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.
First I would like to say that Jon went above and beyond when it came to customer service. My 1st drive shaft was shipped and UPS lost it. Jon stayed in contact with me the whole time while we dealt with trying to track it down. Jon said "I will get another one built and on it's way ASAP". Sure enough Jon is a man of his words and got a 2nd drive line built and out to me.
The 2nd drive line arrived and I installed it with no hiccups. The double cardan definitely helped eliminate the vibrations in the front, now time to address the rear. Buy another drive line from Tom's or replace the U joints.
Best part of it all, the first drive shaft did eventually show up after Jon had UPS put a trace on it, LOL!!!
Overall, I would recommend this product. Having said that, I couldn't give a 5 star. The reasons, being, when the drive shaft arrived, the cardboard box packaging had been torn open on one end and the drive shaft had scratches and places where the recent paint had been scrapped off (probably from the package being thrown into the back of the delivery truck). Yes, when you order a product, you have no control over what will happen to that product via a 3rd party delivery service, such as FedEx or UPS. However, when you order a $500 drive shaft, I would expect more than a single layer of thin cardboard protecting the drive shaft from such "expected" actions, such as being thrown into the back of a delivery truck.
With the old drive shaft, my FJ80 had a bad grinding noise coming from the front drive shaft starting at around 60 mph. With the new drive shaft, I don't hear that same grinding until I hit ~75 mph, which is plenty fast for a 25 year old rig.
Awesome build and ship times, from time of order to being delivered one week.
Driveshaft looked like a work of art!
I emailed a question for clarification on the installation and got a reply immediately with detailed response
Driveshaft functions like it should with zero vibration or noise.
Couldn’t be happier with this company, they are an example on how business should be done!
Service is awesome! Cleared up the last of the vibrations. Great product!
Bought this and it was at my door within 3 days. Very well built and beefy. I ended up not needed it like I thought it would, sent it back and had a refund the day after they received it. Awesome service.