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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13382 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 525 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



13382 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Item # C13382

Installation Details C13382 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13382

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (740 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

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Subaru XV Crosstrek

First I want to say that trying to design a hitch to fit around a muffler on a small crossover is not an easy task. The construction of the hitch and receiver are heavy gauge and we’ll constructed. The fish wires worked like a charm and were integral for the installation. I did run into an interference with the muffler isolation rods welded to the frame. After placing the hitch, I had to hand tighten the nuts before tightening incrementally each bolt as the rods were pushed away during the tightening process. Dropping the muffler would not have helped here as the welded ends were the issue (see photos) Other than that, I am pleased with the result and would recommend to other Crosstrek owners.

Kevin H.

12/5/2023

After one year, this hitch has made hauling our bikes around worry free. Combined with the Kuat bike rack and locks, our bikes are secure no matter the road conditions. Before purchasing this hitch I investigated mounting to the roof. This proved impractical since I couldn’t mount them while in the garage plus who wants to lift bikes over their heads to stow these. Not happening… love the hitch and rack setup. Peace of mind and just plain easy. Plus the hitch looks like I just installed, no rust and no movement even after many uses this year. Plus, I’m rough on stuff and I’m confident it will last for many enjoyable years to come.

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Mike L.

12/5/2023

@KevinH We're delighted to hear that, thanks for checking back in!


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2024 Subaru Crosstrek

I placed the hitch onto my Subaru 2024. I watched some YouTube videos on how to use the fishing wire, bolts, spacers. Watching to videos was very helpful.
I drilled the back holes using a titanium step bit. Try to be very careful if you don’t have an extension from the drill to the bit. I crushed my fingers a few times because I forced the drill more then necessary and the drill and bit would twist and get stuck. Let the drill do the work with minimal force.
I didn’t t need to jack the vehicle at all I had enough clearance to get under as is. I did use a small wood box and some scrap wood to rest the hitch onto to help position. I completed the installation in about two hours. I also had to use the spacers at the two back bolts to level the hitch.



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Lower profile, and still holding strong! Initially wanted to get the EcoHitch (with the removable receiver) but couldn't find enough info to give me enough confidence to run it the way I do. Glad I went with the Curt! Great install tutorial. Pic included: can't even tell its there, like a vanishing magician.



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Perfect fit, easy to install, and very discreet. I'm not a total gearhead or anything and I was able to follow the instructions and install this pretty easily with just an extra set of hands at the very end. I had to get some tire lifts to get all the way under the car to install comfortably. I've had this on my car for a year now and it's worked great! This option isn't a total eyesore and it looks great. Highly recommended!



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This is the 2nd Curt Trailer hitch I've installed on a 2nd Subaru. Both were easy to install with bolts and nuts supplied. They come with great spring' like things that make feeding the bolt in from the top of the frame hole easy. I use the 2" receivers for bike racks only, no towing. For hauling 2 bikes they receiver works great, even 2 fat bikes in winter. I would recommend these receivers 100%.

Phillip K.

8/29/2021

One year in and Hitch is still great. Even use it to jack up the back of the car for tire rotation. But mostly used for bike rack.



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The installation videos on etrailer guided me step by step and made the install manageable even without being on a lift. I was able to complete the installation on ramps with the help of my wife just to lift the hitch up. If you're not using a lift, taking off the muffler completely really helps and it's pretty easy to do so. I'd also like to mention that Odelia from customer service who helped me with the purchase was wonderful. She helped me cancelled the hitch that was on backorder and picked one that has the same features and price point. She was easy to work with, professional, and courteous which made me feel like I am a valued customer. I can't say I have the same experience with other companies I've dealt with. This is the 3rd hitch I've purchased from eTrailer and I've got to say, every experience was very pleasant.

Adrian

1/15/2022

Still rock solid after one year. Didnt expect anything less.



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2021 Subaru Crosstrek

So far so good. Going to mount my kuat nv 4 back rack on it today to test it out. Prepping the car was simple, was able to just lay underneath not jack stand needed. And I’m not small. The install video is quite helpful. I learned to not use duct tape to hold the spacer, the bolt won’t go through very easily. After I installed the hardware my 13 year old daughter helped me feed the fish tape through the hitch and get nuts started. I did not move the exhaust, I had a hinged ratchet that gave me plenty of ability to access all four bolts. Solid rack, simple install, love it.
Also this was installed on my 2021 Crosstrek Sport

Stildo

11/6/2021

Still love it. I found out I put it on a little crooked. Totally my fault. Easy fix with putting a ball on it to see when it was square, then re tighten the bolts. I am planning to get the same hitch for our mini van and Subaru Accent when we get it.



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2023 Subaru Crosstrek

The hitch quality is what was expected from Curt, exceptional. The installation was well demonstrated in the etrailer videos. Elongate the front holes and fish wire the hardware through. This was ingenuous. Definitely needed a second pair of hands to position the hitch in place for me. Also would recommend for others to have a selection of ratchet extensions. Great product looks great on the 2023 Subaru Crosstrak.



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Buy a different harness! Installed and used after 90 day warranty, trailer lights stay on even with car light off, tester yields same issue so I know it's NOT my trailer or trailer wiring. E-trailer would not replace due to order placed over 90 days ago. $90 down the toilet. Avoid this harness and if possible, buy elsewhere with better warranty period.



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

It arrived in a box. There were two holes in the box, where the bolted to car parts were scuffed as they must have been dragged around during delivery. I filed them just to remove burrs. The center receiver (visible after installed) was well packaged and avoided any damage.

I grinded the hole into the car frame to allow fishing bolts and spacers into the car with the pictured tool. It was less material removal than I feared. But be careful you make the hole large enough for both spacer and the bolt, because I had trouble fishing the bolt in one hole that was just shy of the right size. A light hammering helped it in. But I made sure the hole was big enough before putting away the air tool.

I did not need to lower the muffler, but it was much easier to wiggle the thing into place with the fished wires with my wife assisting. It only took 10 minutes of her time. From raising the car onto jackstands, installing the hitch receiver, to lowering it, I was done in 2 hours.



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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

I bought and installed the hitch(bar is out of sight receiver is seen when not in use) and the vehicle specific Wiring Harness (plug n play).
I watched a install video of this being installed on my new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. After seeing how easy it was to install I ordered the things needed and in less then 48 hours they were delivered to my front door. I did the install by myself and followed the install video instructions. I took extra steps to run the wiring by removing the muffler heat shield so I could route the wiring out the spare tire drain hole. Resealed the drain plug and mounting hardware with Rubber undercoating spary.
This. Whole Kit and the video’s are top of the line. The fish wires for the mounting hardware is a very nice add and makes it very easy to install this hitch. I managed OK by myself but it would definitely be nice to have a helper when it comes to raising the hitch into place for bolting it to the frame.
I am very impressed with the thought and attention to detail this company did with this Hitch, wiring harness and install videos. I would not hesitate to do this same purchase again and highly recommend it. There were several hitch options and price points to for me to choose from for my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.



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After looking at the Curt and Drawtite hitches, I decided to go with the Curt hitch because it appeared to be more concealed under the car and I did not need the increased tow capacity of the Drawtite hitch. I placed my order on a Tuesday afternoon and my hitch was delivered on Friday, which was awesome.
Installation was straightforward and easy as described on Etrailers website,
I took my time and even spray painted around the holes that needed to be enlarged to get the bolts in the frame. Total install was 1hr 15 min.
Very happy with fit and look.



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Pleasantly surprised by the weight of it. Sturdy, built like a tank. Installation was fairly easy. Took me about an hour to install using rhino ramps. Widened the access holes with a rotary tool and dremel tungsten carbide cutter piece. Lifting the heavy hitch to the undercarriage while screwing in the bolts was definitely the hardest part. Get an extra pair of hands. Earlier hitch/crosstrek models recommended lowering the muffler/exhaust but that’s not necessarily needed with this. However, you’ll need extremely deep sockets to reach the left hex nut closest to the driver’s seat. I couldn’t get an impact wrench to fit and ended up hand ratcheting that one. (see picture). It looks amazing. Love the hidden look.



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2024 Subaru Crosstrek

Easy and quick install. Thanks for the great instructions.



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2022 Subaru Crosstrek

very solid. I like that the cross bar is hidden up above the receiver.

Dan

11/10/2023

Still looks and works fine.



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2018 Subaru XV Crosstrek

I bought this Curt trailer hitch receiver for my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek because of its clean appearance and easy installation. It took me a little less than 2 hrs. to get it and the T-One wiring harness installed, working at a very deliberate pace and checking the excellent etrailer videos frequently. I didn't have to jack up the car, and didn't need an extra set of hands. Could not be happier with the hitch and the fast, free shipping I received from etrailer. Highly recommended!



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As advertised. The hitch arrived quickly and well-packaged with clear instructions and all parts. If you are in anyway mechanically inclined, this install is super straightforward. Highly recommend purchasing from etrailer.com



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A little tricky to install without a lift and without a helper but i was able to do alone in about an hour. There are some very helpful videos showing how to install. One of the mounting bolts arrived with damaged threads but i was able to fix okay using a file. The shackle shown in my photo is more for look. I'll be using the hitch for a bike rack mostly.



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This is the second of these hitches I purchased. First one was for a 2018 Sub Crosstrek. The latest for a 2023 Sub Crosstrek. The concealment design is the main reason for my multiple purchases. It looks good and the tuck-a-way design doesn't mess to much with the ground clearance.



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Hitch arrived and looks fine. Have not installed as of this review as E-Trailer is way to fast in asking for a review of the product, but I'm sure it will tow a trailer just fine.



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E trailer is always on the ball and provides great customer service and shipping. An example of top notch e-commerce. Thanks



by:
2020 Subaru Crosstrek

I ordered the Curt Trailer Hitch on Sunday (6 pm) and I was pleasantly surprised that etrailer shipped the hitch in about an hour…on a Sunday evening. The trailer hitch took 5 days to travel across the US to California. The trailer hitch was shipped in a heavy weight corrugated box, arrived unblemished and no missing parts.

The installation was not too difficult and one should view the video before the installation. I highly recommend that the vehicle’s exhaust system be detached from the rubber supports. This will allow easy access to the vehicle’s frame where the trailer hitch is being attached. The most difficult part of the install is detaching the rubber supports from the exhaust system. Although the trailer hitch is not too heavy, it is advisable have an assistant help hold the trailer hitch in place while securing the nuts to the bolts. I was always concerned that if the trailer hitch moved too much while bolting it to the frame, the bolt(s) would recede into the vehicle’s frame.

As you can tell, this was a success story. I would recommend purchasing your vehicle trailer needs from etrailer.



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This hitch is very well made very sturdy. Thank you for instruction video helped a lot. The only thing I did wrong was pull on guide wire when pulling through frame. It took awhile to get them off bolt. I am very pleased with ordering and how quickly it arrived. Looking forward to doing more business with your company.

Kenneth W.

6/17/2020

Excellent very reliable



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I mounted this receiver hitch on my 2019 Subaru Crosstrek by myself which was much more difficult than expected. The video directions are very good, but, the installation was a real challenge. To be fair, I did not lower the exhaust and did not jack up the car. I used a circular bastard file to make the forward holes about 1/4" larger to accommodate the bolt backing plates and threaded the backing plates/bolts as instructed with the threaded wires. Be careful as I poked myself in the eye (that's why you use safety glasses). I had to tilt the entire assembly to position it around the exhaust. I used some nylon straps attached to the exhaust brackets to carefully lift up the receiver assembly one side at a time, so I could thread the nuts onto the bolts. I needed to use a screwdriver to put lateral pressure on the end of the bolt while screwing on the nut so that the bolt didn't push upward. The job took about 90 minutes, mostly to twist and position my hands to the appropriate place to reach the assembly while under the car. It is awkward but doable, just be patient or have an assistant. I highly recommend this product; it is 1/4 the price of the dealer installed hitch and 2" compared to the manufacturer 1 1/4" hitch.



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This is my third hitch purchased from etrailer. All three arrived quickly and with no damage. For this one on my 2018 Crosstrek I also purchased the Curt 4-pole wiring harness which installed in about 10 minutes. I found this hitch the most challenging of the 3 to install but with two people it was ok; it was the first hitch install to require snaking through wires to pull the blocks and bolts through. That went pretty smoothly though after using a file and dremel to widen the two forward holes. I used a helper to hold up one side while I removed the snake wires and hand threaded on the bolts.

After tightening the bolts (due to the spacer blocks) the forward bolts did not extend through the nuts. On the passenger side the bolt was flush with the bottom of the nut and on the drivers side the bolt was not even to the end of the nut, it was recessed up in at least 2 threads. That was no good. Looking at the hitch from the rear and verifying with a level, the hitch was not level and actually angled up a bit - I calculated about 1/4" (about the same thickness of the spacer blocks...).

Also note that the drivers side forward nut is partially blocked by the exhaust. I removed the 3 rear rubber hangers which allowed me to move the exhaust just enough to the right to get the socket straight on to tighten it up.

So, I did the same as another reviewer (William 04/11/2020) and removed the spacer blocks. The hitch now is perfectly level with plenty of thread protruding through the forward nuts.

These videos should emphasize that those spacer blocks are optional and use only as necessary. But I guess the only way you will know if you do not need them is to first install with them and see how it goes.


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    For your 2022 Subaru Crosstrek the most hidden trailer hitch we have is the Curt part # C13382 which only has the hitch opening that hangs below the rear bumper. This gives a more hidden look and also helps with ground clearance.
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  • Does Installing Curt Trailer Hitch on 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Affect Rear Crumple Zone Integrity
    The install of the Curt 2-inch hitch part # C13382 that you referenced on your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek would not negatively affect the crumple zone of the rear bumpers. This attaches to the bottom of the vehicle frame where a hitch was designed to attach by Subaru. If you were rear-ended the hitch would provide a bit more rigidness but it would still crumple like it would need to and be safe.
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  • How to Know if Installation of Curt Hitch C13382 Requires CM-SP16 Spacers
    Spacers are provided with just about all hitches since there can be slight variances between vehicles, even similarly-equipped vehicles of the very same model year. You'll want to use the CM-SP16 spacers if the hitch mounting flanges do not rest flat against the frame rail. If the flanges make full contact with the frame along their entire length then you do not need the CM-SP16 spacers.
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  • Is There Drilling Required to install Curt Hitch # C13382 on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
    The install of the Curt hitch part # C13382 on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek does not require drilling but it does required you to enlarge the access hole that you sent us a picture of. I attached a picture of the step in the install instructions that covers this. A dremol tool would be the most ideal tool to accomplish this but a file could work as well.
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  • Is There Trailer Hitch Available for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that Might Fit with Aftermarket Exhaust
    I really wish I had a solution for your setup that didn't require modification that might void the warranty of either the hitch or the exhaust system but for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek the Curt Class III # C13382 was only designed to accomodate the stock exhaust system. Any modifications to this hitch or any of our others are beyond what we can recommend safely.
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  • Which Curt Hitch Fits a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
    For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek the Curt hitch part # C13382 is a confirmed fit for a 2 inch hitch and the part # C12184 is the correct fit for a 1-1/4 inch hitch. The part numbers you mentioned are not a fit for your vehicle so they will not work.
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  • Could Middle Hole In Frame Of 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Be Used As Access Hole To Install Trailer Hitch?
    Since the carriage bolts used to secure the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382 use space blocks to keep them from just spinning the frame of your 2021 Subaru Crosstrek it does not change anything if you open up the most forward hole like shown in the installation video. Since the hole does not need to be opened up much you are not losing structural integrity. You can probably open up the center hole as you mentioned, but this is not how Curt or our install team has done it so I would...
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  • Curt Hitch for Carrying a Bike Rack on a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek
    Yes, there is a Curt hitch available that will fit your 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. You will want the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382. This hitch is made in the USA and custom designed to fit your vehicle. It has a nice bolt-on, no drill installation. This hitch has the 2" receiver opening you are needing to carry your bike rack and more than enough weight capacity to handle the weight of the bikes and bike rack.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
    For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, I recommend the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # C13382. This is an excellent Class III hitch that is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will provide a 2 inch receiver opening and a towing weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. This is custom-fit for your Crosstrek which means it will use existing holes in the vehicle frame for a no drill installation. I have also attached the complete installation details that you can take a look at.
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  • Are There any Steps Dealing with Yellow Sealant Installing Curt Hitch 2023 Subaru Crosstrek
    If you check out the install video I attached for the Curt hitch part # C13382 around the 6 minute mark you can see that when we installed this hitch we didn't do anything special with that sealant you mentioned. I would just ignore it and go about the install.
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13382 Fit a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13382 is a confirmed fit for your 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. I've attached installation instructions as well as an installation video on your model year to assist. If you let me know what you will be using the trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations if necessary.
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  • Troubleshooting Bolt Not Going All the Way Through Frame of 24 Subaru Crosstrek Curt Hitch Install
    We have to recommend using the flange since that's what Curt recommends. My guess is that the the carriage bolt isn't going all the way through the spacer block so you might try rotating the bolt to see if it can seat all the way through it. If the front bolts are tight you might try loosening them to see if that gives more slack for the rear bolts to thread through.
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  • Could Curt Hitch # C13382 Fit 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Nameless Exhaust
    Curt and us have not test fit the Curt hitch part # C13382 on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that has a Nameless exhaust kit installed. If anyone was to have tested this it would have been the exhaust brand as Curt basically only tests things with factory equipment. The best help I can be is to have you check out the picture I attached that shows how the hitch fits with the factory exhaust for you to compare to what you have.
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  • What Steps Should You Take To Prevent Rust After Enlarging A Hole To Install A Hitch
    When enlarging to holes in a frame or even on a hitch like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382 we'll either spray some clear or black paint over the exposed metal or use a clear or black paint marker to help prevent rust and corrosion. I'll typically also use a file to clear off any burrs there might be from enlarging the hole with a drill bit before painting it.
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  • Do Frame Access Holes of 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Need to be Enlarged to Install Hitch
    The install of the Curt hitch part # C13382 on a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek does not require drilling but it does required you to enlarge the access hole that you sent us a picture of. I attached a picture of the step in the install instructions that covers this. A dremol tool would be the most ideal tool to accomplish this but a file could work as well.
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  • How Much Does the Curt Hitch for a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Weigh
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13382 which is an excellent option for a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek weighs around 30 lbs.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Higher Tongue Weight Capacity Than Vehicle
    Long story short a towing setup is only as strong as it's weakest component. So even if you install a higher rated trailer hitch on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek like the Curt # C13382 you'd still be limited to the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of the vehicle. The hitches are designed to fit the vehicle and also designed to be as strong as possible. They are rated off of the vehicle and independent of it too. This is why the hitches will have much higher capacities than the vehicles typically.
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  • Parts Needed to Install the Curt # C13382 on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
    To get the Curt # C13382 installed on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, the important part is the 3/4" socket. With the nuts needing to be torqued to 110 foot pounds, I will recommend going with a 1/2 or 3/4 drive, however.
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  • Which Curt Hitch Fits a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Sport
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382 is confirmed to fit your 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. I really like this design because it features a hidden crosstube unlike the Draw-Tite alternative. Attached is an installation video and a photo of this installed on a 2021 Crosstrek for you to check out. If you let me know what you're planning on using the hitch for I'd be more than happy to make an additional recommendation for you!
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
    For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, I recommend the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382. This sturdy Class III hitch is confirmed to fit your Crosstrek and will give you a 2 inch receiver opening and has a towing weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. It is custom-fit for this vehicle so it will use existing holes in the Crosstrek frame for a no-drill installation. All of the necessary hardware is included. I have attached the complete installation manual for this hitch that you can...
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  • Can Hardware for Curt C13382 Hitch Be Substituted So Frame Access Hole Doesn't Need Enlarging
    I don't recommend changing the hardware or installing the Curt # C13382 in any other manner than what's shown in the instructions. Swapping out the bolts for ones with a smaller head could affect the strength of the installation. The easiest way to enlarge that hole would be to use a Dremel or similar tool to cut a notch in the side of one of the access holes, just large enough so that the hardware can be fished into the frame member. I've had to do this before, and honestly, it's not...
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  • 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hitch Removal
    Taking the spacer and the carriage bolt out will take some finesse. It will be the exact same way you installed the hitch # C13382, just in reverse. Having a magnet tool may help as well. Pretty much what you will have to do is get the spacer and the carriage bolt out in two separate pieces. If need be, you could make the hole a little bit wider to help get the spacer out. I've included a video to show you how it installed so you can get an idea of the process you have to do in reverse.
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  • Comparing the Install of Draw Tite and Curt Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
    We have to recommend you install both hitches exactly like what the install instructions show. You have enlarge holes to install the Curt # C13382 or you have to lower the exhaust to install the Draw Tite part # 76209. So if it were me I'd go with the Draw Tite hitch install. Lowering the exhaust is actually easier than it sounds as basically you just pry a coupler rubber hangers off of a bracket. Enlarging holes permanently modifies the vehicle so that's not my favorite route. Also the...
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  • Comparing Draw-Tite Hitch 76209 and Curt Hitch C13382
    The difference between the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76209 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13382 is fit. The Draw-Tite hitch fits a 2018 - 2020 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Wagon with Single Exhaust and a 2018 - 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. The Curt hitch only fits a 2018 - 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. It cannot be installed on a Subaru Impreza.
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