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Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank - 1-1/4" Drop, 5-1/4" Rise - 1,700 lbs TW

Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank - 1-1/4" Drop, 5-1/4" Rise - 1,700 lbs TW

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15" Long shank offers a 5-1/4" rise and 1-1/4" drop and fits 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers. Call 800-298-8924 to order Reese accessories and parts part number RP54976 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Reese products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank - 1-1/4" Drop, 5-1/4" Rise - 1,700 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Reese Accessories and Parts - RP54976

  • Weight Distribution Hitch
  • Shanks
  • Reese
  • Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
  • Trunnion - 1-1/4 In Drop
  • Round - 1-1/4 In Drop
  • 1700 lbs TW
  • 17000 lbs GTW
  • Trunnion - 5-1/4 In Rise
  • Round - 5-1/4 In Rise

15" Long shank offers a 5-1/4" rise and 1-1/4" drop and fits 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers.


  • Designed for use with trunnion-bar and round-bar weight-distribution systems
  • Provides both drop and rise
  • Finished with black powder coat


  • Fits: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Tongue weight: 1,700 lbs
  • Gross trailer weight: 17,000 lbs
  • Distance from center of adjustment holes to end of shank: 16-1/2"
  • Rise: 5-1/4" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
  • Drop: 1-1/4" from top of hitch receiver tube opening
  • Shank bar length: 15"
  • Overall length: 17-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


NOTE: This shank will not work with the Curt hitches - the pin hole is set too far back on the receiver opening and it does not seat in properly. Will also not work with newer 2012 - 2013 Ford OEM 2-1/2 inch hitches.

54976 Reese Titan Adjustable Weight Distribution Hitch Bar

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Video of Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank - 1-1/4" Drop, 5-1/4" Rise - 1,700 lbs TW

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Reese Weight Distribution RP54976 Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Reese Tightened Weight Distribution Shank; part number RP54976. This item is designed for use with trunnion bar and round bar weight distribution systems. It provides both a rise and a drop. It has a black powder coat finish and it's made right here in the U.S. Packs a little bit of a heft weighing in at 25 pounds. It fits 2 1/2 inch trailer hitch receivers.

It has a tongue weight of 1700 pounds. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole, which will be out here after you attach this to your weight distribution system is 16 7/8 inches. The rise is 5 inches from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform when it's in position. The drop is 1 inches from the top of the shank to the top of the ball platform. The shank bar length from the back of the upright bar to the back of the shank is 15 inches.

The overall length is 17 inches. Finally, this item does have a limited lifetime warranty. That should do it for our Reese Tightened Weight Distribution Shank; part number RP54976.

Customer Reviews

Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank - 1-1/4" Drop, 5-1/4" Rise - 1,700 lbs TW - RP54976

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

15" Long shank offers a 5-1/4" rise and 1-1/4" drop and fits 2-1/2" trailer hitch receivers.

- RP54976

Great fit for a Class V receiver. Used with a Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control w/ Trunnion Bar behind my 2015 F-250. This is a MUST HAVE for Class V receivers as you should not use an adaptor sleeve (class IV to V) with weight distribution hitches. 470889

According to my Reese representative, Its perfectly acceptable to use a reducer sleeve in order to use a 2 inch weight distribution shank in a 2-1/2 inch receiver as long as the sleeve does not extend past the front face of the receiver by more than a 1/2 inch. Using something like # 58102
Reese Titan Reducer Sleeve 2-1/2" to 2"
would be perfectly fine although using the correct shank for the receiver is always preferable.
-- Mike L - 01/29/2018


- RP54976

The ball shank for my new F250 arrived yesterday. It is high quality and provided enough drop for me to install my weight distribution head for my camper. Bought a model that dropped the hitch further but it dropped it too low. i returned the original purchase to etrailer after paying the shipping back to them. 725615

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Fits perfect on 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 Duramax. Way less wobble than using adapter. 711306

- RP54976

Very stout and long enough to put my tailgate down with the trailer connected 577505

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I purchased this after getting a newer GMC 3500HD with the 3" receiver. I ran the 3" to 2.5" adapter on my old receiver for a bit, but it was sloppy, more noise, and just didn't make me feel comfortable. Installed my Straight-Line 17k on this drop hitch, and this thing is hefty! That probably 70 lbs of steel hitch feels good and secure! 505325

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Exactly what I needed to make my hitch complete and safe to pull my new trailer . Everyone we have spoke with @ E-Trailer know their products and are always there to help ! 214047

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The 2.5" x 2.5" shank fit very good and gave extra room between the truck and trailer. The paint quality was disappointing. 166680

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Fast delivery, perfect fit! 106616

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Fits perfect. Built to last. 86689

- RP54976

After upgrading to a F250 with a 2.5 inch hitch, my 2 inch shank had a lot of play even with the 2 inch adapter installed on my truck. With some research, including reading other reviews on etrailer.com, I decided to upgrade my weight distribution shank to a 2.5 inch. I purchased item # RP54976 from your website and received it two days early. This weekend I installed it and pulled my travel trailer for the first time. The first thing I noticed was all of the play between the truck and the shank was gone, it was a perfect fit. (The fit was better than my original 2 inch shank fitting up to the 2 inch hitch on my old truck.) I'm now looking even more forward to a long road trip this summer with my trailer in tow. Thanks etrailer.com for your great service and high quality parts. 71061

- RP54976

Reese's great quality as expected. Outstanding service by eTrailers 39376

- RP54976

Fits much better then my 2" with the adapter sleeve for the larger 2.5" hitches on new Fords, still uses the same 2" weight distribution hitch head i already have, but now it doesn't move around a scary amount when towing my 10k lbs trailer and race car. 30784


Ask the Experts about this Reese Accessories and Parts

  • Recommended Weight Distribution Shank for 1,700 lb Tongue Weight Reese Trunnion Bar System
    There is not a pole tongue adapter compatible with a system rated for 1,700 lbs. The largest option is the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW # RP58393, which will work only if your total tongue weight (loaded trailer tongue weight and any cargo behind rear axle of tow vehicle) is under that 1,400 lbs. If you want a compatible weight distribution shank as systems this size often don't include, I recommend the Reese Titan Weight Distribution...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2 Inch Receiver on Reese System
    Reese does offer the 2-1/2 inch shank # RP54976 which will work fine for your system, however, I recommend the Curt # C17131 which will work just as well and will save you some money. The shanks are made very similar and with the same spacing and hole sizes for adjustments so many of them are interchangeable like this one between manufacturers.
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  • Will a Reese Weight Distribution Shank Fit a Ford 2-1/2 Inch OEM Hitch
    The Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank part # RP54976 should fit into the 2-1/2" receiver tube opening on your 2017 Ford F-350. However, I cannot say for certain as they have not been tested and confirmed to fit. The problem is that some of the 2-1/2" OEM Ford trailer hitches do not withhold the same industry standard tolerance as most do so there are certain situations in which the shank will and will not fit. In most cases it will fit and in some, minor trimming/sanding is needed. With...
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  • Recommended Way to Upgrade Reese Weight Distribution from 2 inch Hitch to 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    I would rather see you go with a shank that is designed to fit a 2-1/2 inch hitch rather than use a reducer as anytime you can get around using an adapter you are better off. Reducers add more movement to the setup and will be just one more thing you have to remember. The Reese Titan Shank part # RP54976 would work well and would be the correct choice if you only needed up to a 1-1/4 inch drop. If more drop is needed then the part # RP54977 would be what you need as it is capable of...
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  • Longer 2-1/2 Inch Shank Available for Reese SC Weight Distribution System
    We have two shanks for a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver that are about the same length as each other but longer than the others. The Reese # RP54976 is 11-3/4 inches from the hitch pin hole to the adjustment holes and provides up to either 1-1/4 inches of drop or 5-1/4 inches of rise. The Reese # RP54977 is slightly shorter at 11-1/4 inches from the hitch pin hole to the adjustment holes however its drop is up to 5-3/4 inches and the rise up to 8-1/4 inches. Both will fit your Reese...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution Shank to fit a 2-1/2 Trailer Hitch
    I recommend the Reese Titan weight distribution shank # RP54977 because it has a 5-3/4 inch maximum drop and 8-1/4 inch rise. The weight distribution head can be mounted so it has a drop of approximately 3 inches. The tongue weight is 1,700 pounds and will fit a 2-1/2 hitch receiver per your needs. The shank # RP54977 will work nicely with the Reese straight-line WD with sway control # RP66074 because it's designed to work with trunnion bar systems. I included a couple videos and...
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  • Will Reese Titan Weight Distribution Shank For 2-1/2 Inch Hitches Fit Only A 2014 Ford F-350?
    No. The Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank - 1-1/4" Drop, 5-1/4" Rise - 1,700 lbs TW # RP54976 will fit any vehicle with a 2-1/2 inch trailer hitch receiver. It will fit far more vehicles than just your 2014 Ford F-350. It is not vehicle specific.
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  • Weight Distribution Shank For 2-1/2 Inch Receiver On 2014 Dodge Ram 2500
    We do carry a weight distribution shank that will work in a 2-1/2 inch receiver for your 2014 Dodge Ram 2500. It is the Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank, part # RP54976. This shank features a 5-1/4 inch rise from the top of hitch receiver opening and a 1-1/4 inch drop from top of receiver opening.
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Weight Distribution Shank Measuring 10 to 12 Inches From Hitch Pin to Adjustments Holes
    We carry 2 weight distribution shanks that are 11-3/4 inches from the hitch pin hole to the adjustment holes, but they're made by Reese. We have part # RP54976 which has a 1/4 inch drop or 5-1/4 inch rise and 1,700 pound tongue weight capacity and part # RP54977 which has a 5-3/4 inch drop or a 8-1/4 inch rise and has the same tongue weight capacity. I've linked videos of both shanks, as well as a dimensions diagram. They're both the same size other than the rise and drop.
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  • 2-1/2 Weight Distribution Shank For Equal-i-zer System
    Since you are using a weight distribution system similar to Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System # EQ37100ET, the product we have with the longest shank bar length that will work with unit is the Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4900. Its shank bar length is 12". This product has a rise of 10" and a drop of 6" from top of hitch receiver tube opening.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System and Sway Control for 2018 Jayco 324BHTS Travel Trailer
    Your 2018 Jayco 324BHTS has a GVWR of 10,950 lbs with a dry weight of 8,605 lbs and dry hitch weight of 935 lbs. When looking for the best weight distribution system, you first need to determine the total tongue weight which will be your completely loaded tongue weight as well as any cargo behind the rear axle of your Ram truck. My recommendation for the best system to meet your needs is the Rees Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs...
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  • Will Reese Titan WD Shank # RP54976 Work for Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System
    Yes, the Reese Titan Weight Distribution Shank # RP54976 will work perfectly with the head on your existing Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW1000. Luckily weight distribution shanks are pretty interchangeable between different brands/manufacturers and that is the case with this particular combo. The Reese shank features adjustment holes that are spaced apart by 1-1/4 inches (on center), which matches the bolt hole spacing on the Blue Ox head. This will allow you to continue...
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  • Will Reese Titan 2-1/2 Inch Shank Work with Reese Steadi-Flex Weight Distribution System
    Yes, the Reese Titan shank, part # RP54976, will work with the 1,400 pound tongue weight Steadi-Flex, part # RP66561. It works to fit the 2-1/2 inch receiver in your 2011 Ford F-250 but it doesn't increase the capacity of the Steadi-Flex to 1,700 pounds.
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  • Recommendation for Towing a Trailer with a Hitch Extension
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V Commercial Duty - 2-1/2" # C15809 is a great option for your 2011 Ram 2500 as long as you are okay with a 24 inch hitch extension like # C45048. This will give you a gross trailer weight of 8,000 lbs when used with weight distribution, so a weight distribution system would be required. Your other option is to use the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class V - Dual 2" Receivers # TLD1102 instead...
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  • Replacement Shank Recommendation to Use Pro Series Weight Distribution System in 2.5 in Hitch
    You will need a different shank for your weight distribution system since your Pro Series uses washers against the front of the shank to set the angle of the head of the system. I appreciate you sending in the picture that you did as it illustrates this perfectly with the # RP54976. For a similar shank with a solid front on the shank that will work for you we have the Equal-i-zer part # EQ90-02-4800 which would work well.
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  • 2-1/2 Inch Shank for Reese Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    We have 2-1/2 inch shanks that will work with a Reese Strait-Line weight distribution system such as # RP66074 but you did not mention the length you had so I'll give you a number of options for shanks that fit 2-1/2 inch hitches and you can choose the correct one. - Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank # RP54976 is 17-1/2" long and offers a 5-1/4" rise and 1-1/4" drop and has a weight rating of up to 1,700 lbs of tongue weight. - Equal-i-zer Weight Dist Shank # EQ90-02-4800 is 12" long,...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for a 15,000 lb Box Trailer
    I do have a solution for you but unfortunately you do have to use a TorkLift XL Shank like part # TLM9011 along with the SuperHitch on your tow vehicle to be able to use the Everest Weight Distribution System # TLWD1000. If 15,000 lbs is the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of your trailer or that is the most it will weigh when you are towing it then you can potentially use the Strait-Line # RP66075 instead. This is rated to tow up to a 17,000 lb trailer and it has a tongue weight...
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  • Will Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank Work With Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    Yes, the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution Shank for 2-1/2" Hitches # BXW4028 will absolutely work with the Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 17,000 lbs GTW, 1,700 lbs TW # RP66075 you asked about. Weight distribution shanks are essentially interchangeable so this will work great for you. The other option for a shank for a 2-1/2" hitch that will work with the Strait-Line is the Reese Titan Weight Dist Shank # RP54976. Along with the shank the other thing...
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  • Weight Distribution and Sway Control Recommendation for 2018 Grand Design Reflection 315RLTS
    We have just what you need. The Reese Strait Line part # RP66130. This system has a tongue weight range of 800 lbs - 1,500 lbs which will be perfect for your 2018 Grand Design Reflection 315RLTS. This also features the only sway control system that works to fight sway before it starts. Not all systems have sway control but this is the best option available. For a hitch ball you'll want the part # C40030, for a shank part # RP54970 if you have a 2 inch trailer hitch or part # RP54976...
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  • Can Reese Weight Distribution System for 2 inch Hitch be Used in a 2-1/2 inch Hitch
    If you have a Reese weight distribution system that fit a 2 inch hitch you can easily swap out just the shank of it and it will be able to install in your new 2-1/2 inch hitch. For that we have the part # RP54976 which can do up to a 1-1/4 inch drop or the part # RP54977 which can do up to a 5-3/4 inch drop.
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  • Weight Distribution for Dump Trailer with 8 Inch Tall I-Beam Frame
    I do have a great option for you but a Reese system is not going to be the best choice in this case. You will need to box the trailer frame where the weight distribution brackets will go by having steel plates welded on. What you can use is an Equal-I-zer system, # EQ37120ET as an example, and then add 2 outer link plates, # EQ90-02-5378, sold in quantities of 1, and 2 inner link plates, # EQ90-02-5208, also sold in quantities of 1. That would allow you to use the system on an 8 inch...
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  • How to Upgrade the Reese 12K Strait-Line to Reese 17K Strait-Line Weight Distribution System
    Yes, you can upgrade the Reese Strait-Line 12K Weight Distribution System part # RP66084 to the Reese Strait-Line 17K Weight Distribution System part # RP66075 by replacing the spring bars with the Reese Replacement Trunnion Spring Bar, 1,700 lbs part # 66010 (2) and shank with either the Reese Weight Distribution Shank part # RP54976 or part # RP54977.
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  • Longest Weight Distribution Shank for a 2-1/2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    All of the Equal-I-Zer 2-1/2 inch weight distribution shanks are 12 inches long. The Equal-I-Zer weight distribution head will also fit Reese shank # RP54976 which is 15 inches long but there are no 2-1/2 inch options that are 18 inches long. What you could do is install the Tork Lift Super Hitch Magnum, # TLF1008-30, on your 2017 Ford F-250 and then use the SuperTruss extension, # TLE1521. The extension is 21 inches and when used with weight distribution it is rated for 14,000 pounds...
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  • Recommendation For Weight Distribution With Sway Control To Pull Trailer With 2017 Dodge Ram 2500
    In order to get the right Weight Distribution (WD) system for your 2017 Dodge Ram 2500 towing setup, you need to know your actual Tongue Weight (TW) when fully loaded and ready to tow. You will also need to include any weight from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle. To make this easier, I recommend using something like the Sherline Trailer Tongue Weight Scale, Item # 5780. As you determine this weight, keep in mind that the TW is 10% to 15% of the total loaded weight of your trailer.  After...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution System for 1,175 lb Dry Tongue Weight Trailer
    With your tongue weight at 1,175 lbs when loaded, you also need to account for any cargo weight behind the rear axle as well to get the total tongue weight rating. I've attached an article to assist. You are correct that your current system is underrated for your application. My recommendation is the Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control # EQ37140ET rated for total tongue weights between 1,000 and 1,400 lbs. You want your total tongue weight to fall in the...
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  • Best Weight Distribution System for Towing 1,100 lbs Tongue Weight Trailer with a GMC 2500
    We do have a selection of Weight Distribution (WD) systems that are compatible with the 2-1/2" hitch receiver on your GMC 2500. I recommend going with a Reese Strait-Line system as it has received great reviews and is one of the few systems that has an integrated sway control that fights sway before it starts as opposed to correcting it after it starts. You will want to choose a WD system with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in...
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  • Availability of Hitch Head and Trunnion Bar Heads For 17K Reese WD System on 2012 Ford F-250
    The Reese Replacement Head, part # RP58167, is the correct head for Reese trunnion bars in the Reese 17K Titan Weight Distribution System, part # RP66006. It will attach to the Reese Titan Weight Distribution Shank, part # RP54976, which fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch. This shank is 15 inches long and has a 5-1/4 inch rise and a 1-1/4 inch drop. It will also fit the Reese Titan Weight Distribution Shank, part # RP54977, which fits a 2-1/2 inch hitch and is 15 inches long with a 8-1/4 inch...
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for 10,000 lb Airstream International
    The Draw Tite hitch part # DT45510 that you referernced is a standard trailer hitch and not a weight distribution hitch like what you are looking for to help reduce sway etc. You won't need this but I can help you get setup with a properly rated WD system. What you want is the Reese Strait Line system part # RP66075. This system will work great on a trailer that weighs 10,000 lbs to help reduce suspension sag, improve braking, improve handling and greatly reduce sway with it's proactive...
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  • Lift Brackets for an Older Reese V5 WD System Rated for 750 lbs
    The replacement lift bracket that you will want to use with your Reese V5 Weight Distribution (WD) system is part # RP21501. If you need new chains you can use either part # 55630 or part # 3216. My contact at Reese confirmed these fits. When choosing a WD system for your towing setup you will need to make sure that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your setup falls in the middle of the Tongue Weight (TW) range of your WD system. You can find your TTW by adding the TW of your fully loaded...
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