Hitch for 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback That Fits with Aftermarket Exhaust

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I have a 2009 wrx hatchback but I now have a different straight through exhaust round canister that exits the same location as the stock muffler tip. Is there a class 3 350 TW 2inch available for my car. I am looking for the completley hidden versions.

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All hitch makers base their designs on a vehicle's stock exhaust setup. There are just too many aftermarket items to allow them to do testing to confirm hitch compatibility with a car that has one of these.

Draw-Tite hitch # DT24959 and Curt # C11315 both fit the WRX hatchback with stock single exhaust as long as they are not the STi. EcoHitch # 306-X7261 does not fit your car.

To help you check the fit with your exhaust I took a measurement of the Draw-Tite hitch. I measured from the top of the passenger-side mounting bracket down to the top of the cross tube. Since this hitch bolts to the bottom of the car's frame you can measure the distance from the bottom of the frame down to the bottom of the exhaust canister to see if there is room for it once the hitch is bolted up.

The distance from the top of the hitch mounting bracket down to the top of the cross tube is 6-3/4-inches, as shown in the photo. If your bottom-of-frame to bottom-of-canister measurement is LESS than this the difference will be the clearance between the canister and hitch tube. If you measure a GREATER distance then the hitch will not fit without you modifying the shape of the canister.

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