Bracket Extensions for Curt Weight Distribution Hitch

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Curt said that they just came out with a bracket extension kit for 8" frames. Will you be getting them? And how much? When I look at the different weight class hitches in the catalog, 6, 8, 10K w/2inch shank size. I don't see any noticeable construction difference. They look the same. What is the difference,what am I missing? My 5k hitch looks as beefy as a 10k. Thanks for helping me with my choices

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We do have those bracket extensions, # C17515. They are for frames up to 8" and will fit with a pair of Curt's weight distribution systems, the # C17500 which has a 1,000 lb tongue weight limit, and # C17501, which has a tongue weight rating of up to 1,500 lbs. The price of these extensions can be found on the linked product page.

As for the difference between weight distribution systems (WDS), the reason you may not notice much of an aesthetic difference is because the spring bars are the essential reason for different weight ratings. The higher the system is rated in a system like the Curt TruTrack, the more rigid the bars.

A system that is rated for 15,000 lbs and 1,500 lbs tongue weight will need spring bars that are strong and rigid enough to prevent sway. A system rated for 10,000 lbs and 1,000 lbs tongue weight can utilize spring bars that are a bit more flexible. This is why choosing a system that is rated too high for your tongue weight will lead to a very stiff ride.

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