Toyota Tacoma Rear Drive Shaft

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Toyota Tacoma Rear Drive Shaft

Single piece drive shaft replacement for those troublesome two piece Toyota Tacoma shafts, no more carrier bearing! This double cardan style drive shaft, in addition to working better at higher angles, it also reduces the amount of complexity of the drive shaft. Less moving parts means less things to fail. If you have a lifted Tacoma, you may be experiencing the typical Tacoma drive shaft shudder. This is usually felt upon take off or at low speeds while accelerating. If that is what you are experiencing, your problem is most likely the drive shaft angles. Most of the time this shaft fixes the shudder and vibration problems created by lifting your Tacoma. Sometimes however the vibrations will persist. Because of this, we recommend that you only buy this shaft if you are experiencing problems with your stock drive shaft. If you don't have any vibration issues currently, it may be best to stick with the stock shaft. If you get a shaft from us and it does not meet your expectations, you have 30 days to return it for a refund. Overall our customers have very good success with our Toyota Tacoma drive shafts, but every once in a while our drive shaft does not fix the customer's vibration problems. 

Tacoma drive shaft lengths and flange patterns vary. In our experience there is no single standard length or flange patterns for any particular model. To ensure that you get the right thing you will need to take a couple measurements before ordering your drive shaft. You need to measure the distance from your transfer case flange to your differential flange. You will also need to measure the bolt pattern at each end. It is important that you measure the bolt pattern on each end because they are often not the same at both ends.  Sorry, we are not able to build rear drive shafts for 2WD prerunner Toyota Tacomas. 

Key product features

  • Eliminates the carrier bearing.
  • Eliminates the complexity of the two-piece stock shaft.
  • Double cardan design for smooth operation on lifted trucks. 
  • Uses 1310 series universal joints. These are the most common size of u-joint there is. Replacement joints are much easier to find than stock Toyota style joints.
  • Shaft uses 3.5" diameter DOM steel tubing. Better quality tubing than most stock Toyota shafts use. 
  • Can be built using our greaseable Goldseal universal joints or non-greaseable Spicer joints. 
  • Includes 8 new bolts which may be required at either end of the shaft. 

Please check out our Toyota tech page below. If you have any questions along the way, give us a call.

Click here for more technical information and for photos showing how to measure for the correct shaft. 

Watch the video below for to see how to measure, how we build, and how to install a Toyota Tacoma rear drive shaft. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 60 reviews
Schooma Hawaii tacoma

Had so much problems with this center support bearing, did everything, changed it 3 times... even took it in for balance at a machine shop and they told me nothing was wrong..payed money on top of I did my research and found a video on YouTube....that really changed my mind on buying it....this rear one piece drive shaft really made a huge difference (NO VIBRATION)...Much mahalo to tom woods and he's team that made it possible for me as a happy customer...thanks and have happy Easter sunday

You”ll be glad you did.

My Title says it all. Don’t wait any longer. Great product, great customer service.

Vibration gone

I have fought driveline vibration on my 2011 lifted toyotaTacoma for over two years now . Tried every single thing known to man to get the stock drive shaft to work with zero success. I finally bit the bullet and bought a custom double carden driveshaft from Tom woods and the issue just disappeared with 30 minutes of my time. Worth every penny to get rid of the troublesome two piece driveshaft that came in the truck.
Ordered one day and it was built the next then shipped out the day after that. Your transmission and differential will appreciate it.
Top level service and they’re just a phone call away. Highly recommended.

Sort Morgan

Pleasant Surprise!

It's not very often anymore that products or people exceed your expectations in a good way but, this experience DID!
The honesty of the claims on the website (if their instructions are followed) and the follow through of Quality, Shipping time and Results were really Great!
Even the included maintenance instructions are thorough and appreciated. The shaft was balanced perfectly and runs vibration free! Believe me, I am a fussy bas#@rd and this is really smooth! Thank you again for the honesty and great workmanship, your PRIDE shows!


Toyota drive shaft

I am vary happy with Tom woods drive shafts the vibration stopped and it’s built heavy duty. Wish I came to Tom woods first. 5 stars