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Does Draw Tite Trailer Hitch for 2017 Subaru Forester Require Drilling of Frame


On a 2017 Forester, do any of the 2inch hitches have a way to install without drilling, cutting or grinding the vehicle? I dont mind trimming the heat shield, but dont want to modify the chassis as that will lead to rust.


Expert Reply:

The Draw Tite hitch part # 75876 that is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Subaru Forester has the fit tip that states that access holes may be required to be enlarged, but if you check out the install instructions it does not mention that. Only the heat shield trimming.

I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. In it we did enlarge the holes to make the install smoother. You can enlarge yours you can then spray paint over the holes if needed to protect them.

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