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Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop

Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop

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Hitch extender gives you 10" of clearance when installing your bike rack in your hitch. It also provides a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes anti-rattle hitch lock. 1-800-496-5010 to order Kuat accessories and parts part number KU37FR or order online at Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Accessories and Parts - KU37FR

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Hitch extender gives you 10" of clearance when installing your bike rack in your hitch. It also provides a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes anti-rattle hitch lock.


  • Hitch extender gives you 10" extra clearance when carrying your bike rack on a vehicle with a rear-mounted spare tire
    • Designed for use with Kuat NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Transfer, and Sherpa 2.0 bike racks
  • Rise and drop positions available
    • Use in drop position to prevent interference with lowered tailgate
    • Use in rise position for clearance over steep driveways and other uneven terrain
  • Flat-lock hitch cam ensures a zero-wobble user experience
    • Locking hitch pin deters theft of extender and bike rack
  • Durable, black powder coated steel resists corrosion


  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Drop/rise: 2-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: This adapter is designed to carry a bike rack only. Do not use to tow a vehicle or trailer. When using with a hitch-mounted accessory, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, the tongue weight of your hitch will be reduced by at least 50 percent.

This hitch extender lets you carry a Kuat bike rack on your vehicle with a rear-mounted spare tire. It has 10" of extra length. To install it just insert the extender into your hitch, align the pin hole with your hitch pin hole, and insert the hitch pin.

Anti-Rattle Flat-lock Hitch Cam

Flat-lock hitch cam

Kuat's Flat-lock hitch cam ensures a zero-wobble user experience. After installing your hitch pin, use the provided 8mm hex key to fully tighten the flat lock hitch cam to secure the Hi-Lo Pro to your vehicle.

Drop or Rise Position

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This extender can also be used to lower or raise your bike rack 2". To provide clearance for your bike rack when your tailgate is lowered insert the unit with the head down. To give your bike rack clearance over steep driveways and other uneven terrain insert the unit with the head up.

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Installation Details KU37FR Installation instructions

Video of Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Review of Kuat Hitch Bike Rack Rise and Extender - KU37FR

Michael: Hi there. I'm Michael with Today, we're going to take a quick look at the Kuat hi-low extender. This is going to extend your bike racks out away from your vehicle from the points here that we're going to attach our pin to and our hitch to, where we are going to attach our bike rack.It's right about 10 inches of extension, so that'll help if we have a rear-mounted spare tire on the back of our vehicle. It'll help give us a little bit more clearance there. This also has the hi-low functionality to it, so it's going to raise our receiver tube either up by 2.5 inches, or we can drop it down by 2.5 inches.

That will give us either more clearance from the road, so if we're on a steep hill or need more ground clearance, we can use it in the rise position like that. Or we can use it in the drop position to give us more clearance for our tailgate and those sort of things.Keep in mind since you are extending this out, you are going to lose about 50% of your weight carrying capacity of your hitch. Keep that in mind. This specifically is designed for your Kuat NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Transfer, and Sherpa 2.0 bike racks. It may work with other bike racks as well, but you'll just have to check with the manufacturer to ensure that they will work.

But this is 2x2 inch receiver tube opening here, so it's going to accept those 2 inch bike racks, and it is going to fit into your 2x2 inch receiver tube on your hitch.In addition to our hi-low adapter, we're also going to get a lock mechanism so we can ensure that this stays on our vehicle. It's got a nice little cap here. This cap is kind of difficult to remove, which could be a good thing for other stuff to turn it. But there's no real handle or anything to pull up on it. It will take a little bit to get it off.

But if you plan on having this installed permanently, shouldn't be much of an issue for you there. It'll just make sure that no one is able to remove your adapter.It does come with these two keys. And another nice feature here is that we have our flat lock to ensure that we're having a nice stable ride. As we insert our wrench here, we twist this, it's going to extend this little middle piece here. That is going to make sure that our extender is not rattling around in our receiver tube.

It's going to give it a nice snug fit, and you can see that it's also going to tighten down our lock here. That's not wiggling around, making a lot of noise for us as we're traveling down the road.It will take a few turns as you can see here. But once we get that nice and snug, you can see even our locking mechanism is not wanting to move around. Everything is going to be nice and firm in there. You're not going to have the wobble that you often get with hitch-mounted accessories, because that's going to be making sure that everything is nice and snug. They do also include this carrying bag. If you we're to take this off and store it somewhere, you could keep your lock, and your wrench, and your keys, and everything all together so that they're there for you the next time that you need them.This does have a durable black powder coat over the steel, which is going to not only be very strong and corrosion resistant. It's going to last you a nice long time with that steel and powder coat finish. This does come with a limited lifetime warranty. If you we're to have any problems with it, you could give us a call, and we'd be happy to help you out with that. But I really don't think you're going to have any problems with it other than keeping in mind that a weight capacity drop for your hitch. You are just going to want to use this for bike racks. It's not designed to haul trailers or anything like that. Make sure you're using it for the correct intent. But if you do need that 10 inches of extra space and that hi-low optionality, this is going to be a great option for you.That's going to complete our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with Thanks for watching.

Customer Reviews

Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch Extender - 2" Hitches - 10" Extension - 2-1/8" Rise/Drop - KU37FR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Hitch extender gives you 10" of clearance when installing your bike rack in your hitch. It also provides a 2-1/8" drop for trucks with tailgates or rise for ground clearance. Includes anti-rattle hitch lock.


The Kuat Pro extension fit my needs well. Needed an extension to get my bike rack far enough from the 33" spare on the Wrangler. Fits right with no wobble or rattle. I am using the Hollywood Sport Rider SE2 HR1450Z bike rack. There is a little of side to side wobble when attached to the kuat, no up and down wobble.


Looks like a high quality product. Will be installing today. Arrived fast with free shipping considering Covid transport delays. Customer service was awesome in ordering the parts for me.



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  • Will The Kuat Sherpa Fit On My 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS With The Factory Hitch?
    Yes the Kuat Sherpa # SH22G will work with your 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS with the factory hitch, no adapter needed. If you wanted to get more ground clearance and create more distance between your back hatch and the rack, you could get the Kuat Hi-Lo Hitch extender # KU37FR which will give you 10 extra inches and a 2-1/8 inch drop. This can be used with other accessories, but it will cut your hitch capacity in half because of the extension. The Sherpa comes with a rack lock and a cable lock...
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