Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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  • Curt
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Visible Cross Tube
Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11408 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C11408

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


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
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Assembled in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 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.



11408 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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C11408 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C11408 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2015 - 2019 Subaru WRX

2015 - 2016 Subaru Impreza Sedan

2012 - 2014 Subaru Impreza Sedan - excluding WRX and WRX STi




Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2017 Subaru WRX

Today on our 2017 Subaru WRX, we'll be having a look at and installing the Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11408. All right, here's what our hitch looks like installed. As you can see, it's tucked up nice and tight, up against our rear fascia here. It doesn't sacrifice much ground clearance so we won't have to worry too much about backing in and out of driveways or going up inclines pulling into a garage. We have this nice welded on collar at the end of our receiver opening here to give it a nice finished appearance, and also give it a little bit more strength. Welded on on the bottom of the frame and our receiver here we have this angular plate which is where our safety chain loops are for our trailer.

These have a fairly decent size opening. We shouldn't have much problems hooking up safety chains for a small trailer to this vehicle. On the side of our receiver here is our industry standard 1/2 inch diameter hitch pin hole to secure any of our hitch mounted accessories that we may have. This hitch features a nice high gloss, black powder coat finish, which blends in nicely with our vehicle. Now we found most people like purchasing this hitch for using it for bike racks and I can see why because the amount of clearance we have around our fascia here, and the distance from our pin hole to the rear most part of the back bumper is very minor, so it pushes it further back here giving us ideal clearance for most bike racks on the market. This hitch features a 200 pound max gross tongue weight rating, which is the amount forcing down, and a 2,000 pound max gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount it's rated to pull.

You'll want to consult with the owner's manual of your WRX before you attempt to tow any trailers. If we are using this hitch for a non-trailer application, such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier, Curt does require the use of a stabilization strap to help support the load. We have those available on our website for purchase. What I really like about this hitch compared to others on the market is that we have plenty of clearance around our fascia, around the receiver opening and it doesn't stick out passed our fascia here. We don't have to worry about running our ankles or our shin into it when loading cargo into our trunk. Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch mounted accessories you may need such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, you're looking at about 10 inches from the ground to the top of the 1 1/4 receiver opening and about 3 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear most part of the back bumper. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed. In order to install our hitch, we need to lower our exhaust but in our case, our exhaust here, we can remove just the rear section by undoing 2 nuts that hold the mufflers in place.

This will be the easiest way of doing this. It's less hangers we have to remove and we'll have a great access here with this out of the way. Okay these are 14 millimeter nuts. We'll use a wrench on the backside to hold the bolt in place, also a 14. We'll do the same on the other side.

Our vehicle has 2 exhaust hangers per muffler, one on the outside edge here towards the front of the car, and one on the inside edge towards the back. We'll lubricate these a little bit with some spray to help them slide off easier. We use a pry bar to pry them off. Now we'll take it down and set it aside. Once we have our muffler out of the way, we'll repeat the same process on the other side. All right with our mufflers removed, we have access to our heat shields. They are both held in place with 4, 10 millimeter bolts. Remove those. Now keep in mind everything we're doing on one side of the vehicle, we're repeating on the other side. On the back side of our heat shield we have an L for left and an R for right. There's this dimple right here. We'll use this dimple as a guide to drill a hole. Okay with that hole drilled, we can either use a pair of tin snips and cut out a 1 inch diameter hole or we can use a step bit. I'm going to use a step bit. Now that we have a nice round hole, it's nice a clean, be perfect for our hardware to go through. On each frame rail we have several plastic plugs. We need to remove the rear most 3. To do that just take a flathead screwdriver or a trim panel tool, come up underneath it, pop it on out. Our front most plug, we need to remove this one as well because this is our access hole that we're using. Now we need to enlarge our access hole here a little bit so our hardware will fit through it. You can use a file. I'm going to use a carbide grinding wheel here on our drill to enlarge it. To prevent any rust from occurring, we'll take some spray paint and spray paint around the hole that we enlarged. Now we'll take our pull wire, stick it in the back hole, feed it in until it comes out our access hole that we enlarged. Take our spacer block, stick it on the wire, stick it in the hole, screw on one of our carriage bolts, stick the bolt in and pull it on down through the hole. Now we'll go to our front hole here and repeat the same process. Now we can reinstall our middle plug here. We took it out just so we could see our hardware going through, making sure it wasn't getting snagged up anywhere. Our front one may be able to go back in, and it does so we'll put that one in too. Now we can reinstall our heat shield. It originally had 4 bolts but now it's only going to have 3 because we will not be using the one that goes in between the hardware for our hitch. Now, with an extra set of hands, we'll raise out hitch up into place and secure it with our flange nuts. Now we use a 3/4 inch socket and snug down our hardware. Now we'll torque all of our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. Now we can reinstall our mufflers. That completes our look at and installation of the Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number C11408 on our 2017 Subaru WRX.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11408

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

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Hitches things wonderfully. 610785



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2015 Subaru WRX

Thank for all service nice item. 594442



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2016 Subaru WRX

Just installed my hitch on a 2016 Subaru WRX and couldn't ask for an easier installation. Great product and superb fitment. Also reall like the fact of the instructions are really easy to read and even had pictures. Great product and fast shipping!!!! Thanks 227824



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Second Curt hitch for me. Nice, detailed instructions with photos. All the components included. It's real close to the muffler and makes it rattle a little. Going to try to adjust that tomorrow. 334508


Comments

Thanks for your business and your review, Gen. For help with muffler rattle, try these helpful tips:

-- Laura E - 02/01/2017

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2015 Subaru WRX

The build quality of this hitch is great I liked the weight it had and really like the line they give you to fish the bolts through the frame. It did not take long to install the steps were very easy to follow as well. The only problem I had was the coating on it. I work for a powder coat shop and when I prepped it for coating there were some sections that the coating came of easily. But other than that I love this thing and can't wait to make stuff to use with this. 507996



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2012 Subaru Impreza

Its a great hitch, especially for the money. The quality is spot on. It has been rattling against my muffler, and I took it into a shop that said it is a clearance issue. I don't know if anyone else has been experiencing the same issue, but its highly annoying. Great hitch otherwise. 350471


Comments

Charles, good news! There is a remedy for this issue. Check out our help article located at the following link:

-- comment by: Laura E - 03/18/2017

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Have bought/used your products before though this time I found the added weight of the product alone caused the car to right too heavy. When adding the bike rack and bikes the car felt unbalanced. This car had only 25k miles on it and well cared for so it wasn't the car's suspension. Removed the product. I still trust and respect your company and will likely buy again at sometime. 659570



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Very happy with the product. Very easy to install and fast delivery. Quality product. 613831



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2016 Subaru WRX

Overall the design intention is there. It's well made as far as assembly goes. It's very poorly designed in terms of clearance with other parts, namely the dual exhaust setup on the WRX. I don't understand how people could mention rattling and still give this unit 4 or 5 stars? It is unbelievably annoying. I have adjusted my mufflers and the hitch itself a number of times now yet it still rattles like crazy. I even purchased aftermarket exhaust hangers for the mufflers hoping they would tighten up how they hang and keep them away from the hitch but it doesn't matter, it still rattles like crazy. It's pretty embarrassing riding around in this pristine $30k car and having a distinct rattling noise come from the rear of the vehicle EVERY time you start, downshift or get to about 3k rpms while decelerating. I would DEFINITELY NOT buy this product again if I was in the market. I guess you get what you pay for, should have gone with the eco hitch but then again I think that's too expensive for what it is. As a side note. I don't recommend cutting into the frame rail like the directions tell you to just to install the included hardware. You risk the chance of corrosion or moisture and salt getting in the frame rail because you'll never seal it right after you cut it/enlarge the opening. If you remove the bumper (Which takes less than 5 minutes) and then the bumper support bar (8 bolts) you can just install the hardware (Metal plates and bolts) in the end of the frame rail, no cutting at all. 613522



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2019 Subaru WRX

Nice product. Awesome turn around time from time of order til time of delivery. Install was a breeze. 592706



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2016 Subaru WRX

Great product! Fits very well and looks even better. Took only a couple hours but it's a very simple install with the right tools. Use a lift if possible to simplify the install even more. 551274



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2017 Subaru WRX

This hitch will fit flawlessly on your WRX so long as you follow the excellent included instructions. Extremely happy with the quality, durability, and pricing of the product. I use it every weekend for my bike rack. Also was delivered quickly and protected well in the packaging. Would buy again! 543321



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2015 Subaru WRX

I’ve never took the time to make a good review on a company, but this company I felt deserved it. etrailer took the time verified and changed my order after I already paid to make it correct, speedy shipping, easy install instructions, great quality product. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. 541534



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2017 Subaru WRX

Installation was fairly easy. 522746



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2016 Subaru WRX

Very simple install. Really clean look, barely notice the hitch under the rear bumber. Very happy with this hitch. 516365



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2018 Subaru WRX

The product works just as promised. Installation was very simple. The tools included with the hitch make it easy and very functional. 512538



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2017 Subaru WRX

Everything from my experience on etrailer website ordering my hitch, to it being sent, arriving on time, the installation video, and towing my motorcycle trailer w my 17' WRX went great! Nothing more to say other than "thanks etrailer!" 495401



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The trailer works really well for the amount of money it cost. It definitely could be easier when it comes to installation. 466944


Comments

Overall I like the trailer hitch. The paint has been chipping away which is causing the metal underneath to rust. I believe a better type of paint, or changing the process in which the paint is applied would help.

Alec - 01/14/2019

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Rust will sometimes form from moisture in the air and salt on the roads. If rust has started to form you can take fine sandpaper and sand it off as much as possible then cover that spot with a rustoleum type of paint. It is a good idea to check over the hitch for any scratches or deep gauges and paint over these areas to prevent future rust issues. I have attached a help article about preventing rust.

-- Heather A - 1/16/2019


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2016 Subaru WRX

I love the look and the quality 426804



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Little tougher then expected. Modifications were needed to thread the screw/plate though, but the right tools made it easy. Looks amazing and looking forward to using the product. 274391


Comments

No complaints

Bryan Q - 07/21/2017

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2016 Subaru WRX

Fit perfectly on 2016 STI. Good paint and hardware included. If you don't have a step bit, get one that will go up to 1-1/8 inch, as it will make enlarging the frame holes easier and faster. 247111



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2016 Subaru WRX

Excellent product at a fraction of the cost that my local shop wanted to charge me for the same hitch. 228171



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2015 Subaru WRX

The hitch itself is great. Instructions where easy to follow. However, the estimated times where a bit off. Also a picture of a current 2015 WRX. Other than that the hitch looks and works great. Installing the product took longer than anticipated, but was worth the time spent installing. I would recommend e-trailers to friends and family. 222923



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2015 Subaru WRX

Great hitch! 218944


Comments

So far so good! I now leave my rack on the hitch and its been solid. Thanks for following up!

Stan - 08/18/2016

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This trailer mount is well built and very solid. It is a little difficult to put on without a lift but I put the rear of my car up on jack stands and dropped the exhaust down. It was difficult to put the mount bolts through the holes and had to cut notches in the frame to accommodate getting them fed into the mount holes. Took about 1 1/2 hours to install. 176218


Comments

HI, I was wondering how low the hitchreceiver was to the ground after installation? The WRX sits so low as it is I am concerned about ground clearance?ThanksBrian

-- comment by: Brian W - 06/16/2015

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Comments

Still looks great and holding strong. Ground clearance isnt an issue.

Heath F - 02/26/2016

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easy installation with good, real picture directions! i would recommend this product. thank you etrailer! 138255



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2014 Subaru Impreza

This is the third hitch I have purchased from etrailer and installed. The hitch and accessories arrived in great shape and look good once installed. The installation was not as easy as I was led to believe via the description and instructions. The instructions and the related video say that the holes on the frame “may need to be enlarged”. This is an understatement! The holes on the 2014 impreza are about ½ inch and need to be 1 inch! Save yourself some time and get a 1 inch step drill bit for $30-$40. I also removed the muffler completely before the install which ended up being a good decision. It came off pretty easy and without the muffler in the way it was very easy to remove the heat shield in order to drill the hole for the bolt. For the hole in the heat shield I used a 1 ½ hole saw for a nice clean hole. Total time to install was about 2.5 hours. 126002



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The installation was about as expected from the instructions. Dropping the exhaust was very easy once I used a good deal of WD40. Also, it was very easy to support the muffler with a floor jack and a tie-down strap as back-up. I used a 1" hole saw and tin snips to trim the heat shield; this was fairly stress free. To enlarge the access holes for the hardware I just drilled small holes in 2 places for each side and cleaned it up with a file. The fish-wire procedure was amazingly easy and worked just as noted in the instructions - the first try with each of the 4 sets of hardware. I'm very happy with the final installation. The hitch fits perfectly up underneath the rear fascia and generally looks good. I have had other good experiences with eTrailer hitches in the past. 73780



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The installation was about as expected from the instructions. Dropping the exhaust was very easy once I used a good deal of WD40. Also, it was very easy to support the muffler with a floor jack and a tie-down strap as back-up. I used a 1" hole saw and tin snips to trim the heat shield; this was fairly stress free. To enlarge the access holes for the hardware I just drilled small holes in 2 places for each side and cleaned it up with a file. The fish-wire procedure was amazingly easy and worked just as noted in the instructions - the first try with each of the 4 sets of hardware. I'm very happy with the final installation. The hitch fits perfectly up underneath the rear fascia and generally looks good. I have had other good experiences with eTrailer hitches in the past. 73546


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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2017 Subaru WRX
  • The hitch you currently have will not fit a 2017 Subaru WRX. The WRX is different enough from the XV that it requires it's own fit. For that the Curt hitch part # C11408 would be what you would need. I attached an install video for this hitch on a 2017 WRX for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru WRX STI
  • Yes, I spoke with my contact at Curt and the Curt Hitch part # C11408 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit the STI versions of the 2015 Subaru WRX so it will work for you. For a ball mount you would want part # C45521, 1-7/8 inch hitch ball # 19256, 2 inch hitch ball # 19258. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56259.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Subaru WRX Limited
  • I checked with Curt and trailer hitch # C11408 is indeed listed as a fit for your 2016 Subaru WRX Limited. There is one picture from the instructions which I have added for you. I have also linked the instructions. You will not have to remove the bumper to install the hitch. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount is # C45521. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And for trailer wiring you can use # C56259 to add a 4-Way flat connector. If...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru WRX
  • Yes, I spoke with my contact at Curt and the Curt Hitch part # C11408 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit the 2015 Subaru WRX so it will work for you. The hitch will hang below the rear bumper when installed. I attached a picture that shows this hitch installed as well. For a ball mount you would want part # C45521, 1-7/8 inch hitch ball # 19256, 2 inch hitch ball # 19258. For trailer wiring you would want the part # C56259.
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  • I'm assuming you're wondering if the exhaust of the 2015 Subaru WRX needs to be altered in order to install the Curt Class I trailer hitch, part # C11408, is that correct? According to the instructions, which you can look over by clicking the provided link, the exhaust will need to be temporarily lowered out of the way during installation, and the heat shield will be temporarily removed so a small hole can be cut in it. If you'll be towing with your WRX, you'll also need the following...
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  • 2 inch trailer hitches are reserved for larger vehicles that would have higher towing capacities like trucks and SUVs. For your 2016 Subaru WRX the only trailer hitch size we offer is 1-1/4 inch like the Curt hitch part # C11408 that you referenced. You would have to go with a new bike rack to be able to transport bikes with your WRX if your current rack only fits 2 inch hitches. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and 2-Bike Rack for 2017 Subaru WRX
  • Yes! The BikeWing formally known as the VeeMe # B01311 has both a 1-1/4 and 2 receiver when used with the included adapter. The Curt trailer hitch # C11408 you were looking at is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Subaru WRX and will require the stabilization strap # 18050 for the bike rack per the warranty of the hitch. With a Class I hitch you will be limited to 2-bike Class I rated bike racks, which the BikeWing is rated for. While we have not had a chance to install this hitch...
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  • Troubleshooting Exhaust Rattle on 2017 Subaru WRX with Curt Hitch Installed
  • That's a bummer you are getting exhaust noise. Vehicle manufacturers have enough variance in the way they make their exhaust systems and how they hang them that sometimes the hitch clearance is too tight. Best option is to check out the exhaust and hitch clearance to see where the interference is and either bend the hanger mount slightly to give more clearance or use a different exhaust hanger. I attached a help article and video that has more info as well.
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  • Do I Use Hitch Tongue Weight Capacity or Vehicle Tongue Weight Capacity
  • When it comes to towing, you are always going to be bound by the component with the lowest capacity so even though the hitch can handle more weight, your vehicle can not. Since you mention that the tongue weight capacity of your vehicle is 165 lbs, a 280 lb power chair would exceed the tongue weight capacity and could cause damage to your vehicle but I do have a solution. The best solution would be to buy a lightweight trailer to transport your power chair. The hitch that we offer for...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Subaru Impreza STi for use with a Bike Rack
  • If your 2013 Subaru Impreza STi is a hatchback then the trailer hitch that fits is # C11120. If it is a sedan model then you would need hitch # C11317. Since you want to use the hitch for a bike rack then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. I have linked the compatible bike racks for you. Curt also says you have to use stabilization strap # 18050 when using...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru WRX STI
  • The Curt hitch you mentioned part # C11408 has a tech tip that states it is not a fit for the STI models of the 2015 WRX so it is most likely not what you have. That being said let's see about finding you a bike rack that will clear your vehicle. For a platform bike rack that would stick out further than a Pro Rack the Thule T2 part # TH9045 has a distance of 18 inches from the hitch pin hole to the nearest bike tray so it would definitely give you the clearance you need. The Kuat...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C11408 Fit 2012 Subaru Impreza
  • The Curt hitch part # C11408 is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Subaru Impreza so all you need is the part # RHK to get new hardware for it. You'll need to select Curt as the manufacturer for the hitch and then enter the part number on the product page and you'll be set.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Options for a 2012 Subaru Impreza Sedan
  • I do have an option for you but the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7211 is only listed as a fit for the hatchback (5-door) models of the 2012 Subaru Impreza and will not work on your sedan (4-door) model. For your sedan we have two options for you which are the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch part # C11408 and the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch part # 24960. The Curt and Draw-Tite options are both Class I hitches with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. They...
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  • What Size Trailer Hitch Receiver is Available for 2015 Subaru WRX
  • When it comes to a trailer hitch receiver for your 2015 Subaru WRX, a 1-1/4 inch Class I hitch, part # C11408, is the only one available. A 2 inch hitch is not available for the 2015 Subaru WRX. If you are planning to use the hitch to transport bicycles, I have attached a link to our bike racks that are compatible with the Class I hitch. If you are interested in a different hitch mounted accessory, please feel free to send me an email with that information and I would be happy to make...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring fof a 2015 Subaru WRX
  • For your 2015 Subaru WRX you can use Curt trailer hitch # C11408. If you plan on doing some towing the correct ball mount to use is # C45521. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # C56259. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer hitch. Also, with a bike rack, you are limited to 2 bikes maximum on a Class I hitch. Curt...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2016 Subaru WRX
  • Curt trailer hitch # C11408 exits under the rear fascia on the 2016 Subaru WRX. It does not exit through any factory access panel. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to look over. The receiver and the cross tube will be visible under the rear fascia. If you decide to go with this hitch then the correct ball mount to use is # C45521. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. And for trailer wiring use # C56259 to add a 4-Way flat...
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