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. 

Please click this link for some important technical information regarding these drive shafts. 

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.  Sorry, we are not able to build rear drive shafts for 2WD prerunner Toyota Tacomas. 

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  joints. 
  • Includes 8 new bolts which may be required at either end of the shaft. 

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. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 148 reviews
Brent Dever
It fixed my vibration that Tacoma’s are known for after being lifted

It was a very easy installation and it fixed the vibration problem I was having. The flush mount grease point seems to be very difficult to get to, but other than that 10 out of 10 on customer service and the quality of the product!!!

Justin Gerometta
No more shudder

Upon receipt and install of my TW drive shaft. All of the slow speed 20mph shudder is gone. Great product!!

John Bailey

Can't say enough about these guys! Easy and concise measuring instructions. Ultra-fast order processing, fabrication, and shipping (1-2 days). The new shaft easily bolted right up to my 1999 Taco and the results are nothing short of amazing! It is literally like driving a new truck as the massive drivetrain vibrations between 35-50 mph disappeared. Best money I've spent to date getting this old girl back in like-new shape after 347k miles. Bravo my friends....Bravo!

Kevin Statz
Finally Smooth Again

If you're here and reading this - just do it. It'll fix your problems. The rest of these people aren't crazy. I had all these issues too. Vibrations, horrible shudders, noises. I replaced my split driveshaft with one of these bad guys and it all went away. I love driving my truck again. My only regret is that I wish I would have done this sooner. If you're concerned that you can't do it yourself, you can. Watch the video, measure everything, read the tech info on how to properly install and maintain, and you're golden. I absolutely love this part. I'm a lifelong customer now. Thanks TW.

River E
No More Bad Vibes

I really wish I would’ve bought this earlier for my 2013 Tacoma. I fought with the vibrations from my drive shaft for about a year and a half. I replaced the carrier bearing and all the u-joints to try to fix the vibration and although it worked temporarily, I believe this is the only permanent fix. Great buy, would highly recommend!