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|Year||Make||Model||Style||Install Time||Other Hitches|
|2010||Subaru||Outback||Except Sport||45 minutes|
|2010||Subaru||Outback Sport||Canadian Built Models Only||45 minutes|
|2011||Subaru||Outback||Except Sport||45 minutes|
|2011||Subaru||Outback Sport||Canadian Built Models Only||45 minutes|
|2012||Subaru||Outback||Except Sport||45 minutes|
|2013||Subaru||Outback||Except Sport||45 minutes|
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2014 Subaru Outback 3.6R
Great hitch. Fits perfectly, however, the instructions are incorrect for the 3.6R model. This model has dual mufflers in the back. The hitch has cutouts on both sides to clear the muffler hangers, but the instructions should call out these differences: 1. It is easier necessary to remove the mufflers on the 3.6R. There is no way to drop them out of the way. Two rubber hangers and two bolts to the exhaust pipe flange near each muffler and the mufflers are easily removed. Invest the $18 in a exhaust hanger disconnect tool. It's necessary here. 2. The heat shields (one on each side) can be notched the same way as the instructions call for, but they are larger than on the 2.5 and will rattle unless the area of the cutout is insulated with some heat resistant tape. The hitch covers up one of the four heat shield mounting holes. 3. Using a die grinder to enlarge the front frame hole is probably not practical for non-professionals. I tried a die grinder laying on my back under the car and it didn't do a very good job. I wound up using a small cutoff wheel instead. I wished that I had used a 1 1/4" step drill. That would have been the PERFECT tool and would have been faster than using a grinder. (A good step drill in that size is $40+, so unless you already have one, it's pricey, but worth it.) Again, a great product, but unless you can improvise with the instructions, you may have problems on the 3.6R model. (Why would anyone put this class hitch on a 2.5 Outback?) By the way, the installation took me 2 1/2 hours without a lift or any help, other than a good hydraulic jack. I wasn't hurrying. If I did it again, it would probably take 90 minutes, even less with a lift and a helper.
2014 Subaru Outback Install
Truly a great product. Used wheel ramps to lift the rear of the vehicle. Install was fairly simple as long as you have all tooling called out on 'Installation Sheet. Highly recommend removing the exhaust muffler from the rubber mounts to free up space during drilling and installation. Make sure to paint over the exposed metal holes created during the drilling process to prevent future rusting.