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Going to a One piece Drive Shaft tomorrow

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacomafinally, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    Tacomafinally

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    Well, I've had enough of the vibrations and shuddering since my lift. I've had numerous alignments done, carrier bearing drops, and shims with no such luck. I'm sure the propper combination is out there, but quite frankly I'm tired of looking for it. I have a local shop not much more then 10 minutes away from me that has come highly recommended to me to outfit my Taco with a 1 piece. These folks actually did work for 4wheelparts back in 2005 when local Toyota dealerships had a few of their Tacomas lifted by them. 4wheelparts had one piece drive shafts put on all of them since they too were experiencing the vibes on all of the lifted Tacomas.

    I go in tomorrow morning and will pick it up later in the day. My expectations are high here so I really hope they can be met. Wish me luck!
     
  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    bjmoose

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    Details and pics after the work is done!
     
  3. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    PatHLC128

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    Curious to hear the results. I'm getting very tired of the shudder/shake I've had since my lift, and like you I've tried all the easy fixes to no avail.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:03 AM
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    Tacomafinally

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    I'll absolutely post the results and pics. Give me to about Saturday and they should be up.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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  6. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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  7. Jan 20, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    bgbdwlf

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    i would like to hear the results also
     
  8. Jan 20, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    what kinda shuddering youz guyz have in the wheel or on the floor or everywhere
     
  9. Jan 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    macgyver

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    Mine is in the floor.

    Takeoff shudder and also when I'm slowing to a stop.

    Vibration between 55-60 mph.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    mine is all in the wheel but real bad at times
    some low speed shutter....but i just added m/t so its a wash
     
  11. Jan 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    So we're going to want to know:

    Single or Double Cardan

    How did they set up the pinion angle, and what axle shims were used if any.

    Any changes at the transfer case mount

    Whether greasable zerks were supplied on the new u-joints

    How it all works out in terms of solving the problem, both at low speeds and highway speeds.

    Anything else we want him to report back to us, guys?
     
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  12. Jan 20, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    GeoTaco

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    Hey Brad, When did you lift it? you got any pics posted anywhere?
     
  13. Jan 20, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    I don't have a lifted Taco, but I had a vibration in the driveshaft of my '87 T1000 (Chevette with Pontiac badge). We took the driveshaft to a local shop and had the driveshaft dynamically balanced just like a tire shops do on their balancing equipment. Then we findled with installation, we rotated the shaft on the splines for the input shaft of the tranny which all but elimanated the vibration. Just a thought.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    sub'd
     
  15. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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  16. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    yup, I'll get all the info and report back. Driving home from work today really got me excited since my vibes were in full effect. I have the take off shudder, the 15-35 vibration and 50-65 mild vibe. It would be easier to say that I do not vibe from 40-49 :D
     
  17. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    This shudder is even worse when towing. Its almost a violent shake! Long story short Sub,d.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:58 PM
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    I am interested in the resoult of the one piece drive shaft. I have been thinking about putting one on my Taco.
     
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  19. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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