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Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2016 Subaru Legacy, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway hanging style 2-bike rack. That part number is TH912XTR. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame here, and 1 other anti-sway in the back. I'm going to start by releasing those.



Rola 21x55 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2016 Subaru Legacy, we're doing a test fit of the Rola 21 by 55 cargo carrier. It is part number 59507. It has a weight capacity of 300 pounds and works with 1 1/4-inch hitches only. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements starting off with our ground clearance. We're going to have about 12 3/4 inches. Overall to our Legacy, we're adding about 28 1/2 inches.



Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2016 Subaru Legacy

Today on our 2016 Subaru Legacy we're doing a test fit of the Surco 20 x 48 cargo carrier. That part number is 52017. This has a 300 pound weight capacity and works with 1 1/4" hitches only. The first thing we're going to do is take a few measurements. First being our ground clearance here. It's going to be about 8" to the bottom of our carrier.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Legacy - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2009 Subaru Legacy, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Hidden Hitch Class II Receiver, part number 90138. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. It has a nice black powder coat finish, large safety chain hooks. It's an inch and a quarter receiver. You can put your bike racks, cargo carriers, or ball mounts. Uses a half inch pin.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2009 Subaru Legacy - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2009 Subaru Legacy we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver Class II 1-1/4", part #36334. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. It's got a nice black powder-coated finish, large safety chain hooks. There's a 1-1/4" receiver so you can put your bike racks, cargo carriers, or ball mounts. It uses a 1/2" pin. This hitch is rated at 300 lbs. tongue weight which is your downward, and 3500 lbs.



Best 2016 Subaru Legacy Hitch Options

For the 2016 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 2. This is part number 36493. Just below it, the hidden hitch class 3, part number there 87568. Then we got our Curt class 3 part number 13390. Followed up by the Curt class 2 part number on that C12290. Now a few of the big differences we're going to see with the Draw-tite class 2 ,we've got an inch and a quarter, by inch and a quarter opening.



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.





Subaru Legacy Questions

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Yes, you can install and use a 4-bike platform style carrier with the Class III trailer hitch on your 2009 Subaru Legacy. The combined weight of the carrier and the bikes needs to be under the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch. The 2 Class III trailer hitches we have for your Legacy have tongue weight capacities of 400 pounds. This is more than enough. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE, # HR1400, is a solid option. As a 4-bike rack it weighs 74 pounds and has a 180...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Since there isn't any 2-inch trailer hitch receivers that are a fit for your 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, you could use the shank and backbone assembly # 753-3709. This will replace your current 2-inch backbone assembly with the 1-1/4 inch version. Another option, If you prefer to keep your T2 bike rack with the original 2 inch backbone assembly, is to add a hitch adapter such as # HTAD. Although there are adapters available, we typically don't recommend them because they reduce...
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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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  • 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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  • There are many things to consider when adding electric drum brakes to a trailer. I have included a link to our FAQ article that covers everything you will need. As far as routing the wires, first, you can attach the ground wires for the magnets nearby to the frame leaving enough slack for the travel of the suspension. For the power wire you would come off the magnet and run the wire to the front of the trailer along the frame. You can use a combination of wire loom # 7509...
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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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  • 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 hitch lock for the SportRack Evader Bike Rack, # A30404XT, will work with the Brophy Hitch Reducer, # HT02, and the Hidden Hitch Class III Trailer Hitch, # 87568. I pulled these parts and assembled them together for you (see photos). The SportRack Evader bike rack comes with a 2 inch adapter. You should not need the Brophy hitch reducer. If you lost the 2 inch sleeve for this bike rack, then I recommend purchasing a replacement sleeve, # 05001300000, rather that using...
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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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  • T-slot type accessories from different manufacturers, such as Rola and Thule, will sometimes work together but neither company test-fits their products with those from the other. The Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack # TH599XTR is intended for mounting on standard square or round crossbars. A great roof-mount bike carrier compatible with many types of crossbars is the Swagman # S64720 which does not require you to remove your bike wheel. The link provided will show you...
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  • For a lock to use with the Kuat Transfer part # TS03G you would want the part # PTSCLK13 as it is designed to work with this rack. This comes with a lock for the hitch pin and a couple cable locks to secure the bikes to the rack.
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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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  • Yes, we do offer the M6x50 Tamperproof Screw, # TH853526902, from Thule which has a length of 1-31/32".
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  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he sent me a complete dimensional drawing for the Curt Hitch part # C12270 that I attached for you to review.
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