Toyota CV Front Drive Shaft
This will not work for any Toyota trucks that have a solid axle swap (SAS) or a shackle reversal. If you have an (SAS) or shackle reversal please call us. Or if you have something else that is creating a unique set of problems and need a shaft with abnormally high angle, long slip, or high strength, look here and give us a call for more info.
This is what you need if your Toyota is lifted and you are experiencing vibrations due to increased angles. Also a great upgrade for Toyota that came with a stock double cardan drive shaft. This is only for vehicles with a drive shaft length of 40" or less. For shafts longer than 40", look here.
Toyota 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
- 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 2" diameter .120" wall DOM steel tubing. Better quality and thicker tubing than stock Toyota shafts use.
- Can be built using our greaseable Goldseal universal joints or non-greaseable joints.
- Includes 8 new 10mm bolts and nuts 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.
Scroll through the product photos for examples on what and how to measure.
Watch this video for a demonstration on measuring. The vehicle in the video is a Tacoma but the concept is the same for any Toyota.
So my truck has a 4" Icon Stage 3 suspension compliments of the previous owner, unfortunately it tracked horribly on the highway grabbing pavement seams and such due to uncorrected caster (-0.5 degrees). So I added Slee caster correction plates which indeed resolved that problem, but predictably resulted in horrendous front driveshaft noise at highway speeds. I tried greasing up the U joints which seemed to help a little, but not for long. Finally bit the bullet and went with Tom Woods double cardan front drive shaft, it was perfect, and great that they provided replacement bolts and nuts. Super fast turnaround and shipping, and beautiful workmanship! It's almost hard to believe how much quieter the truck drives now at highway speeds. As well, when comparing the old driveshaft to the Tom Woods driveshaft the amount of spline travel is much greater and I am sure when off-road the front axle will have more freedom to articulate. Lastly, many thanks to Shawn Woods for the above and beyond customer service, patience and understanding with my mistakes. Remember y'all - measure twice, maybe even three times, take a picture and write down the correct measurements before ordering! ;-)
Super pleased, perfect fit, quick turnaround after I broke my shaft before an event I was headed to. Ordered Friday to more door Wednesday.
I was recommended to use these guys to make a custom shaft for my FJ40 with a 2UZ build. I am using a R150 transmission, so the combination of all of this meant having a drive shaft that was only 17" long with a ride angle around 18 degrees. I have it on the truck now and so far I am happy with it, it was very cost effective and I can now find parts local if I needed to rebuild it.
Japan's Double Cardan Drive Shaft is expensive but of poor quality.
Tom Wood's shafts are cheap and top quality!
fixed most of my front end vibrations, just like the many mud reviews say it will. my only criticism would be that the flanges are just a few threads thicker than original, and in this application, don't think I can replace the stud fasteners on the output from the transfer case, so you don't get the same amount of exposed threads on the other side of the flange (I also knew this would be a possibility going it). It ships with new hardware, but for my application, I can't get the old studs out without possibly doing more harm than good. would still totally recommend to anyone trying to get rid of the death wobble. Shipping, packaging, and overall fit/finish of the drive shafts are excellent. thanks!