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Best 2015 Subaru Legacy Hitch Options

For the 2015 Subaru Legacy, we're going to be taking a look at the best hitch options available. Here at the top, we're going to have the Draw-Tite Class II. This is part number 36493. Just below it, the Hidden Hitch Class III, part number there 87568. Then, we've got our Curt Class II, part number 13390, followed up with the Curt Class II, part number on that, C12290. Now, a few of the big differences we're going to see, with the Draw-Tite Class II, we've got 1-1/4-inch by 1-1/4-inch opening. The Curt Class II, same way, 1-1/4-inch by 1-1/4-inch.



CIPA EVO Halogen Headlight Bulbs Installation - 2009 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2009 Subaru Legacy, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the CIPA EVO Formance Alfas Maximum Intensity H7 Halogen Headlights Bulbs, Part Number CM93444. Here you can see what the EVO light is going to look like compared to your OEM light. On the left, you can see that we have our CIPA bulb installed, and on the right is our OEM style bulb. This is what it looks like with both of then installed. Now, the CIPA bulb is bright white opposed to the yellowish tint that comes out of your OEM style bulb. The high-color temperature improves visibility and helps promote driver awareness.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2015 Subaru Legacy we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Curt T-connector vehicle wiring harness with the 4 pole flat trailer connector. Part number is C56246. Here's what our wiring kit is going to look like when we pull it out of our box. Here's what we're after, that 4 pole trailer connector. That's going to give us stop, turn, brake signal to a cargo carrier or trailer, whatever we might have behind our vehicle. To do that it's going to use a converter box.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2015 Subaru Legacy we're going to review and install the Draw-Tite class two 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number 36493. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. This is a completely steel built hitch with a fully welded construction. We've got a nice strong square tube and the entire hitch has a black powder-coated finish to resist rust and corrosion. Here at the receiver tube we've got easy access chain hold downs on each side of the hitch and a 1/2" pinhole going all the way through. The hitch itself is capable of up to 300 pound tongue weight and a 3,500 pound tow capacity. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Legacy - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Subaru Legacy we're going to review and install the Hidden Hitch class two 1-1/4" receiver tube hitch, part number 90208. Now here's what our hitch is going to look like once it's installed. This is a completely steel built hitch with a fully welded construction. We've got a nice strong square tube and the entire hitch has a black powder-coated finish to resist rust and corrosion. Here at the receiver tube we've got easy access chain hold downs on each side of the hitch and a 1/2" pinhole going all the way through. The hitch itself is capable of up to 300 pound tongue weight and a 3,500 pound tow capacity. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Legacy - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2015 Subaru Legacy, we're going to review an install. The hidden hitch class 3. 2 inch receiver tube hitch. Part number 87568. Now here's what it's going to look like once it's installed. Side brackets of our hitch tucked up nicely behind the rear fascia. The only thing really exposed is our square cross tube going into our receiver tube.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2015 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today in our 2015 Subaru Legacy, we're going to review and install the draw-tight max-spring class 3 two-inch receiver tube hitch part number 75673. Here's what it's going to look like once it's installed. Side brackets of our hitch tuck up nicely behind the rear fascia. The only thing really exposed is our square cross tube going into our receiver tube. On either side of the receiver tube is the large, easy-to-access chain hold downs. Going all the way through the receiver tube is going to be our five-eighths pinhole. Then a half inch hole designed to use with the J-pin style anti-rattle bowl.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Subaru Legacy - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. This offers a 2" opening. Its part number is 87446. Here you can see the hitch once we get it put on the vehicle. It's a really nice, clean looking hitch. It's not one of the straight across; it's got that taper to it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy we're going to take a look and show you how to install the Draw-Tite class three custom fit trailer hitch receiver. This is part number 75560. Here you can see the hitch once we get it put on the vehicle. It's a really nice, clean looking hitch. It's not one of the straight across; it's got that taper to it. It draws back just a small bar there that we can see.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Subaru Legacy - Curt

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy, we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install, the Curt Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver. This is a Class 2, inch and a quarter. It's part number is C12284. Here's what the hitch is going to look like on the car. As you can see, real easy to get to, accessible right here in the middle. It's about flush with the end of the bumper, maybe inset just a touch. So, pretty even.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Subaru Legacy - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class two trailer hitch. This is going to offer an 1-1/4" opening. Its part number is 90138. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once installed. As you can see, it's kind of tapered back right here to our middle connection point or the receiver tube opening. A lot of your hardware is tucked up there where you really can't see it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy we're going to take a look at, then show you how to install the Draw-Tite custom fit class two trailer hitch receiver. This is an 1-1/4" opening style hitch. Part number is 36334. Here's what the hitch is going to look like once installed. As you can see, it's kind of tapered back right here to our middle connection point or the receiver tube opening. A lot of your hardware is tucked up there where you really can't see it.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2013 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2013 Subaru Legacy Sedan, we're going to be installing the Curt T-connector vehicle wiring harness with 4-pole flat trailer connector, part number 56091. Now, when you're ready to use your 4-flat, simply raise up the cover here and pull the 4-flat out. Stretch it down towards our hitch. You want to make sure that we stay away from the center latch area as this could damage the wire. When we close the trunk, it will push in on the weather stripping. Now when you're done using your 4-flat, you simply raise the rear hatch, raise the interior cover. You can either store it down close to the spare tire or in this tray right here.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2013 Subaru Legacy - Curt

Today on our 2013 Subaru Legacy sedan, we're going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C12298. Now, here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of the bumper is approximately two inches. From the top of the opening and the receiver to the ground is approximately 11 inches. Now, let's go ahead and install our hitch. We're going to first begin by installing a safety strap to support the exhaust. Next, we're going to need to remove three rubber isolators in order to lower the exhaust down.



Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddleboard Carrier Review - 2008 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy GT, well be test fitting the Thule SUP Taxi Stand-Up Paddle Board Carrier, part number TH810. To mount our carrier to the vehicle, well take the first half of the carrier and set it up on top of the front load bar. Well run the speed link straps around the load bar, fit them back into the head, and tighten them down using the gray hand knob. Once weve done that, we can move back to the second half of the carrier. We do want to make sure that the second half lines up nicely with the front half. Again, well fit the speed link straps around our load bar and back into the head, tightening them down the same way we did the first.



Yakima Q Tower Roof Rack Installation - 2008 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy, well be test fitting the Yakima Q-Towers Roof Rack System. Well be using part numbers Y00408, Y00678 x2, and Y00124. Now weve already pre-assembled our roof rack system according to the fit guide found within the Q clips for the Yakima Q-Towers, so were ready to fit it to the vehicle. Now with our doors open, we can place the front crossbar on top of the vehicle. We need to measure from the windshield back 6 inches. This will be the location of the leading edge of our crossbar feet.



Yakima Roof Rack Fairing Review - 2008 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2008 Subaru Legacy, well be test fitting part number Y07048. This is the 44-inch Fairing for Yakima Roof Rack Crossbars. Now weve already pre-assembled our fairing, so were ready to fit it to the vehicle. All we need to do is slide the clips over our front crossbar, allowing our fairing to conform to the roofline. Well then make sure that its centered with the vehicle where we can then run the carriage bolt through from the top and tighten it down using the wing nut. Just like that, our fairing is installed and were ready to head out on the road with a quieter roof rack system.





Subaru Legacy Questions

  • If you are set on the T2 rack, go with the 1-1/4 inch version, # TH917XTR, and then use a reducer, # HT02, for times when you will be using it in the 2 inch receiver. I have linked a video and isntructions for you for the T2 rack. I have also included a link to all of the platform style hitch mount bike racks that can be used in a 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitch.
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  • I pulled the Titan Trailer Coupler #T4845000 and the Titan Repair Kit # T4358400 from our warehouse. I produced a short video for you showing how to reassemble the Titan # T4845000. Also linked is an FAQ on trailer couplers.
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  • We have many kayak carriers that are compatible with the SportRack Roof Rack, # SR1010. My favorite kayak carriers are the J-style kayak carriers due to their unique design. There are many different kayak carriers to choose from. SportRack offers the J-Style Kayak Carrier, # SR5511. A few other carriers that I would recommend are the Thule Hull-A-Port Pro # TH834 and the Yakima HullRaiser # Y04039. You will be able to fit two J-style kayak carriers on the SportRack roof rack...
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  • The Yakima and Thule roof rack systems you compare, the Yakima RailGrab (parts # Y00408 and Y00138) and the Thule Specialty Railing Rack (parts # TH440 and THSR2) differ in the type of roof side rail to which they can attach. For your 2005 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon the Yakima RailGrab system is the correct fit. The Thule system requires raised rails and so is not a fit for your Legacy GT wagon with flush-mounted rails. The Yakima RailGrab rack does not include locks but these...
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  • There is no Class III receiver hitch available for the 2004 Subaru Legacy. We do have an adapter that will fit the class II 1-1/4 inch receiver hitch, # 80303 that would allow you to use a 2 inch accessory in your class II receiver. When using an adapter, you must take into account that your tongue weight will be reduced by 50 percent so the weight of your bikes and rack could not exceed 100 or 125 pounds, depending on which hitch you purchase. I have linked below to the hitches...
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  • If your 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback has the factory roof rack with the crossbars that run from side to side you can use the Thule Glide and Set Rooftop Kayak Carrier System, part # TH883. This system has the Hydro-Glide pads that will install on the rear of your vehicle and the Set-To-Go pads towards the front of the vehicle. When you load your folded 12 foot Porta-Bote on to the roof rack, the Hydro-Glide pads will make it easy for the boat to slide up and on to the front Set-To-Go...
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  • If your 1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon GT is not the Outback version, then you will not actually have a plug-in point for a trailer wiring harness. Non-Outback versions of the wagon must hard wire to install a 4-Way trailer connector, using a kit like part # 119179KIT. To hard wire the kit, you would use the included circuit tester to determine which wire carries each function behind your vehicle tail lights. You will also need to run a power wire to the positive terminal on the...
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  • On the 2002 Legacy Outback Wagon the wiring harness is sometimes hard to find. For some reason it gets routed differently and can be in the spare tire well, up along the back near the bottom of the rear seat or under the rear panel nearest the hatch. I spoke to our installation technician and he said that he removes all of the panels and follows the vehicle wiring harness along until he comes across the connector. It is there you just have to search for it. Our instructions...
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  • First, lets look at the trailer hitches for your 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan. There are both Class II and Class III trailer hitches available. Any time there are different Class hitches available for a vehicle I always recommend going with the higher Class. This is because the higher Class hitches have a higher capacity and have more accessory options. With a Class II hitch you are going to also be limited to using one specific ball mount so that makes it harder to choose the...
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  • The Hidden Hitch # 87446 that you referenced would be the correct hitch for your 2009 Subaru Legacy Sedan. This rack will fit all model 2008-2009 Subaru Legacies. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. If you plan on doing some towing you may be interested in the following products to complete your setup: Tow Ready Wiring # 119179KIT (installation instructions and installation video attached) etrailer Ball Mount Kit for the 2009...
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  • I checked out the video link you sent me and the product the guy used to make loading his kayak is the Yakima Boatloader Slide-Out Crossbar Extension Arm # Y04018. This would work very well with the Yakima HullyRoller Kayak Carrier # Y04035. In order to use this product you will need to have a Yakima roof rack with round crossbars. Round crossbars are very versatile and can certainly be used to also transport a cargo box and a bike rack. If your 2012 Subaru Legacy has a completely...
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  • The Hidden Hitch Class III hitch, part # 87446 and the Class II model, part # 90138 both are a confirmed fit for the 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan model. The Class II hitch would provide slightly better ground clearance, by about 3/4 of an inch or so. Other than the different size receiver tube, either hitch would fit your Legacy equally well. Due to the much better selection of hitch mounted accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers, we customarily recommend folks go with...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Hidden Hitch and he stated that trailer hitch # 87568 will fit the 2011 Subaru Wagon (except Sport) and All Legacy models. This would include dual exhaust models. There is some heat shield modification that will need to be done so the trailer hitch will fit properly. I have included a link to the installation instructions for reference and a video showing installation on a similar model. For the 2011 Subaru Outback (except Sport), you can use Tow...
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  • You should be totally fine to carry your Porta Bote with your Thule SUP Taxi Stand Up Paddleboard Carrier part # TH810XT. The dimensions and weight of your Porta Bote are compatible with the # TH810 so it should work very well for you.
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  • To complete a roof rack for your 2015 Subaru Legacy you will need the Thule Traverse Foot Pack part # TH480, the fit kit part # THKIT1761, and then for 78 inch square bars the part # THLB78. Most likely this rack is going to have crossbars that stick out really far on either side of your roof. Thule recommends the 50 inch bars # THLB50 instead. We would also recommend the 50 inch bars as well as the 78 inch bars might cause you to hit things or other vehicles. The WaveHog...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Softride and he informed me that in order to prevent theft of the arms and possibly your bikes with this Softride Dura 4 Bike Rack # SR26247 you would need to use the included cable that comes out of the back of the rack and ran it to the yellow loop on the front of the arms of this rack and then secure it with a pad lock of your choice and you would prevent anyone from stealing the arms and your bikes by just removing the arms. For a padlock you...
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  • I do have a way that you can determine the clearance with Curt trailer hitch # C12270 installed. Take a look at the instructions I have linked for you. Find the mounting point on the vehicle for the forward most attachment point (towards the front of the vehicle). Measure from this mounting hole straight back towards the rear of the vehicle 18-1/4 inches. This is where the face of the receiver will be. If you measure from that point to the distance required to clear the rear...
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  • I have confirmed with SportRack that the adapter is not needed for your vehicle. Your Legacy has enough roof space to install the crossbars so that they are the required distance apart without using the short-roof adapter. The short-roof adapter is typically used on vehicles without rear doors.
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  • For your 2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon there are both Class II and Class III trailer hitches available. I recommend a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver such as # 87446 because it will be stronger and the 2 inch receiver affords you many accessory options. I have included a link to a video showing an example installation for you. If 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...
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  • The 4-Way flat that plugs into the trailer side connector is the most common connector used on trailers, so changes are that it will work. To be sure, you can contact the company and ask what kind of trailer connector your vehicle needs for the trailer lights. I have included a link to the installation instructions for reference, along with a video showing a typical installation. I have also included a link to our wiring FAQ that shows and explains the functions of the various...
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