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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75673 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75673

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Draw-Tite
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


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.



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Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75673

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (967 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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2018 Ford Transit Connect

Hitch looks great. Will be installed soon. All hardware present. Packaging leaves something to be desired. Hitch was was placed loose in the box with nothing to restrain movement in transit. Hitch broke through box in several places.



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2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Though hesitant to order this for a 10 year old car, I did so upon realizing that the cost of this hitch was not that much more than just a single day of bike rentals for my family. Initially I will be using my receiver bike carrier on a family vacation. I previously was very satisfied with Draw-Tite receivers, so went ahead and ordered this hitch on a Sunday and was pleasantly surprised to receive it on the following Thursday. Also to my surprise was that it was packaged nicely in a double-wall box, so it arrived at my doorstep in pristine condition! Installation was quite straight-forward, and though this Draw-Tite is more visible than some other hitches, it really isn't very noticeable. One reason I chose this over the other brands was that it appears to distribute the load over a greater contact area. Thanks etrailer.com!



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Easy to install and sturdy. It would be five star if the 2 inch receiver wasn't so far under the bumper. It's difficult to reach the hole where the pin holds the hitch in place.



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I installed this hitch receiver on a Subaru Outback. My car had dual exhaust, so the prep to get the receiver installed took a little longer than I had expected when reading other reviews and watching videos. But, besides that, the installation went smoothly. The bolt guide wires and using a helper were definitely the 2 big things that I would recommend to someone else. The only reason for not rating this Excellent is due to the way the part was packaged and shipped (from Missouri to Connecticut). The box arrived damaged, as the mounting surfaces had broken thru in 2 places, allowing the coating to be chipped off in several areas. Overall I'm happy with the receiver and have already used a cargo tray with it. The packaging could be better in my opinion.

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Brooke M.

4/28/2022

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2014 Subaru Outback Wagon

I finished the hitch install on my 2014 Subaru Outback today. It went without a "hitch" so to speak. I did the job alone (age 69) and managed it well because of some hints from previous writers.

First, I drilled access holes from inside the trunk area as suggested. Remove the black adhesive dots over each hole and drill them out to 1 1/8" using a step drill (see photos 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg). I didn't have a vacuum cleaner handy so I used a small magnet to collect all the metal cuttings. (see photo 4.jpg)

I then raised the rear of the car with ramps to get easier access underneath.

I took off the muffler which was not too difficult once the rubber shock-absorbers were liberally doused with WD-40. Getting it back on later was another story. That thing is heavy and it took quite a few "bench-presses" to get it up and slid onto the outboard rubber shock-absorber. After that, the inner one and the final bolt-down was a lot easier.

I also removed and drilled out the heat shield to clear the hitch bolt. The step-drill was perfect for this as well.

I removed the small rubber plugs from the four hitch holes under the car. The holes could then be clearly seen from above so guiding the bolts and plates into the holes using the included guide-wires turned out to be extremely easy.

I used my 3 ton hydraulic jack to suspend and position the hitch. I clamped it to the jack pad using two small c-clamps. Once in position an raised up, I could easily finger-tighten the rear nuts (rear of the hitch/front of the car). Then I took off the c-clamps in order to push the front of the hitch up into place with the jack.

Tightening everything down to 50 ft/lbs. finished the job.

I also found some plastic snap-in covers that perfectly fit the drilled holes in the trunk. I used these to seal the holes from dirt and to give it a finished appearance. (see photo 5.jpg).

Next was the wiring harness. That turned out to be a bit tricky. I searched the wheel well housing on the drivers side but couldn't feel any wires. Then I found a YouTube video from a 2011 Outback that made it clear that the carpeting behind the rear seats had to be removed as well as the long foam strip adjacent to it. It is held down with three snaps...one in the front (fixed) and two loose plugs in the back. Once this was removed I was able to find and pull out the connector. The rest was easy. Plug in the connector, thread the wire back a bit, hide the black box under the wheel well housing and continue the wire around the outside edge of the trunk and into the spare-tire area.

Everything went back together nicely. I brought the hitch cable up into the foam tray where it would be easier to get when needed. I plan to run it out the tailgate and I don't at all think it will be damaged by the rubber weatherseal.

Joe B.

7/23/2014

I did my install the same way your did. Thanks for the instructions. Helped me out A LOT.Where did find the plastic snap-in covers for the drilled holes? Would love to cover mine up as I left them open. Thanks,Joe

Jim H.

7/24/2014

Joe, I found the gray snap-in covers at my local hardware store in the nuts and bolts section. There are cabinets with pull-out drawers and I found them there. The ones I got said 1 but they fit the slightly larger holes just fine. I liked the idea that the holes were covered to keep stuff from falling in, especially liquid spills. If you cant find the plastic covers, just use some heavy-duty duct tape.

Jeff S.

4/21/2015

I followed Jim Hs instructions on my new 2015 Outback and it was really easy. The hitch looks great and was on in under an hour.

Jim H.

5/15/2015

I still absolutely love the hitch. I dont even realize its there except when I need it. I also like that it doesnt compromise the road height of my Subaru. It was easy to install and looks good too. Besides, I think it adds to the overall value of my car.It would have been perfect if it came with a rubber hitch cover-plug I bought one later. I would have liked one with eTrailer written on it!



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Pretty good fit
Install time, start
to finish: 2.5 hours

Purpose of hitch: Mount our existing bike rack. It’s never intended to tow anything

My skill level: Moderately competent. I’ll do the more strait forward work on the vehicles such as oil changes and brake work.

Tools used: 2.5 ton floor jack, 4 jack stands, various drills and wrenches, straps & WD-40

My first recommendation is to watch the video before starting the install. Lots of good tips and it’s nice to see the job done completely before attempting it yourself. Pay attention to the great tips about the WD-40 and strap with the exhaust system.

One small point of variance between the video and my installation was how large to drill the hole. The mechanic in the video sized it to the bolts. However, the blocks in my parts bag were slightly larger than the bolts – I had to drill to that size.
I don’t have a professional garage with a lift, so I put the vehicle up on jack stands.

Make sure you have a GREAT setting on the jack stands, not just “good enough”. There will be a lot of pushing and pulling on the vehicle you don’t want it falling off the stands with you underneath. I spent about 20 minutes getting it up on the stands and solid before I was happy.

Another tip is to use the floor jack as an extra hand when installing the hitch. I did this job alone so there was no one else there to help hold the hitch in place while I did the first bolts. I placed the receiver on the floor jack and used that to hold the weight while I adjusted and put in the first bolts.

Oh, and for the love of whatever deity you hold dear: wear safety goggles! Mandatory when drilling the frame above your head. The flying metal debris hurt when it was hitting my exposed arms, I can’t imagine that stuff hitting my eyes.

Make sure you have a torque wrench so you know those bolts are tight enough. I also used thread-locker since I never want this thing loosening up.

The installed hitch is very solid on the frame. It feels like a factory installed part. My wife is happy because it’s not very noticeable (her car).

Randall G.

7/8/2019

Its been a year. The hitch worked without issue. Several trips local and cross-country with the bike rack attached to the hitch. My Wife liked it because she retained access to the rear hatch without having to pull off the entire bike rack system if it was one of those strapped to the back window. Outside of that, shes never mentioned it, which is good: low visibility but nice utility.



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

Hesitant about installing this hitch by myself was on my mind so often between ordering it and receiving it, that I watched the EXCELLENT installation video 10 ten times to be sure I would do it correctly. I must say that anyone could do this without really any experience as long as they followed the video! WELL DONE, etrailer!

I also must say that alternative ideas by other customers led me to alter some of the methods for installation. Thanks and KUDOS to those who suggested drilling from the inside top of the cargo area---much easier and safer all around! The individuals who used the idea of raising the hitch into place via a car jack also need to be commended---being the only one around on the day of installing it I thought would be a challenge, but those ingenious people with their carjack idea and picture submissions made this job a breeze! Thank you!

All-in-all, not only was the price right for the hitch but the website, service, pictures, videos, AND customer submissions with their GREAT IDEAS made this event a pleasant and self-satisfying experience.

Thank you, George, for emailing me with updates, etc. And, thank you, etrailer, for the positive experience!

Scott H.

6/8/2018

So far, I’ve had this hitch a year and all is well as can be expected. When I find that I need something for trailering, hauling, etc., I turn to etrailer first to search for options. The full array of information available for any project is tremendous. Customer reviews and tips make this site a valuable tool for those who are interested in DIY endeavors.



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etrailer is amazing. I ordered on a Saturday night late in West coast timezone and within a hour my order was processed and a shipping label was created. Daniel upgraded my order to 3-5 business days shipping at no additional cost and it arrived promptly. No damage to the box or the hitch. Followed all the great reviews here and took the trunk approach. Removed the muffler completely is the way to go. Widened the holes in the trunk and once the screws are snaked in, rest of the installation was easy. I used two jacks to lift the hitch in place and it made it was so much easier. With the help of my 13 year old son, we were able to finish the installation in under 2 hours.

Now it's time to shop for a good bike rack to hold our 4 bikes :-)

Suman C.

2/1/2015

Yes, I am still enjoying the hitch. No issues whatsoever.



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Subaru Outback

I was a little intimidated by the prospect of installing this hitch, but it turned out very well in the end. Many thanks to the excellent videos at etrailer and the comments from my awesome fellow-customers. Looks great, works great, and total install time was only about 2 hours. I'm reasonably good with tools in general, but little to no auto mechanic experience.

Here are a few tips I found very helpful (many of them from the other reviews). Some would have helped me decide sooner to take the plunge:

1) The hitch actually installs on four bolt holes already provided in the frame by Subaru for installing a trailer hitch. The only reason the instructions have you drilling new holes under the car is to provide a way to fish the bolts through from the top, which takes us to our next point...

2) I highly recommend drilling down from the trunk area, rather than drilling up from under the car (thanks to the other reviews for this tip!). It's not only easier, but also means your holes aren't exposed to the weather. In fact, your new holes will be entirely covered by the snap-in panels in the trunk. Other reviewers have talked about removing the bumper -- in that case you don't have to drill any holes and I'm sure it's the best approach if you're comfortable doing that.

3) You must fully remove the rubber bumper hanger that is closest to the rear of the car. It wasn't clear to me initially, and I just took the bumper off the hanger, leaving the rubber hanger attached to the car. The hitch won't fit over the rubber hanger, and you'll be in no position to deal with it once you start trying to lift the hitch into place.

4) As others have said, removing the muffler entirely is probably the best way to go. I was a little concerned about doing that, but it was easy to get off and back on. If your car is very old, it might be tougher.

5) I had a second person assist me in lifting the hitch assembly into place, and cannot imagine trying to do that by myself. Definitely get a helper!

Brett H.

6/2/2013

Oops - when I said bumper hanger I meant muffler hanger. Whether you remove the muffler or just it down, youll need to fully remove the rubber hanger that is closest to the back of the car.

Patrick B.

6/3/2013

Thanks for the update, very appreciated.

Bruce V.

9/30/2013

Wow, you did an excellent job of explaining everything you did. I agree, it sounds like drilling down instead of drilling up from the bottom of the carframe is the way to go. Once again thanks for the great job, Im ordering the hitch for our 2013 Outback today!



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2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Easy install; rapid delivery; reasonable cost. The instruction sheet and the online video were very clear and allowed me to easily install this hitch. Have used it once so far- perfect



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Online ordering was a cinch and shipping was lightning fast. I had my usual mechanic install it for me for $135 which was well worth the expense. It looks great and is barely noticeable. I am only going to use it for my bike rack and possibly a cargo carrier. Will definitely get the cargo carrier from etrailer. I am a highly satisfied customer.

Steve C.

5/18/2015

I couldnt be happier with this purchase. The hitch is heavy duty and still looks great.



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2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

The hitch is perfect. Installation was very straight forward as I was replacing a Draw-Tite class II hitch so the access holes were already there.

However the shipping was a bit wonky. The package came with the hitch broken through both sides of the shipping box. Also the delivery shifted out in time perhaps because of the damage to the shipping box.



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I haven’t received this stuff yet, but I know it will be awesome. Past experience tells me so. etrailer has given me the confidence to do hitches on RAV four, Volvo, XC 90, Audi, Q5, and now Subaru outback. never had one problem. Thank you etrailer.



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Installation went smooth. Just a described in the video. I used a Ratching Tie down attached to the hatchback latch loop on one end and then passed it through the center hole of the receiver and attached the other end to a hole in the frame along the midline. This made the installation easy as a one person install. The Tie down held the weight of the receiver while I aligned the bolts. The pictures attached are a recreation of what I did. Thanks.

Matt A.

10/2/2015

Awesome idea! Im going to do this also!!



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2014 Subaru Outback Wagon

Excellent fit on my 2014 Subaru Outback. I did not drill a hole underneath because the 2014 Outback has 4 observation holes in the trunk directly above the hits mounting holes covered with tape. All I need to do was enlarge them to insert the rectangular washer. Also instead of cutting the heat sheild I just drilled a hole where the bolt needs to pass..Easy installation. Took me less than 45 minutes.

Mark W.

12/22/2014

Are the observation holes located under the styrofoam side floor panels on either side of the trunk? If so they are secured with two plastic retaining clips - do they just pop off if you pull on them?



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2012 Subaru Legacy

Very easy installation, instructions were very clear. The included wires to fish bolts and hardware were a nice touch. Just beware removing the rubber exhaust hangers is a lot harder on an older rusty vehicle than, shown in the video on a new vehicle. Overall still an relatively easy installation.

James

4/20/2023

After a year its been working great! The departure angle on my car is a bit worse, but thats unavoidable with any hitch.



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Ford

The receiver went on with pretty minimal effort. Two hours total including time to drink beer and bs with my neighbor. I've used it extensively since then to tow multiple trailers. Worked great every time. Also got rear-ended by an idiot in a Ford van, having the hitch/ball installed saved my bumper. 10/10, would buy again.

One thing I did notice, not a problem with the receiver, but rather the height of an Outback: Install the ball upside down on the hitch, else it'll generally be too low for many trailers and you'll scrape the jack on uneven ground. Pic is from the side of the road right after being hit. Took it like a champ.



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This was my second etrailer.com hitch, I sold the first car and bought a 2015 Suburu Outback. I looked around at other options but decided to go with this one because the instructions and support are excellent. As an avid cyclist I have a nice, heavy duty bike rack I leave on the car and use virtually every week. Installation of this hitch was a little involved as I needed to lower the muffler and drill a hole in the frame on each side. The instructions and video made the work clear and successful. The quality of the hitch is excellent, the pictures are after one year of use. I did have a concern after receiving the shipment, but the quick tech support cleared my issue and you can see the results are awesome! If you enjoy a DIY project and like to save hundreds of dollars, you can't go wrong with etrailer.com .



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The product in of itself was excellent and fit my 2015 Outback 3.6L with dual exhaust perfectly. I was a little apprehensive about doing the installation myself, however after reading through most of the reviews and hints and tips I figured I would give it a go.
I can't really give pros / cons on any of the installation options other than the option I choose and how it went.
The highlights:
1) I went through top and used a step drill to enlarge the existing holes. Worked great.

2) The 3.6L has dual exhaust and I just removed both mufflers to get them out of the way. To get the mufflers free from the rubber hangers some reviewers suggested applying oil to where the rubber connects to the body hanger and muffler. I used a squirt glass cleaner and the rubber hangers slid right off. You will need a long piece of wire to hold the exhaust pipe up off the ground after the mufflers are removed. Get that wire ready BEFORE you remove the mufflers.

3) Fortunately I have a hydraulic floor jack. As shown in the pictures I pulled the saddle off and with a couple of pieces of wood, a nut, washers and bolt made an adapter that slid into the hitch receiver tube. This allowed me to mate the hitch to the underside of the car by myself and I could maneuver the hitch until secured with the bolts. The best part is the jack could hold the hitch forever so I was under no time constraint.

Thanks etrailer for providing a forum for sharing installation techniques.



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Subaru Outback Wagon

The hitch shipped and arrived promptly. I don't have a lift, but I put my Outback up on car ramps and instllalled the hitch that way. I had it installed in under 3 hours. I am very satified, and my wife is excited to be able to haul her bike!

Joe

5/20/2013

I have a 2011 Outback. Thanks for the picture with the bike rack. I plan on doing the same thing. Do you find the hitch sturdy enough for the rack 2 bikes and enough clearance between the bumper and the point on the rack? May I ask what type of rack you have? Were going from roof mount to hitch mount. Not getting any younger.Thank you,Joe

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Patrick B.

5/20/2013

A 2 inch hitch on an Outback will be quite robust and have no problems supporting a bike rack and 2 bikes, provided they fall within weight capacities. That particular rack looks to be a Yakima BigHorn 4, part Y02404 which has been replaced by the Ridgeback 4 part # Y02458. You can check out some other bike racks and many of them will have links to videos of test-fits on various vehicles. We have had several 2010-2012 Outbacks come through and tested.


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2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Just installed this hitch this weekend on my 2012 Outback. Certainly the most-intrusive thing I've ever done to an automobile and apart from a bloody knuckle and sliced thumb, all went pretty smoothly.

I opted to go through the observation holes as recommended by other reviewers. Seemed making two existing holes larger would be better than creating two new ones. I opened up the two holes nearest the front of the hatch area which made threading the guide wire to the back holes a bit tricky. I solved it by running a fish wire of my own up through the rear hole then attaching the provided wires to that and pulling the whole shebang back through.

I installed this so I could use a hitch-mounted bike rack. I purchased the Softride Dura Parallelogram and had read on this site that it was necessary to also purchase the extender bar for that rack, so I did. Turns out this was an unnecessary purchase as it fit fine with the standard bar. So if you're planning on going that route, hold off on the extender bar until you find out if it's really needed.

Oh yeah, have help. Although I'm certain I could have done this alone with some cleverness, having a couple extra hands made it far easier.



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2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

I needed a hitch for my wife 2012 Subaru Outback for hauling sport bikes to track days and occasional utility hauling. A google search brought me to the etrailer site. The biggest advantage of the trailer site is the access of instructional videos and the additional resources from their previous customers experiences and advise; I found this to be most useful for installing the hitch. The quality of the products is good, the hitch had numerous chips in the paint which may be problematic for corrosion in the future, but for the price I have no complaint. The hitch appears to be the same one offered by Uhaul. The overall costs when a complete package is ordered are about the same. Regardless of the price I would and will purchase all my future trailer need from etrailer, and will recommend etrailer to future customers.

Regarding installation; (read all the the customer reviews) I would recommend drilling four holes from inside the trunk area instead of two holes from the bottom up. Additionally I recommend a $10.00 hole saw instead of the $50.00 conical shaped "step drill". The hole saw worked well, even without a pilot bit. It took about 5 minutes to drill the four holes.

If you have access to floor jack, use it, it made positioning the hitch into place a one person job.

Use liberal amounts of lubricant to remove the three rubber muffler mounts and remove them completely from the vehicle, it makes reinstallation easier.



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I ordered this trailer hitch a year ago just before COVID started up. Ended up not getting it installed until later that year due to lockdowns and many plans changing. Fast-forward a year later and we just so happen to be in the middle of a cross country move using the trailer hitch. Almost to our destination and the hitch is staying strong. Its very secure and sturdy. We're pulling a 4x8 Uhaul trailer for its maiden voyage.



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After 1 year the hitch still looks great and does the job. I use it for the bike hitch which supports 4 bikes on an Outback 2012. I was able to install it myself by watching an install video saving me hundreds. I highly recommend etrailer. I had also purchased a Thule bike rack from them. I am very happy with all their products



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Excellent product and easy to install if you do your homework. Arrived in 2 days with free shipping. Watched the videos on this site and read through the reviews for hints. I decided to take the remove the muffler route. The night before I hit the nuts and the isolators with some WD-40 and then did it again in the morning right before the project. I also also decided to go through the trunk to access the frame. It was a little nerve racking to remove the side trunk foam panels that are attached to the floor via some black clips. I couldn't find mention of these anywhere...not even on youtube. Anyway I went ahead and stuck a screwdriver underneath and carefully pried up until the clips released like projectiles. Not sure if this was the best way but no damage was done (I think). Took the muffler off. The nuts on the exhaust system were tough and had to pull out the 1/2 inch driver to get enough leverage. I had a much easier time removing the muffler off the rubber isolators than folks on this page seemed to have. It wasn't even that heavy and I have birdie arms. :) I then took off the heat shield. Now let's go top side. Ok the foam flooring has been removed and I take the black tape off the holes and then go under to take out the black plugs out of the frame holes. Now I can go top side and look down through the trunk holes and see the frame holes. Sweet. Ok now I get my handy dandy 1 1/8" step drill and start drilling. Rip zip and there goes my step drill bit right into the hole and into the frame. Good grief. The step drill bit wouldn't fit in my small drill (3/8") so I used a socket attachment for the bit. Well I didn't think ahead and when I drilled through all the way (metal is thin and the drill bit cut quickly) it fell right off into the frame. After a little panic I managed to get it back to the hole and use some needle nose pliers to grab a hold of it and fish it out. The remainder of the holes I stopped before loosing the bit again. Vacuumed out the shavings. Now I used the fish wire and installed the block and the bolt and then taped the washer to the underside on the frontward bolts. Using info gleaned from these reviews I placed the hitch on a jack and moved it into position. I wrangled it into position and hand tightened the rearward bolts first. When I went to do the front bolts the hitch wouldn't cooperate. It was getting hung up on the rearward muffler isolator which needed to be completely removed. After that it was a breeze to hand tightened the frontward bolts. Tightened everything with a torque wrench. Used the step drill to drill out a hole for the nut in the heat shield instead of cutting it. This worked great. Reinstalled the heat shield and reinstalled the rearward muffler isolator. Installed the muffler and the key here is lots of WD-40. Put some duct tape over the access holes in the trunk and reinstalled the foam panels. Start to finish in under 2 hours. Relaxed pace.


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    We carry a 2 inch hitch for the 2011 Subaru Legacy Sedan which is part # 75673 which would fit and work well with a wheelchair carrier as it has a tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs but we do not have anything for the Impala. All of the hitches for it are 1-1/4 inch.
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  • How Much Do Frame Holes have to be Enlarged to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Subaru Outback
    There isn't a specific measurement given for enlarging the frame holes to install Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" Item # 75673 on your 2017 Subaru Outback. Basically the holes have to be enlarge just enough to fit the installation hardware inside. To enlarge the holes you can use a file, drill, hammer and chisel, or rotary tool. They won't have to be enlarged much to get the hardware to fit. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you.
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  • Recommended Class lll Trailer Hitch For 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
    We do have Class lll trailer hitches that are designed to fit your 2015 Outback Wagon, but Hidden Hitch is no longer being manufactured. I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75673. This is identical to the Hidden Hitch as it is manufactured by the same company that dropped the Hidden Hitch name. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2 inch receiver opening.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Outback
    The Draw-Tite part # 75673 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Subaru Outback and has a 600 lb tongue weight rating so IT has enough capacity for towing your trailer, but if the vehicle ends up having a lower tongue weight capacity than the hitch you have to go with the lower of the two ratings as the overall capacity since you are only as strong as your weakest towing component. Basically you will need to figure out the weight of your trailer when it will be...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon for 2 inch Hitch Thule Bike Rack
    We carry the Draw Tite hitch you referenced part # 75673 for your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon and it does not require the use of a stabilizer strap so it would be a great choice for a 2 inch Thule bike rack. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Installation of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
    We don't have any specific installers we recommend in your area but any mechanic you trust will be able to install your hitch if you aren't comfortable doing so yourself. It will take about an hour to install. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75673 you asked from is a great hitch that will be a great addition to your Outback. The installation does require lowering your exhaust, but not removing anything other than the hanger shock absorbers....
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon for Carrying Bike Rack
    Since your plan is to carry a bike rack the Draw Tite part # 75673 is the better option as the Curt hitch requires a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack. The Draw Tite does not require that strap to comply with the warranty of the hitch so it would be a much easier process to carry bike racks.
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  • Rear Muffler Hangers Hitting Hitch on 2017 Subaru Outback
    There are a couple things you can try if you are having trouble getting the muffler hangers back on your 2017 Subaru Outback with Draw-Tite # 75673. You can try bending the hanger using vice grips or a cheater bar to create more clearance, or replace the rubber isolator with a shorter one, which can be found at an auto parts store. I've also added a link to a help article which you may find useful.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2016/2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Subaru Outback changed enough between 2008 and 2016 that a hitch would not be able to fit both or be able to adapt to fit the other. The Draw Tite hitch part # 75673 is a fit for the 2016/2017 Outbacks and would be a great option. It's a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening that is compatible with more hitch accessories than 1-1/4 inch hitch accessories.
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  • Would 12 Volts on Brake Output Circuit Make Trailer Brakes Lock Up
    If you have 12 volts present on the brake output circuit of a 7-way (5:00 pin) and you connect a trailer with brakes the brakes should lock up all the way.
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  • Does Trailer Hitch Installation Affect Vehicle Warranty on Subaru 2017 Legacy
    There is a specific law concerning addition of aftermarket products and their effects on a vehicle warranty, the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation of the part caused a problem then the warranty cannot be voided. It is not uncommon for auto dealers to be a bit sketchy about aftermarket hitches since they would naturally prefer you purchase their OEM hitch, usually at a premium price compared to the aftermarket products. We have thousands...
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  • 2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R 2 inch Hitch Recommendation
    For your 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon 3.6R with dual exhaust we have the Draw Tite hitch part # 75673 which we know is a fit. We've had a few customers with the 3.6R model that has dual exhaust like yours come back and state that they were able to install this hitch without issue. I also attached a picture of this hitch installed on a vehicle with dual exhaust as well.
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  • Replacing Subaru Outback Factory Hitch with Draw-Tite 2-inch Class III Hitch Model 75673
    The Draw-Tite 2-inch Class III hitch model # 75673 will install in place of the factory 1-1/4-inch hitch without need to leave any part of the OEM hitch in place. The crosstube of the Draw-Tite will provide a similar reinforcement between the car's frame rails. You can refer to the linked video, written instructions and help article for a complete picture of the install process, tools required and tips to facilitate the install.
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  • Will the Mounting Holes of the Draw-Tite # 75673 Line Up with Holes on a 2015 Subaru Outback
    The Draw-Tite part # 75673 is a confirmed fit for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon. It will match the pre-drilled holes on the frame of your vehicle. The only reason the holes wouldn't line up is if the hitch were to somehow get bent in shipping. Which as long as the hitch isn't creased or has paint flaking off this would be a perfectly fine solution.
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  • Can 2013 a Subaru Outback tow a Suzuki Vstrom 650 using Rage PowerSport Steel Motorcycle Carrier?
    The Rage PowerSport Steel Motorcycle Carrier MX600, is designed to fit in 2" hitch receivers with at least 500 lbs of tongue weight, and your Draw-Tite Max-Frame receiver, # 75673, has a maximum tongue weight of 600 lbs, so the hitch can support the motorcycle and carrier. I have added a video review of the Rage carrier for you. Please remember that it is important for you check the owner's manual to ensure that your 2013 Subaru Outback can support the amount of weight you will be hauling.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch # 75673 Fit on 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Draw Tite Hitch part # 75673 is a carry over from the 2017 Subaru Outback to the 2018 model. Draw Tite was able to get their hands on this vehicle very early to test fit and confirm the fit. I attached an installed picture for you to check out as well. Hitch installs are very basic for mechanics compared to some of the more difficult jobs they can get. What we recommend is finding a local mechanic in your area that has a good reputation and go with them.
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  • Does Draw Tite Hitch 75673 Fit Both a 2016 and 2017 Subaru Outback Premium Non-Sport Model
    Yes, the Draw Tite trailer hitch part # 75673 that you referenced is a fit for all models of a 2016 and a 2017 Subaru Outback. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon that Doesn't Require Stabilizer Strap
    Draw Tite hitches do not require the stabilizer strap like the Curt hitches do. The Draw Tite hitch part # 75673 that you referenced would be an excellent option confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Subaru Outback that does not ever require a stabilizer strap so I would recommend it highly. I attached an install video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Hitch for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
    I suggest a 2-inch Class III hitch, one of the items shown on the linked page. Of all the options I suggest Draw-Tite # 75673 for its easier installation and high 600-lb tongue weight capacity. Installation is shown in the linked video and the hitch comes with all required hardware. The written instructions are linked too and these give you a list of the tools needed.
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
    It sounds like you are looking into getting a new 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon. Based on my research and as you mentioned in your question, Subaru only offers 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receivers for this vehicle. With that in mind the best way to add a 2 inch hitch would be to go with the model Outback Wagon that doesn't come equipped with the factory hitch and add an aftermarket unit instead, which are indeed available in 2 inch models for the vehicle. Otherwise you can simply remove the factory...
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
    All of the aftermarket hitches offered for your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon are shown on the linked page and both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitches are available. All hitches will require some drilling. Of all options I suggest the Draw-Tite 2-inch hitch # 75673 for its more favorable price. The linked installation video shows you the entire process on a 2013 Outback. It will be necessary to lower the exhaust for easier access to the mounting points. All tools required are...
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