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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.



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack 4-bike rack, part number RBC044. You see that we have a bike on our rack, the rack hooked to the vehicle. Lets' show you a few features here. First feature I'd like to show you, is how the bike is held down, we have 3 straps: 2 on top, and one to the side which is our anti-sway strap. I take two off the top first, then our anti-sway strap, then we can remove our bike. Then if you're loading your bike, you just do the opposite way. The anti-sway strap on first, then the two straps on top. Please always remember, to replace your straps so they don't get damaged or lost, so let's do that first.



Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu we're doing a test fit of the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider Platform Style 2 Bike Rack, part number HR200. We have a bike on our rack and the rack pinned to the car. I'll show you a few features. First, we have here how the bike is held down. We have two straps to hold down our wheels. For the main part we have a frame hook here that holds down the bike. Let's just take off our straps first, like so. A little tricky. There we go. Now, always hold onto your bike when you're pulling up your frame hook here.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we're doing a test fit of the Hollywood Rack Sport-Rider 2 Platform Style 2-Bike Rack; part number HR1000. Right now we have a bike on our rack, and the rack connected to the car. I'm going to show you a few features. Now, our bike is held up with the hook frames here, 2 straps, 1 in the front wheel, 1 in the back, but I want to show you a feature, a tilting feature, with the bike on. What we're going to do is remove the inaudible 00:00:32 pin and co pin. What I like to do is hold onto the bike, remove this pin and clip, and we can raise it down. Now with this particular bike rack on this car, you can get in and out of your trunk pretty much at any time.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be doing a test fit of the Kuat NV Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack, and that's going to be part number N102. I've already got it put into the hitch receiver of the Malibu as you can see here, just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. It's going to be one of our top-of-the-line bike racks. It's got all the bells and whistles. Let's go ahead and get it tightened up into the receiver. Now it's for 1 1/4" hitches only, and it's for a class 1 and 2, so just be sure and keep a note of that, so it comes with a pin in lock.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu we will be doing a test fit of the Thule Road Way 2 Bike Rack, part number TH912XTR. You see that we have the bike on the rack and hooked to the car. Let's show a few features first. What we have here to hold down our bike, we have three straps, we have two up top, we have an anti sway strap on the side. To take it off, you take off the two straps on the top first, then the anti sway strap, then we can remove our bike. When loading your bike, please do it the opposite way, the anti sway first, then the two straps on top.



MaxxTow Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Today, our 2009 Chevrolet Malibu, we'll be doing a test for the MaxxTow, MaxxHaul Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack. That's part number MT70387. It's for Intro to Quarter Class 2 or Class 3, 2 inch by 2 inch receivers only. I've already got it loaded up on the Malibu here, just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. Let's go ahead and get it tightened down. We'll take our included anti-rattle bolt and come down here.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Today on our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, we will be reviewing and installing the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118604. Now we'll go ahead and go over the operations and how to use your 4-Pole Flat when you're ready to get on the road. It's going to be stored down here in the storage pan there in the bottom. This will keep it out of the elements when you don't have it in use. When you're ready to use it, you'll run it up and over the top of your weather seal here, where it isn't going to get cut. Go ahead and close down your trunk lid and make your connection.



Best 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best three hitch options available for our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. Now here's going to be our three hitch options available. They're all going to be class 2's and then they're all going to be an inch and a quarter by an inch and a quarter. The curt, part number C12115, the draw up type, part number 36538 and then, the hidden hitch, down here on the bottom. Which is going to be part number 90242. Now the only significant difference between the three and specifically the draw type and the hidden hitch, is that the hidden hitch is going to come with your inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter draw bar and end cap to go on the end of it. All right the curt, it's going to be very similar in the mounting features and bracket tree as a draw type and the hidden hitch.



Best 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Hitch Options

Today we'll be taking a look at the best 3 Hitch options available for our 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. Here's going to be our 3 Hitch options available. They're all going to be class twos, and then they're all going to be an inch and 1/4 by an inch and 1/4. The CURT part number C12115, the Draw-Tite part number 36538, and then the Hidden Hitch down here on the bottom, which is going to be part number 90242. The only significant difference between the 3, specifically the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch, is that the Hidden Hitch is going to come with your inch and a 1/4 by inch and a 1/4 draw bar and end cap to go on the end of it. The CURT. It's going to be very similar in the mounting features and bracketry as the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch. The only difference is, is that the plate is going to come all the way around, giving it a fully welded construction on the outer brackets of your hitch. Note that all 3 Hitches are going to have 3 plates that are going to mount when you assemble them. You're going to have the front plate here that's going to go back to the exhaust hangers, and you're going to have a bottom plate that'll lay underneath, that'll go back to the crossmember for your rear axle with another plate attached there. All 3 will have those.



Best 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Hitch Options

Today, we'll be taking a look at the best three hitch options available for our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu. Now here's going to be our three hitch options available. They're all going to be Class 2's, and then they're all going to be an inch and a quarter by and inch and a quarter. The CURT, part number C12115. The Draw-Tite, part number 36538. And then, the Hidden Hitch, down here on the bottom, which is going to be part number 90242. Now the only significant difference between the three, and specifically, the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch, is that the Hidden Hitch is going to come with your inch and a quarter by inch and a quarter draw bar and end cap to go on the end of it. The CURT, it's going to be very similar in the mounting features and bracketry as the Draw-Tite and the Hidden Hitch. The only difference is is that the plate is going to come all the way around, giving it a fully welded construction on the outer brackets of your hitch. Now note that all three hitches are going to have three plates that are going to mount when you assemble them.





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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 a roof rack for your 2012 Chevy Malibu you would want the Rhino Rack roof rack that consists of part numbers # DS126B and # DK183. With these two part numbers you would have everything you would need to complete a roof rack on your vehicle
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  • You will need to drill a 1 inch hole behind the red lenses on your 2008 Buick Enclave. The RoadMaster Tail Light Wiring Kit with Bulbs, # RM-155 uses standard # 1157 (# A1157B) automotive bulbs which measure 1.83 inches tall and 0.97 inches wide. The sockets measure 0.95 inches where they attach to the taillight housing. Roadmaster says to drill a 1 inch hole in the taillight housing behind a red lens to fit the socket. Once the bulb is inserted in the socket it requires 1/4...
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  • It is not recommended to use the smaller trunk battery to install a trailer wiring harness on a 2015 Chevy Malibu. That small battery is not rated as high as the regular battery under the hood and using it could result in the trailer wiring harness not working properly. There are different trailer wiring harnesses recommended for different models of the 2015 Malibu. For a US or Canadian model that is NOT an LTZ use # 118604. For a US model that IS an LTZ use # 118602.
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  • I checked out your Bones rack online, and the trunk lip hooks look to be similar to the hooks on all of the trunk mounted racks that we carry, so I imagine you would have trouble with any trunk mounted rack. I checked with Yakima, and the technical representative there said there should not be a problem, so it is most likely an issue with your individual vehicle, and not the rack. The Thule Helium Aero Aluminum 2 Bike Carrier, # TH9042, that you referred to would be a great...
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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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