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    Hitch receiver -- 1 1/4" or 2"?

    Can either size fit most cars?. I have a 2002 Nissan Maxima, and all the fit guides on the web result in only the 1 1/4" receiver. I had read that the larger size would be preferred, but it doesn't seem like that will fit.

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    Usually 1 1/4 is the only size offered for passenger cars.

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    Shouldn't matter much, unless you plan on hauling 4 bikes off the back of your car. The standard 2-bike racks will work just fine on a 1.25" hitch. I have one with a Thule T2 and it works fine.

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    ON a car, you will only find a 1.25" hitch and likely a 100 tongue/1000 tow rating. I spent a little more to save a bit of weight on my rack and got the Kuat Sherpa. No regrets on this rack... very nice, no rust and pretty light weight.
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    Uh, actually...

    Quote Originally Posted by Knight511 View Post
    ON a car, you will only find a 1.25" hitch and likely a 100 tongue/1000 tow rating. I spent a little more to save a bit of weight on my rack and got the Kuat Sherpa. No regrets on this rack... very nice, no rust and pretty light weight.
    1 1/4" standard is 200 pound tongue, 2000 pull... but not all cars are rated to pull that much weight.

    Get as big as your car can handle, and you can always shim down to 1 1/4" if needed.

    1 1/4" works great. There are a few 3 bike racks that go ina 1 1/4" as long as you don't exceed the rated capacity.... not really a problem unless you ride 60 pound bikes.

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    ... and if we just ...

    The 1Up USA rack will fit on a 1 1/4 " hitch and can carry up to 3 bikes this way..1up USA Ultra Rack
    There is a thread on them around here somewhere...
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    i;ve got 1 1/4 with a yakima 2 bike tray, drove up and down the east coast in the summer with no problems. no more roof racks or trunk mount carriers for me.

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    1.25" or 2" hitch

    I have an Outback. Installed Curt 2" aftermarket hitch. It is great but ground clearance is lower than factory installed 1.25" hitch. Something to consider.

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    Thanks to all. 1 1/4 it is then.

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