Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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  • Draw-Tite
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 600 lbs WD TW
Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number 75492 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - 75492

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.


Features:

  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Easy, bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 600 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.



Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.


In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario.


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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75492 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 75492 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2000 - 2006 BMW X5



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Video of Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"


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




Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 BMW X5, we'll be installing the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75492. This is what our hitch will look once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 18-1/2 inches. This will assist you at selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.

Now, let's go ahead with the installation. Before we can install the hitch, we'll first need to remove the rear fascia. To remove the rear fascia, there are a total of six fasteners. To access these fasteners at the rear bumper fascia, we'll need to remove the trim around the exhaust tailpipes. These are snap-in pieces so we'll simply just put it a little tug on them and pop them out of place.

While we're here, we can also remove the rear fascia door. It too just snaps in place. Now, it will expose the rear bumper fascia bolts. They will be above the exhaust tailpipes. For this application, we'll be using a T55 Torx Bit Socket to remove the bumper bolts.

Now with both of those removed, we have four additional fasteners, two in each wheel well. Now with the fasteners removed on the driver's side, I'll go ahead and repeat the same process on the passenger's side. Now, we're ready to go ahead and remove the bumper fascia. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you do this as it is quite large and heavy. Additionally, as you remove the bumper fascia, you'll need to be careful not to pull on the wires for the rear backup monitoring system.

This wire is a one-piece wired system so we need to disconnect it at each sensor and pop the plastic fasteners free from the bumper structure. Now, we can go ahead and remove the wire from the rear bumper fascia and structure and go ahead and set it aside. Our next step will be removing the center six Torx bit fasteners that were exposed by removing the rear bumper. Next, we'll need to mark for our forward attachment point. This will be in the axle cross member. Using our tape measure, we'll go ahead and mark from the rear going forward 1/8 inch or as per instructed. Next, we'll go ahead and show you the rear hardware. This will be the attachment hardware going across the rear cross member where we'll remove the Torx bolts earlier. This will be a new 10-mm bolt and conical toothed washer. The teeth of the washer will face the hitch and a round spacer block. The spacer block will fit into the rear cross member and the bolt and conical toothed washer will secure the hitch to the vehicle. It will sit like this. Now, we're ready to go ahead and put the hitch in place. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch while you install the two outer fasteners. Now, we'll go ahead and tighten up the bolts or snug them up just to draw the hitch up to the cross member, so that we can use the front hole of the hitch as a template to draw out our hole into the cross member. Using my 1/2-inch bit, we'll go ahead and use it as a center or pilot to where the center of our whole will be. Now with that done, we'll go ahead and use a smaller bit and use a step-bit process to drill out to our final size hole. Now with our 1/2-inch hole drilled out, we're going to go ahead and remove the hitch and set it aside. With the hitch out of the way, we'll now open the hole up to 11/16. Again, we'll use a step-bit process. Now, we're ready to go ahead and put the hitch back in position. For our forward fastener, we'll be using the rivet nut, split lock washer, flat washer, 1/2-inch bolt, and 1/2-inch conical toothed washer. With our 10-mm bolts in and lightly snug up, it will allow us to go ahead and put the insert up into the cross member, and then our bolt and conical toothed washer will go through the hitch, to the flat washer, to the lock washer, and into the rivet nut. Now, we'll go ahead and tighten the bolt down to secure the rivet nut into the cross member. Once we have it tightened down, we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with that completed, we'll need to go ahead and remove the bolt. Remove the split lock washer and flat washer. At this time, we'll go ahead and remove the hitch completely, reinstall the front hardware, the 1/2-inch bolt, and conical toothed washer. Now with all our fasteners in place, we can go ahead and tighten them down. Next, we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with that completed, we're ready to go ahead and cut out the rear lower fascia to go around the hitch. With our tape measure, we can measure it's going to be approximately 4-1/2 inches by 2-3/4 inches wide. Now, we'll go ahead and measure it out on the lower fascia and cut it out with our rotary zip tool. With that done, we're ready to go ahead and reinstall the rear bumper. Keep in mind that part of reinstalling it will be reinstalling the wires that we removed earlier to the backup sensor system. Now with our wires reinstalled and with an extra set of hands, we'll go ahead and reinstall the rear bumper fascia. With the fascia in place, we'll go ahead and reinstall the six fasteners in the rear tailpipe fascia trim. With that completed, this will complete the install of our Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75492, on our 2006 BMW X5.


Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 75492

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (32 Customer Reviews)

Fully welded vehicle trailer hitch is strong and durable. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. The combination of an e-coat base and a powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection.

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Well made and reliable. OEM hitches are impossible to find and cost twice as much. Have used this hitch on a 2004 for three years and never had a moments problem. 81147



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The trailer hitch was delivered REALLY fast, and FREE. That things weighs a lot. I was a little nervous when I saw the box, it was pretty damaged with the hitch sticking out. I know the hitch was not damaged (it is built really well and heavy duty) but was worried about the bolts for the installation. at first I could not find them and then saw everything in the receiver opening. They are very smart to put everything safely there. I also like the video of how i will be installing the hitch and all the other helpful hints. So far I am a VERY happy customer and would buy from them again and recommend them 463417


Comments

Everything is wonderful with my trailer hitch it works perfect. I am still very very happy. I might wind up getting the wiring harness so I can hook up lights to the trailer. Have a happy New year

Dave G - 12/29/2018

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Great product. Fit like a dream. The only draw back for some people would be the 11/16" hole you have to drill in the lower sub frame to install a rivet nut. I happen to have drill bits that are reduced to 1/2" shank but I'm sure a lot of people don't have one. Other than that, very satisfied. Also, I shopped everywhere and Etrailer.com had the best price with free shipping! Received the hitch in two days with regular UPS shipping. Impressive! Thanks. 90084



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Arrived on time and easy to install. Great deal!! Thanks etrailer.com 450435



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2003 BMW X5

Called and talked to Brendan, he knew his products, understood what I needed and explained everything clearly and w/o making me feel like a was clueless. He recommended the Draw-Tite after we spoke. I ordered it and soon after we talked received an email from Brendan telling me it had shipped. He also included links to installation and tips. Was not expecting that. The hitch was shipped for free and arrived exactly when promised. The box was a little beat up but the Hitch was fine, it was wrapped in 30 feet of paper. The instructions and videos were perfect - I knew exactly what to do and what to expect. I installed the hitch myself (yes it would have been helpful to have a 2nd set of hands - however it fit right on the car with just a little fiddling to get the cross member bolt aligned. Instructions were clear and eTrailer videos on YouTube were perfect. I like the quality of the hitch, really robust, fit and finish was great. All the mounting hardware was included. Only slight issues was drilling he 11/16 home on the cross member of my X5 - was good that Brendan sent the installion videos prior, otherwise I wouldn’t have had the correct size still bit (11/16 is larger than any of the bits I had, and I have a lot - good new thought now i’ve Added N 11/16 bit to my collection!) I’m not going to tow, at least not anytime soon - though a class 3 hitch seems overkill, i’m using The the hitch for a bike carrier - i feel good about how sturdy it is. Yes I will recommend ETrailer to my friends and love the Draw-Tite hitch. Special thanks to Brendan for all his help. 544030



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Fast shipping, great price, and installed exactly as the very helpful and clear video showed. Hitch was very well built and all hardware fit exactly as advertised. Would definitely recomment these folks for your trailer hitch needs. 652504



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Shipped quickly. Installer reported the install was easy. 647189



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good price, good fit, quick shipping 637349



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I HAVEN'T INSTALLED THE UNIT YET BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL FITS LIKE A GLOVE. I HAVE BOUGHT FROM E TRAILER BEFORE AND THEY ARE A GOOD CO. TO WORK WITH, THEY HAVE A GREAT PRODUCT LINE , FAST SHIPPING TOO. 630837



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Fairly simple to install. Have not had one single issue. I’ve towed pretty close to its 6000lb rating and no signs of any problems. My usual tow almost once a week is around 3500lbs. 605809



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Great product. Great vendor 580475



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2006 BMW X5

I would give it a higher rating but there was a small problem with the install. The set nut that comes with the hitch would not stay put in the cross member that it go's into. Owning a Bodyshop for the past 30 years I am very familiar with these fasteners using them hundreds of times over the years. I drilled it as per the instructions but the nut didn't grab the hole like it should. I ended up welding the nut to a thin plate and welding that plate to the cross member to make it work. Having the equipment on hand made it easy for me but for the average person installing it at home it would have been a problem. 571775



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2006 BMW X5

This hitch is exactly as advertised. Well made and the installation went without a hitch (no pun). The videos provided by etrailer sure did help. 553499



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2006 BMW X5

Haven't installed yet but everything looks good and arrived promptly! 543385



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2005 BMW X5

I have enjoyed the product for a year now...there have been NO PROBLEMS! Description is accurate and doable. Quality is as you should expect. I would use them again and again. 523605



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2001 BMW X5

Very easy to install. This was what I was looking for. 520074



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2004 BMW X5

The hitch was exactly as described. Installation was simple and straightforward with the instructions and online video. The Box arrived broken open and the hitch was hanging out of it, but the bag containing the hardware and instructions were securely attached to the hitch so nothing was lost or damaged. 511141



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2005 BMW X5

Good quality product. Paint should be better to prevent early rusting. I recommend this product. 488060



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BMW X5

I love the hitch. It fit my BMW X5 perfectly. I pull a 6x10 cargo trailer with it. 472009



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2001 BMW X5

DrawTite 75492 is a perfect fit to my '01 BMW X5. Beefy, secure. The included printed instructions were accurate, but not very helpful (step-by-step). However, the videos published by etrailer.com were outstanding, and I would recommend NOT attempting without watching their videos! 429441



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2003 BMW X5

Prodact looks solid. Looks like great quality and very easy to install . Electrical wires are very good quality as well and very easy to install! I will be doing all installation bye my self, it is so simple! 349948



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I installed it by myself in less than an hour. Followed video instructions on web site. Everything lined up and was as described. Thank You!! 341458



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BMW X5

Worked great on my X5. 340888



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2003 BMW X5

Installs easily and looks like factory 267101



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2005 BMW X5

Easy install. I appreciate the product install videos from eTrailer which is why I chose to order from them as well as I compared product shipping weights since all the brands have almost identical images. eTrailer had the heaviest (strongest) product and best instructions. 265495



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Hitch delivered in 3 days, everything in one box and installed exactly as advertised. The u tube videos were spot on. 228986



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2006 BMW X5

Easy to install with the video links provided. Perfect fit. Definitely a two man job. Hitch and wiring completed in 2 1/2 hours. Perfect fit! 100305



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Harley Davidson

Okay I ordered this hitch and not knowing anything about this company I was happy to see they put a video on their web site for instructions. I had to go to a garage for help due to me not having a large enough drill bit to drill one hole. The weight of this hitch is great. Much larger than I thought it was going to be, It hides well into the bumper area and I have no problem with attaching my ball to it when needed. I only needed a trailer for extreme situations. Taking my Harley into the shop. lowest price I found on the WWW. 87816



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2001 BMW X5

Haven't installed yet but looks good and was shipped promptly . Thanks 38571



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Order,price and delivery was great. I also watched the installation on YouTube. Best buying experience 13878



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2003 BMW X5

The product itslef is great. The installation into an 03 X5 4.6is was a bit difficult. Having to drop mufflers to get to bumber bolts and disconnect from resonator was not easy. It took an extra hour but at the end it was worth it. 11500



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Just as described. Fast shipping. Thanks 10124


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  • Recommended Items Needed to Tow with a 2005 BMW X5
  • I recommend using the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75492 on your 2005 BMW X5. This is a Class III hitch receiver with a 2 inch receiver opening. It has a 500-lb Tongue Weight (TW) capacity and a 6,000-lb Gross Towing Weight (GTW) capacity which is the same as your X5. For wiring I recommend the ZCI Circuit Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness w/ 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector and Installation Kit # 119250KIT from Tekonsha. I like to recommend the Tekonsha products because...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 BMW X5
  • I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the 2006 BMW X5, item # 75492, which has a 6,000 pound towing weight capacity and a 600 pound tongue weight capacity. The highest capacity hitch is always the way to go when possible, for safety and versatility for future needs. At first look the Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2006 BMW X5, item # C13162, seems to be an easier installation but if you review the instructions for each, I believe, you will see that the Draw-Tite model is just as easy...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver, Wiring, And Ball Mount For 2006 BMW X5
  • According to your owner's manual, the 2006 BMW X5 cannot be flat towed or towed with a car dolly. It can only be transported on a loading platform or trailer. Let me know if you'd like help with another vehicle.
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  • Solution for Nutsert of Draw Tite Hitch for 2005 BMW X5 that Allows Bolt to Just Spin
  • You are going to have to find a way to hold the nutsert so that you can remove the bolt and try again. It's a pretty tricky situation getting that bolt setup right but you have to do it just like the install instructions and video show. If you push hard enough on the hitch up into the nutsert you should be able to get the hitch to hold it tight enough to the frame to prevent it from moving so that you could remove the bolt.
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  • Which Reese Dual Cam Weight Distribution for Towing 3460-lb Airstream Safari Trailer with BMW X5
  • Selection of a weight distribution and sway control system should be made based on the fully-loaded trailer tongue weight. It is important that the trailer be loaded and equipped just as it will be when towed, with full water and propane tanks, and all usual equipment and supplies, etc. Manufacturer specs can provide dry weight and unloaded tongue weight, but a properly-tuned weight distribution system depends on knowing the actual as-towed trailer tongue weight. Tongue weight can be...
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  • Where Install Hardware of Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch # 75492 is Packed
  • When the hitches ship out, the installation hardware and instructions are packed into the receiver tube and secured with tape for safekeeping. This is done so that if the shipping box should get damaged, the hardware won't get lost. My hope is that the hardware is still in place, and that you just hadn't noticed it. If it's indeed missing, please call our Customer Service folks, and they'll get you fixed right up.
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  • Replacement Hardware For Installing Trailer Hitch on 2001 BMW X5
  • We do indeed sell replacement install hardware for Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite and Curt Hitches. The part number you need is # RHK. Clicking the provided link will take you to the product page, where there's a field to type in the hitch part number, and a drop down menu for the hitch manufacturer. For a taillight wiring harness, use the Tow Ready # 119190KIT. I've linked you to some installation videos and an FAQ article that I hope you'll find helpful.
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  • Advice for Removing Bumper on a 2005 BMW X5 to Install Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch 75492
  • It will take some pulling to get the bumper fascia off once you have removed the six fasteners. Try wiggling it a bit as you pull backward on it, as there are likely some internal plastic clips that you cannot see holding it in place. You should feel or hear them pop out as you pull the bumper back. I am including links to videos of the# 75492 Draw-Tite hitch being installed on 2006 and 2003 models, which will be the same as your 2005 BMW X5. They give you a couple angles of the bumper...
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  • Towing a Trailer With 2003 BMW X5
  • It may be possible to tow a camper with your 2003 BMW X5, depending on the weight of the trailer when it is fully loaded. Your BMW can tow a maximum of 6,000 lbs, which is also the weight limit of the Class III hitch that fits it, the Draw-Tite # 75492. I've added a link to a video of this hitch being installed on an '03 BMW for you to take a look at. If your camper is under the weight limit and you want to tow, you'll also need Wiring Harness w/ 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 119250KIT....
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  • Does the Bumper Have to be Removed to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2005 BMW X5
  • To install any of the available trailer hitches for your 2005 BMW X5, including the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75492, you will need to temporarily remove the rear bumper. You will also need to trim or remove the rear fascia door to complete installation. I have included a link to the installation instructions for the hitch below.
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  • Class III Draw Tite Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2005 BMW X5
  • We do have a Class III Draw Tite hitch that fits your 2017 BMW X5. For that you'd want the part # 75492 which would fit and work well. It gives you a 2 inch hitch with capacities of 6,000 lbs total trailer weight.
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