Subaru Impreza Sport 5-door if it has a spoiler. The Thule Raceway is one of our most popular selling trunk bike racks. The Raceway bike rack is the easiest bike rack...
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  • The easiest solution would be to replace the Spine Assembly on your Yakima Holdup 2, # Y02443, with Yakima Replacement Spine Assembly, # Y80126. This will give your bike rack a 1-1/4 inch receiver without the use of an adapter (compatible with Class II trailer hitches only). The problem is that if you use an adapter, the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch is reduced by 50 percent. The bike rack, when loaded, will produce too much torque on the hitch and can damage...
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