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looking for a new drive shaft

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Goof757, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Goof757

    Goof757 [OP] Member

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    I am was told i need to replace my drive shaft on my 2007 tacoma offroad double cab truck. The dealer want 838 for the shaft and 100 for the ujoint.
     
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    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Have a local shop make you one.

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    I have a one piece driveshaft from Tom Wood's driveshafts waiting to go on the truck when I get a lift. I got it a long time ago when I had my '07. I had them make it for a 2" to 4" lift cause I plan on getting OME Dakars in the back. I think it was $400 for it but that was with a group buy discount. Anyways, if you get one like mine, it will be cheaper than what the dealer wants to charge you and of higher quality.:cool:
     
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    Warputer Dirt Road Inspector

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    I agree....paid 180 for a Jeep shaft & about 350 for a Bronco 2 piece shaft at a local place.
     
  5. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Just curious, who told you to replace the drive shaft and why? :confused:
     
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    i had the same problem with my DC. I just ended up trading it in on a new tacoma
     
  8. Goof757

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    i took it to a guy that does all my bug stuff. He showed me the rust and cracks in the ujoint and the driveshaft had a lot of free play in it when it is in park and some other tell tell sign like I am getting a vibration from the rear in first and second gear clicking sound when i drive real slow
     
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    brutalguyracing BIG DADDY

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    sounds like a u joint rather than a whole new shaft
     
  10. Goof757

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    i can always take it to another shop and get a second opinion
     
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    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

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    That sounds like just a ujoint or two, or three, but not a reason to get a new driveshaft
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    x2, that's exactly why I asked... seems like it'd take something drastic to call for a complete drive shaft replacement unless you're looking specifically to eliminate the carrier bearing.
     
  13. Goof757

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    I just replace my drive shaft i found a web site call toyota part source these guys are cheaper and fast check them out have everthing and very helpful
     
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    Wow, Tom Woods ... that's the third time I've heard that name in a week. I guess he's good then.
    Just pulling out the other half of my rear drive shaft. Dropped the front half off today at a drive line shop - he said he needed both halves - Duh. I'm hoping for a good price. I asked about a 1 piece and he said nope. Hangs too low, but I don't think so. Even with only a 3" lift it would be up and out of the way.
    A guy on eBay makes nice ones, but doesn't have them built yet, so I'm stuck trying to find a good alternative.
    Good luck
     
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    Did you get a second opinion ? $720 is a lot of money to pay for something you didn't need.
     
  16. Goof757

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    it was the drive it was crack the the joint on the u joint
     
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