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i just got my 09 SC today, I also ordered a trailer hitch, but when I asked the dealer about the size of the hitch receiver, they couldnt find the specs. I have a 2" hitch style bike rack, so I need to make sure the OEM hitch is also 2", can any one tell me is it 2" or 1 1/4", thank you
 

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i just got my 09 SC today, I also ordered a trailer hitch, but when I asked the dealer about the size of the hitch receiver, they couldnt find the specs. I have a 2" hitch style bike rack, so I need to make sure the OEM hitch is also 2", can any one tell me is it 2" or 1 1/4", thank you
Welcome to the EOC superblaster. The OEM hitch has a 1 1/4 opening.
 

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Go to UHaul and have them put one in for you. Much much much cheaper than the OEM POS and you have a 2" receiver, which opens up your accessory possibilities way more than the rinky dink 1-1/4" one from the factory.
 

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Not sure on the 09's, but on the SC 08 you need to trim the bumper for a 2" receiver. That made me buy the 1 1/4 and an adaptor for my 2" bike rack. Not ideal, but it works.
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I spoke to the parts manager today, he told me 09 receiver size is 2"????? I am confused........any one have 09 with hitch please let me know, thabnk you.
 

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I spoke to the parts manager today, he told me 09 receiver size is 2"????? I am confused........any one have 09 with hitch please let me know, thabnk you.
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He is reading the accessory chart incorrectly. Honda lists 2 ball sizes for the Element. 2" and 1 7/8". But there is not a 2" receiver. I am a parts manager myself and work with these accessory listings on a daily basis.

08L92-SCV-300A Trailer Hitch Ball - 1 7/8" x 3/4"

08L92-SCV-100B Trailer Hitch Ball - 2"

08L92-SCV-301 Trailer Hitch
08L91-SCV-300A Trailer Hitch Harness

 

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After market hitch source

FWIW, I got mine (for my '09 SC) from etrailer.com and am quite satisfied with it. I found it a little problematical to find one that specifically said it would fit the SC. I did have to trim the bumper cover (which was mentioned on the web site). 2" receiver.

Best -- Gary

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i'm also looking for a 2" hitch. did you have any luck with yours? i called my local farm & fleet store and they said they can get a 2" set up that should bolt right on w/o mods.
 

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I just ordered one from etrailer yesterday. Supposed to be delivered tomorrow. The price was as good as anywhere else and free shipping. You can also get the wiring kit for the lights from them too.
 
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