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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Curt. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13146 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13146

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • Curt
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 900 lbs TW
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 900 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 900 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13146

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (1127 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

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Fits well on my 2021 Honda Pilot. The etrailer customer service was excellent, the video explanation was extremely useful (although it certainly cuts out the grunt work time and makes it appear easier than it actually is). The hitch is 50 pounds and takes a bit of muscling it around to get it installed (took about 45 minutes overall). Certainly do-able for a DIY person but don’t go into it assuming it will be easy. I used the jack to help hold it in place but even that is difficult if the jack is not stable. Best as a two person job.


Comments
Still looks great after a year of heavy use taking bike rack onoff twice a month.
Jacob - 08/25/2021


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Hitch will be specifically used for a Thule bike carrier. All you see is just the receiver, bracket is hidden under frame. Easy ordering process and quick shipment.


Comments
Great product, low profile, quick ship, exactly what I wanted to hold a 4-bike carrier!
STUART G - 04/26/2021


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2021 BMW 3 Series

All I needed was a class 1 or less 1&1/4" recvr for a bike rack and this is what I found. A class 3 hitch rated for towing 6000#. Ridiculous. The thing weighs a ton. It is awkward as the dickens to handle. It was thrown in a box with no packing what so ever. All four corners of the box were damaged and the hitch was poking thru. The UPS driver left it at the bottom of the stairs to my front porch. It's a drop in fit if your Honda Pilot is upside down. Very difficult to get into position under the vehicle with the vehicle on the ground. I watched the video and I highly recommend it. Drop the spare tire like they say. Better yet get someone to install it. My wife and I did it in about 2 hours which is ridiculous to wrench in 6 bolts. They are fine to medium thread machine screws and have to go in straight and square. The hitch is so awkward and cumbersome to handle. We put ammo cans I had under the sides and recvr and built them up 2 layers until I could get 1 bolt in and then it was easy peasy. Do not completely install any 1 bolt until you have all 6 bolts almost completely installed. You need a 1/2" drive socket wrench and extsn. You also need a 22mm socket as mentioned in the video. Two guys under the SUV on a lift, they make it look easy. It is not easy because as I mentioned before this thing is heavy and awkward. It loves gravity. I dont know how you could lift it up and put in the bolts (easily). Good luck.



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2016 Acura MDX

100% satisfied with this purchase from etrailer.com. Everything from ordering online, to customer service, to delivery, everything was super easy. The box was damaged but the hitch arrived in great shape. Not a scratch. Installation was a breeze. With the help of a buddy who also purchased a hitch from etrailer.com, installation took less than 15 minutes. Thank you!


Comments
Its still holding up great after 1 year. We use it quite a bit to transport bicycles & other equipment. Still in almost brand new condition.
Lay - 05/28/2021


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2020 Honda Pilot

Fast delivery. Fast customer service responsiveness. Installation went perfectly, without a hitch (pun intended). Very easy on the 2020 Pilot. One recommendation I would add, is to lube the 6 bolts and threaded holes and run the bolts all the way in and out once before lifting the hitch up in place. Trust me, you'll thank me for it. I had to install this myself, so I temporarily held one side up with steel wire/coat hanger. Then bolted the opposite side up loosely, then did the other side. Total time about 35 minutes.


Comments
The hitch has worked out fine. I use it for a small utility trailer and a very heavy bike rack with 2 bikes 250 lbs total.
Paul W - 10/11/2020


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Hitch is sturdy, very simple process. Had to sand and paint spots on hitch already due to terrible shipping packaging. I’d recommend that the hitch be shipped in some kind of styrofoam packaging or molding. Otherwise product is excellent. Ready to go with carrier for vacation



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Hello folks , I hope to help others with my review. First I have a 2021 Honda Pilot SE. I am using the hitch to mount a bike rack only. I am not towing anything and did not hook up any lighting harness. The hitch fits perfectly via simple bolts that are already predrilled into the car frame. This is a very simple install if you are not doing any wiring. Took less than 30 min. Some advice is you need 2 people to at least get 2 bolts started one on each side. To help clarify some confusion I had but could not find any details. The SE pilot has 20 inch wheels. If you are using the factory spare tire the hitch will fit fine. The factory spare is a compact spare and it fits fine. Lower the spare do the install then crank it back up. I was concerned about the hands free rear door sensor not working. The sensor works fine for me without installing the relocation kit. I am not an expert but it appears that the relocation kit for the kick sensor is needed if your hitch goes through the rear bumper. This hitch hangs just below the factory bumper and the hands free sensor works fine. Frankly the sensor is a bit quirky but yes it works. If you can use a socket wrench you can install this without an issue. If your car is new the bolt holes will be nice and clean and the bolts thread right on. Nice quality product and vet simple install. Very satisfied. Took longer to make breakfast then put this on.



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With the help of etrailer video, I was able to easily install the wire harness! Thanks etrailer!


Comments
Works perfectly !
Brad - 08/30/2021


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Although I haven’t installed my hitch yet, I will soon. After a detailed inspection of the hitch I can pretty much guarantee that it will perform as advertised. What impressed me about etrailer the most was the courteous and knowledgeable rep. I have a dealer in my town and after 3 weeks since I called them, no hitch. Etrailer got one to me in 3 days. I HIGHLY recommend etrailer for your towing needs. Rich A.


Comments
Works perfectly
Richard - 09/18/2021


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Product looks well made and sturdy! This is my second hitch purchase from etrailer, and they have been amazing! Great videos, photos, and diagrams. Made the process extremely simple! Would highly recommend!



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Easy install, low profile and excellent quality. Exactly what I was looking for in a hitch receiver for our Pilot.



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Customer service was able to 110% price match the Curt 13146, the package arrived in excellent condition with nothing sticking out or any scratches or damage. During installation, I did lower the spare tire to have room to wrench the bolts in. It is pretty heavy to lift up and wrench by yourself, but I was able to do it by myself by using some buckets and items to lift the both sides and the receiver end. I did not have to jack up my car there was plenty of room. The hardest part was getting the first bolt in since it’s heavy to lift up and trying to torque the bolts to [see instructions for torque rating] lbs. I was able to manage by placing my foot on the rear tires and on the receiver end to get a strong leverage to get the [XXX] lbs needed since I did not have anything on hand to extend my wrench for leverage. It looks nice, the hitch doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb under the Honda Pilot 2017 EX. I am overall satisfied with my purchase from etrailer, the only thing was that I was charged without my approval of the full price before I got the price match. However, they did refund me the price match difference which solved the issue. The hitch is sturdy and I have already attached a cargo carrier in the back to show that it does work.



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2018 Acura MDX

I ordered the Curt hitch for my 2018 Acura MDX. It fit perfectly though the rubber hanger for the exhaust had to be moved over about a 1/2” to allow the hitch to be lifted into position. The job would have been easier if my car was on a lift and I had another pair of hands. I had neither so I had to improvise. I put the hitch on a dolly and moved it into position under the car. Using shims, I raised the hitch high enough on one side to get the bolts started. Note, I followed the instructions and cleaned and greased the 6 bolt holes. After getting the bolts on one side started I shimmed up the other side. This is where the rubber exhaust hanger got in the way. Using a wonder bar I levered the hanger out of the way until the hitch flange cleared it. I inserted the 3 bolts and tightened them down. I then tightened the bolts on the side I had attached first. One of the bolts would not screw in all the way. After repeated attempts to clean the whole the bolt still would not go in all the way. Not sure what the problem is. Will have a mechanic take a look at it the next time my car is on a lift. I am a senior citizen and attaching the lift by myself with the car on the ground was a challenge as my aching back will attest to. Better to have another pair of helping hands and the car on a lift or ramps to ease the install.



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Acura

I highly recommend this Hitch. It fits my Acura perfectly and it was fairly easy to install by myself, but I would recommend 2 people. It looks and feels like an OEM product. I use it for a bike rack that holds 4 bikes and it doesn't break a sweat. I recommend buying a rubber plug to keep it clean.



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Outstanding product and service. Arrived earlier than expected. Once installed, had a sleek custom look. Would definitely recommend a 2nd set of hands rather than trying to do it yourself with a jack. No need for a lift. Can easily access with spare lowered. Check your spare tire pressure while out. Most important part of the job is cleaning the 6 holes where 14 mm bolts will be inserted!!! Older vehicles accumulate rust and crud which make threading difficult. You definitely don't want to strip the threads and a quality 22 mm socket is needed to sustain the recommended torque. I used a wire brush and Nut Buster solvent. But wished I had a 14 mm thread chaser to really clean the threads well. Also applied a small amount of silicone grease to each bolt. Easy job if you prep the holes!!! I also specifically chose the Curt because the clearance from the hitch pin hole to outer bumper was only 3" which gave my bike rack plenty of clearance. I liked the Matt black finish of the etrailer comparable hitch, but the distance from hitch pin hole to the outer bumper was 5" and was concerned that would be a little close. It would probably be fine, and extenders are available. Really happy with purchase, but CLEAN those thread holes well!



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We have a 2020 Acura MDX Tech AWD and on our model we did not need the 10 amp fuse no spot for it but other than that the instruction were clear and easy. Maybe took us 10 minutes. We also installed trailer hitch took no more than 30 minutes the hardest part was getting it over rubber grommets. When I use the term “us/we” I supervised my husband may have taken less time without my supervision.


Comments
We love it. It’s held up very well.
Batya - 06/19/2021


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2014 Acura MDX

The hitch works great and is very sturdy and solid. It had great fitment too. The only challenge in the installation was cleaning the underside bolt locations from my 2014 Acura MDX. Once we used a wire brush to get the rust and debris out the mounting locations we were able to get it mounted. Overall this was a great application for our MDX because it didn’t come with a factory hitch.



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Acura MDX

After a year since I installed it myself (with help from from my 2 young teenage boys) on my 2020 Acura MDX, I never had any problem. It looks nice until now and is very sturdy. I used it only for my Thule bike rack to carry a mountain bike or two. Worked well as it is supposed to. Highly recommended.



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Shipped super fast. Product was as described. Box came damaged on the corner but there were no scratches or dents on the hitch. Took about a hour to install with two people. The holes on my SUV had alot of debris. Just used WD40 and a air compressor to clear it out. Just needed the hitch to attach a bike rack. Would definitely recommend etrailer if you are thinking of purchasing a hitch.



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2017 Honda Pilot

The product is well made and heavy duty. Install however was a challenge. It's 6 bolts and for a guy who is pretty hands on and mechanically inclined, it honestly took me two plus hours to install. Unless you have a lift and the right heavy duty equipment, it's going to be a challenge. Just a heads up. Once I had a bolt in each side things moved along a little quicker. But keep in mind it's a tight spot, under the car and just awkward. If I were towing a 3000 pound boat would go for a professional install but in my case, just a bike rack. I installed on my 2017 Honda Pilot and fit honestly looks just as good as OEM.



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Honda Pilot

Product is outstanding, it is extremely easy to install and fits perfectly on my 2020 honda pilot customer service was extremely helpful. I bought this to mount a bike rack on it and it works and fits perfectly. I would definitely recommend this product.


Comments
Fantastic
Elias - 06/17/2021


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Very easy to install. Also, excellent customer service. I ordered my trailer hitch and received an empty box. It became clear that the contents were removed in transit because the box had a weight sticker on it. But my ring camera showed the delivery person carrying the box with his fingers. I shared all this with customer service and received a replacement with no hassle, an apology, and regular follow up. Job well done! Looking forward to taking the family on more bike rides.



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Was easy to install on a 2019 Honda Pilot. The provided installation instructions were very easy to follow. We have a four bicycles rack and when fully loaded there are no issues.



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The product was delivered in great shape. It fit exactly to the SUV and the holes lined up to the frame perfectly. The tow hitch is very sturdy! I followed the instructions which were clear and precise. My only problem was with the vehicle. The rear most two holes in the frame were not threaded properly in manufacturing. After cleaning and lubricating the bolts would only go in part way. I had to re thread the holes in the frame.


Comments
Been using the hitch for a bike carrier and it has been great. Paint is still like new.
Richard - 06/01/2021


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2020 Acura MDX

What a fabulous company to deal with. This CURT hitch receiver exactly fits my car (2020 MDX), it's high quality and easy to install, and it was shipped right away. Installation videos are another great plus. Prices do go up and down, so you have to keep an eye on them and grab the best deal.


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    I am happy to confirm that the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 is a fit for your 2019 Honda Pilot EX-L with all-wheel drive; I double-checked this fit with the manufacturer for you. The only thing to note is that it will only fit a Pilot with an 18" or smaller spare tire under the car, but that is true of each of the hitches that fit a '19 Pilot. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C13146 is a great option because it has a concealed crosstube so your Pilot maintains its clean look and is a complete...
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  • Installing Trailer Hitch On 2021 Honda Pilot And Still Allow Tailgate Sensor Functionality
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    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13146 you were looking at is confirmed to fit all models of the 2019 Acura MDX, and will fit great on your 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec. I included a picture of the # e98840 installed on a 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec since we have not had a chance to install the Curt # C13146 on an A-Spec. The etrailer # e98840 has the exact same dimensions as the Curt # C13146 with the only difference being the finish. Keep in mind that all of the trailer hitch receivers confirmed...
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  • Can Curt C13146 Be Installed on 2021 Honda Pilot with Hands Free Liftgate Option
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    With an install difficulty rated 3 out of 10, the Curt # C13146 is definitely a hitch anyone can install on their own. The Honda Pilot being a somewhat taller vehicle does offer easier access to the underside where this will be installed. This uses pretty standard tools, including a ratchet, a 6 inch socket extension, a 22 millimeter socket, and a torque wrench to make sure you are getting to the specified torque ratings in the instructions. A second pair of hands will definitely help get...
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  • Will the Hands Free Liftgate Work on a 2019 Honda Pilot Elite with Curt Hitch C13146
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit for 2021 Honda Pilot
    The trailer hitch receiver I recommend for your 2021 Honda Pilot is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13146. I have confirmed with Curt that this hitch, which is made in the USA, is a fit for a 2021 Honda Pilot so it will be exactly what you need for your car. If you need a trailer wiring harness the correct part is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118760. I have added links to some installation videos and instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch Interference with Hands-Free Liftgate 2021 Honda Pilot
    The hitches that we have for the 2021 Honda Pilot will all limit the viewing area of the hands free lift gate sensor. Using the sensor relocation bracket will solve the issue. The way that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13146 and the hitches are engineered they have to be installed on the bottom of the frame so that they can get the weight capacity they have.
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  • Fasteners To Install Curt Trailer Hitch on 2017 Honda Pilot
    For your 2017 Honda Pilot, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13146 is a confirmed fit. It will use 6 bolts that are M14-1.50 x 40mm, CL 10.9. It will also use 6 conical-toothed washers that are 9/16 inch. If you want the kit, you can use # RHK. You may also use the Nylon Tube Brush - 1/2" # 814092 to clean the weldnuts of dirt, grime, and corrosion.
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  • Will the Curt Hitch C13146 Fit a 2017 Acura MDX with T165/80-17 Spare Tire
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13146 will fit a 2017 Acura MDX with T165/80-17 spare tire. This trailer hitch is a custom fit, no drill option. I have attached an install photo and video for you.
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  • Curt Trailer Hitch and Wiring that Fits 2020 Honda Pilot
    The Curt hitch part # C13146 that you referenced is the correct hitch for your 2020 Honda Pilot, the wiring harness # C56291 is also a confirmed fit and the # C22272 was designed to fit 2 inch hitches like what you have so it would also work well. I attached install videos for the hitch and wiring for you to check out as well.
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  • Can You Still Use Hands Free Lift Gate On 2021 Honda Pilot With Trailer Hitch Receiver Installed
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  • Solution for Carrying Bikes on 2020 Acura MDX with 20" Spare Tire Stored Under Vehicle
    I may have an alternative solution for you to carry bikes, but the short answer to your question is-Yes; there is cause for concern here. For that reason, the 20" spare tire on your 2020 Acura MDX would need to be stored inside of the vehicle when using the Curt # C13146, or any of the other hitches available for your vehicle. Instead of using a hitch mounted bike rack you could use a trunk mounted rack like the Saris Bones EX # SA803, which is a great alternative that will provide...
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch on 2019 Honda Pilot Allow Use of Hands-Free Liftgate
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13146 will very likely block the hands-free liftgate sensor. However, a sensor relocation kit (Honda part number I08L91-TG7-100C) is available directly through Honda. It moves the sensor off center to accommodate the installation of the trailer hitch on the 2019-2021 Pilot. Also, if you plan on towing and need a wiring harness, the correct fit for a 2019 Honda Pilot is the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness # 118760.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2017 Honda Pilot to Carry Swagman Bike Rack
    I assume you meant 2" hitch and there is a fit for your 2017 Honda Pilot; I recommend the Curt # C13146. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver and is a complete bolt-on installation so no drilling in your Pilot's frame will be required. As you can see from the photo I added of this hitch installed on a '17 Pilot, it is nicely recessed so only the receiver is visible. It measures 12" from the ground to the bottom of the receiver and 5" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the...
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  • Will curt Trailer Hitch Fit a 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L
    Yes, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13146 will fit your 2020 Honda Pilot EX-L. I have attached a sample installation video and some pictures of the Curt trailer hitch installed on a 2019 Honda Pilot AWD that you can use for a reference. If you don't already have a bike rack, one of the most popular bike racks that we carry is the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR because it is a cost-effective 4-bike rack that is compatible with both 1-1/4" and 2" hitch receivers. Keep in mind that...
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