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Curt Class lll Hitch Compatibility With Factory Dual Exhaust On 2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R

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Hey was wondering if I can tow a small u haul with my car and that hitch. Also the 3.6 has dual exhaust. Dont have to do anything different to mount the hitch? Thanks.

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Your 2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R has a 3,000 lb towing capacity. I spoke with my contact at Curt and he stated that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 13390 will fit the 2011 Subaru Wagon with factory dual exhaust. There is some heat shield modification that will need to be done so the trailer hitch will fit properly. I have included a link to the installation instructions for reference and a video showing installation on a similar model.

For the 2011 Subaru Outback (except Sport), you can use Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, # 118467, which would be a plug and play harness. I have included a link to the installation details and a video showing installation for you to review. This custom-fit T-One connector plugs into your Subaru Outback-Wagon's wiring harness, which is located in your rear cargo area, either behind the driver's-side trim panel or in the spare tire compartment. You will need to remove some interior paneling to access this harness. Once you've plugged in the connector, insert the provided fuse into the in-line fuse holder.

For a ball mount, I recommend the etrailer.com Ball Mount Kit for 2" Hitches - 7,500 lbs # 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.

This will give you everything you need to tow a U-Haul trailer.

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