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Drive Shaft Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by luk3, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Mar 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    I have a 2wd reg cab and I'm going to lift it 5.75 inches in the front (4in spindles and 1.75in 5100's) and 4 inches in the back (leaf pack). My friend said I might need to elongate my drive shaft. Would I need to?
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:24 AM
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    bump
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    i believe it should be fine but you will most likely have alot of vibes from that angle
     
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    You might have to...... and the reason why, is because of the slip yoke.

    Aside from the vibrations you'll have.... you might not have enough shaft penetration at the slip yoke.

    You'll have to do more research - as I've never done this on Tacomas. I've had to have custom shafts on Jeeps for the same reason.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    yeah, im not 100% sure but only reason i think it would be ok is you can get a 6" fabtech lift and theres no issues with the driveline... but being a reg cab i dunno....

    definitly worth some research
     
  6. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    Whats a slip yoke?
     
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    That's what she said.
     
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    He has a regular cab. There's no carrier bearing on them.
     
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    Gotta hate not having enough penetration!

    :rofl:
     
  13. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    I really have no idea what to do... I want to do the 5.75 in amount of lift in the front. I have seen this done on one or two double cabs. But a regular cabs drive shaft is different? Why would I get vibes? Is there any other problem? I've never seen this talked about in the forums so I don't know what to do.:eek:
     
  14. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    bad driveline angle creates vibrations cause it offsets the balance cause you get sharp bends in the joints and its different cause your truck is so much shorter than a AC or DC but i honestly think youll be fine.. you might wanna keep an eye out for other reg cab owners and see what their lifts are and ask them what they got and how it rides etc
     
  15. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    Oh I get it since I have a shorter wheel base the drive shaft angle is greater which could cause more problems:eek:
     
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    exactly, jeeps have that problem and its really bad they have to get a bunch of crap to fix their driveshaft angles but like i said, you should be fine. i would just get the bilstiens and the AAL for the rear to start off and see how you like that cause spindles from what i understand are pretty expensive.
     
  17. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    Yea I already ordered them but I want more than 4 inches so Im thinking of 5100s so I can fit 34's.
     
  18. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    your gunna have to do some cutting on your cab mounts and remove your mudflaps in the front and some other stuff id make sure you know exactly what you have to do for the lift and the tires so you dont get any unnecessary hiccups while your putting it all together and cant really stress it enough but research the crap out of everything. theres plenty of threads with good info so do a bit of searching.. and i think 33s would look fine especially on a reg cab any bigger and it will look like a tonka toy imo
     
  19. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    I have done a lot of researching. Im almost going to have a 6 inch lift and people run 35's with minimal cutting and no cab mount chop. So I think I would be golden for 34's i took off my mud flaps off anyway.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    My 09 regular cab is lifted 3" all around, it's a 4x4 though, and my lift is through add a leafs. You'll have some vibes/fun noises. Get shims for the rear right away and install them with the new leafs. Otherwise you'll have to trouble shoot as you go, and may have to get a custom driveshaft if it's too bad.
     
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