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.
Loving it. Best upgrade for your Tacoma! Got rid of vibration and shutter. Excellent quality.
I'm very satisfied with my driveshaft it fits perfectly and has a nice paint job id highly recommend tom woods for professional custom made driveshafts.
2002 Tacoma Double Cab - issue with clunk when stopping and u joint squeaking noise. After 3 inches lift, I started getting weird vibration at around 25-30mph, I tried spacers and never worked well. I researched and found TWs, asked a bunch of questions but they answered all of them with patients. I got the drive shaft fairly quick and install was super easy and WA LA.. all vibration, clunk and it drives super smooth. I love it! great quality!!!
Fixed all my vibration problems.
I had takeoff and slow down vibrations on my 2011 tacoma after I installed my lift kit. Knowing the carrier bearing was going out and not wanting to have to deal with shimming, I decided to order a new one piece drive-shaft that eliminated the carrier all together. 20 minutes worth of work for the install and I now have a smooth riding truck again. I couldn't be happier with my service. Extremely fast shipping and a very solid driveshaft. I couldn't be happier