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Old 12-26-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Tundra driveshft disconnect

I'm considering having southwest driveline in Yuma replace my 2011 4wd Toyota tundra drive shaft with a driveshaft equipped with a disconnect so I can flat tow it.

Anybody out there did this and am I asking for trouble ?

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What about the front drive shaft? Will you not need one for it also since the Toyota is not equipped with locking hubs?
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:46 PM   #3
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You have 2 driveshafts so 2 disconnects.
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:54 PM   #4
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Installed one on my 2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x4 and am VERY pleased. Disconnect only needed on rear driveshaft. Excellent device
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I have one on my 07 Tacoma that has 2 drive shafts. As stated above, only the rear will need it AND it works as advertised. I had a Tundra and searched for a disconnect for it. Couldn't find anywhere that made one for the Tundra so I sold it and bought the Tacoma.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:34 AM   #6
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I just took one off my tundra. No matter how many times I had it balanced, it always had a vibration.
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:21 AM   #7
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thanks for driveshaft feedback

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I just took one off my tundra. No matter how many times I had it balanced, it always had a vibration.
I'm curious....did you have it balanced by a shop familiar with the disconnects and balancing ? The shop in Yuma says they do lots of driveshaft disconnects and balancing and a vibration should not be a problem.

Thanks again for the feedback.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:25 AM   #8
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I actually sent it to Yuma and had it balanced and shipped back. It was not a huge vibration, but I could definitely feel it. After talking to numerous "experts" on these units, there seems to be a consensus that sometime a small vibration just exists and there really isn't a way to fix it.

I had the disconnect on a 2011 and 2014 tundra. Both had same problem.

I've since moved to a wrangler that does not need modification to be towed.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:53 PM   #9
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I took the tundra and motorhome to southwest driveline in Yuma. They built and installed a new rear driveshaft with the disconnect. Works great....smoooooooth. They seem to know exactly what they are doing.
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Glad to hear it is working well for you too! I am thankful as it also allows me to tow my vehicle of choice so effortlessly.
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Glad to hear it is working well for you too! I am thankful as it also allows me to tow my vehicle of choice so effortlessly.
Just found the thread and thought I would add my two cents. We had a drive line disconnect installed on a new (at that time) 2010 Silverado 4x2 1/2 ton by Southwest Drive Line in Yuma in 2010. We drove the truck form the Denver, CO area to Yuma and had the disconnect installed. We had made an appointment with Southwest and they installed it in a day. All of the shops in Denver said that the disconnect could not be installed on an 83" aluminum drive shaft. They are wrong. We left Southwest in Yuma hoping everything would be allright on the way home. Southwest gave us a whole bunch of phone numbers in case of a problem. There is about 20.000 to 25.000 miles on the disconnect being towed and another 25.000 being connected to the truck. There has never been an issue of any sort. I'm sure Southwest could fix any problem.

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