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Modified Tundra CV Shafts

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by tpusich, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Feb 9, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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    alright im a new user and ive browsed and searched through tacoma world for an hour now and havent found an answer, i just traded my 85 4runner for a 4x4 01 tacoma with a TC long travel kit. unfortunately broke something my first run out. I know that the cv shafts are special tundra ones and i am really hoping i dont have to spend 800 bucks to fix this. i havent taken it all the way apart but from the looks of it the cv shaft itself is intact, it is the bearing on the end that goes into the hub that is broken. does anybody know if it is possible to just replace that bearing that is held in by 2 C-Clips. If so, where can i buy that!

    thanks in advance for any input!
     
  2. Feb 9, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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    It's nothing special. It's literally just a factory Tundra CV axle. The only thing that's modified is the inner cv cup. You grind off the lip and replace the boot with a bates style 930 boot.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    so i just need to buy a tundra cv shaft? same year or what? then that bearing just goes back on between the C-Clips and its good. i am going to get new cv boots all around anyways because they are torn up and leaking.
     
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    You can just drive down to Toyota, or vatozone, or O'reilly, or whatever, and buy a complete CV axle for a first gen Toyota Tundra. Year doesn't matter, they are all the same, just say 2004. They are the exact same size and spline count, both inner and outer as a tacoma axle, just wider. You don't "have" to do anything with the c clips or the bearings, unless you want to rebuild it. Honestly it's easier to just replace the whole damn axle.

    To take full advantage of the travel the TC kit offers, you'll have to grind off the original boot lip off the inner CV and replace the boot.

    Take a look towards the middle of this article. It outlines the process:
    http://www.off-road.com/trucks-4x4/p...roject669.html


    Taco vs tundra:
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    Awesome thank you so much. just saved me about 600 bucks!
     
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    help please!! for a taco with manual locking hubs you need to swap the outer cv joint to the tacoma one correct?

    on mine the spline counts are different.... in the tundy shaft the spline county is 26, on the it is a 34 spline count... so i cant put my tacoma CV on the tundy cv axle?
    what am i missing....
     
  7. Oct 7, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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    i was just talking to TC about this at the off road expo. they said you needed a custom shaft, the trundra inner CV and your locking hub outer. they said they no longer offer that shaft, but said some company in Colorado sells them (cant remember the damn name :lol: )
     
  8. Oct 8, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    the company is called ORS, but you actually can get a shaft you just have to get a OEM 2001-2006 tundra axle
     
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    What year is your runner?
     
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    i sold the runner, they are going on a 98 tacoma
     
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    what? i was told it wont work if you have locking hubs.
     
  12. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    ok so i my shop took apart the axles and they are still different.
    i talked with mike from ORS just now and he said that he is looking at a stock tacoma outer and a tundra shaft and both spline counts are 34.

    my axle shop is saying my outer is 26 splines so i think im just using the wrong outers..

    i will report back.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    Spline count should be the same. Need to press the shaft out of the outer axle joint and press a tundra cv into that with a lock ring. My outer cv joint bearing was broken so I had to buy a cv for a manual locking hub tacoma and another one for a tundra
     
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    so what your saying is i need tundra inner CV joint, Tundra Axle shaft, and a tacoma manual hub outer CV joint?
    and you personally did this? just want to make sure
     
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    anyone know if there are manual locking hubs or any mods that can be made to allow for manual locking hubs on a 05+ tacoma ?
     
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