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Single Piece Driveshaft = Vibes....BE GONE!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ItalynStylion, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Mar 22, 2018 at 4:12 PM
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    Spintly

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    I have the 4" one piece from Tom Woods. I did have to take out the crossmember that held the carrier bushing. As long as you make a clean cut, it can be welded back in easily. The shaft was $560 shipped, which is a lot better than $800. Tom Woods customer service is awesome as they walked me through the differences between the 3.5 diameter shaft vs the 4. I have no vibes and life is good. Good luck OP, let us know how you make out. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Mar 22, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    Ok so I’m about to pull the trigger on a tw one piece and I’ve been reading through this thread, I just want to make sure I’ve got some things clear... my truck is a 2015 dcsb 4x4. I put on bilsteins all around with ome coils upfront and aal in the rear totaling a 3” lift... I put 3* shims in the rear, the carrier bearing drop at the cb and it eliminated all vibes except the take off vibes up to 20 mph. I will not be re gearing and currently have 32” tires on it... largest I’ll go is 33”. If I read correctly, the 3.5” shaft should work perfectly for me correct? Or should I still go with 4”? Also, in an earlier post, I read the calculated top safe speed with a one piece on 32” tires is just over 75 mph... occasionally I’ll do 80, has anyone had any issues going over 75?
     
  3. Mar 22, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    Did you have to cut out your cb support bracket with the 3.5?
     
  4. Mar 22, 2018 at 8:17 PM
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    Depends. What did Tom Woods give you for a maximum safe RPM specification on the shaft you are buying? How does that compare to the maximum shaft speed you calculated based on your setup and uses? Personally, I didn't want to purchase and install a driveshaft that my truck was capable of blowing up.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2018 at 8:25 PM
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    It clears it without cutting fine, but I haven't tried articulating the suspension to see how close I can get it. I haven't done any wheeling with it since the install, but I'll check it out before I do.
     
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  6. Mar 22, 2018 at 8:50 PM
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    If you never plan on running anything bigger than 33s, then go with the 3.5. I am on 285s with an icon lift at 2.5 inches in the front and 1.5 in the rear with no shims. TW told me to try it without shims and see if I have vibes. I didn't , so I have no shims in the rear. I have had my truck up to 104 with no issues, and constant 80 mph on a trip to Michigan and back with no issues as well. For me it was worth the investment, but for others, it may not be.
     
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  7. Mar 22, 2018 at 9:23 PM
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    Awesome. Thanks
     
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    Bump to a fantastic mod for lifted large wheeled tacos, Its one of those things you don't know how much better it makes things until you try.

    Just did this on my '12 4.0 4wd taco that's lifted about 5 inches and on 37's; drastically reduced driveline vibrations and start of vibes. This should be a mandatory mod for all lifted tacos!!
     

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