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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Impreza - Curt

Today on our 2015 Subaru Impreza Hatchback, we'll be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, that's Class I, 1-1/4 inch. It's part number C11286. Here's what our hitch looks like once it's been installed. As you can see, it sits up nicely underneath our bumper here. There's not much sticking out at all, so you don't have to worry about running into it when you're loading your hatch of your vehicle. It has a nice high gloss black powder coat finish that'll provide us many years of corrosion-free and rust-free service. We have these nice easy to use safety chain loops here that are welded onto this plate at the bottom of our 1-1/4-inch receiver. Now, this class I hitch has a 200-pound max gross tongue weight rating and a 2,000-pound max gross trailer weight rating, so you just want to keep that mind for when you're pulling your trailer or having a load like a bike rack or cargo carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Impreza - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Subaru Impreza hatchback, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Class 1 sport frame trailer hitch receiver, part number 24886. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, it's nice and tucked up underneath our bumper cover here. We don't have anything sticking out so you don't have to worry about running into it when you're loading the hatch to your vehicle. This hitch has a 200 pound max tongue weight rating and a 2,000 pound max gross trailer weight rating. We have these nice, easy to use safety chain loops here.



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 SA832. 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 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.





Subaru Impreza Questions

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 XT, # TH526XT 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...
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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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  • Carrying 3 bikes on the roof of your 2013 Subaru Impreza is definitely possible. All you would really need to check first is the roof capacity of your vehicle in the owners manual. You would need to be sure that the weight of the bikes and racks does not exceed this figure. If you were wanting a wheel mounted bike rack the Yakima FrontLoader part # Y02103 is a confirmed fit that would work well. This rack weighs 18 lbs and is disc brake compatible. For a fork mounted option...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vehicle manufacturers rate their vehicles for their capacity to support rooftop cargo carriers based primarily on the WEIGHT of the carrier and its contents more so than on the size of the carrier. It is generally a good idea to use a cargo carrier that has dimensions not too different from the dimensions of the vehicle roof; we do not recommend using a cargo basket or box that would extend out from either the sides or back of the vehicle roof, although in some instances it may...
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  • We have several hitches available for the 2014 Subaru Impreza sedan, depending on the model. If you have the WRX or WRX STi models you will want Curt hitch # C11317. If you plan on doing some towing, you will want ball mount # C45521, 2" hitch ball # A-82, 1-7/8" hitch ball # A-80, and wiring harness # 118581. Pin and clip are included. If you plan to do some light towing you will want ball mount # C45521, 2" hitch ball # A-82, 1-7/8" hitch ball # A-80, and wiring harness...
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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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  • In order to determine if it will fit and what wiring is need I need to know what year your WRX is. Hitch 11315 from Curt is designed for 2008-2010 Impreza Wagons, so I doubt it is the right fit for a 4 door WRX.
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  • For your 2010 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, # C113153, that you have referenced, because it has a slightly lower install difficulty than the other available hitches. We base install difficulty on how long it takes to install a hitch and the Curt hitch is a 5 out of 10. This means for a novice it should take about 50 minutes to install the hitch. This is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening capable of 200 pounds tongue...
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  • The Curt trailer hitch, # C11120, only fits WRX or WRX STi models. If your 2012 Subaru Impreza hatchback falls into this category, the hitch will fit. This is a Class I trailer hitch which means that only a bike rack that is compatible with a Class I trailer hitch will fit. Adding an adapter will decrease the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent, so I do not recommend using an adapter with this hitch. If your Impreza cannot accept the trailer hitch, you may be...
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  • To transport your two kayaks on your 2013 Subaru Impreza Sedan with naked roof you can install a roof rack and rack-mounted kayak carriers, OR you can go an altogether different route that is less costly, lighter in weight and that will not change the appearance of the car when you're doing your normal driving. Let's investigate this option first. Foam block type kayak carriers work great on a naked roof and they do not require you to purchase and install a roof rack (although...
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  • For your 2013 Impreza Hatchback I'd recommend Draw-Tite # 24886, if your vehicle has a single exhaust. 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 Curt model, there would be some fascia trimming required. The knockout you mentioned is intended to allow the factory installed hitch pass through the bumper fascia, and would not be used by an aftermarket...
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  • There is a wiring option that would work, but you'd need to hardwire in a wiring harness like part # 119147KIT. I spoke with my contacts at Tow Ready, and found that there isn't a plug-and-play option for the WRX STi Sedan model. They do offer a # 118573 plug and play converter, but it has NOT been tested on a WRX STi model, so I can't confirm fit. To install the wiring harness, you'll need a circuit tester like part # 40376. You'll begin by having a helper activate the...
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