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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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2" Troklift hitch height on 4th gen

Can those with the 2 inch Troklift hitch check the hitch height?
I have a 2011 but any 4th gen should work.
Trying to figure out my ball mount rise or fall.
So of course this would be to the top of the 2 inch opening.
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That's pretty much the perfect response.

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Thanks for the response.
I already found that picture on Subaru Outback Hitch Install | DigitalNigel
Already ordered the ball mount and ball based on that picture, 14 3/4 inches.
Appreciate the input.
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Glad I could be helpful. I originally took that photo because you're not the first to ask about the hitch height.

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when you order it from the factory do they install a different bumper? I saw a picture where the middle was cut out for the hitch thus raising the height a little.
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When you order it from the factory you get the same bumper. But they do cut a hole in it for the hitch. If you let the dealer install the OEM hitch they'll do the same thing..
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I thought long and hard about whether I should go with the Torklift or the Hidden Hitch/DrawTite. I decided on the Hidden Hitch. Strange, since I live in Washington State near Kent where Torklift could have done my install. But, I did not like the idea of cutting away on the bumper fascia cover, in case some day I wanted to remove the hitch and sell the car. My intention is to do the bumper removal method of installation. I don't care that the horizontal square tubing framing shows under the car with Hidden Hitch and Draw Tite. I have owned other tow vehicles. I also own a Chevrolet 2500 diesel pickup. That is what a trailer hitch looks like. That extra metal under the car gives another mounting point for a future 7 pole wiring set-up. Hiding just a little more is of no interest to me. Ground clearance between Torklift and Hidden Hitch seem very similar - not the same, but not significantly different to justify cutting into virgin plastic in case I decide to remove the hitch in the future.
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I am going with the Curt brand vs. Hidden Hitch. $142.00 on Amazon. Any reason, I shouldn't go with this brand?

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I am going with the Curt brand vs. Hidden Hitch. $142.00 on Amazon. Any reason, I shouldn't go with this brand?
Check the Curt last I recall they did not use the factory provided holes and one needed to drill holes forward of the factory holes. I don't consider that a product made to fit the car.

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