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Arkangel

2.5 to 2" Hitch reducers/clamps

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Hey folks,

 

Looking to see what you guys are using for hitch reducers/clamps to go down to a 2"

 

I run a Kuat NV 2" bike rack w/ anti wobble hitch cam but with the sleeve it wobbles too much for my liking carrying $12K worth of bikes.

 

One of my buddies suggested buying a longer 2" sleeve and having it welded from the spare tire side of the hitch, but not sure if I want to do something that permanent yet.

 

 

Thanks!

 

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If you weld the adapter to the bike rack that will remove half the slop.  Then maybe run some weld beads on the OD of that with some grinding so that fits snug in the 2.5 inch receiver.

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Couple of good strong bungie cords from one side of the carrier to the truck/hitch will kill the wobble.

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Hey folks,
 
Looking to see what you guys are using for hitch reducers/clamps to go down to a 2"
 
I run a Kuat NV 2" bike rack w/ anti wobble hitch cam but with the sleeve it wobbles too much for my liking carrying $12K worth of bikes.
 
One of my buddies suggested buying a longer 2" sleeve and having it welded from the spare tire side of the hitch, but not sure if I want to do something that permanent yet.
 
 
Thanks!
 

You can drill and tap the outside receiver for a 1/2” bolt and lock nut. It puts pressure on the inside reducer so there’s no play. I did this with my past two trucks. 511ce272afe191c1808d7c060a116982.jpg


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I don’t remember how the Kuat NV wedge system works but here is a picture of the adapter that 1-UP makes and it works great for me.

I switched to 1-UP years ago because I was one of the coaches on my daughter’s NICA team and I needed to carry 6 bikes sometimes (two of the 1-UP racks on the tonneau cover and a 4 place in the hitch).

This adapter has worked well in my 2016 and 2020.

If you need the pin to go all the way through you may need to drill an additional hole as CPAP did above...

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