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Old 07-03-2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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Does 2011 Tahoe 4WD Need Remco Disconnect?

So I am new to all of this but have tried to research quite a bit and not certain of the correct answer. I do not want to waste money if the vehicle is all wrong for the task.

My 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT has a 4WD Selector on the left side of the dash that goes from 2WD - AUTO - 4WD. There is no neutral at all and I have heard that is needed to two.

I started researching and found the Remco SKU1 Driveshaft Coupler and of course when I called those guys say it works on a 2011 Tahoe.

My question is does it work just as good as if it had a factory selector switch with a NEUTRAL?

Do I have to put some type of pump in it as well?

Is it better to just buy a different vehicle than put this system together on the 2011 Tahoe when it may have added issues and cause problems over time?

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Personally I don't like drive shaft disconnect systems, I think they weaken the trucks drivetrain. Particularly if the truck is used off road or for any towing.
Is this a new kit?
I thought that Remco had sold off the drive shaft disconnect portion, of their business, to a Texas firm.
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I am not sure that this is a new kit. I called and spoke with Remco so it is still sold by them.

The truck will be used off road and to tow a trailer on occasion.
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There is no neutral at all and I have heard that is needed to tow.

I started researching and found the Remco SKU1 Driveshaft Coupler and of course when I called those guys say it works on a 2011 Tahoe.
My question is does it work just as good as if it had a factory selector switch with a NEUTRAL?
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Having a transfer case with neutral would be preferred.
You could look into swapping out the transfer case, and controller, for a unit with neutral.
But that kind of change from stock , might decrease the trucks value, unless it was a factory option that year.
Cost will be the biggest consideration, and it may be that a different truck could be cheaper in the long run.
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Hummm... if you go to the remco website, it shows that the truck is towable as is.

Did you look in the owner's manual???? There should be specific info on this subject.

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Hummm... if you go to the remco website, it shows that the truck is towable as is.

Did you look in the owner's manual???? There should be specific info on this subject.

Ron
Good question , Ron, don't know why I didn't ask it.
http://www.remcoindustries.com/Towing/Store.php

If the dash control is like the Dodge products then the " Neutral Select " is a small button the must be depressed with a ball point pen.
I guess I got distracted , when James said , there was a disconnect kit available.
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The "Remco Driveshaft Disconnect" is now a product of Superior Driveline and called the Superior Driveline Disconnect.


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if you go to the remco website, it shows that the truck is towable as is.
It also has the caveat that "Only vehicles with a two-speed transfer case can be towed four wheels down. See Owner's Manual for more details."

Read that manual!
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Put it in neutral, set parking Brake, engine on.
Turn the selector all the way to the right and hold it there for 15 seconds. If you see a little N pop up in red, then your good to go.
Turn engine off,
THEN put shifter in P

Usually if you have 2wD high and Low you will have a neutral as well
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Put it in neutral, set parking Brake, engine on.
Turn the selector all the way to the right and hold it there for 15 seconds. If you see a little N pop up in red, then your good to go.
Turn engine off,
THEN put shifter in P

Usually if you have 2wD high and Low you will have a neutral as well
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What He Said. read your owners manunal it will give you the instructions. I have the same SUV and I can put it into Neutral. No manual No problem get one off the internet
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Put it in neutral, set parking Brake, engine on.
Turn the selector all the way to the right and hold it there for 15 seconds. If you see a little N pop up in red, then your good to go.
Turn engine off,
THEN put shifter in P

Usually if you have 2wD high and Low you will have a neutral as well
Good luck
I have a 2009 Tahoe Z71 and you do not see the "N" on my selector either but.....follow the instructions above to the letter with one minor change....you must start with the selector in the 2WD position. We usually leave the Tahoe in Auto mode and IT WILL NOT go into neutral if you start from that position....only if you start from the 2WD position.
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OP,
Before going nuts trying to go to "Remco" and any other aftermarket devise, TRY READING THE OWNERS MANUAL and see what it states about flat towing behind an RV. It will SPELL IT OUT for you there. Not all these vehicles utilize the same transfer cases so, it pays to READ THE MANUAL on this stuff. Good luck.
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The Chevrolet 4x4 Tahoe is factory approved to flat tow. Details from the owner's manual of my 2009 follow. Your 2011 should have the same info in the owner's manual. Don't forget the Tahoe weighs 5,000+ pounds and you need an auxiliary braking system.

Follow the instructions in the owner's manual

The Neutral position in the transfer case is reached by turning the selector knob full clockwise against a spring loaded position. It takes 10-15 seconds to switch positions while holding the knob full clockwise. When it drops into Neutral you will hear the electric transfer case motor and the previously unseen red "N" will appear on the selector.










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Guys,

I have the manual and have read it several times and this truck comes with two different transfer cases. Mine is the "Single Speed Automatic" and as such it does not have a Neutral. The pages Motorhead-54 posted the pages that deal with the Two Speed Transfer case. Two Speed meaning 4 High and 4 Low. Those have the Neutral. The only way it shows being able to tow my truck is with the rear wheels on a dolly. I am not interested in this method however.

If I am missing something here then please let me know.
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In 2010 the 2-speed transfer case became optional on the base LT models. Standard t-case was the single speed you have. The LTZ and Z71 models had it and it was also part of the towing package.
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