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Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW

Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW

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This shock-absorbing shank gives you 6 mounting positions for attaching your weight distribution system. Flexing rubber cords limit shock. Tongue weight scale shows if load needs to be adjusted. Works with most standard weight distribution systems. Call 800-298-1624 to order Gen-Y Hitch accessories and parts part number 325-GH-1102 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Gen-Y Hitch products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Gen-Y Hitch Accessories and Parts - 325-GH-1102

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Gen-Y Hitch
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Trunnion - 6-1/2 In Drop
  • Round - 6-1/2 In Drop
  • Square - 6-1/2 In Drop
  • 1700 lbs TW
  • Trunnion - 6-1/2 In Rise
  • Round - 6-1/2 In Rise
  • Square - 6-1/2 In Rise
  • 16000 lbs GTW

This shock-absorbing shank gives you 6 mounting positions for attaching your weight distribution system. Flexing rubber cords limit shock. Tongue weight scale shows if load needs to be adjusted. Works with most standard weight distribution systems.


  • Shank slides into your hitch receiver and provides the attachment point for your weight distribution system's head assembly
    • Designed for use with most standard weight distribution systems on the market
  • 6 Mounting positions for attaching the weight distribution head assembly
    • Lets you level your trailer with your tow vehicle
  • Shock-absorbing design ensures a smooth, steady ride
    • Technology functions like a torsion axle to limit transfer of road shock from trailer to vehicle and vice versa
    • No airbags to maintain and fewer moving parts to repair or replace than with other shock-absorbing solutions
  • Tongue weight scale is built in to help you balance your trailer
    • Meter lets you know if your load needs to be adjusted before you tow
  • Heavy-duty steel construction
  • Zinc primer and epoxy powder coat resist corrosion
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • SAE J684 certified
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Maximum drop: 6-1/2"
  • Maximum rise: 6-1/2"
  • Gross towing weight: 16,000 lbs
  • Tongue weight: 1,200 lbs - 1,700 lbs
  • 10-Year limited warranty

This unique weight distribution shank from Gen-Y Hitch has 6 mounting positions that can accept almost any weight distribution head assembly. This lets you easily adjust the height of your weight distribution system. This shank also has built-in shock absorption to ensure a safe, smooth towing experience. Using technology similar to that found in torsion trailer axles, the Gen-Y shank absorbs road shock, isolating any rough jarring or chucking at the connection point. This prevents the rough motion from transferring from the vehicle to the trailer and vice versa.

Built-In Shock Absorption for a Smooth Ride

Driving over bumps, potholes, and uneven terrain causes road shock, which can result in a rough, bumpy ride and even potentially damage your vehicle or trailer. This Gen-Y Hitch torsion shank is designed to absorb road shock at the connection point to create a safe, smooth ride. This is thanks to the internal construction of the shank, which is similar to that of a torsion axle.

Pivot points are built into the Gen-Y weight distribution shank. This allows for movement between the base, which slides into your vehicle's trailer hitch, and the vertical shank, which provides the connection points for your weight distribution head. When your trailer hits a bump, the vertical shank will move up or down accordingly.

torsion diagram

Built into the Gen-Y mount are tubes with inner bars that are surrounded by rubber cords. As the attachment points rise or fall, these inner bars twist inside of the tubes, attempting to follow the motion of the vertical shank. But the rubber cords prevent the bars from twisting too far. And as each bar turns, these cords compress to absorb the shock. This means that any shock experienced by your truck can be absorbed before it reaches your trailer, and the shock experienced by your trailer won't get transferred to your truck.

This type of shock-absorption system is easy to maintain. Just regularly apply grease to the built-in zerks to keep the components in working condition. No airbags to fill. No small parts to repair or replace. No hassle.

Multiple Mounting Positions for Easy Adjustment

This unique shank from Gen-Y Hitch includes 7 adjustment holes so that you can attach your weight distribution head in 1 of 6 different positions. With the 6 mounting positions, you have the ability to adjust the height of your weight distribution system to fit your application.

Easily Check Your Tongue Weight


This shank features a built-in mechanical tongue weight scale. The highest arrow on the scale indicates the mount's maximum tongue weight (1,700 lbs). The middle arrow indicates no tongue weight (0 lbs). There must be a minimum tongue weight of 1,200 lbs for the built-in shock absorption to function. This means that the tongue weight scale's white indicator marker should be between the highest arrow and the arrow directly below it when you hook up your trailer to tow.

GH-1102 GenY Hitch Adjustable Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2.5" Hitch Receivers - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 16K

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Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank - 2-1/2" Hitches - 6-1/2" Drop/Rise - 1,700 lbs TW - 325-GH-1102

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

This shock-absorbing shank gives you 6 mounting positions for attaching your weight distribution system. Flexing rubber cords limit shock. Tongue weight scale shows if load needs to be adjusted. Works with most standard weight distribution systems.

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Ask the Experts about this Gen-Y Hitch Accessories and Parts

  • Distance Between Hitch Pin Hole and Mounting Holes on Gen-Y WD Shank # 325-GH-1102
    The Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1102 referenced in your question features 2 different hitch pin holes that can be used. From the center of first hitch pin hole (furthest away from the mounting holes) there is a distance of 13-1/4 inches to the center of the mounting holes. From the second hitch pin hole there is a distance of 11-3/4 inches. I have attached an image to assist.
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  • Can Gen-Y Weight Distribution Shank be Used with Reese Steadi Flex Weight Distribution
    Yes, the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1102 can be used with a Reese Steadi-Flex weight distribution head like the part # RP66560 that you referenced. The shank dimensions between most systems (including Gen-Y and Reese) are all made to the same dimensions so you can use different brand shanks with different brand heads.
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  • Is an Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System Head Compatible with the Gen-Y Hitch # 325-GH-1102
    Most weight distribution systems mount on shanks that are 2" wide and have mounting holes that measure 1-1/4" apart on center. I spoke with my contact at Gen-Y Hitch who confirmed that the Torsion Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitch # 325-GH-1102 does have the standard width of 2" for the head and mounting holes 1-1/4" apart on center. If you are using a weight distribution head from Equal-i-zer like part # EQ90-02-1000 then they are compatible with each other.
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  • Does Gen-Y Offer Weight Distribution System Shanks that Use Torsion Cushioning
    Gen-Y actually has cushioned weight distribution shanks that work with standard load leveler/weight distribution systems. For a 2 inch hitch we have the # GY54FR which can do a drop of up to 6-1/2 inches and for a 2-1/2 inch hitch version we have the part # 325-GH-1102.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 1600 lb Tongue Weight
    For your weight distribution system with sway control, you have arrived at my favorite system for sway control in the Reese Strait-Line. The Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar # RP66075 is the system you want and it will allow for total tongue weights between 1,000 and 1,700 lbs. That includes the loaded trailer tongue weight and any cargo behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. The issue you will find is the 12 inches of drop. That is a lot, so you must...
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  • What is Max Drop of Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount and Can be Used with Weight Distribution
    I'm not totally sure what your first question is but I believe you are asking what the maximum drop of this system is. The max drop figure for the Gen-Y Torsion 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-1425 is 15 inches. This is not designed to be used with weight distribution though as it does not have a way to attach a head, but we do have the WD style shanks from them like the part # 325-GH-1102 for a 2-1/2 inch hitch or # 325-GH-1202 for a 2 inch hitch that you could use with standard...
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  • Will Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Fit Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shanks
    Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution system # BXW2003 is compatible with the following Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shanks: # 325-GH-1302 (video linked) # 325-GH-1102 # 325-GH-1202 The Gen-Y shanks accept weight distribution heads with holes spaced 1-1/4 inches apart on center with 3/4 inch diameters.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Sway Bar for 3 Horse Trailer
    Thanks for all the information and attempt to show me a comparable trailer. I was able to find one online to assist with the visual. For your trailer I recommend the Curt Short-Arm Weight Distribution System with Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 15K GTW, 1.5K TW # C17422. This is based on the fact you already have the pop up brackets and the weights you mentioned for your trailer. This system already comes with the pre-torqued 2-5/16 inch hitch ball and it comes with the friction sway...
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  • Cushioned Gen-Y Weight Distribution Shank that Works with Husky CenterLine System
    Gen Y makes cushioned weight distribution shanks that are compatible with Husky Centerline weight distribution systems like the part # GY54FR which fits a 2 inch hitch and part # 325-GH-1102 which fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch.
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  • Does Reese Stait-Line Weight Distribution Work With Underslung Couplers
    Yes, the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w/ Sway Control # RP66075 is compatible with underslung couplers, it even mentions it in the instructions during the initial measurements. You can see the attached photo. The Gen Y torsion flex weight distribution shank like # 325-GH-1102 is also compatible, most shanks for weight distribution systems are pretty universal and work with most systems. You'll want to make sure that all the components used in your towing set up are rated high enough,...
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  • Cushioned Shank For Use With Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System
    We do have an option for you, though there isn't a standalone cushioned ball mount like the Curt Rebellion XD Shock Absorbing Adjustable Ball Mount # C45949-22516 that is compatible or rated for use with a weight distribution system. What you can use instead is a cushioned shank that is compatible with your Equal-i-zer weight distribution system; the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank will mount directly in your trailer hitch and you'll simply replace your Equal-i-zer's shank with...
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  • Replacement 2-1/2-Inch Weight Distribution Shank for Husky Center Line TS WD Hitch
    The shank parts of weight distribution systems are standardized so you can use any brand of 2-1/2-inch shank that has the height rise or drop and the weight rating you require. The linked article will help you confirm the rise or drop you need. On the linked page you'll see standard 2-1/2-inch shanks like Curt # C17132 and Reese # RP54977 as well as cushioned types like the USA-made Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1102. This 6-1/2-inch rise or drop shank features rubber...
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  • Availability of 2-1/2" Weight Distribution Shank That is 12" Long for Fastway System
    If you are just looking for a typical shank for your Fastway # FA92-00-1000 or # FA94-00-1000 weight distribution (WD) system then the closest thing we have which will fit your 2-1/2" receiver is the shank # EQ90-02-4900, but it will only extend the WD head out 9". We do have the Curt shank # C17122 which sticks out 14" but it is for a 2" receiver so you would need to use your adapter like part # C45405. Another option is to use the Gen-Y Torsion Weight Distribution Shank # 325-GH-1102....
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  • Weight Distribution Shank that Fits 2.5 inch Hitch and Reese Strait Line RP66074
    For a shank that fits the Reese Strait Line part # RP66074 and a 2-1/2 inch hitch the Equal-i-zer shank part # EQ90-02-4900 would work well and can give you a drop of up to 6 inches of drop. If you need more drop you'd want the part # EQ94FR which can do up to 9 inches of drop. Or if you wanted to go with something cushioned we have the Gen-Y part # 325-GH-1102 as well.
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