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    Anyone know of a locking and no-wobble hitch extender/bolt?

    Picked up a 1UPUSA bike rack (got tired of the T2). It fits just fine on the 4Runner but my Wrangler has a 35" spare tire, so I need a hitch extender for a 2-inch hitch. However, I can't just use just a pin and cotter to attach the extender to the hitch. At the least, I need a bolt that tightens the hitch extender to the hitch, so there is less wobble Ideally, there is a locking-type bolt that also has some form of anti-wobble built in.

    I don't want someone to walk away with the rack, and it would help if it didn't wobble around. Does anyone know of something I can use?

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    There are several options available, check e-trailer: Anti-Rattle Hitch Accessories | etrailer.com

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    I did see that lock and then read reviews stating the lock is of really cheap quality. I have Thule's lock but I wonder if it is possible to get that 7" extension threaded appropriately by some machine shop.

    Thanks for the info!

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    mtbiikerTi: thanks for the info as well. There may be an option or two that will work.

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    Flyer, I have installed hundreds of the Softride 25219. It is the best product out there for this. you can't thread the extension, because it is hollow on the backside. you insert the nut and housing of the 25219 and tighten it down. I promise you it would be rock solid.

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    Yeah, I thought about that later- the opening is too big to effectively thread on one side.

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    This is what I use:
    Mopar part#
    6502817 nut
    6502818 bolt
    It works great on my wrangler.(09 JK w/ 35s) The nut slips behind the back of the hitch. Just tighten it down and no more wobble.
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