Toyota Tacoma Rear Drive Shaft

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Toyota Tacoma Rear Drive Shaft

Due to nationwide shortages of drive shaft parts this shaft is out of stock until early June.

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 Spicer 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 70 reviews
Money 💰 well spent !!

I like the look and sound (quiet) no more carrier bearing squeal and vibration of the one piece drive shaft.

Top quality driveshaft and service!

Tom Woods service and quality is second to none!

Should've got it sooner

By far one of the best investments i made for my tacoma so easy to install and works wobbles from the carrier bearing!!!! love the 1 piece look

2011 Tacoma drives like new.

This drive shaft completely changed the feel of my truck. It was recommended to me by a local mechanic as far superior to the 2-piece that is the factory shaft. (It is also cheaper). It came in quickly and installed really fast at the shop. I feel like there is less lag when I drive and the truck drives amazingly. Thanks for a great product!

2014 tacoma

Fast customer service!! I ordered on Friday morning was made and shipped out Monday afternoon and had by end of the week! Awesome heavy duty shaft. Fixed my shaft problems for good! Kept taking out my carrier bearing. Worth the investment for sure!