Originally Posted by rdkng88
Does anyone have any experience with the Remco drive shaft coupling that allows for towing an automatic transmission vehicle. I want to add this to my Dodge pickup truck. Anything good or bad ?
They have been around a long time. The only thing that has changed is the sale of the rights to the disconnect to Superflow in Des Moines. They manufacture driveshaft balancing equipment and really know what they are doing. The problem is they buy the components from an assortment of outside vendors, some of whom may or may not have performed the same service for Remco. One problem in the past has been improper attachment of the coupling to the driveshaft, as well as a failure to properly balance the new assembly. Superflow seems reluctanct to ship just the coupling/slider and basket to customers, who will then be relied on to modify their existing driveshaft or provide a new one. Southwest Driveline appears to be one of the few shops capable of doing this correctly.
I have told a horror story about struggling to get one installed on my 2003 GMC Yukon last year...but finally a new driveshaft with the coupling attached arrived directly from Superflow got installed at a Camping World dealer and adjusted correctly at another Camping World dealer, after quite a struggle, extra days in a KOA and numerous phone calls to Superflow. All is well and and I am now quite happy with it. Works fine and should last a long time. Much better than relying on a lube pump.
My advice: Contact Bill at Superflow (Disconnect Division) and ask for the most experienced dealer/installer that is convenient to you. Buy the disconnect/driveshaft COMBINED WITH
installation/adjustment from that dealer. Do not try to do it yourself or go to somebody inexperienced. You could be sorry and probably will.