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Driveshaft prices.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Is it nessecary to upgrade to a bigger driveshaft? I dont trust the wimpy one I got now.

    How much do or will they set you back?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    you dont trust it....why??? you aint gonna be rock crawling and such....it'll be fine. unless you are wanting a tom woods one piece to cut down on vibes.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    FearNothing321

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    dude come on its not like the motor in your truck has ungodly amount of torque that it would shatter the driveshaft. unless you want to spend money for the sake of it get a tom woods shaft. but seriously you really don't need it.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Im just used to the one piece driveshafts. And something about a 2 piece driveshaft held together with a carrier bearing and bracket... dont go will with me.

    And thats the other thing... Ive been getting bad vibrations and axle wrap lately
     
  5. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    If you are going to be in situation where you fear your driveshaft may break, then you should put your money into a transfer case or skids
     
  6. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    I have a Prerunner. No transfer case:eek:
     
  7. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    My factory driveshaft holds up to this:
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    [​IMG]
    Thats around 7000lbs in both pics. :cool:
    I've got a drive shaft carrier spacer with about 3" total of rear lift and mine is fine with vibrations as well.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    IMO, you really have nothing to worry about with the 2 piece shaft. Its plenty tough. just my $.02
     
  9. Nov 9, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    Awwww, wait 'til it looks like this:

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  10. Nov 9, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    Alright Murphy, I think you're gonna need to shed some light on how that happens!:eek::cool:
     
  13. Nov 9, 2009 at 11:44 PM
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    yes please!!
    thats awesome!
    how do i get one???
     
  14. Nov 9, 2009 at 11:48 PM
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    Okay, that's not mine... It isn't even a taco. Mine has slight candy cane stripes but no dent's yet!

    My only point was, don't change it 'til you need to. Spend money on other stuff that will protect your truck... skids, sliders, bumpers... that kind of stuff. I don't look forward to replacing mine but what you have right now will do until you need a new one like the picture.

    Edit.... But how it happens... You go up a trail and put a good dent in your drive shaft and it creates a weak point and then... twist!

    Just be careful not to bang your drive shaft!
     
  15. Nov 9, 2009 at 11:56 PM
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    Good call on that Murphy.

    If it aint broke, dont fix it! ;)
     
  16. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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  17. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    Gotchs..........*Note to self: "Don't bang your shaft"..............wait....wha?
     
  18. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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  19. Nov 10, 2009 at 2:26 PM
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    i gotta agree......let your girl do it for ya.;)
     
  20. Nov 10, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    I still recommend wrapping that sucker in 1/4" thick steel just to be safe.
     
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