Toyota 4Runner Double Cardan Rear Drive Shaft

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Toyota 4runner CV Rear Drive Shaft

This is what you need if your Toyota 4 Runner 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 a rear shaft only and can be made any length you need from 35" to 50" long. If you are looking for a front shaft look here. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, give us a call. 

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 2.5" diameter .083" wall DOM steel tubing. Better quality 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.

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

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. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Andy in Minneapolis
1995 4Runner with 500k and a 2" lift

After 500,000 miles (and a fresh 2" lift) my 1995 4Runner started to vibrate over 40mph. I could hear it and feel it. With an astronomical parts & labor estimate from a local Toyota dealership, I decided to DIY. So, I called Tom Woods, immediately got in touch with a real, live human being, asked a few questions, made some quick measurements. Next thing you know, my new driveshaft made it to Minneapolis, well packaged (WITH FREE STICKERS and hardware) and ready for install. 8 bolts. Super easy. YOU CAN DO THIS. Fits perfect, and it's smooth as butter. Thanks, guys.

Solved All My Drivetrain Noise and Vibration

First time 4Runner owner (1999 SR5 4WD) and after purchasing, started getting a terrible "heavy gear" sound under load, 10-30 MPH that you could feel on the 4WD selector shaft and was loud enough to hear outside the truck. Did some looking and found rear U-Joint bad and also some minut play in the DC Joint. One shop said it was likely the transfer case. It had 234K miles. I dropped the rear driveshaft and ran on the front and the noise was gone; replacing the whole driveshaft was a no brainer.

Shawn was very helpful and I received it in 5 days. Bolted it in, and every noise and vibration was gone. 40+ years of wrenching on cars and this driveshaft was one of my best purchases; top notch fitment and quality of work. Thanks!

Thomas Humphreys
Toyota 4Runner Gear change needed double cardan

When I changed my rear gear set to a 5.29 the increased engine brake changed my diff angle down hills just enough to created a vibration from on the 2” lift. The double cardan drive shaft resolved the issue. Very well built and quick delivery.

Saroun Sam
Just another 5 star (fixed vibration and heavy shaking!)

I slowly had to avoid highways and then eventually could only go about 40mph before the shaking and vibrations just made the truck feel unsafe. I knew it was time and Tom Woods has such a good reputation in the 3rd gen community that it was a no brainer. I went with the heavier DOM. I watched a couple of YouTube ideas on how to measure and I did it with a cheap harbor freight digital caliper. I also called a couple times to ask questions and always got someone right away with lots of insight. Packaging was good and and sturdy and I’m so happy to be able to drive my 1997 4Runner again! I had 302k on original drive shaft and replaced u-joints once at 215k and greased regularly.

Scott Jennings
Silky smooth!

Now I'm asking why I waited so long... really great quality (and sticker game) is awesome! Max double lifted on 33's 2nd gen runner feels like a stock ride on the highway again! Going from a single joint to double cardan, you will need to bring up the pinion. Just get some HD adjustable RUCA's ... you need those anyway too, right!