UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2023
Customers sometimes purchase a 1.25″ rack when they have a 2″ receiver on their vehicle. The reason for doing this is so they can use the rack with other cars, some of which may have a 1.25″ receiver. We manufacture a spacer to add to the 1.25″ male piece that pops on and off. This adapter is included with every Mach2 1.25″ purchase. See photos and keep reading.
(top picture – Adapter off for use in a 1.25″ hitch receiver)
Adapter on for use in a 2″ hitch receiver. You then insert the male with adapter into the 2″ hitch receiver and tighten it down.
You might find this video helpful –> How to Use Hitch Adapter
There are other adapters on the market and they can be purchased separately. The CEO himself has a third-party hitch adapter/extender on his Subaru, converting his 1.25″ receiver to a 2″ hitch. Because of the extra play it created, he had the adapter welded into his 1.25″ receiver, alleviating the extra movement but also making his receiver permanently a 2″ receiver. If you use the QuikrStuff adapter that comes with your 1.25″ rack, you will not experience any extra play.
NOTE: We do not warranty any rack setup that uses an adapter other than the one QuikrStuff manufactures and includes with your 1.25″ rack purchase.