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Economical Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 1998 Chevy Tracker  


1998 Tracker 2WD with 5 speed. What reasonably priced tow bar and brackets do I need. Ease of installation of brackets? Should I do it or have a shop install. handy but not an expert


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For an economical base plate for your 1998 Chevy Tracker you would want the part # 118-8. I attached a set of install instructions for you to check out to see if you think you would be up for the install.

For an economical tow bar you would want the Tracker part # RM-020.

For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, and not have to worry about cutting and splicing into the vehicle wiring.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Even Brake proportional system, # RM-9400, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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