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Old 04-09-2016, 06:40 AM   #1
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Another Braking System with Ready Brake Tow Bar?

I just bought a 2016 Equinox with the V6 engine. I have been using my ReadyBrake system for my 2010 Equinox. But now with the V6 engine I don't see a route for running the cables from the front to the brake pedal. So I am looking for another option, but I want to keep my Ready Brake Tow Bar. I have several questions. Although I will still need to run a breakaway cable.

1) Will another system work with the Ready Brake tow bar? This is the most expensive part of the system.

2) What system would you recommend? I have a gasser and I don't want to put something in my floor board.
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Old 04-10-2016, 02:27 AM   #2
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Why don't you call NSA and ask them about the install. We have found them very helpful.
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Agree, before abandoning the ready brake I would do lots of investigation. Surely there is a way.

As for using another brake with the ready brute, I don't see why not. When no brake connected it's just a tow bar.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:55 AM   #4
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Raymond,

We purchased the Ready Brute Elite which included the surge brake however. We have not been able to get the cable installed in our 2015 Grand Cherokee. I purchased the Brake Buddy Vantage and use it with my tow bar and with zero problems. In fact I just returned from a trip from New Jersey to Louisiana, then over to Florida, back to Louisiana and finally returned to New Jersey. Everything worked perfectly for our maiden voyage 4000 mile trip. I could not be happier especially with the Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar.

If I ever decide to install the cable I can sell the brake buddy but again, the tow bar will work just fine if you go with another braking system. I actually called NSA before doing this and they confirmed everything would work and like I said, it did.

By the way, love them LSU Tigers. We are looking to move to Denham Springs .

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There is no reason I can think of that you can't use the ReadyBrute towbars without using the built-in ReadyBrake.
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We have a 2012 Captiva with the V-6 which I would assume is very similar to your Equinox with the V-6, in fact our's may be an even tighter fit than yours since the Captiva is a little bit smaller vehicle, but we were still able to run the cables with no problems. I'd reinvestigate running the cable before giving up on the idea. Hopefully someone who owns the latest Equinox and is using the ReadyBrute can help you out with pictures and descriptions of how they ran the cable.
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If the Equinox is similar to the V6 Colorado, the front wheel and wheel well molding has to be removed to route the cable. A call to Night Shade should confirm if the Equinox is the same.
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I did contact NSA about this and I found someone that is familiar with the ReadyBrake cable installation. The baseplate and the NSA cables are to be installed next week.
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And the answer was??? It might help someone looking to tow an Equinox.
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What is Night Shade?
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And the answer was??? It might help someone looking to tow an Equinox.
The installer says he can install the Ready Brake cables where I can use my ReadyBrute towbar the way it was designed. This is the same setup I had on my 2010 Equinox.
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Sounds like it is going to work out good for you! Glad you were able to find someone to do it. If you can post pictures after the install is done to show others how to route the cable I'm sure it would help others trying to do the same thing!
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Just did the install on a GMC Canyon. Ran the cable along the grill, with a bend back along the inside edge of the left front fender. Drilled where the fender lip meets the firewall. Came in right behind the pedal. Works perfectly.
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Glad to read a happy ending. ReadyBrake was most helpful when I changed cars also. I really like the ease of the product.
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