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Hey guys and gals,

I'm looking for a 2" receiver for my 2008 Foz. When I do a search all I come up with is a 1 1/4". Anyone have any idea where I can get one?
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While it does not fit a 2008 this may help get on the right path: Amazon Amazon
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I'm guessing you know this to be the case, but the reason they're all 1 1/4" is because the earlier Foresters have a lower towing rating.. so all the hitches are class 2.

Class 3 hitches are 2".

You can buy adaptors, which may solve your issue, but don't go using them above their rated load.

https://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Acces...tch/80303.html
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Thanks duncanm
Is there any way I can I use a different subie receiver and mod it to fit? Are all the frames the same with?
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I think it would be easier to use the adapter or have the receiver bit cut off the 2008 hitch and weld on a new 2" receiver.
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The complete tow bar is a rated component. It has to be able to withstand enormous forces exerted on it.

Any welding done would need to keep this in mind.
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Hey guys and gals,

I'm looking for a 2" receiver for my 2008 Foz. When I do a search all I come up with is a 1 1/4". Anyone have any idea where I can get one?
In Australia Hayman Reese make a heavy duty bar for the Forester with a 2 inch receiver. No idea if these are available in the US.
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