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post #1 of 180 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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2017 Outback trailer hitch?

I need a trailer hitch for my 2017 outback. No retailer or manufacture has listed a part number yet and with a call to them they can not verify a 2016 part will fit. I can't believe there would be a change in the rear frame where it attaches between 2016 and 2017. I was thinking of getting the Curt because of it's round tubing vs. square and Etrailer had good things to say about it.
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its all the same

Ecohitch is what you want

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I've used Curtis hitches on numerous vehicles. All fit well and worked well.
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You will want to look at the install of the Curt versus Ecohitch. The Curt will require dropping the exhaust and some drilling. The Ecohitch requires removal of the bumper.
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Torklift Ecohitch all the way. Get the 2" version for maximum versatility.
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I was just looking at hitch options for 2017. There is a new OEM hitch part number for 2017:

Model(s): Outback, Model Year(s): 2015 2016
Part Number(s): L101SAL012

Model(s): Outback, Model Year(s): 2017
Part Number(s): L101SAL013

I don't know if that will change aftermarket fit. I emailed Torklift on July 22. All they could say was "Unfortunately, we have not had the opportunity to test this vehicle."
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Why not just order your OB WITH a hitch?
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Can anyone report back on an updated ground clearance with a trailer hitch? Preferably the 'hidden' oem or Ecohitch version but any would be great!


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[QUOTE=jp3d;4159378]I was just looking at hitch options for 2017. There is a new OEM hitch part number for 2017:

You are right. That's what spooked me.
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I'm curious to know the answer to this one too. I noticed Subaru updated the OEM trailer hitch installation instructions to include both part numbers (L101SAL012 and L101SAL013) so that is somewhat reassuring. I don't want to be the guinea pig so I'm hoping someone else takes the risk or Torklift confirms the fit on 2017.

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