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Two piece stock driveshaft

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bigmooze, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Aug 31, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    bigmooze

    bigmooze [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was under my truck today, looking everything over. I noticed that the rear driveshaft is not perfectly straight as it passes from transfer case to rear diff.

    I'm wondering if this is normal.

    The path of it changes at the centre u-joint. Presumably the u-joints are designed to operate at this slight angle? That is what a u-joint does, afterall.

    Input please, thanks :)
     
  2. Aug 31, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    F.U> GUYZ
    broken mods
    normal
    do you have any vibes?
     
  3. Aug 31, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    senna

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    Totally normal, Take a look at some box type trucks as you drive around. You will see a lot of drive shafts with a carrier bearing.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    bigmooze

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    Thanks man, a vibe every now and then but nothing that concerns me too much.
     
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