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1998 Subaru Questions and Answers


  • Will Fulton Black Plastic Trailer Fender # F008551 Fit with 5.30-12 Inch Trailer Tires
  • The Fulton fender # F008551 is designed for use with 8 to 12 inch trailer tires. For the specific measurements of this fender, please take a look at the picture I have provided and compare them to the available space you have on the trailer to determine if there will be any fit issues with a 5.30-12 trailer tire. The diameter of a 5.30-12 trailer tire is 21.9 inches and, of course, it is 5.30 inches wide. A lot depends on the specific trailer design and how it is constructed. Based on...
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  • Trailer Connector Location to Install Tow Ready Harness part # 118461 on a 1998 Subaru Legacy
  • I'll give you all of the customer advice we've had to help you find the connector to install the Tow Ready Harness part # 118461. The first one I believe is the most likely solution. The wiring harness was a simple plug in, by the left tailight, but a little tricky to get it to run out of the car. There actually was an oval rubber body plug up under the fender that you can just barely see from inside, and you can feel from outside, that I popped out and put a hole in for the wiring harness...
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  • Location of Wiring Harness Connection Point for 1998 Subaru Legacy Trailer Wiring
  • The connector you are looking for can be in a couple places. I attached a picture that one customer sent in that shows where it was on their 1999 Subaru Legacy. The picture shows the left side taillight assembly area. Another customer with a similar Legacy said they found it located in the position described for Subaru Forester (passenger side in spare tire compartment under carpet next to wall.)
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  • How to Change my Thule T2 Bike Rack from a 2-Inch to a 1/1/4 Inch Receiver for my 1998 Subaru Legacy
  • Since there isn't any 2-inch trailer hitch receivers that are a fit for your 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, you could use the shank and backbone assembly # 753-3709. This will replace your current 2-inch backbone assembly with the 1-1/4 inch version. Another option, If you prefer to keep your T2 bike rack with the original 2 inch backbone assembly, is to add a hitch adapter such as # HTAD. Although there are adapters available, we typically don't recommend them because they reduce the TW...
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  • Dimensional Drawing of the Curt Hitch part # C12270
  • I spoke to my contact at Curt and he sent me a complete dimensional drawing for the Curt Hitch part # C12270 that I attached for you to review.
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  • Fitment Measurements for the Sport Rack Roof Rack on the 1998 Subaru Legacy Sedan
  • I show that the correct Sport Rack Roof Rack for you is the # SR1008, not the # SR1010, as you referenced. In the instructions it lists that your 1998 Subaru Legacy should have the front bar set at 27 and the rear bar set at 25 then the front measurement A=7-3/4 inches and the back bar is B=23-1/2 inches. I've attached an image of the chart for you to see. I've attached a video of this rack being installed on a similar vehicle so you can see how it mounts for your convenience.
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  • Replacement Bolt Recommendation for a Yakima EZ Rider Roof Rack Tower
  • I checked with Yakima and for the older EZ Rider towers the correct bolt kit is the part # Y8810002.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1998 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon with 2.5 liter
  • For your 1998 Subaru Legacy the Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 909-3 is a confirmed fit that would work well. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not...
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  • Will Yakima RocketBox Pro 14 Fit a 1998 Impreza Outback Sportwagon with Factory Roof Rack
  • The Yakima RocketBox Pro 14, # Y07192, will fit the factory crossbars on your 1998 Subaru Impreza Outback Sportwagen. But to determine if it will cause hatch interference or not you will need to take an important measurement. First, if the crossbars are adjustable on Impreza move the front bar as far forward as possible. Then measure from the center of it straight back to the seam between the top of the hatch and the roof. If that measurement is 45 inches or more then the box will fit...
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  • Trailer Hitch Bumper Clearance on a 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon
  • We have not yet installed the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 36234 on a 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon but when we installed the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12270 on a similar 2000 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon we found that the distance from the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the bumper is 5-3/4". Judging from the photos we have of customers who have installed the Draw-Tite, the hitch pin hole to bumper clearance measurement looks to be the same is not very similar. I...
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  • Recommended Locking Roof Rack Carrier For Surfboard On 1998 Subaru Forester
  • We do have a locking carrier that will work for your surfboard as long as it is not wider than 36 inches. I recommend the Yakima SUPDawg, part # Y04075. This can hold up to 2 boards. This system has locks that secure the boards to the carrier, and the carrier to your crossbars. This has a weight capacity of 66 lbs.
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  • Will the Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker Bike Rack # RRRBC048 Fit a 1998 Subaru Forester
  • the Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker bike rack # RRRBC048 fits 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch trailer hitches so provided that your 1998 Subaru Forester has a trailer hitch this bike rack will fit it. there are a couple of measurements to consider as well. The bike rack measures 12 inches from the center of the pin hole back to the closest part of the rack when folded down and 3 inches when folded up. On the vehicle the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear bumper would...
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  • Curt Hitch Recommendation for a 1998 Legacy Wagon Brighton Model
  • Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch # C12270 that your referenced will fit your 1998 Brighton model Subaru Legacy wagon. Check out the installation instructions for this product that I attached. This hitch comes with a ball mount and a pin and clip, but to complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 119178KIT Hitch Ball with 1-7/8 Diameter # 19256 Hitch Ball with 2 inch Diameter # 19258
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  • 2-Bike Trunk Mount Bike Rack that Doesnt Use Top Hooks for a 1998 Subaru Forester
  • All trunk mount bike racks will have those hooks but I have a solution for you so you won't have to use them. You can use the Saris Bones, # SA805BL, and replace the top straps with hatch Huggers # SA3035. You would feed the Hatch Hugger strap ends from inside the vehicle, up through the gap between the hatch and roof on your 1998 Subaru Forester, and attach it to the rack. Piece of cake!
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  • Carrying 4 Bikes on a 1998 Subaru Legacy Wagon with 1-1/4 Inch Class II Trailer Hitch
  • The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1400 is designed for 2 inch trailer hitch only. There are no 4-bike platform style bike racks that will work with a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch at this time. To carry 4 bikes with the 1-1/4 inch hitch on your 1998 Subaru Legacy Wagon you will need to first make sure you have a Class II hitch. Since you mentioned that you do have a Class II hitch you can use a hanging bike rack. I have included a link to the 4-bike racks that will fit Class II hitches...
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  • How to Get Replacement Hardware for the Draw-Tite part # 36234
  • Yes, you will want the part # RHK. Once on the product page you will need to enter the part number for the hitch you have and select the manufacturer as well from the drop down menu and we will ship you out the correct replacement installation hardware for the Draw-Tite part # 36234.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1998 Subaru Legacy
  • The tow bar mounts, or base plates, that you currently have for your 2002 Subaru Forester will not fit on your 1998 Subaru Legacy, but we do have a kit that will work. Your current base plates are the Roadmaster XL Base Plates, # 909-9. For your 1998 Subaru Legacy, you can use the Roadmaster XL Base Plates, # 909-3, if you have the L, 2.5 GT or the 2.5 GT Limited. If you have the Outback Edition, you want the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX3604. The Roadmaster base plate kit is compatible...
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