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Can the 2" Version of the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Be Converted to a 1-1/4"

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Hi, I have a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2inch Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum - Gray Item # SH22G that fits the 2receiver on my 2017 outback but now Im considering buying a newer malibu that appears to only accomodate a 1.25inch hitch. what are my options in terms of converting my kuat? thanks

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What you will want to do to convert the 2" shank you have on your Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G to a 1-1/4" shank like the one one the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH12G is replace the lower end with center beam. We do not carry this part but you can contact Kuat directly and ask for part 016-007.

Once you replace the 2" shank with the 1-1/4" shank, you can then use an adapter like part # D101 which will allow you to use the rack in both 1-1/4" and 2" receiver tube openings. If you can let me know the year of the Chevrolet Malibu you intend to buy then I would be happy to help you choose the correct trailer hitch receiver.

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