Alumistinger Ball Mount with 8" Drop or 7" Rise - 8,000 lbs GTW

Alumistinger Ball Mount with 8" Drop or 7" Rise - 8,000 lbs GTW

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  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fixed Ball Mount
  • Class IV
  • 8000 lbs GTW
  • Drop - 8 Inch
  • Rise - 7 Inch
  • Andersen
  • No Ball
  • Aluminum Shank
A heavyweight competitor with a lightweight design, the Alumistinger is sleekly constructed from a single piece of aluminum super alloy with no welds, so it provides long-lasting durability and super strength up to 8,000 lbs. Call 800-298-8924 to order Andersen ball mounts part number AM3509 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Andersen products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Alumistinger Ball Mount with 8" Drop or 7" Rise - 8,000 lbs GTW. Ball Mounts reviews from real customers.


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Andersen Ball Mounts - AM3509

A heavyweight competitor with a lightweight design, the Alumistinger is sleekly constructed from a single piece of aluminum super alloy with no welds, so it provides long-lasting durability and super strength up to 8,000 lbs.


Features:

  • Aluminum alloy, solid bar construction
  • Sleek, highly unique design
  • Lightweight
  • Rustproof
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • 8" Drop or 7" rise
    • Drop/rise measurements are taken from the top of the receiver opening to the top of the surface on which the ball rests
  • Capacity: 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW
  • Length from center of hitch pin hole to center of ball hole: 11"
  • Ball hole diameter: 1"
  • Thickness of ball platform: 1-1/4"


3509 Andersen Alumistinger 8" Drop Bar - 1" Shank Hole





Video of Alumistinger Ball Mount with 8" Drop or 7" Rise - 8,000 lbs GTW


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Video Transcript for Andersen Ball Mounts - Fixed Ball Mount - AM3509 Review

Today, we'll be reviewing part number AM3509. This is the Rapid Hitch Alumistinger Ball Mount with a eight inch drop or seven inch rise. It's rated at 8,000 pounds. It's made from aluminum alloy, solid bar construction, so there's no cuts or welds. It's very sleek and highly unique in its design and it's also extremely lightweight. The design goes into making it completely rust-proof or corrosion resistant. It is designed to fit two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver, so you can see that it has the angled side here on the back.

That allows it to easily slide in and out of the receiver tube of your hitch. With it in this position, if we take a measurement from the ball platform to the inside top edge of the receiver tube, you're going to see that it's going to give us our drop of eight inches. This can be used in the rise position as well. We do that and take that measurement. It's going to give us a measurement of about seven inches. One of the important measurements to keep in mind is when using this in the rise position you want to make sure you have enough clearance between the upright bar and the back of your vehicle.

We can simply take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the beginning of the curve and then that way you can apply it to your application to see if you're going to have enough room for this to fit. That measurement is going to be three and three quarters of an inch. This does have a capacity of 8,000 pounds of gross trailer weight and 800 pounds of maximum ton weight. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole up here to the ball hole is going to give us a measurement of 11 inches and when choosing the hitch ball you want to make sure that the shank of the hitch ball does not exceed the ball hole diameter. That's going to give us a measurement of one inch. The width of the platform at its widest point is going to measure two and one quarter of an inch and the depth or the thickness of the platform is going to measure an inch and a quarter. If we take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the shank up at the top, it's going to measure right at two inches.

The way this works is this portion here slides into the receiver tube of your hitch, slide it in until your pin holes align up, then you'll need to secure it using the hitch pin and clip or hitch pin lock. These are sold separately. You can refer to our website and type in part number PC3 and it will refer you to this five eighths inch pin that comes with a clip or you can look on this products page and look underneath the related items on the right-hand side of the screen to see some other options. That's going to do it for today's review of part number AM3509. This is the Rapid Hitch Alumistinger Ball Mount rated at 8,000 pounds. .


Customer Reviews

Alumistinger Ball Mount with 8" Drop or 7" Rise - 8,000 lbs GTW - AM3509

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (136 Customer Reviews)

A heavyweight competitor with a lightweight design, the Alumistinger is sleekly constructed from a single piece of aluminum super alloy with no welds, so it provides long-lasting durability and super strength up to 8,000 lbs.

- AM3509
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As far as the ease of purchase and fast, free shipping are concerned, this order scores five stars. However, the hitch that was sent to me had some pretty obvious scrapes on one side, and if I were choosing from stocked items in a brick and mortar store, I would have passed on it. It is fully functional though, and it's not going to stay pretty forever hanging off the back of a motorhome for thousands of miles, so I won't be bothering to return it. Great packaging, etrailer. I ordered three items, and all three were securely wrapped in paper and in one compact box. As for the free shipping option, I placed this order on Sunday afternoon, and it was delivered Wednesday morning. This is my second purchase from this site, and it surely won't be my last. 551813



- AM3509
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This is a work of art. Looks great, very smooth and light weight. The 8" drop allows me to tow my trailer at the correct save level. 107365



- AM3509
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This product is well worth the extra cost. It’s light weight and looks so much better than rusty black steel! Highly recommend 658611



- AM3509
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It's light weight and the 8" drop makes my utility trailer ride level. 637419



- AM3509
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Product exceeds expectations of a fanatic. Gorgeous craftsmanship from solid ,strong billet of aluminum. Eye catching enough to just leave on. Added U bolt hitch tightener and ended up with best product/solution I’ve ever owned in 30 years of hauling. Anyone will be delighted with this purchase . I give a 5 star + rating . 637130



- AM3509
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Product came just as described. Shipped and delivered on time. I will definetly use them again. 554716



- AM3509
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Product looks durable and is fairly light in weight as I wanted, however it has several dings all over it as if it was tossed around like a rag in a pile of rocks...As for the product I would recomend it to others 548961



- AM3509
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Nice looking. Light weight. Fights my needs. Happy with purchase. 427570



- AM3509
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Works great, no complaints. 397604


Comments

The one-year follow up was a nice touch. Both products continue to meet my expectations.

Ryan - 06/29/2018

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- AM3509
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I received excellent service placing my order!! The products were exactly what I ordered and I am well pleased with them, 362318



- AM3509
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The hitch broke 4 months after I received it. 258314



- AM3509
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very well made product . looks great on my truck. will work perfect for either of my 3 trailers with right height 176772



- AM3509
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Looks a lot better than most ball mount s. 50156



- AM3507
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Rugged, tough and functional. Never again will you concern yourself with a rusty hitch. This product will outlast your next 10 vehicles! I honestly get asked often where did I get it... it looks that good on the truck. 361980



- AM3507
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Rustproof, solid heavy duty aluminum rated for 8000lbs. My model has 6 inch drop, which is perfect for my heavy duty truck. Mainly use is trailering a fiberglass bass boat which needs a 18 inch tongue height. 48111



- AM3511
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


I have ordered stuff from here before and always got super fast shipping. Great prices on the products. The products have worked great for me which is several different products. Will continue to do business with etrailer. A+++++ rating in my book. Cant say enough about them. 503449



- AM3507
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Looks great, very light weight compared to my previous receiver. It’s aluminum so it marks easily so watch while hooking up your trailer. Haven’t really used it yet but I am pleased with it so far. 501915



- AM3505
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


I like the design & smoothness of the Alumistinger ball mount & that it is light weight & won't rust. I recommend this product,it's great. 445051


Comments

After one year it still looks good & is working out great. I LOVE IT !!!

LaVern H - 10/28/2018

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- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Very good hitch, this is the third alumni stinger that I own. Top notch product and very good service by e-trailer, fist time customer and wii use them again. 28077



- AM3505
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Now this is quality organized sales, support and customer communication. The Alumistinger Ball Mount seems fantastic. Great quality!! I dropped my a RV shop me and they were very impressed. Can't get more praise than from the experts. I will not hesitate to buy from etrailer.com again. 484747



- AM3505
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Very nice. Clean and smooth and should be more corrosion resistant than plated, painted or galvanized ones. SS ball and pin likewise! 145178


Comments

Love them!

Tim T - 08/08/2015

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- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Very light and well made! No sharp edges to speak of with a nearly chrome finish. I am using it in the 1" lift position to pull a 24' pontoon trailer with a 22" tongue height. My only complaint is that I wished I would have ordered a ball with longer shank as the nut only grabs 7/8 of the threaded shank due to the thickness of the tongue. I may lose the lock washer in place of a standard washer and red loctite just to grab a couple more threads... 99073



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Like to general towing. Anderson hitch looks good, will Not rust,and, will not make noise that a steel mount would. 263550



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Great product. I ordered two. One for my new tractor and one to replace the rusted one I had to pay someone to remove from my truck. Rusted in place. I had purchased an Anderson 10K version over 12 years ago for a 2 5/16th ball trailer. Other than some scratches the mount still looks and works great. I decided to stick with Anderson but just got the 8K version to save a couple bucks. Light weight, looks great and never rusts. Can't beat that! I plan on getting two more with the 3" rise to use on my tractor with larger tired trailers. One for a 2" ball and one with a 2 5/16 ball. 511345



- AM3507
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Will work perfectly. 698078



- AM3505
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Excellent Product.. it looks great on the back of my 2019 Rav4. 688789



- AM3505
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Looks awesome 679543



- AM3511
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


MY DROP HITCH FROM E-TRAILER IS WORKING OUT NICE ON A 2017 TAHOE WITH A 3 INCH BODY LIFT. MY BOAT TRAILER IS NICE AND LEVEL AND THE HITCH IS ALUMINUM SO IT ALWAY LOOKS NICE NO RUST EVER. E-TRAILER HAS A BIG SELECTION SO ITS EASY TO FIND WHAT YOU NEED AND THE TECH PEOPLE ARE VERY HELPFULL. 676699



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Excellent quality and finish 664598



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


The AlumaStinger was exactly as described. Strong, lightweight and high quality. I have a heavy duty 3 ball adjustable ball mount, but wanted something easy to throw on that covers 75% of my towing needs. Stainless ball is excellent also. Everything shipped quick. I will continue to use etrailer.com for all my towing needs! 653469



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Great product. Delivered as promised. Described accurately. 639655



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


I really like the receive hitch. It’s well made and is exactly what I was looking for. 633696



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


This ball mount is super well made. Light and strong fits perfectly. I was wanting something rust proof with higher tongue and towing capacity. I didn't want something that would be just good enough I wanted something better. The towing capacity is 8000lbs,,,gives me piece of mind. etrailer got this to me super quick ! 607711



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Great product. 577556



- AM3511
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Great product. Love the light weight. I use this with a 2-5/8 ball to tow a dump trailer. Wish there was an affordable weight distributing adjustable version that I could use for my travel trailer. 571899



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Good quality hitch 570313



- AM3507
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


The product is an excellent solution for my towing needs and the customer support was outstanding. I was supported with answers to questions, correction to an ordering mistake I had made and assurance my needs would be quickly and effectively processed. Product performance and customer support unmatched. 553613



- AM3511
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Was delivered in a timely manner, and the quality of the product was everything that I expected it to be. 538353



- AM3505
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Item description and product quality exceptional. etrailer product details are spot on! 527126



- AM3507
by:

Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Great product, great service from etrailer staff 520974



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


This the second one of these I have bought and they are great. This one went on my 2017 F150 the other is on my wife's SUV. No unsightly rust and they can tow a bunch of weight. Worth the money! 512074


Comments

One year later & things are still great. Worth the extra money!

Frank E - 05/22/2019

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- AM3505
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Arrived very fast and looks great on my Honda Pilot. And will not rust! 502605



- AM3505
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


The product was shipped quickly, and I couldn't be more impressed with the service. 501998



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Very nice looking, great capacity specifications. Be sure you get a ball with a 1-inch diameter thread and is the long shaft 2-1/4 inches. 493298



- AM3507
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


A quality product but once received the product would not work for my application so it was returned. Excellent customer service in handling this transaction. 493167



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Works great, looks great. Don’t have to worry about it rusting. There’s not a thing about it I don’t like. Been a year now towing my 18’ aluminum fishing boat everywhere. I should’ve bought it sooner. 489051



- AM3511
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Great selection of products. Excellent website. Easy to navigate. Prompt delivery. Competitive pricing. Excellent overall experience! 488292



- AM3503
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


The product was better than advertised. Delivery was fast and the website was easy to use. 478970



- AM3505
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


Thank you for getting back to me so fast on this issue (not really an issue but it's all I could come up with). Your customer service is exceptional. I was surprised to get a call from you rather than the typical email response (how ironic I'm emailing this) and the normal automated processing that we've all become accustomed too. I will continue to be a customer of etrailer as a result of this and also pass along to my friends what a pleasure it has been ordering from your company. 473024



- AM3507
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Review from a similar Andersen Alumistinger in Ball Mounts


This hitch is as solid as can be and almost looks too nice to be a trailer hitch. 472167


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  • Stopping Slop And Jerking When Towing With Extended Ball Mount
  • In order to get a sung fit on the Alumistinger Ball Mount # AM3509, is to use the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch # RM-061 with this product. This unit is designed to stop movement between the receiver tube of your hitch and the accessory that's installed inside the hitch. It's great for eliminating rattle and wobble. It installs quickly and easily. In regards to the size of ball mount, it may be better to select a product with less drop. Because once the weight of the trailer is on the hitch,...
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  • Hitch Ball Compatible With Alumistinger Ball Mount
  • There is a hitch ball that is compatible with the Alumistinger Ball Mount with 8" Drop or 7" Rise # AM3509 but the Brophy 2" Hitch Ball # CB28Z is not because it has a 1-1/4" diameter shank, and the Alumistinger requires a hitch ball that has a 1" diameter shank. The hitch ball I recommend instead is the Curt # C40033; like the Brophy this is a 2" hitch ball with a 6,000 lb capacity and 1" rise.
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  • Is the Finish on the Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball # 63853 Shiny or Dull
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Tow Ready Trailer Hitch Ball, # 63853, to check the finish on it. It is a polished stainless steel so it is shiny. I have added a picture I took of the ball so you can see. It is shiny enough to where if you look closely, you can see the reflection of the camera. For the Alumistinger, we have several different ones to choose from: # AM3505 # AM3503 # AM3511 # AM3509 # AM3507
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  • Distance From Hitch Pin Hole To End Of Shank On Ball Mount For 2-Inch Hitch On 2004 Lexus LX 470
  • I went to our warehouse and took a measurement of a couple ball mounts for you. The Curt Ball Mount, part # C45100 has a 6-1/4 inch rise or 7-1/2 inch drop and the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the shank that inserts in your trailer hitch receiver is 2-1/2 inches. Another ball mount we offer is part # AM3509. This ball mount has an 8-inch drop or a 7-inch rise and the distance form the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the shank is 2 inches....
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  • 2 Inch Ball for Alumistinger Ball Mount with 1-1/4 Inch Thick Ball Platform
  • You are correct about ball mount # AM3509. The ball platform is indeed 1-1/4 inches thick. The 2 inch ball 63852 does not have a long enough shank to be used with this ball mount. You will need a 2 inch ball with a long shank such as # 63849. It isn't stainless steel like the other ball and there isn't a stainless steel option with a long enough shank that would work.
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  • Aluminum Ball Mount with 8 Inch Drop to Position a Trailer Inside a Garage
  • Whether or not the lower ball would make contact with the ground depends on how high up the tow vehicle is. If you were to measure from the ground to the top of the receiver tube on the vehicle when on level ground, then subtract 8 inches, that will give you an idea of where the bottom of the TOP ball will be. That alone should tell you if the lower ball would be too low. You do not want to cut the ball because it will void the warranty and also make the ball mount unsafe to use. There...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch Ball # 40038 Work with the Alumistinger Ball Mount # AM3509
  • As long as I understood you correctly I believe the Hitch Ball # 40038 that you referenced will work correctly with the Alumistinger Ball Mount # AM3509. It sounds like the shank of the ball is sticking out a little bit beyond the nut when fully tightened. That is actually ideal since the nut has enough threads to thread onto yet the shank is not so long that it hurts ground clearance.
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