Toyota Tacoma Rear Drive Shaft
Single drive shaft replacement for those troublesome two piece Toyota Tacoma shafts. 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.
- 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.
Had minor vibrations that were worsened by a lift. This driveshaft fixed all of the issues I had. For me this was a much better fix than shims or carrier bearing spacers. I got a ~2” lift on my 09 TRD Off-road and was able to do the measurements and install on my own.
This was a fantastic purchase and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a lifted Tacoma (with stock gear ratios).
Add that to the easy install, great customer service, and insanely quick delivery (especially during a pandemic), and I have zero complaints.
Installed with ease. Got rid of all my Tacoma vibrations and even some I didn't even know were drive line related. Thought it was engine vibrations but gone after installing the one piece drive shaft.
All vibrations gone! It's a huge difference. My U-joints had play in them, my carrier bearing was vibrating, and the rear section of my drive shaft had become unbalanced over the years (it's a 2008 Tacoma 4x4 Off Road Edition Full Cab with over 120k miles). I had my mechanic take the measurements, eliminate the carrier bearing, and install the new driveshaft. The difference is incredible! I only wish I did it sooner. Thanks everyone at Tom Woods!!!
Staff was very helpful in the process of ordering the driveshaft and shipping was super fast! Install took about 20 minutes. If I ever need anything else driveline related I know I can rely on Tom Wood's team for future help.
For future customer reference, I have a 2007 Tacoma access cab long bed with a 6 inch Pro comp lift with All Pro expedition leaf pack on 17s and 35 inch BFG's. I needed 3 degree axle shims in order to adjust to a one piece driveshaft. I tried the carrier bearing drop kit first, then tried the proper amount of washers to find the proper angle. Once I found no luck with that I tried to properly adjust the two-piece driveshaft with the correct axle shims. Once I had no luck with this I new it was time to pull the trigger on a Woody.
Went down the rabbit hole looking for the shudder. Toyota was less than helpful. The single piece drive shaft from Tom ended the rabbit hole hunt and solved every vibration I have ever had.