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carrier bearing solution?

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by joey34mx, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    joey34mx

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    ok guys, i have a 05 tacoma extra cab VVVVVVVV and i go through a carrier bearing every month. :confused:
    its super frustrating to hear the squeak when im driving it down the road. i have the deaver j66 bolt on leaf pack.(1 1/2 in. lift)...... all i have done to my driveshaft now is a 3/4 inch spacer.

    i understand that the lift give the driveshaft the wrong angle which shreds the bearing but my question is...

    is theyre any solution that will make my carrier bearing last more than a drive down the block? :eek:

    ive heard of getting a one piece driveshaft or having DMZ fab build a carrier bearing with a shortened driveshaft....but what really works??:confused:

    any help would be great
     
  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    Custom driveshaft could be built for your new angle.

    Axle shims may also help you out, if that hasn't been tried. You may also try a carrier bearing drop.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    thanks. do you know where i can buy these carrier bearing drops? and how big of a drop would be needed for a 1 1/2 in. lift?
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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  5. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    Drops are a bit of a feeling out process. Not only does a lift alter the height of the driveshaft, it also alters the angle at which the driveshaft passes through the carrier bearing.

    Usually you can minimize the ill effects of this by getting the shaft back pretty close to stock angles. Even with that, your carrier bearing will still wear a bit faster than normal.

    The only true solution is a custom driveshaft...going to one-piece eliminates the carrier bearing entirely.

    Toytec has shims and carrier bearing drops. Check out their stuff.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    nelson18matt

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    hit up beefed taco, he a vendor on here

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/beefed-taco/

    i have a CB drop bracket from him for my 1st gen, it's a great product and does wonders for correcting the drive shaft angle and add strength to the CB

    i am almost 100% sure he's working on a bracket for the 2nd gen

    here's a pic of the bracket for my truck

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Oct 17, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    thanks alot matt, this looks like it could work fine. i went ahead and sent a PM to beefed.
     
  8. Oct 18, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    OP, a little off topic, but you got any more pics of your front bumper?
     
  10. Oct 21, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    I have the same leaf pack, and had 2* shims put in. There was a little weird vibe before the shims but it is mostly gone now, and have never needed to replace the carrier bearing.
    I got my shims from Deaver, they are steel not aluminum like most places sell(the alum ones get bent/smashed over time)

    good luck
     
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