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.  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. 

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 116 reviews
Russell Barnes
99 Tacoma

Easy swap. Vibes gone. Check for loose transfer case output flange “companion flange”.

Sai Lee
Tom woods single piece driveshaft

Ordered Sunday , built Monday . Sent out Tuesday, received it by Friday . Happy with the one piece custom drive shaft . Runs smooth like butter . Loving it !

rodney hamilton
Well Made, fits easily, no problems

I installed the 1 piece Tacoma driveshaft to eliminate the vibrations that were occurring between 20-25 mph upon acceleration. It was a very easy fit and it did the job, no more vibrations.

Vibration Removed

This was an easy, no fuss, mod. I had take off vibes from a lift I installed for years. Carrier bearing drop didn't work. It only relocated the vibration to a different speed. I decided to install this one-piece driveshaft. Vibes gone. It's actually weird now not having any vibration, and I think I had more vibes than I previously thought. I didn't need to shim my axle to make this work and I did not need to remove my carrier bearing mounts, although the clearance is quite close. My stock Tacoma driveshaft was 2 lbs heavier than this Tom Wood shaft.

Robert B.
Awesome drive shaft

Awesome drive shaft very well made cured all my vibrations with a 6 inch fabtech lift keep up the good work and thanks