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Old 09-15-2015, 08:48 AM   #1
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driveshaft disconnect

I am thinking of a remco driveshaft disconnect to tow my 2WD Silverado does anyone have one and are there any other products on the market or is Remco my only choice?? Thx for any help Safe Travels Steve
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:27 AM   #2
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I had a Remco installed on a 2004 Nissan Pathfinder by David Massey of Driveshaft King in Dallas, TX. in 2011. Works fine for me.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:33 AM   #3
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Thanks Ive dug a little deeper on here and everybody seems happy with there's I was quoted 975.00 and 2 hr install chg? Sound about right? That is for new driveshaft. Steve
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Driveshaft disconnect

I also had a disconnect installed on a 2001 Toyota 4runner by David Massie Drive Shaft King in Dallas . It works great and have towed the 4runner about 10,000 miles behind tow different Class A's. The price seems reasonable for the drive shaft disconnect only. There are couple of other pieces you will need I would expect the total price to be $1500 to $2000 installed.
Your Truck probably has an aluminum driveshaft, you should also measure the length. A drive shaft over 70 inches requires additional work.

stevenwendy,
You do not say where you are located. There is a company in Yuma, Az that does the work also. I think the name is SouthWest Enterprize.
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Got mine from Drive Shaft King over 170,000 miles ago
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:52 PM   #6
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I've had two Remco units and the actually disconnect hub works really well. Occasionally on vehicles that are not popular, like my 2010 Nissan Frontier, there brackets that attached to the rear end to do the shifting were terrible. Luckily, they sent me two different mounts, because they were not sure which one would work, and I was able to modify it into something that was reliable.

I bought the new driveshaft so that I could replace the OEM one if necessary. The new one comes unbalanced because you have to install your own u-joints and yoke. You need to get it balanced which is relatively inexpensive. The splined unit that actually shifts the driveshaft in and out of gear can be locked into position in two spots, 180 degrees opposite of each other. When you get your driveshaft balanced, make sure they balance it in both positions. You'll understand what I mean when you look at the unit. If you don't, you can get a shake in one position and be perfect in the other.
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I owned for a number of years and it worked fine with no problems. My advice is to get a new driveshaft made and keep original for when you sell vehicle. The disconnect can be cut off other driveshaft and used on another vehicle.
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I to had david install one on my 2000 Chevy 1/2 ton what I like about him doing it he does not use the cable from remco he uses a heavy duty pot cable for a truck when you push or pull it it push and pulls every time
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