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Is Heat Shield Removal Required to Install Curt Hitch # C13144 on a 2014 Subaru Forester

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Should the heat shield be installed under the hitch, cut back or removed on 2014 forester?

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When you install the Curt Hitch part # C13144 on a 2014 Subaru Forester like yours you will need to permanently remove the heat shield. Check out the installation instructions I attached for more detail on how this is done.

If you plan on doing some towing you may be interested in the following products to complete your towing setup:

etrailer.com Ball Mount kit part # 989900 to provide you with a couple ball mounts with a 2 inch ball and a 1-7/8 inch ball.
Curt Trailer Wiring Harness part # C56040 to provide trailer wiring to operate trailer taillights. Install video attached.

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