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New Owner-Traded '13 WRX ->15' Altitude

Hello! long story short... traded in a 13 wrx hatch for 2015 altitude.

had a 99 xj lifted back in college
had a 08 rocky mountain wk lifted
then the wrx..

got the basic build I think for a altitude the 23Z package in maximum steel.

so that means no backup camera and stock radio..

-basically im looking for suggestions on a trailer hitch (only to carry a mountain bike carrier)

-suggestions on quick tweaks or things I should know coming into a new WK2!

its a lease but risedual is only 18k so possibly buy it when lease is up so not afraid to do some mods.. any tips or "must-do" updates would be appreciated guys!

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Old 07-27-2015, 01:38 PM
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New Owner-Traded '13 WRX ->15' Altitude

Curt has a bolt on solution for around $120 shipped. Should only take about 10minutes to install.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Curt-Class-3-T...071?nav=SEARCH

Here is a picture of one i installed on my prior 2014 GC:

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Re: New Owner-Traded '13 WRX ->15' Altitude

thanks, I pulled the trigger and got the OEM and a kuat 2 bike carrier ...
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Kuat is a nice piece....just too pricey for my limited use.
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Re: New Owner-Traded '13 WRX ->15' Altitude

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Kuat is a nice piece....just too pricey for my limited use.
mine too! but this new carrier came out this year and got it for $260 shipped!

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now to get use to driving a much larger car than my WRX and without backup sensors or camera!
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mine too! but this new carrier came out this year and got it for $260 shipped!

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now to get use to driving a much larger car than my WRX and without backup sensors or camera!
very cool. i was looking at the NV. Show me a pic installed once you get it all setup.

**EDIT.... can it fit 29'ers fat tires?
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Re: New Owner-Traded '13 WRX ->15' Altitude

how many posts do I need before I can post some pics? got the oem trailer hitch installed and the kuat bike carrier pics to post!
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how many posts do I need before I can post some pics? got the oem trailer hitch installed and the kuat bike carrier pics to post!

I'm not sure but would love to see the pics!


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Re: New Owner-Traded '13 WRX ->15' Altitude

the only gripe I have... the directions have you put the hook that holds the tire on the rear.. and then you flip to the last page and it shows how to use the new rack and it has the hook on the FRONT tire! I was pissed that I just put the OEM trailer hitch and then built this bike carrier ! so I left it with the hook securing the rear tire.. I did a 30 mile trip at 70-80mph and bike seemed fine.. will find out the 20th as it will be carrying 2 bikes up to Sugarbush VT.

ill keep trying to post so I can get access to upload pics.. im assuming that's the issue since my account is new.


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