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Old 07-07-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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drive shaft disconnect kit for tacoma 2 wd

who makes a disconnect kit for tacoma 2wd 2012
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/docum...df/sec_2-5.pdf

Page 38 of this 39-page PDF file (excerpt from the 2012 Taco Owner's Guide) says do not tow your 2012 Taco as a dingy (behind a motorhome, for example).

Also see discussion on Tacoma World:
Can I Flat tow? - Tacoma World Forums

Of course, there are always know-it-alls that tell you do do it anyway, but Toyota says definitely not. So I wouldn't without something in writing from Toyota that says something different than the Toy Owner's guide.

So the only way to use a new Tacoma as a toad is with a car trailer that gets all four wheels off the road.
http://www.bigtextrailer.com/pdf/70dm.pdf

But if you insist on doing it anyway, you don't need a "kit". Simply disconnect the driveshaft at a U-joint, then wire it up good and snug so you don't wind up dragging the driveshaft on the road. Or better yet, disconnect the driveshaft from both U-joints and carry it in the bed of the truck until you get to where you want to use the toad.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:10 AM   #3
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Moving to campground in Maryland, I have the rear coupling removed and marked. Once there shuttles available.
The dealer where we bought the truck says OK and if anything happens they will cover it.
Thank u for getting back to me.

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http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/docum...df/sec_2-5.pdf

Page 38 of this 39-page PDF file (excerpt from the 2012 Taco Owner's Guide) says do not tow your 2012 Taco as a dingy (behind a motorhome, for example).

Also see discussion on Tacoma World:
Can I Flat tow? - Tacoma World Forums

Of course, there are always know-it-alls that tell you do do it anyway, but Toyota says definitely not. So I wouldn't without something in writing from Toyota that says something different than the Toy Owner's guide.

So the only way to use a new Tacoma as a toad is with a car trailer that gets all four wheels off the road.
http://www.bigtextrailer.com/pdf/70dm.pdf

But if you insist on doing it anyway, you don't need a "kit". Simply disconnect the driveshaft at a U-joint, then wire it up good and snug so you don't wind up dragging the driveshaft on the road. Or better yet, disconnect the driveshaft from both U-joints and carry it in the bed of the truck until you get to where you want to use the toad.
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I had a 2005 Tacoma PreRunner that had a driveshaft disconnect and towed the Tacoma for 20,000 miles without a problem. It had a cable from the disconnect to the driver side transmission tunnel that allowed for remote connecting and disconnecting of the driveshaft. Remco was bought out by Super_Flow and now sells the driveshaft disconnect. Their website is

Remco DriveShaft Coupling

Certainly much easier than removing the driveshaft each time you want to tow.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:12 PM   #5
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i decided to go with a car hauler. it will work nicely and no worries on the warranty issue.

Found a new 18ft car hauler here in michigan brand new for 2100 with electric brakes, spare tire and storage box

Thank you for your help
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We have a 1999 Tacoma 2 WD. We are going to go with the Remco driveshaft disconnect.
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We have a 1999 Tacoma 2 WD. We are going to go with the Remco driveshaft disconnect.
Good luck getting your hands on one. I have had one on order since April 30th for my Yukon 2WD. HitchSource cannot tell me when I will get it. Meanwhile I am crawling underneath and disconnecting and reconnecting the driveshaft at the differential.

We are headed for Apple Valley...Minnesota.
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I heard that REMCO was outsourcing that part now days.. Or had discontinued it but someone else was making it.

To the person who qoted the owner's manual. YES, that is true, assuming you do not modify the truck by addition of a drive shaft disconnect.

Towing with the drive shaft disconnect in the "Disconnected" osition is the same, exactly as towing with the drive shaft in the bed of the truck instead of where it belongs.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:21 PM   #9
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I heard that REMCO was outsourcing that part now days.. Or had discontinued it but someone else was making it.
Superflow bought the rights to manufacture and sell it. I heard the factory that was making one of the parts burned down earlier this year and things MIGHT be getting back to normal. It is just too bad that there is no other option available for a disconnect. No lube pump for me.
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