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Old 08-31-2013, 11:47 PM   #43
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Our Isuzu Trooper 1985 Diesel has a drive shaft disconnect, and it does the job just great. deSanford
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #44
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Jeep built the last 2 wheel drive JK Wranglers in 2010 I do believe. 2011 and newer are all 4 wheel drive. We have a 11 2 door wrangler and do tow it some times, but on the trailer like we do the 13 four wheel drive Ford Escape which is not towable four down. At this point I would have to go with the drive line disconect. The pump would not be an option for me for several reasons. The disconect is way less complicated and virtually bullet proof, and probably less money then a trany pump. 2 wheel drive Wranglers are very rare as not many were built back when it was available as an option. We haven't owned a two wheel drive vehicle since 1985 other then a Corvette, which I sold this year. At times in the winters here a two wheel drive vehicle is just not very reliable due to the snow and ice. Good luck and don't sweat the small things in life.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:51 AM   #45
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I have a question for those who have the driveshaft disconnect. I have a Toyota FJ Cruiser automatic & 4x4. The owners manual states not towable, but I know there are some who do. I know Remco makes a driveshaft disconnect for it. I use my FJ for some extreme off roading & rock crawling. Is the driveshaft disconnect strong enough to use for low torque applications when needed for crawling over rocks or steep inclines, ect. ? Does anyone who has one do off roading with their vehicle?
Sorry for hijacking the thread, but it is somewhat related.
I don't trust them for st. use, let alone rock crawling. And you still have the frt. axle to deal with.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:12 AM   #46
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run with the drive shaft disconnect devices , as for the lube pumps i would not go with it .. any lose in 12V power well start a fire in around 60 miles

63 miles to be exact
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:09 AM   #47
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I have a question for those who have the driveshaft disconnect. I have a Toyota FJ Cruiser automatic & 4x4. The owners manual states not towable, but I know there are some who do. I know Remco makes a driveshaft disconnect for it. I use my FJ for some extreme off roading & rock crawling. Is the driveshaft disconnect strong enough to use for low torque applications when needed for crawling over rocks or steep inclines, ect. ? Does anyone who has one do off roading with their vehicle?
Sorry for hijacking the thread, but it is somewhat related.
I had a disconnect in my 98 Tacoma. Just sold it with 130,000 miles and lot's of off roading, some of it pretty hardcore. You do lose the double cardin joint at the center bearing but as long as your driveshaft angle is good (i.e. - you don't put a monster lift on the FJ) it isn't a problem. Never had an issue in the 15 years I owned it.
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The lube pump is designed to circulate the transmission fluid to lubricate the internal parts and keep the transmission cool. The design of the particular transmission determines whether or not running in natural causes friction. The lube pump can only reduce the friction and dissipate some of the heat. There is no guarantee that you will not sustain transmission damage over a period of time even with a pump. Also the pump must be operating while the vehicle is being towed or the transmission will literally catch fire from the heat build up. This can happen in as little as 30 miles. Therefore, you MUST also have a temperature sensor / alarm in the transmission that displays and alarms in the MH for any peace of mind. It's a 12v pump that can malfunction, have a wire short, or blow a fuse. You know Murphy's Law.

As you can tell, I am not a fan of the pumps. My suggestion would be the drive shaft disconnect if you insist on using that vehicle. The best option is obvious, get a "towable vehicle". Sounds like you have already spent a ton of money and that can't be undone. However, the cheapest fix from this point now might not be the cheapest over all. A drive shaft disconnect or another vehicle would be my only two options ...just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #49
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I don't trust them for st. use, let alone rock crawling. And you still have the frt. axle to deal with.
Transfer case in neutral for the frt axle. It's not full time 4x4.
However I am not sold on the DS disconnect either. A guess a trailer would be the safest bet. Just don't want t deal with finding a place to park a trailer at every cg that doesn't have the space. I could buy a trailer/car hauler for the same money as the towing setup for one vehicle & not be limited to just that one vehicle. Even if not racking up the miles on the odometer, you are still putting miles on the tires, axles & such. And for these off road tires that adds up to some big $$
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