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Old 09-23-2008, 09:11 AM
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Default Anybody Used Tom Woods DS?

http://www.4xshaft.com/index.html

Just curious. I am tempted to use these guys to build me a front DC shaft. I have used Boulder Driveline but want to try somebody new.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:02 AM
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Just curious. I am tempted to use these guys to build me a front DC shaft. I have used Boulder Driveline but want to try somebody new.
Yessir! TW is a master! Nice guy to boot! The drive shafts on my 40 have been Woody's for quite some time. Call him up, tell him what you want, answer all his questions and get a heavy round carboard tube in a short time after. If there is any issue he will take care of it.
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They are pretty popular in the Tacoma world for guys wanting to eliminate the split DS with carrier bearing, and go with a single rear DS. Some argue that it eliminates the vibrations associated with lifting the truck.
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Eliminating the center carrier was popular since '89 with the XtraCab. It reportedly works well. You have to realign the rear pinion but using steel shims from www.4Crawler.com makes that easy.
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I need one to replace my non CV front shaft. The pinion points straight at the transfer case and I think it is the source of a lot of vibration on the Hwy when in 4wd. The Tom Woods thing seems nice because I don't even have to drive anywhwere and it shows up at my doorstep free (free shipping).

I am going to pull the front shaft and measure it up tonight... order a new one tomorrow. I may go with slightly smaller tube than stock since right now at full drop the driveshaft hits the crossmember.

I'll carry my old front as a spare.

Thanks for the input!
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gotta get those OME heavies to sag somehow eh?
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Why do you think I carry so many spares!!!! It rode nice this weekend to the holy cross trail with three people, the dog, spares, co2, bikes, bike stuff, camping stuff, tools, wood, water, and all kinda of other crap. Rode like a damn Caddy.
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my shaft used to be a woody...
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The front drive shaft in mt 40 is a Woody. If you get Toyota Trails please tell him you saw his nice ad.
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my shaft used to be a woody...
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