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.
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.
Please check out our Toyota tech page below. If you have any questions along the way, give us a call.
Watch the video below for to see how to measure, how we build, and how to install a Toyota Tacoma rear drive shaft.
Amazing quality. Amazing service. This driveshaft not only deleted the original junk carrier bearing, it also sorted out my pesky vibrations on my ‘13 DCSB. It seriously just drives, and accelerates better. I love it!
Easy to install with fresh new bolts also purchased thru Tom Woods. Can’t recommend this enough.
As most of these reviews state, it simply fixed my vibration problems. I have spent months measuring, aligning, and shimming my two piece driveshaft. Also, I have replaced several carrier bearings. I even installed the high impact center support bearing. I didn't destroy it, but the vibrations got much worse. All the money and time I spent, I could have purchased two of these. These correct the PITA vibrations. Thanks.
This driveshaft makes a huge difference and was easy to install. Tom Wood's customer service was awesome. I ordered the wrong size flange, but they made the exchange process really easy. Didnt charge me a restocking fee and even helped me get a discount on shipping. Thank you Tom Woods!
All the bad vibrations are gone seems solid
Looked for a lot of different drive shaft solutions for my 06 Tacoma before coming across Tom Woods.
The shaft was at my door within 3 days of ordering, couldn't believe how fast it came. Installation was quick and easy, and it was an instant solution to my problems. Almost too good to be true, especially at the price they are and how easy it was to install.