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Tom Woods... little help?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MY50cal, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal [OP] I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    So my carrier bearing is getting really bad. Looked around and searched for three days for a new one... lowest i could find was $200 :eek: no thanks.

    Talked to a locally recommended driveline shop to see about a one piece and the guy didn't sound very confident about making one that long. So I would rather just get a one from Tom Woods since so many people have spoken so highly of them. But I have absolutely no idea how to take the measurements to give him. Driveline is def not my strong point.

    Hopefully someone can help a guy out... chris... krooks... ?? :help:

    Oh, and I am supposed to drive to Richmond and back this weekend to move the old lady up here. A 7 1/2 hr drive one way. Think this is a bad idea?

    Any advice would be great!!
     
  2. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal [OP] I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    alright, 40 views and nobody has a clue. we'll, going to go snap a few pics and a video...
     
  3. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:18 AM
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    jackwithcorona

    jackwithcorona Well-Known Member

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    Id say its still early but that never stopped them before lol
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    MY50cal [OP] I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Thanks Krooks :)

    +1
     
  5. Aug 31, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    MY50cal [OP] I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Do you have a double cab long bed? If so, not even Tom Woods makes one for that.

    I have a Tom Woods single piece on my access cab and it solved my vibration issues. I bought it used and it was too long for some reason, so I did take it to a drive-shaft shop to have it shortened, and the guy there said that he's never seen a single piece on a Tacoma before. But he did have a lot of ones there that were longer (mostly for heavy duty trucks) and didn't mention anything about it being too long.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    What about a DC short bed?
     
  8. Aug 31, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    The drive shafts for the access cab and the DC short bed are both the same I do believe
     
  9. Aug 31, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    toku58

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    +1!! 100% agree! Do it locally. Although some people have had good results with TW shafts? Many have had bad vibration issue at higher speeds with the Tom Woods shaft. (I'm in that group)
    If I had the chance to do it again? I'd do it locally. My local shop wanted $600 for a custom shaft. (I paid $430 for the TW)
    I'd gladly pay the $600, knowing that they will work out any issues that came up.
    Besides Tom Woods was clueless about what was causing the vibration. They said "It's a hit or miss deal. Some have the vibration, and some don't".

    Just MHO!

    Good Luck!
     
  10. Aug 31, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    MY50cal

    MY50cal [OP] I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Damit! Why cant you guys just give me a straight answer ;) haha, I appreciate all the input guys. I'll go talk to the local guy's agian and see if their confidence level went up a bit. Cost and how much they are willing to trouble shoot and stand behind their work is going to be the deciding factor.

    I will keep everyone posted with the progress and end results. Again, thank you!
     
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