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deputysheriff

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Posted: 04/06/14 03:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone used the quick release drive shaft while towing on all fours? I've seen different advertisements relating to the quick releases but I haven't seen any feedback on them. Thanks.[emoticon]


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They work but many who've had them hate them. They're an expensive part, and the only way I'd have one would be to also have a backup plain driveshaft.
Some of the problems are installation - The cabling has to move freely. Some are environment - Gravel and sand will goof them up. Others have complained about durability.
Search "Driveshaft Disconnect" and you'll find lots of comments.


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if you mean drive shaft disconnects, I used one, hated it. got to crawl under toad to clean/grease it. mine kept popping out of sync. try one before you buy one, after jamming a rotating gear into a stationary one and hearing it grind, not a fun thing to do.
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A friend used one. He always had to carry a spare drive shaft and had many problems. Bought a different toad after a year or two so that he didn't have to put up with it anymore. Don't waste your time and money.

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Posted: 04/06/14 05:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used the Remco disconnect on a two wheel drive GMC pickup, worked fine. My brother and I installed it, so it was done right. If needed, wouldn't hesitate to do it again.


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I used a Remco disconnect for 8 years on my 95 Blazer until last year when I traded it. Not one time did it let me down, worked perfect for all those years.

I know several that use them and haven't heard a single complaint.


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I have used the Remco disconnect for 10 years on my 04 Chevy Astro van with no problems. Wouldn't hesitate to buy one again.


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Posted: 04/06/14 06:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had one for 5 years. Every 6 months I would clean it and spray with silicone lube. Worked great. You do not need a spare shaft!

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Had a remco for 3 years applied to a vehicle I already owned. It worked had issues.

I would not buy a new/used vehicle to install a remco on. Their are two many other tow compatible vehicles that do not need it.

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traveylin wrote:



I would not buy a new/used vehicle to install a remco on. Their are two many other tow compatible vehicles that do not need it.

pops


x2, its silly not to buy the right one in the first place rather than having to modify. but I repeat, anyone considering getting a drive shaft disconnect should find somebody who has one and is willing to let you engage/disengage it a few times to witness the grinding of gears and see if you think that is a good idea.
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