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Drive Shaft swap!!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ETaco23, May 10, 2008.

  1. May 10, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Hey everyone! I finally had enough with my stupid vibes, and will ordering my custom Tom Woods drive shaft this week. I cant freeken wait!! I just wanted to let ya'll know. Oh, and has anyone had any issues with them or there drive shafts? Or are there shafts really as good as they sound?
     
  2. May 10, 2008 at 2:52 PM
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    chris4x4

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    They are pretty much the most popular drive shafts arround. Post pics when you install it! :)
     
  3. May 10, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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    Will do!! I havent checked out there prices yet, but Im hoping it wont too spendy.
     
  4. May 10, 2008 at 6:47 PM
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  5. May 10, 2008 at 11:41 PM
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  6. May 16, 2008 at 7:13 PM
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    Hey there Janster! I just got my Woody today, :) But I was measuring it and it's a little shorter then what I gave them. If I tilt both joints down and then re-measure then its dead on. But I was wandering if yours or anybody elses Shaft came to them the same way?
     
  7. May 17, 2008 at 4:07 AM
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    I would assume the shaft has the slip yoke in it...... Measuring the shaft *at rest* isn't necessarily gonna tell you its too short. The shaft has a slip yoke in it which compresses and extends depending on suspension travel.

    There's gonna be some differences in measurements if the slip yoke is totally compressed or.... I didn't say *totally extended* because the slip yoke will totally separate if pulled out far enough.

    You're better off calling Tom Woods and asking him about the length. I'm not sure *at what point* he uses the measurements with the slip yoke in it.
     
  8. May 17, 2008 at 8:15 AM
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    Yeah, thanks for the reply Jan. I just figured out it was all the way compressed. So I should be ok. wish me luck!
     
  9. May 17, 2008 at 2:41 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    Good Luck!

    Picts when you're done!!!
     
  10. May 17, 2008 at 6:36 PM
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    well... I was doing the install, and things were going smooth. But when I was looking at both shafts next to eachother. I realized that the rear end flange was too big. I dont know if the new Taco's have both flanges the same size. But my rear is smaller then the front. I was kinda pissed... So I sent the shaft back and will be calling Tom up for a new one Monday. :( And, I didnt want to bother with putting the stock shaft back in, and out. So decided to just leave it out and drive my old truck for now. 90' Dodge Ram, baby blue with chrome trim and wheels, mud-t. tires, and flowmaster's. :) Just thought ide describe it....
     
  11. May 18, 2008 at 4:02 AM
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    That sucks... projects never seem to go as plannned. Atleast you got another vehicle to drive around.
     
  12. May 18, 2008 at 2:08 PM
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    Yeah, But I've desided just to put the old one back in. I cant stand not having or driving my Taco... and I dont want my truck sitting under a tree collecting sap and crap for a week.
     
  13. May 23, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    Finally got my Drive Shaft back from Tom, It should pop right in now. Cant wait to install it and get rid of my vibes. It's only been a week since I sent it back to them. And my vibes have or ready gotten worse. Well... thought I would up date you all.. I'll have pix up after install!
     
  14. May 23, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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  15. May 23, 2008 at 10:11 PM
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    It was 350 for the standard 2 joint, free shipping. But I think its ganna be well worth it...
     
  16. May 24, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    Is it ballenced? Also, if you still have some small vibes, try a 1.5* axel shim.:)
     
  17. May 24, 2008 at 10:48 AM
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    Yeah, they ballance it and grease it up, so it's ready to install. Im actually going to get started on it right now. So I'll let you guys know how it feels and drives.
     
  18. May 24, 2008 at 12:43 PM
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    well, I put it in and I was wondering if it matters if the compress and depress end is in the front or rear? they made it so that its in the front. I know the factory one wasnt like that. But any advise would really help guys!.
     
  19. May 24, 2008 at 12:56 PM
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    Just drove it! WOW, what a difference!! so freaken smooth.
     
  20. May 24, 2008 at 3:55 PM
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    Sliders, snorkel, skid plates, seat covers, TOM WOODS DRIVESHAFT, Etc.......
     
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