LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 1st Gen. Tacomas

Notices

half shaft troubles

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-22-2012, 06:42 AM   #1
04trd [OP] 04trd is offline
Senior Member
04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all
 
04trd's Avatar
Name: Matt
Joined: Dec 2009, #27696
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 736
04trd's Tacoma Gallery
half shaft troubles

hey guy i have a 2004 tacoma trd off road, i put a toytech fully adjustable front coil overs on and on the rear i put on expedition all pro 3 inch lift springs on, my question is how can i reduce the angle on the half shafts? they are pretty steep and the only thing i can think of is lowering the front of the truck down. If i do that it would look stupid,any advice would be super help full!

thanks TW!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 06:43 AM   #2
TW's Official anti body-lift pundit
TacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TacoMX's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Jonathan
Joined: Aug 2011, #62240
Location: Deltona, Florida
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,827
TacoMX's Tacoma Gallery
Front diff drop can help a lot. How high do you have the coilovers cranked to, 3''?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
04trd [OP] 04trd is offline
Senior Member
04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all
 
04trd's Avatar
Name: Matt
Joined: Dec 2009, #27696
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 736
04trd's Tacoma Gallery
i have the front diff drop installed and they are at like 2.5 inches trying to make it level to the back but the front is still lower trying to save half shafts
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:03 AM   #4
04trd [OP] 04trd is offline
Senior Member
04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all
 
04trd's Avatar
Name: Matt
Joined: Dec 2009, #27696
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 736
04trd's Tacoma Gallery
here is a pic of the half shafts, the top part tore off of the end cause i made a mistake and extended it too much with the boot slide mod. I am waitint for the about the rust, sorry guys ohio winters blow around here with all this salt! i will take care of in in spring.

The measurement from the top of the stock tire to the fender is 10 inches
the measurement from the center of the hub to the top of the fender is 24 inches.
I really think the easiest way to lower the half shaft angles is to switch the leaf springs to like an inch and a half lift spring.Any information on any other ways to lower the half shafts would be great!
Attached Thumbnails
half shaft troubles-half-shafts.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:05 AM   #5
TW's Official anti body-lift pundit
TacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacoMX is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TacoMX's Avatar
EMS: Paramedic
Name: Jonathan
Joined: Aug 2011, #62240
Location: Deltona, Florida
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,827
TacoMX's Tacoma Gallery
Your only option is to lower the lift if they are bothering you. You may just have to deal with it and replace as they wear out. Thats just a part of the game.


Not to gloat, but this is a good reason why I LOVE having manual locking hubs....No matter how bad my CV angles are...I just unlock them and I dont have to worry

And I guess swapping to manual hubs is another option, so they dont turn all the time and only when you are locked in.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:09 AM   #6
04trd [OP] 04trd is offline
Senior Member
04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all
 
04trd's Avatar
Name: Matt
Joined: Dec 2009, #27696
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 736
04trd's Tacoma Gallery
hmmm good idea! but i heard those are like $$1000
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:09 AM   #7
The Man!
JLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JLee's Avatar
Name: Jerry
Joined: Jul 2010, #40461
Location: Bay Area NorCal
Gender: Male
Posts: 14,413
JLee's Tacoma Gallery
You will never be able to get the front level with the back if you have Expos they give over 4" of lift. To get them level you would have to swap them out and lower your coils like you said. Or put about 600 to 800lbs in your bed then you would be closer to level. I have the expos on my truck and I can put 1500 to 2000lbs od steel in my bed and still have the rear about an inch high.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:10 AM   #8
04trd [OP] 04trd is offline
Senior Member
04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all
 
04trd's Avatar
Name: Matt
Joined: Dec 2009, #27696
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 736
04trd's Tacoma Gallery
and i assume those are like the fords? when u need 4x4 u get out and turn the hubs?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:11 AM   #9
If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving
colinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
colinb17's Avatar
Name: Colin
Joined: Jan 2008, #4127
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 24
Gender: Guy
Posts: 15,695
colinb17's Tacoma Gallery
it looks like your inner boot tore away from the clamp? is it actually busted, or is there some kind of illusion going on here?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:12 AM   #10
The Man!
JLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shedJLee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JLee's Avatar
Name: Jerry
Joined: Jul 2010, #40461
Location: Bay Area NorCal
Gender: Male
Posts: 14,413
JLee's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by colinb17 View Post
it looks like your inner boot tore away from the clamp? is it actually busted, or is there some kind of illusion going on here?
Boot slide mod fail.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:13 AM   #11
If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving
colinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shedcolinb17 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
colinb17's Avatar
Name: Colin
Joined: Jan 2008, #4127
Location: Houston, TX
Age: 24
Gender: Guy
Posts: 15,695
colinb17's Tacoma Gallery
lol, took it the wrong direction.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:47 AM   #12
04trd [OP] 04trd is offline
Senior Member
04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all04trd is a name known to all
 
04trd's Avatar
Name: Matt
Joined: Dec 2009, #27696
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 736
04trd's Tacoma Gallery
yea boot slide mod fail, streached it a little too far
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front half shaft play normal? iroc409 2nd Gen. Tacomas 8 08-05-2012 12:59 AM
Blower Chirp TSB...Half Yay!/Half Sadface Richard Cranium 2nd Gen. Tacomas 94 11-16-2011 07:06 AM
cv half shaft problems 04trd 1st Gen. Tacomas 1 08-13-2011 01:01 PM
Why do half say 265/75/16 rub on stock setup and half say they are fine? ezatnova Wheels & Tires 14 01-27-2011 10:12 PM
drive shaft broke in half yesterday fireturk41 1st Gen. Tacomas 22 08-17-2010 08:36 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.