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Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're doing a test fit for the Thule T2 Pro Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9035. We already have our bike secured down, our first way to show you how we do that. Before that, we're going to show you a quick feature. This is our tilting feature. We can do this with our bike attached.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Yakima Light Rider Hanging Style Tilting 2 Bike Rack. That part number is Y02472. Now we already have our bike secured down. First, we're going to show you how we do that. We got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps. 2 on our frame and 1 as our anti-sway at the back.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex Hanging Style 4 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9029XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame and one as our anti-sway strap in the back. I'm going to start by releasing those first.



Thule Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Raceway Pro Trunk Mount 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH9001PRO. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps. 2 on our frame and 1 as our anti-sway strap in the back.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway Hanging Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is TH912XTR. We already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps. Two on our frame ans one as our anti-sway strap.



Thule Passage Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test-it of the Thule Passage Truss Mount Two Bike Rack. That part number is TH910XT. We already have our bike secured down so we are first going to show you how we secure it in place. We've got two cradles on the top with three straps, two on the top portion of our frame and one is our anti-sway strap in the back. I'm going to start by removing those. Then we can pull our bike off our rack and we can set it off to the side.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on my 2014 Chevrolet Malibu we're doing a test fit of the Swagman Trailhead Hanging Style 4 bike rack. That product number is S63380. Now we already have our bike secured down, so the first thing we're going to do is show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with four straps altogether, three over the top portion of our frame here, and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by pulling down and lifting up to release those. We can pull our bike off of our rack and set it off to the side. With that out of the way, we can start off with some measurements here. First it's going to be overall what we're adding to our vehicle.



Hollywood Racks Trail-Rider Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Platform Style 2-Bike Rack. That part number is HR200. We already have our bike secured down. First, we're going to show you how we do that. At the front tire and the back tire we have wheel straps, they are just hook and loop straps that fit around your tire and secure back to itself. First remove those, and then in the center here we have our frame hook which is what really keeps our bike down into those wheel cradles.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Rola TX-102 hanging style 2 bike rack. That part number is 59400. We already have our bike secure down, so we're first going to show you how we do that. We've got 2 cradles in place with 3 straps, 2 on our frame and 1 as our anti sway strap in the back. We're going to pull down and lift up to release those. Then we'll be able to pull our bike off and set it off to the side.



Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Surco Cargo carrier. This is 20 by 48, has a weight capacity of 300 pounds and works with inch and a quarter hitches only. That part number is 52017. The first thing we're going to do here is take a few measurements. Starting off with our ground clearance, we're going to have about 10 inches down there. Overall to our vehicle we're adding about 23 inches and our closet point is going to be about an inch and a quarter away there.



Rhino Rack Roof Rack Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to take a look at the Rhino Rack Vortex Aero Roof and Rack System. The crossbars are RRVA126B-2. The foot pack is RRLKVA and the kit will be DK338. We have the first one already on. Going to show you how we install the second one. We have our crossbars. We have our foot pack and a kit.



Rhino Rack Road-Warrior Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino-Rack Road Warrior Roof Top Bike Carrier. That part number is RBC036. Now we already have our bike on our rack. We're first going to show you how we strap that down. Back here in the back, we have our ratcheting strap that you're going to see on most of your roof mounted bike racks. To release that, we're just going to push down and then lift up.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail rooftop bike carrier, part number RBC035. Now, we already have our bike on our rack. We're first go over how that's strapped down. Here in the back, we have a ratcheting strap that you'll see on most of your roof mounted bike racks. To release that, we're just going to push on the black button and lift that out of place. Up at the front, we have a skewer for our fork mounts.



Surco Products Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Surco Cargo Carrier, part number 52017 for one and a quarter hitches only. Those dimensions are 20 by 48 and it can hold up to 200 pounds. Let's take a few measurements. I'll show you a few things here. The first measurement I'd like to show you, closure to our bumper to our cargo carrier, that's two and a half inches. Overall, we've added 24 inches and for our ground clearance, I'm showing eight and a half inches. Like I said, this is made out of a sturdy steel.



WeatherTech Cargo Liner Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Weathertec cargo liner, part #WT40694 in black, also available in tan, part #WT41694, and grey, part #WT42694. We've gone ahead and emptied out our cargo area, now we can take our liner, and we'll just fit it right into our cargo area. Now that we've got it installed, we'll go over some of the features. The liner's going to fit perfectly around the contours of the vehicle, it might stick up in little areas, that's just because it needs to sit in the sun, but once it sits in the sun and heats up a bit, it's going to fit around those contours even more so, and it'll fit nicely against the vehicle, and keep dirt and debris from getting onto your carpet. We've also got these channels all along the cargo liner. Again, that's going to keep that dirt and debris on the liner, and in those channels instead of on the carpet of your cargo area. The bottom of the liner is also textured to prevent any of your cargo from sliding around or shifting whenever you're driving. We also have a nice, raised edge around the side of the cargo liner to keep any dirt and debris from getting on or underneath that carpet area there. These are very simple to clean, simply remove your cargo liner, clean with soap and water, and then either hand dry or hang to dry.



WeatherTech Side Window Air Deflectors Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the WeatherTech Side Window Air Deflectors with Dark Tint, part number WT82730. The WeatherTech help reduce wind noise for a quieter ride inside your vehicle. The air deflectors allow you crack your window just enough to let the fresh air in even during bad weather. Now, we'll show you how to get this installed. We've already cleaned off the area where we're going to apply the air deflector. To first install it, we're going to take the shorter edge and place it into the weather stripping here, and then we'll follow along filling that into the stripping. We also got this edge that looks like it's broken, but really it's just going to sit off the edge of the car, so it's not going to get in the way of your window.



Hollywood Racks Road Runner Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu we are doing a test fit of the Hollywood Racks Hot Road Runner 3 bike rack carrier. Part number HR310. You see that we have a bike on the rack and we have it hooked up to our car. Let's show you a few features. Now how the bike is held up we have the 3 straps, 2 up top, an anti-sway strap to the side but we also have for extra is the anti-sway bar and another anti-sway strap also. To get it off we will first take our anti-swap strap off. This is pretty long so you can use it for all 3 bikes when you are loading up all 3 or even 2. Go through the buckle here, back this out.



Inno Roof Rack Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today, on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Inno Aero Crossbars. The part number for the crossbars we're using in the back here is INXB108. For our front bar, we're using INXB115. Our foot pack is going to be INSX200. The fit kit we're using is INK116. We already have our back bar on.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be doing a test fit of the ROLA TX-102 2 bike rack, part number 59400. See that we have the bike already on the rack hooked to the car. Lets show you a few features first. How the bike it held up, we have two straps up top and one strap to the side. Which our anti-sway strap. First, what we do is take off the straps up to, like so, then we take off the anti-sway strap, then we can remove our bike. Now, if you're loading your bike, you'll do the opposite way. Alrighty, let me set this to the side. Now, always remember to replace your straps so they don't get lost or damaged, so, we'll do that first. Like so. Alrighty.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex 4-bike rack, part number TH9029XT. See, we already have the bike on our bike rack and hooked to the vehicle. Let's show you a few features now. Right here on the holder on our bike, we have 3 straps. We have 2 up top and 1 to the side as our anti-sway strap. To unload, pull the straps up top first, then we pull our anti-sway strap. We need to take off our bike and set this to the side.





Chevrolet Malibu Questions

  • The main difference in the 90132 hitch by Hidden Hitch and the 36317 by Draw-Tite is that the Hidden Hitch model comes with a drawbar, pin and clip. If you will be towing a trailer we recommend the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch. Installation will be the same and towing capacity is the same. You will need a properly sized hitch ball, 19256 or 19258, with both hitches and with the Draw-Tite hitch you will need a drawbar, pin and clip, 36071. You may also need a trailer wiring harness...
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  • For your 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C12115. This hitch is a Class ll hitch and has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I spoke with my contact at Curt and they told me that the dual exhaust should be no issue when installing this hitch, so you should be good to go. I have attached an installation video for this hitch on a 2014 Malibu you can check out. A note from Curt states that all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers...
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  • There is no one certain way the power wire from Curt trailer wiring harness # C56176 has to be run on your 2013 Chevy Malibu LT. Instead there are a few possible options and you can decide what is going to work best for you. I have included a link to a help article I wrote that explains the methods. Running the wire through the interior of the vehicle might be the best option since the harness sits in the trunk on your Malibu. You cannot use the small battery in the trunk...
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  • Since you are planning on installing these Trailer D-Rings # RR06 in a plywood floor I would recommend you also get the Backing Plate # BP06 to offer better support than just the wood of your trailer floor. As far as the placement of them in your trailer, you will need to consider what vehicles you will be transporting. If it will be only one vehicle I would recommend loading that car in the trailer and then strategically place the D-rings to give you the best possible mounting...
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  • The Taskmaster ST205/75D14 Bias Trailer Tire with 14-Inch Silver Mod Wheel # TTWA14B45SM requires standard 60-degree-coned fine thread lug nuts for installation, such as # X1023R that fits 1/2-inch wheel studs.
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  • The Curt CIass II hitch you mentioned, part # C12115 is indeed a fit for your 2014 Chevy Malibu. If you're planning on using the hitch exclusively for towing, the hitch would work just fine for you. However, if you also plan on using the hitch as an attachment point for hitch mounted accessories like a bike rack or a cargo carrier, I'd recommend you go with the Draw-Tite Class II, part # 36538. Curt's warranty stipulates that a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 needs to...
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  • Yes, the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack, # SR1002, is one of the roof rack options available for your 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx with a bare roof. As for the 2007 Mazda 6, the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack to fit that vehicle is part # SR1010. The # SR1002 was not designed nor has been tested to fit on the Mazda 6. Now for a kayak carrier that will work with the SportRack Semi-Custom Roof Rack, # SR1002. A couple of my favorites are the SportRack J-Style Kayak Carrier,...
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  • According to my contact at Curt the battery in the trunk of your 2014 Chevy Malibu is for running the hybrid portion of the vehicle and should not have any circuits attached to it, whereas the battery under the hood of vehicle is charged by the alternator which would work well. I attached an install video for this harness for you to check out as well.
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  • The Draw-Tite Class II 1-1/4 Inch Hitch, # 36479, will work on both the the 2009 Chevy Malibu and the Chevy Malibu LTZ. The difference is the LTZ model uses a different wiring harness since it has LED taillights. On our website, there is a drop down box at the top for vehicle style once you have looked up the year, make, and model. It gives you a choice of All models, except LTZ or LTZ model only. The # 36479 hitch is listed for both of the vehicles, but under the LTZ model...
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  • The Michigan DOT website does state that a person may use a tire chain of reasonable proportion on a vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice or other condition tending to cause a vehicle to skid. However, it further states that the chain must not come into contact with the surface of the roadway. Based on this restriction it sounds like it would not be permissible to leave chains on continuously throughout the winter months unless road conditions were consistently...
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  • The Thule # TH9001PRO is the upgraded version of the Raceway 2-bike trunk-mount rack. The XT model has been discontinued, but the primary difference was the location of the locks. The XT model locked the release handles for the mounting cables, but left the levers exposed and easily tampered with. The PRO model features a locking cover that makes the release levers inaccessible for greater security. The PRO model does come with a price increase, but I've got to tell you that...
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  • There are many different types of bike racks. Some attach to a hitch, others mount on the vehicles trunk. Some tilt, some swing out to the side. The good thing about most racks is that you can install them yourself, though a dealer that sells bike racks can install one for you. If you do not have a trailer hitch, but want a hitch-mounted bike rack, the first step is to find the right hitch for your vehicle. For your 2010 Chevy Malibu we have several hitches available. All...
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  • When flat towing a vehicle, there are 5 main components that are needed. Starting with base plates, for a 2011 Chevy Malibu you can use Roadmaster EZ base plates # 523145-5. The base plates provide a safe and secure attachment point for a tow bar. When choosing a tow bar, you will need one that is compatible with EZ base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster Stowmaster tow bar, part # RM-501. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video review for you...
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  • Given the information you provided, it appears that you would need a system to suspend around 375-400 lbs. This includes the 250 lb trailer tongue weight, the 50 lbs of gear and most of the weight of the rearmost passenger. Since weight distribution systems are typically effective for a range of tongue weights, ideally you would want the tongue weight of the trailer (plus the cargo behind the rear axle) to fall somewhere toward the middle of the effective range of the system. The...
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  • According to Blue Ox and Roadmaster, the Air Shutters on your 2015 Malibu will prevent base plates from being installed. From what I've been told, the Air Shutters are actually a component of the emissions system of the vehicle, so therefore it would be illegal to alter or tamper with that system. The best bet for towing your Malibu would be to use a tow dolly like the # RM-2000-1. The tow dolly might seem horrifically expensive, but it's actually similar to the total cost...
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  • I spoke with one of our contacts at Yakima, who assured me that their HitchSki, part # Y02418 is indeed compatible with the older single-arm SwingDaddy bike rack. For install details and a product demonstration video, click the provided link.
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  • For tow bar wiring you basically have three options to choose from. You can use the magnetic lights like you are familiar with, like a RoadMaster Standard Magnetic Tow Lights, part # RM2120. You can use a diode kit like the Tail Light Isolating Diode System, part # 38955, that you referenced. If you are looking for the highest quality diode kit on your 2011 Chevy Malibu you would want the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part # RM-154. Or you can use a...
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  • I have spoken with one of our friends at Roadmaster who told me that using the Roadmaster Universal Diode Wiring Kit, part # RM-154, will work just fine with your Malibu LTZ. If you will click on the provided link below which will take you to the product description page, you will see diagrams that illustrate the installation procedure. We also have an installation video that shows the wiring kit being installed on a 2006 Jeep Liberty. Although the video shows the installation...
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  • To flat tow your 2008 Chevy Malibu with a Roadmaster StowMaster tow bar, you will first want to add a set of base plates. Since you will be using a StowMaster tow bar, I recommend installing the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 523145-5. The Quick Disconnects, # RM-222, are required for the StowMaster tow bar to connect to the base plate. If your StowMaster tow bar does not have the vehicle side Quick Disconnects, then you will need those as well. I also recommend checking your...
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  • Trailer brake controllers like the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 # 90885 have power and boost settings to allow you to find the correct braking force for your trailer and driving conditions. These controls are shown in the linked photo as items A and B. You can try adjusting your power and boost levels down to reduce the braking force sent to the trailer. If this fails to correct the excessive force you may have an issue in the trailer brakes themselves. Electric drum brakes should...
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