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Old 03-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Im considering the Readybrake system for my 2008 HHR toad. Anyone out there with an HHR and Readybrake?? Was it a DIY ?? How complicated and does it work well? Thanks for any help you can give.
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I use a ready brake on my 07 Wrangler. Did the install myself and it works great. No reason it wouldn't work as well on your HHR
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Im considering the Readybrake system for my 2008 HHR toad. Anyone out there with an HHR and Readybrake?? Was it a DIY ?? How complicated and does it work well? Thanks for any help you can give.
My hubby DIY'd the ReadyBrute Elite towbar system (tow bar w/built-in Ready Brake). The most difficult part of the installation is routing the aircraft cable through the engine compartment. Sooooo, I'd say take a good look under your hood and determine whether you believe you can route the cable, including drilling the hole(s) in the firewall for the brake cable and the breakaway. If you have fair mechanical aptitude, you should have no problem. Our toad is a Jeep, so I don't know how the HHR engine compartment compares. Hopefully an HHR owner will see this and respond. Good luck.
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I did mine on a Dodge Grand Caravan. My cable routs around the end of the transaxle then penetrates the fire wall at the edge of the wheel well near the brake peddle. Not hard at all. send a PM if you want photos.
The blue OX base plate was more work than the ready brake.
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One of the most important things to remember is to have the cable come out as close to center in the front of the car as possible and the have the cable come in to the interior as close to the center line of the brake pedal lever.
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I installed ours and we tow a Honda Civic. Cable routing is the hardest part for me going around radiator and comming out in the center without to small a radius bend. I also bought a kit for the lights that contained diodes and wire. Routed that to the front and used a six pin connecter for a plug and tow application. Works great for me.
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