Join Date: May 2012
Location: WA, USA
Car: 2012 Outback 2.5i Premium
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vtmecheng: Yes, the heat shield gets sandwiched between the hitch and the frame. DieselOx is correct about the other hitches, but the instructions for the Torklift say to leave the heat shield in place. It ends up bending the heat shield a little bit (the flap that comes down next to the spare tire well gets pushed over against the spare tire well.)
armith: I'll grab a couple shots in just a minute. From my recollection, I think any standard pin should fit fine, perhaps if you're using a large locking one it might be an issue.