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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11497 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11497

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

11497 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces Curt C11318

Installation Details C11497 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11497

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction.


Got the job done and done well! If I remember correctly (this was a year ago) there was one part during installation that wasn’t lined up right on my ‘03 Subaru WRX. But i was able to install and got where I needed to go so all was good


Was not lined up on bolt holes, had to heat and bend to fit. Other than that it works well.

2005 Subaru Impreza

2005 Subaru WRX
I've installed hitches
from trailers for customers multiple times, decided to give it a shot for myself. As expected, everything lines up perfectly. My hitch did not come with new bolts or a hitch pin, some do. Overall 5/5 for faster than expected delivery


Great buy and easy install on my 2005 WRX Wagon. Helps to have a second set of hands to help clear the exhaust/bumper and get things aligned.

I tow a kayak trailer around every weekend, and this hitch is perfect for the job.

2006 Subaru Impreza

Ordered the drawtite brand first, then found out it wasn't going to be in stock for another month or two. Spoke with customer service and they changed my order to the Curt brand which arrived within a week of calling. Installed it the next day with no issues. Fitment was perfect and only took me about an hour to install. Product seems strong and built to last.

2007 Subaru Impreza

A very good product with clear instructions.

would suggest watching the videos on the website a few times. They have been well done.

Also to use a lift or ramps so you can work underneath the vehicle.

There was a bit of fiddling to get the tow hitch to fit but nothing major. The whole job was done in an hour.

I would also suggest another pair of hands.

I will be recommending this company for my business - I sell trailers and customers can order their hitches from etrailer.


Excellent Purchase experience -beyond expectation. I was given reliable purchase advice, from knowledgeable staff -rare these days. Good prices on a hard to find item. Delivery arrived 3 days sooner than expected. Can't do better than that. (And I am a critical purchaser)


The install took minutes! Great fitment on my JDM wrx. It enabled me to tow my jet ski with no issues whatsoever. 10/10, would recommend


I have not tested out the hitch but installation went ok. The only issue was the holes for the driver side did not line up. Must be a common issue because others [online] had the same issue. Not a big deal. Had to use a sledgehammer to get it straight. Took me quite a while to put on because I live in rust valley so bolts were a challenged to take out.


Bolted right in only took 30 minutes to install. It is very strong and not too noticeable.


2007 Subaru Impreza

What a pain to install. It’s nice to have a hitch on my car though




2002 Subaru Impreza


See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Is Trimming Required for Installation of the 2004 Subaru WRX STI Hitch # C11497
    You will need to trim the rear bumper fascia as needed to provide clearance for driver side mounting plate (approximately a 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch area). Other than that there are no other permanent modifications that need to be made to install this Custom Fit Class I Hitch, item # C11497, on your 2004 Subaru WRX STI.
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  • Installation Details Of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11497 On 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    I contacted our representative at Curt about installing the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C11497, on your 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI. He informed me that there will be minimal trimming on your rear bumper fascia at the very bottom approximately 1/2 inch by 1/2 area, possibly less. Since the trimming will be at the very bottom of the bumper fascia, it should not be very noticeable. To trim the bumper fascia, you could use a utility knife, tin snips or a dremel tool. This trimming is to allow...
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  • Towing Capacity For 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Per the instructions for the Curt Hitch, part # C11497, which is a Class l hitch, the tow hooks (referred to as tie-down brackets) are removed and are not reinstalled on your 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX. The hitch has a 2,000 lb towing weight capacity, but you would need to either check your owner's manual or with your dealership to see what the vehicle is rated for. You do not want to exceed the vehicle capacity for tongue weight or towing capacity. Typically, a Class l hitch is used for...
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  • Fit of Curt C11497 Class I Hitch on 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon with Aftermarket Exhaust
    When Curt and Draw-Tite develop hitch fits for a given vehicle, it's done with the OEM exhaust in mind as there are a myriad of aftermarket exhaust systems available and different ways to install them. Unfortunately, there just isn't any way to test fit for the various aftermarket exhaust options. If your aftermarket exhaust sits within the same footprint as the OEM exhaust and is of roughly the same size, there's a good chance that it won't interfere with the fit of the Curt # C11497...
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  • Installing Curt Trailer Hitch on a 1999 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    While we haven't had the opportunity to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11497 for an installation video, we were able to shoot one for the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24710 on a 2006 Subaru Impreza. There is a bit of a year gap between your 1999 and the 2006, but according to my research your vehicle should be somewhat similar since they're only one generation apart. Since both of the hitches have identical installations you can use the attached video of the...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2008 Subaru Forester
    I do have a great option for you, however the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch # C11497 that you referenced will not fit your 2008 Subaru Forester. This particular hitch is designed for certain model years of the Subaru Impreza and Outback Wagon and it will not line up correctly to the frame rails of your Forester. For your Forester I instead recommend the Curt Class II Receiver Hitch # C12038, which will match existing holes in the frame of the vehicle for a no-drill installation, features...
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  • Bike Rack That Can Accommodate More Than 2 Bikes on 2006 Impreza With Class I Receiver
    The only hitch offered for your 2006 Impreza is a Class I, which has a relatively low tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. This is due to the strength of the attachment points on the frame rails where the hitch installs to the vehicle. Because of this low tongue weight capacity, no more than two bikes should be placed on a bike rack used in a Class I receiver (although the rack might be able to accommodate 3 or 4 bikes). As more bikes are added, the leverage placed on the receiver increases....
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  • Extra Exhaust Hangers when Installing Trailer Hitch on a 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Based on the exhaust you have and the unknown compatibility with Curt hitch # C11497 on your 2007 Subaru Impreza, I recommend getting 3, if not a couple extra just in case because you never know what you might need. Its better to be prepared. You mentioned using the hitch with a bike rack. Since the hitch is a Class I, you will need a bike rack that is Class I compatible and you are limited to 2 bikes at most. Also, Curt requires the use of stabilization strap # 18050 when using the hitch...
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  • 2006 Subaru Wagon Xt Limited Sport Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatibility
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11497 is the only confirmed fit we have for the 2006 Outback Sport from any of our manufacturers. I'm confused by the model you gave as the Subaru website lists the XT Limited as different from the Sport. If you have the XT limited then I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75560 which meets your criteria. Unfortunately the tongue weight you are seeking is something...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2004 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The only available trailer hitches for your 2004 Subaru Outback Wagon all have 1-1/4 inch receiver openings. This is simply because the vehicle's towing and tongue weight capacities are lower than what a higher class trailer hitch (and larger 2 inch receiver opening) will provide. Trailer hitch manufacturers do this to prevent vehicles with lower capacities from being overloaded with a higher rated hitch. If you do not have the Sport model, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class II Frame Receiver...
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  • Will Curt Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch # C11497 Fit a 2007 Subaru WRX STI with an Aftermarket Exhaust
    The trailer hitch manufacturers do not test fit any vehicles with aftermarket products installed. They will only recommend a fitment on a 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI that has a factory exhaust. The Curt Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, part # C11497, will fit a 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI with the factory exhaust. The rubber isolator that holds the factory exhaust will actually be removed and bolted to the Curt hitch side plate. You will also need to trim the rear bumper fascia, approximately...
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  • Will Curt Trailer hitch, # 11318 Fit a 2003 Subaru Impreza TS Wagon
    I spoke with my contact at Curt about trailer hitch # C11497. He stated that it will fit your 2003 Subaru Impreza TS Wagon. I have included a link to the installation details for this hitch for you to view. If you plan to do some towing, the hitch comes with the proper ball mount, pin and clip. For a ball you can use # 19256 (1-7/8 inch diameter) or # 19258 (2 inch diameter). For trailer wiring, use Upgraded Circuit Protected Modulite with 4 Pole Harness , # 119147KIT. I have included...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch and Ball Mount 113183 Fit a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
    The Curt trailer hitch # C11497 will fit the WRX version of the 2004 Subaru Impreza, including STi models. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. To add a ball mount and hitch balls you can use # C45521 with # 19256 for a 1-7/8 inch diameter or # 19258 for a 2 inch diameter. For trailer wiring use # C59236. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view for the wiring as well.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Trailer Wiring Harness for 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
    The Curt # C11497 Class I hitch you looked at would be a great choice for your 2004 Impreza WRX. It has the same weight ratings as the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch and would install in the same manner. Don't let the reasonable price fool you, Curt makes a great product so you wouldn't sacrifice anything by going with the least expensive option. If you'll be towing with the hitch, you'll also need the following items: Trailer wiring harness, part # 119147KIT Ball mount, part # C45022 1-7/8...
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  • Is There a Thule T2 Bike Rack that Fits 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitch
    I believe you are asking about fitting a Thule T2 bike rack in the Curt hitch part # C11497 that fits your 1997 Subaru Impreza. There is a T2 Classic that fits this hitch with the part # TH9045. It fits 1-1/4" hitches. Check out it's review video. The T2 in the other question that fits the 2" hitch could have been the Thule T2 Pro XTR # TH83JV.
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  • Recommended Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2000 Subaru Impreza Sport
    You're halfway there, because the Curt # C11497 you were looking at is a confirmed fit on your 2000 Subaru Impreza. This hitch has a 1-1/4" receiver and will install on your vehicle without any drilling required. For wiring, I recommend using the Tekonsha # 119147KIT since the Tekonsha converters are a bit more reliable compared to the other ones available. I also like that this kit comes with a circuit tester for added convenience since this harness does require hard wiring into your vehicle....
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 1997 Subaru Forester
    Subaru began manufacturing the Forester in 1997 as a 1998 model. Curt doesn't list the # C11497 Class I hitch as a fit for your Subaru Forester, nor have they (or we) tested the fit, so I couldn't speak to the fit. I'd recommend using a confirmed fit for your Forester, like the Curt Class II hitch, part # C12038. If you'll be towing with the hitch you'll also need a trailer wiring harness like # 118461, a ball mount like # C45503, a hitch pin like # PC2 and a trailer ball like # 19256...
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  • Trailer Hitches and Bike Rack for a 2009 Honda CR-V and 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon
    Between the 2009 Honda CR-V and the 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon there are no trunk mount bike carriers that fit both vehicles. What this means is that the best option would be to use trailer hitches and a hitch mount bike carrier. If you want to explore this option then for the CR-V you can use hitch # 75547. And for the Outback wagon, if it is NOT a Sport you can use # 75560. If it is a Sport then the only option is # C11497 for models with single exhaust. And to use a bike rack you would...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon
    The Class I trailer hitch I suggest for your 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon that is NOT the STi version is Curt # C11497. It delivers the same rated capacity as the similar Draw-Tite # 24710. One important difference between the two hitches is that Curt's warranty policy requires you to use a support strap # 18050 for any non-trailer load, such as a Class I bike rack like the Curt # C18085. The Draw-Tite hitch does NOT have this requirement and neither hitch needs the strap to tow a wheeled...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow Camper Trailer with Brakes with 2007 Subaru Impreza STI
    Everything you mentioned is a fit for your 2007 Subaru Impreza and will give you a solid towing setup that includes ability to control a trailer's brakes. Here's a list of everything you mentioned plus links to them as well. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4inch - # C11497 Curt Upgraded Circuit Protected Powered Tail Light Converter w Hardwire Kit and Tester - 4-Pole Flat # C59496 Rubber Hitch Cover for 1-1/4inch Trailer Hitches - Qty 1 # 22281 Master...
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  • Trailer Hitch Availability for 2007 Subaru Outback XT 2.5i Wagon
    The Subaru Outback Sport featured an off-road appearance package, and a slightly raised suspension. Subaru discontinued the Outback Sport nameplate in 2011. If your Outback has the off-road appearance package and a single exhaust we offer one hitch, the light-duty Curt Class I # C11497 which has a 1-1/4-inch receiver opening. If you do not have the Sport edition you can choose from 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III hitches for your wagon. The linked page will show you all of these...
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  • 2007 Subaru Impreza Hitch Compatibility with Dirt Bike Motorcyle
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # C11497 or the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24710 are the fit for a 2007 Subaru Impreza. These are both rated for 200 lbs tongue weight but won't allow for the 2 inch opening for your motorcycle carrier. Using an adapter would reduce your capacity by 50%, and would also need to include the carrier weight. With your dirt bike weighing around 190 pounds, we do not have a cargo carrier option that would allow...
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  • Trailer Hitch, Wiring, and Bike Carrier for a 2006 Subaru Outback
    If your 2006 Subaru Outback is NOT a Sport model then you can install a Class III trailer hitch, # 75560, and carry all 3 bikes. Then you could use 3-bike carrier like # S63365 which can tilt. It also fits both 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches. I have linked a video review for you. For towing you will need a few more items. I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes...
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  • Hitch Compatibility For 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    I have a few options for you to consider. While new vehicles are exciting to consider, it's definitely wise to figure out aftermarket applications ahead of time. According to both manufacturers Curt and Draw-Tite, it appears that there are no trailer hitches available that fit a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. However, if you need a hitch, there are still a few options available to you. One option is to go with a vehicle with a slightly different trim, such as the 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX,...
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