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Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Subaru Impreza for Use with Thule T2 XTB

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I have a 2013 Subaru Impreza, 5 door single exhaust. I would like to add this hitch but want to use my current bike rack, a Thule t2 pro xt, new model. Can you confirm there is clearance from bumper if I use this rack. The new lock pin system on rack has a longer 1 1/4inch bar that Im told wont work on Subaru Oem hitches. Theres apparently not enough clearance from bumper. Will this Draw Tight work. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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When we installed the Draw Tite hitch part # DT24959 on a similar 2015 Subaru Impreza we found that from the hitch pin hole to the outermost portion of the bumper measured 4 inches.

Your Thule Pro XTB T2 TH9035XT has a distance of 7 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the nearest portion of the rack. That would indicate that you'd have plenty of clearance for the bike rack.

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