can we tow our 2007 Impala LTZ with a tow bar
asked by: jim o
You will be able to flat tow your 2007 Chevy Impala LTZ using a tow bar. You will first need to install base plate kit # 3142-1 (kit will not work on SS models).
You will then need a tow bar compatible with XL style base plates. I recommend the RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar, # RM-020. (To be able to remove the XL base plate front extensions, you will need to use Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, # RM-201.)
Next, you will need safety chains, or cables, and a light kit as required by law. For safety cables, I recommend the RoadMaster 68 inch Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables, # RM-643. For lights, there are two options. If you plan on towing the Impala infrequently, I recommend the Magnetic Towing Light Kit, # C-ATL20A. If you plan on towing the Impala often, I recommend the Tail Light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness, # 38955. I have included links to a demonstration video and an installation video for this diode kit below.
Finally, you will need to check with the manufacturer or owners manual for instructions on the proper procedure for towing your Impala because some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed.
expert reply by: Michael H
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