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.   

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 46 reviews
1997 T100

Ordered on the seventh and it was delivered on the twelfth. Install was easy and it fit like a glove. Solved my vibration problems and I couldn't be happier with the driveshaft and service.

2008 taco

My carrier bearing was getting worn out. Not wanting to fight the two piece drive shaft battle On a lifted Tacoma I went Tom woods drive shaft. Eliminated vibrations and is much simpler to maintain in the future. Fast ship for a custom build.


After getting a suspension lift of 2” in back/ 2 1/2”, I had a shudder at take off that no shim combo solved. After being annoyed with it for some time, I ordered and installed the Tom Woods one piece ds= problem solved! It’s soooo much better now. Easy to install. In fact taking old poj two piece out was more work than installing. Btw I have a 2010 Tacoma.

2002 Tacoma vibrations.

Should have purchased a Woods shaft years ago to replace the crappy Toyota one. Cured the vibration issues, smooth running and no more carrier bearing to deal with. Don't forget the bolts!

Cured Vibration Problem

I ordered this driveshaft to address my worn out carrier bearing on my 2004 tacoma double cab. I’m glad I chose a high quality one-piece driveshaft over replacing a part that’s susceptible to premature failure after a lift has been installed. Zero problems after installing my Tom Woods driveshaft. I would recommend to anyone who has similar driveline vibrations!