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One Piece Driveshaft

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KColoTaco, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    KColoTaco

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    Hey all I am having problems with driveline vibration. I only have a 2.5" lift but can't seem to remedy it. I have a lot of play in my center support bearing and was going to replace it. But found out they are $200.... Now I am questioning if it will really cure my vibration problem.

    I would like to hear from the people running a one piece and if they like them. How many miles do you have on them? Would you recomend it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    KColoTaco

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    day two bump, just seeing if there is any response out there....
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    After I lifted my truck I noticed the vibes were getting worse and worse..felt like the truck was going to split apart..Turned out the driveshaft was coming out of the tranny housing..ultimately I had to extend my drive shaft 2.5 inches to keep it fully housed in the tranny, now she rides smooth..My rear lift is comprised of allpro expedition leafs and 1" block thinking the pinion angle was too extreme
     
  4. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    KColoTaco

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    I am unfamilur with the prerunner, does the splined slip joint slide into the transmission on those? The slip joint on mine is behind the carrier bearing.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    KColoTaco

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    I do realize that the purpose of the rubber mount is flex but controlled flex. Mine moves with little to force applied...
     
  6. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    1 piece driveshaft will help but doesnt completely eliminate the vibes. My truck (as with all reg cabs) come standard with a 1 piece drive shaft and we still experience vibes. For a 2 piece, a carrier bearing drop will help and axle shims will help too.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    kd8awe

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    I replaced my with a Tom Wood's one piece double cardan driveshaft. I would never go back to a split driveshaft and a carrier bearing.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    Slapps74

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    I have a custom 1 piece and a 6 inch lift and my truck is a DC. It took some doing and was hard to find someone to build it. I had one guy build it and another had to rebalance and fix it, but 75-80 mph its as smooth as it ever was. If the problem wasent there before the carrier bearing started to wear I would just replace the carrier bearing and call it good. Your looking at about $450 or more for a one piece.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    Sorry OP not tryin to take your thread over but have a question is yours a DBLCB or Reg or other cause i want a tom woods but what are the specs to get it done and how much was the cost!!

    Thanks,
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  10. Apr 4, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    My truck is a DC short bed.

    Looks like the beaing from toyota is $200+ from the dealer, and a one piece is about $300 from the local driveline guys. So I'm gonna give it a go on the on piece sriveshaft, I really hope it fixes my problem.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    I have a 2007 TRD Access Cab
     
  12. Apr 4, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    i have a 07 access cab with a Tom Woods Drive Shaft too and i pull 18" of travel in the rear with no problem, no vibes or anything, great investment
     
  13. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    KColoTaco

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    So I heard some stuff about a one piece driveshaft increasing stress loads on the yokes and t-case (or transmission in your case). I take it since your long travel you would have to say that it's not been a problem. Correct?

    Nice truck!
     
  14. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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  15. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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