Who makes a good rear hitch for a 2014 WRX?
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    Who makes a good rear hitch for a 2014 WRX?

    I'm looking to install a rear bike rack on my 2014 WRX and was wondering who you recommend I get the receiver from for best fit and finish. Any input is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

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    I would recommend putting it on the roof.
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    Why do you recommend putting it on the roof?

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    The hitch type receiver move around a bit and unless you are able to secure your front tire or take it off it will rub on your rear bumper.

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    I can't imagine how either of the tires would rub the bumper, with the bike mounted on the tray the entire bike minus the handlebar is a solid 12 inches or more away from the vehicle.

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    Didn't know they made hitch mounts that have a tray for the tires. These are the only ones I have ever seen:
    http://www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com.../3250_1_lg.jpg

    I did a quick search and it seems the decent hitch mounts that you have described cost $250+. Its most likely going to cost you at minimum $180 for the hitch and $50-$100 for installation.

    I spent $480 shipped to my front door for factory cross bars and two Yakima bike racks. The racks only take a few moments to put on and take off. When not in use they hang on my garage wall. I can't imagine there is anyway to hide a hitch on a WRX. Plus every receiver hitch has a little bit of play so you are going to get to listen to a thud every time you hit a bump.

    I would imagine it would be much easier to sell a roof setup used than a hitch setup when you trade in the car.

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    This is the bike rack I was considering getting, just need to find a hitch to mount it to.

    http://www.1upusa.com/product-quikracksilver.html

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    http://www.1upusa.com/product-addonsilver.html
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