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Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Subaru WRX with Torklift EcoHitch Installed

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Would the Swagman S64650 be a good option to use on a WRX with the Torklift EcoHitch? Wondering if it sticks out far enough to clear the bumper and trunk given that the hitch sits inside the rear bumper.

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For your 2018 Subaru WRX the TorkLift EcoHitch part # 306-X7257 (2 inch hitch) is a great hitch option as it can hide behind the bumper panel when not needed.

If you check out the picture I attached of this hitch installed you'll see that the opening appears to be recessed behind the bumper a couple inches. Now the Swagman XC part # S64650 has a curve in the shank pretty close to where the rack slides into the hitch so it would be too close to call, but I have a better option all-around for you to check out.

The Holllywood Racks # HR200 is a very similar rack that has a longer distance on it's shank before it starts to angle up so it will clear the bumper of your WRX. It also is rock solid in the hitch it is installed in so I recommend it highly when people ask about the Swagman racks. If you check out the two test course videos I attached you'll see how much more stable this rack is over the XC.

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