So, the EcoHitch installs removal of the hidden bumper does indeed remove crush zones.I'd like to see the backside of that bumper and see if crush cans were removed as well cause it kind of looks like there are crush cans built into the removed bumper.
If you wanted a trailer hitch, what would you install?To the left of the orange gloved hand you can see the piece between the bumper and car is a crush zone design to dissipate energy in a rear end accident
Some comment that the OE hitch is painted, so rusts easy.
I have seen OE hitches bent downward.
The TorkLift is powder coated and has a 3,500 lb limit with a 350 lb tongue weight.
The Drawtite entire structure hangs down below the bumper.
The TorkLift shows only the receiver square. The 1 1/2" has the smallest exposed area.
Mine is a 2".
Tires: https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f72/bfg-atk02s-255-55-18-fit-sport-800921/Rawland, What is the setup for your wheels and tires? Are those factory wheels or are they aftermarket? I have a 2018 XT and despise the factory wheels that came on it. I want to get some black wheels and tires and like the looks of your setup.