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Old 11-14-2015, 06:47 AM   #15
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Remco Driveshaft disconnect: 1 855 447 3626 Remco does not make base plates or tow bars. I think they resell Blue Ox. The only people who are going to add the 16 to their list are Blue Ox and Roadmaster. Demco does some baseplates but I doubt they have anything for the new Taco. The baseplate will be very different than the 15. At least my quick look at the frame mad me think that there were big changes. Reading about all the problems owners are having with many of the new vehicles makes me wonder if the Taco will have some surprises. Especially if it has anything to do with electronics. You might be the early adaptor !!!
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Old 11-14-2015, 08:48 AM   #16
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I'm still a ways out on a purchase as I will wait until Roadmaster or Blueox come out with a baseplate. I've owned a bunch of Toyota's over the years and yes like any other mfr they have their share of issues but they have always taken good care of me after the sale. Thanks for the Remco info. Very helpful.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:25 AM   #17
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So one last question to throw out there. The new Taco has keyless pushbutton start. Any issue getting the steering unlocked for towing?
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:06 AM   #18
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Good question. I will try to get a good look and do a test drive next year when the dealers have more stock. I am in no hurry. I also wonder if we will have to either pull a fuse or disconnect the battery cable? I wire mine with a separate bulb so no chance of feedback. There is so much electronic stuff on these new vehicles !!
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:58 PM   #19
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Seperate bulb is a good way to go. My Xterra is completely run by Can-Bus network as are most cars today. I used the existing bulbs and diodes without issue. I'm an electrical engineer so that stuff doesn't scare but maybe it should
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Old 11-15-2015, 01:33 PM   #20
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Can Bus can be a problem. Freightliner runs everything through that network. Even the radio. Causes lots of repair problems. I am having a problem in my Dynasty with the Jxxxx network ( just like the Can Bus). So far no one has found the cure! Very hard to diagnose.
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So an update. I was perusing the BlueOx website this morning. Lo and behold they have just released a baseplate for the 2016 Tacoma. May have to look at one now.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:43 AM   #22
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I looked at he Blue Ox instructions. They use those square nuts that you insert in the hollow frame. Very Mickey Mouse. I notice they want you to have reciprocating saw but no mention of why ?? On my 08 Taco I had to cut off some of the front frame horn. Keep us posted on any more info.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:43 AM   #23
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I looked at he Blue Ox instructions. They use those square nuts that you insert in the hollow frame. Very Mickey Mouse. I notice they want you to have reciprocating saw but no mention of why ?? On my 08 Taco I had to cut off some of the front frame horn. Keep us posted on any more info.
What's your concern with the square nuts? They used similar on the Gen 2 baseplate. Haven't heard of any issues. It does not look like you need to cut off the frame horn on the gen 3 and it looks like the only trimming you need to do is on the plastic lower valance where the connection tabs stick through. Actually looks like a pretty easy install. Way easier than the plate I put on the wife's CRV! Seriously considering buying a Tacoma. I am selling my Tundra which will leave me with two SUV's. Rather have an SUV and a pickup. Hmmm......
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I have a 2013 Tacoma with the auto. I am being told that the drive line disconnect is not needed (Remco). They say that I just need the pump. Can you call me please? 253-753-6254
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I have a 2013 Tacoma with the auto. I am being told that the drive line disconnect is not needed (Remco). They say that I just need the pump. Can you call me please? 253-753-6254
Who me? I don't have any experience with the Remco pump though I see they sell one for the 2013. I've had a disconnect on three different toads over the last 20 years. They work well but do require a squirt of wd40 from time to time. With the disconnect the trans does not turn at all. Lube pump sounds like a simple solution however I have no idea as to the reliability. Is your Tacome 2wd or 4wd?
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My Tacoma is a 4WD.
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My Tacoma is a 4WD.
So I'm going to assume you will tow with the transmission in neutral and the transfer case in 2WD as I don't think the 2013 4WD has a neutral position. I have no experience doing this using a lube pump so I really can't comment. My previous toad was a '98 Tacoma 4wd that I towed many, many miles with a driveshaft disconnect. Transmission in Park, transfer case in 2WD. I tow my current toad with the same setup (2013 Nissan Xterra 4WD). Not sure I trust the lube pump but Remco has a lot of history doing it so I'm guessing it works ok.
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You do not need a lube pump. Use the DS disconnect.
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