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Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for a 2008 Chevy HHR

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I want to use my Falcon 2 with a bar of some sort It looks like in just need the attachments to the vehicle - that bolt or weld to my 2008 HHR LT car? help please.

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For your 2008 Chevy HHR you would want a Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 3141-1 like you referenced. This base plate kit is confirmed to work with your Falcon 2 tow bar.

This base plate kit will bolt onto your vehicle and would not require any welding to install.

You will also need safety cables. I recommend Roadmaster safety cables, part # RM-643. These are coiled so they will not drag on the ground.

The next component you will need to flat tow the Malibu is lighting. There are actually several lighting methods depending on your needs and how often you will be towing the vehicle. I have included a link to our series of FAQ articles on flat towing, some of which cover choosing the best lighting for your needs.

And finally, most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being towed. The easiest to install and use is the Roadmaster Even Brake portable proportional braking system, part # RM-9400. This unit activates the brakes on the vehicle being towed in proportion to how much the RV is braking. This is the safest type of braking action, and it reduces wear and tear on the RV and towed vehicle brakes.

You will also want to check the vehicle owners manual for additional information on flat towing the vehicle. Some vehicles require an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, transmission lube pump, or free wheeling hubs in order to be flat towed.

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