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.
This was the best decision I made. I finally gave up trying to get my drive line to near perfect angles and still having vibes. I was told by multiple Tacoma owners to stop messing around and order a Tom Woods custom one piece. If your dealing with vibes in your drive line at take-off and various speeds. Go with Tom Woods. It wont disappoint you. Note... this is strictly for the people having said issues. If your not experiencing any vibrations or shudder. Stick with your set up. Again Money worth it and I enjoy driving my truck again.
The money I’ve spent in this driveshaft for my taco it was well spent money, every single vibration I had with the oem driveshaft now is completely gone, I’ve tried several things before but no luck until I’ve install Tom Woods driveshaft, if you lifted your taco And have vibration of any kind, I’ve highly recommend This shaft, you won’t regret it 👍👍👍👌👌
I had vibration in my drive shaft after lifting the rear of my 2011 Tacoma, when I installed new leaf springs. At first I thought it was the U joints, but after watching some videos, I determined it was the drive shaft. It immediately took out most of the vibration after installing the new Woods drive shaft, way better. I didn't realize the problems with the Tacomas with the two piece drive shaft, until after the modification. Instructions could be a little better in showing which way the shaft is installed. You want to do the front first. This enables the ability to rotate the front with the car in neutral to be able to line up the back screws. That's about the only issue I had, other than that it went in smooth as can be, and looks great.
Replaced carrier bearing twice, and all that did was made the vibration worst.Ordered my Tom Woods driveshaft for my 2014 Tacoma, easy install, and no more vibes. Drives better now than the day I bought it. Thanks Tom.
Measuring for the bolt pattern was easy, shipping was super quick and quality of the weld and the way its built is top notch. Super easy install and fixed my vibration issues. Thanks guys!!