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Hitch mount swap? '00 Legacy to '97 Impreza


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#1 trevize1138

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 02:50 PM

I installed a hitch mount on our '00 Legacy wagon from eTrailer.com a few years ago. We don't have a trailer, I only use it to attach my rear-mounted bike rack.

I'd like to have one on the Impreza instead as that's my car and I used to have one on an '02 OBS. Great thing about the Subaru hitch-mounted bike rack on the OBS is you can actually open the hatch without swinging the rack down. The Legacy's hatch isn't so convenient, and it's my wife's car so I don't get to use the rack much any more.

But, I'll stop with the superfluous info and just ask: would a hitch mount that fits a Legacy fit an Impreza? So, then I could just take it off one car and put it on the other.

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 08:33 PM

go to where you got the original hitch and see if they show the same part numbers.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 09:56 AM

I know they aren't the same hitch. Whenever you look up info about which hitch to use they give you a different one for the Impreza vs. the Legacy. I'm just wondering if, despite that, you can still make it work somehow. I'd just rather do that than buy another hitch ... if possible ;)

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 10:11 AM

my gut feeling is that it may not work. the cars have two differnt chassis. Best way to find out is to take out the tape measure and measure the mounts and see where they end up on the two cars.


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Posted 01 May 2006 - 10:11 AM

my gut feeling is that it may not work. the cars have two differnt chassis. Best way to find out is to take out the tape measure and measure the mounts and see where they end up on the two cars.


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Hmm! Good idea. I'll try that.




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