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Flat Towing Parts Needed for a 1990 Geo Tracker


I have a 1990 goe tracker 2door 4wheel drive stick shift ,can I flat tow if ?


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Your vehicle is too old for me to be able to pull up the owners manual online, but if you check the owners manual in your vehicle there should be a section about recreational towing that details whether or not your vehicle can be flat towed and all the steps needed to be taken.

For fixed arms that will always be visible at the front of the vehicle but that also cost less, use # 118-1. For base plates with removable arms but cost more use # 118-3.

Next you will need a compatible tow bar. There are a few option here as well. The Geo Tracker was not all that heavy so provided it is under 5,000 pounds you could use the Tracker, # RM-020. This is a very economical tow bar, plus it is also called the Tracker. Towing your Tracker with the Tracker. It was meant to be!

You will also need safety cables. I like the coiled cables # RM-643. The coiled design helps to keep the cables off of the ground while towing.

For lighting, the easiest solution is to use a magnetic kit such as # RM-2120. Using a magnetic kits means that you will not have to cut into the vehicle wiring for installation.

And finally, most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being flat towed. I recommend the InvisiBrake # RM-8700 because once you have it installed you will not have to mess with it again. If using this system with magnetic light you will need to ground the lights to the Geo Tracker frame instead of through its 4-Way connector. The brake system and light combination needs a substantial ground to work properly.

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