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Center bearing and U joints

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by devil1, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Feb 9, 2015 at 7:35 AM
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    devil1

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    I have done a lot of research and came up with the part numbers from spicer (dana) and that is who makes the driveline on our trucks. The parts even say Toyota on them. Now you can get them for a fraction of the cost of what the dealer sells them. I will list the exact parts I bought and they do fit perfectly. Pretty much any 1330 series parts from Dana works for 2005+.

    2nd Gen:
    Spicer 5-1330-1X U-Joint Kit
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DOI8BDS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    First gens use spicer 1310 series. I have no way to check exact fitment but all the dimension are correct.

    1st Gen:
    Spicer 211750-1X Center Bearing
    http://www.amazon.com/Spicer-211750...UTF8&qid=1423504684&sr=8-1&keywords=211750-1X

    Spicer 5-1310-1X U-Joint Kit
    http://www.amazon.com/Spicer-5-1310...F8&qid=1423505201&sr=8-3&keywords=spicer+1310
     
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  2. Feb 9, 2015 at 8:45 AM
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    From what I've heard, Dana became the OEM supplier for Tacoma driveline parts in 2005. These parts may not fit on 1st-gens. Can you be more specific? Are u-joints and center bearings an exception?
     
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  3. Feb 9, 2015 at 9:53 AM
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    Sorry I should have specified. The ones listed are for second gens. The first gens use spicer 1310 series.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM
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  5. Feb 12, 2015 at 2:38 PM
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    So I guess this info is not as useful as I thought?
     
  6. Feb 14, 2015 at 9:08 PM
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    Curious as to where you got these numbers. The second gen is not showing as a proper fit for my truck
     
  7. Feb 18, 2015 at 4:33 AM
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    Amazon is stupid. It says they don't fit but I bought the same exact ones and they fit. I got the numbers from Dana's website and by measuring
     
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    Rock Auto carries it too but you won't see it listed under the Tacoma. You can find it if you search manually or lookup a Ford truck. I don't know why automotive application guides don't show it listed for 2nd gen Tacomas

    Spicer 5-1330-1X is pretty much the same as the factory U-joint.
     
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  9. May 29, 2015 at 12:44 PM
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    I'm deep in the throes of research for a U-Joint and Center Bearing job. I'm hoping that the part #'s for the first gens are correct, because that would save me a nice chunk of change on the parts purchase.
     
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    its a Toyota truck and that's all the modifications needed
    I wonder if spicer or dana can be called to verify the proper parts?:typing:
     
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    Yup. Saw that. Not inclined to trust Amazon's opinion, though..
     
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    only way to verify is to contact the suppliers or someone who has first hand knowledge installing them on his truck
     
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    Looks like that might be me..
     
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    u have the part numbers?
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    Very first post of this thread. Gonna dig a little deeper before I take the plunge.
     
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    So. After running around town asking for answers on types of u joints, I have returned with this: The first Gen guys have a "Toyota Series" u joint, with a cap O.D. of 1.142" and width of 2.047".

    There aren't many options..
    MOOG 387 Greasable - http://www.amazon.com/Moog-387-MOOG-Universal-Joint/dp/B009HQK2V0
    Spicer 5-1510X Non Greasable - http://www.amazon.com/Spicer-51510X-5-1510X-U-Joint-Kit/dp/B000CKR6RS

    There are a few other u joints available, but Spicer and MOOG are the top tier brands in my book.

    I'm gonna take a little risk and just buy the Spicer 211750-1X center bearing. If it's wrong, I'll just return it and buy the OEM from Toyota of Dallas parts.

    Update: Just as I was about to click the "Place Order" button for the center bearing, I noticed that it "Usually ships in about 1-2 MONTHS".

    I went with Toyota of Dallas, and already have my part.
     
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