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Do Heat Shields Get Reinstalled After Installing a Trailer Hitch on a 2015 Subaru Forester

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Do you reinstall the muffler heat shield after making holes in it to match hitch mounting holes.

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According to the instructions for Curt trailer hitch # C13144 for the 2015 Subaru Forester the heat shields do not get reinstalled after the hitch is installed. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing installation for you.

If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in 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 a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not have the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, use the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

And for trailer wiring you can use # 118467 to add a 4-Way trailer connector. I have linked a video showing how the wiring installs as well.

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