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CURT Trailer Hitches Part #13147 Customer Reviews
45 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Steven M (Thornton, NH) Reviewed for a 2009 Subaru Forester — Oct 20, 2016 12:51 PM
The hitch was not as easy to install as I thought it would be based on the description and reviewer feedback. I had to go to my mechanic and he put the car on a lift (something I do not have), and had to drop the mufflers and drill out the holes in order to properly mount the hitch. Re-attaching the mufflers required new gaskets and bolts (added expense). Having the right equipment made the installation a no-brainer for him. Not something I would recommend for the 60+ crowd.
Reviewed by Mike L (BOZEMAN, MT) Reviewed for a 2012 Subaru Forester — Sep 30, 2016 6:48 AM
Got this hitch to add a bike rack to my wifes Forester. It looks great and seems very well made. Installation instructions were easy to follow, but said 30' for a pro, 60' for a novice. I'm an engineer, with all the correct tools, and some decent mechanical skill, but it took me over 2 hours. Can be done alone, but an extra set of strong hands or two would make things go a lot faster.
Reviewed by Brandon O (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Reviewed for a 2013 Subaru Forester — Jun 12, 2015 8:37 PM
Me and a buddy installed it in an hour. Use some liquid wrench, squirt all the hangers and pull them off. I was able to use my hands after letting the LW soak for a few minutes. Get a 1/2" drill bit for enlarging the holes. Fishing string things for bolts make it easy.
Reviewed by Henry H (JANESVILLE, WI) Reviewed for a 2011 Subaru Forester — Apr 14, 2015 7:50 AM
This hitch is perfect for this application. On a used vehicle with rusted flange muffle connectiona it was easier to remove the five hangers,two at each muffle and one in the middle to install the hitch. As a DIY install, having the list of tools is important to get it done in about 2 hrs. Be sure to check the hole pattern before drilling out to get the right ones.
Reviewed by Richard R (Indianapolis, IN) Reviewed for a 2012 Subaru Forester — Feb 02, 2015 6:25 PM
Two challenges for this installation: 1. The instructions are misleading as to which holes in the frame rails need to be increased in diameter. I followed the instructions but the rear hole did not need to be opened as the hitch doesn't mount to it. 2. Lying on your back on your garage floor and trying to fit the hitch onto the exposed bolts is tricky. Otherwise, the installation is easy and the hitch works fine. It was certainly a bargain compared to several alternatives I considered.
Reviewed by John M (HARTSDALE, NY) Reviewed for a 2009 Subaru Forester — Nov 20, 2014 6:48 PM
Overall I'm very happy with this hitch and would highly recommend it to anyone. Installation is very straightforward but just a word of caution for all of you DIY's, working around the exhaust is a little tough. Spray the rubber exhaust hangers and use a crowbar to pry them off. Youtube has some great videos worth watching before you start.
Reviewed by David C (Greensburg, PA) Reviewed for a 2009 Subaru Forester — Oct 16, 2014 2:06 AM
It says just drop the exhaust a little, had to remove exhaust to install the hitch. You are told to enlarge the holes in the frame from the bottom. Enlarging from the top(inside of vehicle) was easier and not effected by water and salt.
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