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Troubleshooting Driveshaft Vibrations Diagnosing and identifying the cause of drive shaft vibrations and noises can be quite frustrating. This page will help you to follow the clues and hopefully find the source of those aggravating and worrisome drive shaft noises, vibrations, and shudders.  There are different types of drive shaft vibrations. There are angle related vibrations and there are dynamic vibrations. Angle related vibrations are caused by a u-joint running through improper angles. Dynamic vibrations are things like a bad balance, vibrations that are a product of weight and speed. I’ll go over the symptoms of each below.  Angle related. These...

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I don’t have clear answers to this question. As far as I know the answer does not exist. I’ve seen some stuff online if reference to the strength of Toyota joints but it seems that everyone on the forums is just repeating what they themselves read on a forum. Just because a bunch of people repeat something does not make it true. We have data on the strength of a 1310 series u-joint but we don’t have data on the strength of the stock Toyota. There are also a couple different sizes of Toyota joints. I’m finding sites that claim...

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At Tom Wood's we proudly support Tread Lightly and their principles for responsible land use. We encourage everyone to read more about them below then ask yourself "How can I make a positive impact when I'm enjoying the beautiful places this nation has to offer?". It is cool to care, I promise.  Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to promote responsible recreation through stewardship programs and ethics education to ensure off-roading opportunities are accessible for future generations. For over 30 years, the Tread Lightly! team, along with its members, partners and volunteers has worked together to...

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We pride ourselves on offering our customers fair and honest prices 365 days a year. Our prices are on par with the rest of the industry but our quality and service is second to none. Achieving this does not leave us any room for discounts or sales. We'd rather sell to you at a fair price every day than to artificially mark up prices only to trick you into thinking you are getting a good deal by giving you a limited time sale price. Occasionally we might have a special promotional discount but they are very rare. We do have...

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Any Tom Wood's drive shaft is fully greased before we ship it out. So initially, all you need to do is install it. Down the road however you will need to grease your drive shaft to ensure a long life. A good guideline to start with is to grease your shaft every oil change. If you go wheeling and drive through a lot of dirt or water, grease your shaft as soon as you get home. This will flush out the contaminants before they have a chance to do much harm. Any grease will do but generally we recommend a...

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