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Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2"

Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2"

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Adapter sleeves let you use 2" and 2-1/2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 3" hitch receiver. Use the small sleeve separately to use 2" accessories with a 2-1/2" receiver. Carbide black powder coat finish. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt hitch adapters part number C45408 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2". Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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Curt Hitch Adapters - C45408

  • Hitch Reducer
  • Fits 3 Inch Hitch
  • No Extension
  • Curt
  • 3 Inch to 2 Inch
  • 3 Inch to 2-1/2 Inch
  • Steel

Adapter sleeves let you use 2" and 2-1/2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 3" hitch receiver. Use the small sleeve separately to use 2" accessories with a 2-1/2" receiver. Carbide black powder coat finish.


Features:

  • Adapters reduce a 3" x 3" hitch receiver opening to 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" or 2" x 2"
    • Small sleeve can be used separately to reduce a 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" hitch receiver opening to 2" x 2"
  • Lets you use 2-1/2" and 2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories
  • Easy to use - slides directly into your hitch or onto the shank of your accessory
  • Durable, carbide black powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Dimensions:
    • Large sleeve: 6-5/16" long x 3" wide
    • Small sleeve: 6-5/16" long x 2-1/2" wide
  • Pin hole diameter: 3/4"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


45408 Curt Reducer Sleeve Set - 3" to 2-1/2" and 2-1/2" to 2"





Video of Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2"

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




Video Transcript for Curt Hitch Adapters - Hitch Reducer - C45408 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Curt hitch receiver reducer sleeves, three inch to two and a half inch, or two inch. Now, these adapters will reduce a three inch by three inch hitch receiver opening to a two and a half inch by two and a half inch. Or if you slide the other one in, it'll reduce it to a two inch by two inch.The small sleeve also can be used separately to reduce a two and a half inch by two and a half inch hitch receiver to a two inch by two inch. This'll let you use a two and a half inch and two inch towing and hitch mounted accessories. It's very easy to use. Slides directly into your hitch, or onto the shank of your accessory.If you notice, it has a durable carbide black powder coat finish to it to protect it.

A few dimensions on this, we're going to measure the large sleeve. The length is going to be right at 6-5/16 long, and again the width overall edge to edge is three inches. The inner is 2-1/2 inches. The small sleeve, overall length is going to be right at 6-5/16 also. Overall, 2-1/2 inches, inside two inches.Pin hole diameter, is 3/4 of an inch.

So you see, you can just slide that in, the holes will match up. And you can reduce it all the way down to a two inch. But that should do it for the review on the Curt hitch receiver reducer sleeves, three inch to two and a half inch, or two inch.


Customer Reviews

Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2" - C45408

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (52 Customer Reviews)

Adapter sleeves let you use 2" and 2-1/2" towing and hitch-mounted accessories with your 3" hitch receiver. Use the small sleeve separately to use 2" accessories with a 2-1/2" receiver. Carbide black powder coat finish.

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Fit the Super Titan 3000 perfectly! 480485



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Great experience! Very quick delivery. I ordered the part in the evening after hours and received a notification that it was shipped that night! Awesome service and part was just as advertised! 464509



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Working well with my super duty. 605984



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Tried out the reducers this morning and they fit perfectly. They are of good quality and good appearance. The reducers are needed so I can pull several sizes of trailers . 470212


Comments
The reducers are working real well. They are of good quality and holding up well. I would recommend the reducers if they are required. I dont let them in all the time to help preserve the finish on them. Good quality good product.
Russell - 01/27/2019

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Great product and great price 466330



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I got this reducer to attach my 2 inch rock tamer mud flaps to the 3 inch receiver on a truck. The adapter does reduce from 3" to 2.5 " to 2". However, the reducers from on size to the next are not anywhere near snug. The rock tamers wobble a lot. The adapter will work, but realize there will be considerable slop. 590678



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This was a much-needed accessory for my 3-inch receiver hitch. I have been looking everywhere and finally found this setup on etrailer. The fit is perfect and the price is very reasonable. Plus you really get two adapters in one. The larger one reduces from 3 in to 2 1/2 in and the smaller insert slides in to take it down to a 2 in. This one adapter will allow you to use virtually all your hitch accessories with your 3 in receiver. 629492



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Fast delivery, receiver sleeves fit as intended Definitely would use etrailer again 795088



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Quick delivery and fits perfectly. 790967



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Bought this for my 2020 Ford 350 XLT. It fit like a glove. The nipple on the 2" reducer makes hooking my hitch SO much better than the one I was currently using. It is very frustrating to line up 2 or more moving parts. I highly recommend this for anybody with a Ford Superduty truck. 789882



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Fits great, needed it ASAP and paid the up charge for shipping. Made it in about 1.5 days - thank! 771309



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Looks like it will work great, just received it. 760419



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My RV came equipped with an 3" received that had to be reduced to 2". Works perfectly, it does require a little patience to get all the holes lined up. 738726



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Bought a used truck and it didn’t have the reducer. This is exactly what I needed and a good price. 736226



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Very tough perfect fits. 733466



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Very simple but well engineered design. Allows use of all three sizes if needed without adding length to the hitch like most reducers. 733020



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Good fitment works well. 706957



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Prompt efficient service would buy from etrailer again 697192



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The item is exactly what we needed. It arrived safely and on time. Your service is outstanding and you are my first "go to" when I need parts and accessories for our trailer. Thank you for all your hard work keeping this business going. 674765



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Sturdily constructed. Fits perfectly and does the job--allows me to switch very easily between three different receiver sizes. 665610



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etrailer was very helpful ups lost item co replaced it very quickly used on 2014 ram 2500 with a 3” receiver item is made very well pull a large dump trailer and a 30’ cabin cruiser 700 miles round trip thanks very much mike 656830



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Product fits receiver perfectly and works well with no problems noted. 640013



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Excellent customer service. Delivery was extremely fast. Product was exactly what i needed. My go to place for trailer accessories. 637626



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Product was just as stated and great quality. Shipping time was absolutely exceptional. Needed it as soon as possible and was pleased that i received it early morning the following day. Very pleased. 637042



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The inserts fit into the receiver and line up well when setting up. The stops on the inserts are spot-on. The inserts would perform better, however, if they extended the length of the receiver tube. Being so short, they allow some play in the hitch assembly. 609964


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  • Recommended 3 Inch to 2 Inch Hitch Reducer with 5/8 Inch Pin Hole
    There is a solution for you, the Buyers Products 3" to 2" Receiver Tube Adapter # 337RTA302 which has a 5/8" hitch pin hole and would give you the security you need. Using the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2" # C45408 with its 3/4" hitch pin hole would not be ideal because the conflicting hitch pin diameters would mean your tow bar would be loose inside the receiver. I have added a link to a video review of the Buyers Products adapter for you to check out as well.
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  • Adapter Needed to Use 1-1/4 Inch Bike Rack in 2 Inch Receiver Hitch
    It sounds like you're needing a reducer sleeve. A reducer sleeve like # HT02 will allow you to use your bike rack that's designed for a 1-1/4 inch receiver in the 2 inch hitch on your vehicle. The # C45408 that you'd looked at is a similar item, but it's not designed to reduce a 2 inch receiver to a 1-1/4. If you click the provided link, you can see a product demonstration video.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Adapter for 3 Inch Hitch Receiver Opening
    To convert a 3 inch receiver opening to a 2 inch receiver accessory you will need a hitch adapter. If you are just using a ball mount I recommend the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2" # C45408. If you are going to be using an anti-rattle device like you'd want on a ball mount I recommend instead using the Reducer Sleeve for Super Titan Hitch Receivers - 3" to 2" # 38735. This will allow you to use an anti-rattle lock on the 3 inch receiver and then use the anti-rattle...
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  • Pin Hole Size for the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408
    Both of the pin hole diameters for the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408 that you referenced are 3/4 inch. Since your hitch's pin hole is larger at 5/8 inch you could just go with a 3/4 inch pin like what this fits like part # 58388 and you'd be set.
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  • 3 Inch to 2 Inch Hitch Receiver Adapter
    We have what you need. It is the Curt Reducer Sleeve # C45408. This adapter reduces a 3 inch hitch receiver to a 2-1/2 or 2 inch receiver opening. I've linked a video for you.
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  • 24" Hitch Extension for 3" Receiver on a 2017 Ford F-350
    I do have a solution for you but unfortunately we don't have any hitch extenders that fit the 3" receiver on your 2017 Ford F-350 and are at least 24" long. What you could do is use the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408 to go from 3" to 2-1/2" and then utilize the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer # C45048 which goes from 2-1/2" to 2". This extension can be used in either the 34" or 24" length by cutting the shank itself. At the 24" length it has a max gross trailer weight...
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  • Can Hitch Reducer Sleeve Be Used with Weight Distribution Shank Without Loss of Capacity
    We offer weight distribution shanks for 2-inch and 2-1/2-inch hitches, shown on the linked page, but not one for a 3-inch hitch. We can still help you. Adding Curt reducer sleeve # C45408 allows dropping a 3-inch receiver down to either the 2-1/2-inch size to allow use of a Reese shank like # RP54977 or to a 2-inch size, which would allow you to continue using your existing 2-inch shank. This reducer does NOT cause a loss of hitch capacity the way other types of adapters do. Hitch...
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  • Why Do Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408 Only Have One Hitch Pin Hole
    The Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408 only has one hitch pin hole per sleeve as it is not designed to be a hitch extender and protrude out of the hitch opening. The sleeves are designed to fit flush in the hitch they are installed in.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter from 3 Inch to 2 Inch Opening
    Yes, the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves part # C45408 will allow you to use a 2" shank inside a 3" trailer hitch receiver opening. This reducer has a carbide black powder coat finish which will reduce the chance of rust and it has a limited lifetime warranty. I have attached a review video on the above adapter for you as well.
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  • Distance From Front Face of Curt C45408 Hitch Reducer to Center Of Hitch Pin Hole
    The distance from the front face of the Curt # C45408 Reducer Sleeve to the center of the hitch pin hole is 2-1/2 inches, as indicated int he photo I've provided.
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  • Reducer Sleeve Needed for Diversi-Tech 2
    If you have a 3 inch receiver opening on your 2017 Ford F-350 and you want to utilize both a 2-1/2 inch receiver and 2 inch receiver then the perfect solution for you is the Curt Reducer # C45408. This is compatible with a 3 inch receiver and reduces it to 2 inches for your application. This will allow you to use your Diversi-Tech 2 inch ball mount with the hitch receiver on your F-350. I also recommend using a receiver lock like the Weigh Safe # WS05 which is 3-1/2 inches long...
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  • Sleeve Adapter Recommendation for Converting 2 inch Hitch Size to 1-1/4 inch
    We have the sleeve adapter part # HT02 which is designed for allowing a 1-1/4 inch hitch accessory to fit in a 2 inch trailer hitch. Some bike racks have specific adapers made for them but this adapter works for most. Feel free to email me back with what bike rack you have and I can see if we have an adapter specific for it.
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  • Availability of 3 Receiver to 2 Weight Distribution Shank Adapter with Anti-Rattle
    Since you want to avoid an adapter that uses 2 sleeves to get you from your 3" receiver down to the 2" shank size of your weight distribution (WD) system you can potentially use either the 12K Reese Titan # 38735 or the 12K Buyers Products # 337RTA302. The advantage of the Reese Titan is that is has provisions for you to use the J-Pin # 63201 to help stabilize your WD system while the Buyers Products option does not. The Reese Titan is not compatible with Ford OEM 3" receivers though so...
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  • Recommended Hitch Receiver Reducer for 2017 Ford F-250 with 3 Inch Hitch to Blue Ox Sway Pro System
    For the traditional Blue Ox Sway Pro, you will need the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2" # C45408 to reduce a 3 inch receiver down to 2 inches. This is not rated for a specific weight rating because it does not protrude from the hitch opening. Another option is to use the Buyers products # 337RTA302 which has one less moving part and are rated for tongue weights up to 1,200 lbs.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Reducer for 3 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
    Of those two hitch reducer options, the Buyers Products 3" to 2" Receiver Tube Adapter # 337RTA302 is compatible with your 2017 Ram 2500's 3 inch receiver. The Reese's pin hole is too large to match your truck's receiver. There are also other options like the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 3" to 2-1/2" # BWRHXA2183 and the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2" # C45408. Any of these options will work with your factory 3 inch hitch.
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    The MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane for 2inch Hitches - 1,000 lbs Item # MT70238 that you referenced is designed to fit a 2 inch hitch opening. If you wanted it to fit a 3 inch trailer hitch you'll want the part # C45408. This will fit your 3 inch hitch and give you a 2 inch hitch for the Crane to install in.
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    Since you're already using a 2" ball mount in this application, it might be easier for you (or at least more cost effective) to continue going that route depending on your towing needs. Because you'll need a sleeve reducer for your 3" hitch when you switch to that truck, you can use the Curt Hitch Reducer # C45408 which will reduce both a 3" and 2.5" receiver down to a 2" receiver and allow you to use your existing ball mount. From there, the Access Rockstar XL # A10100311 will provide...
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    The Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 7,500 lbs # D210 will work with a 3 inch receiver when you use the Curt Reducer # C45408. If you need more adjustability to tow level, then the best option is the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers for 3" Hitch - 12" Drop/Rise - 32K # 325-GH-1725 or the 9 inch drop/rise # 325-GH-1724. These assemblies offer stacked receivers that you can use bike racks or other accessories in. This...
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  • Reducer Sleeve to Install Weight Distribution System in 3-Inch Hitch
    Weight distribution shanks like Curt part # C17123 are available in 2-inch and 2-1/2-inch hitch sizes but not 3-inch. But to use your system in a 3-inch hitch all you need to do is use a reducer sleeve # C45408. This reducer will allow 2-inch and 2-1/2-inch shanks to fit your 3-inch hitch.
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